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. Those of us who are pro-life tend to be Republican and generally do not support political candidates who advocate for abortion.
Yet within our party are some elected officials who believe babies are disposable. They argue that babies conceived of rape or incest are disposable. And some believe babies with birth defects should be culled from existence.
Case in point: Rep. Sarah Davis (R). In her July 20 article in the Houston Chronicle, she once again defended abortion, and claimed that government has no place in the abortion debate. Her words appear below regarding Texas’ abortion debate:
The omnibus abortion bill has serious problems. Part of the omnibus bill bans all abortions after 20 weeks gestation. Let me be clear: A five-month ban, with exceptions of life and health of the mother, severe fetal abnormality, and in cases of rape and/or incest, is very reasonable. However, many House Republicans rejected my effort to add these important exceptions when I offered them as an amendment. Without such exceptions, the ban is likely to be unconstitutional, and it has been deemed such by other courts.
Of course, those among the pro-choice contingent adore Sarah Davis, including those in the media who duplicitously “say” they are against abortion, yet defend pro-abortion politicians—and yes, we once again point to David Jennings of Big Jolly Politics. But we ask the obvious. Aren’t laws written to protect the innocent? Aren’t laws supposed to preserve life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Don’t babies deserve that right? And do Sarah Davis and her abortion apologists care that aborted babies undergo hideous torture as they are scalded, pickled or torn limb from limb? The fate of most of these babies is far worse than that of any Gitmo detainee, and certainly worse than the suffering of a woman being stoned under Sharia law.
Although Sarah Davis and her abortion apologists do not care about the barbaric murder of innocent children, the vast amount of Republicans do. Pro-life Republicans care very much, as witnessed in the recent pro-life victory at the state capitol—despite the children holding signs stating they’d “do” a senator and the “Hail Satan” taunts of abortion demonstrators.
Keep Government out of Wombs?
As far as “government has no place in the abortion debate,” we absolutely disagree. The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution DECRIES torture: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted,” and over the last century the US Supreme Court has ruled that torture is forbidden under this amendment. So why are babies tortured to death? Abortion is not the tidy problem-solving package it is touted to be. No, abortion inflicts a bloody, excruciating death sentence upon babies whose hearts are beating. These babies 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 excerpts from American Pregnancy (http://americanpregnancy.org/unplannedpregnancy/abortionprocedures).
- Methotrexate & Misoprostol (MTX): a medical abortion procedure used up to the first seven weeks of pregnancy. This medication combination is not as commonly used in the U.S. with the availability of mifepristone, which works more effectively for this use.
- Mifepristone and Misoprostol: a medical abortion procedure used up to the first seven to nine weeks of pregnancy. It can also be referred to as RU-486, the abortion pill and Mifeprex.
- Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA): a procedure used as early as 3 -12 weeks since the last period. Considered less invasive with only a local anesthesia being used on the cervix.
- Aspiration: a surgical abortion procedure used to terminate pregnancy up to 16 weeks from the last period. It can also be referred to as suction curettage, dilation and curettage (D & C) or vacuum aspiration.
- Dilation & Curettage (D & C): a surgical abortion procedure used to terminate a pregnancy up to 16 weeks gestation. It is also referred to as suction curettage or vacuum aspiration.
- Dilation & Evacuation (D & E): a surgical abortion procedure used to terminate a pregnancy after 16 weeks gestation.
- Induction Abortion: a rarely performed surgical procedure where salt water, urea, or potassium chloride is injected into the amniotic sac; prostaglandins are inserted into the vagina and pitocin is injected intravenously.
Third Trimester (Late Term Abortion):
- Induction Abortion: a rarely done surgical procedure where salt water, urea, or potassium chloride is injected into the amniotic sac; prostaglandins are inserted into the vagina and pitocin is injected intravenously.
- Dilation and Extraction (Partial Birth Abortion): a surgical abortion procedure used to terminate a pregnancy after 21 weeks of gestation. This procedure is also known as D & X, Intact D & X and Intrauterine Cranial Decompression.
I want to interject that that partial birth abortion involves turning the baby
into a breech position, pulling him or her by the feet through the birth canal until the neck shows, and cutting the baby’s spinal chord (at the base of the head) with scissors. Babies spasm at the pain, by the way. What a hideous way to be born… and be murdered.
You and I in the Womb
Each of us “non-aborted” human beings were nurtured from conception through birth and beyond. What is it like for a child in the womb?
I researched this and excerpt from www.clevelandclinic.org, although any Google search will hit on stages of development. It’s a reminder of what’s a stake as people ponder the rights of women vs. babies. Abortionists take heed as you fight so diligently to kill fellow human beings.
At just two months a baby’s facial features and ears are developing, as are fingers, toes and eyes. The brain, spinal cord and other neural tissue of the central nervous are well formed. As the digestive tract and sensory organs begin to develop, bone begins to replace cartilage. At three months, a baby’s arms, hands, fingers, feet, and toes are fully formed. At this stage babies can open and close their fists and mouths. Fingernails and toenails are beginning to form, as are the beginnings of teeth and reproductive organs. By the end of the third month, babies are fully formed and their organs and extremities continue to develop to become functional.
Circulatory and urinary systems are working, the liver produces bile—the baby’s most critical development has taken place.
During the fourth month, the baby’s heartbeat is audible (through Doppler), fingers and toes are well defined, and eyelids, eyebrows, eyelashes, nails, and hair are formed. Teeth and bones become denser. At this stage babies suck their thumbs, yawn, stretch, and make faces. The nervous system is starting to function. The reproductive organs and genitalia are now fully developed, and an ultrasound can indicate gender. The baby’s movement is noticeable as he or she exercises muscles (quickening). Hair begins to grow on the baby’s head.
Up until 20 weeks, it is “open season” on these babies. They are easy targets, easily killed. If not for Texas abortion legislation, full grown and fully viable babies would be fair game after 20 weeks.
I hope I’ve explained the urgency of abortion reform and the terrible toll taken on innocent babies. Abortion is a travesty. It is murder. Those who defend it, defend torture. 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 life. They, too, deserve to grow into womanhood and enjoy the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.