Sunday, March 21, 2010

Some Vietnamese Doctors Feel Anguish Over Abortion

As you may know, Vietnam, like Canada, is one of the few countries in the world that does not restrict abortion. It's a communist, officially atheist country.

So the population should have no qualms about abortion, right? There should be absolutely no hang-ups about it, because it's a medical operation like any other.


Some time ago, I wrote about feminists want to de-stigmatize abortion. They just can't understand why it's not treated like any other health issue.

They fail to see what this has to do with it:

VietNamNet Bridge - Abortions are the stuff of daily life for Dr. Nguyen Thi Hong Minh, director of the Central Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital in Hanoi.

But there are times she has to confront her “worst fears”, having to abort fetuses that are 20-22 weeks old, when their bodies are fully formed.

“I always feel a sharp pain along my back when I have to treat those unlucky babies.”

The nutrition between the mother and baby is cut and the fetus dies in the womb in most cases, she said.

“But some fetuses are delivered so quickly and they manage to take another breath before they’re gone. There’s no way to save them as they weigh only 400 grams or so.

“As a woman, I am really hurt. Other children are born with so much care and love. But these 20 to 22 week old babies, already little dolls and they have to die.”

Babies? Die? Why-- that's anti-choice language!

Or maybe it's just plainspeak-- the way people talk when they don't feel they have to mangle their words to live up to an ideal of political correctness.

Minh said many doctors in her situation chose to visit pagodas frequently, trying to find some peace.

Couldn't be! Anti-choice propaganda. Doctors don't feel upset at killing "babies"!

But if feminists do admit that there's something wrong with abortion...they'd be undermining their own cause.

It's a Catch-22 situation for them, isn't it?