I ran across this blog via pesky’apostrophe this morning. This woman, Molly, is very brave to post the detailed instructions to a DIY D&C abortion for the women of South Dakota who are no longer able to get a safe and legal abortion in their own state.
I think the point of this post goes beyond just making sure women have information on how to have the procedure properly performed. I mean, if you actually read the post, the way in which it is written is absolutely TERRIFYING! Molly does not take the subject lightly, and nowhere does she imply that it will be easy or that the results will absolutely be safe. The point, I believe, above all else is that we, women of the 21st century, in this great country we live in, are sometimes no better off than we were 100 years ago.
It is naive to think that this kind of thing wont happen. If a woman wants an abortion, she will get one. Whether it be ethical or not. If she can’t drive to another state and have one legally and safely, she will use a coat hanger, drink chemicals, use tweezers or whatever else she’s heard works. Or she can be informed and have someone do the procedure to her with these instructions and maybe she wont die from it.
I pray that the women of South Dakota will find alternatives. Another state if they’re able to drive there, or a doctor who would be willing to break the law for their safety.
I don’t know what to think about all of this. I don’t believe abortion is right ethically, but I also don’t believe women should be forced to put their lives at risk to get one. Because they will – we have to realize that.