One year ago, 40-year-old Ayanna Byer was admitted to the emergency room after suffering for two days with sepsis and a high fever caused by an “incomplete abortion,” which occurs when an abortionist fails to remove the entire baby from its mother’s uterus during an abortion. The body parts left inside her cause a septic infection and this can be fatal within a day or two if not treated. Ayanna’s “physician” (abortionist), however, abandoned her following what she claims was a coerced and forced procedure in the first place. Ayanna had changed her mind about the abortion after learning that she was further along than she initially thought. Staff coerced Ayanna into consenting to a surgical abortion, but Ayanna only agreed to go through with it if she would receive anesthesia.
When the abortionist attempted to begin Ayanna’s surgical abortion without the agreed-upon anesthetic, Ayanna told him to stop. The abortionist did not stop, and Ayanna not only lost her child against her will, but also experienced the excruciating pain of a botched suction abortion. To wrap up the horrific experience, Ayanna’s abortionist was MIA when the woman began experiencing symptoms of septic shock shortly thereafter. Hence, Ayanna’s only hope was an ER visit, where she waited four hours for the facility to procure a gynecologist who could perform emergency surgery to remove the body parts left inside of Ayanna by the shoddy work of her abortionist.
Pro-abortion activists argue that abortion is pro-woman while turning a blind eye to the kind of abuses that Ayanna suffered at the hands of a Planned Parenthood facility (whose ironic motto is “Care. No matter what.”). Furthermore, the horrific, anti-woman crimes of Kermit Gosnell (including the preventable death of Karnamaya Mongar, a woman who went to him for abortion) were consistently overlooked by the so-called “pro-woman” National Abortion Federation for years before the Philadelphia District Attorney was apprised of the situation and conducted his own investigation. Abortion advocates are “pro-woman”? Think again.
Americans United for Life (AUL), disconcerted by the anti-woman state of affairs rampant within the abortion industry, has taken a proactive approach in favor of women’s rights in legislation. AUL asks, “In an increasingly health-conscious society, why does abortion lack a warning label?” AUL’s report lists the proven negative effects of abortion on women, as well as the myths surrounding the procedure which are propagated by the liberal media’s love affair with abortion.
Truly pro-woman solutions –not the farce of “pro-woman” propelled by the abortion rights movement – are needed in state and federal legislation, and in the media’s discussion of abortion.
Students for Life of America has joined the crusade for pro-woman legislation, asking “what has Roe done for us?” The Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion – a procedure that has done inestimable physical and psychological harm to generations of women ever since – must be questioned by today’s women, who are suffering from the effects of living in the fifth decade in US history wherein abortion is legal and commonplace. The effects that abortion has on women’s health include skyrocketing suicide rates, a greatly increased risk for breast cancer, and dangerous pre-term deliveries of future children.
SFLA’s “What has Roe done for us?” project will be visiting twenty-five college campuses this year to raise awareness of the women’s health issues that are overlooked by the so-called feminists who falsely propagate abortion as a pro-woman cause.