Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Forty Years After Roe vs. Wade

Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade and in the time since this decision, 55 million unborn babies have died through abortion.

We know that 410 US 113 (1973), was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Cout  on the issue of abortion but how much do you know of the "Roe" behind this famous case?

Norma McCorvey, the Roe in Roe v. Wade had a difficult life. She was a high-school drop-out who had run away from home and been sent to reform school.

Attorneys Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee were looking for a woman who wanted an abortion, but did not have the means to obtain one.  Enter Norma McCorvey.

Norma McCorvey has made it clear that she did not consider herself an unwilling participant in the Roe v. Wade lawsuit. However, she felt that feminist activists treated her with disdain because she was a poor, blue-collar, drug-abusing woman instead of a polished, educated feminist.

It should be noted that McCorvey never did have an abortion.  She gave birth to her child, whom she put up for adoption.  In 1995, Norma L. McCorvey revealed that she became pro-life and is now a vocal opponent of abortion

If pro-abortionists are mainly concerned with the health and safety of women, why do they fight so hard against medical standards as legitimate out-patient surgery clinics?  Please watch the video 3801 Lancaster to learn about the Philadelphia Women's Medical Society disaster, and the cover-up by state and local oversight agencies.

Kermit Barron Gosnell was an American doctor in Philadelphia who ran two multi-million dollar abortion practices. After a controversy nearly a year earlier, Gosnell was arrested in January 2011, charged with eight counts of murder: one patient who allegedly died under his care after a botched abortion, and seven infants supposedly born alive whose spinal cords Gosnell allegedly severed with scissors.  A grand jury recommended charges of murder against Gosnell and several of his employees.

We cringe at the stories consisting of dirty coat hangers with women bleeding to death because of screaming rightwing radical, yet made of these "safe" clinics are not so safe after all for women.  In a recent study of the twney abortion clinics in Virginia, not one walked away with a clean report card.

Documents show one or more had expired medications, dried blood on recovery recliners, chemicals stored with "clean" supplies, rust on machines, and reusable equipment not properly cleaned.

An abortion clinic in Muskegon wa recently described as a "filthy mess."  There were eight alleged violations of the city’s fire code -- including containers of hazardous materials not stored in cabinets -- centered on what appeared to be generally poor housekeeping for any type of medical clinic. 
This includes garbage piled up next to a procedure table along with unsterilized surgical equipment

In Pennsylvania, several abortion clinics closed rather that bring their clinics up to standards when inspections conducted after an 18-year hiatus discovered massive deficiencies.

Let me be clear, I do NOT look at women who have had abortions as being evil!  They are human beings who, like myself, have human frailties and weaknesses.  I have several friends who have had abortions that are dear, dear friends.  They are not bad people.  I have no right to judge them because to do so would require me to remove the plank from my very own eyes. 

Many, perhaps most, abortions are done by girls and women in unfortunate circumstances who don't really want to but don't know what else to do. They are pressured by a husband, boyfriend, or family member to end the pregnancy.

Some women are very ambivalent about getting aborted but do go ahead. I've actually known women who have shaerd this with me.  Those around her told her  that the abortion  wouldn’t bother her. Abortion is not an easy decision to make and some women experience lasting grief, or more rarely, depression.

I have many questions and I'd like you to consider the ones I have on this subject

*  Why don't more women consider adoption rather than abortion? 
*  Is it really fair to arrest women who have had abortions and have them serve jail time?
*  What is best way to educate women (and men) on how to avoid unwanted pregnancies?
*  Should a woman be allowed to have an abortion for absolutely any reason, such as sex selection, selective reduction, or job promotion? If not, when not?" 
*  If a pregnant woman and her unborn child are murdered, do you believe the criminal should face two counts of murder?
*   Why is it that the very people who say the government should stay out of abortion are the same ones who want the government to pay for them? 
*  How is it that an fetus is human, but not a ‘person’?
*  If an unborn child is part of the mother’s body.  then why does it have a completely different genetic code and often a different blood type? How do you explain the fact that it has it’s own immune system?

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