Radical pro-abortion professors push for more hospital abortions

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In a statement set to be published in the September issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 100 ob-gyns condemn new state restrictions on abortion as a “political regression.” The article… criticizes hospitals for relinquishing abortion to stand-alone clinics that are easily targeted by abortion activists, and calls on the medical community to integrate the procedure into women’s-health services and medical training.

“In our view, hospitals have disregarded the responsibility that our academic predecessors expected them to assume,” the professors write. “The savings in lives and money from legalization were soon forgotten and many hospitals now claim they cannot afford to provide abortions even if they wanted to….”

It’s a rare call to arms for the medical community, which tends to lay low when it comes to abortion. A 2011 study from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists found that while 97% of ob-gyn doctors in the U.S. have met with a patient who wants an abortion, just 14% actually perform the procedure.

Hospitals provide just 4% of abortions in the U.S., according to the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit sexual-health-research organization, and many facilities limit the procedure to rare cases, like fetal abnormalities or when the life of the woman is at risk. The majority of hospitals perform fewer than 30 abortions per year. Others refuse to provide the procedure at all….

In the end, many doctors are faced with the unsatisfying choice of either performing abortions, or becoming a practicing ob-gyn….

Despite these obstacles, however, pro-choice physicians say they have already made progress toward normalizing abortion in the medical community, most notably by expanding training through residency programs and family-planning fellowships. About 50% of the 200 ob-gyn residency programs in the U.S. now integrate abortion into training requirements, up from just 12% in 1992. Professors believe that a new generation of doctors will use their training to bring abortion back into hospitals and doctors’ offices. A 2011 study of ob-gyns found that female doctors and those ages 35 and younger were far more likely than their colleagues to perform abortions.

“It is very unusual for us to find new residents who don’t want to learn abortions,” [former Planned Parenthood board member and current UCSF professor Philip] Darney says. “They may find it difficult to practice, but we have a whole new generation of young women who are replacing the old men, and they have a very different view about their relationships with their patients. It’s very promising.”

~ Grace Wyler, Time, August 23

[HT: Susie Allen; photo of recent Hoag Hospital protest via newportbeach.patch.com]

29 thoughts on “Radical pro-abortion professors push for more hospital abortions”


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    Mother In Texas says:

    The idea is just scary to me. Abortions are NOT integral to woman’s health. 

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    Chris says:

    The clinics are going down one-by-one, they need to keep the death march going somehow… I have a feeling the Time article however is painting a rosier picture than reality.

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    Kel says:

    Could it be that being a “pro-choice physician” isn’t even in the same ballpark as doing the actual “choice” deed?

    Sounds like a lot of America – they “support choice” but they don’t want to actually see it or have any part of it. 

    Wonder why.

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    Susie Allen says:

     
    Here is a key paragraph of the full article…that is revealing. Note new docs are not pro abortion…
    “Now a group of medical professors is responding to the crackdown by urging hospitals to fill the void and reverse a decades-long trend that has isolated abortion providers from the mainstream medical community. The effort comes alongside a change in the kinds of professionals who work in women’s health. Ob-gyns are increasingly young and female doctors who, medical professors say, hold different attitudes toward abortion than their older male colleagues.”

    Read more: http://nation.time.com/2013/08/23/doctors-urge-more-hospitals-to-perform-abortions/#ixzz2dAsTtlDT

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    Leslie says:

    No child killing with tranquility!

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    ninek says:

    “Ob-gyns are increasingly young and female doctors who, medical professors say….”
    “Professors believe that a new generation of doctors will use their training….”
     
    But why no quotes from these newbies of whom you speak?? Hmm?
     
    and of course:”but we have a whole new generation of young women who are replacing the old men…” 
     
    And all these years you’ve been telling us to trust women.. Hmm.

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    Thomas R. says:

    Finally, Hospitals have returned to honoring the Hippocratic Oath as originally intended.  These modernized versions are a sellout to liberalism.    Hospitals have no business terminating lifes, period.  
    Here’s hoping that more abortion clinics will be shot down.

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    Selah says:

    The presently in progress future of women founded on abortion is the following: Men will hold a prevailing standard of sexual love and committed companionship only with other men. Some women will be chosen for progenitor purposes only, while the vast majority of women will be relagated to prostitution and sex slavery with forced sterilizations and forced abortions or complete destitution as their CHOICES There is nothing new under the sun.

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    Selah says:

    The plans are that when the new health care plan takes full effect hospitals will provide abortion on demand along with euthanasia programs also. Any kind of staff who potentially might object or whistle blow are being weeded out now.

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    Del says:

    We are doing good work in exposing the abortion industry.  We are raising awareness about the poor standards, the unsafe conditions, and the predatory behavior — especially the abuse of poor women.
     
    Eventually, we will see Planned Parenthood defunded and a great many of the abortion clinics closed.  This will be a great boon for life.
     
    However…. the Culture of Death will not be defeated, and abortion will move back into the hospitals and doctor’s offices, where it came from.
     
    We will still need laws to protect the unborn and the elderly, and a Culture of Life that renders abortion and euthanasia unthinkable.  The battle will rage on, until the Culture of Life wins.  American may die before then.

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    JDC says:

    Hmm,I could have sworn I’ve seen other sources say that younger doctors are actually less inclined to perform abortions. I could be wrong, though. 

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    Navi says:

    Hmm,I could have sworn I’ve seen other sources say that younger doctors are actually less inclined to perform abortions. I could be wrong, though.

    I have to agree.  Everything I’ve read from the other side features abortionists complaining that they can’t retire and play golf because there’s nobody to take their place.  The data showing a decline in the number of abortionists seems to support this.  I even remember an article proposing a pro-choice litmus test for medical students in order to alleviate the shortage.

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    Del says:

    this is why nobody reads TIME Magazine anymore.  We have to read the article carefully to parse the real facts out of the propaganda.
     
    This is a story about 100 OB-BYNs who want hospitals to do more abortions.  Just 100.  Not some authentic organization of OB-GYN’s.
     
    Meanwhile, only 14% of OB-GYNs actually do abortions.  (Article doesn’t say how many of these only perform abortions rarely. Since most hospitals do less than 30 abortions per year, this suggests that most authentic OB-GYNs who do abortions are doing less than 30 per year.  They are the ones in the hospitals.)
     
    Here’s the scary part of the story, if it is true: 
    About 50% of the 200 ob-gyn residency programs in the U.S. now integrate abortion into training requirements, up from just 12% in 1992. Professors believe that a new generation of doctors will use their training to bring abortion back into hospitals and doctors’ offices.
     
    If we are successful at defunding the abortion industry and closing the unsafe clinics, abortion will move back into the doctors offices.  Abortion advocates are preparing for that.

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    Navi says:

    In a statement set to be published in the September issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 100 ob-gyns condemn new state restrictions on abortion as a “political regression.” The article… criticizes hospitals for relinquishing abortion to stand-alone clinics that are easily targeted by abortion activists, and calls on the medical community to integrate the procedure into women’s-health services and medical training.

    It’s a rare call to arms for the medical community, which tends to lay low when it comes to abortion.

    Well, the American Medical Association once called abortion “unwarrantable destruction of human life”.  So either the medical community was wrong then, or it’s wrong now.  Either way, it isn’t infallible.

    I think this dialogue from the The King’s Speech is fitting:

    Lionel Logue: [as George is lighting up a cigarette] Please don’t do that.
    King George VI: I’m sorry?
    Lionel Logue: I believe sucking smoke into your lungs, well, it’ll kill you.
    King George VI: My physicians say it relaxes the throat.
    Lionel Logue: They’re idiots.
    King George VI: They’ve all been knighted.
    Lionel Logue: Makes it official, then.

    I wouldn’t say that everyone that supports abortion is an idiot, but I think this does a good job of illustrating that an unsupported statement can’t always be taken at face value even if it’s from a bunch of experts.

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    hippie says:

      Here’s the scary part of the story, if it is true:  About 50% of the 200 ob-gyn residency programs in the U.S. now integrate abortion into training requirements, up from just 12% in 1992. Professors believe that a new generation of doctors will use their training to bring abortion back into hospitals and doctors’ offices.
     
    It’s true.  Those programs are paid for by Warren Buffet.  
    Events of the 20th century made eugenics unpopular but the rich and powerful are still obsessed with population control aka controlling people.
    See article on Buffet giving $3billion to abortion training.
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2010/07/14/how_warren_buffett_is_helping_new_abortion_providers.html
     
     

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    Sydney M says:

    Well docs, if you believe pulling the limbs off my unborn children is an integral part of my healthcare then don’t expect me to make you my doctor. I only go to doctors who respect life. Mine AND my kids’. 

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    Merit says:

    So, antiabortion zealots want to pass legislation for stricter clinic guidelines, including hospital admitting privileges, but don’t want abortions performed in hospitals.
    It really isn’t about the safety for the woman, is it?
     
     

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    Merit says:

    Chris, even if the number of clinics decrease, it just means the remaining ones perform more abortions each.  And, some women will self-abort with Cytotec or another drug.  

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  19. Abortions inside Virginia State (taxpayer funded) University hospitals:

    2660  University of Virginia (1991-2012).  121 per year (average).

    9683  Virginia Commonwealth University (1988-2012).  387 per year (average).

    WHY do pro lifers continue to use any of Guttmacher’s numbers?

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    MST says:

    Ob-gyns are increasingly young and female doctors who, medical professors say, hold different attitudes toward abortion than their older male colleagues.”
    Who knows what will happen.  Once it actually comes time to perform abortions, will these new women doctors really be up to it?  It’s not a pleasant procedure.
    Well docs, if you believe pulling the limbs off my unborn children is an integral part of my healthcare then don’t expect me to make you my doctor. I only go to doctors who respect life. Mine AND my kids’. 
    Same here.  I don’t want a doctor who performs for abortions even touching me.

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  21. “self-abort” = suicide.  

    There is nobody aborting themselves in this discussion.  Consent of the aborted is never obtained.  They have no choice afforded them, and most of them are girls..

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    MST says:

    Here is the text of the actual letter and the names of the signatories:
    http://www.ajog.org/article/S0002-9378(13)00261-5/fulltext
    Of course, someone from my alma mater is there.  Now, why am I not surprised at Dear Old Penn?  BTW, I dropped out of social work school.  I feel like a big burden has been lifted from my shoulders.  Not only was it too much money, but I just got tired of hearing politically correct BS all the time.  We need more prolife MSW’s but sadly, I won’t be one of them!

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    Merit says:

    OK, Human Rights, game player of semantics:
    Perform abortions on themselves, by themselves.
    By the way, you might also email Lifesitenews for using the term, too:
    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/report-police-find-dead-babys-body-after-woman-self-aborts/
    But, you won’t.
     
     
     

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    xalisae says:

    Where am I going to send my kids to college? :(

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    joan says:

    “If we are successful at defunding the abortion industry and closing the unsafe clinics, abortion will move back into the doctors offices. Abortion advocates are preparing for that.”

    I would think pro-lifers would be delighted if that happens, since their recent efforts to more strictly regulate abortion clinics are all about keeping women safe, right? And what’s safer than a hospital?

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    Thomas R. says:

    Loyola or DePaul University in the Windy City Xalisae.  Pro-life both they are. 

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    xalisae says:

    Not De Paul.



     
    I’ll investigate Loyola. 

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    Thomas r. says:

    How about Notre Dame?  Not in the Land of Lincoln but close…

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    MST says:

    In Pennsylvania Villanova or St Joseph’s University.  Villanova is full of rich stuck up preps, but my ex-husband went to St. Joe’s and it’s a very good school with nice kids.  It’s in a nice area, too.

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