Partial-Birth Abortion And Its Affect On The American People



We sat and watched our televisions and rejoiced as Jeffrey Dahmer was
sentenced to life in prison for the brutal killing of hundreds of men, women,
and children. Yet, right now, as you are reading this paper, another life has
been taken...a child's life. A child who, one day, could have been seen take
his or her first steps, opened the first Christmas present. One who later could
have went off to school and come home with news of his or her first new
girlfriend or boyfriend. A scholar, who could have fulfilled his or her dreams
by going to college to study in a chosen field, and one day, been deemed one of
the greatest in that particular field. The child who was just "murdered" ...

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She was wrong. This is what Nurse Shafer saw:

"I stood at the doctor's side and watched him perform a
partial-birth abortion on a woman who was six months
pregnant. The baby's heartbeat was clearly visible on the
ultrasound screen. The doctor delivered the baby's body and
arms, everything but his little head. The baby's body was
moving. His little fingers were clasping together. He was
kicking his feet. The doctor took a pair of scissors and
inserted them into the back of the baby's head, and the baby's
arms jerked out in a flinch, a startle reaction, like a baby does
when he thinks that he might fall. Then the doctor opened the
scissors up. Then he stuck the high-powered suction tube into
the hole and sucked the baby's brains out. Now the baby was
completely limp. I never went back to the clinic. But I am
still haunted by the face of that little boy. ...

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until it is born, but they are wrong. "Physicians, biologists, and other
scientists agree that conception marks the beginning of the life of a human
being--a being that is alive and is a member of the human species" (D.C. Metro
Pro-Life/Events Line, FactBot Database). So, if life begins at conception, then
how can abortionists say that abortion is not murder? An abortion is the
intentional killing of an innocent child. I say that is murder. But, it is
often disputed that the fetus is not a living being until it is born. Let's
clear this up a little, shall we?
By the end of the second week of pregnancy, there is a distinct embryo
present. The fetus has a developing brain ...

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