Government and Abortion
The abortion debate will never cease… not as long as life is at stake. It is one of those life and death topics that polarizes political parties—with good reason. Some of us believe that once conceived, a baby is anchored with inalienable rights, and that human beings at any stage of life have personhood.
As more people are aware of what actually happens to a baby during an abortion, perhaps hearts will be changed. Many who support the “concept” of abortion know very little about abortion methods, which are sickening to fathom. It is undeniable that abortion takes a physical, emotional, and spiritual toll on women… but far worse are the consequences for babies: a gruesome, undeserved, cruel death.
Fair warning: if you choose to read ahead, do so with caution. This article is quite graphic and requires a strong stomach. I peel away the clinical, sanitized medical terminology and reveal abortion for what it is: torture.
Keep Government out of Wombs?
I believe it is possible to be pro-woman and anti-abortion. After all, how many females of all cultures and ethnicities are aborted each year? These girl babies are entitled to a future. They, too, deserve to grow into womanhood and enjoy the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
As far as the Left’s argument that “government has no place in the abortion debate,” many pro-life supporters absolutely disagree under the grounds of torture. There it is, the word “torture,” which so many pro-choice advocates ignore. Yet the Eighth Amendment clearly states, “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” So why are babies tortured to death, especially when the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled for the past century that torture is forbidden?
Abortion is an excruciating death sentence forced upon helpless babies whose hearts are beating. These babies receive no anesthesia, no painkillers, no numbing agents… and if they were dogs or cats, PETA would be screaming about cruelty. These babies are alive and feel pain. Just ask the jurors at the Kermit Gosnell abortion trial. They know. And if you don’t believe or understand the tortures of abortion, read the following common methods of killing preborn babies. A simple search on the Internet will yield a lot of sanitized verbiage about abortion methods, so when you Google abortion, add “pro life” to your search to get a complete picture.
Methotrexate, Misoprostol, Mifepristone
Also referred to as RU-486, the abortion pill, and Mifeprex. Mifepristone is most commonly used in the U.S. Methotrexate is a cancer drug that slows the growth of cancer cells. When used in abortion, it kills the baby’s cells and life-support system and causes death. Misoprostol stimulates contractions allowing the mother to expel the aborted baby, placenta and uterus lining.
Vacuum Aspiration / Dilation & Curettage (D & C):
Terminates a pregnancy up to 16 weeks. The abortionist uses surgical tools to dismember the baby limb from limb (while alive), and suctions body parts through a cannula, along with amniotic fluid and placenta. Any remaining parts are scraped out of the uterus with a surgical instrument called a curette.
A chemical “pickling” of the baby, in which salt water, urea, or potassium chloride is injected into the amniotic sac. The baby swallows and “breathes” this chemical cocktail and endures salt poisoning, dehydration, brain hemorrhage and convulsions before dying in agony. Mothers report feeling frenzied movements as their babies react to the chemical scalding. This induction method has become less popular because, incredibly, some babies survive the process and are born hideously disfigured and clinging to life.
Dilation and Evacuation
The D&E method of abortion is generally favored during the second trimester and up to 28 weeks. The baby’s arms and legs are dismembered, often causing the baby to bleed to death before the limbs are removed piece by piece. Medical textbooks and sworn court testimony describe how the abortionist pulls off the arms and legs, and crushes the skulls of larger babies so that fragments can pass through the cervix.
Dilation and Extraction—Partial Birth Abortion
Performed after 21 weeks and up to full term. Also known as Intrauterine Cranial Decompression, D & X, and Intact D & X. Now “outlawed” in the US, there are exceptions. I found a Guttmacher Institute article dated September 2013 at www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/spib_BPBA.pdf which goes into details. Note that the Guttmacher Institute is perhaps best known for its former affiliation with and funding by Planned Parenthood.
My description of the procedure: a viable preborn infant is delivered, except for the head. This is because the baby is forced into a breach position and pulled feet first through the birth canal. The baby’s legs, torso and arms are “born” while the head is still in the birth canal. As long as the baby has not drawn a breath, the infant can be legally killed by scissors, which are used to cut the spinal chord. The baby’s arms and legs flail and spasm as the cut is inflicted. The scissor blades are then spread to create a gaping hole in the baby’s head, into which a tube is inserted to suction out the baby’s brains.
Visit Human Life International (www.hli.org/cloning/201?task=view) for a layman’s version of the Partial Birth Abortion method, cited below:
“An abortionist considering a D&X has two problems. He wants to abort a viable preborn baby of seven or eight month’s gestation who has an 80 percent chance of surviving birth. This baby’s muscles and cartilage have toughened to the point where it is virtually impossible to chop him or her apart without harming the mother. Since the baby is probably viable, the abortionist also faces the prospect of the “dreaded complication”— a live, crying newborn baby. Therefore, he must make sure the baby dies before he or she is fully “delivered.”
He therefore uses forceps to twist one of the baby’s legs and pull it out through the birth canal. The ripping of muscles and breaking of bones causes the baby unspeakable agony, for even pro-abortionists acknowledge that seven-month and eight-month preborn babies definitely feel pain. Then the abortionist punctures the back of the baby’s head with sharp scissors and spreads the blades, tearing a massive hole in the soft part of the baby’s skull. Finally, he vacuums out the baby’s brains and completes the delivery in just a few seconds.”
Over 54 million preborn lives have ended since Roe v. Wade. Even “Roe” (Norma McCorvey) has come out against abortion, regretting her part in the landmark case. Today, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in abortion.
The National Pro-Life Alliance describes partial birth abortion as a “barbaric blot” on our nation’s history.” I call it fetal euthanasia and legal infanticide. In April 2007 the Supreme Court upheld the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. The federal law includes no health exception, yet some states and many pro-choice groups lobby constantly to “work around” the federal ban.
The recent debate in Austin gives hope to the pro-life movement in an ongoing fight by conservative lawmakers to ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation in Texas. No baby should be “fair game,” and stopping late term abortion is a moral mission. God bless the legislators who respect life.
I hope I’ve explained the urgency of abortion reform and the terrible toll taken on innocent babies. Much more at is at stake than a “woman’s right to choose.” Abortion is the murder of human beings. Those who defend it, defend unspeakable torture.