I am a retired doctor who is following the present abortion debate with fear. Terminating a pregnancy is a difficult medical decision and has no place in politics. It is a medical procedure that a woman makes with many emotions.
I am perplexed as to why the anti-vaxxers say no one can tell them what to do with their bodies regarding the COVID vaccine in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, yet many of those same people want to tell women they cannot terminate a pregnancy. Why can anyone tell women who have an unwanted pregnancy what she should do? The woman may desire termination of pregnancy because of rape or incest, or because she cannot take care of the child once born, emotionally, physically or financially, or because the fetus has abnormalities which will require a lifetime of advanced care. What about the mother’s life and emotional state? There is complete disregard for the living mother, whose own well- being may be at grave risk. Many of those who are supporting the right to life for the unborn fetus, do not support gun control. Why don’t all the innocent who have died from gun violence have the same right to life? They are already out of the womb, what happened to their rights?