A group representing tens of thousands of medical doctors has told the US Supreme Court to defend unborn babies as it prepares to rule on new pro-life legislation.
Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Dobbs v. Jackson, where Mississippi hopes to overturn an obstacle to its pro-life law banning abortions after 15 weeks.
The Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine (AHM), which represents more than 30,000 health professionals, said: “The science is clear – at the moment of fertilization, a new distinct, living and whole human being comes into existence. Abortion, which is an action whose sole intent is to end this life, clearly violates the basic tenets of medical ethics.”
In its statement, the AHM stressed that “As physicians and other healthcare professionals, we know that when we care for pregnant women, we are caring for two distinct patients. Our duty is to protect and preserve the lives of the patients whom we care for.”
The science is clear – at the moment of fertilization, a new distinct, living and whole human being comes into existence.
The association also pointed out the dangers abortion presents to women, including an increased risk of preterm delivery in future pregnancies and increased risk of mental health issues.
The AHM is made up of the Catholic Medical Association, the American Association of Pro-Life OB-GYNs, the Coptic Medical Association of North America, the Christian Medical and Dental Associations and the American College of Pediatricians.
‘My life matters’
As the Court prepares to hear the case, pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List and the Abortion Survivors Network have shared the story of Amy Miles, a woman who survived a late-term abortion attempt.
Miles said: “It bothers me greatly that there’s laws in place that allow babies to be aborted up until the birth day. As somebody who survived an abortion, I would want to tell the Supreme Court that my life matters.”
Since 1973, nearly 63 million babies have been killed by legal abortions in the US.