abortion facilities, the abortion industry always plays the part of the victim to
drum up sympathy and support for their cause. They often claim safety
regulations are unnecessary because complications from abortion rarely arise. Abortion
complications may be rare. However, that
doesn’t mean they don’t happen and that clinics shouldn’t be required to be
prepared for them.
|Above: In Birmingham, AL, EMTs
struggle to carry a victim of a
botched abortion to her stretcher
According to the Guttmacher Institute, which strongly supports abortion, approximately 0.5%
of abortion patients have a complication that requires hospitalization. That’s likely a low figure, but let’s assume that they’re right for the sake of argument. When you consider that there are well over one
million abortions performed in the United States annually, the number of
patients requiring hospitalization after an abortion would be over 5,000! Don’t these 5,000+ women deserve
percentage of women doesn’t settle the question. Look at our school buildings. How
often does a school go up in flames? Almost never. But think about all
the government-required safeguards in place in case a school does cat
fire. There are alarm pull stations,
portable and overhead fire extinguishers, emergency exit doors, fire drills,
and fire lanes around the school building. Even though school fires are rare, we still plan for the
worst-case scenario regardless of the chances of such an event happening. If a school went up in flames and only one
child died as a result of the school not having enough fire doors, it would be
a horrible, preventable tragedy and legislators would be scrambling to pass
laws preventing such a thing from happening again.
clinic being wide enough to accommodate a stretcher if a patient needs to be transported
to an emergency room? What is the
problem with an abortion doctor needing to have admitting privileges at a
nearby hospital? Yes, abortion problems
don’t happen often, but if compliance with the new laws saved just one woman’s
life, wouldn’t it be worth it?
care about women’s health. If they
really cared, they wouldn’t oppose safety measures for their clinics. It’s sad that abortion clinics must be forced
to provide safety for their patients. If
they really cared about the women in their clinics, they would already have
these measures in place without the government having to get involved.
and say what they really mean. That they
don’t care about women, they care about money. That it’s not about health care, it’s about herding women like cattle
through their clinics and turning as high a profit as possible. If they were honest about it, I would at
least have a tiny, microscopic amount of respect for them.