Wednesday, September 28, 2005

because an unwanted pregnancy is just what a woman needs when she's already devastated

Right to Life organizations are protesting Little Rock Family Planning Clinic's decision to waive the cost of abortions to hurricane evacuees because an abortion will further traumatize pregnant evacuees who don't want to be pregnant. Clinic director Dr. Jerry Edwards defended his decision to offer free abortions to evacuees as a way to ensure that those who wanted to terminate pregnancies were not forced to wait until later in term to do so
“If we didn’t provide it now, they would get it later — a late-term abortion that would give greater risk to the mother’s health,” Edwards told KTHV-TV in Little Rock.
Anti-choicers disagree accusing the clinic of disregarding the fact pregnancy and childbirth, which is always safe & stress-free in the best of circumstances, adds no trauma to those whose lives are filled with uncertainty
Rose Mimms, executive director of Arkansas Right to Life, said Edwards is risking further traumatizing women who have already lost their material belongings. “This just adds to the devastation these women already have in their lives,” she said.
Apparently, it is a fact that a woman who has lost everything will be emotionally & physically buoyed by continuing an unwanted pregnancy whereas an abortion will have the reverse effect [unpublished data from the FRC supported by CWA & the National Right to Life committee].

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