Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sweat Loaf: Abortion Edition

Yes, son.
What does regret mean?
Well son, the funny thing about regret is that it's better to regret something you have done than to regret something that you haven't done.
And by the way, if you see your mom this weekend, will you be sure and tell her...

Though it's a throwaway into to a weird cover of a Black Sabbath classic, the Butthole Surfers included a little wisdom there in Locust Abortion Technician. The Guardian agrees.


Source study here.

Maybe. It sort of depends on what is meant by "doing something." Is the relevant act the procedure, or is it the alternative of delivering the child?

At any rate, whether or not women regret having an abortion or not is quite unlikely to change anyone's mind. Abortion opponents already greatly discount the psychological comfort of the mother compared to the foregone life of the child.

If there's anything in the recent news that should help change minds, it's the video of the ad hoc Planned Parenthood investigation. It came as a great relief that the ban on fetal tissue research had expired, but I didn't know that the shipping and handling prices were so low. $30-100 per sample? That's the kind of bargain that goes at least a little way to combat the tragedy of a life never lived. Better that the tissue to towards life-saving treatments than ends up incinerated, yes?

And yes, commentary on the treatment of medical procedures is bound to be ghoulish. It always is. Have lunch with a hospital nurse sometime. Aborted fetal tissue is no different.

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