Thursday, February 02, 2006

It seems I was wrong.  I did some research on partial-birth abortion today.  Last night I wrote “This 2003 law was not the first time Congress voted to prevent this barbaric, evil, sinful practice.  If I remember correctly, they did so over the veto of then President ‘I did not have….’ Clinton.”

Actually, I was right and wrong.  Congress passed bills in both 1996 and 1997 outlawing partial-birth abortions.  Both times, President “I did not have….” Clinton vetoed the bills passed by Congress.  Congress, however, did not successfully override the vetoes.  The 2003 law, of course, was passed while George W. Bush was President.  He supported the bill and signed it into law.

The following quotes are from Encarta, 1993-2003, Microsoft Corporation, Abortion, II  Abortion Methods, page 3.  “Abortions at the end of the second trimester and during the third trimester require major surgery.  Two such late-term procedures include hysterotomy and intact dilation and extraction.”  “Intact dilation and extraction, also referred to as a partial birth abortion, consists of partially removing the fetus (unborn baby—my addition) from the uterus through the vaginal canal, feet first, and using suction to remove the brain and spinal fluid from the skull.  The skull is then collapsed to allow removal of the fetus (unborn baby—my addition) from the uterus.”

The baby, of course, is murdered in the process.  This description of the procedure certainly reads like it is “gruesome, brutal, barbaric and uncivilized” to me.  It seems, it is not to former President “I did not have….” Clinton or to the majority of the Appellate Court Judges who ruled that the Congressional law outlawing this procedure is unconstitutional.  Oh, how they have sinned!          



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