Until I read Dr. David Reardon’s book, Aborted Women: Silent No More, I never thought of this. I will admit as much. Why are abortion workers so adamantly opposed to informed medical consent laws?
After all, do they not claim to be “pro-choice?”
Would they not want every woman to make an informed decision?
If abortion is so wonderful, shouldn’t it be able to withstand a morsel of truth about what the surgical procedure entails?
DENIAL OTHERWISE MADE POSSIBLE
Here is how Dr. Reardon explains the adamancy from the abortion workers:
“In refusing to provide informed consent, abortion providers are obstensibly ‘protecting’ the woman seeking abortion from disturbing and ‘confusing’ facts.
“But it may also be true that abortion personnel are seeking to protect themselves from the same disturbing facts.
“The requirement to tell women the facts about fetal development, day after day, would destroy the wall of denial which holds clinics together.
“By focusing on the unborn, informed consent requirements would not only compel women to consider the moral consequences of their acts, they would also force abortion counselors to face their own moral doubts about abortion” (pg. 257, italics emphasis original).
IT MAKES SENSE
What Dr. Reardon explains makes total sense.
Here I was thinking the abortion workers feared losing their clientele if the truth of abortion were to be known. As Dr. Reardon states, this is a very real concern for abortion providers.
But how about losing employees as a result, as well? That’s a good point.
No wonder Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers oppose women being told the truth about abortion.
The abortion workers themselves don’t want to face the facts!
Had you ever considered this as a possibility as to why abortion providers oppose informed medical consent laws?
Please weight in with your thoughts below!