In a recent article, a Boston Globe contributor stated that she had her first abortion when she was 11, even though she’d never been pregnant.
“I had my first abortion at 11 years of age, followed by five to six more between 12 and 21”. Vascular Ehlers-Danlos is a rare genetic disorder that affects connective tissue. One symptom is frequent, potentially fatal bleeding. Lora-Ellen McKinney wrote that the abortions were my treatment.
“I have never been pregnant.”
“Abortion is necessary and essential healthcare,” Lora-Ellen McKinney @seattleslem told @the_emancipator. “The fact that I am alive proves it.” pic.twitter.com/oacX55yI8X
— The Emancipator (@the_emancipator) October 12, 2022
McKinney explained that her disorder caused her to experience an “excessively high menstrual period”, which could last up to four months. In other cases, McKinney would be sent to the hospital to undergo “surgical intervention to fix the” blood vessels.
McKinney stated that McKinney had received seven dilations and curettage procedures by a pediatric physician. The procedure of dilation and curettage is to remove the lining from the uterus. According to the Mayo Clinic, this procedure is used frequently to treat uterine problems. It can also be used in abortions to remove the uterine liner.
McKinney claims that if McKinney were a young girl today in the United States, there wouldn’t likely be a pediatric surgeon to care for her unique, specific, and critical medical issues. McKinney claims that I would not be allowed to undergo the necessary procedures to maintain my healthy uterus. Because doctors’ treatments have been politicized and made to appear as if they were something that they aren’t, my treatments have become misunderstood.
“I would have bled my eyes to death when I was eleven.”
McKinney claimed that McKinney would have died if she had to undergo the procedure in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned. However, The New York Times says that the Roe overturning does not prohibit such procedures.
John Seago, Texas Right to Life President, spoke out about the case of a Texas lady who required a dilation or curettage following a miscarriage. He said that such problems were due to “a breakdown of communication of the law” and not the law itself.
According to the Times, “I have heard reports that doctors are confused but that is a failure by our medical associations.”
According to The Washington Post, Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, said that procedures for treating ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages (which includes dilation or curettage) would not be banned by the repeal of Roe.
These procedures would be legal and not considered abortion. “No physician can say they don’t know this.”