Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Reproductive Health: Safe, Legal, and Rare

These terms of the so-called "pro choice" crowd make me cringe.  So do many of their other terms, including "pro choice", that they use or have used in the past.  Alas, that is for another day.

Abortion is not "reproductive health".  It kills reproduction, and being an unnecessary "procedure", it not in the best interest of "health".

Legal?  Just because our country does not recognize it as inhumane or a crime does not make it so.  Slavery was once accepted as well.  One can only hope and pray that our nation will one day reflect on the tragedy of abortion as it now does regarding slavery.

Rare?  Abortion is a September 11 each and every day.  There are about as many Americans killed each day via abortion as there are victims of our nation's most stunning attack.  There are about as many Americans killed each year via abortion as there have been in all of the wars (including actions against pirates) we have engaged in combined.  (And we're only talking about abortions in the U.S.)

Safe?  Well, it's certainly not safe for the innocent babies who are killed in a variety of ways.  And the mothers?  Those claims of "back alley abortions" come to mind whenever I think of the many abortion mill locations I have seen.  Hello!  They're still "back alley" in my opinion of course.  And the women who go in look as if they've been through hell.  Oh yeh, they have.  And what about the proven psychological effects they suffer afterwards?

Enough of my rant.  Have you seen this?


Family Seeks Answers After Woman’s Death Following Abortion 

 CHICAGO (CBS) – The family of a Chicago woman who died after an abortion at Planned Parenthood says it wants answers about her death.

Tonya Reaves, 24, died late Friday night from a hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, as well as an intrauterine pregnancy as contributing causes, according to the medical examiner’s office.

 She died after she’d had an abortion at Planned Parenthood at 18 S. Michigan Av, according to the medical examiner’s office.

 Her death was ruled an accident, but the Reaves family wants to know more, especially Tonya’s twin sister Toni.

“We were born the same day. She was my other half,” Toni said.

Toni Reaves said the family is trying to get through this.

“It happened so fast. She was just fine one day and then the next day she was gone. We’re just trying to figure out what happened… what happened,” she said.

Toni Reaves said her sister was engaged to be married and had one son – Alvin – who just had his first birthday.

In a written statement, Planned Parenthood of Illinois CEO Carole Brite said “We were shocked and saddened upon learning of a tragic development at a nearby hospital. Our hearts go out to the loved ones of this patient.

“While legal abortion services in the United States have a very high safety record, a tragedy such as this is devastating to loved ones and we offer our deepest sympathies. Planned Parenthood of Illinois cares deeply about the health and safety of each and every patient. We do not publicly discuss private patient matters and we follow HIPAA laws that forbid the disclosure of patient information.”


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