Ovid (publius_ovidius) wrote,

Keep abortion safe and hidden

I'm sure a number of you have seen the abortion instructions, but for those who haven't, it's something worth pondering, regardless of how you personally feel about abortions.

The instructions are essentially step-by-step information on how to perform a "dilation and curettage", a common abortion technique. It even lists the tools and supplies necessary, including where to acquire them. I am not a medical professional so I can't evaluate the quality of the instructions, but I note that aside from mentioning the acquisition of gloves, it doesn't mention about how to put them on (or even when, for that matter). There's also no mention of wearing a mask. It seems to me that if one is performing an abortion, breathing on the woman is probably not very sterile.

Also, the discussion about antibiotics is troublesome. Some folks are allergic to some antibiotics. They're necessary, but do you want to avoid killing someone during an abortion only to have them die afterward?

I'm quite disturbed by this article, but I'm more disturbed by why folks feel there's a necessity for it. Call me cynical, but I almost wonder if some South Dakota legislators had been promised that Alito was their backup plan. It's no coincidence that now is the time they decided that they were more qualified than doctors to make medical decisions.
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