Par­tial-birth abor­tion is a dis­grace

Cecil Whig - - OPINION -

FROM: DAVID E. BOWER NORTH EAST

In the vice-pres­i­den­tial de­bate, Mike Pence man­aged to bring up the sub­ject of par­tial-birth abor­tion and was try­ing to ex­plain what it was when he was in­ter­rupted by both the mod­er­a­tor and Tim Kaine.

It got me to won­der­ing just how many young Amer­i­cans know about this hor­rific pro­ce­dure as op­posed to the reg­u­lar abor­tion. Both are deadly ef­fec­tive, but par­tial­birth abor­tion is in­fin­itely more hor­ri­ble. In a nor­mal abor­tion, the child is de­stroyed in the womb with med­i­cal tools which I will leave to your imag­i­na­tion. In this “D&X” pro­ce­dure, the abor­tion­ist is guided by ul­tra­sound as he reaches into the womb with for­ceps, turn­ing the child around so that he or she comes out feet first. The body is then pulled out, with the ex­cep­tion of the head which is left within the birth canal. Sharp­pointed scis­sors are jammed into the base of the baby’s skull (killing the baby) and then opened to en­large the wound. The scis­sors are then re­moved and suc­tion tub­ing is in­serted to draw out the brain tis­sue, col­laps­ing the head and mak­ing it eas­ier to re­move the child.

Graphic? Hor­ri­ble? Un­be­liev­able? It’s trag­i­cally true.

De­spite all this, some­times the baby sur­vives and is laid out on a hospi­tal ta­ble to die. Pro-abor­tion ad­vo­cates re­fer to this as “a form of late-term abor­tion,” not dar­ing to call it by its real name. If you are pro-choice and you sup­port Hil­lary Clin­ton, then that means you are OK with this.

I used to be a Demo­crat, but their ap­proval of abor­tion is the sin­gle big­gest rea­son that I am no longer.

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