LIFEalerts – Abortion


UK – Gender-based violence occur on unborn babies

According to a new study, published in the British Medical Journal, various countries have a skewed sex ratio at birth in favour of boys because of prenatal ‘sex selection’ and suggests that the world could lose 4.7 million girls by 2030, and as many as 22 million by 2100. The issue of gendercide warns that global population stability is at risk due to ‘cultural preferences’ for male children. Dr Fengqing Chao, lead author of the research and an advisor to the United Nations Population Division, warns that ‘Fewer than expected females in a population could result in elevated levels of antisocial behaviour and violence and may ultimately affect long-term stability and social sustainable development.’ More

USA – University Suspected of Harvesting organs from live aborted infants

Recent statements from the University of Pittsburgh indicate that one of its federally funded research projects uses organs that might have been extracted from live aborted infants. For David Daleiden and others, blood flow raises questions about cardiac activity, which in turn, raises questions about whether the fetus is alive. Dr Christina Francis, of the American Association of Pro-Life Gynecologists (AAPLOG), agreed with Daleiden. She said if the university statement says ischemia time starts after tissue collection, and that means that the baby is still alive at the time that they are harvesting the tissue. She likened the practices to those of the infamous Kermit Gosnell. “It’s horrific and does not constitute good science or compassionate medical care.” More

Russia – Physician launches Progesterone therapy for abortion regret

Russian physician Alexey Fokin started helping women reverse chemical abortion affects from mifepristone. In an email interview, Fokin explained how the calls coming in asking for help with reversal meant that this was not a rare situation among women, and since mifepristone is very affordable and easily available everywhere, women were prone to taking mifepristone very instantly, impulsively, and without strong decision. With the incoming calls for reversal, he says it meant that many more women experience wanting to turn back and save their babies. Dr Fokin launched a website in 2018 and was surprised at the amount of visitors to his website which translated the progesterone therapy into Russian, and then reached 20,000-30,000 views. He now offers this therapy for such women in Russia. More

Scotland – Mistaken pregnancy termination case before High Court

The High Court has approved a hearing of an action by a couple who claim their unborn child was aborted after they were wrongly told it had a fatal foetal abnormality. They have, in separate proceedings, taken actions for damages against Dublin private clinic, Merrion Fetal Health, five of its medical consultants and the National Maternity Hospital (NMH), to which the clinic is affiliated. Scotland’s Greater Glasgow Health Board has also joined as a defendant because its laboratory allegedly carried out some of the testing at the centre of the claims. The woman claims she had a scan at 12 weeks of her pregnancy on February 21st, 2019 which showed everything was normal. A week later, she got a phone call from one of the defendant consultants and was told that a DNA test, the Harmony Test, showed positive for a syndrome known as Trisomy 18 which results in abnormalities in babies.

A further scan was carried out and it was normal but the woman was then advised to undergo a test on the placenta known as Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) which was sent to the Glasgow laboratory. She claims her consultant advised the pregnancy was non-viable and there was no point in waiting for a full analysis of the results. This is known as the Karyotype test which examines all the chromosomes inside cells for anything unusual. She says she relied totally on this advice and the termination was carried out on March 14th 2019 in the clinic. Subsequently, she claims, the full Karyotype analysis was provided to her and, she says, showed her unborn child did not have Trisomy 18 and was a normal healthy baby boy. More

USA – Pro-abortion medical organisation should update claims on fetal pain

A researcher is calling on the pro-abortion American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to update its information concerning fetal pain to bring it in line with current research. ACOG currently relies on outdated research to claim that preborn children are incapable of feeling pain until “at least 24 weeks” (6 months). John Bockmann was working on his master’s thesis for a military physician’s assistant (PA) program, and decided to research fetal pain. This led him to British professor Stuart Derbyshire, an abortion supporter, whose work in a New York Times article seemed to contradict his earlier research on fetal pain. So, Bockmann reached out to Derbyshire as a friend instead of with anger or hostility, the two men were able to do important scientific research. While Derbyshire still supports legal abortion, he has since changed his mind on fetal pain. Their partnership led to the ground-breaking new research proving that preborn children can feel pain by 12 weeks (3 months). Researcher calls on ACOG to update, Study, About the Researcher.