What hap­pened to care for both mother, child?

Where are the rest of the statis­tics, which in­di­cate a com­pos­ite and thor­ough health care for women?

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OPINION - BY PAT WIEDEMER GUEST OPIN­ION Pat Wiedemer is Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, P.E.I. Right to Life As­so­ci­a­tion

In re­sponse to the CBC Nov. 8 re­port, “116 sur­gi­cal abor­tions per­formed on P.E.I. so far this year, province says,” and that Health P.E.I. will be ex­pand­ing its women’s re­pro­duc­tive ser­vices, I am com­pelled to make some com­ments.

Rachelle Pike, man­ager of the Women’s Well­ness Pro­gram and Sex­ual Health Ser­vices with Health P.E.I., makes the au­da­cious state­ment that this ex­pan­sion is “ex­cit­ing.” Ex­cit­ing for whom?

The woman in the midst of a life and death de­ci­sion for her child? Health P.E.I. statis­tics for abor­tions at the PCH state 116 deaths by sur­gi­cal abor­tions, but is silent on how many med­i­cal abor­tions. Why the in­com­plete data? How many more pre-born chil­dren are we re­ally talk­ing about?

Where are the rest of the statis­tics, which in­di­cate a com­pos­ite and thor­ough health care for women, which is sup­posed to be the pur­pose of the Women’s Well­ness Pro­gram? How many women were coun­selled and kept their child? Was an ul­tra­sound done to show the mother that her child has fin­gers, toes and a heart­beat at this stage or was it done just for the doc­tor to as­sess ges­ta­tional age?

How many women ac­tu­ally ex­er­cised their free­dom of choice and chose life? With­hold­ing fur­ther data im­plies that the coun­selling ser­vices are not neu­tral but rather are pro-abor­tion.

Health P.E.I. does not re­lease the rest of the data on the ser­vices for STD, Menopausal dis­com­fort, birth con­trol, etc. So are we re­ally talk­ing about full-ser­vices or are we ac­tu­ally talk­ing about mainly abor­tion ser­vices and that this is in­deed a con­certed ef­fort to push the abor­tion of Is­land chil­dren on our pop­u­la­tion as part of an “ex­cit­ing” agenda?

The fig­ure of 146 women need­ing care for post-par­tum is the only other statis­tic re­ported. It is good that this is avail­able. What about the women seek­ing post-abortive coun­selling? Are they too be­ing served? Why is there no data? In­ter­na­tional statis­tics show women who have had abor­tions have an 81 per cent higher risk of men­tal health prob­lems com­pared to women who have not.

I fail to un­der­stand what is ex­cit­ing about the loss of these 116 chil­dren, five full classes of kinder­garten­ers or, in 20 years, grad­u­ates of UPEI. This is dev­as­tat­ing for 116 vul­ner­a­ble Cana­di­ans, 232 mothers and fa­thers of those chil­dren, not to men­tion a great loss for all of P.E.I. not to have the pres­ence of these fu­ture cit­i­zens.

One hun­dred and 16 abor­tions means nine pre-born hu­mans per month, who were de­cap­i­tated, dis­mem­bered and dis­em­bow­elled through sur­gi­cal abor­tion. This is a mas­sive vi­o­la­tion to the in­her­ent value of the hu­man per­son.

Eas­ier ac­cess to abor­tion is not about re­pro­duc­tive ser­vices; this is about de­con­struc­tive ser­vices. The repet­i­tive use of the words “well­ness” or “re­pro­duc­tive ser­vices” means abor­tion and is mis­lead­ing and de­cep­tive.

This is also not about a woman’s right to abor­tion ei­ther. There ex­ists no such right in Cana­dian law.

A true Women’s Well­ness Pro­gram would an­nounce how many women they have en­abled to choose life for their child, which is a right of all hu­mans.

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