An op-ed from the Hill proved to be not only horrifying to some, but insulting to others. The main theme was that pro-life people and anti-vaccine people, or anti-vaxxers, are similar.
And how are they similar?
Allegedly because they “lack safe, evidence-based medical practices.”
As reported by The Hill:
As a nurse practicing for the past 10 years, I’ve see the recent rise of the anti-vax movement as well as the anti-abortion movement as symptoms of a lack of understanding of safe, evidence-based medical practices.
Falsehoods based on flawed logic at times appear louder than the facts from medical providers. This is especially true when the president of the United States falsely accuses medical providers of executions, preferring to garner support with revulsion rather than facts.
Witnessing these emotional issues debated in the public forum is disheartening. My job is to prevent illness in my patients and to treat their diseases as they occur. I advise patients to receive vaccinations. I refer patients to another provider for an abortion if they request it and my decisions are based on medical facts, evidence and protocol.
Oh, illogical op-ed… How I love thee… Shall I count the ways?
#1 …a lack of understanding of safe, evidence-based medical practices
You could argue that vaccination almost always results in protection of disease without death, but it’s not 100% safe, which is why the anti-vax movement started. And as someone once said, abortion is the most “un-safe” practice of all time because it just about ALWAYS ends in death.
#2 …the POTUS falsely accuses medical providers of executions
The president is 100% correct in the definition of the word which is defined as “carrying out the death of another individual.” How is that a false accusation? Do you leave your babies alive? You don’t? Then where did all the people from abortionsurvivors.com come from? Oh, from BOTCHED abortions? My mistake.
#3 …Witnessing emotional issues debated in public is disheartening
Witnessing emotional issues is part of LIFE, princess. And if we’re talking about the life-organ of babies, then abortion is LITERALLY “dis-heartening. Ponder that.
#4 …I refer patients to another provider for an abortion if they request it and my decisions are based on medical facts, evidence and protocol.
How can you claim to base your decision on “medical facts” when you just stated that you “refer patients to another provider if they request it?” [my emphasis] What madness! And they wonder why it’s called “on-demand?”
In conclusion, I don’t really have a strong opinion about anti-vaxxing, as you may be able to tell.
I do have a STRONG opinion about murder (abortion or otherwise).
And as far as comparing the two, I couldn’t disagree more with the assessment in the Hill’s op-ed.
That’s not just because I disagree with most of the assertions made, or because I would see pro-life as good and anti-vaxxing as bad.
It’s merely because I see anti-vaxxing and pro-life as opposites.
As reported by Newsbusters:
In what world are vaccines comparable to abortions? Vaccines save lives, prevent horrible diseases and are recommended for everyone, whereas abortions take lives, cause horrible pain and are supposed to never be wanted by anyone.
I think that just about says it all.
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