Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The doctor is in the House

Legislators practicing medicine without a license force Danielle Deaver to inflict horrible pain and suffering upon her unborn child by prohibiting early-term abortion.

One wonders, what right do legislators have to interfere with what everybody involved felt was a necessary medical procedure? But wait, oh silly me. I'm thinking like a citizen of a free nation where the government doesn't interfere with science and medicine, not like a citizen of a fascist dictatorship run by the Christian Taliban where all sorts of things are outlawed by the Evangelical Inquisition for religious reasons. Gosh darn, how silly of me!

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin

1 comment:

  1. A terribly sad story. A couple who desperately wanted their baby, but physical problems made that impossible. 'Righteous' Christians would argue that it wouldn't have mattered if the baby was born deformed, constricted, having suffered pain as it grew in a uterus that was shrinking against it. Because deformed babies can teach us so much about suffering and humility and every parent who has a child with any sort of disability will tell you that their child is a special joy and wonder and they don't regret a moment of it. Except of course for those parents who just can't cope with the pain and suffering and the medical expenses and the constant need for care and attention, and worrying about what happens to their special child when the parents die. But of course, those must just be the evil parents, because everyone knows that "God never gives us more than we can bear". How very nice of him.


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