Health of the Mother

John McCain’s Debate explanation when Obama explian’s his voting record on abortion.

“Health of the Mother… this has been stretched by the pro-abortion movement to mean almost anything.”

Sound Familiar? Vote Yes For Life has been trying this angle once again, in claiming the exceptions for the health of the mother are clearly defined within Initiated Measure 11. They are really hoping you won’t read the fine print (or understand it).

But it seems clear to the lawyers for Sanford Health:

“The health-of-the-mother exception imposes a standard that is not clearly defined. Medical facilities and providers have learned, through the malpractice arena, that whether a physician’s clinical judgment comports with ‘accepted standards of medical practice’ can be a matter of debate. Initiated Measure 11 borrows the civil litigation standards, which can be ambiguous and subject to different interpretations, and attaches criminal penalties for failing to comply with the potentially vague, undefined standards. As a result, for those instances where a pregnant woman faces uncertain, but potentially very serious health risks, Initiated Measure 11 will require a physician to choose between possibly committing a felony or subjecting a pregnant woman to a higher degree of medical risk that what would otherwise be clinically desired.

Mr. McCain, with all due respect, no one is pro abortion. We all would like to see abortion to be limited, but until those trying to stop it (VYFL) do not do it in a truthful manner, and to contradict themselves in saying “All life is precious”, yet are flip about “the health of the mother”, you My Friend, are selling us lipstick on a pig.



4 comments ↓

#1 Ghost of Dude on 10.16.08 at 6:15 am

They didn’t put a very good shine on this turd this election either.

#2 Angry Guy on 10.16.08 at 10:23 am

Motherload, I am pro-abortion. But only where the well being of the child is concerned. Some people just shouldn’t have kids.

#3 Jeremy on 10.16.08 at 12:17 pm

So are you saying it’s a good idea to kill the kid because the parents are incompetent?

#4 Angry Guy on 10.16.08 at 6:08 pm

Sterilization pre-fetus would be ideal.
But then my views might be a little skewed.