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  • Tuesday, June 17, 2008

    Abortion and Health Care Options

    Yesterday, a speaker for Planned Parenthood in recommending one political candidate over another stated that one who had opposed abortion would not be favorable to women because he was opposed to giving them "health care" options.

    Mirriam Webster defines "health care' as "efforts made to maintain or restore health especially by trained and licensed professionals". Short of emergencies, abortions do neither. Not only do they immorally end the life of the child, they cause negative spiritual and psycological effects (on both the one having the abortion and/or others involved); can cause negative immediate and/or long term medical effects, and can cause negative effects on future children, etc.

    To refer to abortion as "health care", one must first re-define health care to simply mean whatever the individual wants or believes will satisfy them at the time.

    2 comments:

    Alittle111 said...

    I'm thankful every day for the health care that helped me get an abortion when I was a teenager after I was raped by my stepfather. The thing I hate most about your religion is how you think it is right for everyone. Well it's not. If you're all so hung up on outlawing abortion, why don't you all go out and adopt all of the unwanted babies in the world. And provide counseling for the women and girls that are raped and carrying something hateful in their bodies which they despise while you're at it.

    swordbearer said...

    alittle111,

    I'm sorry to hear of the wrong that was done to you.

    At the same time, have you considered that only Christianity provides a reasonable basis for justice which explains that what happened to you is actually wrong?