Wednesday, January 19, 2011

RE: DA: Pa. abortion doc killed 7 babies with scissors

This story brought tears to my eyes when I read it. I was filled with so much anger and hurt that it brought tears to my eyes. It really pissed me off to know that it was someone, a man of all people, that was purposely targeting minority women to perform these illegal procedures on. I personally have had an abortion, and when you're trying to make that decision your mind is all over the place. You're thinking; should I continue this pregnancy? Can I afford another mouth to feed? Am I mentally and emotionally ready to be a mother? How will I get the money? I mean the list goes on! But I say that to say; this doctor prayed on women who were desperate and just blatantly took advantage of them for the sake of money! But what really struck a nerve was the fact that he would preform these procedures on white women in a room separate from the women of color. How ridiculous is that?? And his argument was because they were more likely to file a law suit!! This story exemplifies more than ever why we should research our doctors prior to getting procedures done. Like in this story, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was certified in family practice not obstetrics-gynecology. It's little things like this that we need to pay attention too ladies! Just because he had MD after his/her name or a Dr. in front doesn't mean that they are automatically certified to perform the service you need. Ask questions it's o.k. because those questions could possibly save your life.

3 comments:

placenta sandwich said...

I agree with your post, and for sure that this guy was providing illegal abortions AND abortions he wasn't trained to do...but just FYI you CAN provide abortions without being an OB/GYN. It's just less common because there are fewer resources for abortion training outside of OB/GYN...but a couple of my very favorite providers are actually in family medicine!

Also, Gosnell is charged with the murder of at least one woman who died in his care. The headlines keep focusing on the infants but he also caused injury and death to many women; this one woman is the only one they could gather enough evidence on.

Gaylon said...

when poor women don't have access this is what happens!

NICHOLE said...

This story brought such tears to my eyes too. What a horrible man.