This is a very unusual post for me to write here on my blog, but I feel I have to write about this. For Christmas my sister-in-law gave Den and I a subscription to World magazine. We have really enjoyed reading the articles each month and discussing the crazy things going on in our world today. This month the magazine was featuring the issue of abortion in recognition of 40 years since Roe vs Wade. There were two particular articles that were life changing for me, and I think Den too.
Before I get to those articles I want to mention that earlier in the week we had heard a program on the radio station while driving to a friends house about gender selection. It had never occurred to me that someone would abort a baby based on gender. I was shocked and a little appalled that anyone would do that, which brings up the question “why is it wrong to abort a baby based on gender, but it is okay to abort for any other reason?”
One night I was sitting in bed reading the articles below and I started crying (totally unlike me!). It is so easy to go about life and have no emotional connection to issues happening in our world today. These articles made me so very aware of that…
The articles are graphic, so stop reading if you would rather stay unaware.
The first article Lately Dead talked about a particular physician who performs abortions as well as late term abortions. These paragraphs in particular shook me:
The second article Death by Webcam discusses a new practice in some clinics where a woman can get an abortion via communication through a webcam with a physician.
I realize I need to figure out what I think about all of these issues before I start PA school this summer, and what my approach will be in the clinic setting. I realize there are a lot of different thoughts and opinions about abortion in America and that there are two sides to every argument, but I can’t stop thinking about these stories…