By Diana Hsieh
I've been blogging on NoodleFood and elsewhere for nearly ten years now. In all that time, I've never gotten as wildly inane a comment as this one on my CSG post on the efforts to impose anti-abortion "personhood" laws on Mississippi. The comment is from "Carol Arens532." Brace yourself:
Think about it before abortion was made legal, the abortionist had to worry about maternal deaths from abortion, simply because these could very easily lead to an investigation by the FBI, after all if you are going to break the law the last thing that you would want to do is leave behind evidence of your illegal activity so that there can be an investigation. Thus before Roe vs Wade should a pregnant woman be seriously injured from an illegal abortion, she would be brought to a hospital and should she die there, there would be an oddtopisy done to determine the cause of death, the medical personal of the hospital would then be required to report this to the police clearly letting them know that someone is breaking the law, and initiate an investigation. Now however that abortion is legal the abortion can botch as many abortion as he wants without having to worry about there being an investigation, infact he can have a number of women die from abortion at his facility and never have to worry about the police or the FBI investigating his activity. It sure is good to think that the state of Mississippi thinks that it's women and children are worth protecting from this. Sincerely CarolWhen I posted it to Facebook and Twitter, many people noted that they hoped that they'd never have to have an "oddtopisy." But my favorite comment was posted by Roberto Sarrionandia to Facebook.
This is hilarious. Presumably the same thing is true for all surgery. Paul can get away with strangling his patients, because radiography is legal and thus the authorities aren't concerned with investigating it.Exactly!
Similarly, when people are stabbed, nobody bothers investigating because knives are legal.