The recent Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, has kindled the age old national debate of pro choice or pro life. Do we reserve the right for women to abort a pregnancy be it that it’s their own body or do we give the right for an unborn baby to live? There are many organizations which advocate each side but all agree that when a mother’s life is in danger, her body is given precedence.
Our company supports groups like Indiana Right To Life, who protect right to life, especially those of unborn children. The same rule would apply to patients who are terminally ill and unconscious who are incapable of making the decision to continue or end life. Organizations like the NRLC, protect our most vulnerable citizens, whether they are at the beginning of life or the end of life.
Unfortunately not all Americans have this view and our country is split right down the middle. President Barack Obama made it the law to prevent states from defunding Planned Parenthood. This included states like Indiana who supported pro life and had some of the strictest abortion laws in the county. President Donald Trump ran his campaign advocating for the rights of unborn fetuses and later removed this law, defunding Planned Parenthood.
MedAssure is a solid medical waste provider and under no circumstances will it handle waste from facilities that are tagged as abortion clinics. Our company relies on the source of the medical waste to clearly identify what type of waste is being handled. As a general rule we stay away from facilities associated with Planned Parenthood. There are other medical waste companies that will treat these facilities but not MedAssure.
Roe v. Wade is the center of the debate but there is one person by the name Melissa Ohden who actually survived an abortion.
August 29, 1977 was a hot summer day in Kansas City and a mother was scheduled to go ahead with a saline infusion abortion. (This type of abortion consists of the doctor inserting a long needle into the sac of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby. The unborn fetus is then poisoned by swallowing the salty solution and is burned to death. Then the fetal remains are removed and disposed with a medical waste company that can legally accept fetal tissue.) After the abortion was complete the mother went to recover and the fetus was deposited into a special medical waste bin. Later that day a nurse heard crying from a pile of medical waste. She look inside and saw a crying fetus and quickly transported the baby to the NICU. This baby was Melissa Ohden and had survived a saline infusion abortion. She only learnt of the story many years later.
Melissa biggest challenged was forgiving her mother and grandmother for wanting to abort her. She struggled with alcohol and drug abuse but ended up using her story as a new drive to protect the lives of unborn children. Today she speaks on capitol hill making the claim for pro-life. Her book is available on Amazon and highly recommended.