On November 6, the Chicago Tribune nicely advanced the abortion industry's talking points regarding the Partial Birth Abortion Ban.
Those talking points, which I was in court to hear Wednesday, were that Congress "absolutely betrayed" a 2000 Supreme Court ruling against Nebraska's partial-birth abortion ban by basically resubmitting the same ban in 2003 that the Court previously ruled was vague and excluded a health exception.
The Trib article will likely be typical of the mainstream media, so I want to address its bias.
You'd think the Trib would have analyzed the issues of vagueness and health between the two bans, but it did not. You'd think the Trib would have at least explained what partial-birth abortion is, but it did not.
Rather, the Tribune led with a tragic story of a mother who "may" have undergone a partial-birth abortion after discovering she was carrying a terminally ill baby, only admitting at the end of the story she didn't have a partial-birth abortion at all....
Continue reading my column today, "Legitimizing partial-birth abortion" on WND.com.
As a pro-life activist, I am really sick and tired of hearing about "partial birth abortion," which is a red herring. Do you know why the industry came up with partial birth abortion?
That's because they want to avoid what they term "the Dread Complication," the live birth of a pre- or full-term baby. As depraved as abortionists are, even they don't like having to murder a child by manual strangulation, drowning or neglect.
If you ban partial birth abortion, they will go right back to other forms of murder. Particularly since prosecutors are too spineless to charge abortionists with murder by strangulation, drowning, neglect or homicide during live birth, which is, after all, a more accurate description of partial birth abortion.Posted by: Miss Ross at November 10, 2006 3:23 PM
So you're saying not to ban partial-birth abortion because it might drive abortionists to commit more barbaric forms of abortion? Pardon me, but your logic stinks.Posted by: Jill Stanek at November 10, 2006 3:24 PM
Its so hard for me to believe that things like partial birth abortion really exist year 2006 in the states.But I know it does. I live in Sweden, and the partial birth method would never ever be performed here for any reason. Its never been legal in our country. Some years ago, when I was pregnant with my daughter, I read in my grandmas old medicinebooks (shes a nurse) about pregnancy and labour. The book was from 1945.I could read in the book that if a labour goes wrong, and you cannot get whole the baby out,the absolute last solution was to puncture the babys head, just to save the life of the mother. But that was very rare,even 1945 and almost never happened.
In Sweden, abortion on demand is legal up to 18 weeks of gestation.The price is $40. If you got special reasons, you can get an abortion up to 22 weeks of gestation, but thats the definitive upper limit.But theres only 300 late abortions between 18 and 22 weeks every year.And then the baby dies fast and without any pain in the womb and comes out intact.No saline or D&E.If you later in your pregnancy discover that the baby is so sick that theres no change at all it could live outside the womb, and now I mean NO change at all and the doctors are 100% sure, they can do a c-section or an induced labor so the baby can die in your arms.It sounds strange to me that the PBA would be the only way to save a mothers life or physichal health.Almost noone dies from neither abortion nor labour or c-section in Sweden.Would there be such a difference between american and swedish womens bodies?
In Sweden, no woman need to feel she "have to" have an abortion if she dont want to, just because shes young, or poor, or single.The first year in a babys life, every mother gets paid from the state so she can stay at home with the baby.I ts taxmoney.The pay is $600 each month, if she comes direct from highschool.If she had a wellpaid job before the pregnancy, she can get $2000 each month.After the first year, she can lend money from the state and go to college if she wants so and get cheap daycare for her baby.When she later gets a job, she pay back to the state.
Most people in Sweden dont know that things like third trimester abortions and PBA exists in the states.The magazines and newspapers never write about it, and its never on the TVnews.People know that women have abortions in the states, but they dont know at which point in the pregnancy.But almost noone here in Sweden would support third trimester abortions if they knew- not even the feminists and the leftists.
I read about you, Jill Stanek and I really like what you did for the infants.You seem to be a very brave and intelligent woman.Keep up the good work!