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Abortion training counselor claims parenting and abortion are morally equivalent

Posted in Abortion Training, Abortionist, University o California San Francisco (UCSF) with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2019 by saynsumthn

Image: Alissa Perrucci all pregnancy options are moral

video presented by abortion counselor Alissa Perrucci, Phd, MPH, who describes herself as “shepherding the counseling revolution,” presents as normal the idea that there is no moral distinction between parenting a child and ending a child’s life in an abortion. The video, “Decision Counseling for Positive Pregnancy Test Results,” was uploaded as part of training modules from Innovating Education, a project of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Bixby trains abortion providers though its Ryan Residency Training Program.

Alissa Perrucci claims all pregnancy options are moral

Perrucci is a Counseling and Administrative Manager at the Women’s Options Center, an abortion facility within San Francisco General Hospital. She admitted to All-Options, “Our clinic is the safety net clinic for Northern and Central California, accepting Medi-Cal as full payment to 24 weeks….”  In her book, Perrucci claims that being an abortion counselor brings her joy, “when women are walking toward the exit after their abortions….”

In the video, Perrucci states that in the decision between abortion and parenting, one “pregnancy decision is not more moral than another.” Of the woman contemplating her choices, which include abortion, Perrucci says, “She is a good person making a moral decision about herself,” adding, “The patient has the answer for her dilemma.”

 

Perrucci goes on to suggest that abortion counselors should give “accurate information.”

But, she adds, “In this context – in helping people make pregnancy decisions – I want you to suspend that assumption that you have the answer and let the patient find that for herself.”

Alissa Perrucci on abortion counseling

She tells her audience that in pregnancy counseling, abortion counselors should “take a step back from professional mode.”

“In this context, when guiding people through pregnancy decision making, you actually don’t have the answer. Nor are you obligated to find it out for the patient. Remember that she has the answer.”

Perrucci offers two examples (seen below) when delivering the news of “a positive pregnancy test result” to a pregnant client. Calling it a “closed ended question,” Perrucci draws the attention of her audience to the statement on the left, pointing out that using the term “baby” isn’t a good idea….

Alissa Perrucci on positive pregnancy test result

“The thing you want to look at and analyze is the use of the word keep and the use of the word baby. In this scenario, the counselor or the person delivering the pregnancy test result has decided to use the word baby, maybe without knowing if that’s how the patient refers to the pregnancy.”

“…I want you to think a little more deeply about what it means to use the word keepand what that might imply in terms of the opposite.”

READ: Former Planned Parenthood worker: ‘We were told not to say baby’

When addressing the “Three pregnancy options: Abortion, Adoption, and Parenting,” the abortion counselor states, “We want to examine our language. So, we want to pay attention to – are we using the word – abortion? Or, are we finding different ways to say abortion?”

“Its not that you can’t use different words, a lot of people say termination, a lot of people say procedure, and I think it’s very interesting to pay attention to whether you’re avoiding saying certain words and what that communicates to our patients, and what that might be contributing to in terms of stigma on any particular option.”

Alissa Perrucci on three pregnancy options

What’s interesting is that Perrucci appears to avoid mentioning the baby when discussing the abortion option. She is okay bringing up the baby when discussing adoption, however: “Make an adoption plan or place the baby for adoption. Place the child for adoption.”

While Perrucci is concerned about “misinformation” surrounding abortion, her suggested description of abortion leaves much to be desired. She characterizes early abortion as “gentle suction” which “empties the uterus.”

Yet, at the same time, she says, “In your descriptions, it’s going to be really important that you define medical terms or any kind of terminology that the patient might not understand. So that you’re really ensuring comprehension.”

To recap: When discussing a “pregnancy” avoid terms like baby but be sure to “define medical terms” when discussing abortion… hmm….

Alissa Perrucci on describing abortion

In the video below, former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino describes a first trimester aspiration abortion:

 

Those in the abortion industry actually patronize women by refusing to give them factual and straightforward information. Withholding accurate information about fetal development and what abortion really does, does nothing to help women make “moral decisions.” What it does is help the profitable abortion industry remain profitable.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Abortion groups tell women to lie about abortion pill, claim miscarriage

Posted in Abortion pill, Abortion Pills Illegal, DANCO, Packard Foundation, Self Managed Abortion, self-managed abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2019 by saynsumthn

abortion pill

Just as abortion supporters rage over new pro-life laws in Georgia and Alabama, claiming that women could be investigated for miscarriages, comes proof that abortion supporters are actually advising women who experience complications from illegal use of the abortion pill to lie to health care providers and say they had miscarriages.

Currently, abortion insiders, many with ties to abortion pill manufacturer Danco, are pushing for expansion of the abortion pill, despite thousands of adverse effects and two dozen deaths. The abortion pill regimen consists of two drugs: Mifepristone  (or Mifeprex) and Misoprostol. The FDA has warned women against purchasing these dangerous pills online.

Dr. Daniel Grossman, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco, who also teaches abortion allegedly told a reporter at The Atlantic that if women using these [self-managed abortion] regimens experience heavy bleeding or some other complication, they are generally advised to go to a hospital and say they had a miscarriage.

Grossman is behind clinical trials to expand the abortion pill for pharmacy dispension and is calling to remove important safety requirements put in place by the FDA, called REMS. This comes as no surprise, as one of the major original investors of abortion pill manufacturer Danco — The Packard Foundation — has funded other Grossman-authored studies. In other words, those behind the studies attempting to do away with FDA safety requirements for the abortion pill stand to gain a significant amount of money if those requirements are removed.

Image: Packard Foundation invested in abortion pill manufacturer DANCO (Image: David and Lucile Packard Foundation )

Packard Foundation invested in abortion pill manufacturer DANCO (Image: David and Lucile Packard Foundation )


If you think you might have a complication you should go to a doctor immediately. If you live in a place where abortion is a crime and you don’t have a doctor you trust, you can still access medical care. You do not have to tell the medical staff that you tried to induce an abortion; you can tell them that you had a spontaneous miscarriage. Doctors have the obligation to help in all cases and know how to handle a miscarriage.
The international abortion organization, Women on Web, advises women on its website to present to the ER and claim they are having a miscarriage if they experience complications from the abortion pill in a country where taking the drug is illegal:

The symptoms of a miscarriage and an abortion with pills are exactly the same and the doctor will not be able to see or test for any evidence of an abortion, as long as the pills have completely dissolved. 

Women on Web advises women lie about illegal abortion pill emergencies say miscarriage (accessed 5/14/2019)

According to a report from The Atlantic, Women on Web’s founder, Rebecca Gomperts, launched the site Aid Access to sell the abortion pill online, against FDA requirements. The FDA recently issued Aid Access a warning letter to cease its illegal activity. Last week, over 100 lawmakers sent a letter to the FDA, asking it to continue to monitor and crack down on dangerous websites like Aid Access.

But that has not stopped other proponents of self-managed abortion, who seem set on placing women in harm’s way. The website Plan C, founded in 2015 by Francine Coeytaux and Elisa Wells, tells women, “Those who choose to self-manage their abortion have no obligation to report that they have used misoprostol and there is no way it can be detected in the body, even if a blood test is taken. Scientists have found that there is no noticeable difference between a naturally occurring miscarriage and the bleeding that happens after taking misoprostol.”

Plan C Website FAQ where get

Then, if something goes wrong (and it most likely will), the Plan C website, which is under the fiscal sponsorship of the National Women’s Health Network, advises women to present to the emergency room or other health care offices and simply claim they are experiencing a miscarriage.

PlanC website tells women aborting to present with Miscarriage, accessed 5/14/2019

Live Action News previously reported how abortion organization, Reproaction, purchased over $4,000 in ads to promote a push for self-managed abortion — something unapproved by the FDA. Reproaction also advises women to seek care by lying about their abortions.

A webinar published in 2018 states in part that women “need information to reduce the risk of arrest… what the signs of a complication are and most importantly what to say if one needs to go to the doctor…. [T]he symptoms of an abortion with pills and miscarriage are exactly the same and the treatment for any kind of complication is exactly the same…. It’s important for people to understand there’s no test for these pills in blood or urine so if they present with a miscarriage they can get the healthcare that they need….”

tweet from “Helen Bolton” — whose profile implies that he or she is with organized abortion groups “ and ” — reiterates the deception being proposed: “Misoprostol is basically OTC in a lot of the world and is regularly used to self-manage abortions in places where it’s illegal. Even with complications, the patient looks like they had a miscarriage, so people can go to a hospital (provided miscarriages aren’t investigated).”

Abortion supporter advises women lie about illegal abortion pill emergencies say miscarriage (Image: Twitter)

Others have made similar suggestions.

Abortion supporter advises women lie about illegal abortion pill emergencies say miscarriage (Image: Twitter)

FDA warns women: “Do Not Buy Mifeprex Over the Internet.

FDA warns consumers to not buy abortion pills over the internet

The FDA adds, “You should not buy Mifeprex over the Internet because you will bypass important safeguards designed to protect your health (and the health of others). Mifeprex has special safety restrictions on how it is distributed to the public. Also, drugs purchased from foreign Internet sources are not the FDA-approved versions of the drugs, and they are not subject to FDA-regulated manufacturing controls or FDA inspection of manufacturing facilities.”

According to the FDA’s adverse effects reports through 2018, there have been reports of 24 deaths associated with Mifeprex since the product was approved in September 2000, as well as 4,200 reported adverse effects, including hospitalization and other serious complications.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Group vows to defy FDA, continues dispensing abortion pills illegally

Posted in Abortion pill, Abortion Pill Connections, Abortion Pill Horrors, Abortion Pills Illegal, DANCO, FDA, Illegal abortion, Population Control with tags , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2019 by saynsumthn

abortion pill

Just days after 100 lawmakers sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — which oversees drug safety — requesting that the FDA monitor abortion group Aid Access for illegally dispensing abortion pills, Aid Access announced its intent to defy the FDA’s warnings to “immediately cease” dispension of the drugs.

Aid Access founder Rebecca Gomperts published her response on Aid Access’s website as well as on Women on Waves, another organization Gomperts founded in 1999. Gomperts claims, “Last year, I prescribed 2,581 medical abortions out of 11,108 women who consulted me.”

Gomperts states in part:

On March 8, 2019, I received a letter from the FDA ordering my new (since 2018) organization, Aid Access, to stop providing telemedical abortion services to women who cannot otherwise access safe abortions because of costs, domestic violence, distance, or other reasons, and who do not have access to other doctors willing or able to prescribe misoprostol and mifepristone.

This letter was applauded by Republican members of Congress, of whom 92 percent are male.

But I will not be deterred. When U.S. women seeking to terminate their pregnancies prior to 9 weeks consult me, I will not turn them away. I will continue to protect the human and constitutional right of my patients to access safe abortion services.

Notably, the Congressional letter was signed by a number of women in Congress, including Reps. Martha Roby, Carol D. Miller, Virginia Foxx, Liz Cheney, Ann Wagner, Jenniffer González Colón, Debbie Lesko, and several medical doctors who also serve in the House of Representatives, among many others.

Rebecca Gomperts founder of Aid Access defiant to offer illegal abortion pills online

In a statement to Live Action News, the FDA wrote:

As noted in the FDA warning letter to AidAccess issued on March 8, 2019, failure to correct the violations of the law may result in FDA regulatory action, including seizure or injunction, without further notice. We cannot comment on a potential future action at this time, but we remain very concerned about the sale of unapproved mifepristone for medical termination of early pregnancy on the Internet, because this bypasses important safeguards designed to protect women’s health. Unapproved drugs purchased from foreign internet sources are not the FDA-approved versions of the drugs, and therefore, they are not subject to FDA-regulated manufacturing controls or FDA inspection of manufacturing facilities. Drugs that have circumvented regulatory safeguards may be contaminated, counterfeit, contain varying amounts of active ingredients, or contain different ingredients altogether.

The statement went on to say that “The FDA’s regulation and oversight of the drug approval process and drug distribution helps to protect patients by applying rigorous scientific and safety standards, requiring labeling review for accuracy and completeness, and working to ensure that counterfeit and unsafe medicines do not enter the U.S. drug supply. When these requirements are not met, FDA can step in to help protect consumers.” The FDA reiterated that it has warned AidAccess.org and Rablon that they are in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for causing the introduction of unapproved new drugs into U.S. commerce.

Drugs are tightly regulated by the FDA for a reason, and under current requirements, the abortion pill — also known as Mifeprex or Mifepristone — is only permitted to be dispensed in hospitals or clinics by medical personal who are approved prescribers of the pill. FDA placed Mifeprex under a tighter regulatory system known by the acronym REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy), “a safety strategy to manage a known or potential serious risk associated with a medicine and to enable patients to have continued access to such medicines by managing their safe use.”

Under the Mifepristone REMS Program, the FDA states, “Mifeprex and the approved generic version of Mifeprex” may:

  • [O]nly be supplied directly to healthcare providers who are certified to prescribe the drug product and who meet certain qualifications.
  • [T]he products are only available to be dispensed in certain healthcare settings, specifically, clinics, medical offices and hospitals, by or under the supervision of a certified prescriber.
  • They are not available in retail pharmacies and are not legally available over the Internet.

The FDA has warned women against purchasing these dangerous pills online: “Do Not Buy Mifeprex Over the Internet.

FDA warns consumers to not buy abortion pills over the internet

The FDA adds, “You should not buy Mifeprex over the Internet because you will bypass important safeguards designed to protect your health (and the health of others). Mifeprex has special safety restrictions on how it is distributed to the public. Also, drugs purchased from foreign Internet sources are not the FDA-approved versions of the drugs, and they are not subject to FDA-regulated manufacturing controls or FDA inspection of manufacturing facilities.”

READ: AWFUL: Abortion groups tell women to lie about abortion pill, claim miscarriage

Weeks ago, the FDA updated its adverse events report through 2018, documenting “24 deaths of women associated with Mifeprex since the product was approved in September 2000….” The FDA also noted at least 4,200 additional adverse effects. Under 2016 changes, the drug’s manufacturer, Dancono longer has to report non-fatal adverse effects, so we can only imagine what the number really is.

Abortion Pill Deaths December 2018

Dec 2018 abortion pill deaths FDA

Live Action News previously documented a larger push by pro-abortion organizations to lift the FDA’s REMS requirements, to expand abortion pill dispension to mail order and online sales, via self-managed abortions. And we also documented the secretive history of Danco’s investors, which include organizations such as the Packard Foundation and other abortion philanthropists, who appear to stand to gain financially from a broad abortion pill expansion. The original drug, Mifeprex, was approved in 2000 after being brought to the U.S. by the eugenics-founded Population Council.

The defiance by Aid Access comes on the heels of multiple pro-life bills being passed in several states. Pro-abortion organizations, who used to claim that self-abortions injure and even kill women, now appear willing to place them in harm’s way. In addition, when these same women experience serious complications from these dangerous pills, they are instructed to present to the ER and lie, claiming they had a miscarriage. Ironically, while the abortion lobby shows support to Aid Access, they simultaneously want to discredit the science behind abortion pill reversal.

Editor’s Note 5/17/19: This article was edited to include a statement from the FDA.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Does abortion impact future pregnancies what are the risks?

Posted in Abortion, Abortion and infertility, Abortion clinic, Abortion complication, Abortion Consent form, abortion facility, Abortion future pregnancies, abortion risks, Infant Mortality, infertility, Maternal Mortality, Pregnancy risks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2019 by saynsumthn

It’s no myth: Studies, documents say abortion can cause infertility, miscarriage

miscarriage, infant loss

Can abortion negatively affect future pregnancies or possibly even contribute to infertility? Conflicting claims abound. While some, like one author at Yahoo.com, believe any potential negative effects on future fertility caused by abortion are just a “prevailing myth,” multiple studies say otherwise. And women deserve to know this.

Karen Fratti, the Yahoo! author, has tweeted her support of abortion, and chose to pepper her article with images of Planned Parenthood tweets. She also tipped her hand when she referred to pro-lifers as “anti-choice,” and dismissed the abortion-breast cancer link (which even a pro-choice filmmaker found compelling) without citing an ounce of proof. Fratti concluded:

“[…T]here have been no studies that show having an abortion, whether it is a surgical or medical abortion, will negatively affect your chances of getting pregnant later on in life…. As long as abortion remains legal and safe going forward, a woman’s future fertility will most likely not be affected whatsoever.”

Image: Karen Fratti tweet on abortion (Image: Twitter)

Karen Fratti tweet on abortion (Image: Twitter)

But this “health expert” must not be aware of studies which show that women who have abortions are at higher risk of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, which can cause infertility. Abortion has connections to endometritis, infections, and PID, all known to cause infertility.

In 2015, Live Action News contributor Calvin Freiburger detailed studies that showed abortion can affect future pregnancies:

  • British Journal of Gynecology, 2006: Post-abortive women have a 60% higher risk of future miscarriage.
  • International Journal of Epidemiology, 2003: “prior history of induced abortion was significantly associated with increased risk of miscarriage (<28 weeks of gestational age) and first-trimester miscarriage (<14 weeks of gestational age).”
  • British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1991: Post-abortive women have a 1.5-1.7% higher risk of ectopic pregnancy compared to women who’ve previously carried a pregnancy to term.
  • Journal of the American Medical Association, 1980: “Women who had had two or more prior induced abortions had a twofold to threefold increase in risk of first-trimester spontaneous abortionloss between 14 to 19 and 20 to 27 weeks,” although “No increase in risk of pregnancy loss was detected among women with a single prior induced abortion.”
  • “Why Can’t We Love Them Both?” — by Dr. John and Barbara Willke — identifies nine additional studies from between 1971 and 1983, published in the above and other mainstream medical journals, linking abortion and miscarriage.

Fratti acknowledged that the “risk of damaging the cervix or uterus can go up if a woman gets multiple surgical abortions,” but failed to point out that repeat abortions are becoming more common.

Yahoo’s “expert” Dr. Jennifer Wider, actually admitted to Glamour:

There is some research that suggests that women who have had multiple surgical abortions may be more likely to have future pre-term births or infants with low birth weight…. More studies are needed to further delineate to get a clearer picture.

Women deserve to know about this research. “Myths” don’t usually appear in multiple medical journals.

In the video below, former abortionist Anthony Levatino explains that future pregnancies are “at a greater risk for loss or premature delivery due to abortion-related trauma or injury to the cervix.”

Live Action News previously discovered that what abortion facilities tell women in the fine print of consent forms are quite different than Fratti’s conclusions.

1. Sterility is listed as a possible “complication” for surgical and medical abortion on this Planned Parenthood abortion consent form.

Planned Parenthood abortion consent form risks

Sterility means “failing to produce or incapable of producing offspring.” Note that it is listed as a risk even for “medical/non-surgical abortion” — something Fratti denies in her article.

2. A second Planned Parenthood parental consent form shows sterility as a risk of surgical abortion.

Planned Parenthood abortion consent of minor form risks of surgical abortion Sterility

3. Under medication abortion, the form states, “Fertility can be diminished in very rare instances as a consequence of infection.”

Planned Parenthood abortion consent of minor form — medication abortion fertility diminished

3). Maryland’s Gynemed Surgical Center abortion facility consent form states that a surgical abortion can result in a lacerated uterus, infection, perforation, scar tissue and even death, and “inability to have children.”

Scar tissue can occur in the cervix…and may require repeat dilation. Scar tissue in the uterus… may result in the inability to have children.

Gynemed consent form abortion affects ability to have children

4. If seeking a medication abortion, the patient is notified that “no guarantees about my future fertility can be offered to me…. I understand that there is evidence that women who have more than three induced abortions may be at increased risk for premature labor.”

Gynemed consent form abortion future pregnancy premature labor

 

The abortion industry has one thing in mind, and it’s not a woman’s “fertility” or “future pregnancies.” Its concern is to portray abortion as a safe or minimally risky procedure, close the deal, collect the money, and kill the developing baby. If a woman’s future pregnancies are affected, or she experiences infertility, the industry will simply blame it on other causes, while they count their profit.

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Don’t be fooled: Abortion bans didn’t result in thousands of deaths

Posted in Abortion death, Abortion Death Prior to Roe, Abortion History, Alan F. Guttmacher, Bernard Nathanson, Christopher Tietze, Guttmacher, Illegal abortion, Mary Calderone, NARAL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2019 by saynsumthn

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When abortion bans are in the news, the usual scare tactic claimed by abortion supporters is that when abortion is illegal, thousands of women die. They typically point to entirely fabricated numbers of women who died from illegal abortions just prior to Roe v. Wadeciting a debunked statistic of between 5,000 and 10,000 annually. A more recently cited number claiming “thousands of women [are] dying from abortion every year,” dates all the way back to the 1940’s — before antibiotics were invented. These inflated numbers were created intentionally to garner sympathy for decriminalizing abortion.

Live Action News has broken down this data in more detail previously, including debunking Planned Parenthood’s false claims multiple times. Here’s a summary of facts:

1. Hundreds of thousands of women did not die from illegal abortions annually

  • Former NARAL founder Bernard Nathanson admitted that the 5,000 to 10,000 death figure fed to the public and media in the late 1960’s was fabricated.
  • American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), found: ‘The frequently quoted figure of 5,000 – 10,000 deaths from abortion annually appears unrealistic….”
  • 1975 report by National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine noted: “It is difficult to find credible estimates of the number of deaths associated with illegal abortion. One estimate, which has been frequently quoted, is between 5,000 and 10,000 deaths per year. That is hardly plausible, considering that the total number of deaths of women aged 15-44 from all causes in the United States is approximately 50,000 annually, and the total number of deaths due to abortion reported by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has been below 500 since 1958 and below 100 since 1971.”
  • Others (see below) including abortion proponents, reveal illegal abortion death numbers drastically lower than what is regularly cited.

Image: Illegal Abortion Deaths 1930 to 1979 updated (Graph credit: Live Action News)

Illegal Abortion Deaths 1930 to 1979 updated (Graph credit: Live Action News)

2. Abortion death numbers were purposely inflated to scare politicians and manipulate the public

  • Dr. Christopher Tietze, an abortion advocate once awarded Planned Parenthood’s infamous Margaret Sanger Award, suggested in 1967 that the inflated illegal abortion death numbers were made up to scare politicians into legalizing abortion. “The higher estimates are made by people who feel in order to raise sympathy for liberalized abortion laws they have to make people afraid,” he said.

Tietze Illegal Abortion Deaths Inflated 1967

Tietze Illegal Abortion Deaths Inflated 1967 b

 

3. The year Roe was decided, legal abortion killed more women than illegal abortion

  • By 1973, abortion had already been legalized in several states. CDC reports, which can be found in this table, reveal that in 1973, the year the Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortion, more women died from “legal” abortion than “illegal” abortions. (25 v. 19)

CDC Abortion deaths 1972 to 1990

Live Action News previously documented that while legalizing abortion resulted in a drastic increase in abortions, it did not necessarily equate to safer abortions, especially in the first few years after Roe was decided. Even today, women are injured and killed after seeking legal abortions

4. No one knew exact illegal abortion death numbers, but acknowledged that numbers were inflated

  • In 1967, statistician Christopher Tietze called the inflated numbers “unmitigated nonsense,” adding, “we have no real basis for guessing which extreme is closer to the truth.” He then suggested that merely liberalizing abortion “probably would not have a big impact on mortality.”
  • In 1969, the very first abortion surveillance report was published by the Centers for Disease Control, noting a “lack of accurate incidence, prevalence, morbidity and mortality data” on abortion. According to this same CDC report, in 1966, the National Center for Health Statistics reported 189 maternal deaths from abortion complications.

Today, although the CDC reports legal abortion deaths, many believe they could be under-reported. Years ago, I was personally told by a medical examiner “off the record” that abortion deaths are “covered up regularly.”

5. Antibiotics decreased the number of Illegal abortion deaths

The Guttmacher Institute writes that by 1950, “just over 300” women died from illegal abortion, adding that it was most likely “because of the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s, which permitted more effective treatment of the infections that frequently developed after illegal abortion.”

6. Small percentage of women went to non-medical personal for illegal abortions

Mary S. Calderone, medical director of Planned Parenthood, 1959: “Whatever trouble arises usually comes after self-induced abortions, which comprise approximately 8 per cent, or with the very small percentage that go to some kind of nonmedical abortionist.”

7. Physicians referred patients to colleagues for illegal abortions

Mary S. Calderone, medical director of Planned Parenthood, 1959: “Another corollary fact: physicians of impeccable standing are referring their patients for these illegal abortions to the colleagues whom they know are willing to perform them…”

8. Physicians committed the majority of illegal abortions

  • Former Planned Parenthood president Alan Guttmacher, Harvard Crimson December 5, 1967: “Seventy per cent of the illegal abortions in the country are performed by reputable physicians, each thinking himself a knight in white armor.”
  • Mary S. Calderone, medical director of Planned Parenthood, 1959: Called abortion “no longer a dangerous procedure,” because it was being committed by physicians, saying “…90 per cent of all illegal abortions are presently being done by physicians.”

9. Illegal abortions were often classified as “therapeutic” (to save a woman’s life) so they could be done by doctors:

Mary S. Calderone, medical director of Planned Parenthood, 1959: “What we have to admit is, as was repeatedly emphasized, that most therapeutic abortions are in the strictest sense of the law actually illegal.”

For more, visit:

Read Part One of this “Don’t be fooled” series here.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Don’t be fooled. Abortion supporters don’t care about abortion deaths.

Posted in Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion Death Black Women, Abortion Numbers, Abortion pill, Abortion stats, Bernard Nathanson, Christopher Tietze, Illegal abortion, Self Managed Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2019 by saynsumthn

abortion deaths

 

Abortion, whether committed by a skilled physician, a licensed LPN, or self-inflicted, is not health care and can result in serious complications where women may be injured and sometimes die. Women who fall victim to the lie that abortion will solve their problems, can be placing their lives at risk. And abortion deaths, whether from legal or illegal procedures, lay squarely at the feet of abortion advocates, not pro-lifers.

Today, as more states step up to protect the preborn child in the womb, abortion advocates are dredging up an old talking point, suggesting that making abortion illegal makes it less safe and causes women to die. What they fail to point out is that women are dying now from legal abortion — abortions they sold to women and abortions they committed. These dead women are then written off as a “complication” of surgery and are never mentioned or mourned by abortion advocates, as ambulance after ambulance transports women from Planned Parenthood and other legal abortion facilities. And the abortion-supporting media almost never mentions them.

Abortion proponents are very good at flashing images of dead women when it is convenient for them. But where have they been for over 40 years as women and teen girls lay bleeding to death after a legal procedure?

Keisha AtkinsLakisha WilsonTonya ReavesCree SheppardJennifer MorbelliChristin GilbertJamie Lee Morales. All women who have died from legal abortion. And the list goes on. You can see an even more complete list of “safe and legal” abortion deaths at the end of the video below — the list goes for minutes. Watch:

 

READ: Centers for Disease Control report reveals more deaths from legal abortion than we thought

Carolina Gutierrez received such a serious infection from the legal abortion facility she visited in Florida that doctors had to amputate parts of her body to try and save her life. But the infection won and Carolina and her unborn child became another statistic in the abortion battle. There have been multiple others, names of women the media barely whispers. Many who were mothers, sisters, and wives — all in the grave — because they believed the lie that legalizing abortion made it safe.

I took the picture of Carolina below with the permission of her family while attending her funeral:

Image; Woman killed from legal abortion

Carolina Gutierrez woman killed from legal abortion (Image credit Carole Novielli with permission of the family at the time)

Anyone that believes it is only illegal abortions that put women in danger of death need look no further than actual abortion and Planned Parenthood facility “consent forms,” which testify to the risks women can face from a legal abortion procedure.

The following serious risks can occur during a surgical abortion, according to an online abortion consent form from Whole Woman’s Health abortion facility:

  • Infection
  • Incomplete Abortion
  • Continuing Pregnancy
  • Perforation or Laceration (Tear or Puncture)
  • Bleeding or Hemorrhage
  • Anesthetic Reaction
  • Amniotic Fluid Embolism
  • Mortality Risk (death)

Planned Parenthood’s “risks” with early medical abortion include:

  • The pregnancy doesn’t end
  • Incomplete abortion
  • Blood clots in the uterus
  • Bleeding too much or too long
  • Infection of the uterus
  • Allergic reaction
  • Death

Case after documented case exists of women mangled, abused, or killed from legal abortion. Even Kermit Gosnell’s notorious “House of Horrors” abortion facility was kept functioning due in part to the so-dubbed “sisterhood of silence” which opposed oversight of Pennsylvania abortion facilities.

Even today, despite numerous warnings from the FDA urging women not to purchase abortion pills online, many abortion crusaders are facilitating the sale of these illegal and potentially dangerous drugs. Then, when women are injured or near death, these same scaremongers, some who defy the law and provide illegal abortions, advise women to lie to medical personnel, claiming they are experiencing miscarriages. How is this helping women? How are women to know the true risks of abortion if reporting agencies are purposely being lied to by patients?

Image: FDA warns consumers to not buy abortion pills over the internet (Image: FDA)

FDA warns consumers to not buy abortion pills over the internet (Image: FDA)

Then, when a woman dies, who will they blame? The pro-life community, of course, for supposedly “making abortion less safe” by restricting it. And the abortion-friendly media will refuse to investigate, as always.

This strategy is nothing new; it was put into motion prior to Roe and now it is being dusted off and reused. Former abortionist and NARAL founder Bernard Nathanson wrote about it in his book, Hand of God(pg. 89-90):

Our favorite tack was to blame the church for the death of every woman from a botched abortion. There were perhaps 300 or so deaths from criminal abortions annually in the US in the 60’s, but NARAL in its press releases claimed to have data that supported a figure of 5,000. Fortunately, the respected biostatistician Dr. Christopher Tietze was our ally. Though he never actually staked himself to a specific number, he never denied the authenticity of these claims.

According to a September 13, 1967, article in the Berkshire Eagle, Tietze called the 5,000 illegal abortion deaths “unmitigated nonsense,” at a conference sponsored by the Harvard Divinity School and Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation.

So, how many women actually died prior to Roe? Read about that here. and here.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Late abortion same “small” percent of all abortions as gun violence to all deaths

Posted in 2020 presidential campaign, Abortion stats, Democrat, Late term abortion, Late term abortion reasons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2019 by saynsumthn

Why Pete Buttigieg and others shouldn’t minimize the 1.3% of late-term abortions

Image: Pete Buttigieg Fox Town Hall, late-term abortion

 

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates thus far have all taken a position supporting abortion without limit. At the federal level, abortion is legal in the United States up to nine months of pregnancy. While some states have enacted prohibitions on abortion — including restricting the procedure after a certain point in pregnancy — other states permit abortions without exception.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg called abortion a “national right” and an “American freedom” during the recent Fox News’ Presidential Town hall. Host Chris Wallace asked Buttigieg, “[D]o you believe – at any point in pregnancy – whether it’s at six weeks or eight weeks or 24 weeks or whenever – that there should be any limit on a woman’s right to have an abortion?”

Buttigieg responded, “I trust women to draw the line when it’s their own bodies.” He then proceeded to downplay the number of late-term abortions done annually, first calling them “hypothetical,” and then when Wallace corrected him, downplaying and inaccurately representing the percentage of late-term abortions among all abortions in the United States.

 

READ: Pete Buttigieg ignores science, calls late-term abortion a ‘religious’ issue

Buttigieg: “You know, I think that the dialogue has gotten so caught up on where you draw the line that we’ve gotten away from the fundamental question of who gets to draw the line? And I trust women to draw the line when its their own bodies.”

Wallace: “So… just to be clear… you’re saying that you would be okay with a woman well into the third trimester deciding to abort her pregnancy?”

Buttigieg then suggested that late-term abortions were “hypothetical.”

Wallace disagreed, noting, “It’s not hypothetical. There’s 6,000 women a year who get abortions in the third trimester.” Wallace appeared to be quoting data published by the CDC (more on those numbers later).

Buttigieg dismissed the numbers: “That’s right, representing less than one percent of the cases….”

But according to the most recent data reported to the CDC in 2015, abortions committed at 21 weeks gestation or greater represent approximately 1.3 percent of all reported abortions. This 1.3% statistic is also quoted by Guttmacher, which gathers more comprehensive abortion data. The fact is, abortionists control the abortion data on later abortions and only a small number of states even require abortion data by gestation. And therefore, these numbers are not definitive.

However, although reporting agencies do not break down gestational data beyond 21 weeks, the numbers are far from insignificant. They represent:

  • 5,597 late abortions in 2015 (CDC)
  • 12,040 late abortions in 2014 (Guttmacher)

That 1.3% represents thousands of human beings.

Would Buttigieg diminish a 1.3% statistic if it represented the number of Americans killed by “gun violence” every year? This is an issue Buttgieg claims he is concerned about.

The CDC’s National Vital Statistics Reports on deaths reveal there were 2,712,630 resident deaths registered in the United States in 2015. Guess what the data shows?

  • A total of 36,252 persons died from injury by firearms for all reasons (intentional, unintentional, suicide, etc.) including legal interventions and war, representing 1.3 percent of all reported deaths in the United States.
  • A total of 33,171 persons died of alcohol-induced causes, representing 1.2 percent of all reported deaths in the United States.
  • A total of 44,193 persons died of Intentional self-harm (suicide), representing 1.6 percent of all reported deaths in the United States.

In other words, deaths from firearms, alcohol-induced causes and suicide represent a similar percentage of all deaths to reported later abortions.

Would any pro-abortion candidate — including Mayor Pete — consider these percentages insignificant in those cases?

Buttigieg then went on to repeat additional debunked talking points on the reasons women have late abortions:

So, let’s put ourselves in the shoes of a woman in that situation. If it’s that late in your pregnancy, that means almost by definition you’ve been expecting to carry it to term. We’re talking about women who have perhaps chosen a name. Women who have purchased a crib. Families that then get the most devastating medical news of their lifetime. Something about the health or the life of the mother that forces them to make an impossible, unthinkable choice.

And the bottom line is as horrible as that choice is, uh, that woman – that family – they may seek spiritual guidance. They may seek medical guidance. But that decision is not going to be made any better medically or morally because the government is dictating how that decision should be made.

Mayor Pete is incorrect about reasons for late abortions. According to a study published on Guttmacher’s website, the reasons women gave for why they obtained later abortions included “raising children alone, were depressed or using illicit substances, were in conflict with a male partner or experiencing domestic violence, had trouble deciding and then had access problems, or were young and nulliparous.”

READ: Why women have late-term abortions, according to the abortion industry

Live Action News previously documented:

  • Abortion training lectures from the University of California, San Francisco, claim women who abort later in pregnancy do NOT do so for primarily health reasons.
  • Abortion staffers testify to having witnessed late abortions committed for non medical reasons.
  • Abortion providers admit late abortions are committed on healthy babies.
  • Live Action’s undercover cameras captured chilling admissions of abortionists committing late-term abortions for non-medical reasons.
  • Undercover recordings by Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life captured a late-term abortion facility staffer telling a “healthy woman posing as 25 weeks pregnant” that they would “euthanize the fetus.”
  • Others calling late-term abortion facilities have recorded casual reasons for scheduling later abortions.
  • An unearthed media report revealed that the abortion industry has commonly deceived the media and public on reasons and numbers of gruesome later abortion procedures.
  • Babies are sometimes born alive during later abortions.

These abortions are far from “moral” and are committed in the most grisly way, many by dismembering children limb from torso — as demonstrated in this video narrated by former abortionist Anthony Levatino:

 

Polls repeatedly show that Americans disapprove of abortions later in pregnancy. The fact remains, while Buttigieg is in agreement with the Democrat party position of abortion on demand, he is out of step with the American public.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.