sábado, junho 07, 2008

Aborto e hipocrisia

Algumas histórias de médicos que realizam abortos nos EUA:

"I've had several cases over the years in which the anti-abortion patient had rationalized in one way or another that her case was the only exception, but the one that really made an impression was the college senior who was the president of her campus Right-to-Life organization, meaning that she had worked very hard in that organization for several years. As I was completing her procedure, I asked what she planned to do about her high office in the RTL organization. Her response was a wide-eyed, 'You're not going to tell them, are you!?' When assured that I was not, she breathed a sigh of relief, explaining how important that position was to her and how she wouldn't want this to interfere with it." (Physician, Texas)


"In 1973, after Roe v. Wade, abortion became legal but had to be performed in a hospital. That of course was changed later. For the first 'legal abortion day' I had scheduled five procedures. While scrubbing between cases, I was accosted by the Chief of the OB/Gyn service. He asked me, 'How many children are you going to kill today?' My response, out of anger, was a familiar vulgar retort. About three months later, this born-again Christian called me to explain that he was against abortion but his daughter was only a junior in high school and was too young to have a baby and he was also afraid that if she did have a baby she would not want to put it up for adoption. I told him he did not need to explain the situation to me. 'All I need to know', I said, 'is that SHE wants an abortion.' Two years later I performed a second abortion on her during her college break. She thanked me and pleaded, 'Please don't tell my dad, he is still anti-abortion.'" (Physician, Washington State)


Fonte: Anti-tales

Segundo estudo realizado em 1981[1] nos EUA, 24% das mulheres que realizaram abortos consideram o procedimento moralmente errado, e 7% das mulheres que abortaram discordam da afirmação: "Qualquer mulher que desejar fazer um aborto deve poder obtê-lo legalmente". Em levantamento realizedo em 1994-95 [2,3], de aproximadamente 10.000 pacientes de aborto mostrou que 18% das mulheres são cristãs ativas, e provavelmente anti-escolhe. O estudo mostra também que as católicas tem uma taxa de abortos 29% maior que as protestantes (os protestantes americanos não se opões ao aborto como a Igreja Católica).

A discussão sobre aborto é absurda porque as pessoas que são contra o aborto tem todo o direito de não o faze-lo, porém, quando a questão deixa de ser com os outros, quando a pessoa tem que decidir se vai criar um ou não uma criança não-desejada mostra-se a hipocrisia dos grupos anti-aborto.

Os argumentos anti-aborto são completamente irracionais, cria-se um dogma de que a vida começa na concepção a partir disto tenta-se transformar uma questão puramente individual em um problema que exige a interferência do estado.


[1]. Henshaw, S.K. and G. Martire. 1982. Abortion and the Public Opinion Polls: 1. Morality and Legality. Family Planning Perspectives. 14:2, pp 53-60, March/April.
[2]. The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 1996. Abortion Common Among All Women, Even Those Thought to Oppose Abortion. http://www.agi-usa.org/pubs/archives/prabort2.html
[3]. Henshaw, S.K. and K. Kost. 1996. Abortion Patients in 1994-1995: Characteristics and Contraceptive Use. Family Planning Perspectives. 28:4, July/August. http://www.agi-usa.org/pubs/journals/2814096.html