The blog for Massachusetts Citizens for Life: the pro-life movement in the Bay State since 1973.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Does MCFL have any exceptions to abortion ban?
We have been receiving calls from the media and individuals who are sincerely interested in whether MCFL has any "exceptions".
As our Mission Statement says, we work to protect life from conception. So, once a baby is conceived, that baby should be protected.
We do not oppose procedures necessary to prevent the death of the mother from such medical conditions as tubal pregnancy or cancerous uterus. For these conditions, appropriate procedures are, respectively, a salpingectomy and a hysterectomy. Without these operations, both the mother and the child would die.
Such procedures are not abortions because their goal is not the death of the baby.
Rebecca Kiessling has an excellent piece on rape which puts the whole exception argument in a logical context.