The following comes from an Aug. 3 letter from the American Associate of ProLife Obstetricians an Gynecologists. Mary Davenport practices in El Sobrante (Bay Area) and got her ob-gyn training at UC San Diego.
Here is the first-hand account of the incivility and bullying endured by AAPLOG women doctors at the hands of Medical Women’s International Association officials in Seoul, Korea two days ago. The presentations were described by Medical Women as “unscientific” and “political.” You should read them at https://www.aaplog.org/news/banned-at-mwia/ and determine for yourself the quality of science they represent, and the degree of political propaganda they do or do not contain. You be the judge.
Three women physicians, Donna Harrison, Mary Davenport and Martha Shuping, were invited months ago to give lectures on complications of abortion for the MWIA, the Medical Women’s International Association. Donna Harrison’s presentation demonstrated that nations with laws protective of mothers and unborn babies have excellent maternal mortality statistics. Mary Davenport had a talk about abortion as a risk factor for preterm birth, a cause of some of the 15 million preterm births internationally each year. Preterm birth is the biggest cause of neonatal death. Martha Shuping had a presentation that included two case reports of women who suffered severe psychological harm from abortion, even though they had obvious risk factors that were not discussed in the informed consent process. These risk factors were actually quoted from an abortion provider textbook endorsed by the National Abortion Federation! This was valuable information for physicians to hear, especially those from developing nations who are under tremendous pressure to legalize abortion due to the false belief that legalized abortion is a panacea for maternal mortality.
However, our presentations were cancelled at the last minute. This was not a total shock to us, because many physicians and scientists have long been hampered in attempts to inform the scientific community and patient about risks of abortion. Very important information has been suppressed and even lied about. With the cancellation of our talks, our host Anna Choi, head of a group of 680 Korean obgyn physicians who stopped doing abortions, had decided to set up a radio and newspaper interview for us during the time that we were supposed to present.
When we got to the radio interview that Anna had set up, it was actually a television interview, and the newspaper reporter was there also.
They put the three of us up front like a panel discussion, and the reporters started asking us questions about our presentation, allowing us an opportunity to talk about what we came to present. About 20 minutes into the interview, the Secretary General of MIWA, a Canadian woman, burst into the room (I kid you not. …and all of this is on camera), and came up to the table and said “What presentation is this? Donna Harrison said, “it’s not a presentation.” So she snarled “Why are you being interviewed?” At that point, the answers were left to Anna, our host. Anna said that this was a requested interview by the press.
The Sec Gen then said, “Who gave you permission to interview these people?” And the reporters said, “We are the press, we don’t need anyone’s permission. We have freedom of the press.” And the Sec Gen said to Anna, “Did you arrange this? Did you talk to the organizing committee?” And Anna said, “I am on the organizing committee. I don’t need to talk to anyone.” And the Sec Gen stood in front of the camera and refused to move and said, “The interview is over.” Then the reporters said, “You can’t do this. We have the freedom of the press. You are interfering with the freedom of the press.” But the Sec Gen would not move and said, “The interview is over.”
We exited to the hall, and a Belgian woman and a German woman were waiting. They started to make fun of the Korean translator and to snap pictures in her face. And she said, “You can’t do this. This is my country. I will call the police.” And they actually grabbed at her, and then one of the Korean reporters put a huge camera in the Belgian woman’s face and started taking photos of her. A fist fight almost ensured between the women, but another of the Koreans stepped in and kept any contact from happening. And all of this was on camera. And then our Korean hosts ushered us down the hall and down the elevator, along with the reporters and camera crew, and we resumed the interview in the commons area downstairs by the trashcans and the bathroom. We were able to complete the entire interview, and instead of our audience being a few women doctors from the conference, we now have an audience of probably a few thousand.
It was an incredible display of arrogance on the part of the Canadian, U.S. and European physicians at the MWIA., who initiated preventing us from speaking. It will be interesting to see what press picks this up. I just wish it would go viral; it’s such a glaring example of exactly what we were saying about suppression of information.
You will be able to access the banned presentations at www.aaplog.org.
Mary L Davenport, MD, FACOG
This is the TRUE war on women, not the false one the pro aborts claim.There are a lot of excellent female and male physicians who know that abortion not only kills children in the womb but is unhealthy for women. Abortion contributes toward breast cancer. The birth control pill is also a carcinogen (cancer causing) besides the other medical problems it causes and helps deforms fish in waters that get sewage from women who take the pill or who dispose of it in toilets.
AND God bless and protect these courageous women physicians in this article, and any others who help them. May Our Lord and Our Lady surround them with their mantles, and may St. Michael defend them.
“Dr. Davenport”: Thank you for writing about this display of courage on behalf of women doctors actually talking about the scientific-medical impacts of abortion. Unfortunately, you were all confronted by political-medical people that were “True Believers” in the unrestricted right of women to kill babies. Objective truth is no truth at all to the True Believer. In fact, take a look at Eric Hoffer’s, “The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements” (1951). Substance is not much important when compared with joining a mass movement, when absorbing its energy and direction. The true value of providing needed information to women who are considering abortion is to be masked and challenged by the True Believer. In other words, the physical, psychological, and moral impacts of abortion to women is irrelevant to the True Believer; only the right to the act itself is sacred. In this context, Nancy Pelosi’s comment that protecting the right to late-term abortion was “sacred ground” to her, is understandable. Of course, this type of justification worked great for Hitler, when considering Jews, and for Stalin and Mao, when considering an independent middle class, and for Satan, when considering (so some theologians say) the reality of Mankind and its kinship with Jesus Christ (through Mary). Yes, it got Old Lucifer a quick ride on a thunderbolt from God (“I saw Satan like lightning falling from heaven,” Luke 10:18; DRV). I wonder what this behavior will get Ms. Pelosi, and the various interrupters of the important presentation of the three women hero-doctors?
Once again, excellent post St. Christopher. Thank you for always painting such clear and important visual pictures that help to instruct and connects the dots. And yes, like Anne T wrote, may God bless and protect these heroic doctors and may these doctor’s realize and continue to experience the maternal love of Our Lady.
Douay-Rheims Bible- Ephesians 6:12
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.
The real question is: “Why are Nancy Pelosi, and others like her, still allowed to call themselves Catholic without hardly a word from their so-called shepherds?”
May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika!
Viva Cristo Rey!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher, Founding Director
Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.
This is not just mere bad behavior by some women. Some of these people are possessed by demons who will not let go of them. They enter into an inhuman rage, a spiritual range that is motivated by hate. Hate for God and all his creation. A hate that a human being is incapable of mastering. An eternal hate.
Demons especially hate any soul that would ever stand a chance at baptism. This is why they target the unborn, to deny them the waters of baptism.
It is so great to see pro life physicians stepping up to the plate! Wonderful! And it looks like Korea still has a media, great! The Truth is marching on! Thank you for sharing this inspiring story!
I pray for these good doctors and I pray that God will give them the encouragement that they need to keep speaking up since many of us can’t do the same due to us not having the medical background to back up true evidence on how terrible abortion really is.
Reason is the enemy of the worshipers of false gods. They cannot bear to hear the truth. Keep up the fight, Dr. Davenport. Godspeed.
This is astounding but not unexpected. All of us have to realize that we’re possibly entering into a new and potentially frightening phase of total war upon all that we hold sacred in terms of unborn human life, maybe human life in general. THE INMATES ARE NOW IN FULL CONTROL OF THE ASYLUM! And it has been accelerated to JUST THAT by the accession of Barack Hussein Obama as Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief of still the most powerful nation on earth. The era of Demonic confusion is upon us through that accession. And the Chief protaganist of the Demonic confusion I believe to be he, Obama. Now at one time, Bill Clinton was described by one of his close associates in the ‘nineties as “an unusually good liar.” Now we have in our Presidency the liar that makes Clinton look like a simpleton truthteller. NO-ONE lies as frequently or as well as Obama, and more and more people are beginning to wake up to that fact. Just think through all of the machinations of the passing of the A.C.A. (ObamaCare). He lied and spun to the extent of making come alive the old saw “the devil is in the details.” That’s the 2,700 page Healthcare bill. The devil is in this document in terms of what it’s REALLY meant to do to the U.S. All the details of our national “transformation” into an atheist socialist hell I’m convinced are in said bill, but we the peeps are not meant to know them, they’ll be parcelled out in bits and pieces for the “experts” to use to impose TOP-DOWN LEVIATHAN government upon us. The main remedy is prayer and sacrifice, especially frequent Rosaries. Our Lady is key. The devils are in absolute CRAVEN FEAR of her. They may flee this government through Obama’s impeachment. Which is a lesser remedy to our national plight. Bur payer and sacrifice are absolutely paramount. God Bless All, Markrite