The Care Southland Women Really Need

It is interesting to note the kind of language that the medical community and pro-abortion groups such as ALRANZ (Abortion Law Reform Association of NZ) are using regarding the decision to perform abortions at Southland Hospital from July.

One word that has been bandied about is “care”.  Both the Chief Medical Officer and ALRANZ (Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand) believe that procuring abortion “services” is providing adequate access to care.

But is it truely caring to offer a woman, in her great time of need, an operation or a pill that will tear her unborn child from her womb?  Is it really caring to offer a women who has found herself in a situation where she does not want to bring the child to birth because of life circumstances, a procedure which almost always leads to feelings of sadness, loss, guilt and anxiety – which for some even leads to suicide?  Can it possibly be caring to expose a woman to higher risks of breast cancer, medical issues and in some cases even death?

And how is it caring to the unborn child (the forgotten patient)?

If medical professionals, health boards, the abortion supervisory committee, Family Planning Association, ALRANZ and all those who provide or promote abortion were really interested in caring for women then their approach to unexpected pregnancies would be quite different.

In fact, if pro-abortionists truely cared for the women, then they might find that their approach would be much like those who run crisis pregnancy centres throughout the world.

They would realise that women (and girls) who are facing a crisis pregnancy firstly need a friend.  They need someone who will listen.  They need someone who will have their best interests at heart.  They need someone who will help them overcome the obstacles that seem to stand in their way.  They need someone to help them be the mother that they already are.

If the Southland District Health Board honestly wanted to ensure women have “adequate access to care in their own district”, they would provide unbiased counselling which adequately cares for all the woman’s needs and doesn’t provide a quick-fix which kills her unborn child and leaves her with emotional and possible physical scars for the rest of her life.

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