“Ignore Leftist Myths About Ectopic Pregnancy”

Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS), a obstetrician and gynecologist (OB-GYN), wrote an op-ed for Fox News telling Americans ‘to ignore left-wing myths about ectopic pregnancy’ in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling Dobbs decision.

‘”Don’t let the sun go down on an ectopic pregnancy” was an axiom we were taught the first week of OB-GYN residency – it’s as true today as it was before and after. deer, and after Dobbs.Make no mistake about it, a ectopic pregnancy is still a life-threatening disease, and the reality of being sued for delayed treatment far outweighs the mistaken cry of those who say doctors will ‘withhold treatment,’” Marshall wrote in an article published Monday.

Ectopic pregnancies, when left untreated, “can cause life-threatening bleeding,” according to the Mayo Clinic. These types of pregnancies, which are estimated to account for one in 50 pregnancies, usually occur in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus, which means the fertilized egg cannot survive.

Marshall, who says she has delivered more than 5,000 babies, wrote about ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages after several corporate media outlets published stories of women who reportedly had difficulty receiving care for ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages after the Supreme Court overturned. Roe v. Wade. (See here, here, here and here.) These stories typically refer to doctors who would refuse or delay care because they worry about the legal ramifications of abortion laws and bans. Far-left politicians like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have further reinforced claims that women will not be able to seek treatment for ectopic pregnancies.

Unverified horror stories and posts laced with misinformation have also circulated on social media, likely leading people to believe that laws banning or restricting abortion also restrict much-needed treatment. However, all pro-life laws list an exception for the life of the mother, and more explicitly list exceptions for miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies, as Breitbart News reported after consulting with OB/GYNs.

“Like all OB-GYNs, including pro-life OB-GYNs, I routinely treated ectopic pregnancies as well as miscarriages. This is also not an abortion, and the myth that that will change after Dobbs is simply inconsistent with any clinical reality,” Marshall added.Plus, it goes without saying that each state’s trigger laws allow exceptions to save the mother’s life, debunking another outright lie. To say otherwise is simply alarmist.

Marshall said another myth on the pro-abortion left is that the reversal deer is “devastating to women’s health”.

“They imply that carrying a baby to term is more dangerous than an abortion. Using their logic, should we abort every baby? Should we stop all procreation? he asked.

The senator said portraying abortion as a “lifesaving solution” for women in complicated pregnancy situations is a “distorted view of health care”, adding that “it belongs to a culture that does not value human life “.

“And that denies modern medical science that can bring mother and baby safely even during a high-risk pregnancy. Finally, in absolute terms, trauma, suicide and drug overdoses kill more women of childbearing age,” he wrote. “… Undoubtedly, women who have miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies will be treated in all states without exception. The mother’s life will continue to be honored, family planning clinics will continue, and Plan B contraception will remain over-the-counter.

The lawmaker concluded by saying that Republicans are willing to work with their colleagues across the aisle to increase access to child care, prenatal care and nutrition, and to improve d Other Social Challenges Mothers May Face During and After Pregnancy.


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