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Abortion. War on women

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Investigative panels, the newest anti-choice weapon and why we should be very afraid

  Dr. Warren Hern, a Colorado physician who provides abortions in the third trimester has detailed via STAT news that Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives wants him to provide all of his medical records from women getting abortions at or after 22 weeks to prove he is not illegally selling fetal … Continue reading

How many late term abortions are really performed in the United States?

A common myth is that there are thousands and thousands of “nine month”or “late-term” abortions every year in the United States.In fact, every time I write on the subject I get comments like this one, regarding “partial birth abortion,” or this one regarding abortions at term. Fortunately there is actual data to tell us how … 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

What Rand Paul and Ben Carson don’t know about GYN could fill several textbooks

Sen. Rand Paul and Ben Carson, two GOP hopefuls who are also physicians, have called for defunding of Planned Parenthood. Yesterday I spoke at the #WomenBetrayed Rally in DC about defunding @PPact. Thanks to @Students4LifeHQ https://t.co/KwbutpMkAK — Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 29, 2015 This is based not in science, but on heavily edited videos … Continue reading

Rick Perry’s statement on Joan Rivers shows he has no clue about abortion safety

According to Rick Perry if only Joan Rivers had her out-patient procedure at an accredited ambulatory surgical care facility she’d be alive. This piece of poorly researched and decidedly in poor taste drivel was a way of defending/bragging about the Texas TRAP law (bill signed into law by Perry requiring that all abortions be performed in accredited surgical … Continue reading

Who is keeping a pregnant woman on life support against her wishes? The hospital or Texas?

Brain death is death. This is one of the definitions of death. Even in Texas. Because brain death is death a do not resuscitate (DNR) order or invalidating a DNR are both meaningless, because you don’t do procedures on dead bodies. This is why taking someone off a ventilator who is brain dead is not … Continue reading

What is the “Mexican abortion pill” and how safe is it?

With Governor Rick Perry signing the restrictive Texas abortion bill into law many news organizations have shed light on traveling to Mexico for abortion and there has been much talk about the “Mexican abortion pill.” The medication that people typically call the Mexican abortion pill is misoprostol, marketed under the trade name Cytotec. It is … Continue reading