If You Can’t Beat Them, Censor Them: OBGYN’s Comments Stripped from Article for Breaking Pro-Abortion Narrative 

Caroline Wharton - 27 Mar 2023

The abortion lobby has a funny way of interacting with information they don’t like — their key move being to ignore or erase it. Students for Life of America (SFLA) President Kristan Hawkins sees this on campus when pro-abortion students choose to scream instead of listening and engaging in discussion, and one obstetrician/gynecologist found this recently when his expert comment was stripped out of a news article. Why? His medical expertise and years of experience had contradicted the pro-abortion narrative. Here’s what happened:  

Dr. Greg Marchand of Arizona told Fox News Digital that his expert opinion had been taken out of a Parents Magazine article two days after it had been published. According to Marchand, the piece he was formerly included in had been about “some TikTok craze where people were being told that their lives would be in danger if they needed an abortion in an emergency circumstance. As a result of that, they were being encouraged to make a living will to let doctors know that they wanted their lives saved before the lives of their baby.”  

(Click HERE to read the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ position on “abortion to save the life of the mother.”)  

 Marchand referred to the idea as a “craze” because he believes it isn’t rooted in science or medical application. His comments relayed that, with one quote reading:  

“All board-certified OB-GYNs in the United States understand when a [birthing parent’s] life is in danger, none of us are afraid to act… I would never hesitate to terminate a pregnancy when a [parent’s] life is in danger, and I am certain I speak for every board-certified OB-GYN in the country when I say that. None of us are scared; none of us want to ‘check with our lawyers’ or need a refresher on the law.”  

Another comment from Marchand said, “Plainly put, there are no situations where a doctor must make a ‘save one or the other decision’ urgently… If something has gotten to the point where an emergency surgery must be performed, there is no longer a choice at that moment.”  

Despite being an expert in his field, Marchand’s comments were quietly erased after publication without notice. In fact, he only realized the changes had been made after he posted the article to his own social media and had other platform users report the omissions — but why?  

Though not explicitly pro-life or pro-abortion, his comment didn’t square with the abortion lobby’s narrative; and that means they must be expunged. 

Marchand reported his disappointment with the magazine and concerns over the rabid misinformation campaign led by abortion supporters. He said, “The disinformation that goes around abortion is really some of the most powerful disinformation there is.”  

While he acknowledged that misinformation occurs with other subjects as well, misinformation regarding medicine is particularly problematic as it’s a tougher subject for non-experts to sift through truth vs. propaganda. With fallacies such as this TikTok craze, Marchand said, “There’s a little medical terminology, and somebody who’s not very familiar with medical terminology or medicine really could fall into the trap of believing this.” 

Misinformation is a favorite tool of the abortion lobby, and that’s why it’s important for the Pro-Life Generation to speak the truth in order to win hearts and minds. This also means that we need to be prepared to speak the truth well — so make good use of SFLA learning resources to know and articulate the scientific and philosophic truths behind why you are pro-life. This is the best way to combat misinformation and bring light to this issue.  

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