Straight from the pros:
DUBLIN, September 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An international group of obstetricians and other physicians meeting in Dublin this weekend has issued a statement denying that abortion is ever “medically necessary” for women.
“As experienced practitioners and researchers in obstetrics and gynaecology,” the declaration said, “we affirm that direct abortion is not medically necessary to save the life of a woman.”
“We uphold that there is a fundamental difference between abortion and necessary medical treatments that are carried out to save the life of the mother, even if such treatment results in the loss of life of her unborn child.
“We confirm that the prohibition of abortion does not affect, in any way, the availability of optimal care to pregnant women.”
Over 140 medical professionals attended Friday’s symposium, organised by the Committee for Excellence in Maternal Healthcare and chaired by Prof. Eamon O’Dwyer, professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynaecology at the National University of Ireland in Galway. They released the statement along with new papers on maternal health issues including high-risk pregnancies, cancer treatment during pregnancy, foetal anomalies, mental health and maternal mortality. (Source)
Put that in your quiver for the next time you have to debunk some junk. Once again, the Church is proven right.