9/28/2005

Free Abortions For Hurricane Evacuees

In Little Rock Ark. a doctor has offered to perform free abortions for hurricane evacuees. The doctor says it may be to dangerous if they wait until they can return home. Dr. Jerry Edwards says he has already performed six free abortions. I don't agree with abortion and I don't agree with this article. I think if anything, after being in the hurricane, these women should realize that life is so much more important, and that babies have a right to be born. If you don't want them at least have them and give them up for adoption. I think this doctor is just adding to the trauma that has already taken place.

8 comments:

Logan said...

Alex, I completely agree with you! I don't believe in abortion either. I feel that it is a disgustfull practice. But with left-wing leaders in the government, I am afraid that abortion is here to stay. But if it is going to be available, which it is, the participants should at least be responsible to pay for it! Paying out of their own pockets, or even going into debt to pay for it, they will be forced to think about their choice.

destiny said...

I am undecided when it comes to abortion, so I don't really have a strong viewpoint on the subject. I think the article brings up a good point that it would be better for these women to get the abortion now instead of later. However, this is not the only concern. The fact that they are giving the abortions for free is probably helping make the decision a little easier for previously undecisive women to make. A woman that wouldn't normally see abortion as an acceptable practice might think twice when it is suddenly offered free of charge. I don't think there is ever going to be a middle ground when it comes to abortion. People have extremely strong views when it comes to this touchy subject. If you try and remedy something one way, it is just going to upset the other side and vice versa.

emily said...

Wow! I can not believe that a doctor would even offer something like that. Hurricane or no hurricane. I also agree with you that this is entirely wrong of people. They should take on the responsibility and deal with it in a better way.

sara said...

I agree with your thoughts. Life is a fragile thing and it should not be messed around with. This doctor is just giving these people a higher incentive to fool around with other people. Did the doctor say that he could remove any STD's that one might catch from having unprotected sex.

Elijah said...

I was going to say something, but i think that and more (a lot more!) have already been said.

Dr. Tufte said...

-1 on Logan's comment for a spelling error.

-1 on Destiny's comment for inventing a new word.

-1 on Sara's comment for poor grammar.

-1 on Elijah's comment for not adding anything to the discussion (sorry you arrived late for it though).

What does this have to do with ManEc?

Abortion aside, what is interesting about the post and comments is that most of you have found a service whose price you don't think should change in response to a disaster.

So, let me see if I get this right. Food and shelter should be cheaper after a disaster (that's why we give this stuff away). Does this mean that their prices should be raised when there is no disaster? Our complaints about price gouging on gas and contracting services should follow similar logic.

But, in this case some of you are making a judgement that abortion should not be cheaper after a disaster. Then, should it be more expensive? If yes, does that mean it should go on sale when there is no disaster? Alternatively, if the price of an abortion should not be lowered in Little Rock because of Katrina, should it be lowered in Cedar City because Katrina didn't hit here? I'm sure that some of you have not thought this is through, but this is what you're saying, isn't it?

My point here is that things start to get very messy when you bring moral distinctions to pricing issues.

carter said...

Dr. Tufte made a point about prices in disasters. Should something be cheaper just because the consumer has less money?

Dr. Tufte said...

I don't think there's anything wrong with that, as long as it isn't being created artificially.