Monday, June 04, 2007

How Convenient

Wow, is this revealing:
Doctors adopted the late-term procedure "out of convenience," [Focus on the Family Vice President Tom] Minnery added. "The old procedure, which is still legal, involves using forceps to pull the baby apart in utero, which means there is greater legal liability and danger of internal bleeding from a perforated uterus. So we firmly believe there will be fewer later-term abortions as a result of this ruling."

I'm sorry, I didn't realize that preventing "internal bleeding from a perforated uterus" is merely an exercise in "convenience." I imagine the women undergoing the operation would characterize it differently. But then, since when did Focus on the Family care about what women think?

For a more humane view, see "Why I Provide Abortions", which is heart-wrenching but a must read nonetheless.

UPDATE: More from Marty Lederman and Scott Lemieux.

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