Supreme Court is back Monday as a debate on abortion heats
Saturday’s abortion rights demonstrations in Washington DC drew thousands of women as a prelude to the US Supreme Court’s sessions beginning Monday.
The pro-choice vs pro-life sides seem to be statistically equal in 2021, according to a poll by Gallup.
“It’s a hot schedule of guns, religion and abortion, for the Supreme Court,” explains nurse practitioner Monique Deslauriers who is also a US Executive Director for the RINJ Women, a global women’s rights group. “I think we need this conversation,” she added.
Across the United States, the new extreme-right Republican cult, run their governments as if they are hell bent on controlling women’s wombs, say medical observers. It can’t be an easy job as is evidenced by Republicans bickering about putting bizarre limits on when a woman can get an abortion and why. Or not at all. They sound very confused.
“That could be because people making these decisions seem to have not a clue about basic human medicine and human reproduction,” criticizes Ms. Deslauriers.
“Men in politics seem to have strong opinions about women’s reproductive systems. They chose the wrong career and should have gone to medical school. Their minds would then be changed and they would instead of trying to seize control of the dialogue, actually and physically work to save every life they could save, and stop discussing the killing of babies.
Men never face this traumatic choice but families do feel it.
“It is an emotional trauma-filled choice for a woman that will never happen to a man,” she said.
“We can’t expect a good outcome when 50 states have several hundred exceptions, exclusions and mandates under discussion for what male politicians imagine are possible scenarios for an induced abortion. Fortunately, these medical pretenders, these quintessential misogynists will never be in the operating or procedure rooms to make these kinds of decisions when a bus load of pregnant women heading to a quasi-lamaze course outing, crashes, as happened once in India,” she added.
“There are many millions of pregnancy scenarios in as many cases that need to be considered on an individual basis and that is why this is not a decision for male politicians and jurists but a decision for medical doctors who know their patient’s health chart,” the medical practitioner added.
“Induced abortion is not a human right, it is a desperate medical procedure, but medical care, including the right to life, for all persons, including the very young, is indeed an important human right,” she explained her point of view as a medical practitioner and a human rights activist.
No politicians and no SC jurists are present when a doctor faces life and death decisions for an unborn child.
“I remember in November 2015 when the Royal Canadian Air Force bombed a dairy nearby an auto shop that was welding steel plates to Humvees and Hilux trucks.
School was out so ten workers had their kids come to their workplace and have some ice cream, the tailings of the morning’s production.
“It was a massacre far worse than what happened in August this year when America hit a humanitarian worker and seven children carrying a water delivery.”
“When men bomb cities, that’s when doctors must decide which lives they can save. I’ll tell you about one case: the mother or the baby,” said the doctor.
“Somber looking men were bringing us broken children. Little children. One hollow-looking broken soul of a man who had lost one child but carried his pregnant wife, begged for help.
“It was an easy decision. I could not save the woman but I saved the child. I did what I could to keep the woman alive long enough that we could take that decision. I had no organ donors among the organs she needed was a liver and pancreas. It was a battle just keeping the broken ribs from puncturing her heart or an artery. How the baby survived is beyond me but that is the circumstance I met. Usually it goes the other way. Long story short, today that man and his healthy little girl are in France.
“Every day I thank God for Emmanuel Macron who took some 35 orphans from us into his country. That’s how doctors, especially women, think about these precious little humans.”
“The dad in this case had been hauled off to prison for allegedly helping the Daesh but in fact he only did what everyone did at gunpoint, they plied their trade under yet another authoritarian government in Nineveh, Iraq.
“After this confusion was cleared up the father was released from Iraqi jail with apologies and we helped him make his way to France.
“Another miracle of Europe, the dad and child are living happily. He now works as an engineer in a car manufacturing place after finishing his education, and the little girl has started school. He wrote me a message back in March. They both miss the little girl’s mom but they are having an otherwise joyful life. He is eternally grateful for that and so am I.
“So this is a case I have permission to talk about, that called for a decision, to abort or not.”