Opinion- Partial Birth
Abortion Barbaric....And Real
Don Nelson, President
Reno Gazette Journal
October 31, 2003
The Partial Birth Abortion Ban has finally passed.
It’s about time.
Partial birth abortion is barbaric and it is real.
a partial birth abortion, the abortionist uses ultra-sound
to maneuver the unborn for a feet first, breach delivery.
He locates a foot or leg and uses forceps to begin
pulling the unborn out of the womb.
As the legs and torso are pulled out, the child is
grasped and his spine is turned upwards.
While holding the partially delivered child by his
shoulders, the abortionist punctures the head, inserts a
tube and suctions the unborn’s brains out.
birth abortion shocks our sensibilities and numbs our
is why abortion advocates deny there’s any such thing as
a partial birth abortion.
Abortionists who perform them deserve fines, jail
time and civil penalties.
advocates respond that these abortions are used in rare
instances in “wanted” pregnancies where something has
gone horribly wrong.
But a New Jersey clinic admitted that 1,500 of one
year’s 3000 late term abortions were partial birth
birth abortionists testify that most babies are perfectly
normal or have slight “defects.”
They say that the mother is often in denial that
she is pregnant or waited too long.
Though the present ban includes a physical health
exception, medical authorities say partial birth abortion
is not necessary.
advocates also protest that this violates a woman’s
right to make medical decisions with her doctor and
are the same people who said Laci Peterson’s unborn son
Conner was not a baby.
Americans know a baby when they see one.
They’ve seen smiling babies on 4 D ultrasound and
know it is wrong to intentionally take their lives and
happiness by these violent means.
They intuitively know that no one has the right to
harm another human in privacy.
They also know that barbarity is not diminished
when committed by licensed professionals.
leaders fear that pro-life leaders will use the ban to
undermine Roe. These
leaders need to explain why these brutal partial birth
abortions are so fundamental to women’s equality.
How is equality with men achieved through
destroying partially delivered children?
And why is Roe is so fragile that no abortion can
ever be illegal no matter how late in pregnancy and no
matter how light the reasons?
partial birth abortion ban has such strong public support
because even most “pro-choice” Americans do not
believe that abortion rights and “choice” should
include the shocking and merciless killing of late term
unborn children by suctioning their brains out.
Partial birth abortion should not be the price
innocent unborns must pay to sustain Roe.
birth abortion has been devastating to abortion advocates.
Since becoming public, support for abortion has
dropped nearly ten percent, leading to a pro-life
recent study by the abortion supporting Center For
Gender Equality found that twenty-eight percent of
women believe abortion should be generally available to
those who want it. Altogether, seventy percent of women
favor more restrictions.
Seventeen percent say there should be stricter
limits than there currently are.
Forty percent would allow abortion for rape,
incest, and the life of the mother.
Thirteen percent would not permit abortion under
The public exposure to partial birth abortion has
changed the way Americans think about abortion.
When the Supreme Court receives a challenge to this
ban, it must respond in decency and uphold the ban on this