Friday, August 16, 2013

#AbortionMatters: Because Safe-n-Legal Abortion Quackery Kills

For your Tweetfest convenience, a collection of examples of women killed by safe-n-legal abortion quackery, noting that there is indeed a need for a national dialog about, and approach to, abortion in order to improve women's health and well being. That's something we agree with the Feminist Majority Foundation about!

 BCuz U can't trust safe-n-legal doc not 2leave hemorrhaging pt. in care of receptionist.

 We need national policy BCuz even NAF sends women home 2bleed 2death.  

 BCuz  rally in favor of quacks who kill women via .  We need neutral oversight.

We need nat'nl  policy BCuz safe-n-legal NAF members let receptionists give anesthesia.

Nat'nl   discussion needed BCuz legal clinic charts dead pt. as "pink, alert, responsive."

National dialog needed: Safe-n-legal  docs still murder patients.  heads in sand.

NAF member scolded by PP Med. Director for playing "Russian roulete." Patients die. Dialog needed.

White safe-n-legal abortionists kill young black women, no consequences. We need dialog!  

Bullied into fatal unwanted . Women's health? NOT! Let's dialog.   

"Oh, Mama! It hurts so much!" Last words of legal  patient. Let's have dialog.  

Teen is 1 of 15  pts. killed at safe, legal NAF chain. Dialog needed!  

Legal  pt. stops breathing, not resuscitated properly, dies. Dialog needed!  

Legal  clinic discharges pt. 2bleed 2death by side of road. National dialog needed.

 doc makes private office look like clinic, kills pt.  outrage? NO! Dialog needed

Legal  pt. sent home bleeding, with fetus protruding from womb, dies. Safe? Dialog needed!

NAF just launched, member sends teen home with face & spine of fetus embedded in laceration. SAFE?

 hero give pt. horse business phone as "emergency number." Treatment delayed, pt dies.

Former "back alley butcher" kills 2 legal abortion pts, but remains NAF member.  HERO!

Legal  doc sends pt. home 2bleed 2death in front of her kids.  yawn. Dialog. 

 know how bad  is, refer 2him, let him kill 2 women. Dialog needed.  

Legal  doc shoves bleeding teen out door 2die. Coroner rules homicide, no prosecution.

Legal abortionist's quackery so bad he's charged with murder.  National dialog needed.

NAF member chain kills at least 15 legal abortion pts.  consider this "quality care."

Mom takes teen for legal abortion, finds her dead next morning on bathroom floor. Dialog needed!

Extreme quackery kills legal  patient.  yawn. National dialog needed!

NAF member clinic's  pt. dies after 5 years in coma. 1 of 3 dead pts. there. Safe? Hardly.

Criminal abortionist waits until after Roe 2kill patients with sloppy practice.  hero.

Legal abortionist slips pt. thru morgue w/o autopsy, quackery only caught by alert records clerk.

School helps arrange secret legal  for 13-year-old Teen dies, 1 of 3 at that NAF clinic. 

 delays care,  pt. bleeds2death. Still  icon. Dialog needed.

Teen dies when aunt takes her for secret legal . Good 4 families?

Doc scolded  meeting 4 "playing Russian roulette w/pts. lives," still member 4 dead pts. later.

Quack doctor's office looks like  clinic, pt. dies of quackery,  yawn. Dialog?

Cancer pt. lied to, tricked into fatal . No  outrage. We need national dialog. !

Teen coughs up blood, given paper bag. Stops breathing. Dies. Safe and legal? Hardly! Dialog needed.

Safe&legal  doc uses lidocaine overdose 2knock out pts. Teen dies. National dialog needed.

Abuser's sister arranges teen's fatal abortion w/"License to Lie"  hero. Dialog needed.

No training, no emergency gear,  pt. stops breathing, dies. Safe and legal! Dialog needed.

's quackery reported, ignored. Young woman injured, sent home to writhe, scream, die. 

National  Federation clinic fatally injures 2 teens simultaneously. Dialog needed.

Legal  clinic has hand-holder assist in anesthesia, no training or equipment, pt. does.

Teen legal  death discussed at NAF event attended by CDC staff. Death not noted. DIALOG!

#AbortionMatters: Let's Embrace Their Goals!

Here's the "Feminist Majority Foundation" page announcing the #AbortionMatters" "blog carnival."

Abortion. How festive.

Now -- let's look at what they say, and address the issues in a life-affirming way, not in the "What we need is for everybody to agree with us that abortion is the single most wonderful thing any woman can have at her disposal" light the FMF intends:
#AbortionMatters will showcase various personal essays and short policy pieces that stress the importance of a federal – and wholly national – approach to abortion. In an effort to destigmatize abortion, encourage wider education on the procedure, and normalize the conversation, we’re gathering stories to illustrate the complexity and unique experiences which shape the pro-choice movement and demand greater action. Pieces should stress / mention why a cohesive, national approach to abortion issues and decisions leads to better healthcare and well-being for women.
 1. I agree that there does need to be "a federal -- and wholly national -- approach to abortion." After all, the 14th Amendment specifically says that "no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process." Legal abortion creates an entire class of people who can be deprived of life without due process, and thus is clearly unconstitutional.

2. We do need to "encourage wider education" on abortion procedures. People need to be made aware of exactly who is being destroyed, and how, and why.

3. "A cohesive, national approach to abortion issues and decisions" would indeed lead to better health care and well-being for women. A pregnant woman facing challenges should be offered help and support, not turned over to people who will scrape her out then shove her out the door to bleed and vomit in the parking lot. Not to mention the adverse effects of abortion on women.

Of course, they add the "destigmatize" abortion. Gosh, it turns out that slaughtering your own children is still considered a shameful thing. Who woulda thunk it?  We don't need to make abortion acceptable; we need to make it unthinkable. And if we keep pounding away at the three points, the things that FMF claims they want to do, we can get people to start asking why anybody would want abortions to be tolerated at all.

So let's get going! Go on and read the rules. Write and submit those blog posts! Submit them to the FMF, AND to me here! The email address is Put the links to your blog posts in the comments and I'll keep updating the list of entries that were submitted to FMF.

Let's have that national dialog, shall we?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

#LifeMatters vs. #AbortionMatters

The "Feminist Majority Foundation" is holding an "#AbortionMatters blog and tweetfest from August 23 through August 26.

Prolifers are responding with a corresponding "#LifeMatters" blog and tweetfest on the same dates.

Of course, if you know me, you know that I'll be joining #AbortionMatters with messages to get people past the idea that if they don't plan to avail themselves of abortion, it doesn't effect them.

Between now and the blog/tweetfest I'll be preparing blog posts with information about why the abortion culture hurts people who don't think abortion will touch them:
  • Women who face health problems during wanted pregnancies and end up not being offered life-affirming options.
  • Women who face a prenatal diagnosis and are pressed to abort their wanted babies.
  • Family members who lose wanted children, siblings, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to abortion.
  • Families who lose a beloved daughter, mother, sister, or wife to botched "safe and legal" abortions -- either through death or because those loved ones are left permanently incapactitated
  • Men who marry post-abortive women and then are left to help their wives through the damage that an abortion has done.
  • Bystanders who end up caught up in the drama of a woman collapsing from a botched abortion.
I'm also open to other suggestions of how abortion matters, even if you think it doesn't impact you.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Another NAF Clinic Closed by State

HT: Operation Rescue

Press Release: DHHS Takes Action to Protect Health and Safety of North Carolinians
(I have highlighted particularly important points.)
Raleigh, N.C.-In response to inquiries, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed today that it has suspended the license of a medical clinic in Asheville, N.C, which specializes in abortions. After a routine survey of FEMCARE, Inc., inspectors found egregious violations of existing rules that revealed an imminent threat to the health and safety of patients. 

"Inspectors from Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) found the facility failed to comply with 23 separate rules," said Drexdal Pratt, Director of DHHS' Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR). ....

In addition to other findings, the survey found the facility:
  • Failed to maintain anesthesia (nitrous oxide gas) delivery systems in good working condition, with torn masks and tubing held together with tape.This could lead to patients not receiving the intended dosage and risk patients not being fully sedated during surgical procedures, leading to pain and physical harm.
  • Failed to ensure emergency equipment had weekly checks to ensure the equipment was suitable for use in patient care and failed to ensure that emergency medicine wasn't expired.
  • Failed to have a resuscitator available.
  • Failed to sweep and mop the operating room floor and failed to properly clean operating room beds.
  • Failed to have a director of nursing responsible and accountable for all nursing services.
  • Failed to have an agreement/contract with an anesthetist or anesthesiologist.
  • Failed to have an agreement/contract with a registered pharmacist to assure appropriate methods, procedures and controls for obtaining, dispensing, and administering drugs.
FemCare is a member of the prestigious National Abortion Federation (see listing here), which purportedly provides the safest and highest quality abortion practitioners. However, one National Abortion Federation clinic allowed notorious abortionist and convicted murder/admitted drug dealer Kermit Gosnell to begin illegal third-trimester abortions on their premises and complete them in his Philadelphia "house of horrors," where they were doped within inches of their lives by amateurs and left to moan on bloody recliners amid the fleas and cat feces.

 FemCare is also a member of the Abortion Care Network, another organization that purports to refer women to safe and high-quality abortion facilities.

So much for the idea that prochoice organizations can be trusted to oversee abortion practitioners and to refer women to places that won't endanger their lives.