Gosnell Case Reminds Us that All Abortions are Violence Against Women
It is disappointing that ALRANZ is using this tragic Gosnell case to promote the decriminalisation of abortion in New Zealand on the grounds that our abortion laws are restrictive. This is absurd as ninety-nine per cent of women who request an abortion in New Zealand obtain one.
Kermit Gosnell was a sadistic monster who performed 40,000 abortions at his filthy unsanitary house of horrors in Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, USA. He specialised in late term abortions with hundreds being born alive. He then killed them by snipping their necks. He was recently found guilty on three charges of murdering infants after birth. He ran a criminal enterprise motivated by greed. He is awaiting sentence.
The following are the restrictions associated with having an abortion in Pennsylvania that are apparently opposed by ALRANZ and which were also opposed by Planned Parenthood as being an infringement on a “woman’s right to Choose.” Abortions may not be performed after 24 weeks gestation. A girl under the age of 16 must have parental consent for an abortion. A woman may not obtain an abortion until at least 24 hours after the attending or referring physician orally informs her of: (1) the probable gestational age of the fetus; (2) the nature of the proposed procedure, including risks and alternatives; and (3) the medical risks of carrying the pregnancy to term.
In addition, at least 24 hours prior to an abortion, the woman must receive from the attending or referring physician, or authority a state mandated lecture that must include: (1) that medical assistance benefits may be available for prenatal care, childbirth, and neonatal care; (2) that the "father" is liable for child support, even if he offered to pay for an abortion; and (3) that she has a right to review state-prepared materials that describe the "unborn child" and list agencies that offer alternatives to abortion.
The materials must include very detailed information in seven areas relating to anatomical characteristics, available medical assistance for pre, childbirth and neonatal care; physician liability; fathers liability, advise that adoptive parents may pay prenatal, childbirth and neo-natal care; describe abortion procedures and risks and provide a full list of services and agencies available to assist the woman through her entire pregnancy.
It is shameful that ALRANZ considers all these protections provided for the benefit of the mother and her child in the womb as being an unwarranted restriction on a woman’s “right to choose” to have an abortion for any reason or no reason up to birth.
This tragic case is a reminder that abortion is about violence against women and their pre-born. In every abortion a child is killed whether it is in filthy house of horrors killed by a sadistic murderer or in clean sanitary clinic with a state funded serial killer immaculately dressed in a spotless surgical gown. The result is always the same, death to the innocent and defenceless child and violence inflicted on a helpless woman. There is no such thing as a safe abortion; they are all fatal.
The killing of the pre-born is a lucrative industry in New Zealand. A certifying consultant receives a fee of $135 for a brief interview with the hapless woman seeking an abortion. The busiest certifying consultant in 2012 received a total of $224,930. It is estimated that this consultant authorised and probably performed 1,666 abortions.
If society is rightly outraged at the brutal killing of children shortly after birth, why is society not outraged at the killing of more than 15,000 pre-born children. Each year this number of abortions are sanctioned by the state in Public Hospitals and performed by state paid assassins. This is a continuing burden on the conscience of the nation.
Right to Life.