Shots fired

On Saturday, commenter and friend HisMan alerted me to a story and photo of a baby being delivered by emergency c-section after being shot and killed en utero through his mother. The shooting supposedly occurred during the rioting in Iran over the election of Ahmadinejad.

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By Sunday morning the photo had been removed...

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The only reason I can show you the original story is because HisMan left it up on his computer all night Saturday. It was up and down too quickly to be cached.

It turns out this sweet little baby was apparently an innocent victim in the Iraq War in 2005, according to a source I'm not confident in (the anti-American Iraqi League).

But the bottom line is the baby wasn't killed this weekend. A photo of his preborn murder was merely used to stimulate opposition against the current regime. (Think about that.)

photo beautiful baby.jpgI could go a couple different directions with this post but want to focus on the fact that this was simply a politically incorrect abortion. Had the mother, (who it was reported did not die) wanted her 8-month-old preborn son killed in America, so it would have been. (And then his photos wouldn't have been politically correct.)

Late-term abortionist George Tiller, who himself was killed by a bullet, used a different sort of shot to murder late-term babies. Explains Gregg Cunningham of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform:

"Dr." Tiller described on his website (which I reviewed before it was taken down) the process by which he would, with benefit of ultrasound guidance, plunge a long needle into the beating heart of a late term baby to induce a heart attack, with a drug called digoxin....

The Boston Globe, August 10, 2007, in an article titled "Shots assist in aborting fetuses," with the subhead, "Lethal injections offer legal shield," reported these lethal injection abortions are now being done to protect abortionists from criminal liability (it is, theoretically, not legal to kill a baby outside the womb) in abortions after 18 to 20 weeks gestation.

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The article further explained that "Medical staff inject either the heart drug digoxin or potassium chloride, a potentially poisonous salt also used in state [death penalty] executions." [The actual needle and syringe used are pictured left, courtesy of Life Dynamics.] According to the authorities quoted in the story, both chemicals have "long [been] used in late term abortions ...."

Digoxin was Tiller's preferred toxin (as in "choose your poison"), but both chemicals are used to induce fatal heart attacks. says "classic symptoms" of a heart attack can be recognized when "someone clutches their chest and writhes in excruciating pain." That is why condemned capital offenders are given anesthesia before being injected with the heart stopping drug., "Execution by injection far from painless," April 14, 2005, reported a study conducted by researchers from FL and VA stating, "Without adequate anesthesia... the person being executed would experience... a severe burning sensation, massive muscle cramping and cardiac arrest.", "Lethal Injections Called Flawed," April 15, 2005, said the same study found that blood samples taken from executed inmates suggested that some 40% of condemned prisoners "might be so inadequately sedated that they are awake enough to suffer agonizingly painful deaths ...."

It should be born in mind that these inmates are receiving direct, intravenous injections of anesthesia and it still might not be enough to spare them what amounts to torture.

Late term babies get no direct administration of anesthesia before their heart attacks....

The shootings of the Iraqi baby and George Tiller are rightfully considered immoral and illegal.

Tiller's shootings of babies were legal and considered moral.


How absolutely heartbreaking this is...

Just to add some links, in case the whole "fetuses can't feel pain" argument comes up:

Posted by: Kel at June 22, 2009 10:12 AM

God bless President Bush. Iran see no aid in gaining freedom and democracy like we guided in Iraq. See the violence is baout them seeking several things they know are available but can't have. French Sarkozy spoke it well. We do have urgency bringing democracy to the world.

Posted by: xppc at June 22, 2009 10:24 AM

I feel sorry for the pro-choicers who are so in denial as to the lives of their children and the children of friends and relatives who have done this terrible thing.

I feel even more sorry for the babies. This really literally makes me sick.

Posted by: xalisae at June 22, 2009 10:26 AM

Good Lord.
Makes me sick as well, xalisae.

Posted by: Carla at June 22, 2009 10:43 AM

...and what is our fearless president doing about the situtation in Iran??

He doesn't want to "meddle" in the affairs of other countries?

He sure fooled me...

Posted by: RSD at June 22, 2009 11:18 AM

The sources of all evil, be it the murder of innocents in the womb or the oppression of an entire people, are the same....the lust for power and the desire to retain it. Satan's clawprints are everywhere to be found on these acts of murder and violence.

Come quickly Lord Jesus and let justice roll. Wipe away all tears, remove all pain, defeat death.

Please have mercy on us all.

Posted by: HisMan at June 22, 2009 11:21 AM

Amen, HisMan!!!

Posted by: Carla at June 22, 2009 11:43 AM

"This is the picture of the fetus"

Describing this poor baby as a fetus is beyond belief. I'm speechless.

My prayers go out to the family of this child and his mother.

Posted by: Janet at June 22, 2009 11:55 AM

It boggles my mind that the pro aborts opposed capital punishment but have no trouble doing this to babies .

Posted by: Maria at June 22, 2009 12:15 PM

That poor child. God help us.

Posted by: Jasper at June 22, 2009 12:52 PM

It boggles my mind that the pro aborts opposed capital punishment but have no trouble doing this to babies .
Posted by: Maria at June 22, 2009 12:15 PM

I agree, Maria.

Posted by: Kel at June 22, 2009 12:59 PM

"It boggles my mind that the pro aborts opposed capital punishment but have no trouble doing this to babies .
Posted by: Maria at June 22, 2009 12:15 PM"

I also agree.

Posted by: segamon at June 22, 2009 4:33 PM

"It boggles my mind that the pro aborts opposed capital punishment but have no trouble doing this to babies .
Posted by: Maria at June 22, 2009 12:15 PM"

I also agree.
Posted by: segamon at June 22, 2009 4:33 PM

me too. Very sad indeed. :(

Posted by: angel at June 22, 2009 4:43 PM

Hisman, thank you for saving the page on your computer. This needed to be exposed. How very heartbreaking...

Posted by: Bethany at June 22, 2009 5:26 PM

Who but a coward shoots a person in the back,
let alone an innocent child in the womb in the back?

My mind simply cannot grasp why the world isn't aghast at this.

Where are those who expressed outrage at the murder of Dr. Tiller? Where's the angst? Where's a statement from PETA? Where's the call for action?

Silence is evidence of the world's culpability and utter guilt.

Posted by: HisMan at June 22, 2009 7:26 PM

These photos are something I will never forget.

They also serve as reminders of the daily holocaust that plagues our world because of abortion.

Posted by: LauraLoo at June 22, 2009 9:46 PM

This technique is used in the Republic of Korea, where until a short time ago permitted abortions up to the 28th week. Many doctors can use "medical" reasons for late term murder of 8 and 9 months. All minors can obtain an abortion without contacting their parents. Korean Foster Care Association says government figures 1,000 abortions per DAY, but suggest that the true figure based on other NGO's is more like 3,000 per Day. Do the math, that's 1,095,000 per year, in a country of 48 million plus.
The Korean Pro-Lifer wrote about Phinehas (Num. 25), a zealous man, a Levi Priest (Grandson of Aaron) who took a spear into the tent where Zimri, of the Tribe of Simeon defiantly had sex with a woman of Moab. Phinehas drove the spear through both of them, stopping the plague that had killed 24,000 Israelites.

Question, Is the killer of Tiller a "Phinehas"?

Posted by: KoreanWarBaby at June 25, 2009 6:27 AM