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I’m an OB/GYN and infanticide is not part of abortion care. Here’s why.

The propaganda about infanticide and abortion is offensive and ridiculous. It insinuates that somehow abortion involves delivery of a viable infant and then that viable infant is killed. This isn’t what is happening. At all.  A legal, non back alley abortion does not lead to infanticide.  Anyone who says otherwise has no idea what happens at … Continue reading

How to respond to a question about “late-term abortion,” a procedure that doesn’t exist

There has been so much in the news these past few weeks about abortion. The misinformation, disinformation, and lies are overwhelming. Language always matters, but in medicine it is especially important to be precise. Imagine if we didn’t use the term appendix and instead said a small chunk of bowel on the right? In very … Continue reading

Abortions at or after 24 weeks are sometimes needed medically. Anyone who says otherwise is wrong.

There have been a lot of lies circulating about abortion since New York State passed a law allowing abortion after 24 weeks if the health of the mother is at risk or if there are lethal fetal anomalies. This does not mean that ladies who just forgot their 8 week abortion who are now struggling … Continue reading

If Trump is the most pro life President he should ban breastfeeding

Hot of the heels of restricting federal funds for contraception for clinics that also offer abortion or refer women for abortions Donald Trump delivered the keynote address at the Susan B. Anthony List’s Campaign for “Life” (a.k.a forcing women to carry fetuses to term without providing them with any assistance to have a healthy pregnancy) Gag … Continue reading

The new “study” on medical abortion reversal is total b.s. Here’s why.

There is a new study on “abortion pill reversal” and it is bullshit. It’s a terrible study, but as it advances a forced-birth agenda we can expect forced-birth politicians to salivate and cackle and use it to brew more laws that amount to experimenting on women. I was made aware of the study because it was … Continue reading

What does the life of a mother mean to you Governor Bryant?

Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi signed the Gestational Age Act into law on March 19, 2018. This is a law that bans abortion after 15 weeks unless there is a “medical emergency” or a “severe fetal anomaly.” The law was placed on temporary hold March 20, 2018, how long the stay will last is not … Continue reading

Dear Alabama Voter, I’m an OB/GYN and Roy Moore is wrong about “ninth month” abortions.

Dear Alabama Voter, I am an OB/GYN who trained to do abortions almost as late as they can go. For several years I practiced in a state with no gestational age limit, meaning I could technically have done “due date” abortions. While I don’t do abortions anymore I think it is fair to say that … Continue reading

Does Ivana Trump want us to believe The Donald has super sperm?

One of the greatest things about being Twitter’s resident OB/GYN is people send me crazy news stories that overlap with reproductive health as they are breaking. More often than not it is a story about some bizarre thing one shouldn’t put in one’s vagina, but today’s treat was a little different. This morning Alexandra Svokos sent me a nugget … Continue reading

Health and Human Services wants to define life as beginning at conception

The draft of the 2018-2022 strategic plan of the department of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just dropped. The mission of HHS is “to enhance the health and well-being of Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, … Continue reading

HR 36 is a 22 week abortion ban not a 20 week ban. Why the lie?

H.R. 36 the supposed “20 weeks ban” based on ignoring the scientific literature about fetal pain does not ban abortion at 20 weeks it bans abortion at 22 weeks. Why has no one made a big deal about this? It’s pretty important. Here is the relevant passage from the bill: Medicine does not use fertilization … Continue reading

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