Monday, April 15, 2013

the war on abortion spawned hell on earth, much as the war on drugs has done.....,


houston chronicle | Across the country, abortion is being attacked by all sides.  Legal arguments for the North Dakota abortion legislation start todayTexas continues its unnecessary and inexplicable funding attacks on Planned Parenthood in the name of abortion prevention–even though the funding doesn’t even cover pregnancy termination.  Little by little, day by day, legal precedent by legal maneuver, we’re chipping away at a woman’s right to choose without thought of the consequences.  And the stakes are huge.

Why didn’t government agencies crack down on Gosnell’s clinic sooner?  Because we don’t even want to talk about abortion in this country.  There is a culture of distaste when it comes to pregnancy termination–despite the fact that it is still legal.  We don’t want to throw our tax dollars away on the oversight and regulation of clinics.  Who needs that?  No one wants to listen when abuses are reported.  If you are getting an abortion, you deserve whatever you get.  We want to pretend that abortion isn’t there. We want to punish women who seek to actually use their legal rights to terminate a pregnancy.  And in this way, we, as a country, as humans, have failed Gosnell’s patients almost as much as he did.

Let’s not kid ourselves:  abortion is not going to go away.  Legal or illegal, women will still get pregnant.  Women will still seek to end their pregnancies.  One way or another, it’s going to happen.

Which is why Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s trial does not give ammunition to the pro-life camp.  On the contrary, it’s yet another reminder why it’s so important to keep abortion safe, humane and legal.  It’s a reason why women everywhere, no matter their beliefs, should stand up and fight for choice.  Because once Roe vs. Wade is gone, “clinics” like Gosnell’s will flourish.  They will be the ones that will replace–yes, illegally, but still–replace safe and humane providers like the Planned Parenthood clinics that our own state is trying to discredit. And those horrifying places will be women’s only option.

4 comments:

John Kurman said...

I've always wondered why atheists don't get bent out of shape about abortion. Here you've got a one-time only creature in the whole history of the universe, and you deny it it's existence. The god-botherers, on the other hand, should just shrug it off. After all, no sapient being was harmed, right? Whoopsie, dropped that fetus on the floor, and broke it. Best get a new one. Worst case, a spiritual creature was denied a meat vehicle. Well, so what? If it was God's Plan for the incarnation to happen, wouldn't it have? Seems like, aside from the possible inconvenience to the spirit, all the harm is on the meat side of the equation. In which case, isn't a right to life a quite trivial thing, considering how it is so casually violated so often? And if God's stricture is us causing harm, then why does He allow what is a constant and ongoing universal abomination? Gotta be pissing Him off something fierce.

CNu said...

lol, as a newly minted roman catholic, let me be the first to assure you that ensoulment is concurrent with spermatogenesis - such that - every single masturbating minion is surely a mass murderer on a scale vastly dwarfing all the worlds abortionists combined...,

John Kurman said...

Ah, better make my next ethnic cleansing a good one then

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