Monday, July 19, 2010

'The new abortion providers'

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Did you see the article in New York Times Magazine yesterday titled "The New Abortion Providers"? To sum up: Who needs a clinic with a big shoot-me sign on it to perform abortions — which by the way, for those who've forgotten, are 100 percent legal in our country and have been for nearly 40 years? No one needs a specialized, isolated clinic. With anti-choice protesters increasingly erratic and bent on murder, who would want one anyway?

You see, not every revolution requires guns or yelling or hatred or marches or picket signs. The new abortion providers are regular 'ol OBGYNs who are helping their patients exercise their right to decide whether or not to carry a pregnancy to term, whatever their underlying reasons, quietly and peacefully.

In a time when working at an abortion clinic requires video surveillance, bullet-proof vests, patient escorts and armed body guards, this makes a lot of sense. One group, exercising their right to be in-your-face about their beliefs is chilling the rights of women to make a critical decision about their body, their life and their future ... and it's not right.

So bravo, brava to these brave doctors. Thank you not only for risking your own safety, but for helping your patients get the medical care they need and desire in a safer environment. No one should have to risk their life to exercise their rights and take care of their person.

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