Deregulating Abortion Helps Women?

Under current New York State law, it is a criminal act to perform an abortion on a ‘viable’ child in the womb. (There is another time to discuss the atrocity of the popular, dehumanizing notion of ‘viability.’ A person is an organism with unique human DNA governing his or her own maturation from conception to natural death. Every person bears the image of God regardless of his or her ability to “survive” under certain arbitrarily assigned external circumstances). Governor Cuomo and advocates of the Abortion Expansion Act—aka Reproductive Health Act—want to completely remove all references to abortion from the penal code.

GosnellKermit Gosnell. Heard of him? He ran an abortion mill near Philadelphia, PA where he routinely performed late term abortions for more than 40 years. He caused the death of Karnamaya Mongar in 2009. In 2010 his clinic was finally shut down after a raid for suspicious oxycodone prescriptions revealed barbaric conditions: blood on the floors and walls, bags of aborted babies, jars full of severed baby feet. It was labled a “house of horrors.” Gosnell is currently facing the death penalty for 5 counts of murder (one woman, four babies). Here’s the disturbing documentary. If the RHA were law in Pennsylvania, Gosnell could not be convicted of homicide for those infants.

The woman from New Rochelle, NY would have been able to die in her home state instead of traveling to Maryland to be killed under the knife of Leroy Carhart.

Eric Schaff (formerly of Rochester, NY) is currently under investigation for botched late-term abortions at Planned Parenthood of Delaware. Coincidentally he applied for and was initially denied a medical license in Pennsylvania saying that he was asked to ‘cover for my collegues’ according to documentation provided by the PA State Board of Medicine. Interestingly, Schaff’s office was just 3.4 miles away from Gosnell’s.

The list continues with Pendergraft, whose Florida license was just suspended for the 5th time, and Osathanondh, and Rutland…

There’s no shortage of stories of late term abortionists behaving badly. Shouldn’t we hold them to a higher standard? Shouldn’t actions that routinely jeopardize the life and health of women and babies be criminal? Whatever happened to medical maxim “Do no harm?” Perhaps the reason why abortionists are not held to the same moral and medical standard of care as the rest of the medical profession is because abortion is not medicine?

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