Vocal Point-Dr. Ingrid Skop

Topic: Is Abortion Safer than Giving Birth?

Does the recent Supreme Court abortion decision (“Dobbs v. Jackson”) overturning “Roe v. Wade” put women’s lives at risk, as some are now claiming? Recently an Ob-gyn, Dr. Ingrid Skop wrote an op-ed calling this a myth. The headline of the article is, “No, The Dobbs Decision Does Not Put Women’s Lives In Danger.” Dr. Skop notes: “Presenting abortion as the ‘life-saving solution’ for women facing challenging pregnancies is a warped view of health care.” And she added, “The U.S. Supreme Court decision on Dobbs has sent abortion advocates and their allies in the media scurrying to strike fear into the hearts of women.” Dr. Skop is a board-certified ob-gyn, who has delivered “more than 5,000 babies and [has] walked alongside thousands of women experiencing difficult pregnancies, including women facing life-threatening complications.” Dr. Ingrid Skop, a senior fellow and director of medical affairs at Charlotte Lozier Institute, joins Jerry Newcombe to deflate myths on how a woman giving birth is supposedly more dangerous for her than having an abortion. www.lozierinstitute.org

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