“Continuing to perform elective abortions during a pandemic is medically irresponsible” - leading U.S. doctors' groups
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 chemical abortions will need to be seen in the emergency room, usually due to hemorrhage, and that this will add to a healthcare system already threatened by the pandemic.