Abortionist Admits Abortion Bans “Do Not Outlaw Care for Ectopic Pregnancies”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 29, 2022   |   8:07PM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood abortionist Bhavik Kumar admitted Thursday to Congress that pro-life laws do not ban care for women suffering from ectopic pregnancies.

Kumar is the medical director for primary and trans care for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and a former Texas abortionist. His testimony confirmed what doctors and pro-life leaders have been saying for months to refute lies and misinformation about pro-life laws.

Testifying in front of the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee, Kumar confirmed that abortion bans do not ban ectopic pregnancy care, according to a video that SBA Pro-Life America shared on Twitter.

“To date and to my knowledge, there are no laws that outlaw care for ectopic pregnancies,” he told lawmakers.

Pro-life laws that ban abortions clearly state that care for ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages and abortions in cases where the mother’s life is at risk, such as an ectopic pregnancy, are allowed. And pro-life leaders, lawmakers, doctors and others have confirmed this over and over again. Yet, Democrat politicians and abortion activists continue to insist that the laws are unclear.

“Zero (0) states prevent doctors from providing care for ectopic pregnancies. We’ve been saying this for months,” SBA Pro-Life America responded to Kumar’s testimony. “But now that a Planned Parenthood abortionist has testified to this fact in front of Congress, maybe the media will pay attention?”

Although Kumar did not admit it outright, he basically confirmed that misunderstandings about the law – largely the fault of misinformation promoted by the pro-abortion movement – are to blame for the few reports of women allegedly being denied care.

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“What we’ve seen in Texas because these laws are written by politicians and sometimes don’t make sense and are difficult to grapple with and understand by physicians who are practicing medicine, we have seen people denied access to that care and have actually seen somebody in Texas who left the state to get care for her ectopic pregnancy,” Kumar said, according to Fox News.

“So it’s very possible” that women have been denied care for ectopic pregnancies, he said. “It depends on which health care provider you see, which clinic or hospital you may go to because we’re interpreting these laws in real-time by physicians.”

All pro-life laws allow treatment for ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages and abortions when the mother’s life is at risk, and other doctors confirm this.

Dr. John Bruchalski, a pro-life OB-GYN in Virginia and former abortionist, recently said abortion bans do not stop doctors from providing essential medical care to women.

“The Dobbs decision does not affect treatment for miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies,” he wrote. “It effects elective abortions. They are two different things. We are in a war of words and definitions … and hearts.”

Daniel Gump, a technical writer, software developer and pro-life advocate, recently conducted an in-depth analysis of state abortion laws to check abortion activists’ claims about ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage treatments. His research, which attorneys have verified, found wide-spread explicit exceptions in abortion bans that allow for these medical treatments.

When it comes to miscarriages, Gump said laws that ban or restrict abortion only “apply when the unborn child is alive during the act (induced abortion), but often those outside the medical industry erroneously conflate similar procedures performed after the unborn child has already died of a miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) …”

Much like with miscarriages, “ectopic pregnancies are not treated with induced abortions, but often those outside the medical industry erroneously conflate the two,” according to his research.

A fact check from the Charlotte Lozier Institute came to the same conclusions, with researchers pointing out that pro-life laws protect both mom and baby and “pregnant women’s lives are protected in all states.”

Dr. Christina Francis, head of the American Association of Pro-Life OB-GYNs, said much the same in a previous interview.

“I’ve never needed to perform an elective abortion, and yet I’ve been able to take care of women with ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages throughout my career,” she said.