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Tuesday, March 07, 2023


Five Women Sue Texas Over the State’s Abortion Ban

Even before the Dobbs case, maternal morbitity/mortality in the US was high ... The U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis Continues to Worsen: An International Comparison ... I recall how surprised I was when the doctor who prescribed birth control pills for me as a teen told me that it was more dangerous to my health to be pregnant than to take those pills.

But after the Supreme Court took away the constitutional right for women in the US to access abortion, the danger of being pregnant has grown ... What a High-Risk Pregnancy Looks Like After Dobbs

You might say that the pro-life movement and the Catholic church don't want women's lives to be endangered. The Catholic church would never value the life of a fetus more than that of a woman or girl. Actually the church does and would (Bishop Strips Hospital of Catholic Status After Abortion ... Nine-Year-Old's Abortion Outrages Brazil's Catholic Church).

Let us consider one of the church's modern saints, Gianna Beretta Molla ... an Italian Roman Catholic pediatrician. Although aware of the fatal consequences, Molla refused both a termination of pregnancy and a hysterectomy during her pregnancy with her fourth child. She died and was canonized just about 40 years later (usually it takes about 100 years). What lesson do you think the church was teaching Catholic women and girls with that action?

The latest on the pro-life agenda is outlawing abortion pills. After that, will be the outlawing of contraception (Contraception is already restricted in many states, and it could be the next battleground. Here's what you need to know.). They won't stop until they've dragged women and girls back to pre-1950s.


Blogger Katherine Nielsen said...

I had read the story about the five women from Texas who are bringing the lawsuit previously. If I read correctly, all five were dealing with miscarriage and not a viable pregnancy. Morally speaking giving them appropriate medical care would not have ended a life. We have created such an atmosphere of mistrust that doctors were too intimidated to actually practice medicine.

7:19 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Yes, and that is part of the plan - create a climate of fear that will keep doctors from doing what even the abortion bans will technically allow, like exceptions for the life of the mother. That chilling effect can be seen too in the recent decision of Walgreen's to no longer carry abortion pills even in states where abortion is legal. More women will die, but that's ok.

8:31 AM  

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