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Oklahoma State Medical Association’s shameful response to draconian abortion bill

Senate Bill 1552 is on the Governor of Oklahoma’s desk. If signed into law abortion per se wouldn’t become illegal, it’s just if a doctor does one she or he would lose their medical license. There is an exception to save a mother’s life, but no rape exception. If enacted this would be the most … Continue reading

Check your privilege and your facts before discussing sex selective abortion

Dr. Brian Goldman, in his blog for CBC radio, wrote about the new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on the sex ratio after induced abortion in Ontario, i.e. sex selective abortion. The article in the CMAJ confirms what is no surprise to me as an OB/GYN, that the ratio of male to … Continue reading

Ted Cruz says women aren’t the people who get to decide on abortion, unveils plan to punish women

Ted Cruz was interviewed on Fox about how he is so much better with the women than Donald Trump. Look he married one, see! When asked about abortion, given Trump’s recent flip flops (I think he’s had six or is that seven positions this week?), Ted Cruz said “the people” should decide. And that Roe … Continue reading

The new Utah abortion law anesthesia requirement makes no sense and that’s what’s scary about it

The new abortion law in Utah, SB0234, makes no sense and that is bothering me. Okay, I know most all abortion laws make no sense medically (some can’t even calculate gestational age correctly) and they are designed to restrict care, but this one has an added issue. The bill has been labelled by many as … Continue reading

Dear Mr. Trump, is a perforated uterus punishment enough for an illegal abortion?

Dear Mr. Trump, I just heard you on Chris Mathews discussing abortion. “Should the woman be punished for having an abortion?” you were asked. You waffled and tried to deflect, but Mathews called you out. What does an abortion ban mean, he wanted to know? You then called abortion “a very serious problem” and suggested … Continue reading

There is no safe DIY herbal abortion

The New York Times just published a fascinatingly tragic piece entitled The Return of the D.I.Y Abortion. The article looks at Google searches for inducing an abortion at home and for 2015 the author found 700,000 related Google searches in the United States. Searching for this information was more common in states with more barriers … Continue reading

Leading OB/GYN group issues statement on today’s Supreme Court abortion case

Mark S. DeFrancesco, MD, MBA, President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), released the following statement regarding today’s arguments in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt: The outcome of the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt has the potential to impact millions of women across the country. After all, it … Continue reading

Dear Supreme Court, legislating substandard abortion care IS an undue burden

The Texas law that uses “safety regulations” to limit abortion services in Texas is set to go to the Supreme Court. The law in question is HB2 and it includes: A 22 week ban 4 visits for a medical abortion Abortion providers have admitting privelgaes at a hospital within within 30 miles Abortion clinics must … Continue reading

Hey Rubio an OB/GYN says there’s no such thing as a “due date” abortion

As per usual when GOP candidates get together they beat their chests and howl about who is more anti-abortion. The loudest at the most recent debate was Marco Rubio. Why do people pester him about abortion and the fact that he thinks raped women should be forced to carry their pregnancies to term, when the … Continue reading

Should the National Library of Medicine index anti-choice journals?

While researching something on PubMed I stumbled across a journal entitled Issues in Law and Medicine. It appears that the vast majority of articles are either anti-choice (e.g. abortion causes breast cancer or childbirth is way safer than abortion) with a smattering of anti-vaccine articles. I especially like the use of quotations around “Emergency Contraception.” … Continue reading

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