It has existed in the shadows of the pro-abortion movement for years
By Dave Andrusko
Anyone who has followed NRL News Today knows (a) that the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists is monomaniacally pro-abortion and (b) that only a fraction of Ob-gyns belong to ACOG.
I chose “monomaniacally pro-abortion” for good reason. In response to an op-ed written for the Washington Post by two pro-lifers, Christopher M. Zahn and
Jenni Villavicencio sent a short response in which ACOG and the Society of Family Planning came to this amazing conclusion: Abortion “improves and saves lives, and it must be available without restrictions, without limitations and without barriers — just as any other critical part of health care.”
Read that again. Abortion “improves and saves lives, and it must be available without restrictions, without limitations and without barriers — just as any other critical part of health care.” What to say?
Well, we’ve run several pieces recently about the King of late-term abortions—Warren Hern. In a profile written for The Atlantic Elaine Godrey accurately describes him “The Abortion Absolutist”.
Imagine wanting to be in the same company as Hern. No doubt the representatives of ACOG and the Society of Family Planning who wrote the op-ed read Godfrey’s story and they are at home with a man who has dedicated his life to offing huge unborn babies.
Godfrey says Hern’s career
“has persisted through the entire arc of Roe v. Wade, its nearly 50-year rise and fall. He specializes in abortions late in pregnancy—the rarest, and most controversial, form of abortion. This means that Hern ends the pregnancies of women who are 22, 25, even 30 weeks along. Although 14 states now ban abortion in most or all circumstances, Colorado has no gestational limits on the procedure. Patients come to him from all over the country because he is one of only a handful of physicians who can, and will, perform an abortion so late.”
Theirjoint Washington Post op-ed drips with self-importance on the one hand and condescension [www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/08/30/abortion-debate-honesty-matters] on the other. They are the “medical experts, physicians, scientists advocates for unrestricted access to abortion care” as oppose to two pro-lifers whose only contribution was “publishing misleading information about abortion” in the Post.
Nancy Flanders does a masterful job of poking holes in Zahn’s and Villavicencio’s op-ed.
The pro-abortion pair made the false claim that abortion is safe and went as far as to claim that abortion “improves and saves lives.” Villavicencio has previously claimed that the abortion pill, which studies have shown is four times more dangerous than a surgical abortion, is “just as safe as ibuprofen, the Advil that you get out of your cabinet or off the shelf in the local pharmacy.
Last point for now. The first sentence in Zahn’s and Villavicencio’s op-ed reads “As medical experts, physicians, scientists and advocates for unrestricted access to abortion care, we understand that many people have complex feelings about abortion.” [Emphasis added.]
Yet Villavicenciohides behind the excuse that “When abortions occur in the third trimester, most often something has gone terribly wrong in the pregnant person’s life or pregnancy.” But as even pro-abortionists admit–including Hern–generally speaking women have late abortions for the same reasons they abort early in pregnancy.
The announcement that the groups want abortion on demand for any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy is an admittance of a dark truth that has existed in the shadows of the pro-abortion movement for years.
Just days before the announcement, former Biden White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was still perpetuating the lie that “[n]o one is routing for late-term abortions. No one is running on the platform of aborting viable babies.” She claimed, “This is not politics.” That lie is now officially exposed.