Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Pushing an Agenda

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The WaPo reports that some family planning centers are attempting to steer people away from abortion:

Federally funded "pregnancy resource centers" are incorrectly telling women that abortion results in an increased risk of breast cancer, infertility and deep psychological trauma, a minority congressional report charged yesterday.

Just a thought without getting into the entire abortion debate, which I find tedious at best. If a food, chemical or pharmaceutical is believed to even cause one case of cancer, even though the carcinogenic effects may be minimal, the manufacturer is required by law to disclose that fact. Why then would the pro-abortion lobby get worked up when there are studies that suggest having an abortion increases the risks of certain cancers? That was a rhetorical question. The same goes for the infertility warning.

Stated another way, if the chance of future ramifications for those opting to abort a child are detrimental in any way, shouldn't the patient be made aware? Not if you are an avid supporter of abortion.

As for the "deep psychological trauma" portion of the report, I would hope that if someone chose the route of having an abortion, they would have some regret or at least feel a bit sad about having one. If not, we have become tolerant of the use of abortion as retroactive birth control and that my friends is a pretty sad testament to where we are.

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