Abortion

I do not know why, but I feel compelled to say this one more time. Abortion is a natural process like urination or defacation. It is not subject to legislation. That is, it cannot be banned. Moreover, 50% of all fertilized eggs are aborted before or shortly implantation for reasons known only to Mother Nature.

The surgical or chemical intervention to remove an unwanted or injurious parasitic mass of cells is something else. Typically, it is referred to as a procedure appropriately performed by a trained health care professional. In theory, since health care professionals are licensed to certify they are qualified by education and training to perform certain procedures, their credentials can be revoked on the basis of malpractice. This is not something that can be legislatively determined. Efforts to do so and deprive a person of his/her right to perform certified procedures should be challenged in court.

I suspect that one of the problems with the decision in Roe v. Wade is that it focused on the right of a person to seek a particular procedure for her own welfare. In other words, it focused on the recipient of care, rather than the provider. Legislators interfering with professional expertise is a slippery slope. But, as long as nobody challenges them, they can get away with it.

Focusing on the done to, rather than the doer is evident from the start of the reproductive cycle. Has it ever been based on a purely voluntary binary relationship? In the New Testament, the done to is effectively eliminated and has no say in the process. Is that the male ideal–that man should be able to create in his own image without the consent of the vessel? Is the role of the church to be an interested third party that sets condition to make a coercive process acceptable?

Does the reproduction of the human species depend on triangulation? Would the species die out if reproduction were not coerced?

CODA:
Disfemism is the hate that cannot speak its name. It lurks in the hearts of men and women for no apparent reason. Perhaps it arises in the moments when a fetus is expelled from the womb and becomes a person.