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Komen Forgetting Psychological Impact of Abortion with Planned Parenthood Decision

Planned Parenthood Ignores ‘Do No Harm’ and ‘Informed Consent’ and Isn’t Around to Pick Up the Pieces After the Wounds of Abortion

Philadelphia, PA—The worldwide breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure reversed a controversial decision late last week and will continue to provide funding to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Unfortunately, Komen is funding the dis-service Planned Parenthood is actually providing.

 

‘Do no harm’ and ‘informed consent’ are two foundational components of healthcare. Planned Parenthood has disregarded the ‘do no harm’ tenet by killing many young men and women before they could even be born. They also harm mothers, as abortions lead to many psychological issues and contribute to medical issues including breast cancer. Even further, the abortions Planned Parenthood provide also harm fathers, who struggle with their own psychological issues.
Planned Parenthood also ignores informed consent as the abortion provider doesn’t inform patients of the medical facts and pros and cons of the recommendations and interventions they are advising and performing. They refuse offer ultrasounds or to inform mothers that a growing baby is inside of them by showing a picture of their child and his or her beating heart. Planned Parenthood doesn’t inform them of the harm of the abortion or the infection, bleeding, future reproductive capabilities, mental health ramifications or cancer risks that can come with abortion.

 

Planned Parenthood will do an ultrasound, but only after the mother has chosen to have an abortion to assist them in performing the abortion procedure.

 

I wonder who Susan G. Komen thinks they are helping in the long run, because Planned Parenthood certainly aren’t involved in the patient’s life after an abortion to help clean up the mess. As a physician and healthcare provider, the two basic guidelines of ‘do no harm’ and ‘informed consent’ are paramount. Those considering an abortion require compassion, integrity and a conscience. They also require a love for the patient and a valuing of all life, not just the ones they choose to value. When a healthcare provider determines that one life is valuable and another isn’t, or that the patient doesn’t need to know the pros and cons of her treatment options, we are on a scary and ruthless downward slope to more atrocious conduct to come.

karl-benzio-1Dr. Karl Benzio MD, Christian Psychiatrist, writer, speaker, media guest expert, social issue activist, and the founder and clinical director of Lighthouse Network. Benzio brings scientific expertise and biblical principles together to examine common daily struggles and help people successfully navigate life’s storms. His experiences include teaching pastors, ministry leaders and students about counseling, leadership, parenting, marriage, and conflict resolution skills in traumatized areas like Uganda, Kenya and post-Hussein Iraq. He is currently a member of Focus on the Family’s Physicians Resource Council, the Pennsylvania Director of the American Academy of Medical Ethics, and serves on many other social policy task forces. His specialties include adolescents, addictions, decision-making and infusing spirituality into treatment. Benzio shares psycho-spiritual insights via his Stepping Stones daily devotional, on his one-minute daily radio feature “Life Change with Dr. Karl,” on 425 Christian radio stations and on iDisciple.org.

Email: KBenzio@LighthouseNetwork.org

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