Over a thousand doctors and medical professionals have signed a statement declaring that abortion is never medically necessary to save a woman’s life.
The Dublin Declaration on Maternal Healthcare, as it has been called, has gathered signatures from numerous obstetricians, gynecologists, medical professionals, nurses, midwives, neonatologists, pediatricians and medical students.
The declaration states:
As experienced practitioners and researchers in obstetrics and gynecology, we affirm that direct abortion – the purposeful destruction of the unborn child – is not medically necessary to save the life of a woman.
We uphold that there is a fundamental difference between abortion, and necessary medical treatments that are carried out to save the life of the mother, even if such treatment results in the loss of life of her unborn child.
We confirm that the prohibition of abortion does not affect, in any way, the availability of optimal care to pregnant women.
Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action, sat down with obstetrician/gynecologist and former abortionist Dr Anthony Levatino who said, “In my experience over almost a decade, I never had to kill deliberately a single child to save a woman’s life during pregnancy.”
Dr Levatino went on to explain that the key point so many people miss is that it takes days to prepare the cervix for an abortion. In a life-threatening situation, the mother is safer having an immediate c-section than waiting 24 to 72 hours for her cervix to dilate large enough to dismember a baby.