California Study Substituted Propaganda for Science in Declaring Non-Physician Abortions Safe

[Comment: Based in large part on the study described below, California now allows non-physicians to perform abortions. PLEASE READ the results of the actual study, below, and note these points … **30% of the women who aborted never responded (which could indicate that the abortion was a very negative experience) Yet, the researchers extrapolated their results over the entire 11,487 participants, even though they had no idea what happened to 30% of the women. ** None of the 2,320 abortions done by the non-physicians during their 6-day training were included in the study results, leaving one to wonder how many of these women suffered serious injury while being used as guinea pigs to train unqualified “surgeons.” ** The study notes that the most common complication during the study was incomplete abortions. If left untreated, incomplete abortions can result in hemorrhaging or serious, life-threatening infections. ** the study actually found that abortions done by non-physicians were twice as likely to have complications as those done by licensed physicians. Nevertheless, the study’s authors concluded that “the difference between the 2 groups of providers is not clinically significant”. ** Of the 8,041 abortions (70% respondents) that could actually be used in the study, approximately half were done by licensed physicians and the other half done by “minimally-trained” Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Physicians Assistants. Abortion Complication                   By Physician                    By Non-Physicians Immediate Complications                9                                             20 Delayed Complications                   43                                             80 TOTAL                                               52                                          100 ** The study was funded by four foundations that shared radical environmental and population control agendas ** The authors dismissed the significance of the doubled complication rate for non-physician abortions...