Thursday, February 14, 2008

Abortion: Legal, but unsafe, and not rare

This is from a comment I made on a friend's blog re: Roe v. Wade and I wanted to reproduce it here because I found some great information and links:

The younger generation is more prolife. Probably because we're the lucky few to be "chosen" to survive Roe but are missing 48 million brothers, sisters, friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, etc. Hmm, that still hasn't stopped crime or child abuse and neglect. The terrors of legal abortion are real:

Parents search for clues in daughter's unexplained death

Police: Parents Kidnap Daughter To Have Abortion


Overturning Roe v. Wade will not make abortion illegal in the US. It will turn the decisions and regulation back over to the states where it belongs. Abortion is currently one of the most common surgical procedures but also the least regulated. Roe v. Wade didn't get rid of back alley abortions, it merely legalize them and moved them to Main Street.

1978: Series exposed unsafe abortions,CST-NWS-high13.article

Dead Baby Found In Abortion Clinic, Clinic Closed; Authorities Suspect Employee Evidence Tampering

Inspections of N.J. licensed abortion clinics are rare / When health inspectors do visit abortion centers, they often find serious violations

Alabama Abortion Clinic to Stay Shut

Abortion center ordered to close: East Side clinic cited with violations

Abortion doctor charged; Physician accused of negligence, could face fine

1 comment:

Christina Dunigan said...

I'd like to see the "safe and legal" advocates explain to the families of these women how very fortunate indeed they were that their abortions weren't the nasty "back alley" kind.

How does taking away the risk of prison somehow convert a "back alley butcher" into a "compassionate provider of vital reproductive health care services"? I know of three erstwhile criminal abortionists, none of whom had killed any women during the "bad old days", who went on to kill two women apiece after the threat of jail was taken away: Jesse Ketchum, Milan Vuitch, and Benjamin Munson.

How was this an improvement?