Texas Senate Bill 8 went into effect on September 1, 2021, restricting abortion once a preborn child’s heartbeat is detectable — typically at about six weeks gestation (four weeks past fertilization). The heartbeat actually begins 16-22 days after fertilization. Now one Texas abortionist is claiming the law will prevent her from caring for her family.
“This law threatens my livelihood,” Dr. Ghazaleh Moaydei, a board member with Physicians for Reproductive Health told NPR. “It threatens my ability to care for my family. It threatens my career simply for doing what I was trained to do right here in Texas. You know, I went to medical school here. I went to college here. And I went to residency here. This is my state, too. And it’s unbelievable what physicians are — and health care providers, our nurses, our staff are — having to endure.”
The Texas law allows private citizens to sue abortionists who break the law, as well as others who aid in an abortion after a preborn child’s heartbeat can be detected. Moayedi said she intends to comply with the law, but admitted she plans “on traveling to take care of Texans wherever they go and wherever they need abortion care.”
While Moayedi may want to convince Americans that she can’t care for her family or continue working in her career if abortion is heavily restricted, this isn’t true. Research has consistently shown that most OB/GYNs do not commit abortions, and yet their careers remain intact.
According to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, 83% of OB/GYNs in private practice do not commit abortions. The pro-abortion American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists likewise found that fewer than one in four OB/GYNs are willing to commit abortions. Yet, they still have careers. While the abortion industry claims that these statistics are reflective of the fear of being stigmatized as an abortionist, a more likely reason is because these doctors are fully aware of life in the womb, and they know that abortion ends a human life. The Dublin Declaration was signed by over 1,000 healthcare providers, affirming that abortion is never medically necessary.
“…[T]he vast, vast majority of OB/GYNs do not participate in [abortions],” private practice OB/GYN Dr. Alicia Thompson told the Coming Home Network. “One study came out and said it was 85% of OB/GYNs do not perform abortions, and then one came out even later, more recently … [that] said… that of private practice OB/GYNs… 93% of us do not offer abortions in our private practices. And of those 93%, a majority of them don’t even refer [for abortions].”
She added that her experience has been that pro-life OB/GYNs are “actually much more well-received than you would expect, because while the common stereotype is that all OB/GYNs are vehemently pro-choice, that doesn’t translate into what we’re doing in our lives. So when you actually say, ‘I don’t want to,’ you’re met with a large group of companions and peers who agree with you.”
Abortion is a lucrative business. Moayedi may have decided to dedicate her OB/GYN career to killing preborn babies instead of caring for them and their mothers, but she could have a financially stable career even if abortion were completely outlawed. Rather than helping women choose life for their babies and overcome the obstacles that make them feel they need abortion, Moayedi is leading them into a life-altering decision that may put them at an increased risk of suicidal thoughts, depression, and drug and alcohol abuse.
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