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A look back two years after the Dobbs overturned Roe: Part One

by | Jun 21, 2024

By Dave Andrusko

Editor’s note. Monday is the second anniversary of the Dobbs decision which unceremoniously dispatched the horrific Roe v. Wade. We’re running three stories from two years ago to help refresh our memories about that glorious day. And, needless to say, pro-abortionists distorted—and continue to distort—what that decision, written by Justice Samuel Alito, actually said.

As Nancy Flanders writes, “The overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022, has opened the flood gates of pro-abortion propaganda and misinformation.” That’s for sure.

There is no shortage of “horror” stories coming out of the pro-abortion camp now that Roe v. Wade and Casey are no longer the law of the land. There are all foolish and the Supreme Court in Dobbs said so explicitly with respect to some of them.

That doesn’t stop the Abortion Industry.

As Prof. Jonathan Turley writes, “After the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a common rallying cry for pro-choice advocates has been the endangerment of women with ectopic pregnancies who would now be barred in some states banning or severely limiting abortion services.” But “Pro-choice advocates’ talking point about ectopic pregnancies isn’t just false, it’s dangerous.”

Prof. Hurley begins by quoting from the likes of pro-abortion Reps. Judy Chu, Jan Schakowsky, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the latter of whom “even used the issue to justify hounding and harassing justices eating in public.” But “these ectopic pregnancies can be life-threatening and must be addressed as soon as possible,” he writes. “These interventions are not abortions and even restrictive states expressly state so.”

What are ectopic pregnancies?

“When a pregnancy implants in the fallopian tube, it is not a viable pregnancy but it creates a potentially fatal risk for the mother from tubal rupture and internal bleeding. Removing such a pregnancy is not an abortion,” Prof. Turley writes.

“Indeed, as noted in a recent column, the procedures are vastly different, including the fact that ‘mifepristone and misoprostol, used commonly to provide medical abortions, specifically do not treat a pregnancy outside of the uterus.’”

That doesn’t stop pro-abortionists from insisting otherwise. From Turley

A woman reading such accounts or listening of Ocasio-Cortez might easily conclude that she could be charged with a crime or face other legal penalties if she sought treatment for an ectopic pregnancy in restrictive states. These politicians stress that time is of the essence and that such a loss of time in an ectopic pregnancy could prove lethal. Yet, their false claims could have precisely that effect.

No matter how carefully the distinction is made between an abortion and removing an ectopic pregnancy, the Abortion Lobby will scream to high heaven that women’s lives will be at risk.

The irony is, he writes, that “It is precisely the type of disinformation that many of these same leaders have called to be censored.”

Prof. Turley’s conclusion is spot on:

President Biden and other Democratic members have called for censorship because social media companies are “killing people” with disinformation. That is precisely what could occur if women believe the claims of politicians and pundits on these ectopic pregnancies.

State laws are clear. “Treatment for ectopic pregnancy is not an abortion, and no doctor is prohibited from performing the life-saving surgery.”

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