archives

abortion

This tag is associated with 90 posts

Tim Kaine votes pro-choice so stop freaking out

I’ve seen lots of chatter on Twitter that Hillary Clinton has picked an anti-choice VP in Tim Kaine. Much of this concern seems to have stemmed from his being a Catholic and statements that he has a “faith-based opposition” to abortion. However, Kaine has also stated that he “strongly” supports “the right of women to make … Continue reading

What you learn doing abortions after 20 weeks

Residency doesn’t prepare you for listening to someone you have never met pleading over the phone for help, their breathless desperation as they try to tell their sad story between sobs, intertwined with intimate details. They would say random, heart breaking things like, “What do we do with the crib?” They were similar in many … Continue reading

New study proves fetal tissue needed for research

A new study on a small group of patients with a history of stroke and significant motor deficits has produced astonishing results. Adult stem cells were injected directly into the stroke damaged area of the brain for eighteen patients who were 6 months to 3 years out from their stroke. Patients had clinically meaningful recovery. … Continue reading

If fetal pain is a thing then all deliveries should require general anesthesia

Using the junk science of supposed fetal pain before 24 weeks many lawmakers have enacted laws designed to stop second trimester abortion. There are now 17 states with 20-22 week bans (many of the laws use incorrect terminology and count gestational age from fertilization, which is of course not how we do it in medicine). … Continue reading

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

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

Recent Tweets

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 32,421 other followers