Monday, November 01, 2004

Choice.....Or Murder

Exert from the Prattville/Autauga County Gazette

Partial Birth Abortion:

"The mother was six months pregnant. The baby's heartbeat was clearly visible on the ultrasound screen. The doctor went in with forceps and grabbed the baby's legs and pulled them down in to the birth canal. Then he delivered the baby's body and the arms----everthing but the head. The doctor kept the baby's head just inside the uterus. The baby's little fingers were clasping and unclasping and his feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors through the back of his head, and the baby's arms jerked out in a flinch, a startle reaction, like a bay does when he thinks that he might fall. The doctor opened up the scissors , stuck a high-powered suction tube into the opening and sucked the baby's brains out."

One abortionist is quoted in the New York Times that some mothers find such abortions comforting because after the "procedure", the small body can be "dressed and held" so the mother can "say goodbye."

Another abortionist at the Dayton clinic is quoted as saying that 80% of these procedures are elective.***
***From Newsweek, December 11, 1995 (George F. Will)

Most of you know very well my stance on abortion, as I stated most recently here. The idealist in me would like to see abortions made completely illegal, except in the most extreme cases (rape, incest, or a serious risk to the mother). The realist in me, however, realizes that this will most likely never happen. Most of my objectivism friends, (The Mighty Sicilian, and the Omnipotent Neil) do support abortions, in the early stages of pregnancy, when the fetus cannot survive outside the womb, has no consciousness, feels no pain etc... I understand this point, I don't agree, but I understand it. But I cannot begin to fathom, why any woman would willingly, and for no health related reasons what-so-ever, would "elect" to undergo this procedure. What really strikes me as bizarre is that the same people who support this procedure are for the most part the same people that call capital punishment barbaric. Un-effing-believable.