The Partial Birth Abortion Debate



When the debate over partial birth abortion, or D & X abortion, broke in 1995, the media had to report it. After all, it was being hotly debated in Congress where a ban on this horrific procedure was being considered. The abortion proponents knew that this procedure would repel all but the staunchest abortion supporters. They had to counter it quickly. First, the National Abortion Federation claimed the procedure didn't exist. But, the ruse was quickly exposed with proof from their own organization. During their 1992 convention they featured an Ohio abortionist who presented this procedure in a detailed written report. Then, things got out of hand. The reality of partial birth abortion ...

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baby's little fingers were clasping and unclasping, his feet were kicking. Then the doctor suck the scissors through the back of his head, and the baby's arms jerked out in a flinch, a startled reaction, like a baby does when he thinks that he might fall. The doctor opened up the scissors, stuck a high-powered suction tube into the opening and sucked the baby's brains out. Now the baby was completely limp."
It was clear that the abortion camp needed to do some damage control. Since the media is the filter through which all information is disseminated to the public, they were quickly recruited in the effort. Planned Parenthood held a news conference and stated that these procedures were "so rare, they were almost never done." Ron Fitzimmons, the spokesperson for the National Coalition of Abortion Providers repeated this information in media interviews. He added that the few that were performed were only done for extreme medical reasons.
President Clinton joined the rhetorical band ...

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