Thursday, December 09, 2010

Pro-choice research institute finds abortionists can "feel safe" not using ultrasounds before prescribing abortion pills

Reuters has an article on a study by Gynuity Health Projects which finds that physicians without ultrasound equipment should "feel safe" prescribing abortion pills to women. Gynuity's president and founder is Beverly Winikoff, who is also a founding member of the Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health.

Ultrasound equipment is the only sure-fire to know how far along a woman is in her pregnancy and if she has an ectopic pregnancy. Never mind those facts, the study says. Since most women in the study were good at remembering when their last period was and Planned Parenthood doesn't really care that much if a woman is mistaken and ends up taking the pill beyond 9 weeks (if the pills don't work they'll always be there with the suction machine), who needs to ultrasounds?

The study certainly points to the abortion industry's focus - getting more abortion providers - and shows how women's health certainly isn't their top focus.

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