The World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines last week regarding abortion, with the radically pro-abortion organization urging countries to not only legalize abortion, but to make it available throughout the entire pregnancy with no restrictions. The WHO is also pushing for telemedicine abortion.
The new guidelines essentially call for the removal of all restrictions on abortion globally, arguing that abortion should be available through all nine months of pregnancy and that physicians should not be the only people allowed to commit the deadly procedures. The WHO advocates against parental consent laws, waiting periods, and any limitations whatsoever.
“Being able to obtain safe abortion is a crucial part of health care,” said Craig Lissner, acting Director for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research at WHO. “Nearly every death and injury that results from unsafe abortion is entirely preventable. That’s why we recommend women and girls can access abortion and family planning services when they need them.”
Making abortion legal with no restrictions, according to the WHO, will somehow make it safe.
“It’s vital that an abortion is safe in medical terms,” Dr. Bela Ganatra, Head of WHO’s Prevention of Unsafe Abortion Unit, said. “But that’s not enough on its own. As with any other health services, abortion care needs to respect the decisions and needs of women and girls, ensuring that they are treated with dignity and without stigma or judgment. No one should be exposed to abuse or harms like being reported to the police or put in jail because they have sought or provided abortion care.”
Those in the pro-life movement generally do not support putting women in jail for undergoing abortions but instead support penalties against those committing abortions. Yet the WHO’s supposed insistence on “safe” abortion rings hollow when it is now also promoting at-home, unsupervised, telemedicine abortions, while also allowing non-physicians to commit abortions.
Telemedicine abortions using a “no-test” protocol are the newest push to come from the abortion industry, allowing women to undergo a chemical abortion without seeing a doctor in person or being properly examined to rule out any contraindications. This means the mother will not receive a blood test or an ultrasound, so it would be impossible to determine her child’s true gestational age, diagnose an extrauterine pregnancy, or discern whether she has contraindications for the abortion pill. These mistakes can be deadly, despite the abortion industry’s assurances that the abortion pill regimen is safe.
Two women in the United Kingdom died during the COVID-19 pandemic after taking the abortion pill past the approved gestational age, as did a 28-week preborn baby. Many other women, according to the NHS, had complications.
Even in the best-case scenarios, women have described the abortion pill experience as painful and traumatic. Despite being told it is similar to having a regular period, women have said it was actually “horrific,” “terrifying,” “humiliating,” and like “the scene of a murder.” The abortion pill has been found to be four times more dangerous than first-trimester surgical abortions.
Allowing non-physicians to commit abortions is another of the abortion industry’s goals, yet this has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with making sure abortion is as widely accessible as possible. A 2013 study from the University of California San Francisco, home of the Ryan Residency abortion training program, found that first-trimester aspiration abortions are more likely to end in complications — the most common being incomplete abortions. If the abortionist is not able to complete the abortion — meaning parts of the preborn baby are left inside his mother’s body — it can lead to life-threatening infection and death.
Yet despite all of this, the WHO is arguing that women need telemedicine abortion and surgical abortions committed by non-physicians, for “safety.” These guidelines make it clear that the concern here is not for women but about pushing the same radical pro-abortion agenda the WHO has had for years.
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