My point here may come across as somewhat legalistic, but I offer this to the forum. What’s at issue here is not the fact that an abortion was performed, but the manner in which it was performed. At no point in the article was the issue of an unborn life even mentioned. Herein lies the tragedy, the irony, the incongruity of the entire problem.
What took place was a legal act or procedure which was not carried out in a proper or professional manner. As a Catholic, I find little to cheer about concerning this practitioner’s license being revoked. It was a mere administrative act by a state licensing authority.An act in which no thought was ever given to the protection of an innocent, unborn human life. The rights of these children have been adjudicated away by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Until the core issue of abortion is revisited by the courts the killing of innocents absent due process of law will continue to be the accepted law of the land. That to me is the issue, that to me is the problem.
In a rather sarcastic sense, what has happened here is that a murder, currently legal under our laws, simply wasn’t performed in conformance with standard clinical safeguard(s) relevant to the taking of unborn life. When all the smoke clears, when all the dust settles, that’s exactly what abortion does.