The new, legal, certified stregas.
The same Governor who boasts of his work with Mother Teresa of Calcutta...
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation extending an ongoing pilot program allowing nurse practitioners and other clinicians to perform non-surgical abortions, his office announced this afternoon.I'm not sure if this is done elsewhere, if it isn't, I'm sure it will be, which for me, raises the question: "I thought abortion was legalized to prevent back alley abortions performed by midwives, and to provide for safe clinical abortions performed by real doctors?"
Senate Bill 623, by Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, was supported by Planned Parenthood and opposed by abortion rights opponents.
The bill extends until Jan. 1, 2014 a pilot program to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of allowing nurse practitioners, midwives and physician assistants to provide aspiration abortions. - Source
Even with that, considering the recent botched abortions at a couple of Planned Parenthood 'outlets', I'm not sure letting a nursing assistant do the dirty work will be all that safe - and it will come to that - letting the assistant do the routine work - and then the mid-wife will be certified as well. So how different is that from the neighborhood Strega performing an abortion for little Amelia Tuscolinni because she got knocked up by her cousin Vinni?
I say that because back in the day, in my neighborhood at least, there was a Strega - a witch. She got rid of the evil eye and gave advice (fortune telling), and she also did abortions. I never knew her name - my friends mothers did. One friend was taken to her after he came home sick from smoking cigarettes. Seriously - his mom thought he got the 'evil eye'. - he never told me where they went or who she was. These families were Neapolitan descent... I know! Other friends thought they knew who she was, but they couldn't tell me her name - claiming their mothers wouldn't confirm her identity - I think they were afraid of being cursed. Whoever she was, she could get rid of an unwanted pregnancy - and probably not just for the girls who got pregnant, but most likely for some of the moms with too many kids too.
To me the legalized abortion will be going down that same road. Some day there may be nurse practitioners at Walgreen's or Target - maybe even at the hair salon; "Get a bikini wax and an abortion special!" - "We perform routine aspiration abortions, Walk-ins welcome." I had to look up what an aspiration abortion is, it the type of abortion done by suction:
Vacuum or suction aspiration uses aspiration to remove uterine contents through the cervix. It may be used as a method of induced abortion, a therapeutic procedure used after miscarriage, or a procedure to obtain a sample for endometrial biopsy. The rate of infection is lower than any other surgical abortion procedure at 0.5%. Some sources may use the terms dilation and evacuation or "suction" dilation and curettage to refer to vacuum aspiration, although those terms are normally used to refer to distinct procedures. - WikiWhat a disgusting way to kill kids. I also think sometimes body parts can remain in the uterus. "Other complications occur at a rate of less than 1 per 100 procedures and include excessive blood loss, infection, injury to the cervix or uterus, including perforation, and uterine adhesions." How inconvenient for the poor mother. C'est dommage.
I rather think the collapse of civilization is well underway already.
I totally blame the parents.
Art: Tomie dePaola