Abortion proponent Amanda Marcotte blogged last week:
It's the most common outpatient procedure in the country, and yet we write it off as fringe. There's only 694,000 open heart surgeries a year on average, 600,000 hysterectomies and 193,000 hip replacements a year - but there's 1.2 million abortions performed every year.
Marcotte was complaining about something not the topic of my column today but interesting nonetheless, that for only the second time since the controversial animated sitcom Family Guy began airing in 1999, Fox was refusing to air an episode - on abortion.
Marcotte didn't think it funny that Fox didn't think abortion was funny.
But as I said, I digress.
It is true that abortion is one of the most if not the most common surgical procedure performed in America.
So, objectively speaking, abortion should be covered under Obama's nationalized health care plan.
As pro-abortion Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-CA, said 2 weeks ago when opposing an amendment to the health care plan banning taxpayer coverage of abortion, "It's a legal medical practice.... We're not talking about having your tonsils out and whether you can or can't.... Let them have an abortion or not have an abortion based on their needs, not ours."
Exactly. If abortion is the moral equivalent to having a tonsillectomy, and twice as prevalent (tonsillectomies are performed 600,000 times annually), then of course abortion should be covered in nationalized health care.
And if not, why not? If I were in the abortion industry, I'd be making darn sure it was.
But there has emerged a strange and opposite phenomenon. Pro-abortion leaders are going out of their way to reassure the public abortion won't be a mandated covered procedure in any health care plan.
This makes no sense. But, wrote Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards in Huffington Post August 3....
Continue reading my column today, "Cecile Richards: Crazy like a baby-killing fox," in WorldNetDaily.com.
And does this deception surprise anyone?Posted by: carder at August 5, 2009 9:54 AM
This article reminds me that my experience with abortion will happen much more frequently to other young women when tax money will pay for abortions and contraceptives.
I was 19 and moved in with my fiance and began taking the pill. Six months later I was pregnant and went back to the clinic where they told me the baby would be abnormal because of the pill. My fiance was frightened and wanted the abortion. When he dropped me off that morning other girls saw the scared look on my face and told me not to worry, one told me this was her 5th abortion. One told me it was not a big deal. I panicked and asked to use the phone for a ride. I told them I needed more time to think about it. The nurse got angry with me and moved me out of the room with the other girls. She told me every one has doubts but they were ready for me. I said no and asked to see the doctor as I was crying and she said I needed medication. When the abortionist walked in he ignored me and the next thing I knew I had an I.V. in my arm. I was put under and the abortion was performed. In my ignorance, I didn't realise I was violated and that there was no real choice in the matter. This happened in Hollywood, FL in 1982 at a clinic called "Womens Awareness" and is still in operation today. It should be called "Womens Unawareness".
I truly believe this will happen all the time now with the greed for the taxpayer money that will pay for it.
I think I will write a letter to President Obama myself and ask him if he wants girls to through what I did on a regular basis.
I thank you for sharing your story here. How horrifying for you!!
The women of Silent No More and Operation Outcry should get together and demand an audience with the Prez. Has he ever had an earfull from post abortive women who regret their abortions??Posted by: carla at August 5, 2009 9:59 AM
It is true that abortion is one of the most if not the most common surgical procedure performed in America. So, objectively speaking, abortion should be covered under Obama's nationalized health care plan.
Only if other purely elective surgeries are performed.
Muriel, so sorry for what you went through!Posted by: Fed Up at August 5, 2009 10:06 AM
oops, meant to say COVERED not performed.Posted by: Fed Up at August 5, 2009 10:08 AM
Looks like you'll need to modify your article a bit. AP is reporting that abortion WILL be included in healthcare reform and us prolifers better like it...or else.
It's on!Posted by: carder at August 5, 2009 10:14 AM
Thats not a bad idea Carla. And we could request Michelle Obama's presence for the "abortion summit" also. Can you just picture them giving us a platform to speak our mind? I wonder if they would take our credit card # to charge us for whatever they might serve?
Seriously though, how could we orchestrate it?
How? Indeed. I might daydreaming a bit but would also love to have our own march. March to the White House and not leave until Obama hears our voices!! The voices of women who regret their abortions!
Let's pray about it and if anyone out there knows how to get an audience with the President please let us know!!Posted by: carla at August 5, 2009 10:40 AM
Only if other purely elective surgeries are performed.
I agree, Fed Up. I can see the rationale being a pro-choice person not supporting abortion being covered by a public health-care plan. It's an elective procedure unnecessary for the survival of the woman. It makes sense that any insurance plan -- public or private -- would be within its rights to refuse to cover such procedures.
muriel, I'm so sorry to hear of your experience. It's terrible that you were treated that way.Posted by: Alexandra at August 5, 2009 11:01 AM
Email me please. :)
Hey Alexandra!!! I miss you!!Posted by: carla at August 5, 2009 12:09 PM
Carla, I miss you too. I had a dream about you the other day! I went to your house and you had this huge dog, and when I got home I realized I had accidentally taken the dog with me (??? I don't know how, it was enormous) so I had to go back and return it. You were not happy with me because you didn't want me at your house anymore and I was like, "I only came to give the dog back!!!"Posted by: Alexandra at August 5, 2009 12:17 PM
Hmmmm. My children have been begging for a dog this summer. A huge dog. You are not leaving my house without the dog!! :)Posted by: carla at August 5, 2009 12:30 PM
lol Carla, I think my cat would probably beat the heck out of any dog I brought home. He's fat and fierce. At his most recent vet visit, she read down a list of his previous visits to look for recurring symptoms: "Cat fight, gaining too much weight, cat fight, obese, cat fight with torn ear, constipation, cat fight, cancer, cat fight." He sat there with, dare I say, a look of immense pride on his face, just daring anyone to comment. (The vet tech came into the room and said, "Wow, what a fatty!" He glared.)
He's deceptive. You look at him and are like, "Psh, that cat can't even stand up, much less run across the room in time to claw my shoelace while I tie it." But lo and behold, as soon as you start tying, there he is, sinking needles into your hand. He's chased more than one dog out of a room in his life.Posted by: Alexandra at August 5, 2009 1:13 PM
Your cat sounds like my cat, Whiskey. He wasn't fat, but he looked as though he was chunky because he was ninety percent fuzz; he beat up our pitbull once. :) I love fat animals.
But, on a more serious note, your story made me so sad, Muriel. You're a very brave woman, and I think that you should definitely go and tell your story. You deserve someone to listen to you. :)Posted by: Vannah at August 5, 2009 1:34 PM
I do have a fat cat too, Alexandra and Vannah!! :)
If you take the huge dog I will throw in the fat cat as well!
Muriel and I know each other through Operation Outcry. Believe me, her story is heard! :) I applaud you, sister!!Posted by: carla at August 5, 2009 1:53 PM
muriel, that is HORRIBLE the way they treated you! So much for "choice", right?
They chant 'its the woman's choice' all the time, but if a woman CHANGES HER MIND, they cover their ears and ignore that fact.Posted by: LizFromNebraska at August 5, 2009 2:06 PM
So sorry for what you experienced, Muriel. I don't know what else to say.Posted by: Andy at August 5, 2009 2:12 PM
Having an abortion against your will is hardly "choice."
The lies of the abortion industry will continue to be refuted with the truth.Posted by: carla at August 5, 2009 3:06 PM
Thank you to all that replied about my experience. ( first time I think there were no prochoice responses)
My point was that sadly, because of the neverending possibilites of socialized medicine footing the bill,this will happen way more often than we can ever imagine. I was talking to a pro-choice friend today about this and she said , "Well when you had yours, it was just barbaric and a long time ago. That doesn't happen any more." I was shocked. I said yes, it does, there is no monitoring in these buildings. Our pets have better standards of care than a woman in a mill. The greed for the money will fuel forced abortions, and probably abortions taking place in girls that are not even pregnant.Or girls whose babies are not viable and they know it, yet they won't tell the women. Just give them an abortion. I was young and naive and believed them when they said the baby would be deformed from the birth control pill. And I was so ignorant with no spine when they drugged me to get me in the stirrups. I didn't even question them after it was all over why they did that against my will. Other young girls will be treated the same. It's all about the greed for the quick cash. Never mind a woman's choice, they know best.