According to the CBC, Canadian students will soon have access to a course on how to perform abortions:
A new interdisciplinary course about abortion care is being offered to Dalhousie University health students this year for the first time. Martha Paynter, who’s leading the course, said abortion care has changed a great deal in the Maritimes in recent years and the new course is meant to prepare future nurses, doctors and social workers. Nurse practitioners can now prescribe medical abortions through Mifegymiso, the brand name for the combination of two pills used to terminate early pregnancies…The course is offered through Dalhousie’s interprofessional health education program and is open to all health profession students.
It’s a mini-course, which means it lasts between six and nine hours, and allows students from different professions to work together. Students will learn about the history of abortion care in Canada, from the opening of Dr. Henry Morgentaler’s first clinic in Montreal in 1969 to the introduction of surgical and medical abortions on P.E.I. in 2017. Students will also learn the process of performing surgical abortions, be trained in follow-up care and explore what their role is in educating patients about contraceptive options. Paynter said the course is vital given abortion education is still lacking in many health programs, especially nursing, due to stigma around the procedure.
“Despite abortion having been decriminalized in Canada since 1988, the remaining barriers to access are of course geography … but also the willingness of providers to step up and provide this care,” she said. “If we’re going to address that barrier we have to train the providers, and when you realize how normal something is, how safe, how common, that helps you adopt it into your practice and feel comfortable with this care provision.” Paynter said it’s also a requirement in health-care providers’ code of ethics and standards of practice to never abandon their patients. If they can’t offer abortion care, they make a referral to someone who can, she said. She was involved in introducing training for nursing students on abortion that was part of a larger undergraduate course a couple years ago.
An important observation on this news. First, you’ll notice that Canada’s state broadcaster, funded by the taxpayers, is so intent on reporting the news precisely the way abortion activists want them to that they no longer just refer to abortion, but abortion care. Let’s take a quick look at how abortion “cares” for the pre-born child. Here is how the RU-486 abortion drug works:
Sounds “caring,” doesn’t it? “Caring” in the way a mobster might tell you he’s “taken care of” someone. Here’s how surgical abortions work, including second-trimester procedures that involve dismembering the baby with metal forceps:
And somehow I doubt that this course will cover the rising death toll of the abortion pill. The abortion industry, after all, only survives by hiding the truth.