Professional medical organizations ‘promote abortion before women’s health’
WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Christina Francis, OBGYN and CEO-elect of the American Association of Pro-Life OBGYNs (AAPLOG), tells Breitbart News that America’s professional medical organizations “promote abortion over women’s health.”
Speaking on the sidelines of the 50th annual Walk for Life in the nation’s capital, Francis said many American professional medical organizations, such as the American College of OBGYNs (ACOG), have become “politicized” and “basically become a political action committee.” [PACs].”
AAPLOG was formed within ACOG in 1973 after ACOG filed a pro-abortion amicus brief. Roe v. Wade and Dow v. Bolton business. Since then, Francis said, ACOG has become “increasingly politicized — a mindset that elevates abortion above women’s health, does not support any restrictions on abortion, even common sense.”
Now in her own organization, Francis says, “AAPLOG professional organizations are not only standing up for our members, but also for our patients, who are forced to adhere to this political ideology, because we believe that the patient-physician relationship should protect you. »
“All major medical organizations promote abortion and ignore the medical evidence, and the medical evidence tells us that selective abortion — the intentional termination of human fetal life — does not benefit women’s health,” he continued. “And there are many documented harms — well-documented harms of abortion to women, including an increased risk of preterm birth and an increased risk of adverse mental health effects.”Matt Purdy / Breitbart News
The adverse health effects of abortion are hotly debated topics among medical professionals. Many pro-abortion medical organizations have institutional power and make arguments such as the American Psychological Association’s (APA) demand to “restrict access to abortion that may harm mental health.”
The APA, which actively promotes a medically questionable model of care for “transitional” children with gender dysphoria, wrote in response to the leaked draft of the shocking report. deer he “expressed grave concern that the United States Supreme Court may overturn the constitutional right to abortion.”
APA President Frank Worrell, Ph.D., said, “There is no research to show that abortion is a cause of subsequent mental health diagnoses. … Psychological science suggests that the inability to obtain an abortion increases the risk of domestic violence among those forced into relationships with abusive partners, putting them and their children at risk.
However, AAPLOG noted in its research that there are significant psychological complications associated with abortion, adding that “this is understandable given the incomplete records available in the United States, the political nature of abortion, and the ideological commitment of many university researchers.” legal abortion”. , the question of the relative safety of abortion in relation to childbirth is unlikely to be resolved in our country.
Francis said medical organizations that promote abortion “choose to ignore the science” in their advocacy.
“The link between miscarriage and preterm birth has been supported by more than 160 studies over the past five decades,” Francis continued. “However, when I testified before a House committee this summer, a spokesperson for ACOG said that ACOG denies that there is a link between abortion and preterm birth. So they choose to ignore medical evidence to support this political agenda.
Asked whether the motivations behind the push by the American medical establishment were ideological or monetary, Francis said, “I think it’s both.”
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“I think there’s a certain ideology that’s pro-abortion, but abortion can be profitable for doctors,” he said. “These are often relatively quick procedures and most insurance doesn’t cover it, so most abortions are paid for out of pocket.”
“But I think it’s interesting because yes, they can be successful, but if that’s a factor that motivates doctors to do it, you’d think more doctors could do it. But what we’re actually finding is that 93% of OBGYNs who do OBGYN in private practice don’t do abortions, but they could,” he continued. “I think that means we’re going to an OBGYN to care for two patients at once, and we know that intentionally ending the life of one of them is inconsistent with our oath to protect our patients.”
Breckan F. Tice is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @BreccanFThies.
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