Induced Miscarriage - abortion?
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|Sat, 05-12-2007 - 12:06am|
I wonder for those who happen to be pro-life how you feel about induced miscarriage?? Do you consider techniques - such as eating herbs that are known to induce and support miscarriage - or uterine massage that is designed to induce and support miscarriage - as "abortion". When there is no surgical or medical aspect - and women use thier OWN bodies in a way which they understand will lead to the extraction of an embryo naturally -is this still considered an abortion? The RESULT is the SAME as a unintended miscarriage. If you are agianst abortion (medical and surgical) should EVERY substance or activity that can induce a miscarriage ALSO be banned? Is a gentle natural method that does not "harm" an embryo or fetus (most pro-lifers portray images of "babies" limbs being riped apart as it tries to squirm away from pain exc) "morally superior" to a the medical and surgical methods which define "abortion" as it is wildy known in mainstream america? Are the two things even similar?
Herbalists and those very experienced with natural healing and pregnancy prevention - are usually very intuned with thier cycles - often taking herbs as soon as 36 hours after sex to prevent pregnancy or induce a very early miscariage if an embryo happened to implant. There are also methods like "Menstral extraction" which is a way to shorten the length of a period by "draining" ALL the material (blood and tissue - which would include a blastocyst/zygote/embryo) out of the cervix/uterous exc. This procedure can be done monthly at home (even if abortions become illegal - this safe holistic home based technique should not be affected and it effective in causing "abortion" up until the 7th week of pregnancy) and has signifigantly lower risks then typical Aspiration abortions as the cervix does NOT need to be dilated and there is no scraping or risk of infection exc.
It seems that people - especially pro-life people - believe that the only way to end a pregnancy is through a medical or surgical prodecure - which is seen as morally reprehensible. There are a VAST and WIDE range of holistic options for NATURALLY inducing miscarriage - that are NOT under attack. I just wonder why. Is it because pro-lifers realise that a induced miscarriage isin't something that is documented, that can be controoled, or that can be illegalized (how do you illegalize miscarriage? or tell the diffrence between "induced" miscarriage or natural miscarriage KWIM?) or used for political agenda? or it is for some other reason?