Is abortion ever medically necessary? Experts say no!

Health care should protect both mother and child. In Ireland, it does.

Dublin – The International Symposium on Excellence in Maternal Healthcare has launched a new website publicizing their expert statement on abortion and maternal health care. Through this new resource, doctors and medical professionals can sign the Dublin Declaration, which affirms that abortion is never medically necessary.

In September, the symposium featured a panel of distinguished experts from around the world, known for their work in the fields of mental health, obstetrics and gynecology, and molecular epidemiology. More than 140 medical professionals gathered at the event to share cutting-edge research and data gathered over decades of clinical experience.

Their  findings were released in the Dublin Declaration on Maternal Healthcare, which reads:

As experienced practitioners and researchers in obstetrics and gynaecology, we affirm that direct abortion – the purposeful destruction of the unborn child – is not medically necessary to save the life of a woman.

We uphold that there is a fundamental difference between abortion, and necessary medical treatments that are carried out to save the life of the mother, even if such treatment results in the loss of life of her unborn child.

We confirm that the prohibition of abortion does not affect, in any way, the availability of optimal care to pregnant women.

The symposium concentrated on issues of maternal mortality and morbidity, care for women with high-risk pregnancies, mental health, cancer in pregnancy, and fetal anomaly. Expert presentations addressed new therapies which involve the safe delivery of chemotherapy during pregnancy and the emerging field of in-utero fetal surgery. Many of these presentations can be viewed online.

Now medical professionals have the opportunity to sign the Dublin Declaration for themselves. If you are an OB/GYN or a pro-life doctor, please consider joining other distinguished signatories in affirming that health care should protect both mother and child.

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