Wonders of the Internet: An Online Abortion Course At UCSF

UCSF's Online Abortion Course
UCSF’s Online Abortion Course

The Medical School University of California, San Francisco argues that we live in a genuinely sick and debased world. Their solution is to make it sick and debased in a more efficient and effective manner. To deliver that wonderful product they have come to enlighten us through the first online course in aborting people. Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications; taught by Dr. Jody Steinauer, is your way of learning how to properly snuff out that whinging, annoying human future. Exciting details follow below!

Abortion is a common experience for reproductive-aged women around the world.** In the US, half of all pregnancies are unintended and half of these end in abortion. (Finer 2013) Around the world, 43.8 million abortions were done in 2008 representing one fifth of all pregnancies. (Sedgh 2012) Abortion is safe and has lower morbidity and mortality than childbirth when carried out by trained practitioners in sanitary conditions (Raymond 2012)***, but nearly half of the abortions done in the world are unsafe, according to the WHO definition.

The propaganda is mighty with this one.

Despite its universality, abortion remains controversial and inaccessible for many women. Both the clinical and public health contexts of abortion are often excluded from curricula in medicine, nursing, and other health professions. Restrictions at the hospital or clinic level, and conscientious objection at the provider level compounded with legal restrictions further reduce women’s access to services.

Silly conscientious objectors! Can you believe this rabid pack of wing-nuts! Here are the crazy things they tell people.

…the discipline of public health, as a committee from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists observes, has traditionally focused on “reducing the frequency of unintended pregnancy” in their approach to abortion, a stance that matches American sex education’s focus on abstinence over safe sex practices in both its idealism and its implicit moralism.

Yes, the horrors of telling teenagers not to get impregnated before they pass 10th Grade. What would the lovely people at Planned Abortuary do for a living? Well The Daily Beast lauds the fact that the UCSF online course will allow people to escape the stigmas attached to abortion. This way the Internet can do for abortion what it did for child pornography and contraband marketing. Randall K. O’Bannon explains why some doctors and med school professors can’t get past their old-timey hang-ups.

the “stigma” and the negative emotions, may stem from the fact that many people recognize that abortion is the killing of human beings, something people find not just morally repulsive, but totally inconsistent with the practice of medicine, which is supposed to be dedicated to the preservation of human life.

So calling abortion a common experience amongst women is supposed to make us like it and accept it. I wonder how the Progressive political community that celebrates abortuary.com would react if the same argument was made in the course materials of an online class at a federally-funded medical school regarding HIV. It’s a common experience in the gay community. Let’s just adapt and not fight it anymore. Like The Dude in The Big Lebowski; we could all just abide.

Fortunately, not everyone in the medical profession has fallen or this particular iteration of The Milgram Experiment. OBGYNs seem to know more intimately than most of us that life is a miraculous thing. World Magazine allows us to leave this horror-show of the Post-modern American Managerial State on a grace note.

Donna Harrison, the executive director of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, told me. “Any OBGYN knows how to empty a uterus at any stage,” she said. “It’s just that most OBGYNs recognize that there are two patients.” A 2011 study published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology revealed that although 97 percent of OBGYNs had encountered a woman who desired an abortion, only 14 percent agreed to carry out the procedure.

Bless you, Donna Harrison. Warriors for Life like this woman give me hope that athwart the people like Dr. Jody Steinauer that the humanity of mankind will ultimately prevail and make the world a better place. Dr. Steinauer’s course will ultimately end up being just another creepy and disgusting thing polluting the Internet.

*-Not really, but only because they like Baby Dogs more than they like Baby Humans.
**-Like the way gunshot wounds and child soldiering are common experiences for school aged kids in The Congolese Republic. Like Ebola is becoming a common experience in Sierra Leone.
***-I offer you the condign example of Kermit Gosnell…Oh, wait.