Yesterday, top leaders of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society of Family Planning penned an op-ed in The Washington Post and called for honesty in the abortion debate. They called for abortion on demand, any time for any reason. They state that abortions “must be available without restrictions, without limitations and without barriers.”
Their op-ed was in response to SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfeler and strategist Kellyanne Conway’s recent op-ed in the Washington Post in which they lay out how Republican presidential candidates must go on offense and contrast their pro-life view with the extreme Democratic view of abortion on demand.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser issued the following statement in response:
“In an Informed debate, the truth is what matters and now we finally hear the truth from the abortion lobby. So now we take this question of abortion limits to voters and those running for public office. Americans are compassionate people and overwhelmingly reject all-trimester abortions on demand. The more they learn of the extremist positions of organizations in power, the more they reject them.”
Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a board-certified OB-GYN who has practiced in Texas for nearly 30 years and serves as vice president and director of medical affairs at Charlotte Lozier Institute responded saying:
“As an obstetrician for the last 30 years, I have advocated and cared for both of my patients—mothers and their unborn children. This brazen proclamation from ACOG, while sad to see, is reflective of a discouraging new reality: In ACOG’s leadership and the broader medical community, there’s no place for dissent on the issue of unlimited abortion for any reason, at any time in pregnancy.
“We are witnessing, in real time, a vocal, political takeover of a scientific community that represents the most honorable and beautiful profession, responsible for safely bringing new life into the world. I wish ACOG would realize that their promotion of elective abortion without limits isn’t reflective of the views of their own members, considering about 90% of practicing obstetricians will not perform an elective abortion.”
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