This is a red herring, a logical fallacy. Even when abortion was illegal, doctors and mother’s were not thrown in jail for losing the baby while trying to legitimately save the mother and child. Only a direct abortion would be illegal, and dismembering the baby is never a treatment to save a mother’s life. It is also a fallacy that women were jailed. Doctor’s could be jailed or fined for procured abortions, not legitimate medical procedures that resulted in the unintended death of the child.
But it didn’t happen. This is all a made up story of what “might” happen in someone’s head, someone who doesn’t understand actual medical intervention in a life-threatening situation. Someone who just wants to put out red herrings, no matter how fanciful.
Because it is propaganda.
I can suggest Randy Alcorn’s book on Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments
No Mark, they aren’t. If they were they would agree that we cannot kill the baby** at all**.
They are only seeing this if they choose to stay in ignorance and propaganda-land instead of reality where medical professionals who pro-life can tell you how situations are handled without the dismembering of babies.
You’ve really bought in to the lies. Again, even when abortion was illegal in all 50 states, no such laws existed.
There are literally hundreds of threads here on this topic so that itself refutes the idea that no one wants to talk about it. American Life League, Priests for Life, Feminists for Life, and many other organizations also have information/blogs/posts/threads/pamphlets etc on this topic.
You have really bought the lie if you think pro-life people somehow don’t want to talk about this or that it somehow weakens a pro-life position.
I really suggest that you read Randy’s book, and engage in conversation with a pro-life OB/GYN who can explain to you that these scenarios simply do not exist.
The pro life position is that we cannot kill babies.
The doctor has two patients. It is incumbent upon the doctor to try to save both patients. If ,in the course of a legitimate medical procedure, the child is unable to be saved but it is not directly killed on purpose (even if foreseen) this would **not **be a direct abortion.
See the Principle of Double Effect for more.