I’m one of those pro-choice advocates. To my mind, it’s important to keep Roe V. Wade on the books for two primary reasons:
1) Support the woman’s right to choose (obviously).
2) To prevent abortions from reverting to the back-alley incompetents, pre-1972.
Just like many other so-called “sins,” making abortion illegal will not stop abortions from happening. They just fuel the black market, and the procedure becomes much less safe.
That said, it pains me to write any article which leans more to the liking of the pro-life side of the abortion issue. But, in the case of a live births and viable fetus’, it’s essential that states draw a stricter line in the name of decency and righteousness.
Recently, the Board of Medicine revoked the license of Florida Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique for medical malpractice stemming from a botched abortion in which a fetus was born alive, then discarded by unlicensed personnel who were in attendance.
It happened in 2006. The mother, an 18 year-old woman in Hialeah, Florida, was 23 weeks pregnant. The day before the procedure, the doctor prescribed a drug that dilates the cervix. She arrived at the clinic the next day, but the doctor was …