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By Hendrik van der Breggen, The Stream, Nov. 9, 2020

Hendrik van der Breggen, PhD, is a retired philosophy professor who lives in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada.


Hendrik van der BreggenWhen it comes to abortion, it’s time for adults to stop sleeping and start thinking.

Essential Health Care?

According to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, “Abortion is an essential health care service.”

No, it’s not.

Dr. Kendra Kolb, a neonatologist, stated this in 2019:

There is no medical reason why the life of the child must be directly and intentionally ended with an abortion procedure.

Yes, treatments for ectopic pregnancies occur, but they’re not abortions. Yes, treatments for heart disease or cancer can involve pre-term deliveries that might result in the death of a child, but they’re not abortions.  ….