US: 30,000 Doctors say abortion is never medically necessary to save a mother's life

Medical leaders representing more than 30,000 American doctors said intentionally killing an unborn baby in an abortion is never necessary to save a mother’s life. In a letter published at The Public Discourse, leaders of the American College of Paediatricians, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and other medical groups explained their support of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Pro-abortion politicians said the bill was an attack on “women’s healthcare.” These pro-life doctors rightly responded, “Abortion treats no disease. Pregnancy is not a disease, and deliberately killing the unborn child, by abortion, is not healthcare.” An abortion - “the guarantee of a dead baby” – is never necessary in the rare cases when a mother’s life is in jeopardy late in her pregnancy.

They went on to explain further:

“After 20 weeks fertilisation age, it is never necessary to intentionally kill the fetal human being in order to save a woman’s life. In cases where the mother’s life actually is in danger in the latter half of pregnancy, there is not time for an abortion, because an abortion typically is a two to three-day process. Instead, immediate delivery is needed in these situations, and can be done in a medically appropriate way (labour induction or C-section) by the woman’s own physician. We can, and do, save the life of the mother through delivery of an intact infant in a hospital where both the mother and her newborn can receive the care that they need. There is no medical reason to intentionally kill that fetal human being through an inhumane abortion procedure, e.g. dismembering a living human being capable of feeling pain, or saline induction which burns off the skin, or feticide with subsequent induction."

The doctors went on to say, “There is no scientific or legal reason to distinguish between human beings born after an attempted abortion and human beings born after attempted live birth. These same principles apply in cases in which the human being in utero has a disability or has been given a life-limiting diagnosis, such as anencephaly. Human beings who are disabled at birth deserve the same respect and dignity afforded to able-bodied children at similar gestational ages.”

Abortion is never medically necessary under any circumstances. The medical leaders promoted perinatal hospice as a life-affirming, compassionate option for babies with life-limiting conditions, “Perinatal hospice provides optimal care for the mother, honours the life of her child and allows the family the opportunity to acknowledge, love, and mourn its newest member.”

There is always a more humane, compassionate and caring answer than abortion. Precious Life will continue to fight and pray to keep abortion not only illegal in Northern Ireland but unthinkable. Real healthcare saves lives. Real compassion doesn't kill!  

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