Women Are Dying from “Safe, Legal” Abortions

Soviet poster circa 1925. Title translation: &...
Soviet poster circa 1925. Title translation: “Abortions performed by either trained or self-taught midwives not only maim the woman, they also often lead to death.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Who hasn’t heard the horror stories of coat hangers, toilets, and back-alley butchers? One of the major arguments in favor of passing Roe in 1973 was the promise that women would no longer be butchered or mutilated in the process of ridding their bodies of unwanted babies. Now, after Roe, all abortions would supposedly be done in the safe, sterile environment of women’s clinics or hospitals. Today, that promise rings more hollow than ever.

More than 400 women have died from supposedly “safe, legal” abortions, and yet there is not a feminist group extant who seems to care. Indeed, the big concern for women now seems to be to make sure 11 year-olds can get abortifacient drugs over the counter without parental consent. Is the pro-choice position really just an attempt to divorce sexuality from child-bearing–no matter the cost? It honestly appears that way to this pro-life outsider.

More than 400 women have died because they wanted a safe, legal abortion. Does anyone care that women are dying? There are real problems in abortion clinics all over this country (think Kermit Gosnell), and, yet, no one seems to care. To address the unsafe and inhumane conditions of abortion clinics would be viewed as an attempt to over-burden clinics in order to prevent or, at least, discourage abortions. So, feminists say nothing. Femicide is occurring throughout the land, and feminists do not care.

The 400 number is lower than the real number because, unlike your local pharmacy or animal clinic, abortion clinics are shrouded in privacy and cloaked in anonymity when it comes to accountability. With all the government regulations out there on EVERYTHING from windmills to treehouses and Lemonade stands–with all of this over-regulation of our lives–you would think we might want one or two regulations on abortion in order to prevent women from dying. But the courts say, “No!” And pro-abortion women say no.

Maybe all that talk against back-alleys and coat hangers was nothing more than a quirky aversion to dim-lit alleys and wire coat hangers. Maybe it had nothing to do with women after all. Are we really better off because women are dying on Main Street rather than in a back alley?

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  1. You make a very valid, it is very scary the way in which abortion is being percieved. It is being portrayed a convenient way to get rid of a problem aka an unborn child. More focus should be put on assisting women who deserve and essentially need a safe, justified abortion rather than overpowering abortion clinics with those who have merely changed their minds. Women are dying at the expense of lack of education surrounding abortion. More needs to be done to ensure that women are safe and aware of what they are getting themselves into. I’d love to develop upon your opinion, please check out my blog, http://ethicallychallenged1.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/abortion-the-ethical-debate/


  2. It would be best for all if we put aside the heated rhetoric and simply work in bipartisan fashion to reduce abortion, making it the last alternative offered to a woman who finds herself with an unwanted pregnancy. If both Dems and Repubs would get together in the attempt to reduce abortion altogether, you would be amazed at what could occur.


  3. Warrioress,
    Are you saying that my rhetoric was heated and unhelpful? I can’t really tell if that is what you mean. I was actually attempting to frame the issue in a way that SHOULD be common ground. It seems to me that we all should be able to say it is wrong to leave abortion clinics unregulated, and it is criminal to let women die month after month from what are supposed to be safe, legal abortions. To me, that rhetoric is more reasonable than heated. I never mentioned a political party and shouldn’t have to. This issue should be common sense for us all.


  4. I claim to be a Christian, I go to church, read the bible and pray, but I feel no compassion for the women who die during the abortion process or for the ones performing the abortion. The only one I care about is the child who was given no choice. I have long struggled over abortions and can’t understand for the life of me why any sane rational person could justify it. This is not something mankind should even be considering, discussing, legislating or any other thing. This is God’s domain and mankind will surely be judged for the arrogance they have shown for engaging such matters.

    God help us all for allowing murder to be legal, but speeding, they will give you a ticket for.


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