Love in Extreme Hardship
Pro-Life Professional Insight
Sharing stories of pro-life doctors, nurses, and midwives
Legal Elective Abortion Distorts Our Judgment
When the US Supreme Court published its decision in Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Center, many media outlets spread misinformation and fear. We heard shocking stories about doctors refusing to treat medical complications in pregnancy. Some people tragically and wrongly assumed that Dobbs had compromised this kind of emergency care.
The same mistaken assumption leads people to suspect that pro-life medical professionals, those who refuse to perform or cooperate in elective abortions, also refuse to treat medical complications in pregnancy. That too is false.
50 Years of Pro-Life Professional Insight
When Roe permitted elective abortion in 1973, most medical professionals did not expand their services to include elective abortion but did continue to treat pregnant women suffering from medical emergencies. Some of these medical professionals emerged as pro-life doctors, nurses, and midwives. It is these professionals who have been practicing for the last half century without following the ethical and practical distortions of a Roe-shaped profession.
Their stories deserve an audience. In their hands, it is rare that a procedure to save the life of the mother ends the life of the child. These professionals strive to treat and save both patients and are usually successful.
Their Stories Teach Us...
The human face of pro-life medical professionals in spite of today’s dehumanizing rhetoric
How women and children should be treated
The professional wisdom gained from navigating 50 years of Roe-shaped medicine
Higher standards of care that lead to better outcomes for women and better legislation
The importance of conscience and religious free exercise rights, which enable medical professionals to offer pregnant women and their children the care they deserve
A project by Grattan Brown, STD