Doctor: ‘Late-Term Abortion Is Never Medically Necessary’

By Emily Ward | February 13, 2019 | 3:55 PM EST


( -- On Feb. 8, Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, radiologist and policy advisor for The Catholic Association, said, “late-term abortion is never medically necessary.”

Christie also called out the liberal media for describing late-term abortion as “medically necessary,” and explained why this claim is not scientifically true.

“I am so frustrated by the media and the way that they describe late-term abortion as ‘medically necessary,’” Christie said in a video posted to Twitter. “As a physician, I can tell you, with perfect confidence, that if a pregnant woman’s health is endangered in the third trimester, there is never a reason to stop the child’s heart with an injection and dismember the child on the way out – in other words, to do a late-term abortion.”


“There is always the possibility of delivering the child immediately, through a live birth or a c-section, and then letting that child – even if the child is premature, at 24 or 25 weeks, a time at which many children survive – that child can take his or her chances and can be cared for in the neonatal ICU,” Christie explained.

“In these ICUs, children are cared for with so much passion by the people who love them, their doctors and their nurses and also their parents,” he said.

“So late-term abortion is never medically necessary,” Christie concluded. “This is an absolute scientific reality.”

According to a study by the Guttmacher Institute, most women seeking “later abortion” do not do so because their physical health is in danger. Instead, these women usually fit “one of five profiles: They were raising children alone, were depressed or using illicit substances, were in conflict with a male partner or experiencing domestic violence, had trouble deciding and then had access problems, or were young and nulliparous.”

The New York Legislature recently passed a bill, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed into law that allows abortion up through all nine months of pregnancy, and at the day of birth.

A similar law, equally to what observers called “infanticide,” was proposed in Virginia but was rejected in committee.


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