“Safe” abortions?

This is an actual quote from an editorial in today’s Saint Louis Post Dispatch:

“Later-term abortions are more dangerous to mothers and babies.”

Seriously?  I must be confused.  If the objective of the abortion is to kill the baby, then whether the procedure is done in the first trimester or in the final week of pregnancy, the baby is still dead.  The idea that one abortion is “more dangerous” to the baby than another is absurd!  I’m no doctor, but as I understand it, dead is dead.

All this nonsense about women’s “reproductive health” is a dangerous euphemism for murder.  The impetus for this editorial nonsense, headlined “Playing Politics with women’s reproductive health”, is Missouri’s effort to increase the waiting period for an abortion to 72 hours.  Somehow the PD translates this to mean that we’ll suddenly have a flood of late-term abortions.  It’s just another example of liberals twisting words to make their agenda more palatable.  If a woman (I won’t call her a mother) has to wait another 48 hours (the current waiting period is 24 hours) she’s not going to suddenly decide that she’ll go ahead and be pregnant for a few months, then kill the child.

“Pro Choice” means “pro-abortion”.  Apparently, that twist of language isn’t sufficient.  Now we’ve switched to “reproductive health”.  The fact is that women seldom die in childbirth.  Reproductive health should be understood as proper medical treatment during pregnancy to insure that the mother and the baby are truly safe.

Let’s call a spade a spade.  Abortion is murder.  “Safe abortion” is an oxymoron.  There are thousands of potential parents who would love to adopt these babies.  Let them live.

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