Planned Parenthood is suing to try and expand abortion access in the state of Wisconsin. The abortion business wants to do this by giving advance practice nurses, nurse practitioners and midwives the ability to provide abortions to patients without the supervision of a physician.
“It’s our responsibility, and we are always looking for ways to ensure people have access to the health care they need,” CEO of Planned Parenthood Wisconsin Tanya Atkinson said. “Part of that means that if we prevail in this lawsuit, we could expand (abortion) access to other parts of the state.”
It’s unclear how expanding abortion access would “ensure people have access to the health care they need.” After all, there are already 21 Planned Parenthood locations in the state. Doesn’t that mean that women across the state are already receiving the “quality” health care the abortion business claims that it provides?
However, there are only three offices that provide abortions. For the abortion business, which thrives off the money made from aborting preborn babies, that’s just not enough.
The way the abortion business is planning to expand its offerings is especially concerning, as it wants to remove physicians from the situation and instead allow advance practice nurses, nurse practitioners and midwives to administer the abortion pill.
This has been something pushed by a variety of pro-abortion advocates, who continue to argue, despite a lack of evidence to the contrary, the abortion pill is “safe” and some say it’s even safer than Tylenol (per former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards). It isn’t.
There is a study that shows at least one in five women have pain so severe or are so concerned by the process, that they reach out to the office where they received the pill. It’s worth noting that some of the minor abortion pill complications women experience includebleeding, pain, nauseas, vomiting, diarrhea, chills and fever. Severe complications can include hemorrhaging, infection/sepsis, incomplete abortion, uterus rupture, death and an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy, which is a potentially fatal complication.
In order for something like Tylenol to become dangerous, a person would have to severely abuse the over-the-counter medication to experience significant harm, like liver damage.
The dangers of the abortion pill, not to mention surgical abortion, is of little to no consequence to Planned Parenthood.
In fact, there is rarely a physician on site at the abortion business. As Wisconsin Public Radio reports, physicians that “work” at Planned Parenthood in the state only do so part-time, and usually only come in on abortion day.
This is backed up by testimony of Abby Johnson and other former Planned Parenthood employees who say that they never saw their local medical director and the physician would only come in for abortions. Most of the time, medical visits are completed by nurses, nurse practitioners or physicians’ assistants. Oftentimes, untrained and unlicensed clinic staff workers, like Johnson, would administer the abortion pill.
Wisconsin Planned Parenthood wants to remove physicians even more from the state’s clinics through this lawsuit. It argues that all of these medical professionals provide care in the event of an “early pregnancy loss,” but a miscarriage is far different from an abortion.
“We believe this is a dangerous road for the state to go down,” Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action, said. “Medical abortion is not without risk. If Planned Parenthood prevails, and they open up all of their sites to do these, women will suffer from that, and certainly their unborn children will be killed because of the courts.”
At the end of the day, this lawsuit isn’t about health care, it’s about abortion and money.
The Daily Citizen will be tracking this case.
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