Is abortion really necessary for a mother’s health?–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 9

Topics We Cover On This Episode

With gruesome late-term abortion legislation sweeping the country, the media has parroted the argument that third-trimester abortion is necessary to protect the health–or even the life–of a mother.

It’s a compassionate-sounding claim. But is it true?

On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney and Steve Karlen talk to an expert. Dr. Monique Ruberu, OB-GYN, joins us to discuss:

  • whether abortion is ever needed to preserve a mother’s health
  • the absurdity of aborting children facing terminal prenatal diagnoses
  • her experiences saving lives as the leader of the 40 Days for Life campaign in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • the lifesaving power of abortion pill reversal

For more on Dr. Monique Ruberu or to book her to speak at your pro-life event, visit

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Written by
Steve Karlen, Campaign Director

Prior to joining the headquarters team, Steve directed several highly-successful 40 Days for Life campaigns in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. As campaign director, Steve helps local 40 Days for Life leaders build and improve life-saving efforts in their communities.