Texas abortion stance is seriously flawed
Published September 9, 2021
By Ada Fisher
The recently passed legislation in Texas limiting abortions after six weeks of conception to when fetal heart beats reportedly are heard leaves much unconsidered. Most women may not know they are pregnant until somewhere around twelve to sixteen weeks. Given this, by the time an abortion may reasonably safely and possibly legally considered, the statute allowing such is past.
This legislative action as well as the allowance of untrained medical judges to dictate appropriate medical care is wrong. Similarly, an Ohio judge has ruled that a West Chester Hospital patient who wanted his Covid-19 treated with the unapproved Ivermectin, an animal anti-parasitic drug, had to be given such. The Texas legislation went further to allow any citizen to report any known abortion case to authorities as a violation of the law. Such interference with medical care is wrong and undermines the health information and certification laws on privacy and consent to care.
It is seriously doubted if Roe v. Wade will be overturned by the US Supreme Court even though the majority of its judges are practicing Catholics. But the Planned Parenthood approach to abortions as an unfettered right of women with such considered for minor children without their parent’s consent opens another box of possibilities for exploitation.
Abortions are medical procedures which should remain in the realm of medical practice. There should be a distinction drawn between medically indicated and elective abortions. People should not be allowed to dictate what they want done, as in the case of Ivermectin for Covid-19 without the consent of the practitioner involved. People should have some privacy in the exercise of their medical care which the Texas ruling obliterates. Political parties greatly undermine personal liberty and the Constitution in trying to dictate to the nth degree what we do with our lives.
Though Planned Parenthood adheres to their belief that women should be able to have abortions at will, they haven’t adequately answered the question of any consideration being given to the fathers so involved or why society must pay for these abortions as they resulted from personal action or inaction being taken.
With the pandemic being upon us, floods wiping out great swaths of land, fires destroying inhabitable properties, emigrants and refugees pleading to be let in and now many having no mercy for the unborn, the question is who is to bear the burden of these costs?
DR. ADA M. FISHER IS A PHYSICIAN WHO WAS A MEDICAL DIRECTOR IN A FORTUNE 500 COMPANY, PREVIOUS MEMBER OF A COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, LICENSED SECONDARY EDUCATION TEACHER, AUTHOR, POET, GIFTED PUBLIC SPEAKER AND WAS THE NC REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEEWOMAN (2012-2020).