Sunday, May 31, 2009
The Business of Abortion
If you thought that abortion was just about relieving women of an unwanted pregnancy, this video by Father Frank Pavone should put that idea to rest. Abortion is a money-maker in more ways than one. The abortion doctor makes lots of money, especially in the US. Here in Canada, where we have state-funded medicare, the doctors who do abortions still make money from them, perhaps not as much as their US counterparts, but I heard a doctor say at a pro life conference that one of his colleagues tried to convince him to do abortions because he could make more money.
So, it is not just the doctors who profit from abortion, there is a entire industry built up upon the bodies of these little unwanted persons.
Last fall, one of the women who took part in 40 Days for Life, told me that years ago she was working in a hospital in New Brunswick, working in a lab where a doctor was doing research on the link between aspirin and Reye's syndrome. Perhaps you remember this? I do because my own children were young enough to be affected by this possibility; we were advised not to give aspirin to children under 16 because it had been shown to make them susceptible to, if not to cause, Reye's syndrome which could be fatal.
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This woman told me that one part of her job consisted in bringing the body parts from the abortion clinic to this doctor in his lab for his research. She said at the time, she didn't really have a problem with it, because the medical philosophy was that they were helping "living" children. The body parts were there, why not use them for something good? Now, she sees just how convoluted that thinking was. The use of these little murdered bodies for the good of someone else is just another way that we try to rationalise abortion. Once we succumb to thinking like that, there is no end to what we will justify.