Med­i­cal terms and con­cepts

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Around the time of the end of the fed­eral elec­tion tired of hear­ing re­peats of elec­tion news, I switched to CNN. There was an in­ter­est­ing in­ter­view. An in­ves­ti­gat­ing reporter with CNN was in­ter­view­ing a gen­tle­man with an anti-abor­tion or­ga­ni­za­tion against Planned Par­ent­hood. The gen­tle­man was quite eva­sive about how much the video had been edited but he was very clear about where they got the pic­tures. When asked if th­ese pic­tures were taken at the Planned Par­ent­hood of­fice, he said no. They were pur­chased from an or­ga­ni­za­tion in the states that sells pic­tures of abor­tions.

He had no idea when the pic­tures were taken or where. First of all the fact that you are say­ing that the pic­tures were taken there and were not is at the very least fraud. But if your cause were so just why would an or­ga­ni­za­tion sell the pic­tures to you and not give them to them.

Planned Par­ent­hood does sell fe­tus tis­sue. This tis­sue is used for all kinds of med­i­cal re­search. They are com­pen­sated for the costs of ob­tain­ing, preserving and trans­fer­ring the or­gans. Tis­sue from abor­tions and mis­car­riages has been used in med­i­cal re­search since the 1930s.

Terms like fe­tus are not made up terms by pro-choice; they are med­i­cal terms and con­cepts. Carol Cap­per, Sum­mer­side

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