A brochure that tells women seeking abortion what their rights are is being used by pro-life advocates across the country.
The Patient Rights Brochure created by Life Dynamics warns women not to let anyone perform an abortion unless they complete the document and provide the doctor’s name, malpractice insurance information, malpractice history and licensure status.
Since abortionists are the washouts of the medical profession, the reality is that not one single abortionist in the country will sign this form — and that plants a seed of doubt in the woman’s mind about the danger she could be putting herself in.
Since the brochure was released in 1997 and updated in 2011, pro-life counselors and pregnancy centers have ordered and successfully used thousands of these brochures.
Inside, women will be told:
- You have the right to insist that your abortion can only be performed by a licensed physician?
You have the right to know the medical malpractice history of this physician and to know whether his or her license to practice medicine has ever been suspended or revoked.
You have the right to know if this doctor has an insurance policy that will protect you in case you are injured or killed during this procedure.
You have the right to insist that if you are injured during your abortion, you are to be immediately transferred by ambulance to the nearest hospital or trauma center.
You have the right not to have an abortion. Regardless of your age, marital status or any other factor, no one has the legal right to make you have an abortion.
If anyone tries to force you into this decision against your will, contact Life Dynamics here.
“Even life threatening abortion injuries are not always apparent at the time of the procedure” the brochure reads.
“If you have any unusual physical problems in the weeks tat follow your abortion, seek medical attention immediately as you may be having complications from your abortion,” it states.
This brochure, which also includes critical information on the abortion pill, is filled with additional information any woman seeking an abortion would need to know including a form she should require that the abortion clinic fills out before the procedure.
Over the years this brochure has been successful for three very simple reasons:
- First, it opens the discussion about abortion complications and simply reviewing the document will cause the woman to begin to ask questions about the procedure and sometimes even about her baby.
Second, this document gives the woman information she will see as relevant to her decision. In many cases, it will be information that she has never heard before and in almost every case, it will be information that the abortion clinic is not going to give her.
The third reason this document has been so effective is that the physician disclosure section asks for information that any patient would see as perfectly reasonable and which any doctor should be willing to provide. But, the fact is, in all the years Life Dynamics has been producing the Patient Rights Brochure, we have never heard of one single incident in which an abortion provider completed this section and signed the statement at the end.
And, that’s the very reason the Patient Rights Brochure works so well. When an abortion bound woman sees that the abortion clinic they are dealing with will not provide even this minimal amount of completely reasonable information, red flags go up. It shows them that something is not right here and that this is not like any other medical environment that they are familiar with.
Life Dynamics has been told that there have been times that abortion clinic staff have either torn up this brochure or refused to give it back to the patient. And some clinics have refused to proceed with the abortion after being presented with a Patient Right Brochure.
The result of all of this is that a significant number of these young women will start having second thoughts about their decision.