#life #abortion #prolife #prochoice "The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."
Posted Jan 22 2011 7:29pm
In 1973 the US Supreme Court delivered its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states. Since then it is estimated 52 million unborn children have had their lives snuffed away from them while in the security and comfort of their mother's womb.
“I am committed to protecting this constitutional right,” Obama said today on the 38th anniversary of Roe V Wade. This coming from the same president who said as a candidate in 2008 about his daughters and abortion; "But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby."
Is the massacre of innocent unborn children really a Constitutional right? Those who support abortion claim it is protected under their right to privacy, however does the right to privacy really exist when it comes to defending the life of an unborn child in the womb? 'Under the misrule of Roe v. Wade, 52 million Americans have been denied their inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness'. What happened to their right to privacy to thrive and grow in the womb? Oh, I forgot the pro-abortionists say it's just a ball of cells, so they can justify the murder of an innocent life growing inside of the mother. What about the ones who are aborted by 'Doctors' such as Dr. Tiller and most recently Dr. Gosnell?
@RightKlik has a great post on the recent high profile abortion doctor who was charged with murdering a mother and killing at least seven viable babies in his abortion clinic in Philadelphia, the post is so well done I am sharing it in full below
Dr. Kermit Gosnell is the now-infamous Philadelphia abortionist who was finally arraigned this week on charges of murder after a decades-long career of death and mayhem. Gosnell subjected his victims ― mothers and babies ― to humiliation, filth, disease, and extreme pain.
Abortion advocates insist that this story is " not about abortion ." They say Gosnell is an outlier whose evil deeds highlight the need for easy access to taxpayer-funded abortions . Some dare suggest that this case shows that " the system is working ," and if there are any problems with the regulatory system, it's probably because "rabid fetus people" (pro-lifers) have distracted regulators from the real problems.
These apologists apparently have ignored or dismissed the facts of this case.
District Attorney R. Seth Williams (D) contends than Gosnell's incredibly brazen disregard for the law and for the value of human life was made possible by the generous support of state regulators:
State health officials have also shown a disregard for the laws the department is supposed to enforce. Most appalling of all, the Department of Health’s neglect of abortion patients’ safety and of Pennsylvania laws is clearly not inadvertent: It is by design.
[emphasis in the original]
Seth Williams provides this scathing vignette highlighting of the culture of abortion corruption in Pennsylvania government, particularly at the Department of Health (DOH):
State health officials knew that Gosnell and his clinic were offering unacceptable medical care to women and girls, yet DOH failed to take any action to stop the atrocities documented by this Grand Jury. These officials were far more protective of themselves when they testified before the Grand Jury. Even DOH lawyers, including the chief counsel, brought private attorneys with them – presumably at government expense.
Gosnell's abortion mill was rarely inspected after it opened in 1979, and inspections stopped in 1993. This lack of governmental oversight persisted in the face of highly credible complaints of death , serious injuries and sexually transmitted disease:
According to DOH witnesses, sometime after 1993, DOH instituted a policy of inspecting abortion clinics only when there was a complaint. In fact, as this Grand Jury’s investigation makes clear, the department did not even do that...
In January 2002, an attorney representing Semika Shaw, a 22-year-old woman who had died following an abortion at Gosnell’s clinic, wrote to Staloski [a high-ranking DOH official] requesting copies of inspection reports for any on-site inspections of the clinic conducted by DOH. Staloski wrote to the attorney that no inspections had been conducted since 1993 because DOH had received no complaints about the clinic in that time.
In 1996, an attorney reported that his client had suffered a perforated uterus, requiring a radical hysterectomy, as a result of Gosnell’s negligence.
Between 1996 and 1997, Dr. Donald Schwarz, the former head of adolescent services at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, now Philadelphia’s health commissioner, noticed that patients were acquiring STDs at Gosnell's clinic. Dr. Schwarz hand-delivered a formal letter of complaint to the office of the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health. He never heard back from DOH, and no inspection resulted.
In 2007 Dr. Frederick Hellman, the Medical Examiner for Delaware County, reported to DOH an illegal abortion of a 30-week-old baby girl at Gosnell's clinic.
[DOH Senior Counsel Kenneth Brody] described a meeting of high-level government officials in 1999 at which a decision was made not to accept a recommendation to reinstitute regular inspections of abortion clinics. The reasoning, as Brody recalled, was: “there was a concern that if they did routine inspections, that they may find a lot of these facilities didn’t meet [the standards for getting patients out by stretcher or wheelchair in an emergency], and then there would be less abortion facilities, less access to women to have an abortion.”
Is there any reason to assume that criminal abortion activities à la Kermit Gosnell are confined to one practice, one city or one state? Will the spotlight that was used to expose corruption in the Catholic Church be used to shine a light on this scandal? Don't hold your breath (Exhibit A: Pharyngula vs. Pharyngula ).
Ace notes that Jounolistas are neglecting this story by design: "Abortion Should Be Safe, Legal, and Rarely Mentioned In a Negative Headline."
Pundette : Baby A got his picture taken, Baby C had a playmate, and Baby X got to go for a swim.
Michelle Malkin: Deadly indifference to human life isn’t tangential to the abortion industry’s existence – it’s at the core of it.
Its funny how framing works. A massacre perpetrated by a deranged man is not about the deranged man; it’s about “rhetoric.” But a massacre perpetrated by an abortion provider whose violations against laws of the nation and of humanity were overlooked for years is “not about abortion.” It’s about criminal behavior, and that’s all. But some of our most prominent politicians have voted against the very bill the “born alive” bill that defines such behavior as criminal. Meaning, I guess, that if only enough politicians had voted with Sen. Barack Obama, Gosnell’s behavior would not be “criminal” at all, and therefore we wouldn’t even be talking about it?
What are the feminists who support abortion and demand it is 'their body, their choice' doing to prevent abortion? I don't hear them advocating for adoption or abstinence education. Instead they criticize any pro-life stance and claim it is ineffective and rather stand up for a cause that was advocated by Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood,and one many feminists look up to as a woman's rights advocate. Margaret Sanger believed birth control, eugenics and abortion was a way to rid the world of unwanted children, especially black, poor or disabled children. This is one of the reasons Planned Parenthood facilities are located in minority and impoverished communities, because they not only offer low cost care,they also offer abortions for the poor and minority women.
founder of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, was a proponent of forced eugenics, segregation, abortion, birth control and sexual immorality. Here are some of her quotes:
"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."
Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.
"Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race."
Margaret Sanger. Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.
"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
Margaret Sanger's December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon's Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.
"Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need ... We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock."
Margaret Sanger, April 1933 Birth Control Review.
"Eugenics is … the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.
Margaret Sanger. "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda." Birth Control Review, October 1921, page 5.
"[Slavs, Latin, and Hebrew immigrants are] human weeds ... a
deadweight of human waste ... [Blacks, soldiers, and Jews are a] menace to
"Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need ... We must prevent
Multiplication of this bad stock."
-- Margaret Sanger, April 1933 Birth Control Review .
"[Our objective is] unlimited sexual gratification without the burden
of unwanted children ... [Women must have the right] to live ... to love
... to be lazy ... to be an unmarried mother ... to create ... to destroy
... The marriage bed is the most degenerative influence in the social order
... The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members
is to kill it."
-- Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel , Volume I, Number 1.
Reprinted in Woman and the New Race . New York: Brentanos Publishers,
Not only is abortion murder of a human life, it is a sin to those who are moral and Christian. Any Christian who supports abortion as a right and a choice are lying to themselves. This is why those who don't believe in God and don't believe in religion solely believe they are the ones who should have control of their bodies. The irony is that, like Ronald Reagan once said, those who support abortion have already been born. The only reason I can see a man willing to give his rights up to parent his own child and condones abortion is that he doesn't care, is irresponsible, doesn't want to pay for child support or doesn't want to marry the woman he impregnated. All of the reasons for abortion are often selfish.
Finally, for those who say abortion saves women's lives from the back alley abortions of the past and the use of coat hangers or knitting needles and drinking bleach, I say, give women more credit today. Women of today are smarter, more independent and have more options than in 1973. In addition, the social acceptance of unwed mothers and single parents has grown. There is a great number of loving parents who want to adopt. We have more crisis counseling and pregnancy centers now. There is less reason to resort to abortion. Therefore, I personally don't believe there would be 52 Million aborted babies 38years later if Roe V Wade never passed. I think most women would have had the children than risk their own lives and abort their own babies.
Most abortion is 'medically' unnecessary and done as a convenience, form of birth control and in disregard for life. On the close of this 38th anniversary of Roe V Wade, we must remember regardless of religious beliefs, 'A person's a person no matter how small.'-- Dr. Seuss. That Christ created life and formed us in the womb and knew us before we were born.
Ronald Reagan:Abortion is a great wound in the soul of America