Have you seen or heard pro-choice advocates’ scare-tactic ads about pro-life legislation endangering the life of the mother? Prolife legislation would address procured abortion, but would not interfere with medical procedures. A procured abortion is one where an agent wills or intends, either as a means or an end, the death of an unborn child. Examples of medical procedures that are not procured abortions:
…when a pregnant woman develops appendicitis. The doctor treats the pathology, meaning that an appendectomy is performed even though an undesired secondary effect may be the loss of the unborn baby.
…when a pregnant woman develops cancer. She may choose whether or not to have chemotherapy and/or radiation or choose alternative treatment even though the course of treatment may result in the undesired secondary effect of the loss of the unborn baby.
…when a woman has an ectopic pregnancy. The doctor treats the condition even though the undesired secondary effect is the loss of the unborn baby.
Pro-life advocates have the welfare of the mother, the unborn child and the born child at heart.