Bought by the Blood

September 24, 2010

Why Abortion Isn’t Health Care

Filed under: Abortion,pro-life — cubsfan1980 @ 9:41 pm
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I am almost a week behind this one, but I recently came across an article from last Sunday’s Washington Post that I can’t help but to share.  It is called, “Abortion Does Not Further Children’s Health” and is by Republican Chris Smith.  People who know me know that I am passionately pro-life.  This is not because I do not believe in a woman’s right to choose.  The reality is that abortion is never a choice that is in the best interest of the mother and the baby.  Here are several great excerpts from the article.

“Abortion is, by definition, infant mortality, and it undermines the achievement of the fourth Millennium Development Goal. There is nothing benign or compassionate about procedures that dismember, poison, induce premature labor or starve a child to death. Indeed, the misleading term “safe abortion” misses the point that no abortion — legal or illegal — is safe for the child and that all are fraught with negative health consequences, including emotional and psychological damage, for the mother.

Talk of “unwanted children” reduces children to mere objects, without inherent human dignity and whose worth depends on their perceived utility or how much they’re wanted. One merely has to look at the scourge of human trafficking and the exploitation of children for forced labor or child soldiering to see where such disregard for the value of life leads…

We have known for more than 60 years what actually saves women’s lives: skilled attendance at birth, treatment to stop hemorrhages, access to safe blood, emergency obstetric care, antibiotics, repair of fistulas, adequate nutrition, and pre- and post-natal care…many nations that have laws prohibiting abortion also have some of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world”

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