Oh dear, a botched abortion

Botched abortions are supposed to be rare. Abortions are supposed to be safe enough that they can be done in clinics that are exempted from standard government health provider regulations. Anyone who suggests that women need more protection from the risks of abortion is supposedly conducting a "war on women."

Well then, here's a case in which a Colorado abortion is being sued for a botched abortion. According to the lawsuit, a couple decided to have an abortion because tests indicated a serious cranial problem with the fetus Unfortunately, the suit claims, the abortionist left a part of the fetal skull behind, which imbedded itself in the uterus, causing severe pain and leading to sterility.

The doctor, the suit alleges, failed to disclose the risks associated with the abortion procedure. Can't be telling women what the risks are of a medical procedure can we, because it "interferes" with their "right to choose."

Not to worry, right? Hey, it's just one case, right?

Pro-life advocates are the only ones in this debate that are encouraging full disclosure of the risks. A massive and deceptive public relations campaign against them unfairly tarred them with a misogynist label. And live (doesn't) go on.

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  • First of all, it's not an abortion being sued, it's the doctor who performed the abortion. Second of all, whatever the law suit alleges may or may not be true, considering the fact that at the time the article in The Denver Post appeared, the doctor in question had not even heard of the law suit, much less responded to it. Anyone who's had any type of medical procedure done knows how many releases are signed, so it's unlikely the couple from Nebraska were not informed of the risks. Whether or not they actually read the forms they signed is another story. Lastly, what's so different about a botched abortion than a botched tooth extraction, boob job or appendectomy? Every medical procedure has risks, even in Nebraska.

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    WOW, comparing an abortion with a tooth extraction, boob job or appendectomy? Way to make life cheap. Abortions were a surgical procedure performed by doctors in hospitals not as birth control. I'm old enough to remember the arguments about making abortion more "accessible". It was never sold to us what it is today. Abortion has become an industry. It's a product. You want, you buy it. I might pay for tooth extraction or appendectomy( you know you can die from a burst appendix?) through insurance, I don't believe I am responsible for your boob job, so why am I responsible for your abortion? Medical necessity, sure, but as birth control? not so much...was this woman's abortion a medical necessity? sounds like they were going to have a less than "perfect" baby and didn't want to be saddled with him/her

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