Yesterday’s paper informed us of an abortion denied in Montreal, of all places. Not really denied, just delayed*, but still, it has to hit the news as something devastating for this woman seeking a barbaric act. We are told this never happens. Just like sex selection abortion never happens.
35 weeks is so close to term. Baby territory. Full on human being, personhood territory, not by wacky pro-life standards but by the standards of the world, that is not fully pro-life.
But there is yet a glimmer of hope in humanity when a hospital in Montreal balks at killing a baby at 35 weeks. There is furthermore even more glimmers of hope when the paper has to report the woman’s justifications for an abortion at 35 weeks today because Canadians rightly identify this sounds horrific. Which it is. Generally, it is safer to deliver a baby at 35 weeks than abort. (This is how we get stories of infants left to die, I’m sure.)
(The pro-life question to ask is this: if you wouldn’t do it after the baby emerges from the womb why would you do it before?)
The point of interest to me, in case you are wondering, is that the woman says she did this out of compassion for the baby. she didn’t want the baby to suffer over a lifetime. (The baby apparently had health problems.)
Now I’m betting if I said, I’ll take that baby with health problems and take care of it, either until he or she dies or for a lifetime, this mother would say no.
I’m betting if I suggested we should hold that baby until it does naturally due to health problems, the mother would likewise say no. Don’t we all know someone who did that? Took a baby home so he could pass away naturally? It’s tragic, and sad, but this is part of life.
None of us know when our last day will come.
We have created the untenable reality where women can have abortions at any time for any reason and no logic ever enters into the picture. Killing a baby at 35 weeks, most likely without anesthetic, is totally lacking in compassion. It was likely very painful for this child. It is also dangerous for the mother. Which is supposedly why we have abortion available in the first place, so as to “save the health of the mother.” (This is not born out by stats, but that is the subject of another post.)
And yet, this barbaric behaviour is justified on compassionate grounds.
*Worth noting that this woman had no trouble getting an abortion elsewhere. Once again, the pro-choice lie that it’s “hard to access” abortion. I wish it were a little harder. She might have gone into early labour.
*Also worth noting is that the National Post says it was an abortion at 35 weeks, others are saying 30 weeks. The story is exactly the same, regardless.by