Thursday, September 05, 2013

What happens when abortionists don't have admitting privileges?

According to a declaration by James C. Anderson, M.D. that was filed in support of a Mississippi law requiring that abortionists maintain hospital privileges, abortion clinic emergency plans frequently involve simply sending women to an emergency room and letting the ER staff figure out what happened and how to fix it.

Anderson continued, “As stated earlier, I have worked in local Emergency Rooms across Virginia for over thirty years. When women have come to the Emergency Room with complications related to an abortion, never once have I received a phone call initiated by the provider conveying information about the abortion, the young woman’s condition or potential complications. I have always had to evaluate the situation, come to my own conclusions, and initiate what I thought was appropriate treatment. This definitely created some time delays that were not in the patient’s best interest. I have called many abortion clinic physicians but never once has the provider come to the Emergency Room to assume care. I have always had to call a staff physician. This then creates another delay since the staff physician is taking care of his/her own patients, but now much change his/her schedule to assume the care of someone else’s patient. These delays can have life-threatening implications when dealing with hemorrhage or infection.”

That was from an article explaining how botched abortions are a weekly event in West Virginia.

Here's my question.

What's the situation in Canada?

More and more clinics and private doctors are doing abortions (so we think, given the unreliability of abortion stats).

Are Canadian abortionists equally incompetent?

Do they try to care for their patients, or do they leave their colleagues at the ER to figure it out?

We need an organization doing this kind of research.