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Absurd: Doctor offering free ultrasounds called “cruel” and “inhumane”

by | Dec 3, 2019

By Texas Right to Life

Dr. Gádor Joya, a pediatrician in Spain, has outraged abortion activists the world over. What has instigated such ire? Dr. Joya simply offers mothers seeking elective abortions free ultrasounds in a van outside of abortion clinics. Through the group “Life Ambulance Project,” Dr. Joya operates a mobile ultrasound unit and offers information and resources to mothers outside Madrid abortion mills. For her altruism, she was swiftly condemned.

One abortion activist claimed what Dr. Joya was doing was “very immoral,” telling the Independent, “This is purely just an attempt to intimidate them into not having an abortion. Their tactics are cruel and inhumane. They might think abortion is inhumane but what they are putting those women through – stuffing them into the van – is inhumane.”

Pro-Lifers don’t “think abortion is inhumane”; they recognize that abortion is. Comparing the horrific violence of abortion, in which a living human being is crushed, dismembered, and mutilated to death, to a charity organization offering mothers free ultrasounds reveals how absurd the anti-Life position has become.

The Pro-Life efforts have not been clandestine, and Dr. Joya has spoken publicly about her reasons for the volunteer work she does. She said recently, “Precisely because I have been doing this, I know what has been hidden from these women. Most of them, when they receive the information and hear the heartbeat, decide to go forward with their pregnancies.”

The abortion industry is notorious for lying to mothers about prenatal development and withholding information from mothers seeking elective abortion. Groups like Dr. Joya’s give mothers access to scientifically accurate information about their child.

Dr. Joya, who also serves as a deputy in the Madrid regional assembly, received censure from her colleagues. One implied that Dr. Joya was “torturing” mothers when asking about her motives.

She said, “To dissuade or to torture them? Because [Joya] says that many women decide not to have an abortion when they hear the heartbeat. How many women is that? And what happens to them? What is the psychological and emotional cost for these women?”

The “pro-choice” façade crumbles as soon as mothers have access to resources to make an informed decision about their health care and the Life of their preborn child. If anti-Life politicians were truly “pro-choice” they would not try to prevent mothers from having all the information necessary to make an irreversible abortion decision, which is a matter of Life and death.

Committed to abortion at any cost, many anti-Life activists and politicians continue to ignore the grief and agony of mothers who regret their abortions and act as though informed consent is optional.

In a tweet responding to some of the backlash, Dr. Joya explained, “What I am proudest of as a doctor is having helped many women to become mothers when they were on the point of aborting. Yes, I have worked for a project aimed at defending the right to life and dignity of all human beings. And I will continue doing it wherever I am.”

News outlets report that Dr. Joya is no longer working for the public health system. The reports are not clear if this was a direct result of her Pro-Life outreach.

In response to the criticism, Spanish Pro-Lifers have pointed out that, unlike the abortion industry withholding information, Pro-Lifers have nothing to gain from giving mothers an opportunity to see their child in the womb. Coercion and financial incentive are on the side of the abortion industry, which profits from the slaughter of innocent preborn babies.

Katherine O’Brien, of the pro-abortion British Pregnancy Advisory Service, told the Independent it was “completely misguided and profoundly insulting to suggest that providing an ultrasound will dissuade women from ending a pregnancy.”

If Dr. Joya’s work is “misguided and profoundly insulting,” why has she saved lives? The fact remains that there are mothers seeking elective abortions who feel they have no other choice. Instead of assuming that death is their only option, we can offer them another way and a chance to choose Life.

The outrage among anti-Lifers sparked by the simple and effective Pro-Life work in Spain shows how important laws like Texas’s Sonogram Law are. Pro-Life laws in Texas require not only that mothers receive an ultrasound, but also that she be given a 24-hour waiting period before undergoing an abortion.

The reason why ultrasounds are so despised by anti-Lifers is that there is no denying the humanity of a preborn child viewed by ultrasound, whose beating heart can be detected and measured. Every mother deserves to know who her child is — and that there are people willing to help her choose Life — before undergoing a life-ending procedure that can never be undone.

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