|I guess with this attitued you would have to say that it was fine for a mother and doctor to stab a 6 month old baby in the back of the head because she has cancer (or other fatal disease) and won't live long anyway. It would be a hardship on the parents to have to endure the mental anguish, physical endurance and financial responsibility required to care for her in the next few months before she dies anyway. I guess we should not have laws prohibiting this type of thing because it is not the government or society's decision if this child should be treated humanely.|
Like it or not what people do with their bodies can be truly hideous or can it be life saving and that is their choice. It is also the choice of a woman (and hopefully a man) that decides to have a D&X.
We have no way of knowing what her life situation is, what anguish or emotion she went through to come to this deicsion. So who are you to judge? Are you (not you personally but the objective) better then a person (or a couple) that came to this decision?
Like I said before - we are related to a couple that had one. It wasn't easy. I only knew about it afterward and they were afraid to tell anyone since they didn't want to be judged. Am I better person since I have never had a D&X? Can I relate? All I can do is offer my condolences and hope that they can make peace with their decision. (Actually it happened quite a while ago).
Who are we to judge anyone for their decisions? This is not a baby laying on the ground but a fetus confined within someone else's body. IMO I know I have no right to tell anyone on this thread what to do with their body and I sincerely beleive that no one on this thread has the right to tell me what to do with mine.
So yes I beleive that when we criticize someone else for their choice with what to do with THEIR body - it is sanctamonious and condenscending.