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Not Conscience Protections, Is Killing Women
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently claimed that a bill
protecting the right of health care workers not to be involved in
performing abortions would lead to the deaths of women:
Under this bill, when the
Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say
that women can die on the floor and health care providers do not
have to intervene if this bill is passed. Itís just appalling.
Pro-life advocates argue that Pelosi misrepresented the bill, saying
that it doesn't infringe on life-saving treatment. But it is also worth pointing out that abortion is linked to
higher death rates among women. Studies in the U.S. and Finland of
maternal death rates found that women who had abortions were more likely
to die in the years following compared to women who gave birth.
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Held Accountable for Mistakes
An Emergency Room Physician Shares Her
Lenora Berning, M.D.
Abortion is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures
in the United States, yet it is the least regulated. It is the only
elective surgical procedure that I know of in which the doctor
performing the procedure is not responsible for follow-up care, nor does
he or she take an active role in dealing with the complications. Not
only this, but the very nature of abortion clinics, which practice in
isolation from the rest of the medical community, keeps the abortion
provider free from accountability for these complications.
Those who support abortion on demand will claim that the reported
complication rate for abortions is low. They may be right. Not
necessarily because there are few complications, but because the
complications are underreported. They are underreported because there is
no accurate process in place today to quantify the harmful repercussions
of abortion. The abortion industry has successfully kept abortion and
abortionists free from the type of review, regulation, and
accountability that is an integral part of the rest of the medical
profession. Let me give you some real life examples.
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