National Organization for Women president Terry O’Neill said that contraception and abortion prevents the heartbreak of infant mortality. Does that mean if you don’t want to experience the heartbreak of a loved one growing old and dying of natural causes, it would be okay to kill that person? CNS News reported:
“We have a premature birth crisis in this country that can be directly linked to our failure to provide adequate contraception and abortion care,” said O’Neill in a commentary for the Huffington Post.
“About half of pregnancies in the U.S. each year are unintended, and for those women who carry their pregnancies to term (more than half do), the prognosis is anything but great,” she said. “They not only experience higher rates of premature birth, but also are more likely to have inadequate prenatal care, low birth weight and small size infants, maternal depression and anxiety.”
“From a public health point of view,” said O’Neill, “abortion care, no less than contraception, is an essential measure to prevent the heartbreak of infant mortality, and to prevent another tragedy as well — maternal death.”
In what universe does it make sense to kill a baby in order to prevent that baby from dying? How does that even make sense?
Later on in her article, O’Neill lamented that some 30 babies die every day in the U.S. the same day they’re born. Her solution to this problem is to kill more babies.
She thinks that 30 babies dying every day is a big number. I would agree. But compare that with Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers. According to their 2013 – 2014 annual report, they killed nearly 900 babies a day for a year. She thinks that it’s better to murder babies than to take care of them.