Sunday, September 12, 2004

Well, isn't this wonderful?


Quebec hopes to offer late-term abortions

QUEBEC - The province hopes to have a doctor in place next year that will offer late-term abortions to women six months pregnant and beyond, Quebec health officials announced Friday.

Oh, that's fantastic! Now all those poor women whose only mistake was spreading their legs can be rid of that nasty problem known as pregnancy. Then they can go back to spreading their legs with "Condomless Carey". After all, it can take many months for women to decide to terminate their unborn child. Why limit it to the first trimester?

Canadian women now travel to Colorado, Kansas and Washington to obtain these abortions because no Canadian doctor will perform them, including Dr. Henry Morgentaler, who says he has ethical problems performing 24-week pregnancies.

Ironic, isn't it? Canada's leading Abortion promoter has "ethical problems" when the fetus is six months old. 16 weeks? Not a problem! 24 weeks? Sorry, no-can-do.

Quebec's bishop Msgr. Marc Ouellet criticized the government's announcement saying the whole concept of abortion is unacceptable, regardless of weeks. He would prefer the money be spent helping women complete their pregnancy and offer the child for adoption.

Well golly gee, there's an idea! Instead of spending five grand on an abortion, how about investing that money in parents who will actually care more than half an iota for the baby? Oh, but pregnancy is so hard and time-consuming, isn't it? It would interfere too much with your normal life.

The Canadian Medical Association suggests an abortion take place before the fetus is viable, usually at 500 grams or 20 weeks of pregnancy.

uhh, what the heck does viable mean?

vi·a·ble adj.
Capable of living, developing, or germinating under favorable conditions.
Capable of living outside the uterus. Used of a fetus or newborn.
Capable of success or continuing effectiveness

Capable of living, eh? Well golly gee shucker-whiz! I'd say 100% of fetuses are capable of living under favorable conditions, no matter how old they are. Moreover, each has the potential for success and/or continuing effectiveness in life.
So for these asshelmets at the CMA to judge when a fetus is or is not viable... well, it makes me go "blech". I judge that the doctors at the CMA are not viable in their present condition, and are in drastic need of an ass-kicking.

In 2003, 30 women from Quebec sought abortions in the U.S. past 22 weeks of pregnancy. A B.C. health official says that a handful of women from the province head to Washington state each week.

Each late-term abortion costs about $5,000 US.

In 2001, 96.7 per cent of Canadians had abortions before 16 weeks of pregnancy, a Statistics Canada survey shows.

Think of all the time, money, and effort that could be saved if people took responsibility for their actions, and made positive decisions like using a condom or birth control pills. But instead, out civilized nation condones abortion, yet claims the death penalty is barbaric! Tell me I'm not the only one who sees a problem here!

Of course, if people were actually responsible, all those abortion doctors would be out of business, wouldn't they? Guess they's have to do something else with their time, like... oh, I dunno... healing people.

Update 6:31pm: Quote the Seth- "...never consider convenience the trump card over human life."