jtrhart

Words From an Abortionist

In abortion on February 5, 2008 at 9:21 pm

There is an opinion post today in the National Post titled, “Why I am an Abortion Doctor.” Apparently, the piece was written by an abortionist, Garson Romalis, who has been in practice since it was legal to do so, and was delivered on Jan. 25, at the University of Toronto Law School’s Symposium. From the article, Romalis writes:

Let me tell you about an abortion patient I looked after recently. She was 18 years old, and 18-19 weeks pregnant. She came from a very strict, religious family. She was an only daughter, and had several brothers. She was East Indian Hindu and her boyfriend was East Indian Muslim, which did not please her parents. She told me if her parents found out she was pregnant she would be disowned and kicked out of the family home. She also told me that her brothers would murder her boyfriend, and I believed her. About an hour after her operation I and my nurse saw her and her boyfriend walking out of the clinic hand in hand, and I said to my nurse, “Look at that. We saved two lives today.”

The entire article reads in similar fashion. The focus of Romalis’ comments are on the reasons why he does what he does. He describes how women are in desperate times and in need of his services. He looks on the work he does as being a good thing, helping others out in “the worst trouble the patient has ever been in in her entire life.” In one situation, Romalis describes how he had just killed a woman’s unborn child when he received a phone call from her mother. Expecting to hear from the stolen-grandmother about a lawsuit, he was surprised when she said to him, “Thank you, Doctor. Thank God there are people like you around.

Garson Romalis obviously goes right for the emotion to grab his audience. He bypasses any attempt to justify his actions from a right vs. wrong standpoint and, instead, paints a picture of help and compassion for those who have no where else to turn. Never is the question of whether abortion is murder or not taken into account, the desperation and despair of the woman is the only thought considered in this article.

What I really would like you to see though is the comments on Digg, where I found this article. Have a look here. You will find comments like, ” This helped remind why I don’t want religious fanatics running our country” or “i’ve had scares in my life. thankfully they didn’t amount to anything. but at least i know, if it comes down to the worst case scenario, i can keep my life on track.” I think it’s helpful sometimes to read through these comments, Digg is a huge social network so it is a good way to see what people think about a particular topic. Be prepared for some vulgar language and utter nonsense at times though so please use caution.

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