By Jonathon Van Maren
In our upside-down world, doctors who kill pre-born children in the womb are protected under law, their perpetration of feticide being dubbed an “essential service” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors attempting to save lives, meanwhile, have been targeted constantly by abortion activists and their allies in the media.
Over the past two years, nation after nation has mainstreamed the use of abortion pills, grotesquely labeled “do-it-yourself” or “at-home” abortions by some. This has resulted in women hemorrhaging; being rushed to the hospital; severe side effects; and in several instances, women have become the subject of murder investigations in the United Kingdom for taking abortion pills after the 24-week cut-off for legal abortion. Many more have likely gotten away with it.
Some time ago on the LifeSiteNews podcast, I interviewed one of the pioneers of the abortion pill reversal (APR) method, which involves administering progesterone to women who have taken the abortion pill and changed their minds. Progesterone, a natural hormone, reverses the effects of the first abortion pill, mifepristone. Thousands of children have been saved through this rescue method (hundreds in Canada), and photos of babies born safely after their mothers had taken abortion pills have gone viral.
Doctors willing to assist women who wish to reverse the effects of the abortion pill have come under intense fire. Progressive media outlets have systematically run dozens of “investigations” in which doctors are asked if they are willing to prescribe progesterone, and then “outed” as anti-abortion physicians following “dangerous” junk science. I personally know doctors who have been the subject of such investigations. Abortion activists want to make it impossible for desperate women to change their minds.
That brings me to the case of Dr. Dermot Kearney, highlighted recently by the U.K. organization Christian Concern. Kearney is the former president of the Catholic Medical Association and, after a referral from the General Medical Council, was banned from providing the life-saving treatment of APR for 18 months. He is going to the High Court to have this ban overturned. It is unconscionable that a physician seeking to save lives would be actively blocked by the courts from doing so. From Christian Concern:
Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Dr Kearney will now have his case heard at the Royal Courts of Justice on Thursday 24 February 2022, where lawyers will submit that the interim order against him should never have been made and should be discharged.