Abortion-related deaths and post-abortion effects
An abortion leaves at least one person dead and one other person wounded, but the
proponents of abortion characterize it as risk-free.
Busted for Illegal Abortions Commits Suicide in His Jail Cell. A man accused of committing illegal underground
abortions without a license was found dead at the Clark County Detention Center where he was being held without bond pending
trial. Rick Van Thiel, 54, was found hanged in an apparent suicide on July 21, 2017. Van Thiel was arrested and
jailed in September, 2015, for conducting abortions and other quack medical treatments out of a grimy trailer in his junk-cluttered
back yard. A local news reporter dubbed it the "Trailer of Terror."
Dies After Receiving Late Term Abortion In New Mexico. A 23 year-old woman has died from a late term abortion
in the nation's largest abortion facility named Southwestern Women's Options in New Mexico. There are always risks with
an abortion, whether it is late term or not. But the further along you are, the higher the odds that something
catastrophic will happen and they won't be able to stop the bleeding. This facility promotes abortions through
all nine months of pregnancy.
Aborts Her Baby at Planned Parenthood Then Commits Suicide Later That Day. In a story that emphasizes the human
tragedy of abortion, Mark Gietzen of the Kansas Coalition for Life, has shared a tragic report of a young woman who received
an abortion at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Overland Park, Kansas, then committed suicide later that
day. When Planned Parenthood or any other abortionist attempts to say they "save" lives, this is one instance that
proves they are dead wrong. We hope it serves as an exhortation to those who offer help to abortion-bound and abortion
vulnerable pregnant women to remain steadfast. When a pro-lifer persuades a mother not to abort her baby, it may be
that there is more than one life being saved.
Parenthood Killed His Sister in a Botched Abortion, Now He's Demanding Justice. The grieving brother of a young
woman who died last year after a botched abortion at Planned Parenthood is fighting to protect other moms and unborn
babies. The Church Militant reports Tyler Sheppard, who now is pro-life, stood with other pro-lifers in Michigan
earlier this month to demand justice for his sister, Cree Erwin, and her unborn child. Erwin was found dead in her
mother's home on July 4, 2016, three days after having an abortion at a Kalamazoo Planned Parenthood.
pro-abortion study completely lies to women about the mental health costs of their 'choice'. Liberals are
reveling over a recently published study that declares women who undergo abortions do not experience negative mental health
effects. Despite the fact that the findings are dubious, defying decades of arguments presented by pro-life advocates
who have argued the exact opposite, the implications for public policy that institutionalizes evil are too grave to be
ignored. As the pro-abortion voice grows louder in this country, the pro-life movement must be prepared to pivot and
adapt to combat progressive lies with irrefutable truth. The research and its bold conclusions from the JAMA Network
study have been presented by progressive media outlets as a victory for "science-denying" abortion advocacy groups.
Bans Ad Featuring Kids with Down Syndrome Because it Might Make Women Who Aborted Their Disabled Kids Uncomfortable.
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. According to the official WDSD website, the annual event "is a global awareness day
which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012." The stated goal of the day is to "help raise awareness of
what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and
communities." To commemorate World Down Syndrome Day, the organization made a two-minute commercial titled: "Dear Future
Mom." The commercial features a letter from a scared mother, whose child has been prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome.
"I'm scared: what kind of life will my child have?" the mother asks. Then, young people with Down syndrome from all over
the world answer her.
Dies After Botched Legal Abortion, Frantic 911 Call: She's "Not Breathing At All". Operation Rescue has
obtained a 911 recording and Computer Aided Dispatch transcript that indicates a patient of Preterm, a Cleveland, Ohio,
abortion clinic, has died. Records, which were obtained through a public records request, show that at 10:59 a.m. on
Friday, March 21, 2014, an employee of Preterm dialed 911 and reported to a dispatcher there was a 22-year-old female
patient at the clinic who was not breathing at all.
Rushed to Hospital After Late-Term Abortion Clinic Loses Power, Has No Backup Generator. As smoke billowed from
an accidental gas explosion a few blocks away, an ambulance arrived at a late-term abortion facility in Portland, Oregon, to
transport a patient to a hospital emergency room. The incident took place on October 19, 2016. The misnamed Lovejoy
Surgicenter conducts abortions "through 23 weeks or occasionally longer on a case-by-case basis," according to its website.
This makes the Lovejoy Surgicenter one of 40 abortion facilities in America that openly do abortions at 24 weeks or later.
Late-term abortions pose significantly higher risks to women than the first trimester variety. The gas explosion took out power
to the Lovejoy Surgicenter abortion facility and surrounding area. During the outage, pro-life activists snapped photos as
emergency responders loaded a young patient, who appeared to be 15 or 16 years old, into the ambulance. Whether or not
she was a late-term abortion patient is unknown at this time.
Abortion Regrets. Looking
back with regret, the women in the video talk about their abortions. [Video clip]
Panel To Investigate Late-Term Abortionist Who Sent A Dozen Women To The ER. A U.S. House panel will investigate late-term
abortionist LeRoy Carhart, who has sent at least a dozen women to the hospital after botching abortion procedures. Carhart's clinic
in Germantown, Maryland, is one of a few clinics in the nation that perform late-term abortions. Since December, at least five women
have suffered a medical emergency at Carhart's hands. "Reports regarding the Germantown clinic are deeply troubling, both for the
sake of babies whose lives are ended so close to — and possibly even after — birth and for the sake of the women
who have been rushed from that clinic to the hospital with increasing frequency," Committee Chairwoman Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., said
in a statement Wednesday [5/11/2016], the Washington Examiner reported.
panel issues subpoenas in probe of late-term abortionist. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce will use
its Select Investigative Panel to investigate late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart. Public reports show at least almost
half-a-dozen women have been hospitalized since December while seeking an abortion at his Germantown, Md., abortion
clinic. The clinic is one of the few in the country that performs abortions during the third trimester.
Mom Was Killed During A Botched Abortion. Now She's Scored A Big Win Over The People Responsible. Less than one
week before filming begins for a much-anticipated expose on convicted murderer and abortionist Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia
judge has awarded $4 million to the daughter of a woman who died at Gosnell's clinic due to a botched abortion. The
funds include $550,000 under the Wrongful Death Act, $100,000 under the Survival Act and $3.25 million in punitive damages.
The Abortion Industry: Corrupt to the
Core. [Scroll down] To understand the real world impact of all this, all one has to do is watch the heartbreaking
interview with Deborah Cardamone on the Life Dynamics website, SafeAndLegal.com. Ms. Cardamone describes what happened when her
beautiful 18-year-old daughter, Marla, was deceived into having an abortion she didn't want. In the end, not only was Deborah's
grandchild dead, so was Marla.
Pain is Grounded in Science. On Thursday [1/22/2015], hundreds of thousands of people
will march peacefully up Constitution Avenue to remind their fellow citizens of a silent tragedy
that pierces the heart of a nation. From all over the country, they will gather because in the
42 years since the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade, we have lost 57 million unborn
babies. Countless mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents, friends and abortion workers have
been wounded by the shockwaves of abortion. This is the terrible legacy of legalized abortion
in the United States.
Suspended N.J. abortion doctor asks
judge to consider 'good faith' behind his actions. The board in 2010 found [Steven] Brigham's "continued
practice presents a clear and imminent danger" to the public after an 18-year-old woman who was 21½ weeks
pregnant suffered a lacerated uterus and bowel and needed emergency surgery. She had been injected with an
abortion-triggering medication, digoxin, in his Voorhees office, and drove to his clinic in Elkton, Md., about an
hour away, where she was injured while the fetus was being removed.
Study Confirms Evidence of Abortion/Breast Cancer Link. Growing evidence confirms that
abortions take more than an emotional toll on those who obtain them. A new study, completed in
January and released at the end of April, finds that women who have had abortions are 180 percent
more likely to develop breast cancer, confirming evidence found in a number of similar studies
around the world. The study, led by Dr. Unmesh Takalkar, a consultant surgeon and chief medical
director at United CIIGMA Hospital in India and an endoscopic surgeon and fellow at Johns Hopkins,
focused on 220 women in Aurangabad, India, and found that the odds of developing breast cancer
increased with the number of abortions a woman had had.
TV Star Commits Suicide After Depression Triggered by Her Abortion; U.S. Media Accounts Omit Abortion. Abortion proponents push for easy
access to abortion, deemphasizing its after-affects to the point they absolutely refuse to acknowledge post-abortion depression, which further
incapacitates those actually living through it.
Woman Angry about not being sufficiently warned About Chemical Abortion Dangers and Side Effects. They say that chemical abortions are safe, rather
simple, sort of like a "heavy period," that women get all the medical attention they need, that they are glad to be able to abort in the privacy of their own
homes. Try telling that to "Kay," a married, "pro-choice" doctoral student in her late twenties who went through a horrific chemical abortion earlier this
year courtesy of her area Planned Parenthood.
Fox News Exposes Abortion Clinic
Injuring Woman in Botched Abortion. As LifeNews reported, an ambulance arrived at Germantown Reproductive Health Services, a late-term
abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland, to transport yet another woman victimized by a botched abortion to a local hospital.
Sins Of The Fourth Estate
(Part II). Besides the death of a baby, nearly 67% of all abortions result in some type of physical complication; many
have resulted in total hysterectomies; women have suffered cervical incompetence or had post-operative hemorrhage.
Head Found Inside Patient of Michigan Abortionist. A Michigan abortionist whose clinic was shut down in 2012 faces allegations
from a doctor who found a severed infant's head inside the body of one of his patients. In an email read by Michigan state Sen. Tonya
Schuitmaker (R-Lawton), a Muskegon OB/GYN has urged the state to revoke the medical license of abortionist Dr. Robert Alexander.
Late-term abortion nightmare in Germantown,
Maryland. Attention must be paid to this terrible story out of Maryland, where Leroy Carhart, notorious late-term
abortionist and hero of the Left, continues to provide "healthcare" to women by ending the lives of their fully-formed, third-trimester
babies. In this case, the young mother was also killed.
A New Understanding of the
Trauma of Abortion. The pro-life movement has long endeavored to understand the complex emotional struggle behind a
woman's decision to continue or abort an unplanned pregnancy. To explore the dynamics of this dilemma and to aid pro-life
groups in assisting women in crisis, the Vitae Foundation in Jefferson City, Missouri pioneered a series of landmark studies on
women and abortion.
Dies in Partial-Birth Abortion Performed by Doctor Linked to Sebelius. According to reports, on Feb. 7th, 29-year old
Jennifer Morbelli died due to complications from a late-term abortion performed by Dr. LeRoy Carhart, an abortion doctor celebrated by
the left and embraced by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Major News Media Ignore Woman's Reported Botched
Abortion Death. A 29-year-old woman died Thursday [2/7/2013] after undergoing a late-term abortion at the Maryland clinic
operated by the notorious Dr. LeRoy Carhart. However, despite Carhart's international reputation, no major news organization is
covering the reported death. The victim, who was eight months pregnant, traveled from out of state to the Germantown Reproductive
Health Center that Carhart operates in suburban Montgomery County, about 20 miles from Washington, D.C.
Yet Another Ambulance
at Yet Another Abortion Clinic. Sadly, we bring you another in the long string of ambulances at abortion clinics this year. This
incident took place at Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois.
Women's Tragic Deaths Refute Planned Parenthood's Claims of Consistent, Quality Patient Care.
Substandard patient care is a long-standing and all-too-common problem in the abortion industry. Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, likes
to pretend that it is "above the fray," repeatedly assuring Americans that it provides consistent, quality patient care. As with many of the abortion giant's public
assurances, this promise has proven empty for Tonya Reaves, Diana Lopez, Holly Patterson, and an unknown number of other American women.
Abortionists ordered to warn of serious suicide risk.
A federal appeals court affirmed the last provision of a long-disputed informed consent law today, ruling that the state of South Dakota can require
abortionists to inform women seeking to terminate the lives of their unborn baby that they face an increased risk of suicide. Attorney
Harold J. Cassidy called the decision of the full 8th Circuit Court of Appeals "a fabulous victory for the women of the state of
A Pro-life Victory in South Dakota.
Pro-lifers received good news this Tuesday [7/24/2012] when the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a provision of South Dakota's informed-consent
law requiring that women be told that there is an increased risk of suicide following abortion. Many mainstream-media outlets are criticizing
this decision arguing that there is little evidence linking abortion to a higher risk of suicide. However, an amicus brief submitted by Americans
United for Life cited five peer-reviewed studies which show that abortion leads to an increased risk of suicide. In fact, the case might be
stronger than the court realized. A 2012 study in the journal Economic Inquiry showed statistically significant declines in female
teen suicide rates after pro-life parental involvement laws took effect.
Woman dies after abortion at Planned Parenthood clinic. A woman died of injuries she received
during an abortion at a [Chicago] Planned Parenthood clinic Friday [7/20/2012]. [...] An autopsy done Saturday listed the woman's cause of death to be
hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, as well as an intrauterine pregnancy as contributing causes, according to the medical examiner's
office. Her death was ruled an accident.
Chicago Woman's Family Lawyers Up After
Abortion-Related Death. Tonya Reaves, 24, died after hemorrhaging during cervical dilation and evacuation — a kind of
second-trimester abortion -- and an intrauterine pregnancy late Friday night, Cook County medical examiners said. Reaves was transported via
ambulance from a Chicago Planned Parenthood clinic to Northwestern Memorial Hospital at about 11:00 a.m. Friday, medical examiners said.
She was pronounced dead about 12 hours later, at 11:20 p.m.
Senseless, Preventable Death Lies At The Door of Planned Parenthood. President Obama obviously supports a pro-abortion position,
which most of us who have been paying attention were well of prior to this time. The abortion industry is a very lucrative business. [...]
States that have attempted to implement legislation either defunding Planned Parenthood or requiring the organization to adhere to standard practices
within the health care industry have been met with retaliation from the Obama administration via threats of having all access to Medicaid funding
denied to the state.
Woman Dies After Second-Trimester
Abortion at Planned Parenthood. A young woman has died after having a second-trimester abortion at a Chicago-area Planned Parenthood
clinic. Tonya Reaves, 24, died late Friday night [7/20/2012], according to a local CBS television station, of hemorrhage, with a cervical
dilation and evacuation, according to the medical examiner's office following an autopsy after the abortion that claimed her life.
Proves Woman was Killed in Botched Abortion. A leading pro-life group has obtained a copy of Tonya Reaves'
autopsy report that it says shows beyond a doubt that the 24-year old woman died from three major complications during a
botched second-trimester abortion suffered at a Chicago area Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on July 20, 2012.
Operation Rescue, which obtained the full autopsy results late yesterday [9/10/2012], says it indicates that Reaves' injuries
were survivable if she had received proper emergency care in a timely manner.
single biggest mistake of my entire life': a letter from a post-abortive woman. Her message is a
powerful one that deserves to be heard by and shared with all young women and parents in a similar situation.
Study Links Suicide and Other Mental Health Problems to Abortion. An important meta-analysis published today in the prestigious
British Journal of Psychiatry demonstrates that nearly 10% of mental health problems in women are directly attributable to abortion.
"Abortion and mental health: quantitative synthesis and analysis of research published 1995-2009," by Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green
University, shows that women with an abortion history have an 81% increased risk of mental health problems and 155% increased risk of
suicide. This meta-analysis combines 22 studies of 877,181 women, 163,831 of whom have had abortions.
Not Only Do the Babies Die. The truth
is that no one really knows how many people die each year through abortions. We have no real statistics.
Death certificates are being forged to indicate other reasons for the deaths. Some certificates
say, "pregnancy complications" rather than "abortion complications."
Leads to Not-So-Sweet Emotions. Abortion doesn't quite work like a delete button. Sex involves
consequences, even when you're a rock star on the rise.
Philadelphia Horror: How Mass Murder Gets a Pass. In the City of Brotherly Love, hundreds of babies
were murdered by a scissors-wielding monster over four decades. Whistleblowers informed public officials at
all levels of the wanton killings of innocent life. But a parade of government health bureaucrats and
advocates protecting the abortion racket looked the other way — until, that is, a Philadelphia grand
jury finally exposed the infanticide factory run by abortionist Kermit B. Gosnell, M.D., and a crew of
unlicensed, untrained butchers masquerading as noble providers of women's "choice." Prosecutors charged
Gosnell and his death squad with multiple counts of murder, infanticide, conspiracy, abuse of corpse, theft and
Anger, especially in men, is often an undiagnosed sign of depression and repressed grief that needs a healthy expression and
healing. Many post-abortive fathers tell us that anger management was a major problem for them after their abortions.
of horror. The sickening grand-jury report charging a West Philadelphia doctor who performed
abortions with murder is also an indictment of state and city health regulators. Despite repeated warnings
about dangerous practices at the Women's Medical Society, the state and city did nothing to stop Dr. Kermit
Gosnell. They allowed him to endanger the public for 30 years.
abortion doctor charged with murder in 8 deaths. An abortion doctor has been arrested and
charged with the murders of a patient and seven live infants whose spines were severed with scissors at a
Philadelphia clinic that has been described as a house of horrors, officials said Wednesday [1/19/2011].
The fetal solution.
America has death camps. This is the heinous reality liberal elites have been trying to conceal. A
Philadelphia abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell, was arrested Wednesday [1/19/2011] along with his wife and eight other
suspects. The 69-year-old abortionist is charged with causing the death of a woman during a botched abortion
and also killing seven babies. Prosecutors say the infants were born alive following illegal late-term abortions
and then were murdered by having their spinal cords ripped apart with scissors. Dr. Gosnell's abortion clinic
is a house of horrors — akin to those in Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia.
Philadelphia abortion doc killed woman, 7 infants. An abortion doctor has been arrested and charged
with the murder of a patient and seven live infants whose spines were severed with scissors at a West Philadelphia
clinic that has been described as a house of horrors, officials said today [1/19/2011]. District Attorney
Seth Williams said the doctor, Kermit P. Gosnell, was charged following a grand jury investigation.
doctor's license is suspended. A doctor who ferried patients to Maryland for late-term abortions
that he wasn't authorized to perform in New Jersey had his license suspended Wednesday [10/13/2010] by
regulators who called his actions manipulative and deceptive.
Abortionist Pleads Guilty, Heads to Jail.
On the third anniversary of their daughter's death, Tom and Eileen Smith were prepared for the trial of the
abortionist who took her life. Instead of a lengthy trial, the Smith family was blessed with the guilty
plea of Dr. Rapin Osathanondh.
Abortion doctor ordered
to stop practicing after patient is critically injured. Maryland health officials have ordered two
doctors, one of whom is licensed and has several offices in New Jersey, to stop performing abortions after a
woman was critically injured during a procedure last month.
Massachusetts Doctor to be Sentenced in Botched Abortion.
A Massachusetts doctor faces sentencing after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the case of a woman who died
after he performed an abortion on her.
Abortionist Gets 6 Months in Patient Death.
A Massachusetts doctor was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail after pleading guilty to involuntary
manslaughter in the case of a woman who died after he performed an abortion on her.
But Safe and Rare? Abortion lobbyists in Virginia are throwing a fit over Attorney General Ken
Cuccinelli's legal opinion that abortion facilities can legally be held to the same health and safety standards
as other outpatient facilities. Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, issued a
statement saying, "Abortion providers in Virginia are currently regulated in the same way as other medical
facilities that provide outpatient services." This is misleading.
Pa. abortion doctor had 2 patients die. State authorities cited a recent patient death in
suspending the license of a doctor who performed abortions, but one of dozens of civil lawsuits filed
against him said a woman died from a botched abortion in 2000.
Do Liberal Editors Read Their Papers?
[Scroll down] In [a] recent Philadelphia Inquirer comes a horrific story of a dirty, dangerous, and deadly abortion center. The
abortionist Kermit Baron Gosnell has been killing unborn children for almost forty years. The long trail of women killed and
disastrous abortion practices he approved makes for depressing — but necessary — reading. ... Why was this foul
Philadelphia facility allowed to operate at all for so many years with an abortionist in charge whose record was so horrible? Before
his abortion center was shut down, Gosnell had been pushing devices and practices for years that led to "punctured uterus, hemorrhage,
infections, and retained fetal remains."
from Hell ... or Godsend? On Feb. 22, state authorities temporarily suspended [Kermit B.]
Gosnell's medical license, labeling his clinic "deplorable" and a danger to the public. Investigators said
that unlicensed employees were medicating and examining patients. Horror stories emerged, in the form of
state documents and old lawsuits. The clinic was linked to the death of one patient, then another.
doctor loses medical license for aborting wrong fetus. After an exceedingly rare and shocking
medical error, state officials have taken away the medical license of a Sarasota ob-gyn who aborted the wrong
fetus in a woman carrying twins, mistaking a seemingly healthy girl for a boy with congenital defects.
Abortion Practitioner Loses Medical License for Killing Wrong
Twin in Failed Abortion. A Florida-based abortion practitioner lost his medical license this weekend
after the state medical board evaluated his license. Matthew Kachinas was supposed to do an abortion on one
of the twin babies who had Down syndrome but wound up killing the other baby in the failed abortion. Kachinas
injected a chemical to kill the baby in the abortion, but the injection ultimately killed the healthy unborn child.
Non-doctor accused of providing abortions in California.
The owner of a clinic has been charged with posing as a doctor to perform abortions, some of them unsuccessful or resulting
in severe complications and hospitalization, prosecutors said Friday [6/20/2008]. Bertha Pinedo Bugarin, 48, was
arrested Thursday [6/21/2008] after a yearlong investigation, San Diego County district attorney spokesman Paul Levikow said.
Abortion-Related Deaths: In 1977 an
Ohio doctor noted that while the official statistics showed no abortion-related deaths in Ohio that year, he
personally knew of two. If one doctor knew of two cases, how many were there really? Abortion was
legalized in California in 1967. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times in 1972, official
records showed just four abortion-related deaths from 1967 to 1972. Yet a reporter for that paper
uncovered three deaths in Los Angeles in just one month in 1972.
Safe and Legal? Holly Patterson died
from safe and legal abortion. Susanne Logan was paralyzed by safe and legal abortion. Sandra M.
died from safe and legal abortion. Carolina G. died from safe and legal abortion.
died after aborting Muslim boyfriend's child. A teenage Christian died a fortnight after having an abortion
to avoid conflict with her Muslim boyfriend's family, an inquest has heard. Manon Jones, 18, suffered bleeding and
went into shock after part of the embryo remained inside her.
More information about
Islam vs women.
Botched abortion kills both mother
and baby. I have written only a handful of columns that required fighting back the tears.
This is one of them. I got a call last Thursday from a colleague-in-arms asking me for help. He
wanted me to write the story I am about to tell because it has been buried by a conspiratorial level of silence
rooted in political and media bias.
The Health Risks of Abortion: It is unconscionable for any of us to remain
silent in the face of scientific evidence that undeniably points to the health risks of this procedure for women.
after: Instead of focusing on a baby's right to life, supporters of South Dakota's ban zeroed in
on the negative impact of abortion on women, on the consequences of a woman's natural aversion to killing her
own child. Leslie Unruh, who directed the Vote Yes for Life campaign, crisscrossed the state with a
group of post-abortive women who shared their experiences of grief, depression, and substance abuse.
Royal college warns abortions can
lead to mental illness. Women may be at risk of mental health breakdowns if they have abortions, a medical
royal college has warned. The Royal College of Psychiatrists says women should not be allowed to have an abortion
until they are counselled on the possible risk to their mental health. This overturns the consensus that has stood for
decades that the risk to mental health of continuing with an unwanted pregnancy outweighs the risks of living with the
possible regrets of having an abortion.
March of Dimes ignores data on abortion. At one
time, the March of Dimes web site included a statement that women with a history of three or more miscarriages or abortion may be at higher
risk of premature delivery. According to the Elliot Institute, the risk of premature birth increases
after only one induced abortion. The March of Dimes has removed this information, yet claims that the 27 percent rise in
premature births over the last few decades "is a mystery."
Abortion and mental
health. A new study from New Zealand, published in the Journal of Child Psychology
and Psychiatry, raises important questions about the effect of abortion on women's mental
health. Researchers found those reporting an abortion prior to age 21 had rates of mental
disorders from age 21 to 25 more than 1½ times higher than the rates for women who did
not become pregnant and those who became pregnant but did not abort.
Congress Must Act on Post-Abortion Depression. In a brand
new longitudinal study of New Zealand youth appearing in this month's "Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology," researchers found that
having an abortion as a young woman increased the risk of a variety of mental health problems, including depression and suicidal
tendencies, by 35 percent compared to those young women who continued with their pregnancies.
Post-Abortion Syndrome Manifestations:
In a study of post-abortion patients only 8 weeks after their abortion, researchers found that 44% complained of nervous disorders, 36%
had experienced sleep disturbances, 31% had regrets about their decision, and 11% had been prescribed psychotropic medicine by their family
What pro-abortion activists won't say
at their Washington DC rally: There will be no mention of the women who are currently being killed
in their "safe and legal" abortion clinics. [And among other things,] there will be no mention of the
suspected link between abortion and breast cancer.
Study Reveals Abortion Harms Women's Mental Health … Media
Yawn. Unless you subscribe to the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, which published the report last month, or are a
fervent researcher of the Internet, you probably haven't heard of this important study. That's because our mainstream news media
recurrently decline to broadcast studies that cast a skeptical shadow on abortion.
Woman's "Choice" That Affects Men: Post-Abortion Trauma. This Father's Day will be a
celebration for dads all over the country, an opportunity for children to thank and honor their fathers.
Yet for many men, the memory of involvement in a past abortion, of "cards they will not receive," will be
painful and palpable. In a debate where the primary focus is a woman's body and a woman's right to
choose whether or not to carry a child to his or her delivery, the "other partner," the father of the baby,
is rarely given consideration, and is often completely disregarded altogether. The question of abortion
is myopically women-centric.
It's called the ABC Link.
Activists Ignore Its Consequences. The Executive Director of the Association of Physicians and
Surgeons, Jane Orient, released this statement in 2003: "The Association of American Physicians and
Surgeons believes that patients have the right to give or withhold fully informed consent before undergoing
medical treatment. This includes notification of potential adverse effects. While there is a
difference of medical opinion concerning the abortion breast cancer link, there is a considerable volume of
evidence supporting this link, which is, moreover, highly plausible. We believe that a reasonable
person would want to be informed of the existence of this evidence before making her decision."
Out of Twelve Recent Studies Show Abortion Linked to Breast Cancer. My Canadian
friend could not contain himself. [...] He had found twelve recent studies in the medical
literature, all carried out on the Indian subcontinent, that looked into whether there was a link
between prior abortions and breast cancer. And all twelve found that women who had had prior
abortions were at an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Let me repeat that:
each and every one of these studies done on the Indian subcontinent suggested a link between
abortion and breast cancer.
IUD may carry higher risk for breast
cancer in certain women. Modern contraceptives have radically changed women's lives, but they
are not risk free. A new study out of the journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology finds the
levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) or progesterone-releasing IUD, may be
associated with a higher than expected incidence of breast cancer.
The gruesome details are rarely made public
Most people don't want to hear about abortion. They don't want to debate the subject or even think about it as anything more than
an abstraction. Many people are all for it, until they find out about the ugly details and see what it really means.
Blocks Texas Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb. In a disappointing but not wholly
unexpected ruling, a liberal Texas judge blocked a law Thursday that would protect unborn babies from dismemberment
abortions. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel blocked Texas Senate Bill 8 one day before it would have gone into effect,
according to the Tribune News Service. Signed into law earlier this summer, Texas Senate Bill 8 prohibits dismemberment
abortions, a method typically used in the second trimester to kill nearly fully-formed, living unborn babies. It is a
barbaric and dangerous procedure in which the unborn baby is ripped apart in the womb and pulled out in pieces while his or
her heart is still beating.
Research Scientist: Likely Some Aborted Babies Are 'Alive Until Their Hearts Are Cut Out'. The biomedical
scientist — who assisted the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) in its preparation to infiltrate Planned Parenthood
and expose its practice of harvesting aborted baby parts for sale to biomedical companies — says she suspects that
the "babies in some of these cases were alive until their hearts were cut out" for harvesting. In an interview with
Breitbart News, Dr. Theresa Deisher, a world-renowned scientist in the field of adult stem cell therapies and
regenerative medicine, discussed what is involved in harvesting the organs of aborted babies.
Gruesome Reality of How Babies Are Killed in Abortion. Most people who see nothing wrong with abortion have that belief because they
don't think an unborn baby is a person. They don't even like the term "unborn baby" because it lends to the idea that what's in the womb is a
person. They usually stick with the term "fetus" because the emotional response generated from discussion of killing a fetus is more palatable
than that of killing a baby. But even if they were right about the absence of humanity in a fetus, it doesn't change the fact that aborting a
fetus is a horrific, senseless tragedy.
for Sale: $325. Ilse Koch, also known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald," had a penchant for heavily tattooed human
skin. [...] People with tender consciences find themselves revolted by the atrocities committed by Koch and others. The
use of human skin for gloves and lampshades is so repulsive and grotesque that some even deny the possibility it actually
happened. Today, such gruesome practices seem long ago and far away. There has even been a cottage growth
industry dedicated to denying such atrocities; and indeed, the Holocaust itself. But Brandon Showalter, reporter for
the Christian Post, has exposed another horror story in which babies' skin is being purchased and used by biotech companies
for their purposes.
Fetal Pain Facts and Falsehoods.
The states of Utah and South Carolina recently passed laws concerning abortions at 20 weeks after fertilization. This
is the stage of development shown in the photograph [in this article]. Before performing abortions, the Utah law requires
physicians to anesthetize or give a painkiller to the "unborn child" once he or she reaches 20 weeks. The South
Carolina law bans abortions from this point forward. Both of the laws contain exceptions for the life of the mother or
if she has a "serious risk" of "irreversible" harm to "a major bodily function." According to the text of both laws,
"substantial medical evidence" indicates that developing humans can feel pain by 20 weeks.
You Were Crying Over a Dead Ape, 125,000 Babies Were Just Murdered. [Scroll down] And now it is necessary
to point out that today, while the media obsesses over an ape and thousands of people cry that they will "miss" a zoo animal
they didn't even know existed on Friday, there will be another 125,000 abortions. On a daily basis, a group of people
larger than the population of Provo, Utah are systematically exterminated. None of them are given a name, and there
will be no candlelight vigils for any of these victims. While the ape was killed quickly and humanely, these children
will not be given the same consideration. Depending on the trimester, the executions will be carried out in a variety
of different ways. A common method, probably utilized hundreds of times each day, is called a Dilation and Evacuation
(D&E). In this procedure, the abortionist pries open the mother's cervix with a metal instrument, inserts a suction tube to
extract the amniotic fluid, and then uses a pair of sharpened forceps to methodically tear the baby apart limb by limb.
CEO Laughs: 'I've Seen Really Rampant, Rampant Problems with Bacteria in Certain Clinics'. A transcript
released by Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden features StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer — who purchased
most of her company's aborted baby parts from Planned Parenthood clinics — laughing about the unsanitary
conditions in some of those clinics.
The Little Hand. Out of the hours of
video tapes have emerged portraits of human beings so morally degraded, so pitilessly brutal, so wiped clean of heart and soul that it
causes a shudder down the spine to see and to hear them. They are like zombies who have the appearance of being human. But
they are actually the living dead. Something else has emerged from those tapes — the unforgettable and soon to be iconic
image of a tiny human hand. There it is, in all its created glory, each perfectly formed finger complete with a delicate fingernail.
Held by antiseptic tweezers, the hand is slightly clenched, the way newborns' hands are. It looks as if it could grab a finger and
hold on. It looks as if it is surrendering. But of course, it can't and isn't, as the arm to which it is attached has been
ripped off by an abortionist.
was worse than the rape. There was no waiting and no questions. All they cared about was that I had the money
to pay. They didn't even care that I was by myself. It was the absolute worst experience of my life — even worse
than the rape. I kept telling myself that it was going to be okay, that I was raped, so this was justified, and I would get
through this. I didn't believe any of it, so I just kept saying it to myself over and over again.
the abortion tide turns. [Scroll down] The only reason the abortion movement was able to turn
terminating pregnancies into a profitable business in the first place is because they made us callous to the human
dimension of life in the womb. This task is far more difficult in the age of sonograms and ultrasound.
Thanks to ultrasound, the humanity of babies in the womb, and the unspeakable pain they endure while they're being
put to death, can no longer be denied. People have been confronted with how grotesque and horrible abortion
really is, especially the late-term ones.
America's Enemies Within. Despite Leftist merchants of evil using big words and arrogant condescension
to convince us that morality is relative, we instinctively know some things are good and some things are bad.
Equally annoying is Leftists' air of superiority — claiming to care more than us commoners about equality,
saving the planet and all life; their evil intentions hidden beneath a shroud of faux compassion. Leftists have
what I call their no-pictures-please policy. They get fuming mad whenever anyone accurately describes, visualizes,
or shows pictures of procedures and behaviors the Left has demanded that Americans embrace. For example:
Leftists want women to freely kill their babies all the way up to moments before birth. The last thing they want
the public to see is video of the partial birth abortion procedure.
What abortion is: Getting
past the spin. Despite repeated requests, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's office refuses to
comment on the video released last Tuesday showing Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical
services describing how the organization's abortionists "crush" an infant so that its most valuable
body parts can be saved and sold to buyers. Her silence says a lot about the abortion debate in this
country. Why should Shaheen comment? Planned Parenthood is her 15th largest campaign contributor.
She has been a strong and vocal advocate of public funding for the organization. [...] Shaheen's silence
last week is important because it shows just how much the abortion industry depends on euphemisms and spin.
It is one thing to shout support for a "woman's right to choose," it is another to defend the actual horrific
practice of killing and dismembering human infants.
Parenthood mum on whether docs skirting law by altering abortion methods. The video
was secretly shot by the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress last year and released this week
to the media. The video shows Planned Parenthood medical director Deborah Nucatola at a lunch with
two people she believed were representatives of a biotech firm, but who were really with CMP. It
shows her ostensibly talking about the best way fetal organs could be extracted from the mother.
"We've been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I'm not gonna crush that
part, I'm gonna basically crush below, I'm gonna crush above, and I'm gonna see if I can get it all
intact," Nucatola says.
The Anti-Woman Abortion
Industry. A volunteer for 40 Days for Life, who had been praying outside of a Michigan
abortion clinic, noticed that something was off about the clinic's daily habits disposing of
"medical waste." After the clinic had closed, the volunteer went to look in the dumpster around
back — a perfectly legal thing to do — only to discover the remains of 25 aborted
babies casually discarded among what was left of the day's office lunch and a slew of patient records.
Tiny remains, all in individual bags, all marked with the name of the mother and the date of the abortion.
As their volunteer attorney, I spent the next several days walking the organizers through the process of reporting
what we thought amounted to a "bio-hazardous waste" disposal violation, and poring over Michigan's HIPAA act, only
for the clinic to receive nothing more than a slap on the wrist — and even then, for the medical records, not
the remains. Days later, a similar discovery was made at another clinic. Years later, it happened again.
media struggles to find name for dismemberment abortions. Governor Sam Brownback of
Kansas signed a law banning dismemberment abortions. The problem? The liberal media can't figure
out a way to report it. The Associated Press writes: "Kansas governor signs nation's 1st ban on
abortion procedure." Procedure? What kind of procedure? Why so vague? Meanwhile, the
Huffington Post, always the master propagandists, wrote, "Kansas Becomes First State To Ban Common Form Of
Abortion." Why is the only feature they were able to use to describe it "common"? Well, I think
they want us to think "we don't know what kind of abortion it is, but if it's common, how bad can it be?"
But still, they can't really talk about what it is, because it's so grisly, to break a baby up into pieces,
that they know to describe it would be to lose readers' sympathy.
Becomes First to Ban Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure. Kansas became the first
state to ban a common second trimester abortion procedure when Governor Sam Brownback, a Republican,
on Tuesday signed into a law an act to halt what lawmakers said are "dismemberment abortions."
The law that goes into effect on July 1 prohibits the use of dilation and evacuation. The bill
says the procedure can result in the fetus being extracted in pieces.
'dismemberment' ban legislation touted as abortion game changer. Legislation banning
the "dismemberment" of a fetus is being pitched as a game changer because it could outlaw an entire
type of abortion procedure, pro-life activists said. "Dismemberment" abortions refer to procedures
in which doctors use surgical instruments, such as sharp-toothed forceps, to twist and tear away the
limbs of a living fetus to cause its death.
I've Already Seen a Beheading
Video. [Scroll down] The people who cry "War on Women" seem curiously missing in action when the victim
is that most vulnerable and innocent among us — an unborn child, even when it's a female fetus. So, I share
President Obama's outrage at the beheading of James Foley. And I would appeal to his conscience to reconsider his all-out
support for Planned Parenthood, an outfit that beheads unborn children a thousand times a day.
What Happens to
America's Aborted Babies? Most of us shared a collective gasp last week when news broke that aborted
babies in the UK were incinerated and, in some cases, used to heat hospitals. [...] This, of course, has led many to
wonder what happens to American babies after they're aborted. Is the way they are treated upon their demise in
the United States any less gruesome than the way they are disposed of across the pond? Sadly, in our country,
aborted babies are treated like trash — medical waste — and they are commonly incinerated.
In some cases, the remains are dumped in landfills with other "solid waste" or ground up and dumped into sanitary sewers.
Worker Who Said Baby Screamed During Live-Birth Abortion Jailed for 5-10 Years. Gosnell abortion clinic employee Sherry West, who
described how she heard a baby scream during a live-birth abortion, has been sentenced to 5-10 years in prison for her role in the "House
of Horrors" abortion clinic incidents. West described an incident which "really freaked (her) out" and related to the jury how she heard
a child scream who was born alive following an abortion. West remembered how she referred to the dead children killed in these gruesome
abortion procedures as "specimens" so she could avoid the mental trauma associated with knowing how they died.
Parenthood worker: "Money-grubbing, evil, very sad, sad place to work". Marianne Anderson should know. She worked at the
Indianapolis franchise of the nation's biggest provider in the abortion industry, until Abby
Johnson helped her to leave her job and turn her life around. In an interview for The
Criterion, the nurse describes some of the horrors she witnessed at the clinic.
For those of you who still support 'choice'.
Abortion is brutal. Abortion is an act of violence. Yes, Abortion is actually murder. It is. That is fact too.
Abortion is painful. Because you may not feel the pain that doesn't mean it isn't painful. That little baby that has been kicking the
side of the mom's womb is certainly going to feel the pain when the abortionist kills her. All the blood and gore you see
in [this] video is the product of that pain suffered by that innocent little baby
that is killed during the abortion "procedure."
Action Undercover Video Exposes Celebrated Abortionist LeRoy Carhart. Live Action has released a fourth video exposing
the late-term abortion industry, this time in Nebraska. In this video, renowned late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart compares the
child in the womb to "meat in a Crock-Pot," and then jokes about his abortion toolkit that includes a "pickaxe" and a "drill bit."
Abortionists Leave Women Mangled, Aborted Babies in Biohazard Bags. In July of 2006, Florida homicide detectives found the
corpse of a black female infant, the child of Sycloria Williams, hidden away in an abortion clinic in Hialeah. Tips to the police
suggested the body had been hidden in a biohazard bag within a medical-waste box in the recovery room of the clinic. Though the
baby's body was already badly decomposed, an expert physician suggested she had been born alive. Florida's Department of Health
alleged that Williams' doctor had "falsified medical records in an apparent effort to conceal his errors and the true events of July 20,
The Gosnell Case Strikes a Nerve.
[Kermit] Gosnell's crimes were uncovered quite by accident during a 2010 FBI-DEA raid related to drug violations at Gosnell's abortion clinic.
What the federal agents found was shocking: a beautician assisting on late-term abortions, blood-covered floors, reused disposable
medical supplies, body parts stuffed in plastic bags. Whatever you wish to call those to whom Gosnell's macabre collection once
belonged — unviable tissue masses, fetuses, babies — their remains weren't even accorded the respect a
highway-cleanup worker gives road-kill. A grand jury report aptly called Gosnell's abortion mill a "house of horrors."
Gosnell janitor: body parts flushed
down the toilet. Even if one isn't inclined to consider these infants as "fully human" lives, we still have the issue of the
disposal of biological waste via toilets and into the public sewage system, which in most cases tries to reclaim water for further human use.
This raises another question about the lack of regulatory oversight of abortion clinics, which some states don't classify as medical providers
in the oversight sense. Regular medical clinics, such as hospitals, procedure clinics (such as liposuction, etc), and doctors' offices
presumably get significant scrutiny on how they deal with biological waste. Abortion clinics do nothing but produce this kind of
material — so why aren't they getting at least as much scrutiny, if not more?
Prosecutor on Handling
Abortionist's 'Stained' Files: 'You Might Want to Use Gloves'. Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron presented dozens of
files from patients at the clinic in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday [4/17/2013], all for women who underwent abortion
procedures beyond 24 weeks, which is illegal in Pennsylvania. When presenting the files to Gosnell's attorney, Jack McMahon, Cameron
cautioned, "You might want to use gloves." "The files smell," he said. "You might want to use gloves because there's a red dried
Gosnell and the abortion movement's dark past. [Scroll down] Weitz went on to describe the standard 24-week abortion:
"When inductions for delivery — that is, in the third trimester, when procedures are performed, when abortions are performed,
they are usually done as inductions. That is, they look much more like a labor and delivery. And the fetus is
traditionally euthanized before that procedure is initiated. Two drugs, either potassium chloride or digoxin, are used to
make sure that the fetus is not living before the procedure is initiated."
Interview with Gosnell: 'I'm a Good Person'. In an interview Dr. Gosnell gave three years ago he claimed he would be
vindicated and that the fact that he was a "good person" would prevail. When the DEA and FBI raided Dr. Gosnell's abortion
clinic in early 2010, they discovered blood on the floors, unsterilized equipment and 47 babies stored in a freezer.
Gosnell's medical license was immediately suspended and evidence was gathered which eventually led to the death penalty trial now
taking place in Philadelphia.
It's Not About Abortion — Except It Is. Decapitating
the head of a baby who is screaming upon exiting his mother's birth canal is, and always has been, the essence of abortion. It just doesn't usually occur at
such a "late" stage in development.
Abortionist Slit Necks of Born
Babies in Front of Teenager. According to a Pennsylvania grand jury, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the wealthy Philadelphia abortionist now on trial for seven counts
of murdering babies who had survived his late-term abortions, repeatedly sliced the necks of born babies in front of a teenage employee, and once told his long-time
assistant (the teenager's mother) that a writhing born baby whose neck he had just severed was like a "chicken with its head cut off."
What I saw
At The Gosnell Trial. It is hard to decide the most appalling images to emerge Thursday [4/11/2013] at the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor
Kermit Gosnell. What happened in his abortion clinic is beyond any morbid Hollywood horror. Tiny severed feet and hands stored in jars over a sink in the
"procedure" room. Digitalis injected into the stomachs of pregnant women to stop the beating hearts of their unborn babies so that they would be born dead.
Survivor babies whose spinal cords were severed, whose brains were removed with suction, whose tiny bodies were placed in a waste bin for disposal.
intern at Gosnell clinic recalls hearing aborted fetus 'screeching'. At the time, it must have seemed like the ultimate work-study
program. Ashley Baldwin, a 15-year-old sophomore at University City High School who was thinking of becoming a doctor, got a job at one of the
busiest clinics in West Philadelphia. She was paid, and in no time went from answering phones to doing ultrasounds, administering intravenous
medicine, and, ultimately, assisting in abortions performed by her mentor, Kermit Gosnell.
clinic staffer gives grisly account of 'fetal demise' at trial. A second Delaware woman who worked at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Philadelphia
abortion clinic testified Tuesday [4/9/2013] that it was "standard procedure" to snip the necks of any babies that were delivered after labor-inducing
drugs were administered but before the abortion began. Lynda Williams, 44, of Wilmington, said Gosnell taught her how to flip a baby over and
snip its neck with a pair of scissors to ensure "fetal demise."
Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Trial Should
Be a Front-Page Story. Inducing live births and subsequently severing the heads of the babies is indeed a horrific story that merits significant attention.
Strange as it seems to say it, however, that understates the case. For this isn't solely a story about babies having their heads severed, though it is that.
It is also a story about a place where, according to the grand jury, women were sent to give birth into toilets; where a doctor casually spread gonorrhea and chlamydiae
to unsuspecting women through the reuse of cheap, disposable instruments; an office where a 15-year-old administered anesthesia; an office where former workers admit to
playing games when giving patients powerful narcotics; an office where white women were attended to by a doctor and black women were pawned off on clueless untrained
staffers. Any single one of those things would itself make for a blockbuster news story.
The Editor says...
It could be that "Doctor" Gosnell's house of horrors is the rule, not an isolated exception. What percentage of abortion clinics nation-wide
are routinely inspected? There could be dozens more like this. And even if the offices are cleaner, and the babies younger, the techniques
are similar and the outcome is the same.
Former worker testifies
that Dr. Kermit Gosnell snipped the spines of moving babies following abortions at Philadelphia clinic. Gosnell, who is charged with
eight counts of murder, trained his employees to cut the necks of the aborted babies to sever their spinal cords, both [Ashley] Baldwin and Lynda
Williams, another former employee, testified on Wednesday [4/10/2013]. Williams, who has already pleaded guilty to third-degree murder,
testified that she saw her former boss snip the necks of more than 30 babies.
Media Ignore: 'About 100 Babies Born
Alive' Had Neck Snipped 'To Ensure Demise'. The shameless media memory-hole legitimate stories inconvenient to the left-wing agenda.
Unsilent Scream; Update: Witness saw 100 "snippings," "Literally a
beheading". Dr. Bernard Nathanson made history in 1984 when he narrated a film of an ultrasound which showed a child silently screaming
as it was being aborted. The film was big news. It got the nation's attention and the issue of fetal pain was hotly debated. Some
denied that the child was experiencing pain, but it was generally agreed upon that if that was the case, it was a terrible thing that shouldn't be
allowed to happen. Fast forward almost thirty years to this blood-curdling testimony from Gosnell henchwoman Sherry West.
Gosnell Abortion Case: 'Baby
Screamed During Live-Birth Abortion'. If you haven't heard about the Gosnell abortion case, it's probably due to the media blackout.
In short, Kermit Gosnell was performing illegal abortions in Philadelphia. His practice was a house of horrors. Gosnell is charged with
eight counts of murder, and allegedly kept the feet of fetuses preserved in jars.
abortion doctor a murderous racist. The rally in front of the city's criminal justice center came on the same day that
one of Gosnell's former employees testified about "beheading" babies in the disgraced doctor's West Philadelphia abortion clinic.
Steven Massof, 51, an unlicensed doctor who has pleaded guilty to killing two viable babies, testified for the prosecution that Gosnell
taught him such techniques. "It's literally a beheading. It's separating the brain from the body," Massof, 51, told the jury.
cutting 10 babies at abortion clinic. A medical assistant told a jury Tuesday [3/19/2013] that she snipped the spines
of at least 10 babies during unorthodox abortions at a West Philadelphia clinic, at the direction of the clinic's owner.
team in 'House of Horrors' abortion doctor trial charges racism. [Dr. Kermit] Gosnell is accused of killing babies after
they were born alive, sometimes using scissors to cut the spinal cords of the viable infants. "I learned it from Dr. Gosnell," one
medical assistant testified of the "snipping" technique. "I could remember a good ten times I did it."
In land of legal abortion, Gosnell
case is no big deal. Turns out, at least outside of his home town, the capital murder trial of Kermit Gosnell, the
Philadelphia abortionist who specialized in delivering late-term babies alive and then killing them by severing their spinal cords with
scissors inserted into the backs of their necks, and collected their severed baby feet in jars, isn't much of a news story. As of
Wednesday [3/20/2013], not one of the three major networks was covering it; it seems that America isn't terribly disturbed by the
killings of one woman and a bunch of unwanted, unnamed babies who were already marked for destruction anyway.
The Book of Gosnell. A full day of
testimony by anesthesiologist Andrew Herlich, an expert witness, revolved around [Karnamaya] Mongar, who was not present in court
Thursday, the trial's fourth day. She was not present because she died in 2009 within 24 hours of an abortion in Gosnell's
"house of horrors," a/k/a Women's Medical Center in West Philadelphia. That the woman, who was 41, is dead is indisputable,
allegedly Gosnell's sole adult victim. Amid the stomach-turning accusations of snipping babies' necks and spines in and out
of the womb, and collecting their feet like monarch butterflies, the death of the tiny immigrant from Bhutan is almost lost in the
shuffle. But not quite.
abortion-murder trial focuses on jars of preserved fetus feet. It's one of the macabre mysteries in the case of Kermit
Gosnell: Why did the West Philadelphia abortion doctor keep the severed feet of fetuses preserved in specimen jars? In
testimony Tuesday [3/19/2013], Adrienne Moton, a former worker at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society, told a Philadelphia jury that
Gosnell once explained that he did so in case patients requested them for future identification or DNA samples.
Big Three Networks
Ignore Abortion Doc Who Snipped Babies' Necks. ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the
trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, which began on Monday [3/18/2013]. Gosnell is charged with murdering seven babies who were born after
viability in his rundown abortion facility. The Big Three also gave the story minimal coverage back in January 2011, after the
Philadelphia physician was arrested. ABC completely ignored it, CBS Evening News aired one full story, and NBC gave just 50 words
kept severed feet in jars but escaped mainstream media coverage. Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume
yesterday [3/19/2013] drew attention to the (literally) gory details of the trial of Kermit Gosnell, who is charged with
seven counts of first-degree murder after allegedly snipping the spines of newborns at his Philadelphia abortion clinic.
Hume had tweeted a story posted on LifeNews.com, but others searching for updates on the continuing trial have their work cut out
Abby Johnson: Counselor for My Abortion Had 9 Abortions.
[Scroll down] The doctor never spoke to me. I don't know if I ever knew his name. It was quick, it was painful, and it was over.
I woke up in a recovery room, slouched over in an uncomfortable chair that didn't recline. I was in a line of young women just like me. Many
were still asleep and hunched over. Some were crying. Some were staring ahead with a blank look on their face.
The case of Kermit Gosnell reached the newspapers just a few days before the 38th anniversary of Roe v.
Wade. President Obama did not mention Gosnell in his official statement celebrating the
anniversary. But the case sheds more light on Roe's import than the statement did. Obama did
not refer to the word "abortion," preferring instead to discuss "reproductive freedom" and the "fundamental
principle" that "government should not intrude on private family matters." The stories about Gosnell
were a little less abstract. They told of a clinic where dirty instruments spread venereal disease,
cats roamed and defecated freely, and some patients died. The state government conducted essentially
no oversight; administrations of both parties wanted to keep abortion as free from governmental intrusion
the shock, Why the outrage, Why now? For over two decades Kermitt Gosnell illegally sold
prescriptions by day, and on the side, induced early delivery in expectant, indigent, and immigrant mothers.
When those induced deliveries did not kill the child off, Gosnell would then either snip the spinal cord
with a pair of scissors, slit the throat of the child, or have an assistant (usually unlicensed) do the
same. ... Scissors would be used to puncture the base of the skull and to snip the spinal cord. On
some occasions then the brains would be crushed and suctioned. In other words, while Gosnell was
collecting jars of tiny feet, severed from the babies he ended the lives of, abortion practitioners
from coast to coast were performing the eerily similar procedures. And 100% of them done with
the backing of the National Organization for Women, the National Abortion Rights Action League, and
a long list of U.S. Senators, including then Senator Barack Obama.
Partial-Birth Abortion on Trial. The
purpose of this pamphlet is to provide excerpts from the abortion doctors' trial testimony. Never
in the years since Roe v. Wade has such extensive evidence about the practice of abortion been placed
in the public record from the mouths of the very doctors who perform them. It is nothing less than a
collection of admissions by the abortion industry, under oath, about the reality of abortion.
North Dakota Measure Seeks to Ban
Decapitation, Skull Crushing during Abortions. A measure to prohibit physicians from
decapitating and crushing the skulls of live unborn children during abortions is seeking clearance to
begin gathering signatures for the November ballot, a North Dakota grassroots pro-life organization has
announced. Daniel Woodard, head of North Dakota's Stop Decapitation Network, filed the paperwork
to the North Dakota Secretary of State and Attorney General on Tuesday [4/13/2010]. The group aims
to collect 12,844 signatures by August 4 in order to place the measure on the 2010 ballot.
Heads Liberals Win, Tails We Lose.
[Scroll down] The same is true for graphic photos of abortions, decried as grotesque by the left.
They're grotesque, all right, because what they depict is abominably grotesque. We have not only the
right to force ourselves to face this grim, unconscionable reality by viewing grotesque pictures, if necessary,
but also the duty. By shielding ourselves from these pictures showing what actually goes on in abortions,
we make it easier on ourselves to do the wrong thing.
Reaping: Do You Really Know Roe? It's not at all surprising that what public support there
is for Roe v. Wade is typically rooted in a lack of knowledge. Ignorance is bliss, and blissful
ignorance relative to Roe is by design. It's intentionally fueled through obfuscation and disinformation,
fostered by pro-abortion activists and other like-minded leftists. Polls show conclusively that the more
people learn about Roe v. Wade, the less likely they are to support it.
Obamacide: During a partial-birth abortion,
the abortionist pulls a fully developed, fully "viable" child — often kicking and thrashing — feet
first from her mother's womb, leaving only the top of her head in the birth canal. He then stabs her through the skull
with scissors or some other sharp object, piercing her brain until her kicking and moving about suddenly and violently jerk
to a halt. Her brains are then sucked out — collapsing her skull — and her now limp and lifeless
body is tossed aside like so much garbage. Again, medical science has determined that this horrific practice, which is
nothing short of infanticide, is never necessary.
This article goes into the gruesome details
of infants born alive, the left to die...
Abortions. I appeared on Washington Journal this morning with blogger Jane Hamsher. When
the subject of abortion arose I suggested that Barack Obama and not Sarah Palin was the extremist due to his
opposition to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act (or its equivalent in Illinois). Hamsher denied that
babies are ever born alive as a consequence of botched abortions. I invited viewers to write to me for
evidence that it has happened.
Obama. When Congress was considering the Born Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA), a
subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Jill Stanek and Allison Baker, two nurses
at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. They described several instances in which babies who were moving
and breathing after induced abortions were left to die. The committee report quoted Jill Stanek:
"Mrs. Stanek testified about another aborted baby who was thought to have had spina bifida, but was delivered
with an intact spine. On another occasion, an aborted baby was left to die on the counter of the
Utility Room wrapped in a disposable towel."
Growing Aversion to Abortion: The news that the abortion rate has fallen to its lowest
level in 30 years elicits various explanations, from increased use of contraceptives to lack of
access to abortion clinics. But maybe the chief reason is that the great majority of Americans,
even many who see themselves as pro-choice, are deeply uncomfortable with it.
Why Abortion Is Wrong: The moment Harriet Beecher
Stowe picked up her pen, slavery in America was doomed. When it comes to abortion, however, the truth of
what it actually involves is usually hidden from the masses. It's rarely depicted on the screens.
Political commercials showing the procedure are censored so the public is shielded from the horrific carnage
enacted on the human fetus.
A grisly account, but one that is worth reading...
Court Says No to 'Intact' Infanticide. In 1996, registered nurse Brenda Pratt Shafer told the
House Subcommittee on the Constitution about a partial birth abortion she'd witnessed. A woman was six
months pregnant with a baby diagnosed with Down Syndrome. She chose death for the child. Shafer
testified that she saw the baby's beating heart on the ultrasound monitor.
Pro-Lifers, Gory Pictures
and the First Amendment. Having been denied recourse to mere words and anything even coming close
to fair-and-balanced media coverage on this most passionate political issue, some pro-life groups are ... causing
quite a stir, pretty much from coast to coast. It seems that folks who aren't even a little hesitant to
rally the crowds round the "choice" to kill a baby in the womb, get downright riled when the bloodstained
pictures of the act itself make it into the public arena, especially around children.
Hospital admits to burning
aborted babies in waste incinerator. One of [England]'s leading hospitals is throwing aborted babies into the same
incinerator used for rubbish to save only £18.50 each time, it has emerged. Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, said it was
no longer able to afford the dignified disposal at a local crematorium of foetuses from unwanted pregnancies.
Fetal Funerals Sought: Mark and Tanya
Cloer wanted to bury their stillborn babies, but hospitals refuse because the fetuses were considered "hazardous waste."
"It Was Horrible, Horrible!" A first-hand account of what
goes on inside a Chula Vista abortion clinic. [Note: This article is quite graphic.]
Federal Judge Strikes Down Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. The
Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, which President Bush signed into law in 2003, prohibits the procedure referred to by abortion rights
proponents as "intact dilation and evacuation." In this procedure, usually performed during the second trimester of pregnancy, the
unborn child is removed intact from the uterus in the breech position. With one hand the doctor holds the child in place so that the
child does not completely come out of the uterus while using the other hand to puncture the skull with scissors or crush the skull with
forceps. The doctor then drains the skull and the unborn child dies when the brain is either drained or when sucked from the
skull. The unborn child's body is then extracted from the uterus. Medical testimony reveals that the unborn child jerks and
feels pain when the body is punctured and ripped apart. Futhermore, recent medical testimony also shows that the unborn child's pain
sensitivity is heightened because the younger a person is, the lower their tolerance for pain.
Painfully unaware: Fetal-pain expert testifies on the "excruciating"
partial-birth procedure as the government defends its ban against the industry's lawsuit. But as the trial produces sensational
testimony, the courtroom remains virtually journalist-free.
Fetal Pain Information Page: A collection of key documents on
the pain experienced by unborn children.
The Science of Fetal Pain. At 20-30 weeks, the human being has the
highest number of pain receptors per square inch, more than any other time in development. Fibers which help to moderate pain do
not begin to develop until 32-34 weeks, thus making the argument that babies feel pain more severely between 20-32 weeks.
Abortionists Admit Dismemberment Horror. "Another
doctor a day earlier had testified that a fetus sometimes does not immediately die after limbs are pulled off."
Editor's Note: I assume that most of
you reading this page would not tear the arms and legs off of a newborn baby, even one that was
born prematurely. Murder is murder, whether it occurs inside or outside the womb.
This is an original
compilation, Copyright © 2017 by Andrew K. Dart
Ultrasound makes better decisions possible
Recent advances in the science of ultrasound have made it easier to see that a baby
is a living person long before it lives outside the womb.
Sees Her Unborn Baby Waving on the Ultrasound and Decides Not to Have Abortion. The Stork Bus was parked outside
the clinic. It was staffed by pro-lifers hoping to save children whose mothers had scheduled them for abortion.
Shows Detailed Images of 20-Week Unborn Babies. A newly developed MRI scan allows parents to see detailed
images of the beating heart of even a 20-week unborn baby, as well as clear pictures of the baby stretching its legs and even
swallowing in the womb. The new scan, developed by a London-based team of medical researchers, could replace the
somewhat grainy ultrasound images parents are more accustomed to viewing during pregnancy.
Reject Abortion After Ultrasound Shows Identical Twins Cuddling Each Other. Doctors suggested that Hayley
Lampshire may have to abort one of her unborn sons after they discovered the twins shared an amniotic sac and placenta.
The Daily Mail reports the twins' rare condition put their lives in jeopardy; the survival rate is only about 50 percent.
But selectively aborting one of them would have 100-percent denied one child a chance at life. Lampshire and her husband
said they were "heartbroken" when they heard the news, but their hopes were renewed when they saw an ultrasound image of their
sons cuddling in the womb.
Science: Heartbeats Are Imaginary, Unborn Babies Aren't Alive, And Ultrasounds Are Just Tools Of The Patriarchy. The
abortion industry has a new enemy: ultrasounds. In a bizarre and rambling 2,600-word feature piece published on Tuesday [1/24/2017],
The Atlantic writer Moira Weigel took a sledgehammer to basic science and then did her best to vacuum its brains out before anyone could
figure out what just happened. The article's headline is bad enough — "How the Ultrasound Pushed the Idea That a Fetus Is a
Person" — but its subhed is the real work of art: "The technology has been used to create an 'imaginary' heartbeat and sped-up
videos that falsely depict a response to stimulus." There are numerous other gems throughout the piece, such as her implication that only
male doctors are allowed to use ultrasounds.
Retracts Claim That Fetal Heartbeats Are 'Imaginary'. One of Washington's most influential magazines published
several updates to an error-filled article attacking ultrasound technology, without acknowledging the extent of those
corrections. The Atlantic published "How the Ultrasound Pushed the Idea That a Fetus Is a Person" on Tuesday
[1/24/2017]. The 2,500-word article argued that ultrasound technology "has been used to create an imaginary 'heartbeat'
and sped-up videos that falsely depict a response to stimulus." The article by Moira Weigel, a Yale doctoral candidate
in comparative literature, included at least three major errors that the publication corrected.
3-D Ultrasound Pictures Show Baby's Face Before Birth. New software developed by a European doctor enhances the
3-D ultrasound images that parents can get of their unborn children before birth — allowing them to see the faces
of their babies before birth. The new software adds extra detail to 3-D ultrasound scans and parents can see their baby
smiling and kicking in the womb. The mapping software takes the 3_D ultrasound image and adds color, skin texture,
lighting and shadows to make it even more realistic.
The Anti-Choice Left.
[Scroll down] NARAL Pro-Choice America and other anti-choice groups and legislators actively fight in courts of law and
do everything in their power to prevent mothers-to-be from seeing those ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes, from hearing the
heartbeat, from seeing the pee-pee or absence thereof. Why? Because they know that if a mom-in-waiting experiences
seeing and hearing her baby she's more likely to decide to exercise the choice they despise. They don't want to see women
choose birth, they want the other. America's anti-choice aren't satisfied seeing as many babies as possible are aborted
within our borders, they also champion anti-choice laws and funding in other nations.
warns against "keepsake" ultrasounds. There is no doubt that ultrasounds provide
doctors with vital information about the condition of an unborn child. As the images get
clearer — and three dimensional — more and more women are getting optional
"keepsake" ultrasounds. But while those images may be precious mementos, the FDA is waving
warning flags, reports CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula.
rejects North Carolina's abortion ultrasound rule. A federal appeals court has struck
down a key component of a North Carolina abortion law that has been deemed one of the strictest in
the country. Under the 2011 law, abortion providers were required to show the ultrasound and
describe the fetus in detail even if the woman "actively averts her eyes and refuses to hear," which
the judge ruled is against the First Amendment. "This compelled speech, even though it is a
regulation of the medical profession, is ideological in intent and in kind," 4th Circuit Appeals
Court Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson wrote in the decision.
captured smiling in the womb by ultrasound. Little bundle of joy Leo David Hargreaves
could just be the cheeriest baby in the country, according to his parents. Not only does the
five month-old smile all the time, he's been smiling since before he was born. A 4D ultrasound
scan, taken when Leo's mother, Amy Cregg, was 31 weeks' pregnant, clearly shows him grinning from
Remarkable 3D images of a foetus in
a womb. Babies learn how to anticipate touch while in the womb and how they touch their face and head can be an indicator of how well they are
developing physically and psychologically before they are born. For the first time, psychologists discovered that foetuses were able to predict, rather
than react to, their own hand movements towards their mouths as they entered the later stages of gestation compared to earlier in a pregnancy.
Human Life Does Not "Begin" at
22 Weeks. Embryology text books tell us that a new human life begins at the completion of the process of fertilization. That is
when a distinct human organism — a new human being — is formed.
'Evil' Is Not Too Strong a Word for the
Wendy Davis Phenomenon. Wendy Davis would not be in the conversation at all if not for one action that she took. The Texas Senate was
deliberating a modest bill that did two things. The first of those was that it restricted abortions after five months of pregnancy. At five months,
this is what's happening. [...]
Abortion and Informed Consent. If a person
is planning to undergo medical treatment, his or her doctor will go to great lengths to make sure the patient understands what is involved —
whether for preventative care, elective procedures, or treatment for serious illness. There are often multiple discussions. Test results
are reviewed. Printed materials may be provided. Doctors may sketch visual images. They may use computers to show medically
relevant videos. [...] But in the case of abortion, these standards of care disintegrate.
speech to Planned Parenthood: a reminder of the Left's dishonest abortion views. I dreamed last night about the first ultrasound I had when I was
pregnant with my daughter. I was sixteen weeks pregnant, and had been throwing up non-stop for 15½ of those sixteen weeks. I was not happy.
I resented the parasite within me. And then I saw the sonogram image and discovered that the parasite had a little round head, two arms and two legs, and an
incredible spinal cord that looked like the most exquisite string of pearls. That image did not instantly reconcile me to the next 26 weeks of non-stop
vomiting, but it made me aware that "the fetus" is not simply an aggregation of cells, or a thing indistinguishable from a dog or a chicken fetus.
It's a baby.
Waterleaf's First "Ultrasound Save" Born Safe and Healthy.
I was thrilled to receive an e-mail from Waterleaf Women's Center with the story of the first baby saved from abortion after the mother saw her baby on
Waterleaf's ultrasound machine!
Planned Parenthood's Ultrasound Schizophrenia. Planned Parenthood routinely attacks
ultrasound legislation and its criticisms have taken many forms, including claims that ultrasound requirements are "medically unnecessary," focus on "limiting access to
health care," and "intimidate women." Each of these claims is false. But Planned Parenthood's attempt to even argue them seems surreal and ridiculous
considering that Planned Parenthood's own internal policies require ultrasounds before abortions.
proposes preabortion ultrasound. Pennsylvania could be the next battleground in the fight over whether a woman
seeking an abortion must have an ultrasound exam and, if so, whether it involves inserting a probe into her vagina. In
Virginia last week, a preabortion ultrasound law derailed at the eleventh hour after opponents portrayed it as "state-sponsored
rape" and late-night comedians piled on.
Ultrasounds drive people in
Virginia crazy. Give a National Organization for Women representative five minutes of airtime on
national television and she'll make up a brand new Constitutional right to abortion that no one in the legal
field recognized existed prior to Tuesday [2/28/2012], and the cookie-cutter objection that women are being
"raped" by an ultrasound technique that Planned Parenthood already utilizes at a majority of its clinics.
Luke Russert Asks: Are Mandated Abdominal Ultrasounds a Sort of 'Sex Crime'? Filling in on the 11 a.m.
hour of MSNBC Live coverage this morning, Luke Russert talked to Washington Post reporter Anita Kumar and Virginia Del.
Charniele Herring (D) about Gov. Bob McDonnell's "abrupt switch" to oppose requiring "invasive" transvaginal ultrasounds
prior to an abortion. McDonnell is backing a bill that would make transvaginal ultrasounds optional but abdominal
Barbara Walters Weeps for Aborting Mothers Subjected to Guilt.
Even moonbat apparatchiks in the liberal media establishment can show compassion when it comes to abortion.
However, it isn't the children dismembered in their mothers' wombs folks like Barbara Walters feel sorry for.
This is what she has to say about a Texas law requiring mothers to look at ultrasounds of their inconvenient children
before killing them...
suggests sonogram law to be upheld. U.S. District Court Judge Sam Sparks did not make a final ruling in a
controversial sonogram case Friday [1/20/2012], but suggested his hands are tied and he likely will allow the law to stay
in effect. A three-judge appeals panel last week reversed Sparks' earlier decision to temporarily stop the law
on grounds that it violated First Amendment rights and was unconstitutionally vague.
Upholds Texas Ultrasound Law. Earlier this week, pro-lifers received good news when the Fifth
Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Texas pro-life ultrasound law. The implementation of this law had
been previously blocked due to an August ruling by a U.S. District Court. These ultrasound laws, which
have become popular at the state level, require that abortion providers perform an ultrasound and give the
woman an opportunity to view the image prior to an abortion. Arizona passed the first such law in 1999,
and about 12 other states have followed suit.
Gives Women a Choice, Planned Parenthood Goes Apoplectic. The basic components of a choice are
easiest understood as a selection of one option out of the two or more options that are presented at any given
time. Often choices are simple: vanilla or rocky road, for example. But sometimes they are
difficult, especially if the choice in view carries life-altering — and perhaps even life-ending —
consequences. One thing, however, is for sure — when only one avenue or one side is presented
there is no real choice to be made.
stays sonogram law. A federal judge in Austin today granted a temporary injunction against
key parts of Texas' new abortion-sonogram law, ruling that it violates First Amendment protections against
The Editor says...
I don't see anything about "State-ordered speech" in the First Amendment. One of us
needs to read it again.
Group sues to stop Texas' pre-abortion
sonograms. A national abortion rights group has filed suit in federal court to stop implementation
of a new Texas law that requires women seeking an abortion to undergo a sonogram and have details of the fetal
image explained to them. Claiming the amendment to the state's Woman's Right To Know Act is unconstitutionally
vague and violates physicians' freedom of speech, the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights filed
the motion for a preliminary injunction in Austin Thursday [6/30/2011].
Sonogram Bill Now Texas Law.
Gov. Rick Perry ceremonially signed House Bill 15 on Tuesday [5/24/2011], which will require women
to get a sonogram 24 hours before an abortion.
Personal Liberty 101.
Ultrasound technology allows us a better view of the target of the procedure known as abortion. It takes
little intelligence to understand that something that is moving (and growing) is indeed alive. Technology
also shows us that a new heart is beating within a month of conception. Surgical abortions are not even
performed until 6 to 7 weeks into the pregnancy.
Really Driving the "Pro-Choice" Movement? [Scroll down] Making a "choice" simply means
deciding between two options, based on the information available. Women's rights advocates like
[Amanda] Marcotte should be lobbying for doctors to arm female patients with as many facts as possible.
Instead she seems to be arguing that this piece of information (ultrasounds) shouldn't be included because it's
names another fast-track issue: pre-abortion sonograms. Receiving the day's loudest and
longest applause from thousands rallying against abortion, Gov. Rick Perry announced Saturday [1/22/2011]
that he will designate as emergency legislation a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to first receive
a sonogram of the fetus.
Senate passes bill to require sonogram before abortion. Women in Texas must be offered a
fetal sonogram and hear a heartbeat before having an abortion under legislation approved by the Senate on
Thursday [2/17/2011]. The legislation, hailed by abortion opponents as a way to entitle women to more
information, would be in addition to a 24-hour waiting period and state-dictated medical information that
already are required.
Telling the truth
about abortion in Oklahoma. In an effort to provide the tools to make an informed decision
before murdering an unborn child a new law in Oklahoma requires women undergo a sonogram. During the
pre-abortion procedure the Oklahoma law also requires the attending physicians turn the screen toward the woman,
and describe fetal size, weight and facts such as, "number of fingers and toes and heart activity."
Planned Parenthood Director Quits After
Watching Abortion on Ultrasound. The former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in
southeast Texas says she had a "change of heart" after watching an abortion last month — and
she quit her job and joined a pro-life group in praying outside the facility.
Interviews Fmr Planned Parenthood Clinic Exec Director Who Turned Pro-Life. On Saturday's
Huckabee show on FNC, host Mike Huckabee interviewed the former executive director of a Planned Parenthood
clinic in Bryan Texas, Abby Johnson, who became a pro-life activist after witnessing an ultrasound of an
abortion while she assisted in a procedure.
What Will It
Take To Change Minds On Abortion? The harsh truth is that we'll never be able to change the
status quo because abortion is riddled with lies and deceptions by the media and the power brokers of this
billion-dollar industry. Until we abandon the euphemistic phrase of "a woman's right to choose" and
replace it with the more accurate "a woman's right to kill her baby," Roe v. Wade will remain the
law of the land.
legislators or thugs? A recent Pew Research Center poll and Gallup survey show support for abortion
rights are shrinking. The May Gallup poll showed 51 percent of Americans are pro-life, while 42 percent
are pro-choice. This is in no small part thanks to technology. Parents can now listen to their
child's heartbeat and see a picture of him or her in the womb early on in a woman's pregnancy, making it more
difficult to describe a baby as a "fetus" after that point.
Supreme Court and fundamental freedoms. Although he is absorbed in extraordinarily extensive
and imminent problems, President Obama, I hope, will find just an hour to look at, in a sonogram, developing
human beings before they are born. Then he might revoke his promise to join many congressional Democrats
in supporting the Freedom of Choice Act that annuls many states' restrictions on abortion, such as informed
consent, parental involvement and state-funding laws. If this is his first experience with what a
sonogram reveals, he may, as happened to a very pro-choice law professor I know, take a little more time
to see more of those unmistakable lives.
Invention Lets Pregnant Women Hold
Models of Their Unborn Babies. Pregnant women are being given the chance to hold life-sized models of
their unborn babies, thanks to an invention that converts data from ultrasound and MRI scans. Jorge Lopes, a
Brazilian designer, uses 3-D printing technology to create the plaster models, which went on display last month at
an exhibition at the Royal College of Art in London.
abortion debate: Senate Bill 429, the "Ultrasound Act," which so "horrifies"
pro-abortion activists, provides the opportunity — no more and no less — to
make a more informed decision.
More states consider mandating
ultrasounds before abortions. Abortion foes have a new tactic: The hope that women can't
look away. Lawmakers in 11 states are considering bills that would offer or require ultrasounds before a
woman gets an abortion. The most stringent are proposed laws in Nebraska, Indiana and Texas, which would
require a doctor show the ultrasound image of the fetus to the woman, despite legal challenges to a similar
measure in Oklahoma.
and the politics of ultrasound. South Carolina appears close to becoming the first state in the
country to require that women considering an abortion view an ultrasound image of their fetus before deciding
to undergo the procedure. ... Opponents call it "intimidation" and "emotional blackmail" of women seeking to
baby pictures fuel abortion debate. Prof Stuart Campbell, the ultrasound pioneer who
captured the images, said … he was "truly staggered" by their impact. "I just wanted to
educate couples about the development of a baby," he told The Daily Telegraph. The images
were compiled for his book "Watch Me Grow!" for would-be parents. "It never entered my head
that these pictures would have this effect, engendering a national debate on abortion, but seeing
an 11-week-old foetus doing quite sophisticated things opened my own eyes to the fact that we did
not know how rapidly the foetus developed," he said.
tougher laws to curb abortions. A majority of women in Britain want the abortion laws
to be tightened to make it harder, or impossible, for them to terminate a pregnancy. ... Increased
awareness of the realities of abortion, and the impact of ultrasound images of a
23-week-old foetus smiling and grimacing, have made people change their views, said [Dr Austen]
Ivereigh. The latter 'very dramatically showed that what had been depersonalised in many people's minds
as a foetus was clearly seen to be a baby, a human being in formation, and that has come as a shock to
many people', he added.
A Window To The Womb: A few years ago a 7-8 week
fetus resembled a "glob of tissue." Now, with state of the art technology of 3D and transvaginal
sonography, we can observe fingers, toes and organs. We can watch the child kick, jump and wave his arms
Unborn babies "smile" for the
camera. Astonishing images from inside the womb produced by new technology show babies apparently
smiling and crying.
Read this article:
Obama Would Let
Her Die. I can't help but ask the question: "Why does Obama pursue such outcomes?" Perhaps
it's because neither of his children have had anything but a beautiful life, and a pleasurable home to experience.
But do handicapped children deserve less from life because of some mental or physical limitation?
Barack Obama called those of us who have told the truth about his position on this issue "liars." He said that
we were misrepresenting this issue and he attempted to claim confusion and "multiple bills" and "procedures" to cloud
the issue of his voting record. All of which itself was a lie.
Why do social liberals say they want to make abortion "safe, legal and rare," but then spend all their time on
the first two and none on the third? It is relatively simple to reduce the number of abortions, even
while keeping them "safe" and "legal." Show the abortion-minded woman a sonogram of the fetus she is
about to destroy. A 2005 survey by Care Net, a network of about 1,000 antiabortion pregnancy centers in
the United States and Canada, based in Sterling, Va., found that "72 percent of women who were initially
'strong leaning' toward abortion decided to carry their pregnancies to term after seeing a sonogram."
That isn't depriving a woman of her "choice." It is providing more information so that her choice will
be fully informed.
Women Are Not
Delicate Little Flowers Despite What NARAL and Planned Parenthood Think. What really seems
to enrage NARAL and Planned Parenthood is when crisis pregnancy centers use ultra-sound devices, or other
methods, to show women pictures of their fetuses. To say that this is a "scare tactic" would be like
saying it is a "scare tactic" to show a man a picture of clogged arteries to try to get him to understand
his health situation.
Crist Vetoes Bill Requiring Ultrasound Before
Abortion. Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed a Republican-backed bill that would have required women seeking
a first-trimester abortion to pay for an ultrasound exam and, with few exceptions, view the image or have it
described to them by their doctor.
The extreme case of Toni Vernelli
Toni Vernelli is the ultimate environmentalist fruitcake: A misguided woman who brags that she aborted her
child years ago in an effort to help "save the earth." This story is at the intersection of two
topics: Abortion and
Earth-worshipping environmentalism. This
shows where rabid environmentalism is ultimately headed.
the women who won't have babies — because they're not eco friendly. Had Toni Vernelli
gone ahead with her pregnancy ten years ago, she would know at first hand what it is like to cradle her own
baby, to have a pair of innocent eyes gazing up at her with unconditional love, to feel a little hand slipping
into hers — and a voice calling her Mummy. But the very thought makes her shudder with
horror. Because when Toni terminated her pregnancy, she did so in the firm belief she was helping to
save the planet.
[Helping to save the planet from what, and for whom?]
Woman Aborts Child To Help
'Save' the Planet. A British woman who had an abortion 10 years ago and was
later sterilized did so because she believes pregnancy is bad for the environment, the London
Daily Mail reported Sunday. Toni Vernelli, 35, hopes her actions would ensure her carbon
footprint would be kept to a minimum, the Mail reported. The environmental advocate also
sees having children as an egotistical act.
[That sounds like a person with very low self-esteem.]
pitter-patter of carbon footprints. I've heard a lot of excuses in support of killing an unborn
child. Only one makes any real, believable sense; that it would save the mother's life. The rest
are, to varying degrees, bad or worse "reasons" to deny a human being all that a lifetime can offer. But
I think Toni Vernelli has quite possibly found not only the most loathsome excuse but also the most blatantly
absurd: to be environmentally friendly.
Cool it! You can
give birth. Good news! Kevin Rudd will next month stop global warming, so you won't have to
cull your children, too. He'll sign that Kyoto Protocol, and pfft — problem gone. Such a
relief, if a little late for Toni Vernelli, who works for PETA, the animal liberation group. Like all smart
people, Vernelli believes in apocalyptic man-made global warming. But she's not an Al Gore hypocrite,
flying around the world to tell mugs to cut the gases she's just blown out the back of her jet.
if you love the planet. [Scroll down] "Every person who is born," says Toni Vernelli,
"produces more rubbish, more pollution, more greenhouse gases and adds to the problem of overpopulation."
We are the pollution, and sterilization is the solution. The best way to bequeath a more sustainable
environment to our children is not to have any. What's the "pro-choice" line? "Every child should
be wanted"? Not anymore. The progressive position has subtly evolved: Every child should be
Stem Cell Research
gov't, part ghoul: Federal dollars shouldn't go for unethical embryo research. The federal government
thinks it would be a really good idea to approve of and spend taxpayer money to create — wait for it —
animal-human hybrids, commonly known as chimeras. The word "chimera" is from the Greek world of mythology introducing a
monster that was part goat, snake and lion. For modern humans, our issue is not the creation of a monster by the gods,
but the unethical and reckless manipulation of animals by people who think they're gods.
stem cell research fades into obsolescence. The Democrats' decade-long strategy of hyping embryo
stem cell research crashed into a hard fact on Nov. 15. That's when Geron Corp., the world's leading
embryo research company, announced it was closing down its much-touted stem cell program, despite the guarantee
of more government aid from Democratic-affiliated sources. The political battle waged over embryonic stem
cell research burst onto the front pages in 2001, when many reporters and scientists began touting stem cells as
medical miracles that would offer cures for Alzheimer's, diabetes, Parkinson's and other diseases.
Stem Cell News: Hype Over Science.
"First Patient Treated With Stem Cells," blares one headline. "First Patient Treated in Stem Cell Study," shouts
another. They're bogus. It was actually the first human trial using embryonic stem cells, or ESCs.
Their Cinderella stepsister, adult stem cells, or ASCs, have already seen thousands of human clinical trials
and are treating scores of diseases. But it's the kind of hype you can expect in the wake of Geron
Corp.'s ballyhooed experiment, which, while it's unlikely to do much to advance health, could do a lot for
Geron's financial prospects.
Supporters of California's failed 2004 stem-cell law will ask strapped taxpayers to support another $3 billion bond
initiative in 2014. Maybe it's time to restore fiscal sanity as well as science to its rightful place.
cell debate trickles toward horror. Researchers announced Monday [10/11/2010] they had injected
embryonic stem cells into a patient suffering from a spinal cord injury. It marked the world's first human
clinical trial of a procedure developed from such a source. The procedure took place at Shepherd Center,
a spinal cord injury facility in Atlanta. The use of embryonic stem cells for such purposes had been
banned under the Bush administration, but allowed under the Obama administration. The question is why?
facts about stem cell research: When he announced his policy expanding federal funding of
embryonic stem cell research, President Barack Obama was not timid about proclaiming its benefits. It
would, he announced, hasten "a day when words like 'terminal' and 'incurable' are finally retired from our
vocabulary." You thought Obama wanted to establish death panels? Actually, he seems to think he
can confer immortality.
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Stem cell freeze. [Scroll down] The
lawsuit alleges that NIH violated administrative rules this year as it rushed to fulfill President Obama's
executive order to write new guidelines for ESC funding. The agency allowed only 34 days for the
public to offer input on its proposed guidelines, and it appears to have ignored comments (about 30,000 out
of 49,000) that questioned the usefulness of the research on ethical or scientific grounds. "They had
no interest in listening to the public," said Casey. Federal attorneys in their initial response to
the plaintiffs' claims said that NIH didn't have to follow administrative law to the letter because it was
acting on orders from the president. "That is a startling claim of executive power. Simply
amazing," said Thomas Hungar, Casey's colleague at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
The Editor says...
Read that again. It's okay to circumvent the law, because Obama gives his permission. That is a
sure sign of dictatorship.
U.S. court rules against Obama's stem cell
policy. A U.S. district court issued a preliminary injunction on Monday [8/23/2010] stopping
federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, in a slap to the Obama administration's new guidelines
on the sensitive issue. The court ruled in favor of a suit filed in June by researchers who said human
embryonic stem cell research involved the destruction of human embryos.
Over All? What you think of [Obama's] policy depends on what you think of the moral status of
embryos. If (as modern biology informs us) conception initiates a human life, and if (as the Declaration
of Independence asserts) every human life is equally deserving of some minimal protections, government support
for the destruction of human embryos for research raises profound moral problems. But if you think an
embryo is not quite a person, or that its immaturity or inability to suffer pain or its other qualities mean
that destroying an embryo does not amount to taking a life, the promise of stem cell science might well
outweigh any doubts.
Between Non-Embryonic and Embryonic Stem Cells. We hear a lot about "stem cells," which are front-and-center
as a major policy debate in America, one that involves science, medicine, ethics, politics, and much more. ... A stem cell
is a type of cell that is nonspecific in its function; in contrast, for instance, to a heart or brain cell, which is
functionally specific. There are two major sources of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and non-embryonic
stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are obtained from 5- to 12-day old embryos. Although removal of a
stem cell from an embryo kills the embryo, the stem cells are valued for their potential to produce any type of
cell. That is, they have high plasticity.
Decades Away: The Dirty Secret of Embryonic Stem Cell
Research. An age of medical miracles is dawning. Obama administration federal funding rules for embryonic
stem cells, or ES cells, will open wide the money floodgates for "the most remarkable potential of any scientific discovery
ever made with respect to human health." It has "the capacity to cure maladies of all sorts, including cancer, heart
disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's," and spinal cord injuries. Or so says Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) among others.
But paraplegics shouldn't post their wheelchairs on EBay just yet. If these cures are just around the corner, this
corner is far, far away. And that's according to ES cell researchers and funding advocates themselves.
Great Stem-Cell-Research Scam. Medical-research insiders know that embryonic-stem-cell technol ogy is
proving a dead end — Dr. Bernadine Healy, a former director of the National Institutes of Health and once
an ES-cell-research enthusiast, calls it "obsolete." But the Obama administration has opened wide the
federal funding floodgates — the triumph of a big special-interest PR and lobbying campaign. In fact,
the research will line the pockets of a relatively few individuals — at considerable cost for the rest
of us, since the funding means billions that won't go to more promising areas.
The Dogma of Mad
Science. Dr. Frankenstein would have felt "empowered" on Monday, March 9. That's the
day the Obama Administration not only reversed the Bush Administration's restrictions on embryonic stem cell
research, but announced that it was freeing science from outside interference, such as people's moral qualms.
Winning Smugly. On Monday [3/9/2009], President
Obama lifted the ban on federal funding of stem-cell research using destroyed human embryos. If you
support this research, congratulations: You won. Now for your next challenge: Don't lose
stem cell work. President Obama on Thursday gave lawmakers his "guarantee" he will sign an
executive order overturning President Bush's embryonic stem cell research policy. Meeting with House
Democrats holding a retreat here, Mr. Obama answered a question from Rep. James R. Langevin, a Rhode
Island Democrat who is a paraplegic, by saying he will sign the order, according to three sources who were in
the closed-door part of the meeting.
Stem cell research may not
find wonder cures. Stem cell research, we have long been told, should pave the way for
revolutionary new treatments to help millions of patients around the world. Yet despite the years of
study and debate about the potential, therapies have been slow to materialise. Even the head of the UK
National Stem Cell Network has now conceded that stem cell research may never deliver new treatments.
at heart of stem-cell debate. I wouldn't dare try to explain the science of the
new discovery last week that promises to shift the agonizing debate about embryonic stem cells.
But if the science is right, mature human skin cells can be manipulated in laboratories to act as
embryonic stem cells and replace damaged or diseased cells in human beings.
Superior Stem Cells Shunned
By Media. Each year there are stunning breakthroughs with adult stem cells, and 2007 has already
brought its first. Adult stem cells cure and treat more than 70 diseases and are involved in almost
1,300 human clinical trials. Scientists also keep discovering that adult stem cells are capable of
creating a wider variety of mature cells. ... This has caused great consternation on the part of those
seeking increased taxpayer embryonic stem cell funds. The reason is that there are currently
no practical applications for this type of cell.
Ignore the Man Behind the Fetal Stem Cell Initiative's Curtain. Proponents of Missouri's proposed
fetal stem cell proposition are more concerned about receiving a blank check from the taxpayers than science.
Dems Face Tough Ride on Embryonic Research. With Congress set to vote Thursday on legislation
to increase funding for embryonic stem cell research, many observers of the debate are wondering how newly
elected pro-life Democrats will vote on the issue. The bill introduced Friday [1/10/2007] is identical
to H.R. 810. That measure was passed last year but vetoed by President Bush who opposes stem cell
research that requires human embryos which are killed in the process.
Democrats target stem
cells. The new Democrat-led congress this week geared for battle against federal financing limits
on embryonic stem cell research set by the White House and its conservative allies on moral grounds.
Democrats, who took control of congress last Thursday for the first time in 12 years, plan to fire a
legislative salvo exactly a week later which they expect will trigger a veto by President George W. Bush.
The Democrat's "Embryonic Stem Cell"
Fraud Road Show. The problem with this scenario is that is it a colossal fraud. In fact,
embryonic stem cell research has produced no usable cures for anything much less Parkinson's while adult stem
cell research, which Missouri Senator Jim Talent and every other Republican candidate favor
expanding, has produced results.
Stem Cells: Embryonic vs.
Non-Embryonic. The vagueness of the term "stem cell research" is one of the biggest problems in
the ongoing stem cell debate. Writers, debaters, scientists, public figures and politicians should
differentiate between "embryonic stem cell research" and "non-embryonic stem cell research" in order to
keep the meanings clear.
play politics with human life. The Senate on Tuesday [7/18/2006] debated three important
bills: Castle-DeGette, which expands federal funding for stem-cell research that kills human embryos;
Santorum-Specter, which funds new research that uses the latest techniques to obtain embryonic-like stem
cells without actually destroying embryos; and Brownback-Santorum, which would ban "fetal farming" or the
practice of growing human fetuses for the purpose of using their body parts. All three of these bills
ask the fundamental question: What kind of people are we?
Stem Cell Scam: Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) receive tremendous media attention, with oft-repeated
claims that they have the potential to cure virtually every disease known. Yet there are spoilsports,
self included, who point out that they have yet to even make it into a human clinical trial. This is
even as alternatives — adult stem cells (ASCs) from numerous places in the body as well as umbilical
cord blood and placenta — are curing diseases here and now and have been doing so for
decades. And that makes ESC advocates very, very angry.
"Fetus Farming Prohibition Act". The bill President Bush signed today draws a clear line against
one of the most egregious abuses in biomedical research and prohibits trafficking in human fetuses that are
created with the sole intent of aborting them to harvest their parts.
President Bush's Stem Cell
Yesterday [7/19/2006] President Bush vetoed a bill that, had it become law, would have deeply eroded respect
for human life. It was a courageous act because there was enormous pressure on him to agree to fund more
embryo-destructive research. After vetoing this bill, the president signed one for funding research into
methods of creating pluripotent stem cells — the kind that can be turned into many types of body
tissue without creating or killing human embryos.
Stem Cell Research: Destroying
the Seeds of the Next Generation. President Bush quoted the ethicist who told
him "that cluster of cells is the same way you and I, and all the rest of us, started our
lives;" they are "the seeds of the next generation." That premise should affect all
judgments about stem cell research because the embryo is in fact a human baby.
The doctor is
out. Adult and cord-blood stem cells — which scientists can obtain without
killing anything — have shown extraordinary healing capabilities. Researchers have
used adult cells in ameliorating more than 70 diseases or conditions; cord-blood cells, more than
40. But embryonic stem cells have not produced a single therapeutic breakthrough. On
the contrary, the cells have shown an unsettling tendency to grow wildly — creating
cancers, instead of cures.
Assault on the Preborn: Embryonic stem cell research is neither an acceptable
nor an ethical means of scientific discovery but is instead the purely utilitarian,
cold-blooded murder of preborn children.
Cannibalism: The entire purpose of the embryonic stem cell controversy has been
to advance a new collectivist medical ethic.
to order: Jennalee Ryan of Texas advertises "The World's First Human Embryo Bank" online.
There's no need for would-be parents to settle for already-born babies or leftover embryos from couples with
fertility issues. … Her group, The Abraham Center of Life, uses sperm donors only with college
degrees — although "most of them have doctorate degrees" — while most egg donors
have some college.
"Personhood" wins Colorado court nod. The
Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday [11/14/2007] gave the go-ahead to proponents of a ballot initiative
seeking to amend the state constitution in 2008 to define personhood as a fertilized egg. Opponents
to the measure, which would lay the foundation to make abortion illegal in the state, challenged the ballot
title as misleading to voters. The court ruled in a 7-0 decision that it is clear and meets the state
requirement for a single-subject ballot question.
Fetuses harvested for cosmetic
procedures: The repulsive new world of human sacrifice. Lawyers love to talk about the
slippery slope, how you bend the rules a little or do something a little wrong and it leads inevitably to
worse. But sometimes the slope turns into a precipice and you find yourself looking into the
abyss. Use of fetal tissue for cosmetic purposes — especially fetal tissue conceived only for
that purpose — is such precipitous plunge.
New Embryonic Stem Cell Study is Just Smoke and
Mirrors. Bioethics professor C. Ben Mitchell says that a Massachusetts laboratory's claim
to have developed a new way to derive embryonic stem cells without harming embryos is just "ethical
smoke and mirrors."
Stem-cell prober sacked: Came
too close to truth? In the midst of growing interest in reports of a gruesome stem-cell and
human-organ black market that traffics in newborn babies taken from their mothers, an investigator looking into
the matter has been sacked "for political reasons," she says, because she was getting too close to the truth.
Good News on Stem Cells: Scientists
in Japan and the United States have now found a way to reprogram skin cells back to an embryonic
state. ... If this new technique can be applied to humans — so far, it has been performed
only on mice — the debate on stem cell research is over. If skin cells can be used to create stem
cells, who will argue that it is necessary to destroy embryos for the same purpose?
trumps spin. The day Christopher Reeve died
at an event in Iowa, John Edwards, then the
Democrats' nominee for vice president, said: "If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work
that we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk, get up out of
that wheelchair and walk again." The usual suspects were outraged. But he was not universally
condemned as the shameless demagogue that he is
Manipulation and the Dignity of Man. Popular culture is blindly embracing science and ignoring
legitimate moral concerns. Human dignity is steadily being eroded in the pursuit of the "advancement of
science" and the quest for "cures." Increasingly, we are losing our common understanding of what it
means to be a human being, and the idea that human beings are something "special" is rapidly becoming an
Eggs in Obama's Basket. Unfortunately, the stem cell debate has been characterized as a conflict
between science (as though science is always right) and religious "kooks" (as though religious folk are never
right). In choosing sides, it is, indeed, easier to imagine lunch with a researcher who wants to
resurrect Christopher Reeve (whom Obama couldn't resist mentioning) and make him walk again, than with the
corner protester holding a fetus in a jar.
President Barack Obama has now reversed President Bush's ban on U.S. taxpayer funding for stem cell research
with human embryos. ... [The decision] was sold superficially by means of false hope to those who suffer from
such diseases as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. They were told that cures were being prevented by
restrictions on research, when there can be no guarantees that such cures will emerge. But more deeply,
a sick juxtaposition has been presented between "science" and "religion," in which the proponents of stem cell
research with human embryos have demonized their opponents as something worse than "backward" and indifferent
to human suffering.
Let's pass up the
chance to buy some killer stem cell research. When the pro-life Bush was in office, medical practitioners
possessed of a functioning conscience didn't need the protection. But now that they need it, they can't have it.
On some matters, the new administration is in no mood to allow conscientious objectors. We're all in this together,
even when "this" is what a lot of us consider murder.
Stem Cells and the Truth About Medical
Innovation. Along with championing more funding for stem cells, [Obama has] issued a budget that
advocates importation of drugs from countries with price controls (as a way to introduce those price restrictions
into the U.S. market). He plans to give a Medicare agency that's short on clinical expertise the power to pay
only for medical products that it "judges" to be the "least costly alternative" for treating a particular condition.
He's also creating a new federal agency to make decisions about the comparative value of different medical products,
with new biotech drugs at the top of the list.
Destruction. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step," said Confucius.
But a journey of whatever length presumes one has a destination in mind. With President Obama's
executive order authorizing expanded federal funding for research using stem cells, produced from the
destruction of human embryos, the destination will be left up to scientists, as will any "speed
controls." The sky, or in this case the depths, will be the limit.
Stem cell payoff could take decades not days. For all
the past week's headlines about embryonic stem cells' medical promise there is a sobering reality: The science to
prove that promise will take years, probably too long for many of today's seriously ill.
Obama: destroying human life
for the 'greater good'. On March 9th President Obama's executive order reversed the Bush administration's
long-standing restrictions on using federal funds for embryonic stem cells research and authorized the destruction of live
human embryos in medical experimentation. The administration ignored the promising results from adult stem cell
therapies. It reopened a Pandora's Box of bioethical concerns and raised vocal opposition from many Christian
leaders, including 191 Catholic bishops.
Kill One, Save None.
Most pro-life conservatives believe that Congress should have banned federal involvement in human embryonic stem cell
research based on the fact that it destroys a human being. We believe that the nation should never approve the destruction
of living human beings to preserve or promote the health of other living human beings in the name of science.
Liberals, time to face
the truth. The flourishing liberal dictum that the public should keep its paws off the funding
and practice of science is a serious and dangerous fabrication. Among liberal rhetoricians, this erroneous
diktat blossomed when then-President George W. Bush limited federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research.
They said Bush and others with moral qualms about destroying human life to advance scientific knowledge were
"anti-science." So, when the political left found they could advance their own scientific agenda by
painting conservatives as anti-science, the slander became an embedded component of liberal group think.
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