Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Abortion in America: Unsafe to Moms Too

Dr. Byron Calhoun, vice chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at West Virginia University, writes to the state's Attorney General.

We commonly (I personally probably at least weekly) see patients at Women and Children’s Hospital in our emergency room or our ultrasound center with complications from abortions at these centers in Charleston: so much for "safe and legal." These patients are told to come to our hospital because the abortion clinic providers do not have hospital privileges to care for their patients, so we must treat them as emergency "drop-ins."

…No other medical providers are allowed to care for patients, have no backup coverage, and then abandon them to the emergency room. We would be held ethically and legally liable…The fantasy of women’s reproductive health care seems to allow these individuals who perform the abortions some special dispensation to provide substandard care.

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