Skip to comments.Dr. Manny Alvarez: Late term abortion in New York and Virginia -- An Ob-Gyn's take
Posted on 02/01/2019 4:00:33 PM PST by jazusamo
For many obstetricians including me the whole political debate and legislative push for legalized abortion after 24 weeks, and in some cases well into the third trimester, is not only disturbing but very sad.
Over many years in my field of maternal-fetal medicine, I have encountered situations when parents ask about an abortion but for a lot of parents, termination after 24 weeks has never been the norm. Neonatologists, who are pediatricians who treat very premature babies, devote themselves to the survival of these small infants.
Viability for infants as early as 23 weeks has improved over the years. There are indeed clinical conditions under which either for maternal causes or fetal conditions a premature delivery is indicated.
But the political agenda to include elective termination of pregnancy into the third trimester may lead to putting patients in harms way.
Many of these politicians advocating for these late-term abortion are not thinking about the consequences of their actions, and my comments have nothing to do with my personal views on abortion. To legislate clinical indications for elective abortion into the third trimester is really political malpractice.
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Oh, the politicians are thinking about the consequences of their actions. They are guaranteeing their next election since there are plenty of Josef Mengele type voters supported by many, many useful idiots. That is why the NY Senate cheered when the infanticide bill passed.
This guy nails it.
There’s nothing to “take”; it’s COLD BLOODED MURDER!
The child that I could see most clearly needed his/her fingernails clipped.
Yep...Many years ago Mrs. jaz was an Army nurse and says basically the same thing about early miscarriages, they’re little humans.
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If a woman decides on an abortion the day before she would deliver the child, it can be ripped apart and removed from her body.
If a person is shot a few minutes before they would naturally die, the shooter can still be arrested for murder. If you dismember the body of the deceased you can be charged with “Abuse of a corpse”.
So why can’t the abortionist be arrested for “abuse of a corpse?”
**That is why the NY Senate cheered when the infanticide bill passed.***
The first ten abortions might cause a new abortionist stress. After a hundred it becomes easy. After a thousand you will have no problems shoving people into the gas chambers or ovens as at Auschwitz, dead or alive.
And that is what is really frightening. Who will be next?
The 5 month girl my mom miscarried was fully formed, I found her bleeding out in the bathroom. And they had to have a real burial. She grieved over it for a long time.
Make no mistake about it, this has been mooted in academia complete with a well developed philosophy. And it is within the range of acceptable ruling class opinion, as the man is a department head at Princeton.
Yes it can easily get a lot worse than it is now.
Having done a Residency in Neurosurgery I know what Northam (ineloquently) was talking about from my 12 month experience in two of our nations busiest Pediatric Hospitals. However, if Northam is so stupid to say what he said to an audience with an average 8th grade comprehension he deserves all his troubles.
The problem people like Northam and SInger run into is this. Northam was pretty clearly referring to anencephaly and saying a woman should be able to abort an anencephalic child right up to or even in the Fourth Trimester. The problem is, one need not abort these children as they arent viable in the first place. In my day there was only one case in the literature of an anencephalic child lasting over 48 hours. Which is why you make the child comfortable and explain things to the parents. Now with so many Ultrasounds done on every baby no one is surprised by anencephaly at birth. No one has objected to prematurely inducing birth of anencephalic children that I have ever heard of. It is pretty hard to make the case that a fetus with no brain is human.
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