LIFEalerts – Abortion


World – Abortion by telehealth increases risks of complications for women

England, Scotland, and Wales have allowed ‘at-home’ abortions during the coronavirus pandemic and a similar policy is to be implemented in Northern Ireland. Recent reports and request for data documents show there are major concerns with this policy. A recent Sky News documentary on the scheme stated, “5% of women who have at-home abortions will suffer complications that may need follow-up treatment or surgery”. Such complications present an even greater threat to women in rural areas where access to emergency healthcare is more challenging. In England, 86% of women expressed concern about the risk abortion coercion, and 83% were concerned about abortion pills being falsely obtained for another person. Similar polling results manifested in Scotland. Majority of GPs remain anxious about it as well. More

USA – Double-talk on abortion helps no one

Dr Christina Francis, a practising obstetrician-gynaecologist in association with of the American Association of Pro-Life OB/GYNs, calls the pro-abortion lobby’s, Women’s Health Protection Act, doublespeak that endangers women and children. The Act comes as a response to the Supreme Court’s announcement of taking up a case that challenges the core tenets of Roe v. Wade. Dr Francis explains that even with advancements in medical science, preterm birth continues to plague modern society, resulting in more than 3 million infant deaths worldwide each year. And abortions are driving that number up. Preterm birth risk increases by 30% for women who previously had surgical abortions and if they had two the risk increases nearly 90%.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, the overwhelming majority of abortions in the U.S. are performed for socioeconomic and not medical reasons. Even so, pro-choice advocates pretend that abortion and women’s health are one and the same. They are not, and in fact, there are thousands of cases each year of abortions causing lasting damage to a woman’s health. The Women’s Health Protection Act seeks to eliminate nearly all state laws regulating abortion. Dr Francis calls for honesty regarding the health risks associated with abortion and for abortion advocates to stop hiding behind doublespeak, like “women’s health” or “reproductive choice,” that is doing active harm to both women and children. More

Spain – Medical Council rejects abortion amendment law

The General Council of Official Medical Colleges (CGCOM) responded to proposed changes to Spain’s abortion law, which would in effect force physicians to perform abortions and nullify conscientious objection. The medical body said it is illegal and unjust to force the conscience of physicians in order to expand physician availability on abortions in all communities. This came two weeks after the European Parliament adopted a report seeking to redefine conscientious objection as a “denial of medical care.” More

UK – Experts call for policy changes in abortion

In the UK current abortion policy allows abortion up to 24 weeks. A group of experts in a new book called “Missing Millions” are calling for changes to the current abortion policy citing evidence that show the unborn baby can feel pain from as early as 12 weeks. Dr. Maureen Condic, Ph.D., an associate professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah, testified before Congress concerning fetal pain, and explained that the spinal reflex is the “neural circuitry responsible for the most primitive response to pain.” By 12-18 weeks, the preborn child is “capable of mature pain perception,” she explained. Foetologist Albert Iiley of the University of Auckland confirmed this, saying that the spinal reflexes are developed enough for the preborn baby to feel pain just 56 days — eight weeks — after fertilization. As the facts about fetal pain grow, it is crucial to start re-examining outdated policies that don’t align with current research and to begin passing laws that prohibit abortion — not only due to pain, but to protect a baby’s life at all stages of development. More