Can’t Call It “Abortion Care” When Abortions Injure Women

Opinion   |   Luis Zaffirini   |   Jan 25, 2012   |   11:16AM   |   Birmingham, AL

A friend of mine in Alabama forwarded me a first-hand account of some very disturbing happenings in Birmingham witnessed by some pro-lifers keeping a silent, prayerful vigil outside an abortion clinic.
While outside the facility, they witnessed two ambulances rush to the back of the building. Curious, they walked around to see multiple paramedics carrying what appeared to be an unconscious woman down the back steps of the abortion facility by her arms and legs, because they could not fit the stretcher through a too-narrow doorway.
But that wasn’t the end of this terrible scene. Soon after, the emergency crew ran back into the clinic and carried a second woman out in a wheelchair and placed her in the second ambulance.
We can only hope these women are okay, remembering at the same time that what happened is symptomatic of the hypocrisy of those who claim the mantle of care–“abortion care.” The irony is that they claim if abortion-on-demand were no longer the law of the land, lives would be lost!
Daily taking innocent human lives must do something to a person, because the strange kind of “care” abortion providers are offering does some very uncaring things: It takes the lives of unborn babies and puts others at risk. It also impedes the work of caring crisis pregnancy centers, limiting the options of women in crisis.
And it hurts women, not just as in this instance in Alabama, but through aggressively pushing the harmful RU486 abortifacient.
Pro-lifers truly care for innocent unborn lives, for the disabled, and for the medically dependent. We should be proud of that heritage of real care for our fellow human being. I know I am.