Saturday, February 04, 2006

Teh Stoopid Strikes Again

2006-JAN-11: Abortion access in Jamaica: According to, after the Government of Jamaica learned that the fatality rate for teenage mothers who receive abortions was 16%, they proposed a change in legislation that would give women access to abortion. (The death rate in the U.S. is about 0.001% which is much lower than the maternal mortality rate resulting from giving birth). The Medical Association of Jamaica supports the government's move, believing that it would decrease the death rate. The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, Lawrence Burke, has criticized allowing women to choose abortion. He has stated that maternal health is best served by locking up criminals who perform illegal abortions. 1

This is a news bit from, and man is it full of teh stoopid.

First of all, yay for Jamaica.

Secondly, though, WTF is with that last statement? The best way to protect women from illegal abortions is to lock up abortion doctors? Huh? I guess they don't have bleach or other caustic products that women will use to try to abort? They don't have any kind of wire in Jamaica? Nothing? I guess that kind of stuff is only reserved for teh evil borshun millz.

Dumb. Just dumb.

1 comment:

[Lily.] said...

Hahahah, right!?

F3tus buddies! Yipee!