State moves to close last Cincinnati abortion clinic


Another Ohio abortion clinic — the last in Cincinnati — could be on the verge of being closed by state health officials.

Planned Parenthood’s Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center could be closed unless it secures an agreement with a local hospital to accept patients who might need emergency treatment.

And that, a Planned Parenthood spokesman said yesterday, is not going to happen.


Looks like another abortion clinic may close…Thanks be to God.


So what will women do whose life or health is in danger if they carry their baby to term?


Maybe they could go to a hospital that will provide medication and/or surgery to save both the child and mother, whether that is to term or through a caesarean? Thank God that despite the throw away culture, medical advances are still being made so that thousands of births end happily for mother and child, whereas 50 years ago either or both would have been lost.




Exactly! Great anwer:thumbsup:


Pretty much a strawman. “Danger to health of mother” is the ultimate loophole for pro-aborts. It can be invoked at pretty much any time, and for all practical purposes, it is always invalid.

Are there rare cases in which abortion is justified?

As reported in The Lancet medical journal in August 2012, the German Breast Group followed 413 pregnant cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, and found little to no evidence of negative health effects on their infants.1 Delay of cancer treatment did “not significantly affect disease free survival” in this study, and chemotherapy was found to be relatively safe after the first trimester.

When you examine the actual fetal health risks of maternal chemotherapy, it looks like killing babies isn’t good healthcare after all.

Most physicians recommend an abortion before they will prescribe chemotherapy, however, it is not to save the mother’s life, but to protect themselves from litigation. I have witnessed physicians withhold life-saving care from a pregnant mother unless she gets an abortion, not because the abortion was necessary to save the mother’s life, but because their care or the medicine they planned to prescribe could have hurt or handicapped the baby and they feared a lawsuit.

The Dublin Declaration is a statement from physicians opposing the legalization of abortion in Ireland; they state, “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 her unborn child.”

Congressman and obstetrician Ron Paul said he never saw an abortion that was medically necessary. Former Surgeon General Everett Koop said that abortion was “not needed to save the life of the mother.” He wrote, “In my thirty-six years in pediatric surgery I have never known of one instance where the child had to be aborted to save the mother’s life.”

Even Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Alan Guttmacher acknowledged, “Today it is possible for almost any patient to be brought through pregnancy alive, unless she suffers from a fatal illness such as cancer or leukemia, and, if so, abortion would be unlikely to prolong, much less save, life.”3


Praise the Lord.


While I’m pro-life, I disagree with using trap laws to shut down medically safe clinics.


Yes, it is rare but it is certainly not a strawman for those of the Jewish faith or for Friends. Judaism permits, in fact requires, abortion for certain exceptional cases when the mother’s physical health or life are in danger. There are also extenuating circumstances for rape and incest when the psychological health of the mother would be impaired, as well as in those instances when the baby will no doubt be born severely impaired and in pain by, for example, congenital disease, and will almost certainly not live. Further, when there are two unborn babies and one of them is very weak and not likely to live, while threatening the life of the other baby, abortion is permitted.


That’s an unfortunate deviation of Jewish teaching in stark contrast to the Divine Law. I see it arose during the time of Maimonides in the Middle Ages. That was a long time ago, but Christianity had already been preaching against abortion for one thousand years. The rabbis should have known better.


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