Australia Obstetrician Promotes Home DIY
Queensland, Australia – July 31, 2010 –
For years the abortion industry has attempted to portray itself as the Marcus Welby of modern medicine. Claiming close and intimate concern about their patient’s abortionists have successfully argued that they are best situated to advise a child about abortion options.
It is this philosophy that consistently positions Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers against parental notification and parental consent laws. But the truth is far different.
For example, an investigation in Kansas revealed that Dr. George Tiller performed late-term abortions on viable unborn children primarily for mental health reasons. Dr. Tiller claimed these mental health concerns were substantial because Kansas law did not allow an abortion on a viable child unless the women “would suffer a severe and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function” if the abortion was not performed.
Despite claiming his patients suffered such severe mental health concerns, records indicate that Dr. Tiller did not do any follow-up with his patients after the abortion was performed. (To learn more about Dr. Tiller’s practice and the investigation, click here). The reality is that abortion clinics every rarely have any follow-up care with their patients.
And so, in some ways it is a breath of fresh air when an abortionist admits her concern and care are truly not needed. Dr. Adrienne Freeman of Australia (pictured right) announced this week that she intends to post an Internet website beginning in October of this year that will guide women and children who to perform their own abortions while at home.
This DIY (‘do-it-yourself) modeled website will have helpful videos and simple instructions regarding how to “terminate your pregnancy.” I suppose for the US the instructions will include how to dial 911 for emergency medical assistance.
Dr. Freeman has long been a “women’s advocate” and is so passionate about her beliefs she ran for the legislature in the Dalrymple electoral district of Queensland, Australia in 2009. Out of 25,000 votes case, Dr. Freeman gathered 248, just less than 1% and finishing 5th out of 6 candidates. This does not, however, stop her from communicating to the world, and lonely and frightened, and possibly coerced, young girls via the Internet.
In fact, Dr. Freeman claims her website will offer “choice” at any stage of gestation by at home self medication” with misoprostol. Misoprostol is primarily used to prevent ulcers, the rough equivalent of how many pro-choicers view an unborn child. The drug is increasingly being used, when combined with other drugs, as an abortion cocktail.
Dr. Freeman, an obstetrician, is already fighting a finding of “unprofessional conduct” by the Health Practitioners Tribunal of Australia for her conduct in helping a women perform an at home abortion on a 19 week old fetus.
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Visit Dr. Freeman’s campaign website by clicking here.