Is Abortion Okay When the Mother’s Life is in Danger? A New Video Has Answers

Students for Life has a new video out that examines the question of whether aborting an unborn baby is necessary to save a woman’s life. Tina Whittington, executive vice president of Students for Life, walks pro-lifers through the question in the short video. She begins by explaining that both the mother and her unborn child must be considered as separate patients who deserve treatment and care. “When it comes to recommended medical procedures, the answer is that we can perform any action that is intended to save lives, but also does not directly or intentionally kill anyone, like an abortion,” Whittington said in the video. For example, in some situations, an early delivery could be scheduled to eliminate the risk to the mother without directly killing her baby, according to the video. With an ectopic pregnancy, the baby could be removed from the fallopian tube in a procedure that saves the mother’s life and does not intentionally kill the child. Unlike abortion, the intention of these procedures are to save as many lives as possible. Medical experts also say that aborting an unborn child is not necessary to save the life of the mother. During an international symposium in 2012 in Dublin, a group of Irish medical professionals concluded that “direct abortion is not medically necessary to save the life of a mother,” LifeNews reported. “Irish Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have previously pointed out that treatment for conditions such as ectopic pregnancy are not considered abortion by doctors, yet misinformation in regard to this abounds in public debate. The Symposium clarifies that direct abortion is never medically necessary to save...

10 Quotes from Women Who Had an Abortion by Pill

VIDEO RESOURCE Former abortionist exposes lies about the abortion pill in new video [4 May 2016, http://liveactionnews.org/former-abortionist-exposes-lies-about-the-abortion-pill-in-new-video/ ]   10 Quotes from Women Who Had an Abortion by Pill Women who take the abortion pill RU-486 regimen can face emotional and physical hardship during and after they expel their preborn babies. Medical abortions occur in the first trimester, as described by Dr. Anthony Levatino in the video below: https://youtu.be/lRDnVSMr5j0 Here are excerpts from some women’s stories about their experiences with the abortion pill. A woman who had had both a surgical abortion and an abortion by pill described the aftermath of her pill abortion as: “the worst experience, the most physically and emotionally painful thing, that I’ve ever been through.” She also said: “The pill for me was the experience of having a baby. Contractions for 10 hours, sweating, screaming, being by myself. It was emotionally scarring and physically horrible.”(1) 2. “Rose” had two abortions by surgery and then one by pill. She says: “Overall the worst part of the RU-486 [the abortion pill] was the sheer amount of time it took for me to ‘terminate’ my baby: with each and every large clot of blood – which I literally could feel passing through my insides and then out of my vagina – was a reminder of the fact I was terminating a baby, for which I felt hugely saddened. More than I realized I would.”(2) 3. “Amber” shares her story: “I got a non-surgical abortion. Nothing prepared me for what happened. First off it was the worst pain I have EVER felt in my life. And secondly, I...

Doctors Save 175 Babies from Abortion Through Abortion Pill Reversal

In 2006, Dr. Matthew Harrison was in his office in North Carolina when he received an urgent phone call. A pregnancy care center, for which he is on the board, was calling about a young woman who had taken the RU-486 abortion pill and immediately regretted that decision. The young woman had told her mother about the abortion and the mother called the pregnancy center looking for help. Dr. Harrison had no idea if he would be able to help this woman save her baby, but he was willing to try. The young woman arrived at Dr. Harrison’s office and told him the full story. He informed her that there was no known antidote or treatment to stop the abortion. Unsure of what to do, he stepped out of the office to pray, and then he began searching through medical books, focusing on how RU-486 works. “It attaches to the progesterone receptor in the mother’s body and blocks the action of progesterone, which provides support for a pregnancy in a developing embryo,” explained Dr. Harrison. “When it blocks that receptor, that embryo essentially starves and the placenta separates. Two days later she takes a pill that causes labor and the embryo comes out with a few days.” In the following video, former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino describes how the abortion pill works. Dr. Harrison concluded that if he was able to give this young woman extra progesterone it might out compete the RU486 and stop the abortion process. “I told her that it could just prolong the abortion or could cause her to bleed,” said Dr. Harrison. “But she...

Exposed: Abortion Pill, RU 486, Mifepristone, Mifeprex — Whatever They Call it, it Harms Women & Kills Babies

In a stunningly reckless move, President Obama’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently relaxed standards for the abortion pill [originally called] RU-486. The new guidelines expand its use to abort babies who are even more developed in the womb, and require even less physician supervision of a drug that has hospitalized —and even killed— women. The abortion industry has been increasingly pushing abortion pills, telling women that RU-486 isn’t a REAL abortion. They’ve convinced women that “just taking a pill” early in the pregnancy when the baby is “just a clump of cells” isn’t really killing a child. With these new FDA guidelines, we’re seeing them push that lie even further. Today, Live Action launches its latest video to expose these abortion industry lies and the recklessness of the FDA’s decision — https://www.facebook.com/liveaction/videos/10154118219668728/ In this new video, Dr. Anthony Levatino, an OB/GYN who performed over 1200 abortions, uses medically accurate animations inside the womb to show how RU-486 abortion slowly starves a baby to death over a period of days. He also details how amazingly developed the baby is at this early stage and the pill’s potentially dangerous effects on the mother. These laxer FDA rules will bring huge financial benefits to the abortion industry. While the FDA’s expansion of RU-486’s use from seven weeks of pregnancy to 10 weeks is sure to increase the abortion industry’s clientele, according to the FDA’s own numbers, it also means TRIPLE the drug’s failure rate of the old seven-week limit. This will inevitably lead to more women — and their babies — being subjected to two abortions, as abortionists must then perform...