Medicine's about life, abortion's about politics

Medicine's about life, abortion's about politics

Medicine's about life, abortion's about politics

A pro-life doctor says an some of her fellow obstetrics and gynecology professionals don't seem to understand that the majority of OB-GYNs don't want to terminate preborn children.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), whose support for abortion is not up for debate, recently held a workshop in an auditorium set up to seat 300-400 people. But while the exhibitor hall was reportedly "packed," only 10-15 doctors attended the pro-abortion event.

Since conferences generally hold smaller seminars in smaller rooms, LifeNews.com points out that the room size suggests ACOG leaders had hoped the abortion how-to would be a major event.

Dr. Elizabeth Nelson of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) says the reason for the poor attendance is simple: Doctors do not want to kill babies.

"I don't know what it would take to get their attention," she tells AFN. "You would think they would learn something from an empty conference room, but I don't think they're operating on a medical basis. I think they're operating on a political basis."

Even so, the ACOG remains the nation's largest OB-GYN group. Dr. Nelson says that is because of the process of becoming board certified in the field.

"The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology works very close with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and it's difficult to be a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist and back out of the American College of OB-GYNs," she explains.

So even though the AAPLOG continues to grow, many of the doctors remain members of the abortion-supporting ACOG because of the certification issue.