This is the most deceptive argument for aborting a child that exists today, yet those who support abortion argue that it is an essentially protected right that every expectant mother should have at her disposal when she chooses to abort her baby.
In 1973, when the Supreme Court decriminalized abortion, it made two decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. It is in this second decision, Doe v. Bolton, that the Supreme Court defined what a “health of the mother” abortion is.
According to Justice Blackmun, the doctor’s medical judgment as to the health of the mother may be “exercised in the light of all factors—physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age—relevant to the well being of the patient.”
The World Health Organization defines health of the mother as “any condition that might impact her physical, emotional, psychological or financial well being”.
The Supreme Court adopted this definition, effectively extending abortion on demand for the full nine months of pregnancy for nearly any reason you can think of, which is why on its face “health of the mother” is simply ridiculous. Abortion should not be committed against a preborn baby for any reason at any time.