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Partial-birth abortion

I was reintroduced to today's topic by an article I found about the "Justice Sunday II" conclave in Nashville yesterday. The article by Reuters correspondent Pat Harris at first seemed fair and objective, kindly calling the organizers "conservative Christians" rather than far-right kooks, as so many other liberal media so often are wont to do. I was feeling quite glowing toward Reuters until I came to: "a procedure that its critics call 'partial-birth' abortion...." Jesus made clear that the most dangeous wild beasts (ferocious wolfes, the Lord called them) come in "sheep's clothing." Just so, Reuters had set up its readers for glowing warmth by soft-pedaling its animus and then delivered a sucker punch you would expect only from the likes of Senator Ted Kennedy or a NARAL representative. The abortions that Reuters chooses to cast doubt about existing are described in detail elsewhere, as follows:

Brenda Pratt Shafer, a registered nurse from Dayton, Ohio, assisted Dr. Haskell in a Partial Birth Abortion on a 26-1/2 week (over 6 months) pre-born baby boy. She testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee (on 11/17/95) about what she witnessed. According to nurse Shafer, the baby was alive and moving as the abortionist “delivered the baby’s body and arms—everything but the head. The doctor kept the baby’s head just inside the uterus. The baby’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping, 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 baby does when he thinks 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. Now the baby was completely limp.”

It took me less than 10 seconds to find this description, along with much additional information (surely Reuters has heard of Google?). Why is Reuters withholding this information fiom its readers and misleading them by pretending that only kooks believe that the human atrocity of partial-birth abortion exists?

The article cited above, from the web site "Abortion," concludes:

Abortion Facts.comWhile most babies are in their 20th to 24th week when aborted in this manner, babies are aborted as late as the ninth month! This was admitted to by abortionist Dr. McMahon who, in 1995, submitted to the House Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee a graph and explanation that showed he aborted healthy babies even in the third trimester!

As disturbing as this sounds, these are the facts. In this country medical doctors are partially delivering babies and then killing them. These babies are inches from being born. Many could be born and placed directly in the loving arms of childless couples for adoption. Instead, they are cruelly killed. Some call this abortion. No matter what you call it, you cannot alter the reality - 4 more inches out of the womb and this act would be called murder.

I'm not one to quibble. I'd call it murder anyway. And any news agency refusing to tell the truth about it, I'd say, is an accessory to murder after the fact.

—Webmaster Jon Kennedy


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