A kerfuffle between Eponymous Flower and Live Action has arisen over the release of this video by Life Action. Here is the video and my commentary will follow.
I believe the doctor is incorrect in claiming that all ectopic pregnancies will prove to be fatal to the babies involved. In fact, a number of the children survived. She seems to be confusing the term "ectopic pregnancy" with "tubal pregnancy". It is quite common to confuse the two. While tubal pregnancies are ectopic pregnancies, not all ectopic pregnancies are tubal. The term "ectoopic pregnancy" means that the baby has implanted elsewhere besides the normal uterine wall. He/she can implant in the tubes, but can also implant outside the uterine wall. As noted earlier, some of those do survive. However, I have no knowledge of a tubal pregnancy being successfully carried to term.
The author of the EF piece commits the same error in terminology - and quite a few other errors besides. Some of those errors are committed by commenters who support Ms. Swetz's position. For instance, David Martin erroneously states:
Abortion defined is the artificial ejection of the living child from the woman's body, which is exactly what happens in the "treatment" of an ectopic pregnancy. Therefore, it is an abortion. Ectopic pregnancy diagnoses are often just fabrications and used as excuses to eliminate the innocent.
This "definition" is extremely sloppy. Notice that his definition doesn't touch upon deliberated death. It might be helpful to differentiate between spontaneous abortion, commonly called miscarriage versus induced abortion, that which many prolifers simply call abortion. The person committing the abortion always has as his/her purpose the intention of destroying the child.
Commenters named "Kathleen 1031" and "Dymphna" (also commenters on this blog), along with Peter Watson and "Fatty" attempted to interject some valid considerations into the overly simplistic take of Ms Swetz and others. For their efforts they (particularly Mr. Watson) were treated derisively. But don't take my word for it. Pop over there yourselves.