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Volubrjotr Answers Beket:
- I am a proud, even defiant, abortion provider. And, believe me, defiance is an asset in the sociopolitical climate in which I practice abortion care. First, let me assure you that it is not that I love embryos and fetuses less, but that I love women and teenage girls more – although I must confess that I really have no love, nor any feeling at all, for insentient embryos and fetuses in the wombs of women and teenage girls who do not want them there. Like it or not, I respect and feel deep compassion for the dominion of any conscious human female over the insides of her own body and feel no compassion for as yet insentient embryos and fetuses that she doesn’t want there, whatever her own reasons.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even good ole me. I take issue with his premise for abortion on the basis of ‘insentient’ as if conception should be in fact sentient. To me this is circular reasoning and devoid of logic when dealing in the realm of life. Conception is life.
There is perhaps no area of human behavior in which clear rational thought and understanding of factual reality is more obscured by obstinate prejudice and intransigent, willful ignorance supported only by emotionally charged irrational belief and misinformed and uninformed opinion and in which the consequences of this failure to face and accept truth, reason, and understanding are more catastrophically and mercilessly cruel than in matters concerning sexuality and reproduction, even among many physicians and other highly educated people who have had every opportunity to know better.
In the forgoing paragraph, It sounds to me that ‘abortionist Beket’ is extremely emotionally charged and sounds like he has made a personal confession about himself.
There is much that needs saying (and hearing by open minds) to illuminate the issues surrounding human sexuality and abortion rights and to counter the deluge of blatantly false, misleading, and inflammatory propaganda that has for many years, from launch pads in narrow-minded and rigidly legalistic religious belief systems, flooded the halls of government, the courts of law, popular media, and the internet. Far too many, still, in the 21st century, hold to the facetious maxim, “ignorance is bliss,” (though often believing they not only are not ignorant, but know it all) and persist in plunging through their lives uninformed or misinformed, proud of it, and even aggressively defending and championing their ignorance and prejudice, oblivious to the swaths of pain and suffering and destruction they create in their wakes and feeling righteous about it.
‘Once again ‘abortionist Beket’ sounds emotionally charged and quit narrow-mined in his own legalistic religious belief system.
I’m talking about the pain and suffering and destruction of, for example, a conscious, feeling woman or teenage girl stricken with an unwanted pregnancy, which is often to her not a “precious gift from God” or a “divine miracle,” but a stressful catastrophe of a devastating and incapacitating magnitude.
Perhaps ‘abortionist Beket would like to respond to the following statistics:
THE PHYSICAL COMPLICATIONS OF ABORTION
National statistics on abortion show that 10% of women undergoing induced abortion suffer from immediate complications, of which one-fifth (20%) were considered major.9,11
Over one hundred potential complications have been associated with induced abortion.
“Minor” complications include: minor infections, bleeding, fevers, chronic abdominal pain, gastro-intestinal disturbances, vomiting, and Rh sensitization.
The nine most common “major” complications are infection, excessive bleeding, embolism, ripping or perforation of the uterus, anesthesia complications, convulsions, hemorrhage, cervical injury, and endotoxic shock.23
In a series of 1,182 abortions which occurred under closely regulated hospital conditions, 27 percent of the patients acquired post-abortion infection lasting 3 days or longer.27
While the immediate complications of abortion are usually treatable, these complications frequently lead to long-term reproductive damage of much more serious nature.
For example, one possible outcome of abortion related infections is sterility. Researchers have reported that 3 to 5 percent of aborted women are left inadvertently sterile as a result of the operation’s latent morbidity.33,23 The risk of sterility is even greater for women who are infected with a venereal disease at the time of the abortion.30In addition to the risk of sterility, women who acquire post-abortal infections are five to eight times more likely to experience ectopic pregnancies.7,20
Between 1970-1983, the rate of ectopic pregnancies in USA has risen 4 fold.4
Twelve percent of all maternal deaths due to ectopic pregnancy.2
Other countries which have legalized abortion have seen the same dramatic increase in ectopic pregnancies.14,30
Cervical damage is another leading cause of long term complications following abortion. Normally the cervix is rigid and tightly closed. In order to perform an abortion, the cervix must be stretched open with a great deal of force. During this forced dilation there is almost always caused microscopic tearing of the cervix muscles and occasionally severe ripping of the uterine wall, as well.
According to one hospital study, 12.5% of first trimester abortions required stitching for cervical lacerations.31 Such attention to detail is not normally provided at an outpatient abortion clinic.
Another study found that lacerations occurred in 22 percent of aborted women.1
Women under 17 have been found to face twice the normal risk of suffering cervical damage due to the fact that their cervixes are still “green” and developing.26,28
Whether microscopic or macroscopic in nature, the cervical damage which results during abortion frequently results in a permanent weakening of the cervix. This weakening may result in an “incompetent cervix” which, unable to carry the weight of a later “wanted” pregnancy, opens prematurely, resulting in miscarriage or premature birth.
According to one study, symptoms related to cervical incompetence were found among 75% of women who undergo forced dilation for abortion.32
Cervical damage from previously induced abortions increases the risk of miscarriage, premature birth, and complications of labor during later pregnancies by 300 – 500 percent.12,15,19,33
The reproductive risks of abortion are especially acute for women who abort their first pregnancies. A major study of first pregnancy abortions found that 48% of women experienced abortion-related complications in later pregnancies.
Women in this group experienced 2.3 miscarriages for every one live birth.19 Yet another researcher found that among teenagers who aborted their first pregnancies, 66% subsequently experienced miscarriages or premature birth of their second, “wanted” pregnancies.25
When the risks of increased pregnancy loss are projected on the population as a whole, it is estimated that aborted women lose 100,000 “wanted” pregnancies each year because of latent abortion morbidity.23
In addition, premature births, complications of labor, and abnormal development of the placenta, all of which can result from latent abortion morbidity, are leading causes of handicaps among newborns.16
Looking at premature deliveries alone, it is estimated that latent abortion morbidity results in 3000 cases of acquired cerebral palsy among newborns each year. 23,33
Finally, since these pregnancy problems pose a threat to the health of the mothers too, women who have had abortions face a 58 percent greater risk of dying during a later pregnancy.23
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ABORTION
Researchers investigating post-abortion reactions report only one positive emotion: relief. This emotion is understandable, especially in light of the fact that the majority of aborting women report feeling under intense pressure to “get it over with.”8,23
Temporary feelings of relief are frequently followed by a period psychiatrists identify as emotional “paralysis,” or post-abortion “numbness.”18
Like shell-shocked soldiers, these aborted women are unable to express or even feel their own emotions. Their focus is primarily on having survived the ordeal, and they are at least temporarily out of touch with their feelings.Studies within the first few weeks after the abortion have found that between 40 and 60 percent of women questioned report negative reactions.3,23,35
Within 8 weeks after their abortions, 55% expressed guilt, 44% complained of nervous disorders, 36% had experienced sleep disturbances, 31% had regrets about their decision, and 11% had been prescribed psychotropic medicine by their family doctor.3
In one study of 500 aborted women, researchers found that 50 percent expressed negative feelings, and up to 10 percent were classified as having developed “serious psychiatric complications.”10
Thirty to fifty percent of aborted women report experiencing sexual dysfunctions, of both short and long duration, beginning immediately after their abortions.23,8
These problems may include one or more of the following: loss of pleasure from intercourse, increased pain, an aversion to sex and/or males in general, or the development of a promiscuous life-style.
Up to 33 percent of aborted women develop an intense longing to become pregnant again in order to “make up” for the lost pregnancy, with 18 percent succeeding within one year of the abortion.23,22,29
Unfortunately, many women who succeed at obtaining their “wanted” replacement pregnancies discover that the same problems which pressured them into having their first abortion still exist, and so they end up feeling “forced” into yet another abortion.
In a study of teenage abortion patients, half suffered a worsening of psychosocial functioning within 7 months after the abortion. The immediate impact appeared to be greatest on the patients who were under 17 years of age and for those with previous psychosocial problems.
Symptoms included: self-reproach, depression, social regression, withdrawal, obsession with need to become pregnant again, and hasty marriages. 29The best available data indicates that on average there is a five to ten year period of denial during which a woman who was traumatized by her abortion will repress her feelings.23,24
During this time, the woman may go to great lengths to avoid people, situations, or events which she associates with her abortion and she may even become vocally defensive of abortion in order to convince others, and herself, that she made the right choice and is satisfied with the outcome. In reality, these women who are subsequently identified as having been severely traumatized, have failed to reach a true state of “closure” with regard to their experiences.
Repressed feelings of any sort can result in psychological and behavioral difficulties which exhibit themselves in other areas of one’s life. An increasing number of counselors are reporting that unacknowledged post-abortion distress is the causative factor in many of their female patients, even though their patients have come to them seeking therapy for seemingly unrelated problems.13,17
Other women who would otherwise appear to have been satisfied with their abortion experience, are reported to enter into emotional crisis decades later with the onset of menopause or after their youngest child leaves home.6,21
Numerous researchers have reported that postabortion crises are often precipitated by the anniversary date of the abortion or the unachieved “due date.”23,29
These emotional crises may appear to be inexplicable and short-lived, occurring for many years until a connection is finally established during counseling sessions.
A 5 year retrospective study in two Canadian provinces found that 25% of aborted women made visits to psychiatrists as compared to 3% of the control group.5
Women who have undergone post-abortion counseling report over 100 major reactions to abortion. Among the most frequently reported are: depression, loss of self-esteem, self-destructive behavior, sleep disorders, memory loss, sexual dysfunction, chronic problems with relationships, dramatic personality changes, anxiety attacks, guilt and remorse, difficulty grieving, increased tendency toward violence, chronic crying, difficulty concentrating, flashbacks, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities and people, and difficulty bonding with later children.23,24
Among the most worrisome of these reactions is the increase of self-destructive behavior among aborted women. In a survey of over 100 women who had suffered from post-abortion trauma, fully 80 percent expressed feelings of “self-hatred.” In the same study, 49 percent reported drug abuse and 39 percent began to use or increased their use of alcohol.
Approximately 14 percent described themselves as having become “addicted” or “alcoholic” after their abortions. In addition, 60 percent reported suicidal ideation, with 28 percent actually attempting suicide, of which half attempted suicide two or more times.24
Embryos and fetuses don’t suffer or feel pain or anything else. We know that they do not have sufficient brain development for conscious sensation until late in the 3rd trimester. I see nothing compelling to distinguish them from the uncountable billions of early embryos lost on used tampons and pads as the results of early spontaneous abortions (“miscarriages”). But the women and teenage girls are a different story. They are our daughters, our sisters, our mothers, our lovers. They think and feel. And we should think highly of them and feel for them.
Again Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even good ole me. I take issue with his premise for abortion on the basis of ‘insentient’ as if conception should be in fact sentient. To me this is circular reasoning and devoid of logic when in the realm of life, conception is life.
Someone rightly said, “A woman does not want an abortion like she wants an ice cream cone, a new dress, or a Porsche; she wants an abortion like an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg to escape.”
I use the word “belief” to mean anything that is assumed to be factual and true without credible and verifiable evidence to support that it is anything but guess, imagination, or myth. Believing requires a “leap of faith” in what faulted perception seems to reveal or supposed authority asserts or proclaims, especially if ingrained by long tradition in which such misperception, assertion, or proclamation has gone effectively unchallenged, despite the absence of any credible evidence at all in support of it and even in willful denial and aggressive rejection of clearly demonstrable evidence against it.
Believing requires a level of gullibility sufficient to overthrow factual knowledge and replace it with fantasy – with make-believe – with conviction that what is not known is known, in some cases such as rigid religious belief bolstered by long-ingrained and ritualized delusion that what is not known is. Knowing requires simply acknowledging the truth of actual demonstrable fact and is possible only in the presence of a willingness to question authority and discard beliefs that lack authentication by factual reality as we learn more and more about factual reality.
All ‘abortionist Beket’ brings to the table is emotionally charged rant with a dead child as his evidence .
Although there is widespread confusion about it, there is a distinct difference between “ignorance” and “stupidity.” The majority of authoritarian believers are not stupid, but even the smart ones take ignorance to a new level. Ignorance means not knowing and understanding, whereas stupidity is a pejorative term meant to convey a relative lack of ability to know and understand. In many cases it is true that not knowing and not understanding result from that sad lack of ability, but in many more cases it is the result of a learned interference with learning and understanding reality by unfounded but esteemed belief.
No one knows all, there is a lot to know, and therefore everyone is ignorant of more than he or she is knowledgeable about – even the most intelligent and educated among us. And the vast majority of humans unknowingly suffer to at least some significant degree from a learned and conditioned thought disorder that causes them to fail to recognize and acknowledge the huge difference between knowing and merely believing. For a great many, probably most, believing without evidence to support and confirm the belief is exalted and given dominance over knowing and understanding factual reality.
Many people, although plenty smart, relegate their potential intelligence to a position subservient to indoctrinated, unfounded belief and thus render themselves, in varying degrees, quite ignorant in terms of knowledge and understanding provided by honest appraisal of factual reality, thus sometimes in some ways appearing to be quite “stupid” or even “crazy.” And in many, no matter how intelligent and educated they are, this thought disorder is of sufficient force and intransigence to qualify them as psychotic – the psychiatric word for insane.
‘Abortionist Beket’ in his emotionally charged rant, has now developed a very rigid philosophical stance devoid of any facts.
No matter how fervently – even defiantly – even ragefully – one believes that he or she knows what he or she merely believes, he or she merely believes it, and he or she might be wrong – very wrong.)
‘Abortionist Beket’ reminds me of a character on Ferris Bueller. Remember this line? “My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend, heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at Thirty-One Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.”
In general, thinkers do not believe, and believers do not think.
Abortionist Beket has a right to his opinion no matter what. Perhaps understanding that Faith is the product of first logic & reason aka; ‘thinking’ would be to difficult a concept for him? Maybe I can put this in simpler terms for him. Scientist deal in faith all the time, after utilizing the axioms of science by logic and reason aka; ‘thinking’.
Regarding ardent religious believers of all religions, I question and impugn neither the passionate sincerity nor the noble and good intentions of many of them, and it is likely that most of my friends and colleagues in abortion care are religious believers.
Awfully presumptuous and void of any measured data!
However, I can find no credible reason to accept their often strong and fiercely obstinate beliefs as having any basis in reality whatsoever. I think they have been hoodwinked and led astray into thinking in the irrational ways that are catapulting us into worldwide calamity, not by what they don’t know, but by what they so strongly believe they know for sure that, as far as we can know, just ain’t so.
OMG, LOL he’s a legend in his own mind eh?
As is allegorized by their frequent referral to themselves as “sheep” and their rigidly authoritarian and ideological priests, pastors, imams, etc., as “shepherds,” they strongly tend to believe, without question or critical thought, whatever they are told to believe and to slavishly follow orders, or pretend to, however disconnected from anything real their chosen “authorities” often are.
You know True Blue Believers in evolutionism and abortionism, both utilize the same premise to assuage their own conscience for lack of facts. They argue not facts about abortion or evolutionism but ideologies.
I performed an early first trimester abortion on a college senior some years ago. She had been seen a number of times among protesters at my clinic, and prior to her abortion procedure she had told a clinic counselor that she was the president of her campus so-called “pro-life” organization (a club dedicated to misinforming, shaming, insulting, harassing, intimidating, scaring, and even threatening women and teenage girls seeking to live by their own values and beliefs, and even seeking the recriminalization of abortion). Think about that.
That must mean that she was one of their most committed hard-line agitators against legal and safe professional abortion care for several years – until she got pregnant herself. Then she was in the clinic having an abortion within a week of her positive pregnancy test. She had “explained” to the counselor that hers was a special case – that the reason she had chosen to have an abortion was to preserve her credibility among her peers and the public at large, rationalizing that through her image of unblemished faith and untarnished activism she could nobly save more “babies” and continue to provide an instructive example of blissful sexual abstinence by having secret sex and a secret abortion herself, in her mind sacrificing one “baby” (actually only a tiny brainless embryo), hers, for the hoped-for benefit of many, failing to comprehend that the many she was hoping to benefit were but the sum of many “special” cases, the vast majority of which entailed reasons just as cogent, and more so, than hers.
Yada Yada Yada, where’s the beef?
After I completed her abortion, I matter-of-factly asked her what she was now going to do about her affiliation with that “pro-life” club. Startled, she startled me by gasping, sitting abruptly upright on the operating table, and with an expression of stark horror, blurting out in a tremulous and troubled voice “You’re not going to tell them, are you?” Quickly recovering my own composure, I assured her that of course we were not going to tell anyone, hopefully relieving her of that worry on top of all the other worries and fears burdening her at that troubled time in her life. She likely returned to her (now unequivocally hypocritical) role of being the top anti-abortion activist on her campus – unalterably and aggressively opposed to safe, legal abortion care for every woman in the world but herself.
My feelings were mixed. Although repulsed by her blatantly hypocritical self-exceptionalism, I also felt sadness and compassion for this confused and conflicted young woman who had come to me for help in a desperate and lonely moment in her life. And I pitied her for having spent her young life smothered under the crushing weight of the dogma of her religion, as so much of her human potential – so much of her peace of mind, her self-esteem, her common sense, her ability to experience her natural (God-given?”) sensuality unencumbered by shame and guilt and fear, her capacity for free critical thinking, her basic honesty and acceptance of reality, and her rationality and understanding – was cold-pressed out of her and replaced by dogmatic superstitious beliefs that abducted and buried her mind under shame, guilt, anxiety, false certainty, and fear of everlasting punishment, and desiccated and twisted her life experience, transforming her into a judgmental mannequin of self-righteous hypocrisy.
I hoped then that she would, and now hope she did, find a means of escape from that artificial mind-twisting and life-crushing interment under the suffocating layers of tradition-bound myth and superstition with which she had been force-fed since her early childhood as her mind was abducted by the belief-driven terror of being condemned and damned to the “fires” and other ghastly tortures of a mythical place called “Hell,” the existence of which she dared not question for fear of spending eternity there, establishing in her thus abducted mind the delusion (i.e., fixed belief) that it was all very real and inescapable.
Meanwhile, in the real world, as she herself proved, even anti-abortion activists come in and get abortions or bring their daughters in. You see, their situation is “different,” unlike all those other “slutty” women who get abortions. And Catholic women get abortions in a higher percentage, probably because their ban on effective birth control results in more unwanted pregnancies.
Here’s some real beef, Not Just Long Winded Self Induced Empathetical Emotionalism.
Norma McCorvey is the ‘Jane Roe’ from Roe vs. Wade, who has since converted to pro-life.
We abortion care providers see that degree of hypocrisy, and even worse, regularly. However, it is not always simple hypocrisy. Many women (and, of course, even more men) just don’t “get it” until they are personally faced with an unexpected and unwanted pregnancy in themselves or in someone they personally care about. That’s just often the way it goes. It’s often hard to relate to or understand until you experience it personally in yourself or in someone close to you.
Talk About Hypocrisy! How About Following Your Hippocratic Oath?
Hippocrates (460 – 377 BC)
I swear by Apollo, the Physician, and Aesculapius and All-Heal and all the gods and godesses that, according to my ability and judgement, I will keep this Oath and Stipulation:
To reckon him who taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him and relieve his necessities if required; to regard his offspring as on the same footing with my own brothers, and to teach them this art if they should wish to learn it without fee or stipulation, and that by precept, lecture and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the art to my own sons and to those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath, according to the law of medicine, but to none others.
I will follow that method of treatment which, according to my ability and judgement, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; furthermore, I will not give to a woman an instrument to produce abortion.
With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my art. I will not cut a person who is sufferring with a stone, but will leave this to be done by practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter I will go into them for the benefit of the sick and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption, and further from the seduction of females or males, bond or free.
Whatever, in connection with my professional practice, or not in connection with it, I may see or hear in the lives of men which ought not to be spoken abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.While I continue to keep this oath unviolated may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the art, respected by all men at all times, but should I trespass and violate this oath, may the reverse be my lot.
The Declaration of Geneva
After World War II and the Nazi “medical experiments” in concentration camps, the World Medical Association issued the “Declaration of the Geneva” to update the Hippocratic Oath and reaffirm its most important ideals.The Declaration of Geneva is rarely referenced today.
I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity. I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due; I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity; the health of my patient will be my first consideration; I will respect the secrets which are confided in me; I will maintain by all means in my power the honor and noble traditions of the medical profession; my colleagues will be my brothers;
I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics, or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient; I will maintain the utmost respect for human life, from the time of conception; even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity. I make these promises solemnly, freely, and upon my honor.
The above is the original, 1948 version. This was amended in 1983 to specify that secrets will be maintained “even after the patient has died”, and to change the reference to “conception” to “beginning of life”.
Modern Day Hippocratic Oath
In 1995 a prestigious group of thirty-five US physicians, the “Value of Life Committee”, issued this restatement of the Oath in modern language, with a few updates to reflect changing circumstances over the past twenty-two hundred years, but with the same ethical principles.
I swear in the presence of the Almighty and before my family, my teachers and my peers that according to my ability and judgment I will keep this Oath and Stipulation:
To reckon all who have taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents and in the same spirit and dedication to impart a knowledge of the art of medicine to others. I will continue with diligence to keep abreast of advances in medicine.
I will treat without exception any who seek my ministrations, so long as the treatment of others is not compromised thereby, and I will seek the counsel of particularly skilled physicians where indicated for the benefit of my patient.I will follow that method of treatment which according to my ability and judgment I consider for the benefit of my patient and abstain from whatever is harmful or mischievous.
I will neither prescribe nor administer a lethal dose of medicine to any patient even if asked nor counsel any such thing nor perform act or omission with direct intent deliberately to end a human life. I will maintain the utmost respect for every human life from fertilization to natural death and reject abortion that deliberately takes a unique human life.
With purity, holiness, and beneficence I will pass my life and practice my art. Except for the prudent correction of an imminent danger, I will neither treat any patient nor carry out any research on any human being without the valid informed consent of the subject or the appropriate legal protector thereof, understanding that research must have as its purpose the furtherance of the health of that individual.
Into whatever patient setting I enter, I will go for the benefit of the sick and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief or corruption and further from the seduction of any patient.
Whatever in connection with my professional practice or not in connection with it I may see or hear in the lives of my patients which ought not be spoken abroad I will not divulge, reckoning that all such should be kept secret.While I continue to keep this Oath unviolated may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the art and science of medicine with the blessing of the AImighty and respected by my peers and society, but should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot.
“A woman does not want an abortion like she wants an ice cream cone, a new dress, or a Porsche; she wants an abortion like an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg to escape.”
To those against legal and safe abortion I ask: How long has it been since you were a young single mother and supporter of one or more young children, with little or no support from extended family, only minimally educated, inexperienced and unskilled relative to the job market, providing for yourself and your young children as best you could by holding onto the best low-wage job (or jobs) for which you were qualified and found available to you, and knew you would lose that job if you were forced to take time off – or were pregnant?
How long has it been since you then responded to a troubling suspicion, perhaps originating from a late menstrual period or nausea that made it all but impossible for you to go to work every day, by testing your urine? How long has it been since that test came up positive for you, confirming your desperate fear that you were pregnant? In my work I see women in such straits daily, some better off and some even much worse. Who are you to judge them?
Who are you to want to force them to give up what options they have, maybe even losing custody of their children, maybe even losing their lives to desperate gambles, in order to conform to your moral beliefs? These are the women who would be most hurt, and who are now being hurt, by restrictions or legal prohibitions against safe, professional abortion care.
Women of greater affluence will simply do what they did before abortion was legalized in the U.S. They will again hop on planes and travel cross-country or even half way around the world to get their abortions.
Just last week I performed a first trimester abortion on a 21 year old economically and socially disadvantaged woman in McAllen who already had six children. I have rarely seen more desperation and weariness in anyone’s eyes – or such relief in her eyes that she was spared from going through another pregnancy and having another child to care for with her meager resources.
Abortion is a decision that’s very easy to judge when you’re not in the position of having to make it for yourself or in support of someone you personally know and care about. And when you are confronted with so vast and withering a mind-numbing assault of emotionalized misinformation (and fanatical desire to dominate and control) as is afoot today, courtesy of the so-called “pro-life” movement.
Many “pro-lifers” (i.e., anti-abortionists, who believe that abortion should be criminalized) believe abortion should be outlawed with only four exceptions: endangerment of the life of the pregnant woman or teenage girl, rape, incest, and “me.”
Many others omit some or all of the first three.
As a physician trained and experienced in both psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology and for the last twenty-five years having specialized in the provision of reproductive health and abortion care, I have a deep and urgent concern about some of the political developments that profoundly threaten the lives, the health, and the general well-being of American women and teenage girls, as well as the integrity and fullness of their families, educations, careers, and social relationships.
My concern is about those politicians and the propagandists and propagandized voters whose favor they curry who are blatantly and shamelessly lying and exaggerating, or through willfully stubborn ignorance employing the lies, distortions, exaggerations, and delusions of others (which deluded, mind-abducted “pro-lifers” actually believe), not only to impose unreasonable, unnecessary, and burdensome restrictions and limitations on women’s basic human right to choose abortion for unwanted or even life- and health-endangering pregnancies, but to eventually abolish that right entirely.
‘Philosophically, abortionist Beket continues his rant and denigrates The Moral Authority Of Humanae Vitae As Coming From Non Thinkers! Such inversion of metaphors to bamboozle!
Despite its profound seriousness, many influential politicians seem to know, understand, and care little about this issue except insofar as they can manipulate it politically to gain votes from misguided and flagrantly dishonest ultraconservative religious extremists obsessed with the fervor to transform our democratic government into no less than a theocratic police state that would force fiercely held narrow, intolerant, dishonest, irrational, and unfounded religious beliefs on all by restrictive law, and, as well, to reinforce submission to such tyranny by means of the ages-old political expediency of quelling and controlling “the masses” of disadvantaged and oppressed “little” people with relentless invocations and warnings of the mythical “wrath of God.”
“Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte
For one example, take our former president, George W. Bush. He based his public opposition to abortion and even to embryonic stem-cell research upon a combination of shameless pandering to his extreme right-wing base, extreme lack of understanding, willful ignorance, and the emotional effect on him of the personal tragedy of his mother’s miscarriage that was neither equivalent, analogous, nor relevant to the issue of women’s reproductive freedom and the legality of abortion.
My revulsion runs high, as does my concern for the health and well-being of all of us humans, especially the women and teenage girls whom I have devoted my medical career to serving. Along with all of my colleagues throughout this country and the world, as well as the women and teenage girls we serve, I live under the constant threat of domestic terrorism.
After years of ruthless, unrelenting defamatory lies extending to insult, harassment, demonization, and threats, incitements, and acts of violence (including the total destruction by arson of the clinic with which I was associated and thirteen other offices in the same building coinciding with a thwarted attempt to set my home afire), countless direct and indirect death threats (including two men waiting for me with a “deer rifle” outside of a clinic) against my family and myself, and the almost daily experience of entering my workplace amidst the din of the mindless bellowing of anti-abortion (“pro-life”) bullies, as well as numerous violent assaults upon clinics throughout the nation and the cold-blooded murders of a number of colleagues by Christian “pro-life” fanatics, civil discourse on this issue does not come easily to me.
I often hear some version of “All of us can agree that there are too many abortions in the United States today.” Oh? What is this – Goldilocks and the Three Bears? If there are “too many abortions in the United States today” what number would be too few?
How many would be just right? Are there too few safe, legal abortions in the world, since tens of thousands of desperate women and teenage girls every year suffer and die from unsafe illegal ones? Aren’t the approximately 70,000 living, breathing human females who die every year in this world from unsafe illegal abortions approximately 70,000 “too many?”
My just right number of safe legal abortions is just enough for all the women and girls who need and choose them. Enough is ideal, but too many, whatever that means, is infinitely better than not enough when referring to the lives and health of women and teenage girls.
Nearly 50,000,000 people die each year in the world due to abortion!
When Does Life Begin?
The Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
My interest and concern are not about statistics and subjective opinions (i.e., beliefs) about their interpretation. Yada Yada Yada! My interest and concern is for each individual woman or teenage girl faced with the dilemma of how to deal with an individual unwanted event deep inside her own individual body that should be her business and no one else’s.
Let her pay for it or tell her to keep her zipper in the upright position.
A colleague of mine once said, “Everyone in America over the age of eleven has a great deal of information about abortion, and almost all of it is wrong.”
I wholeheartedly agree and do what I can to shovel some factual truth and reasoned opinion onto the whopping pile of willfully ignorant and zealously held false certainty that has been deliberately dumped upon the American people by the obsessed, sanctimonious demagogues and fanatics of the Christian Right who would jubilantly replace our democratic institutions with the theocracy of their own personal religious beliefs and have flooded all of the media of public information, misinformation, and discourse with blatantly and deliberately fraudulent propaganda in their efforts to achieve that end.
An astonishing amount of simple factual truth has not dawned upon many people or is generally actively denied since we all have a tendency (that some of us have largely overcome as we progressed along the lines of healthy psychosocial development) to believe only what we want to believe, what we feel we must believe, what we have been manipulated and indoctrinated into believing, what centuries-reinforced tradition impels us to believe, what we think will win favor with important others if we believe it (or pretend to), what we believe will ensure hedonic immortality for us and our loved ones, what we believe is good and proper to believe, and generally what we feel a compelling emotional need to believe, and to resent and aggressively defend against acknowledgment of anything that threatens or runs counter to such belief – all in the service of believing that we know we are “right” – so “right” that everyone else in the world should believe, think, feel, and behave exactly like us, or be required to by force of law if necessary.
‘Abortionist Beket’ => Just A Simple Question Then, ” where are your simple factual truths?” The above paragraph was purely “sophistic altruisms” in other words, it was pure poetic specious reasoning.
The trouble is, no matter how fervently one believes (or wishes) that one knows that what one merely believes is “right,” one merely believes it, and one might be wrong – very wrong.
I don’t believe in evolution.
I know it. I acknowledge the fact of evolution. I know it to the extent that anything can be known.
In the above statement he moves to evolution in his argument for ending life. Isn’t this exactly what Hitler did? A pompous belief system that they call ‘fact’ that they call based in scientific axioms. Its all a specious ideology to garner popular thought in their banking scheme of making money off abortions. Remove God, remove moral thought with this inverted metaphoric ideology and TADA, you have an unencumbered industry of depopulation by copulation, the lowest form of pleasure that will keep the industry running and you copulating. Remember, its just cells.
Aldous Huxley in his book Ends and Means, 1946, p. 70 explains enthusiastic reception of evolutionism as follows: “I had motives for not wanting the world to have meaning…The liberation we desired, was from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom.”
I have encountered one woman who refuses to “believe in” dinosaurs because they are not mentioned in the Bible! She of course also believes the universe was created 6,000 years ago because that’s what she believes the Bible says. She might even believe that Adam and Eve rode to church on Sundays on the backs of dinosaurs – oh, but wait – she doesn’t believe in dinosaurs! So maybe that was an unfair insinuation on my part. And, of course, she is “pro-life.” And then there was the nun in a group of protestors at an abortion clinic who asserted that zygotes feel pain and refused to be convinced otherwise. Do amoebas “suffer?” Do you shed a tear every time an amoeba dies?
‘Abortionist Beket’ getting a little silly now. Lets see what this emotional religious humanist believes shall we?
And Remember, Its Just Another Belief System:
And did you know that there is nothing in the Bible to indicate that abortion should be illegal? Nothing. There are passages that might seem to indicate that maybe it should be, according to the Bible, but dragging that meaning out of even those passages is quite a stretch, and, anyway, our American constitutional law, while influenced by the Bible as well as many other legal traditions, is not derived from the Bible.
Many offenses of relatively trivial nature are specified in considerable detail in the Old Testament: Don’t eat the flesh of cloven-hoofed animals; don’t keep graven images (e.g., like the little gold crosses worn as jewelry, graven images of the scaffolds of brutal torture and capital punishment used to accomplish crucifixion in the ancient Roman Empire); don’t let cattle graze with other kinds of cattle; don’t have a variety of crops on the same field; don’t wear clothes made of more than one fabric; don’t cut your hair or shave; any person who curses his mother or father must be put to death; if a man cheats on his wife, or vice versa, both the man and the woman must be executed.
When even relatively inconsequential things are forbidden in scripture, there appears to be little mincing of words on the subject, and whether or not to bring a pregnancy to term is a pretty important decision regardless of whether approved or disapproved, so I would think that if either “God” or the human authors of scripture had thought it was an important moral issue some one of them would have said so explicitly.
They did not.
‘Abortionist Beket’ now reveals himself as a rigid fundamentalist, clearly trying to reconcile ‘cut & paste’ tactics with how someone should approach the morality of ending conception. Does mixing apples with oranges ring true?
To quote Mark Twain, “Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.” Well, if you don’t know something “ain’t so” that “ain’t so,” based upon the total lack of credible, factual evidence of its being so combined with its extreme implausibility and even in some cases total contradiction of fact, you should, because this is the 21st century, and you have every opportunity, and the responsibility, to either educate yourself or shut up. Please pardon my bluntness. I’m fed up.
One must validate the ‘ain’t so’ to refute a faith. Again an ‘ain’t so’ to be valid by the philosophy of science, must be tested against its axioms. Both faith and ‘ain’t so’ are ascended to thru logic and reason.
When one can validate thru the axioms of science as subject, it becomes a valid theory or validated fact – but until then, its all based upon faith thru logic and reason.
Remember, science is a philosophy and its axioms are testing by measurement and repeatability. Science is nothing more than a measuring device, where the watch (philosophy of science) can never make the watch maker (person who developed the philosophy of science).
Thus Mark Twain’s quote is a cute aphorism and non sensical. But it did remind me of a little poem. Mark Twain…Mark Twain, a philosopher and sage of wisdom he was not, but a good yarn to weave he could a-lot.
Where oh where is Mark Twain now, oh, but alas he is pushing up daisies in some plot, and his soul eternally condemned by his ignorance. My oh my, what a lot!
To disbelieve evolution because it differs from the biblical account of creation is equivalent to believing the earth is flat. Taken literally, the Bible says the earth is flat and sitting on pillars and cannot move (Ps 93:1, Ps 96:10, 1 Sam 2:8, Job 9:6). It says that great sea monsters are set to guard the edge of the sea (Job 41, Ps 104:26). And equivalent to not believing in dinosaurs because they are not mentioned in the Bible.
Saint Augustine developed the thought of evolution (353 A.D. – 430 A.D.)
way before Durwood.
To what extent is the theory of evolution applicable to man? That God should have made use of natural, evolutionary, original causes in the production of man’s body, is per se not improbable, and was propounded by St. Augustine (see AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO,SAINT, under V. Augustinism in History).
‘Abortionist Beket’ is now throwing as much jello at the wall in hopes of something sticking.
We must carefully distinguish between the different meanings of the words theory of evolution in order to give a clear and correct answer to this question.
We must distinguish (1) between the theory of evolution as a scientific hypothesis and as a philosophical speculation; (2) between the theory of evolution as based on theistic principles and as based on a materialistic and atheistic foundation; (3) between the theory of evolution and Darwinism; (4) between the theory of evolution as applied to the vegetable and animal kingdoms and as applied to man.
What a fair world it would be if all the people would hold the doors to their opinions and prejudices open to revision by factual information and understanding new to them. However, tragically, a recent opinion poll revealed that 78% of the American people don’t (and generally adamantly refuse to) believe in evolution! 78%! Of course they don’t know or understand diddly-squat about it, and doggedly refuse to learn anything about it.
‘Abortionist Beket’ Throws more jello w/o any facts with regards to his fellow man understanding that evolution cannot be validate by the entropy or the second law of thermodynamics.
You see Beket, The Second Law Of Thermodynamics has been established by the axioms of science via logic and reason and the secularists have spent years trying to spin 2LOT as if it was only applicable to closed systems and evolution was in an open system.
Such is not the case, as 2LOT is also for open systems aka; the universe and or the universe is a closed system. I’m not going to belabor the loss of information in protein thru the transference of energy to rest my case.
You maybe able to invert the metaphors in your silly presentation here as though you have facts, but on your premise, you have bantered around the edges hoping to sell the illusion you had facts about the topic abortion but had not.”…there are no known violations of the second law of thermodynamics.
Ordinarily the second law is stated for isolated [closed] systems, but the second law applies equally well to open systems … there is somehow associated with the field of far-from equilibrium phenomena the notion that the second law of thermodynamics fails for such systems. It is important to make sure that this error does not perpetuate itself.”
[Dr. John Ross, Harvard scientist, Chemical and Engineering News, July 27, 1980, p. 40]
They just don’t “believe in” it because it conflicts with literal belief in ancient stories and folk tales in the Bible. These non-believers of fact-based actual reality are apparently so fearful of questioning the Bible that they have chosen instead to live lives shrouded in delusions that shield them from reality, which is not a bad definition of insanity and of the psychiatric diagnosis of thought disorder.
These mind-abducted people keep personifying wondrous illustrations of the seemingly limitless power of the abducted human mind to deny and rationalize, which of course is the nuclear substance of all delusion, powered from still deeper within by indoctrinated, fear-based conviction that their delusions are as necessary for survival, even for a life beyond life of hedonic immortality, as is food, water, shelter, air, and a beating heart.
Here’s some heathen ancient facts:
Pagans developed (gods) and sacrificed their children to idols like Baal.”Firstborn sons and daughters were offered by Carthaginian parents as living sacrifices in times of great calamities-war, famine, drought and plague.
On a moonlight night, ancient writers say, a priest placed a child mercifully killed moments earlier, on the outstretched arms of a statue of Baal. As the infant’s body rolled into a flaming pit-entering the company of the gods- flutes, tambourines, and lyres drowned out the parents’ cries.
Later the ashes and bones were collected in a small urn and placed with thousands of others in the sacrificial precinct, or tophet, of the goddess Tanit at Carthage… Archaeologists have found evidence of human sacrifice also in Sardina and Sicily.”
National Geographic Magazine August 1974. P-166.
“Out of reverence for Kronos ( Baal), the Phoenicians, and especially the Carthaginians, whenever they seek to obtain some great favor, vow one of their children, burning it as a sacrifice to the deity, if they are especially eager to gain success…When the flames fall on the body, the limbs contract and the open mouth seems almost to be laughing, until the contracted body slips quietly into the brazier.”
Source: Dr. John Currid, Archaeologist 5422 Clinton Ave., Jackson, Ms. 39056
PAGAN FILICIDE “The Tophet, the sacred precinct in Carthage.
Here, from the eighth century B.C. until the second century B.C., mothers and fathers of Carthage buried the bones of their children sacrificed to the god Ba’al Hammon and to the goddess Tanit.
By the fourth century B.C. the Tophet may have been as large as 64,800 square feet (6,000 square meters), with nine levels of burials. Archaeologists today group these levels into three periods designated Tanit l, ll, and lll.”
Biblical Archaeology Review. January/February 1984, Vol. X,#1.P-32 Biblical Archaeology Society-Washington , D.C.
Recent evidence that Druids committed cannibalism and ritual human sacrifice—on a massive scale—add weight to ancient Roman accounts of Druidic savagery, archaeologists say.
Gruesome Druid DiscoveriesRecent gruesome finds appear to confirm the Romans’ accounts, according to Secrets of the Druids, a new documentary airing Saturday on the U.S. National Geographic Channel.
Druid Fountain of Blood”You’ve got a rope tightened round his neck, and at the moment where the neck was constricted, the throat was cut, which would cause an enormous fountain of blood to rise up,” said archaeologist Miranda Aldhouse-Green, an archaeologist at Cardiff University in Wales and an expert on the Druids.
Another clue lay inside the body’s well-preserved gut: pollen grains from mistletoe, a plant that was sacred to the Druids. (Romans wrote that Druids cut mistletoe from trees with golden sickles.) Lindow Man’s death is dated to around A.D. 60, when the Romans launched a new offensive in the island of Great Britain, currently part of the United Kingdom.
He may have been sacrificed to persuade the Celtic gods to halt the Roman advance, Aldhouse-Green said.”Something had to be done to stop them in their tracks,” she said in the documentary. “And what better way than sacrificing a high-status nobleman?”
The idea jibes with something Julius Caesar wrote: In times of danger, the Celts believed that “unless the life of a man be offered, the mind of immortal gods will not favor them.” Mass Druid Sacrifice? Other grisly clues come from a cave in Alveston, England.
Skeletons belonging to as many as 150 people and dating back to about the time of the Roman conquest were discovered in 2000. Druids may have killed the victims—who show evidence of skull-splitting blows—in a single event. It may have been the Roman invasion itself that escalated the Druids’ ritualized slaughter, researchers say.
Mark Horton, an archaeologist at the University of Bristol, thinks the pile of bodies suggests savage resistance to the Romans, either on the battlefield or through deadly ritual.” Maybe the whole thing is a gigantic sacrifice … an appeasement to the gods in order that they will get ultimate victory against the Romans,” Horton said.
The Alveston cave bones hint at something even more sinister—cannibalism.
A human thigh bone in the cave had been broken open in exactly the same method people use to get at the nutritious bone marrow of non human animals.
But if the bone is proof of Celtic cannibalism, the practice was probably extremely rare, Horton said. It may be evidence of increasing hunger and desperation as Roman invaders closed in, he added.” Least Bad Evidence” Researchers have struggled in the past to link any archaeological evidence to the Druids, let alone signs of human sacrifice or cannibalism, said archaeologist Simon James of the University of Leicester, U.K.”
There has always been a suspicion that what the Romans were saying was atrocity propaganda. But some recent finds like Lindow Man suggest that there were dark and bloody goings-on,” said James, who was not involved in the new documentary.
The mistletoe pollen from Lindow Man is the “least bad archaeological evidence we’ve got that fits in with these stories about the Druids,” he added.” Maybe mistletoe plants had been dusted on his food ritually, a bit like spraying holy water around, or dunked in his drink,” James said. If Lindow Man and others were in fact sacrificed in a bid to stop the Romans, their lives were lost in vain.
By the early centuries of the first millennium A.D., the Celts’ defeat and absorption into the Roman Empire was nearly complete across Europe. Today, their once wide-ranging culture lives on mainly in the traditional languages of Ireland, Wales, and Brittany, France.
(Read “The Celtic Realm” from National Geographic magazine.)
The Druid British Monarchy:
Esoterically, the nation of Germany was led to believe that the gods were purifying the human race; esoterically understood, however, they were beginning the process of annihilating mankind.
“…the word ‘holocaust,’ comes from a third century Greek word ‘Holokaustos,’ referring to ‘the burnt sacrificial offering of the Jews dedicated exclusively to God.’
The Holocaust was Hitler’s fiery offering of human sacrifice to Satan, just as in the days of the heathen Amorite god, Moloch. The bloodlust of the coming Anti-christ will continue in the tradition set by Hitler making Hitler’s incredible hate seem moderate in comparison.”
- Remembering Bloomberg’s New York City Propagandists Exploitation Of 911 Victims: Proposes Gay Practitioner Victims Over 5 Million Catholic Victims Exterminated In Hitler’s Holocaust.
The ritual phallic cults throughout history have also engaged in human sacrifice. The ancient ruins of Stonehenge in England, revered in occult lore, are eerie monuments to the Druidic custom of human sacrifice.
The noble savages, glorified by Robert Hicks, are clearly identified with this barbaric Druidic custom. In The Trojan Horse: How The New Age Movement Infiltrates The Church, Brenda Scott and Samantha Smith present a very different view of the noble savage than does Margaret Mead.”Stuart Piggott, a respected archaeologist and recognized authority on Celtic history, agrees: ‘It is hardly realistic to exculpate the Druids from participation, probably active, in both the beliefs and practices involved in human sacrifice…
The Druids were the wise men of barbarian Celtic society, and Celtic religion was their religion, with all its crudities.
It is sheer romanticism and a capitulation to the myth of the noble savage to imagine that they stood by the sacrifices duty bound, but with disapproval on their faces and elevated thoughts in their minds.’” Scott and Smith also associate the Order of Freemasons and the British Royal Family with the Druid tradition:”
Druid traditions were also preserved with Freemasonry, which is thought to have evolved from the Druids or at least alongside of them.
This connection is addressed in Gould’s History of Freemasonry. (James Bonwick, Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions, Salem N.H.: Ayer Co., 1984, p. 71)
The three part structure of the masons is identical to the three offices of druidic priesthood: Ovates, Bards, and Druids.
Also, ‘the secret teachings embodied therein are practically the same as the mysteries concealed under the allegories of Blue Lodge masonry.’
(Manly P. Hall, An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalist and Rosicrucian Symbolic Philosophy, Los Angeles: The Philosophical Research Soc., 1977, XXIII).
“Political and religious suppression forced the Druids to go underground. Many thought that the religion had disappeared, but it survived, handed down within families and villages to resurface again in the early eighteenth century. There are three main druidic colleges.
In fact, druidism has become so accepted socially that Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales both accepted posts as honorary Druids in the Wales Gorsedd. (Sophie Moore, The Gnosis Interview)
By 1988, there were estimated to be over one million adepts (spiritual masters) and the movement is growing.”
‘Abortionist Beket’ does this sound like you?
The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death. A slow death has something comforting about it. The dogma of Christianity gets worn away before the advances of science.
Religion will have to make more and more concessions. Gradually the myths crumble. All that’s left is to prove that in nature there is no frontier between the organic and the inorganic. When understanding of the universe has become widespread, when the majority of men know that the stars are not sources of light but worlds, perhaps inhabited worlds like ours, then the Christian doctrine will be convicted of absurdity.
— Adolph Hitler
The reason for this brief digression into the science of evolution is to illustrate that disbelief in something as thoroughly grounded in concrete factual evidence as evolution illustrates a style of thought disorder that comes very close to, if not actually within, the bounds of frank delusion and is both prerequisite for religious belief and develops and grows under the organizing and reinforcing influence of religious belief as it extends into and perverts secular dimensions of thought into irrationality and deep dishonesty, forming the Authoritarian Personality that is characteristic of religious believers in general and progressively more severe as the personality approaches fanaticism in the form of extreme ideological politics that are impossible to influence through fact and reason. As are delusions. As is insanity.
‘Abortionist Beket’ presumes that his fellow man is ignorant enough to believe that the theory of evolution has been validated by science.
It has not.
Didn’t he himself just banter the poll of 78% not believing in evolution?
Again please note the word ‘BELIEVING’ because if it was fact, these banking monkeys wouldn’t be trying so hard to sell this stuff. Again, note the poll above and the word ‘BELIEVE’, how can the word believe be used when something is fact.
Example, the theory of evolution contains facts aka; like the fact that molecules exist, like the fact air exists. But evolution cannot and has not ever shown that the process of macromolecule to cell transition can ever exist let alone has existed and thus is a fact.
Authoritarian persons believe what they are told to believe under threat of punishment of one kind or another.
A child is terminated
They are driven by fear not to think for themselves, and they have been driven lifelong by such fear so that they have in many cases lost not only the inclination and not just the willingness, but the ability, of critical thinking.
A child is terminated
And our politics and governance are a misguided, gridlocked mess as ideological authoritarianism, complete with its lies, delusions, and fear-mongering, runs amok and cons authoritarian voters (who believe what they are told to believe lest they confront what they are told to believe they should fear most, however baseless, misguided, manipulative, and overdrawn those fears may be) into supporting policies that are progressively transforming them into pawns and victims of corporate greed that is undermining the economy and the very social fabric of the United States.
A child is terminated
As the result of atmospheric contamination by greenhouse gasses from fossil fuel use, dramatic changes in global climate and weather patterns are now already wreaking death and destruction and rapidly approaching a tipping point at which time it will be too late to reverse its progression and, quite literally, all will be lost within a few decades.
Looks like our emotionally charged ‘abortionist Beket’ is now barking at the whole moon!
Yet we continually hear willfully ignorant political hacks in and out of official government positions, under the thumbs of their corporate donor-sponsors whose concern is only for their short-term corporate profits, ignorantly or deviously laughing off global climate change as a “hoax.” Well, it’s not a hoax. It is a known fact that it is occurring and that its effects will be unthinkably devastating. I can only urge those who don’t believe that to open their minds and reconsider. Learn the truth about it before it is too late, if not already past the point of no return.
Now, to consider some things we know, objective facts and figures that reveal what so-called “pro-life” citizens and politicians stand for.
The World Health Organization estimated, in 2003, that in those parts of the world in which abortion is illegal, more than 70,000 desperate women and teenage girls die every year from illegal attempts to abort unwanted pregnancies. 70,000! That is more than one every 10 minutes dead because they are prohibited by law from accessing a reputable legal clinic for a safe, legal abortion. Many times that number are seriously injured and maimed for life.
In addition, every minute, night and day, no holidays or weekends off, around the world
” one woman dies of complications of pregnancy and childbirth (every minute),
” ten teenage girls undergo dangerous illegal abortions (every minute),
” thirteen infants under twelve months old die (every minute),
” fifty seven people contract an STD (every minute),
” eleven people are infected with HIV (every minute), and
” the already-burgeoned-beyond-the-planet’s-capacity-to-sustain human population increases by 150 more people (every minute),
all sanctioned, encouraged, and even required by our government through international interference with and withholding of funding from worldwide reproductive health programs, and all with the vigorous support and reinforcement of the Roman Catholic Church.
There are 525,600 minutes in a year. You do the arithmetic. The numbers are so huge as to be virtually impossible to contemplate, but those are the kinds of numbers we deal with when describing events in a world population of 6.9-plus billion individuals that is growing exponentially and gobbling up and poisoning the only planet we have, toward the point of severe degradation and even destruction of the biosphere upon which all life depends.
And let’s not forget the women brutalized and incarcerated by law enforcement in those countries in which the powerful Roman Catholic Church has pushed for and won the criminalization of abortion and achieved that cruel piece of “God’s will on Earth be done.” In countries such as Mexico, Chile and El Salvador women having not only induced abortions, but spontaneous abortions (“miscarriages”), are routinely subjected to police investigations and interrogation, arrested, and incarcerated. Many women having natural spontaneous miscarriages are so afraid of such persecution and prosecution that they avoid seeking medical care in such situations, and some (many I would think) die.
The voice of Pius XII is a lonely voice in the silence and darkness enveloping Europe this Christmas… he is about the only ruler left on the Continent of Europe who dares to raise his voice at all… the Pope put himself squarely against Hitlerism… he left no doubt that the Nazi aims are also irreconcilable with Christian peace.
– The New York Times (Dec. 25, 1941, p. 20)
Being a lover of freedom, when the revolution came in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but, no, the universities immediately were silenced.
Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks…
Only the Catholic Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler’s campaign for suppressing truth.
I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom.
I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly.
— Albert Einstein December 23, 1940 issue of Time magazine on page 38
These terrible atrocities are completely and easily preventable and treatable by modern medical science. However, the implementation of modern medical science is blocked by the ardent extremists of the so-called “pro-life” movement, predominantly in the western world by religious fanatics and their supporters in the name of God and Jesus.
Those atrocities are what so-called “pro-life” citizens and politicians stand for.
It was once so in the United States as well. However, in the United States we have recently been vastly more fortunate as the result of the Supreme Court decision in the case of Roe vs. Wade on January 22, 1973, that enjoined the states from enforcing laws prohibiting abortion care. Almost 4,000 women every day obtain professional abortion care in the United States that is legal, professionally provided, and therefore extremely safe. It is reliably estimated that approximately 35% of all adult women in the country have had an abortion. 35%.
Maybe your sister – the teenage girl next door or down the street (yes, no matter how perfect her Sunday school attendance or how diligently and sincerely she prays or you pray for her) – your daughter – your best friend’s daughter – your wife – your mother – your teenage son’s girlfriend! You just aren’t likely to hear about it because they fearfully keep it secret. It’s one of those taboo subjects most people don’t feel free to discuss. Nor do many people want to hear about it, preferring to bolster their comforting false beliefs that it just couldn’t be so by ignoring and denying factual knowledge of it.
Even so, tragically, there are today droves of willfully ignorant and misguided persons and their narrow and uncompromising political, legal, and religious organizations in this country who are zealously struggling to throw history into reverse and turn back the clock to those hideous times before Roe v. Wade. They strive to recreate the blood bath and the derailed and wrecked lives that existed prior to Roe vs. Wade as one especially pernicious and merciless plank in their ardent campaign to transform our free society into a religious tyranny motivated by much the same sort of fervent and uncompromising beliefs that moved other crazed religious fanatics of a different religious persuasion to guide large airliners full of innocent people into large buildings full of innocent people in that infamous “faith-based initiative” on September 11, 2001. (I’m merely connecting the dots.) The irrational roots of religious beliefs nourish intolerance to the point of murder and genocide. And war.
Lest we forget;
Dickie Dawkins thinks that Theism devalues the meaning of life because it “teaches the dangerous nonsense that death is not the end.” Twin Towers according to a Prophet Of The Dirt…
Dickie Dawkins, In the Guardian newspaper on Sept. 15, compared the suicide terrorists to pigeons and accused God of being a system of mind control.
“Testosterone-sodden young men too unattractive to get a woman in this world might be desperate enough to go for 72 private virgins in the next,” he wrote, referring to the promises of an Islamic paradise made to those who die martyrs.
Hey Dickie, so what was it that made them kill by sacrificing themselves? Was it 72 virgins, or something far more dangerous?
If it was virgins we should see Islamic followers like lemmings jumping off of cliffs in the droves. Inquiring minds want to know!
But here Are Real Facts!
Below You Will See The Murderous Results From Secular Humanists In Their Quest For Socialism: There was nothing Republic about China.
These belief-driven, thoroughly propagandized religious extremists who call themselves “pro-life,” possessing little if any more compassion for real living, breathing, thinking, feeling women and real living, breathing, thinking, feeling teenage girls living their real lives than was expressed by the Roman Catholic inquisitors of long ago who regularly, proudly, piously, and publicly tortured and hanged or burned alive real living, breathing, thinking, feeling women and real living, breathing, thinking, feeling teenage girls (and men and boys) living their real lives for such “sins” or “crimes against God” of “witchcraft” and “heresy,” are succeeding in their zealous efforts to recriminalize abortion care. They have far from given up on their efforts to get Roe vs.
‘Abortionist Beket’ fails to inform the reader that ‘The Black Legend’ is the basis for his Roman Catholic torture fairy tales. Come on Beket LMAO!
Wade overturned, but their major successes thus far have been through their massive propaganda campaign to deceive the public and influence state governments to institute restrictive state laws against abortion care and women’s rights to access it.
They have produced and widely disseminated a thundering tsunami of blatantly exaggerated, sensationalized, false, and misleading claims about abortion care purveyed by books, brochures, videos, films, internet sites, billboards, etc., and through tens of thousands of churches around the land, and this withering propaganda barrage has paid off for them as more and more deluded, mind-abducted, gullible
Americans have been wrongly convinced by their lies, misconceptions, and misrepresentations, more and more pandering politicians have set into law unreasonable and unwarranted restrictions and barriers to abortion care (under the hypocritical sheep’s clothing of “protecting women”), and more and more church coffers have been swollen by hysterically emotionalized exploitation of blatant misinformation about abortion care into a cash bonanza as the rabid minions of propagandized true-believers have been set to foaming at the mouth with misplaced zeal.
For example, they love to display gory photos of dismembered late-term fetuses, often blown up to billboard size, to create the false impression that abortion involves the brutal destruction of fully developed, healthy fetuses that could simply be born instead, which is never the case. The “Partial Birth Abortion Ban,” now sealed into federal law by a misguided Congress, president, and Roman Catholic dominated Supreme Court, will prevent no abortions. It will merely require physicians to use other methods that in some cases will present greater risks to the women involved.
Another favorite ploy, ever-present on “pro-life” websites, is to display pictures of MICU’s in clinic parking lots with the strong implication that such scenes are commonplace, which they are not. The viewer is supposed to recoil in horror and be thereby convinced that legal abortion is very, very dangerous, which it is not. Current safe, legal abortion care in this country is spectacularly safe, and MICU’s at abortion clinics are spectacularly rare. All medical/surgical interventions carry some risk. The alternative to abortion is to carry the pregnancy to term and deliver a baby. Just in terms of death rates abortion is spectacularly safer than that alternative. The death rate for continued pregnancy and childbirth is in the neighborhood of 11/100,000, while the death rate for abortion is about 0.5/100,000.
W. Brennan, The Abortion Holocaust, Landmark Press, 1983, p. 191
Can You draw a parallel between today’s abortionists and the Nazi doctors?
Yes! There is a direct parallel between the two holocausts, neither of which could have happened without doctors.
Excerpted from The Abortion Holocaust, W. Brennan, Landmark Press, 1983.
I have a reaction (that “pro-lifers” are generally unable – or unwilling – to comprehend and find outrageous) to seeing those photos of rare MICU’s in abortion clinic lots. I rejoice in it. What do you think would happen to the woman being transferred if she were hemorrhaging on a kitchen table up a flight of stairs down some back alley while her illegal abortionist made a quick getaway?
Safe legal abortions are quite “rare” in those countries in which abortion care is illegal, as the “pro-lifers” would have it. Safe, professional abortion care is virtually non-existent and exists only underground in those countries, where finding and accessing it among the confusing array of perilous outlaw incompetents is a crap shoot for life and health that women regularly and in great numbers lose. That is what so-called “pro-life” voters and politicians stand for. Have our values and compassion sunk so low that we can’t oppose that? They won’t stop until they succeed in creating conditions in this country mirroring those in the Third World and in nations such as Mexico, Chile and El Salvador.
Our ‘Abortionist Beket’ resorts to more sophistry.
|Figure 7-4A Summary of Pro-Abortion Lies Regarding
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For India: Priya Darshini. “Abortions Increase in India.” The Oregonian [Portland, Oregon], September 3, 1989, page A9. For Mexico: Dr. Salvador Sandoval’s letter in the April 2, 1992 issue of theMerced Sun-Star, and James A. Miller’s rebuttal in the April 30, 1992 issue of the same publication.
For Brazil: November 13, 1991 Reuters news service releases of various titles to newspapers all over the world. Also see the December 30, 1991 letter of Dr. Geraldo Hideu Osanai, President, Associacao Pro-Vida de Brasilia, to Andrew M. Nibley and Thomas D. Thompson of the Reuters News Agency in New York City.
For other nations: D. Kurchoff, Deutsches Arztblatt, Volume 69, Number 27, October 26, 1972. Also Portuguese Anuario Estatistico, Tables 11, 16, and 111. Also John Cavanaugh-O’Keefe and Kathleen Essex. “Protecting Life in Brazil.” HLI Reports, September 1989, page 1. FACTS OF LIFE
What is the truth as I see it? The past should have taught us all that the damage to the health and well-being of conscious women and teenage girls is much too high a price to pay for criminalizing abortion in a futile attempt to save the lives of basically inert, unconscious embryos and fetuses inside the bodily domain of desperately unwilling hosts.
The political and legal choice is not between abortion and no abortion. It is between very safe legal abortion and very dangerous illegal abortion.
Which would you choose?
ORIGINALLY POSTED TO BEKET ON MON MAY 09, 2011 AT 12:46 PM PDT.
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