Yves here. Normally we relegate sexual and “right to choose” matters to Links or Water Cooler, since they are a bit wide of our normal finance/political economy focus. But since we’ve been covering health care and scientific legitimacy more, both as a result of Covid as well as America’s out of control medical-industrial complex, this story seemed germane as ideologically-driven promotion of dangerous quackery. I find it hard to fathom how doctors involved in this “abortion reversal” scam live with themselves, although I may have become desensitized to rampant profit-driven abuses, ranging from spinal fusion surgery to rampant overprescription of steroids.
What is distressing about this anti-abortion malpractice is that some US state require doctors to “inform” patients about this snake-oil option, and that its big booster, Heartbeat International, has devised ways to violate medical laws in many countries by not only touting this bad practice but also steering young women to illegal prescription providers.
These people deserve to burn in a private hell.
By Claire Provost, global investigations editor at openDemocracy, focused on our project Tracking the Backlash against women’s and LGBTIQ rights. Find her on Twitter: @claireprovost. Originally published at openDemocracy