I was so saddened to read Robin Abcarian’s commentary about abortionist Susan Robinson (“In Paso, abortion doctor speaks out,” Aug. 11). I was most disturbed by Abcarian’s comment, “It is long past time pretending that it is a horrible tragedy for everyone who has one.” Is it not a tragedy that a human being is killed?
Another tragedy is the number of euphemisms pro-choice groups use, Abcarian included.
“Fetal tissue” for tiny people’s arms, legs, hearts, etc.
“‘Products of conception’ are ‘examined’ to make sure the procedure was complete.”
Another way to say the exact same sentence is, “Baby parts are counted to make sure we killed and removed all of the child.”
Abcarian was right on one point: Women do experience many emotions around the decision to end their baby’s life. She used the word “relief” and left out words such as shame, regret, guilt and sorrow.
In the words of Mother Teresa, “If we accept that a mother can even kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill each other? Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.”