Tue, 26/05/2009 - 21:08 - dangibas |
According to this article in the Star: There is one abortion for every five pregnancies in the country, according to a random survey by several private clinics. Sin Chew Daily quoted the Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia chairman Dr Choong Sim Poey as saying that although the abortion rate in Malaysia was not higher than that in the Western countries, it was on par with the figure in developing countries. “The highest number of abortions among ASEAN countries is in Vietnam, where there is one abortion for every three pregnancies. “This is because their awareness on contraception is not very high,” he said. Dr Choong said he was disappointed that abortion was not available to women in public hospitals. “This will cause many women to delay undergoing abortion and encourage the proliferation of such services in the black market. “Due to this reason, many private hospitals are charging exorbitant fees to perform abortions. “Some private hospitals are charging RM2,000 to RM3,000 while some are asking for RM200 to RM300,” he said, adding that according to statistics by the police, there were at least 100 abandoned babies a year. If there is one abortion in every five pregnacies then almost 1 in 5 mothers has committed a criminal offense because abortion is Illegal in Malaysia unless the mothers life is in danger (and there must be collaborative corroborated evidence to support the diagnosis). It's unlikely that 1 in 5 mothers are almost at deaths door by carrying a baby. This means that only if carrying the baby will directly with absolute certainty kill the mother can an abortion be carried out. Dr Choong has what motives for campaigning in support of a crime in such a deceptive manor? The illegal abortion centres actually create their own business. If these centers are wiped out and the evil, profiteering scum that operate them jailed then people will take more care with contraception and responsibility / religious duties. If a pill existed that made hangovers history then people will care less about getting drunk. If a pill existed that made it impossible to get addicted to nicotine then more people will care less about smoking. Consequesnces exist because they need to. People create their own futures. Don't play God - because no one is - playing god is the devils work.