Medical abortion is increasing as a percentage of all abortions for reasons that benefit abortion providers but there are distinct disadvantages for women. Medical abortion is far more likely to fail than surgical abortion, resulting in frequent complications and requiring surgical completion in one out of twenty women. Abortion advocates are aggressively working to remove FDA and legislative restrictions so that medical abortion can be provided without evidence based oversight. These trends must be recognized and countered for the protection of American women.
Opening prayer and testimony about policy work in the pro-life movement with Joseph Pitts, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1997-2017.
Recommended reading on the topic of medical abortions:
- “The Next Abortion Battleground: Chemical Abortion” by Patrina Mosley, published by the Family Research Council in December 2019.
- "Immediate Complications After Medical Compared With Surgical Termination of Pregnancy" Niinimäki, Maarit MD; Pouta, Anneli MD, PhD; Bloigu, Aini BSc; Gissler, Mika MSocSc, PhD; Hemminki, Elina MD, PhD; Suhonen, Satu MD, PhD; Heikinheimo, Oskari MD, PhD. By The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists October 2009.
- "The “No-Test Medication Abortion” Protocol: Experimenting with Women’s Health" by Dr. Ingrid Skop, published by the Charlotte Lozier Institute in July 2020.
Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. has been a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist in San Antonio, Texas for 23 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in physiology from Oklahoma State University and her medical doctorate from Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Skop is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Charlotte Lozier Institute Associate Scholar. She is the chairman of the AAPLOG maternal mortality committee, the board chairman of Any Woman Can Pregnancy Resource Center-which specializes in free mental health counseling, and a board member of The Source for Women-a consortium of holistic women’s health care centers in Texas. Dr. Skop is married to a physician and is the proud mother of two sons and a daughter.