“Do Doctors Need Abortion to Save a Woman’s Life?”: Unraveling Pro-Choice Lies (Trending with Timmerie)

💡 Ever heard that abortion is necessary to save a woman’s life? Think again! 💡

In a recent episode of Trending with Timmerie, Dr. Ingrid Skop, an obstetrician and the Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Charlotte Lozier Institute, joins Timmerie to tackle one of the most persistent pro-abortion myths: the idea that abortion is necessary to save the life of a mother. Dr. Skop, who has delivered over 5,000 babies, asserts that abortion is never medically necessary to save a mother’s life. Instead, the focus should be on early delivery if complications arise, ensuring both mother and child receive the care they need.

✨ Key Points from the Podcast: ✨

Medical Misinformation & Misleading Practices:

Since the 1960s and 70s, Timmerie explains that the medical community has often misinformed women about their fertility and health, pushing birth control and abortion as solutions to underlying health issues.

Abortion & Emergency Medical Treatment:

Dr. Skop clarifies that in emergency situations, the appropriate medical response is to stabilize the mother and deliver the baby, not perform an abortion.

EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act of 1986) requires hospitals to provide emergency care, which includes evaluating and stabilizing both the mother and unborn child.

Supreme Court & Legal Battles:

The Biden administration’s attempts to use EMTALA to promote abortion conflicts with state laws. However, Dr. Skop is optimistic that the Supreme Court will uphold the states’ rights to protect both mother and child in emergencies.

Misleading Pro-Abortion Arguments:

Pro-abortion advocates often use the argument of “life of the mother” to justify abortion, despite it not being necessary. Most medical emergencies occur later in pregnancy when early delivery is viable.

Pro-Life Laws & Women’s Health:

Quality medical practice involves early delivery, not abortion. Abortion, especially later in pregnancy, is riskier for women and often coerced by external pressures.

The Charlotte Lozier Institute provides scientific, peer-reviewed data debunking pro-abortion claims and supporting pro-life laws.

Global Perspective:

The U.S. is one of only eight countries that allows elective abortions throughout the entire pregnancy, a practice that is both inhumane and unnecessary. This is a heartbreaking reality that our nation needs to correct, and we need to turn back to the Lord.

Dr. Skop emphasizes that abortion till birth is a tragic reality in the U.S., often justified under vague definitions of health that include social and financial reasons. This misrepresentation leads to coercive practices that harm women and their babies. These women truly want to keep their children. Can you only imagine the pain and pressure they feel? We need to show them compassion and better choices, and walk with them through this hurt.

🙏 Pro-Life, Pro-Woman:

🕊️ “Pro-life is pro-woman.” 🕊️

Pro-life laws protect women and children. The reality is, women facing crises during pregnancy need comprehensive care, not abortion. Educate yourself and others using resources from the Charlotte Lozier Institute, where science and compassion meet to support life at all stages. Here’s one of Dr. Skop’s publications. 

Let’s spread the truth and support the sanctity of life!

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