The Brave New World Post-Roe

by George Delgado, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
Fall 2022

The infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions, that were relegated to the heap of jurisprudence embarrassment by the recent Dobbs decision, remind us that we cannot serve God and mammon (Mt 6:24). Their nullification also demonstrates that eventually, no matter how long “eventually” is, the truth will prevail. Roe v. Wade was a house of cards built on a foundation of lies. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, one of the early fathers of legalized abortion in the US (and a later repentant convert to Catholicism), admitted that the statistic of illegal so-called “back-alley” abortions that took place in the US before Roe was a fabricated number pulled out of thin air in order to garner support for legalized abortion. During the Roe deliberations, Justice Blackmun cited NARAL attorney Cyril Chestnut Means Jr., who falsified the legal history of abortion to make it appear as if abortion restrictions were not imposed until the 19th century and were created then only to protect maternal health rather than the lives of preborn children. Lies from the father of lies, these were. Now that the legal landscape has been reset, we do not have a wholesale prohibition of abortion as many pro-abortion advocates have claimed in their sky-is-falling rants. Rather, each state now has the right to regulate or ban abortion as it sees fit. The country has become even more polarized, politically, ethically and religiously. We have pro-abortion states such as California, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois and New York. The pro-life states include Texas, Florida, Utah, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and the Dakotas. California’s Governor Newsom, who has presidential aspirations, has declared that California will be a “sanctuary” state for abortion. His administration has established a website, abortion.ca.gov, that is a state-sponsored propaganda tool for the medical-abortion complex. It encourages teens to seek abortions and seeks to recruit out-of-state women to California to have abortions. Under “Fake abortion information” it states “Search results online may include clinics that do not perform abortions. These “clinics” may provide false, medically inaccurate information online or in person about abortion to convince you not to have an abortion. They are sometimes called crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs).” Apparently, if a clinic does not offer abortion services it is by definition “fake.” According to Live Action News, Newsom’s campaign has placed abortion-promoting billboards in seven pro-life states. They read, “Need an abortion? California is ready to help.” What is worse is that under theses sentences is the Bible verse, Mark 12:33, “Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandment than these.”The blasphemous use of Holy Scripture, in a twisted, demonic way illustrates that the pro-abortion lobby will do anything to further its cause. Perhaps Governor Newsom’s campaign forgot about another Bible verse, Isaiah 5:20, that tells us: “Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.” California has spent $200 million on promoting abortion, post-Roe, according to Live Action News. The crowning achievement Newsom and his forces seek is the passage of Proposition 1, which would amend the state constitution so that abortion could not be restricted, through all nine months, in the Golden State. Only a simple majority of voters will be required for its passage. In August 71% of voters were in favor of passage, according to a UC Berkeley and LA Times poll (not an unbiased duo, I must add). We need people of good will to convince Californians to vote no on Proposition 1. See more information at https://cacatholic.org/prop1. If God be for us who is against us? (Rm 8:31) More lies flow from the pro-abortion side. Abortion supporters claim that states that do not allow abortion will criminalise legitimate medical treatments for miscarriages, choramnionitis (infected pregnancies) and tubal pregnancies. Nothing could be further from the truth. Abortion is a process that is designed to end the life of an innocent preborn human being. Treatment for miscarriage does not involve a living preborn human; the baby has already died. Treatments for infected or tubal pregnancies are directed at the diseased part of the woman’s body. An unintended consequence is the ending of the life of the preborn baby — if he or she is still alive at the time of treatment. Already, we are seeing an increase in the numbers of medical abortions procured by mail order or telemedicine. Current estimates are that 50-60% of all abortions in the US are mifepristone-misoprostol medical abortions. In mail order abortions, women or men legally or illegally purchase mifepristone and misoprostol online with little or no screening. Telemedicine abortions involve “virtual” video visits with a medical practitioner. The potential adverse effects (besides the ending of the preborn’s life) of mail order and telemedicine abortions are significant and potentially lifelong. The medical risks include incorrect pregnancy dating, non-pregnant women taking mifepristone (because of misinterpreted pregnancy tests), and the consumption of tainted or counterfeit drugs. The lack of a pre-abortion ultrasound could have disastrous consequences. A woman might forget she has an IUD (intrauterine device) in place. The mifepristone use is contraindicated in a woman with an IUD. About 1-2% of pregnancies in the US are tubal, with the embryo implanted in the tube instead of the uterus. A tubal pregnancy is at high risk of rupture, which can lead to catastrophic and fatal blood loss of the mother. The only way to exclude the possibility of a tubal pregnancy is by ultrasound. Without a pre-abortion ultrasound, a woman is taking her life into her own hands. Bleeding from a ruptured tube will easily be misinterpreted by her as the expected heavy bleeding associated with a medical abortion. Lost time at home due to false assumptions will cost mothers their lives. Without ultrasound, a woman with an advanced gestational age may take mifepristone inappropriately, possibly leading to a failed abortion and significant bleeding. Additionally, the woman might presume she has aborted and not know she has an ongoing pregnancy. Women receiving their abortion drugs by mail order and telemedicine will not be tested for Rh factor. A pregnant woman who is Rh negative should receive a shot of Rho immune globulin (RhoGam) at the time of an abortion to prevent an immune response by the mother against Rh positive blood, according to the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists. If the mother does not get the shot and her immune system is sensitized, she could be doomed to complications, including stillbirth, in future pregnancies where the preborn baby has Rh positive blood. The social risks of mail order and telemedicine abortions include coercion by others, forced abortions, and surreptitious placement of drugs in food or drink. Mail order and telemedicine abortions will become the tools of child molesters, rapists and sex traffickers. With mail order and telemedicine abortions, we may be seeing more women who make hasty decisions which they later regret. These women will be asking for a second chance at life. Fortunately, we have abortion pill reversal, a process pioneered by myself and others, that utilizes bioidentical progesterone to reverse the effects of mifepristone abortions. With our best protocol, reversal rates are 68%. I founded Steno Institute in order to increase the awareness, education and research around abortion pill reversal. Our goal is that any woman who starts a medical abortion know that there is an option for her to reverse that abortion, if she changes her mind. Additionally, we want all medical practitioners to be aware of abortion pill reversal and be confident in recommending it to women who want a second chance at life. Currently we are planning two studies that will help us perfect our protocols and hopefully lead to increased acceptance of abortion pill reversal by medical professionals. We are also collaborating with Dr. Stephen Sammut, a researcher at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has developed a rat model of abortion pill reversal. To learn more about abortion pill reversal and Steno institute, visit https://stenoinstitute.org. Women deserve a second chance at life.

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About The Author

George Delgado, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
President and Founder of Steno Institute and Medical Director of Culture of Life Family Services (COLFS), San Diego, is a Professional Member / Supporter of CANFP. Board certified in both family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine, Dr. Delgado received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis, and completed his residency at Santa Monica Hospital/UCLA. Dr. Delgado is a Natural Family Planning Medical Consultant, trained in NaProTechnology.
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