The unborn child is a patient, not a disease, though pro-abortionists couldn’t care less

By Schu Montgomery, Opinion Contributor, Louisville Courier Journal

It’s indeed a sad commentary on the state of our institutions when certain members of the medical profession scoff at the sanctity of life and champion abortion.

One would hope the maxim “first, do no harm,” would remain the guiding principle of those who enter the healing professions.

But instead medical students like writer Meghana Kudrimoti whose column appeared in The Courier Journal, tragically equate health care with abortion, the indiscriminate killing of an unborn child. 

Simply put, abortion is not health care. Every abortion rips a child from the sanctuary of his mother’s womb. Women can actually be hurt physically, emotionally and spiritually. I personally know women from the group “Silent No More” who have banded together regretting their abortions ten, fifteen, even twenty years down the road.

America’s biggest serial killer, Kermit Gosnell, recklessly ran a “House of Horrors” In a poor neighborhood of Philadelphia for 30 years. That is until he was caught and then convicted of severing the spinal cords of three born alive during abortion procedures. He also was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Karnamaya Mongar, during a botched abortion.(The movie “Gosnell” a few years ago chronicled the numerous health and safety violations running rampant in Gosnell’s facility.)

Kathi Aultman, a former abortionist from Atlanta, Georgia says “many abortion clinics have gotten away with shoddy practices that no surgery center would be likely to get away with.”  She concludes, “This is surely because abortion workers, legislators and law enforcement fear that they will be accused of restricting access to abortion if they hold abortion clinics accountable.” Such was the case with Gosnell, whose shady practice ceased only when narcotics officers were accidentally called into the clinic to investigate the illegal dispensation of drugs.

Pro-abortionists say they want to keep abortion safe. Yet, their latest tactic promoting greater access to the abortion drug mifepristone via telemedicine and mail order, bypasses a physician’s guidance and oversight for a chemical abortion.

Even though the infamous Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 remains the “law of the land,” that doesn’t mean it was correctly decided and reflective of the language or history of the Constitution (there is no implicit or explicit “right” to an abortion in our nation’s founding document).

As the late Justice Byron White aptly stated in dissent, Roe was an exercise of “raw judicial power,” stripping the will of the people through their elected representatives to set vital social policy on abortion.

With decades of progress in fetal therapy, modern medicine knows the unborn child is a patient, not a disease. But pro-abortionists couldn’t care less.

Both the Texas and Mississippi laws recognizing the humanity of unborn children and defending their right to life are in sync with the indisputable reality which ultrasound and 3-D imaging present, underscoring the inherent dignity and worth of the unborn child.

The reason abortion remains a stigma, and rightly so, is because abortion is an act of violence against another human being. 

Dr. Warren Hern, one of America’s most prolific late-term abortionists, described the grisly D&E (dilation and evacuation) abortion at the Associations of Planned Parenthood Physicians meeting in San Diego on October 26, 1978 as a procedure in which “the sensations of dismemberment flow through the forceps like an electric current.”

Victim to the warped mindset that ‘might makes right,” the child in utero would, under normal circumstances, be a physician’s patient, loved and cared for like any adolescent or adult.

The life of an unborn child is no less valuable, no less deserving of protection than a 1, 2, or 3 year old!  The only difference between the child inside the womb with the one outside is their place of residence.

When the Supreme Court dehumanized Black people declaring them non-persons in the Dred Scott case in 1857, it eventually took a constitutional amendment to erase that blatant injustice.

For nearly 50 years, the denial of personhood to the living, growing, helpless unborn child cries out for redress. It’s time the genocidal atrocity of our time was relegated to the ash heap of history.