Editor: In a recent front page article (Oct. 26), a local university professor advocates yet again for easier access to abortion. She states the last “safe surgical abortion” in P.E.I. was in 1982.
Safe? Everyone knows abortion isn’t one little bit safe for the developing child-victim. That’s the whole point of the procedure, whether surgical or medical/chemical. So she must mean the abortion was safe for its mother.
But to know that for sure, she would need intimate knowledge of the woman’s life for the past 30 years. That’s because a vast and growing body of worldwide studies records an appalling array of ill effects for mothers who aborted. Effects immediate or delayed, that can be physical, social, mental, psychological and spiritual.
That’s not fiction. Readers can check for themselves. Google will give almost two million results in 10 seconds.
So calling any kind of abortion “safe” means we have to ignore both the impact on the child and the impact on its mother — and ultimately on the family and society.
P.E.I. is a concerned and compassionate community, so we should be able to find better solutions. It would be wonderful if leadership in such an endeavor emerged on our university campus.