Â This is crossposted at WWW.teambio.org under a different titleÂ Usually I don’t like to inflict my personal views on anybody else.Â This is different.Â The attack on Roe V Wade has begun.Â South Dakota even wants to ban abortions on women who were raped or had become pregnant because of incest.Â Sorry but I can’t keep quiet on this one
When I was fifteen my parents friends daughter went off to college.Â Â Â Several days later she was in the college infirmary with what she told her parents was a bad cold.Â The next day her parents were told she was very sick and to come to the school somewhere in the Mid West.Â She had septic poisoning; she died.
In the 60’s young women didn’t usually go to their parents and say “I’m pregnant.”Â They found their own abortionists.Â Many times the person performing the abortion wasn’t’ a doctor or even a qualified nurse.Â They might or might not provide antibiotics, which in her case,Â could have staved off the blood poisoning.Â Most coat hanger abortionists, as they were called didn’t provide after care,
If the South Dokate ruling”>http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/23/national/23dakota.html?_r=1&oref=slogin”>ruling Gun Toting Liberal talks about in his post goes through; if Wade V Roe is overturned, we will back to the days of coat hanger abortions.Â Women are always going to find ways to have abortions whether or not you think that this is morally correct.
“Coat hanger abortions” are called that for a reason; many women did try to induce abortions with a coat hanger.Â Â Then there was “fall down the stairs,” and other method almost guaranteed to cause harm to the woman as well as the fetus.
I believe very strongly in a woman’s right to choose, but I also look at it as a health issue.Â If you think that a woman deserves to die because she wants to have an abortion, then I hope that you can personalize this.Â Do you, if you’re a woman who was raped think you deserve to die because you were raped?Â If it’s your wife, girlfriend or daughter would you think that she deserves to die because she was raped?
Yes I know that I’m presenting the worst possible scenario, but it’s a very possible one.Â No woman deserves to be punished because she became pregnant and didn’t want to go through with the pregnancy for whatever reasons.Â
I speak as an adult adoptee who had an abortion.Â It wasn’t an experience I would choose to go through again but it was necessary and I have never regretted it.