Abortion clinic owner won’t offer abortion pill

Roneal Martin, abortion clinic owner, decided that he would not prescribe the abortion pill because the chances were too high that the woman would need a surgical abortion or other medical intervention if the pill failed. In addition, if the abortion pill was prescribed by another doctor, women might have to go to his clinic to have their abortions completed by suction. He decided not to backup any other doctors or provide the pill himself.

He says:

”It comes down to taking over someone’s complications,” she said. ”Does that mean I’m putting my doctor on call in the middle of the night. We might say, ‘Go to the emergency room.’ ‘

Gina Kolata.” Wary doctors spurn new abortion pill; some doctors insist that a surgical abortion remains a better alternative than the new pill.” The New York Times Nov 14, 2000

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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