Wednesday, February 07, 2007

"There is no happy outcome."

Those who plead for an extensive relaxation of the law [against abortion] have no idea of the very many cases where a woman who, during the first three months, makes a most impassioned appeal for her pregnancy to be 'finished,' later, when the baby is born, is thankful indeed that it was not killed while still an embryo. During my long years in practice I have had many a letter of the deepest gratitude for refusing to accede to an early appeal.
Dr. Aleck Bourne, who in 1938 successfully fought the law against abortion in the UK

Abortion rights author sparks criticism at book presentation

Mary Ann Sorrentino asserts that when a woman becomes pregnant when she didn't intend to be, yeah, abortion is sad, but it's necessary because in such a situation "There is no happy outcome."

I'm living proof that this is a crock. As are any number of other women.

Abortion is an act of despair. Who wants to peddle despair?

Those who profit from despair: abortionists and the abortion lobby.

And, for whatever reason, Mary Ann Sorrentino.


Christina Dunigan said...
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Lauren said...

We all know the best treatments involve killing.

Anonymous said...

And yet, Tialoc, it does nothing to treat the conditions which led to despair. Oftentimes, in my work with women facing an unplanned pregnancy, I've found that it's the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy, which make the pregnancy undesirable and under any other condition or time, the pregnancy might of been carried to term. Therefore, by eliminating the pregnancy, we are only relieving the immediate issue of the pregnancy, but not addressing the long-term issues(lack of emotional/financial support, lack of place to live, abuse, poverty, lack of employment, etc) . Therfore abortion does not completely treat despair. Only by removing the circumstances which led the pregnancy to be undesirable in the first place and addressing the surrounding issues, will we begin to make a positive impact and resolve despair, as well as make the need for abortion rare.