Abortion-Health/Life of the Mother
In invariably when the topic of abortion is brought up, the health of the mother is brought up. It always down the path of “abortion should be allowed up to nine months when the health of the mother is at risk”. Who could argue against that point. Well, if abortion was the only means to protect the health of the mother, one could not argue against this exception for abortion. But there are three factors to look at. One is how many abortions are done to save the life of the mother. Two, is what is the definition of health of the mother. Three, is abortion the only safe way to preserve the health and life of the mother?
Abortions to Save Mother’s Life
It is an extremely rare case when abortion is required to save the mother’s life. Of course, when two lives are threatened and only one can be saved, doctors must always save that life.
While he was United States Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop stated publicly that in his thirty-eight years as a pediatric surgeon, he was never aware of a single situation in which a freeborn child’s life had to be taken in order to save the life of the mother.
“Today it is possible for almost any patient to be brought through pregnancy alive, unless she suffers from a fatal illness such as cancer or leukemia, and, if so, abortion would be unlikely to prolong, much less save, life.” Dr. Alan Guttmacher of Planned Parenthood.
The Truth is less than 1 percent of all abortions are performed to save the mother’s life. Continue reading “Abortion-Health of the Mother” »