A common claim abortion supporters make is that abortion is necessary, a vital form of “health care,” because pregnancy can be a life-threatening condition. But a former abortionist disputes that claim and warns that money may be behind the lie.
Now a pro-life OBGYN, Dr. John Bruchalski has been on both sides of the aisle and is able to speak to the hard cases from personal experience. In his article for The Federalist, he addresses the concern for women’s health, but in all cases, “intentional feticide is never necessary even in the worst-case scenarios.”
One of the unique aspects of being an OBGYN is that a doctor cares for two patients simultaneously. “The medical goal should be to care for both patients and to get them both as far along in the pregnancy as possible as long as the mom and baby are doing well,” Dr. Bruchalski said.
In addressing some of the hard cases – he lists premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), severely high blood pressure, diabetes, hemorrhaging, cancers, and heart disease – the end goal considers both patients. In the difficult case of PPROM and infection setting in before a baby is viable, the goal is to attack the infection and drain the infected fluids via preterm delivery, not to attack the baby via abortion.
“The doctor must empty the womb by early induction in order to attack the infection — similar to draining an abscess. The unborn baby may not survive because it’s not yet viable outside the womb. But ending the life of the unborn child was never the direct intention in treating the infection.”
Treating two patients is simply good medicine, he argues, and most of the time even preterm induction isn’t necessary. But because of the availability of abortion, it eventually became a first- rather than a last resort, warping this particular field of medicine:
Fifty years of Roe crippled the medical field by making abortion the commonplace solution to disease, personal needs, and conveniences. […] this unnecessary “solution” is premature and violently attacks the unborn child as if he or she were the cause of the illnesses. The heart of the Hippocratic, healing profession of medicine should be that we hate the disease and love our patients.
And in fact as Live Action News has reported, many of the cases that have appeared in the news claiming that abortion would have “saved” a person turn out to be risk-averse doctors, medical malpractice, or the failed imaginations of medical practitioners for whom abortion is the main tool in their kit. There are no advantages to a mother’s health when an abortion is performed after 20 weeks, and after 24 weeks is far more time consuming than delivery.
Why does the lie that abortion is medically necessary still persist? Bruchalski believes the answer is money. Abortion is a lucrative business.
“I believe they want to reserve the right to perform elective abortions in any circumstance because they worship the cash cow that stems from their patients’ ability to choose death,” he states directly.
Fortunately, as Live Action News has reported, most OBGYNs do not commit abortions. Still, there’s a long way for the profession to go.
“We must relearn how to hate the disease, yet love both of our patients in OB-GYN practice,” writes Bruchalski.
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