By J.K. Wall - Posted at Gentle Reformation: On February 15—about a month after the first reported case of coronavirus and about a month before our country started taking it seriously—our family welcomed a new baby boy. We never thought his life was possible. My wife was told—by both her primary care doctor and her obstetrician—that she could no longer have children. Not unless she took fertility drugs, which she didn’t want to do. She didn’t take the drugs, but we got pregnant anyway. We named him Theodore—gift of God. But could his miraculous life continue, begun as it was during a global pandemic? Amid more than 39,000 deaths and counting? We’d be lying if we said we didn’t ask these questions. And kept asking them each of my son’s first six weeks of life. Continue reading...
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“Continuing to perform elective abortions during a pandemic is medically irresponsible” - leading U.S. doctors' groups
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Posted at Pregnancy Help News: Representatives for more than 30,000 pro-life U.S. physicians denounced a statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and others last week claiming that abortion is an essential and urgent healthcare service that should not be restricted by the coronavirus pandemic. “Continuing to perform elective abortions during a pandemic is medically irresponsible,” the pro-life medical groups said. “Elective abortion is neither “essential” nor “urgent,” but it does consume critical resources such as masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment, and unnecessarily exposes patients and physicians to pathogens.” “Elective abortion, both surgical and drug induced, also generates more patients to be seen in already overburdened emergency rooms,” they continued. The groups noted that most abortion providers tell women to go to the ER if they experience complications after an abortion, and that some 5% of women who have c