The Associated Press reports that the only abortion clinic in central Arkansas is offering free abortions to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Jerry Edwards says, “If we didn’t provide it now, they would get it later — a late-term abortion that would give greater risk to the mother’s health.” Dr. Edwards says he has already provided six free abortions that would normally cost between $525 and $600.
The abortion clinic is called “Little Rock Family Planning Services” and was featured in this past Sunday’s New York Times in an article titled “Under Din of Abortion Debate, an Experience Shared Quietly.” The Times article tells the tragic stories of a number of women who came there to take the life of their unborn babies. Russell Moore and Al Mohler have both written fine responses to this article.
We should all be scandalized, however, at this latest AP report. Has our society really sunk so low that people now think the free termination of our children to be a charitable work? Not only does this compound the tragedy of abortion on demand in our country, but it also adds to the misery of these women, some of whom will likely experience the profound trauma of regret and heart-break that often follows abortion.