A message from an obstetrician/gynecologist who has delivered more than 2,500 babies has gone viral after he proclaimed there is “absolutely no” medical reason to abort an unborn infant in the third trimester.
The Tweet from Dr. Omar L. Hamada, a Nashville-based OB/GYN and a former army surgeon, received 48,000 re-Tweets and nearly 100,000 likes after he posted it Jan. 23.
Hamada was reacting to a New York law that legalized abortion up to the moment of birth for conditions related to the life and health of the mother.
“I want to clear something up so that there is absolutely no doubt. I’m a Board Certified OB/GYN who has delivered over 2,500 babies,” he wrote. “There’s not a single fetal or maternal condition that requires third-trimester abortion. Not one. Delivery, yes. Abortion, no.”
I want to clear something up so that there is absolutely no doubt.— Omar L. Hamada, MD, MBA (@OmarHamada) January 23, 2019
I’m a Board Certified OB/GYN who has delivered over 2,500 babies.
There’s not a single fetal or maternal condition that requires third trimester abortion. Not one. Delivery, yes. Abortion, no.
The Tweet sparked nearly 3,000 comments -- some from OB/GYNs who agreed with Hamada.
“I am also a Board Certified OBGYN who has been in practice for more than 23 years and I wholeheartedly agree with my colleague, Dr. Hamada!” one doctor wrote.
Hamada discussed the issue in detail on Fox News’ Fox & Friends.
“There’s absolutely no reason to kill a baby before delivery in the third trimester,” he said. “Not a fetal or maternal indication – what we say in medicine. If there’s a problem, and there are problems in the third trimester, both with the babies and with the mom that require delivery, just deliver the baby. We don’t have to kill it.”
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