The Belief That Abortion Can Save A Mother’s Life

11 Jan

The Belief That Abortion Can Save A Mother’s Life


This article is the first salvo in a series of points about abortion I wish to make within the next week.

This article eloquently points out that a panel of doctors has concluded that no planned abortion is ever necessary to save a mother’s life when she has a medical condition.  In other words, you don’t have to abort a pregnant mother’s child before you start her on chemotherapy, radiation, dialysis, or any other lifesaving treatment.

Now, what may happen is the child may spontaneously abort when a lifesaving treatment is begun.  For example, chemotherapy could kill an unborn child.  Probably does many times.  But there is a huge, huge difference between planning an abortion and dealing with a spontaneous abortion that comes along.

The first one would equate to playing God; the second one would equate to letting God be God and decide whether the child lives.

An important distinction.  Please keep it in mind as I begin writing on this topic.


2 Responses to “The Belief That Abortion Can Save A Mother’s Life”

  1. Meryl January 11, 2013 at 9:39 PM #

    Cases like the one you mention where a mother looses her child because of cancer treatment is very sad as is the case known to me though a dear friend whose daughter in law’s sister died from untreated cancer soon after her second child was born having declined treatment so as not to harm the child…. I know this is not really related to the subject you are writing about but it just reminded me how some women chose life for their child at the peril of loosing their own.. …

  2. Mary Gardner Martin January 13, 2013 at 2:59 PM #

    Meryl, totally understand what you are saying. It is a slightly different case, and one to be grieved as part of being on a fallen planet. I would not make that decision for any woman (to have treatment which might kill the baby or to forego treatment which might kill her). Very difficult decision.

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