Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Is Roe Obsolete?

All the fuss about court appointments and the South Dakota criminalization of abortion, has overlooked a quiet revolution in the murder of infants. In South Dakota, for example, there is only one abortion provider for the whole state. What is an incovenienced woman to do? The answer is Mifepristone. This pill will murder a child in utero up to 63 days, or 9 weeks. Which would look like this little one to the right.

Here's what the website for Mifepristone says about using their product:

What are the benefits to using mifepristone to terminate a pregnancy?
Abortion using mifepristone has several advantages over surgical abortion. Mifepristone carries no risk of uterine perforation or rare complications caused by anesthesia and lower risk of infection. Many women feel that medical abortion is noninvasive, more natural, and more private than surgical abortion. When given a choice between medical and surgical abortion, 57-70% of women choose the medical option. 96% of women in clinical trials of mifepristone said they would recommend this method to a friend (empasis mine).

I suppose killing your child the old-fashioned way, with scalding saline and forceps, can't compare to merely swallowing a pill. But what are the side effects of taking Mifepristone?

All women who use mifepristone experience bleeding and cramping; both symptoms are normal and part of the medical abortion process. Other side effects include nausea, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, back pain and tiredness. These side effects tend to lessen after the third day after taking mifepristone and are usually gone within two weeks. Serious adverse events, like hospitalization or blood transfusions, are extremely rare.

What isn't mentioned is the life-long guilt, the psychological trauma, the sin against a holy God. But hey, let's not get negative. What is truly terrifying is that 96% of women who use Mifepristone recommend it to their friends. That is the moral equivalent of preferring Auschwitz to Buchenwald. But as the ad says, "it more natural."

Governor Rounds signed the anti-abortion bill mentioned here previously, making a huge difference in the lives of the 800 South Dakotans who are normally aborted each year. The office of Planned Parenthood, the only abortion provider in the state, spent yesterday consoling women over this development. "Yes, we're so terribly sorry you can't kill your child today. I guess you'll just have to live with the consequences of your decisions, even in America."


Blogger homo unius libri said...

Excellent as always!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

I share your intense passion on abortion. Auschwitz v Buchenwald was a good line.

How did this get legalized? Will it take another Supreme court case to criminalize that?

3:06 PM  
Blogger John Thornton said...

Being from South Dakota I feel I can comment on this issue of the new SD law against abortion. Also, I worked for 10 years as an RN in ICU. During that time I had many first hadn encounters with defining death. Legally it is when brainwave activity is absent and/or when cardiac activity is absent. That was when death was defined. So turning that around, I belive life should be legally defined as when brain wave activity can be observed and/or when cardiac activity is observed. Both these happen about 4-6 weeks into gestation.
So I believe that is when society should give legal standing to the baby. Our SD law puts that point at conception, and I believe that is a less well defined moment, but I still support the new law.
Regarding the issue of the so-called rape exclusion, one question. Does anyone actually believe a child should be killed because his/her father is a scumbag?
Also if an abortion happens and the woman claims rape, does it need to be investigated by officials? Then do the remains of the baby need to be saved as DNA evidence? How far does one prosecute the rape issue? See, some women will lie. If rape is an eacuse for an abortion, thousands of women will cry rape.

4:19 PM  

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