Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Rot in Hell

The lovely Mrs. Hoagieboy calls me up at work a bit ago. She was very upset, and I was worried that something had gone wrong with her job. (Her office has some issues and isn't the most stable working environment in the world.)

Well, it turns out that she's actually upset about a patient. It seems that this patient recieved abnormal ultrasound results, and then later received abnormal chromosome results confirming that her baby had a severe condition. The patient wished to terminate her pregnancy, and went about setting up appointmets with her doctors. This was last week.

Today, however, Mrs. H. gets a call from this patient about how insurance will not cover her abortion, because guess what? She's second trimester. Mrs. H. didn't quite believe this, and offered to help the patient cut through the red tape. If there is anyone as persistent and resourceful as Mrs. H., I've never met her. If there is one person who can take on the insurance industry and bring themm to its knees, it's Mrs. H. Good results had to be on the way.

Unfortunately, the patient, being an employee of a certain government, simply can't get a late term abortion. She works for the wrong "company", Mrs. H or no Mrs. H. And that's why Mrs. H. called me up in tears.

How this is remotely just, fair, or even dare I say, Christian, I have no fucking clue.

From a purely economic standpoint, covering a few thousand for an abortion now would more than make up for the lost productivity and sick days in the future. And from a moral standpoint, well, I have no idea how an insurance company can say that this procedure isn't at the level of life threatening. This patient isn't asking for viagra or a face lift. She is in effect being required (not choosing) to spend the rest of her adult life caretaking for a child with a chromosome condition. Now, fine, many people have children with these types of conditions and lead wonderfully, happy lives. But this woman is more than competant enough to make the decision that she doesn't want her life to be that way. And more power to her.

And sorry, it's not her fault that the testing is only available or her doctor only refered her so late in her pregnancy that she can't get a first term abortion. This is complete garbage.

George Bush, I point my finger at you, you sanctimonious prick. You want a fucking culture of life? Then you take care of this child and it's mother. Because what you are doing is simiply horrible. Let this woman lead her life the way she wants to. Let her make her own decisions. Let her have her own pain. You don't know more than her. You aren't better than her. You're a simple fucking, fool, who got lucky to be born to the right family. Go home to Texas, or wherever you're really from, where you can't hurt anyone anymore.

Oh, and to the 50 million of you who voted for him. Go fuck yourselves.


At 10:33 AM, Blogger maki-girl said...

Way to get your anger out Mr. H. I hope Mrs. H. has been ranting, too. The entire situation is extremely unfair. I hate that the laws are made by people who will never really be affected by them. How different might the laws be if:

1) The president had a child with a terrible birth defect?

2) The president's daughter was pregnant and learned that her baby would be born with a terrible birth defect?

3) The president were somehow poor and would be forced to realize things like, "Gee, I can't pay for someone to take care of this child. I will actually have to quit my job."

The problem is that the people in power are the least affected by the laws they make. They always have the money or the opportunities or the connections to do whatever they want, anyways.

Do they really want to go back to a time when institutions are full of children and adults with severe problems ... whose families just cannot care for them anymore?

I've always said everyone in favour of banning abortions should adopt at least one child. Then we'll see how much they really care about life.

Maybe those people so concerned about a "culture of life" should go vegan if they are that sincere.


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