Friday, October 10, 2008

The Right To Know Nothing

A pro-abortion group is suing in Oklahoma over a law that requires that a woman who wants an abortion find out a bit about what she's actually doing:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An advocacy group is suing over an Oklahoma law that prohibits a woman from getting an abortion unless she first has an ultrasound and the doctor describes to her what the fetus looks like.

In the lawsuit filed Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court, the Center for Reproductive Rights says that the requirement intrudes on privacy, endangers health and assaults dignity.

The law, set to go into effect Nov. 1, would make Oklahoma the fourth state in the nation to require that ultrasounds be performed before a woman can have an abortion and that the ultrasounds be made available to the patient for viewing, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based health research organization.

The other states are Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. [...]

"Anti-choice activists will stop at nothing to prevent a woman from getting an abortion, but trying to manipulate a woman's decisions about her own life and health goes beyond the pale," said Stephanie Toti, staff attorney in the U.S. Legal Program of the Center for Reproductive Rights and lead attorney on the case.

Isn't it amazing that making sure that a woman knows that she's actually killing an unborn child if she has an abortion is seen as "trying to manipulate a woman's decisions..."? What on earth are the pro-aborts--oh, excuse me, Ms. Toti, pro-death activists--afraid of? That the woman might actually see that tiny head or those tiny hands or those tiny feet and decide that, unlike Ms. Toti, she's not actually enough of a moral monster to go through with the scheduled killing?

Since when does the exercise of what is increasingly (and sickeningly) being called a "fundamental human right" require that the person "exercising" that "right" be kept in complete ignorance as to the enormity and horror of what it is she is actually doing?


SixValentes said...

Oh thank you for being so bold here! I have recently been tackling the subject of abortion, and even though I expected negativity and opposition, have been actually shocked by the hateful comments and e-mails I've received. The worst part of this whole recent battle, for me, was learning that some women do not care if it IS a baby. I was truly shocked and sickened by this. But, I believe that many women are simply deceived, and deserve a pre-abortion education. This alone would surely reduce the insane number of abortions.

Anyway...sorry for ramblihg. I'm off to read more of your blog!;)

Scott W. said...

I read your blog, sixvalentes and on one entry you talk about how women threatened by their own pregnancies will always have the option of abortion. While the goal must always be to save the life of both, and one may even choose to prioritize treatment for the mother, it is never morally acceptable to deliberately and directly kill the child even in order to save the life of the mother.