One of the most controversial topics of all time, perhaps even more so than drugs (and that’s saying a lot), is and most likely always will be birth control. From a religious point of view, pretty much all types of birth control are sinful, some more than others. But we’re not here to talk about birth control – we’re past that.
No, today’s we’re going to talk about what happens when birth control fails – and when the only recourse is abortion. Seen as murder by those most religious among us, abortion is all about getting rid of an unwanted baby before it develops enough to actually feel anything.
And to be fair, a baby is far better off as never being born rather than being abandoned or being raised by an abusive family that sees it as a mistake. Because that way, the cycle of abandonment and violence will only keep growing as more and more people are drawn in.
Still, putting all moral or religious arguments aside, being able to have an abortion has become a very useful thing in this day and age. That’s mostly because the society we live in doesn’t really make it easy for unprepared parents to take care of a whole new life and still have time to work and look after themselves and their debt.
So it’s understandable why somebody that works in the field would become outraged when a hospital prohibits its doctors to speak about abortion. The hospital’s decision comes out of fear, if we’re to listen to the party that complained about the whole situation, but free speech is still free speech.
You see, the person who made the complaint and talked to the press is Dr. Diane Horvath-Cooper, an obstetrician and gynecologist somewhat involved in the attack at the Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic. As she was preparing recently to talk about the matter, her hospital prohibited her from talking publicly about abortions.
The hospital refused all attempts at getting any sort of comment, but they did make it pretty clear that they will keep offering the much-requested services, although they will not really address the subject in public. And it’s not just the fear of another incident that put the hospital off public speaking, but it’s also a stigma that is still associated with abortions.
Living in the day and age in which we live, people shouldn’t, under any circumstances, criticize people going through with such an endeavor. They fail to realize that it’s better than the alternative, that it’s traumatic enough for the patients as it is, and that it’s absolutely none of their business.
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