Eyes to See/Ears to Hear

In order to combat my annoyance over the unwillingness of media outlets to tell the truth and avoid letting their bias rule, as well as to have an outlet for my very (at times) wordy self, this blog has been created by yours truly. This will be an accounting of events in the world, my country, and my little piece of the world as best as I can see it, hear it, and relay it.

Location: United States

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Almost Paying the Ultimate

This appeared in a NJ newspaper:

Near-Fatal Abortion Reminds Us What's at Stake

In what can only be called an abortion horror story, a New Jersey woman is recovering in the hospital from a severely botched procedure that could have cost her life. Twenty-year-old Rasheedah Dinkins spent the last month in a coma after she visited the Metropolitan Medical Associates (MMA) in Englewood for an abortion that made her dangerously ill. En route to the hospital, medics say Rasheedah died, but they were able to resuscitate her in time for doctors to give her blood transfusions and surgically remove her uterus. Despite the MMA's claim that they have the "finest staff in New Jersey," Rasheedah is still in the hospital where she has suffered a stroke and other complications, including the collapse of both lungs. Not surprisingly, she now says she regrets her decision to have an abortion. After an investigation by state health officials, MMA has been temporarily closed because the facility "had poor infection control" and used unsterilized equipment that posed an "immediate and serious risk of harm to patients." These are serious charges for a clinic endorsed by the National Abortion Federation (NAF), an organization that claims its mission is to "ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care to promote health and justice for women." On the contrary, NAF continues to put women at risk by retaining the MMA on its list of trusted providers despite its blatant violations of "member protocol" in this near-fatal incident. Considering that MMA is one of the biggest abortion facilities in the nation, we can only shake our heads at the lack of regulation for clinics like this one that perform over 10,000 abortions a year. No matter what your views on abortion, we would all agree that there is no excuse for endangering women's lives over something as basic as clean medical instruments. If we don't tolerate filth in fast-food restaurants or veterinary clinics, how much more outraged should we be at this lethal negligence? When FRC contacted the clinic, an employee said they may resume operations as soon as next Thursday. We call on the conscience of state officials to ensure that the clinic never reopens and instead finds its license revoked.

Almost Checking Out

Are abortion supporters so fanatical and radical that it is abortion at all costs, the hell with the women?

Indeed it is. In a field that is constantly advancing technologically, there is no reason for abortion clinics to have less medical emergency procedures than the dentist in the office next to them. But again, indeed it is so.

It has always been like that in the abortion industry, but its critics are silenced effectively being that the media, who has sold out truth many, many years ago, stifles the word instead of getting the word out.

I am totally against abortion, 100%, but I care about those women and girls who make this horrifically wrong choice, and believe that there should be procedures and regulations in these places that also undergo inspections, just like any other medical care facility. Are women and teenage girls aware of this discrepancy that may one day cost them their lives, or come damn close to it such as Rasheedah has? And over something as simple as the cleanliness of the instruments that were used in her abortion?

And NJ (let’s give her a hand) has closed the facility temporarily pending an investigation. Ha-ha! Considering that the owner/operators of this facility are the biggest in the NATION, Metropolitan Medical Associates, are abortion supporters (the regular people, not those who profit financially from abortion) so blind and willing to stay blind when the lives of our sisters is at stake? NJ’s Department of Health didn’t close the place down for good, condemning it for substandard care regarding its instruments, but temporarily closed it pending an inspection. Further, those scheduled for abortions at this particular facility were being redirected to other places for abortions, one of these places run by the exact same people located in Hackensack.

Abortions in the United States of America remain the ONLY surgical procedure that is entirely unregulated and the only surgical procedure that can be performed on our minor daughters without parental consent. Indeed, the relative stranger known as the school nurse cannot administer an aspirin without my signature, but can direct my child for an invasive surgical procedure requiring anesthesia, without my knowledge or consent. Have we collectively lost our minds or at the least, our common sense? When it comes to the abortion issue, we sure have!

Rasheedah is only 20, but can never, ever have children. But she is thankful right now to still be alive.