Two links for your outrage, amusement and edification

I’m not quite sure how to describe this one without giving away the whole weird little joke.  Suffice to say that it’s quick and amusing.

As for this one, you’ll be interested to know that Britain’s Royal College of Obstetricians (“RCO”) believes women should be advised that, generally speaking, abortions are better for their physical health than having a baby.  This is technically correct, but so morally appalling, I’m at a loss for words.  The same RCO also says that there’s no merit to the studies that abortions left some women mentally damaged or bereft:

The guidance also says that women who are deciding whether to have an abortion must be told that most do not suffer any psychological harm. Until now, their advice has been that while rates of psychiatric illness and self-harm in women are higher among those who had an abortion, there was no evidence that termination itself was likely to trigger psychological problems.

In other words, mostly crazy ladies have abortions….  Yeah, that’s a club I want to join.  Please read the whole thing over at Brutally Honest.

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  • Danny Lemieux

    Whooops! N-n-n-no, Book! The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has said this. Therefore, all obstetricians and gynaecologists except a few crackpot dissenters believe this. It is orthodoxy. To say otherwise is anathema.
    Now, go rattle your Birkenstocks in an act of penance.

  • SnoopyTheGoon

    Thanks for the link. Glad you liked this one.

  • Tonestaple

    I believe the Muslim rule for this situation is no abortion after 120 days after conception and the acceptable reasons for abortion are pretty limited.  So the RCOG has just provided one more way for Britain to commit suicide. 

    Which reminds me, James Burnham’s classic should probably be updated:  The All New Revised and Updated Suicide of the West.  Doesn’t that sound like fun?

  • Libby

    Well, that’s just depressing. Clearly no one is concerned about the baby’s health.
    (On a side note, my son had his own Pediatric Cardiologist at 21 weeks gestation, and his own surgeon at 34 weeks gestation, and his doctors were determined to keep him as healthy as possible, both during and after my pregnancy)
    It’s also true that it’s safer for a woman to abstain from sex – for preventing those unhealthy pregnancies, as well as STDs, and it’s better for a woman’s overall emotional health to have fewer partners. Think the RCO makes a stand on abstinence? Yeah, probably not.

  • Charles Martel

    On the first link, Book, it occurs to me that the Islamic dunderheads that run Iran, as used as they are to complex calligraphy, could well read into the logo what they claim to see there.

    In the Islamic world, artists constantly strive to create beautiful patterns from Arabic script that glorify Allah while pleasing the eye. Since Allah loves only Muslims, you can see why kaffirs would defile such a lovely practice for their own vile ends.

  • Tonestaple

    I just thought I’d stroll over to the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and see what’s what.  Turns out that you’ve all been making a terrible mistake here.  There’s no such thing as abortion in the UK.  They have “induced termination of pregnancy.”  Isn’t that lovely?  (OK, I lied – they still use the A-word, but isn’t that a great bureaucratic euphemism?)