LANSING, Mich.— A lawsuit charging that the U.S. bishops’ ethical standards for hospitals caused negligent care of a pregnant woman wrongly claims that abortion was medically necessary, a doctor and professor of medicine has said.
“Abortion is never necessary to save the life of the mother,” said Dr. Brian Calhoun, a professor and vice chair in the obstetrics and gynecology department at West Virginia University-Charleston.
Calhoun, who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, rejected the deliberate killing of an unborn patient in a medical emergency.
“Abortion is not medicine. It is something else entirely,” he told CNA Dec. 2.
The American Civil Liberties Union on Nov. 29 filed a...READ MORE