Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Study Finds Abortion Safer than Carrying Full Term (i.e. Government Should Get out of Women’s Reproductive Rights)

“Getting a legal abortion is much safer than giving birth, suggests a new U.S. study published Monday.” So reads a Reuters tagline, which is a heck of a lot less certain than its headline of “Abortion safer than giving birth: study.”

So which one is it?

Well, says Reuters’ writer Genevra Pittman, “Researchers found that women were about 14 times more likely to die during or after giving birth to a live baby than to die from complications of an abortion… What makes it complicated, [Dr. Bryna] Harwood added, is when the law interferes and requires doctors to state information that isn’t always balanced or medically sound – usually exaggerating the risk of abortion.”

Sure. Right. Let’s say we believe all of that. The data wasn’t skewed with third world women or abortion-related “complications” that were incorrectly labeled as birthing fatalities. And abortions are safe for everyone involved, except for the fetus which really doesn’t matter anyway, rather like slaves didn’t matter in the U.S. before the Civil War and Jews didn’t matter under Nazi rule.

But even so, we still have a problem…

Essentially, the article and those quoted in it – purely representing one side of the argument, might I add – favor the government getting out of people’s business. If a woman wants to have an abortion, let it just be between her and her doctor, they say.

But name one other area of life where liberals such as Pittman and her sources consider this right to privacy.

They certainly don’t when it comes to businesses, which they think should be regulated up and down. Children should be taught what the schools deem appropriate, even if completely extreme and one-sided, instead of what parents feel is right. Our means of transportation, the wages we get to keep, what we can and cannot eat, even how we’re buried…

The government butts into absolutely everything, including every other area of the medical world, where it rules and regulates and picks and chooses.

But abortion is supposed to be different somehow?

Even from a staunchly liberal kill-baby-kill standpoint, it makes little sense to intrude on every area but one. Especially one that is nothing short of murder, a progressive form of chauvinism and a general cancer to society as a whole.

That all leads to one very important thought… that the government is intruding just as much into the abortion issue as anything else. It’s just taking a different tactical approach to controlling us.

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