California Set To Enact Dangerous Abortion Expansion Experiment

In California, a bill known as AB154 sits on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown awaiting his signature. This bill would dramatically expand surgical abortions in California by allowing nurse practitioners (NPs), certified nurse midwives (CNMs), and physician assistants (PAs) to conduct surgical “aspiration” or suction abortions of the kind generally used in the first trimester of pregnancy. The legislation was introduced by Assemblywomen Toni Adkins, the former administrator of a failed abortion business in San Diego. Adkins has long attempted to dangerously expand abortion services, once opening an abortion shop in a predominately Hispanic neighborhood (using an abortionist that would later lose his medical license after killing a woman during a botched 20-week abortion) that soon closed due to financial mismanagement and lack of business. Apparently not one to learn from failure, Adkins is now expanding abortion in an ever-decreasing market, through the use of non-physicians. Adkin’s legislation is the result of a study conducted at the University of California San Francisco by the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health in association with Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) for the purpose of proving that non-physician abortion are safe. The study recruited NPs, CNMs, and PAs for training in surgical abortions under a state waiver that exempted participants from the law that banned non-physicians from performing abortions. Participants in the study, like Adkins, all have histories of radical abortion activism. The two of the three primary investigators in this experimental program are not even licensed physicians… … And there will be complications – we predict very bad ones – because the non-physicians lack the training to treat...

Abortion Safety Crisis: Hospitalization of Abortion Patients Occurs Weekly in West Virginia, Doctor Says

[Ed.: If this happens in WV each week, it likely is happening in every state. Carol Everett and others who have left the abortion industry have said that 1 of every 500 abortions was “life-threatening”; with about 3500 abortions per Day in the USA, that is about 7 women in life-threatening situations each day. Many botched abortions are not considered life-threatening, even if women are maimed; so the weekly hospitalization of women experiencing botched abortions is very likely.] Abortion-related medical emergencies are occurring with alarming frequency, according to a West Virginia physician, who says he sees botched abortion patients “weekly.” “We commonly (I personally probably at least weekly) see patients at Women and Children’s Hospital in our emergency room or our ultrasound center with complications from abortions at these centers in Charleston: so much for ‘safe and legal.’ “These patients are told to come to our hospital because the abortion clinic providers do not have hospital privileges to care for their patients, so we must treat them as emergency ‘drop-ins,'” said Dr. Byron Calhoun, vice chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at West Virginia University. The statement was made in a letter he wrote on June 31, 2013, to West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. “No other medical providers are allowed to care for patients, have no backup coverage, and then abandon them to the emergency room,” Calhoun wrote. “We would be held ethically and legally liable. “The fantasy of women’s reproductive health care seems to allow these individuals who perform the abortions some special dispensation to provide substandard care” … To continue reading, visit http://www.operationrescue.org/archives/abortion-safety-crisis-hospitalization-of-abortion-patients-occurs-weekly-in-west-virginia-doctor-says/ [3 Sept...

MN Abortions Fall to 9-Year Low in 2003 (7/04)

According to a 7/04 state report. The total number of reported abortions dropped from 14,239 in 2002 to 14,024 in 2003. However, in 2003, 27 percent of abortions were paid for by tax dollars, and complications from abortions rose by 13 percent. Second trimester abortions also rose 7.5 percent, and the highest percentage ever (43 percent) of women receiving having a second or more abortion was reported. In an article in a May 2004 City Pages article, abortion businesses admitted that they did not report all abortions they performed, in violation of MN law. “The real evidence of Planned Parenthood’s impact lies in the numbers of repeat abortions. In 2002, 40 percent of abortive women had had a previous abortion; the number grew to 43 percent in 2003,” Fischbach. “These figures show that Planned Parenthood-style ‘pregnancy prevention’ is not working…No woman in [MN] should ever feel she has to undergo an abortion.” [7Jul04;  Paul Nowak, 10Jul04 LifeNews.com ...