I wasn’t going to post about this, but it’s bugging me.
Back in April, I posted about a case where a doctor aborted the wrong fetus in a set of twins. Well, apparently the practice of selective termination is becoming more common.
They call it a reduction. Way to sanitize the idea of killing off one fetus. At least “abortion” is an accurate portrayal. This procedure was originally created for cases where somebody was carrying a hideous number of fetuses, and carrying them to term could kill mamma and possibly some of the babbies. But now, some families who end up carrying twins are using this procedure because they just don’t want to be bothered raising twins. Oh they have a career and they just couldn’t be themselves if they had 3 kids a couple years apart. Waaa. Meanwhile, other families who were forced to terminate a fetus to save the mother are dealing with the grief for the rest of their lives.
So tired. This idea makes me so, so, so tired. I don’t feel like I have the energy to flesh out the obvious reasons why.
I’m glad doctors figured out how to do this procedure, because I’m sure it has saved lives. Why did someone have to go and louse it up? Oh yeah, because it’s human nature to take something perfectly good and twist its use into something questionable.