Who can and cannot provide potentially dangerous medical services should be about what is safest for the patient, but the abortion industry seems to want to change that. Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, recently filed suit challenging an Idaho law that says that only a physician can perform abortions. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU filed a similar suit in Maine last year.
Idaho’s law would apply to surgical “vacuum aspiration” abortions, which, according to Planned Parenthood’s legal consent forms, carry potential risks of hemorrhage, uterine perforation, sterility, injury to bowel or bladder, and possible hysterectomy, and in rare cases, death. Watch as former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, explains in the medical animation below:
Should any potentially dangerous complication beyond the competency of, or caused by, the nurse practitioner or other non-physician provider, the financial responsibility would fall upon the patient. “In the unlikely event that you need emergency medical care that cannot be provided at Planned Parenthood, you will be responsible for paying for it. This is the case even if Planned Parenthood sends you to a hospital because of a problem,” reads a Utah Planned Parenthood consent form.
According to a recent Centers for Disease Control report, more women have died from legal abortions than previously thought. Currently, there are no federal requirements to report abortion complications and only about half of states require reporting of abortion complications, leaving the public with incomplete information on the true potential dangers of abortion.
Planned Parenthood’s action is in line with a statement the abortion corporation released in October stating its intent was “to ensure abortion is still accessible in the United States no matter what happens at the Supreme Court.” In 2016, Planned Parenthood committed 321,384 abortions. It has been estimated that more than half of Planned Parenthood’s non-governmental income is from abortion.
Idaho is one of a majority of states that has laws stating that abortions must be committed solely by licensed physicians.