More than 30,000 physicians wrote to the U.S. Supreme Court asserting that unborn babies are human beings and therefore deserve rights like any other, including the right to life.
The Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, which represents more than 30,000 physicians and other health care professionals, calls for restoring legal protections for unborn babies as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a major abortion case on Dec. 1.
“In the nearly 50 years since the court wrongly decided Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, medical science has progressed significantly and has increasingly supported the pro-life position,” the medical alliance said in a statement earlier this month.
“It is time that the law of our land caught up with advances in medical science and supported the human rights of all of our patients,” the association insisted.
According to the alliance, there is no doubt based on science that a human being, alive and whole, arises at the moment of conception. And an abortion implies ending the life of that human being, who should be no less important than any other.
They also made it clear that health professionals, when caring for a pregnant woman, do so knowing that they are caring for two different people.
In this sense, abortion should not be considered part of “health care.” In fact, according to the statement, 90 percent of obstetrician-gynecologists do not want to perform this type of practice.
Abortions can also harm mothers, subjecting them to increased risks of future premature births and mental health disorders, including death, the alliance continued. In the second trimester, the risks are even greater, it noted.
The case before the Court beginning Dec. 1, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, justly involves a 2018 Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy when the fetus is nearly fully formed.
The alliance was adamant that the abortion issue has become a political issue, inviting scientists and medical colleagues to appeal to science when it comes to taking a stand on the issue and not being swayed by ideology.
“It is time for those of us in the medical profession to boldly defend the lives of all of our patients and demand that our preborn patients be protected and our pregnant patients be empowered instead of lied to,” the alliance said.
The landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling has allowed a veritable abortion industry to develop in the United States. As a result, nearly 63 million unborn babies were legally killed under cover of political and health authorities.
Fifty years ago, when the controversial ruling was issued, science did not know many issues about unborn babies that are known today and could lead to reverse the judicial decision taken at that time.
Just as an example, today, there is no doubt that babies in the womb can feel pain at 12 weeks of pregnancy and with certainty after 18 weeks, according to an article published in the National Review magazine.
Other advances in science, such as 4D and 5D ultrasound, have made it possible to see the movements and expressions on babies’ faces in much greater detail, providing visual evidence that unborn babies feel pain in the second trimester when exposed to an invasive procedure.