OBGYN Explains Why Abortion Is Never Medically Necessary To Save A Woman's Life

By Gina Florio
·  2 min read

In the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned by the Supreme Court, you've probably heard your fair share of people saying that women will, as a result, be denied necessary treatment. A board-certified doctor is here to set the record straight.

There's a lot of misinformation being passed around about what will happen to women's healthcare if their state enacts strict abortion laws in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned. You may have heard that women who need treatment for ectopic pregnancies or a miscarriage will be denied care. This simply isn't true, and an OBGYN is here to explain why.

OBGYN Explains Why Abortion Is Never Medically Necessary

Dr. Christina Francis is a board-certified OBGYN, and she shared a message with Live Action, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to protecting life in the womb. After completing a 24-hour shift at the hospital "taking care of moms and babies," she wants to be clear about the claim that abortions are medically necessary.

"Treating ectopic pregnancies or miscarriages or other life-threatening conditions in pregnancy is not the same thing as an abortion," Dr. Francis explained. "This is very important to clear up because I know that many women out there are feeling fearful today that they might not be able to receive saving care if they need it."

"As a pro-life OBGYN who's practiced my entire career in hospitals that did not do abortions, I have never been prevented from being able to provide excellent healthcare to my patients and take care of these kinds of conditions in pregnancy and that's because the only intent of an abortion is to produce a dead baby," she said. "That's not the intent when we intervene to save a woman's life if she has a ruptured ectopic pregnancy or she's going through miscarriage."

Dr. Francis added that "women deserve to be empowered with information," just like they and their children "deserve to receive excellent healthcare." She emphasized that they will be able to receive that care regardless of whatever abortion laws have been passed in their state.

She wants women to know that there's nothing to fear—you will still be able to receive the care you need even if abortion is completely outlawed in your state.

For more information about the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or to find a doctor near you, click here.

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