Check your privilege and your facts before discussing sex selective abortion

Dr. Brian Goldman, in his blog for CBC radio, wrote about the new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on the sex ratio after induced abortion in Ontario, i.e. sex selective abortion. The article in the CMAJ confirms what is no surprise to me as an OB/GYN, that the ratio of male to …

Ted Cruz says women aren’t the people who get to decide on abortion, unveils plan to punish women

Ted Cruz was interviewed on Fox about how he is so much better with the women than Donald Trump. Look he married one, see! When asked about abortion, given Trump’s recent flip flops (I think he’s had six or is that seven positions this week?), Ted Cruz said “the people” should decide. And that Roe …

Dear Mr. Trump, is a perforated uterus punishment enough for an illegal abortion?

Dear Mr. Trump, I just heard you on Chris Mathews discussing abortion. “Should the woman be punished for having an abortion?” you were asked. You waffled and tried to deflect, but Mathews called you out. What does an abortion ban mean, he wanted to know? You then called abortion “a very serious problem” and suggested …

Leading OB/GYN group issues statement on today’s Supreme Court abortion case

Mark S. DeFrancesco, MD, MBA, President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), released the following statement regarding today’s arguments in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt: The outcome of the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt has the potential to impact millions of women across the country. After all, it …

Dear Supreme Court, legislating substandard abortion care IS an undue burden

The Texas law that uses “safety regulations” to limit abortion services in Texas is set to go to the Supreme Court. The law in question is HB2 and it includes: A 22 week ban 4 visits for a medical abortion Abortion providers have admitting privelgaes at a hospital within within 30 miles Abortion clinics must …

Hey Rubio an OB/GYN says there’s no such thing as a “due date” abortion

As per usual when GOP candidates get together they beat their chests and howl about who is more anti-abortion. The loudest at the most recent debate was Marco Rubio. Why do people pester him about abortion and the fact that he thinks raped women should be forced to carry their pregnancies to term, when the …

Should the National Library of Medicine index anti-choice journals?

While researching something on PubMed I stumbled across a journal entitled Issues in Law and Medicine. It appears that the vast majority of articles are either anti-choice (e.g. abortion causes breast cancer or childbirth is way safer than abortion) with a smattering of anti-vaccine articles. I especially like the use of quotations around “Emergency Contraception.” …

The media also bears a lot of responsibility for the Planned Parenthood shooting

When we speak of organ or tissue donation in children and adults we say just that, kidneys or liver or skin grafts. Even face transplants. We do not call them body parts we use their anatomic terms. When fetal tissue is donated for medical research (much in same way a kidney or a liver is …

Ben Carson unveils plan to stop abortions: daycare for children of “uneducated” women

Dr. Ben Carson was on The View today and said this: “A lot of those young girls who are having babies out-of-wedlock — when they have that first baby, they stop their education and that child is four times as likely to grow up in poverty.” He then babbled on about daycare and GEDs and clearly …

Proof the FIorina was “right” video is a premature delivery – a male support person bedside

I’ve been thinking about that terrible Fiorina was “Right” video purported by the Center for Bio Ethics to be from an abortion clinic. Terrible not because it is an abortion or representative of an abortion or that abortion is anything but reproductive health care, but because I am sure it is not an abortion. I …