Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Abortion is an act of love?

In a Salon piece about how she would have aborted her son if she had known he would be born with Tay Sachs, Emily Rapp writes ths:
Prenatal testing provides information, a value-less act. I maintain that it is a woman's right to choose what to do with the information that attaches value and meaning, and that this choice is—and must be—directly related to that individual's experiences.

I wish pro-choice advocates felt the same way about ultrasounds and scientifically accurate information about prenatal development. However, most seem to feel that it's "extreme" to provide that kind of information and allow women to "attach value and meaning" to it. Isn't it strange of how information that could lead to the decision to have an abortion is so valued in the pro-choice community while information which could lead to a choice not to have an abortion is so despised?

Rapp also believes killing her child in the womb would have been an "act of love" because it would have stopped his suffering. I wonder if she thinks killing him now (he's nearly 2 and beautiful) would also be an act of love since it would also end his suffering?

But that's the sort of obvious question abortion advocates never really answer or even seem to consider, isn't it?

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