Partial Birth Abortion & Its Affect On The American People

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'Partial-Birth Abortionand its Affect on the American People'We sat and watched our televisions and rejoiced as Jeffrey Dahmer was sentencedto life in prison for the brutal killing of hundreds of men, women, and children. Yet, rightnow, as you are reading this paper, another life has been taken...a child's life. A childwho, one day, could have been seen take his or her first steps, opened the first Christmaspresent. One who later could have went off to school and come home with news of his orher first new girlfriend or boyfriend. A scholar, who could have fulfilled his or herdreams by going to college to study in a chosen field, and one day, been deemed one ofthe greatest in that particular field. The child who was just 'murdered' could have seenall of these events come to pass, but instead, the child's mother had a partial-birth abortionand ended the infant's life forever. Partial-birth abortion is a topic that has caused amassive controversy in the past few years. In September, 1993, Brenda Pratt Shafer, aregistered nurse with thirteen years of experience, was assigned by her nursing agency toan abortion clinic. Since Nurse Shafer considered herself to be 'very pro-choice,' shedidn't think this assignment would be a problem. She was wrong. This is what NurseShafer saw:'I stood at the doctor's side and watched him perform apartial-birth abortion on a woman who was six monthspregnant. The baby's heartbeat was clearly visible on theultrasound screen. The doctor delivered the baby's body andarms, everything but his little head. The baby's body wasmoving. His little fingers were clasping together. He waskicking his feet. The doctor took a pair of scissors andinserted them into the back of the baby's head, and the baby'sarms jerked out in a flinch, a startle reaction, like a baby doeswhen he thinks that he might fall. Then the doctor opened thescissors up. Then he stuck the high-powered suction tube intothe hole and sucked the baby's brains out. Now the baby wascompletely limp. I never went back to the clinic. But I amstill haunted by the face of that little boy. It was the mostperfect, angelic face I have ever seen.' (Patriot, Partial Birth-Abortion)A partial-birth abortion is a procedure used after twenty weeks (4 1/2 months) ofpregnancy--often to six months, seven months, and even later; and involves inducinglabor and turning the child into 'breech' position. The only difference between partial-birth abortion and homicide is a mere three inches. The abortionist delivers the baby'sentire body, except for the head. He then inserts the sharp end of scissors into the baby'shead and opens them to enlarge the hole. The baby's brains are then vacuumed out with asuction device. The dead baby is then removed (Patriot, Partial-Birth Abortion).One would think the American people would want this 'murderer' brought tojustice just as we angrily waited for the sentencing of Dahmer, yet nothing is being done.In fact, in March of this year, a bill was passed in...

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