Finally, regarding the botched abortion issue; in 2012, “LiveAction” went undercover and caught Dr. Mercer, an Arizona abortion doctor, stating that at 23 weeks gestation - a baby “...doesn’t even look like a baby yet...” Yet according to several studies, over 50% of all babies born at 23 weeks survive and thrive (yet they don’t look like a baby)? The same undercover video also caught an abortion assistant admitting that if an infant survived an abortion, nothing would be done to try and save the child’s life.
My first reaction is to wonder if Dr. Mercer was awake during her extensive medical training, because she must have missed the classes on human development. Furthermore, current Arizona Statute mandates that physicians have a duty to promote the life of any fetus delivered alive.
Yet Dr. Mercer’s flagrant lies and disregard for the Hippocratic oath and current Arizona laws exemplify why state legislators must be more aggressive in ensuring that abortion providers adhere to the same standards of practice as any other healthcare provider. At an absolute minimum it will require that abortion clinics report all botched abortions (live births) to the authorities, as well as what measures (if any) the medical personnel took to save the child’s life.
Sadly, even if Governor Jan Brewer signs HB-2284 into law, one has to wonder what impact it will have on abortion providers, since they already disregard rules, regulations and laws. Nevertheless, if states want to prevent abortion clinics from operating at substandard levels of care, this is the approach they must take. By only addressing one or two issues at a time, the likelihood of the laws passing and later being upheld in federal court, seems more possible. Votes on such bills also make it easier to demonstrate just how hypocritical and idiotic the democrats really are about women’s health.
Joanne Moudy is the author of “The Tenth,” a paranormal thriller exploring the very real trauma of abortion in a fictional realm. She proudly served as an officer in the military for nine years, before specializing in emergency nursing until retirement. She speaks regularly on the subjects of religious freedom, traditional marriage, and pro-life, and the impact of liberalism and secularism on all of humanity. You can follow her on Twitter @composedof1.