On Abortion and American Lawmakers

A third federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act is unconstitutional, saying it fails to include an exception when a woman’s health is in danger.

For Christ’s sake! How could they forget such a thing? IT IS IMPERATIVE that an abortion should be allowed IF, and only IF, a doctor has signed and declared that the woman’s life is in danger if she carries out the pregnacy!

Let me be clear: I am AGAINST abortions in general, BUT I am FOR an abortion, IF the health of the woman is in jeopardy.

And YES, I have a reason for all that: if my greek relative’s doctor didn’t –pretty much– pushed her for an abortion in 1980, she would be DEAD by now, leaving TWO children orphaned. And that would have mean, TWO children would be raised without that mother, by a father who can’t even boil an egg or prepare some hot milk by himself (as most greek men can’t ;-). So, don’t fucking tell me, you freaking idiot pouritan american lawmakers that “the banned procedure would never be necessary”.

NEVER? Never my ass!

No, I have never had an abortion, and I was never pregnant. But my greek relative’s situation is enough to make me know WHEN something is right and when is wrong. She had two necessary cesearians in the ’70s –in a time that the technique was not still advanced–, and if she was to have a third one in 1980, she would be dead now. It was the doctor himself who told her “no way, I won’t let you have this child, I won’t let you die on me”. Remember, that was the time that “the pill” was really not popular in Greece, plus it was expensive (many families were really poor back then).

I am EXTREMELY appalled by the American lawmakers and their sense of “freedom”. Where is the freedom of LIFE for the mother? Where is the freedom of the existing children to have their mother alive and grow up with her on their side? Where is the freedom of the husband to keep his wife alive?

Yes, the unborn baby has the freedom of life too, but usually there are more people depend/need the mother, than needing this unborn new baby. Do protect the baby’s rights by banning abortion in general, but not on the mother’s/family’s expense on life/health. There should be exceptions to the rule.

It just needs a case-by-case review by several *doctors*, and not a “one case fits all” knee-jerk reaction by pouritan lawmakers who are lucky enough to have healthy wives, or by Catholic/christian lawmakers who are religiously biased over the matter. This is not what I call a democratic nation.

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