No Moral Abortion?
The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has stripped Dr. Ann Neuhaus of her license to practice medicine following malpractice allegations. She didn’t maim anyone during surgery. She didn’t prescribe the wrong drugs. She didn’t misdiagnose someone.
Let that sink in for a minute. She was presented with a 10 year old girl who was raped by her uncle. At an age where most girls are still playing make believe with dress up and Barbies, she was pregnant. The girl understood that she was pregnant, and she didn’t want to be. At ten years old, no matter how far she had progressed into puberty, there is no possible way that she could have safely brought a child to term, and being a child herself, there is no way that she could have cared for it.
If the State of Kansas had their way, this little girl would have been forced to give birth before her tiny body could have physically handled it. She probably would have died in the process.
Dr. Neuhaus has been under fire from a group called Operation Rescue. An Operation Rescue member assassinated her colleague, Dr. George Tiller in 2009, and the group turned their efforts towards Dr. Neuhaus. It was Operation Rescue that brought the charges against Dr. Neuhaus.
How on Earth is this right? After a young girl’s body, mind, and safety have been so severely violated by someone she knows and trusts, isn’t it in her best interest that she not be put through the trauma of carrying a child to term and giving birth? Isn’t it important that she be given the best care possible? What about others like her? Interestingly, I recently read an article stating that when presented with an unwanted pregnancy, many anti-abortion activists, through some impressive mental gymnastics, will still pursue an abortion, even going to the same clinics they were protesting outside of earlier in the week.
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Posted on August 10, 2012, in Contraception, Media and tagged abortion, abusive behavior, bad situations, health, health care coverage, politics, rape culture, Sex, society, women. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.