Consumer protection is in the news today after four Japanese automakers, including Toyota and Nissan, recalled 3.4 million cars around the world because their airbags are at risk of catching fire or injuring passengers.
Product recalls were designed with consumer safety in mind. Products that cause documented harm to human beings, animals and the environment are routinely pulled from the shelves, sometimes forever. Unless the product is abortion. For 40 years, abortion has been killing, maiming, disabling and emotionally destroying not only the unborn children who are its intended targets, but also their mothers and fathers, their extended families, and society itself.
To see the whole range of destruction abortion causes, you only have to peek into a Philadelphia courtroom, where abortionist Kermit Gosnell is on trial for allegedly killing a female patient and seven children who survived late-term abortions.
In the trial that began last month, jurors have heard from former Gosnell staffers about how he treated his white patients better than the minority, destitute and immigrant women who made up the bulk of his practice. How he would routinely snip the spinal cords of babies born alive during abortion procedures that often were performed past the legal cutoff point in Pennsylvania. How he kept the feet of dead babies in jars. How he instructed down-on-their-luck, off-the-books staffers in his ghoulish techniques. How he ended the life of Karnamaya Mongar by giving her too much anesthetic and leaving her alone to die. How, after the 41-year old, diminutive woman was taken to a hospital, the abortion assembly line started right back up.
It would be horrifying enough if Gosnell’s clinic was an anomaly, but it’s not. In fact, it is much more the rule than the exception. When police were called to investigate a possible break-in at an abortion clinic in Muskegon, Mich., in January, they found blood on the floor and walls, buckets with unknown fluid in the operating room, and blood dripping from a sink in a patient room. A clinic in Birmingham was ordered closed by the health department after investigators found that, among other atrocities, untrained staffers were treating women. Recently it has become apparent that the clinic may be doing abortions again, illegally. You can find stories of clinics operating with horrific conditions, and unlicensed abortionists, all over the country.
People who support “choice” say that outlawing abortion will send women flocking to back-alley abortionists whose shoddy practices will endanger their lives. But the truth is, Roe v. Wade and pro-aborts’ insistence on unfettered access to abortion has brought the back alley to the front office. Hundreds of women (the true number is probably in the thousands) have died during legal abortions since 1973. Two of those tragic deaths have occurred within the last nine months: Tonya Reaves died after a second-trimester abortion at a Planned Parenthood in Chicago in July 2012, and Jennifer Morbelli, a New York resident, died after a 33-week abortion at the killing factory operated by LeRoy Carhart in Germantown, Md.
Isn’t it time that we take a critical look at this procedure called abortion? Isn’t it time that we acknowledge the terrible harm abortion causes to consumers who number in the millions?
Isn’t it time to recall abortion?
If you agree with me that abortion must be pulled from the shelves, please go to RecallAbortion.com and sign the petition demanding a government recall.