Correct the misinformation you hear about pro-life laws
Misinformation regarding abortion is abundant since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June.
The anti-life media arm is working overtime to disseminate outright lies and half-truths in order to advance their pro-abortion worldview.
I wanted to take a minute to address some of the most common misunderstandings regarding pro-life laws I’m hearing these days so we can collectively take this information to build a stronger culture of life in the great state of Indiana. The Federalist summed all of this up recently in a great article co-authored by an OB-GYN.
Much of the misinformation about abortion surrounds healthcare concerning ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages. Sadly, a quarter of women in the United States will miscarry their pregnancies, and one out of fifty pregnancies are ectopic, so many people understandably desire clarity regarding these issues. A lie that is prevalent is that the overturning of Roe v. Wade now prevents doctors in pro-life states from treating miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies. This is completely untrue.
Legally and medically, ectopic pregnancies are categorically separate from abortion procedures. Elective abortion procedures intentionally end the life of the preborn baby inside the mother’s womb. The purpose of ectopic pregnancy procedures are to save the mother’s life from the possibility of severe hemorrhaging, and the key here is the intention is never to end the life of the preborn. With respect to miscarriages, a pregnancy that ends before 20 weeks is confusingly referred to as a “spontaneous abortion.” The important differentiator here is the contrast to induced abortion, versus spontaneous abortion. Miscarriages are spontaneous abortions, meaning the preborn passed away on their own without medical interference. Induced abortion is the intentional killing of a preborn baby by a medical provider through medication or any abortive procedure.
Another common trope is that women need access to abortion because abortion saves the life of a mother. Let’s be clear on this – abortion is never necessary to save the life of a mother and when left wing media says differently, they are being intentionally dishonest. There are extremely rare situations that exist where a baby must be delivered prematurely due to various medical complications. This is not an abortion, as the intention is not to harm the child.
These are just a couple of the lies being spread by Big Abortion in Indiana and beyond, but it’s up to us to counter this misinformation with the truth and a loving culture of life wherever we go.
Please join us in creating a stronger culture of life in the state of Indiana by joining us at the Fall Dinner on September 29th with Allie Beth Stuckey!
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See you in Westfield, Indiana on September 29th!