14 hours ago
My mind has been so caught up with the wedding that I haven’t had a minute to pen down my thoughts on the tragic abortion and miscarriage legislation in Alabama and Georgia.
I use the word “Tragic” because that’s what it is – tragic.
It is a tragedy that a group of white male politicians have the right to endanger the lives of women. It is sickening that this legislation would allow children who suffer from rape and incest to carry children to term – when they had no choice in the matter. It is medically IMPOSSIBLE that ectopic pregnancies can be transferred to the womb.
I may not be a OBGYN or fertility specialist – but I am a pediatric critical care doctor, and more importantly a woman. My life is devoted to give a voice to the voiceless children who don’t have a say in any of this legislation that is being issued. So Alabama, Georgia politicians, I CHALLENGE you to tell the 11 year old girl who suffered from an unwanted sexual experience that she can’t abort the child. I challenge you to tell the woman who suffered a miscarriage that it was her fault and she could be put in jail. I challenge you to take care of the teenagers who obtain unsanitary “home abortions” in the ICU – or worse – tell their family that she died because of YOUR legislation.
The problem with all of these bills is that the politicians are sitting around a fancy table and discussing hypothetical situations – but it’s us, the doctors, the women, the patients, that have to deal with the ramifications of deadly legislation such as this.
Abortions will never go away – they can be life-saving and life-sustaining procedures in many circumstances, and the more you seek to take away the rights of women, the more we will fight back. 📸 @natalie.j.photography