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“Botched Abortion Treatments”

It seems that those who oppose the Reproductive Health Bill because the bill includes post abortion treatments on those fallible human beings who out of desperation, thought terminating the pregnancy is the only solution, would rather let women die of complications due to a botched abortion. They are after all, pro-life, and they support life from fertilization up to birth. But once you’re born, you’re on your own. Life goes on, they continue to pray while women die and children starve in the streets.

Here’s what my friend has to say about this issue:

 A guiding principle in medical practice is “primum non nocere” – above all, do not do harm. When a young teenage mother comes to a doctor’s clinic requiring help from a botched abortion, the doctor is obliged to help. Any moral judgment regarding the mother is beyond the scope and responsibility of medical management, and if the doctor concerned uses a moral judgment to deny medical services to the said mother, then the doctor is becoming more than what he should be – he becomes court, prosecution, and – if the mother dies – an executioner, which the doctor is not. Doing so severely compromises the neutrality of the medical profession, and doctors are required to give medical services to any patient, regardless of race, sex, religion (or lack of), political affiliation, and social class. The only thing that should prevent a doctor from doing his job is that if doing so threatens his own life. And I guess a teenage mother bleeding to death cannot threaten any doctor’s life.

Hindi na sakop ng pagiging doktor ang humusga sa kapwa, just save lives and limbs and what we usually do in this case is to report the mother to the police. But to leave her to die is quite literally, medical malpractice!

– Doc Ermin Favila Cabanela

I wish some people are not so bigoted and selfish as to let women die just because they view them as immoral and they think they are so high and mighty and that they have every right to judge other people. Their being pro-life is nothing but an oxymoron and they should be ashamed of themselves.

Author’s note: this essay was published on Wednesday, 08 June 2011 at 12:03 on my facebook profile and on a group I was once a member of.

About pinayateista

I'm no Maria Clara. I'm a Gabriela Silang. I'm an activist and my choice of weapons are my thoughts, my creativity and my keyboard. I hate censorship and I value freedom of speech. I use expletives in my articles most especially, when I'm talking about something disgusting: like corruption, sexual abuse, etc. That's my style and I won't apologize for it and neither will I force people to follow my lead. But even so, I know which lines not to cross. =D


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