During a recent segment on “CBS This Morning” Planned Parenthood’s president Alexis McGill Johnson argued that the current Supreme Court case, June Medical Services v. Russo — which centers around requiring hospital admitting privileges for abortionists, a requirement for all outpatient procedures in the state — is unnecessary because abortion is “safe.” During the segment, when questioned by journalist Gayle King, Johnson appeared to admit that abortion is unsafe — for preborn children.
“There’s a recent poll by Kaiser that found the majority of Americans, 69% support the idea of doctors having admitting privileges if they’re going to be doing abortions,” said King’s co-host Tony Dukoupil. “So is this a case where public opinion is out of line with the law or are you guys out of line with public opinion?”
Johnson, ignoring the question, simply stated that abortion “is one of the safest medical procedures there is.”
“Well, you would call it safe,” replied King. “Some people would call it murder.”
“Well for the patient, right? I think that’s what we’re talking about,” said Johnson, obviously caught off-guard. “There are- and this was brought up yesterday. There are moral arguments with respect to accessing abortion. But it is the law of the land.
First, Johnson completely avoided Dukoupil’s question regarding the public’s support of the law she is fighting against and then she admits that abortion isn’t safe for the human in the womb who is being killed. In doing so, she admits that she is unconcerned about the fact that abortion kills a human being. She knows that it does. Science proves that it does.
Johnson also misleads the public by ignoring the fact that society has no idea what the true statistics are on the safety of abortion. The truth she so easily avoids is that nearly half of all states are not even required to report abortion complications. In addition, many women are encouraged by the abortion industry to tell emergency room workers that they are having natural miscarriages when they experience abortion pill complications. It is impossible, therefore, to honestly call abortion “one of the safest medical procedures there is.”
Yet, even if abortion were safe, problems can still arise during abortions as they can during any procedure. That’s why every other outpatient facility in the state of Louisiana is required to have admitting privileges for surgeons — except for abortion facilities. This alone proves there is a bias in favor of the abortion industry — a bias that leaves women vulnerable and at risk for serious complications from abortion due to a lack of continuity of care at a hospital.
Women deserve better than the marketing ploys of Planned Parenthood, the wealthy abortion industry leader. Women deserve better than substandard care because abortionists want to keep the truths about abortion buried. Women deserve better than perforated uteruses, hemorrhaging, emergency hysterectomies, and death from a procedure that Planned Parenthood assured them is “safe.”
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