University of Washington expanding abortion training program to include non-physicians

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The University of Washington in Seattle mandated last March that all medical students learn to commit abortions, and any applications from prospective students who refused to partake were rejected. Less than a year after that decision, the university is now expanding its abortion training program, according to the Seattle Times

The expansion is an apparent response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade, and aims to increase the number of advanced practice clinicians in the United States who are permitted to commit abortions. This is part of a broader movement by pro-abortion activists to allow non-physicians to carry out abortions.

UW ACTIONS (Abortion Care Training Incubator for Outstanding Nurse Scholars) is a newly launched program that offers online courses on how to open an abortion business, abortion history, and politics, as well as in-person training at abortion facilities. Until recently, most states limited the practice of abortions to licensed physicians. However, with the reversal of Roe, pro-abortion activists are calling for expanded access to abortion training for a broader range of clinicians beyond doctors.

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According to Monica McLemore, a longtime midwife and interim director of UW’s Center for Anti-Racism in Nursing, Washington state expects to experience a surge of out-of-state women seeking abortions. Some neighboring states, including Idaho, have passed laws protecting all preborn children from abortion with few exceptions. Washington is expecting to see a nearly 400% increase in abortion patients, according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute.

The university is anticipated to grant its ultimate approval of the program later this month, which has already secured $300,000 in donations. 

UW has gained notoriety for its staunch pro-abortion stance. In 2018, UW faced controversy when university researchers were exposed for trying to keep their identities a secret after using public funds to purchase the body parts of aborted babies for research purposes.

There are many risks associated with abortion, including infection, hemorrhaging, damage to the cervix and uterus, scar tissue formation, harm to the uterine lining, and even death. According to a 2013 study from the Ryan Residency abortion training program at the University of California San Francisco, abortions committed by non-physicians are more likely to end in complications than those committed by physicians — meaning this push from the abortion industry to allow non-physicians to commit abortions puts women’s health and lives at risk.

Additionally, in a 2016 article in Bella Online, abortionist Dr. Toub revealed the dangers. He said, “I used to tell residents that anyone can teach a monkey how to operate; the real skill in surgery involves clinical judgment. The same is true of surgical abortion—it is feasible for nonclinicians to do it, but without question the risks are greater in terms of infection, incomplete abortion and uterine perforation, and even more importantly, it’s not clear to me how effectively those complications would be recognized and managed.”

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