Entries for September, 2006

Cog in wheel, pebble in shoe: Update on parental notice bill

Hi from DC. Had preplanned a trip here for another reason; got involved in the fight over the interstate parental notification bill yesterday. And it has quickly escalated to an all-out Senate war, because the Child Custody Protection Act would have a major impact on abortion in the US. Read backdrop here. Senator Frist’s bold […]

Frist filed for cloture vote tonight on interstate parental notice bill

This just in from DC: “Senator Frist filed cloture on ccpa/ciana tonight, as soon as was possible. Cloture will ripen in 30 hours. Then we will vote. And we need to win.” Yes! Good for Senator Frist! A very real pro-life legislative drama is unfolding. Next, 60 senators must vote aye to stop a filibuster […]

New Stanek WND column: “Blame Frist if parental notification bill fails”

Is it possible during the tenure of a Republican-controlled Congress and presidency that pro-life legislation with an 80 percent public approval rating won’t pass? Yes. And if that happens, the responsibility will rest solely with one man: Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. The measure in question would make it a federal crime for non-parental […]

A heart-breaking reality of abortion

Miami-Herald September 22, 2006 Fight over abortion preceded police officer’s murder-suicide By Trenton Daniel An argument over an abortion preceded an incident last month in which a Plantation police officer killed her firefighter boyfriend, then herself, a mutual friend told investigators. Plantation police officer Laura Grunas shot Robert Peat dead, then killed herself at his […]

New Stanek column on WND: “DOJ: Betraying aborted-alive babies?”

In April 2004, a nurse named Abby* made an appointment with Richard Collier of the Legal Center for Defense to tell him of an incident she thought violated the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Abby worked in the labor and delivery department of a major regional hospital in New Jersey. Abby told Collier about a […]

  
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25-emily-bazelon-headshot-articleInlineby Kelli

One of the tricky parts about medical abortion is that these drugs work all the way through a pregnancy, although they become less effective and the rate of complication rises in the course of pregnancy. So it is not recommended to have a second-trimester medical abortion without the supervision of a doctor. It’s not as if someone couldn’t try. But it is certainly a risk. It’s not happening, but theoretically it could.

There’s also a deeper question here. If you know there is a risk someone can misuse a drug, what do you do about it? One of the things that people who advocate for medical abortions say is that there are drugs like Tylenol on the shelves of every pharmacy that anyone could buy and overdose on and kill themselves. You can buy bleach. It doesn’t mean we make those substances unavailable.

What do you do with the possibility that women might misuse these drugs? Do you take it away from them? Or do you trust them?

~ New York Times writer Emily Bazelon, responding to the question, “Could the women who are requesting abortion drugs from Women on Web lie about how far along in their pregnancies they are?”, as quoted in “Behind the Cover Story: Emily Bazelon on Medical Abortion Through the Mail,” The 6th Floor, September 1

[Photo via The 6th Floor]

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