Abortionists ever desperate as another state stands for life

Abortionists ever desperate as another state stands for life

Abortionists ever desperate as another state stands for life

Despite what they say, the abortion industry continues to show that for them, cash outranks women's health.

Operatives like Planned Parenthood want to promote the use of the manual vacuum aspirator (MVA), a handheld device that will allow women to kill and remove their preborn babies at home.

According to LifeNews.com, abortionists claim they need help because they are overwhelmed by patients traveling for abortions from pro-life states. Laura Echevarria of the National Right to Life Committee, however, says it is another effort to normalize abortion and make it seem safe.

"These handheld devices have the potential to perforate the uterus," she points out. "Because of that, if a woman is not near emergency medical care, she could find herself hemorrhaging internally, and it could be life-threatening."

The devices also increase the risk of infection, especially if they are used in the home or by someone who is not a doctor. Even so, the industry continues to promote them.

Echevarria, Laura (NRLC) Echevarria

"Serving the abortion industry, Planned Parenthood alone makes over $1 billion a year as a nonprofit," the pro-lifer reports. "There is a lot of money to be had with selling these devices or making them available, and certainly, I think we should be aware of who is making the money off of these devices and who is putting them out there for women to use."

She says the goal is not to help women but to make money.

Meanwhile, North Dakota is striving to save as many preborn babies and help as many women in crisis as possible.

Governor Doug Burgum (R) has signed into law a bill that almost totally bans abortion in the state.

"This bill clarifies and refines existing state law … and reaffirms North Dakota as a pro-life state," Burgam said in a statement.

Sierra Heitkamp, legislative director at North Dakota Right to Life, tells AFN the measure answers a question the state Supreme Court recently relayed.

"They expressed some concern with the laws that we had in Century Code, and so we were able to use [Senate Bill] 2150 to address some of the concerns that the North Dakota Supreme Court had," Heitkamp reports.

That one area of contention was the lack of exceptions in the state's existing pro-life laws. Now there are three.

Heitkamp, Sierra (NDRL) Heitkamp

"If you have become a victim of rape or incest, there is a process where you can go to the doctor, be examined, report the incident," the pro-lifer explains. "On top of that, there's also the exception for physical health of the mother. Our definition for physical health of the mother is it would have lifelong, permanent consequences to the physical health of the mother."

Those slim exceptions are only allowed up to six weeks' gestation, which means the vast majority of babies in the state will be carried to term.

Currently, bans on abortion at all stages of pregnancy are in place in at least 13 states and on hold in others because of court injunctions.