Despite having been declared illegal by our legislation, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton says that the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act is unconstitutional and "the act poses an undue burden on a woman's right to choose an abortion."
San Francisco ChronicleI want to know exactly where in the Constitution we find the "right" to do this. What kind of world do we live in? I can't even imagine a world in which I would be so different from who I am now that I would think this was OK. What kind of “doctor” would condone and participate in the serial decapitation of babies?
Partial birth is not a medically accepted term, but as defined by the bill it is the "intentional delivery of a fetus until, in the case of a headfirst presentation, the entire fetal head is outside the body of the mother, or, in the case of the breech presentation, any part of the fetal trunk past the navel is outside the body of the mother for the purpose of performing an overt act that the person knows will kill the partially delivered living fetus."
Evidently the Chronicle felt that they should edit out some of the more graphic parts of the AP story. Here is the fuller version, here is the edited version. Among the missing passages is the description of the "procedure" that I quoted above.
We have heard the left screaming about atrocities until we can't even hear them through their own noise. I want to hear the left scream that this is an atrocity. Until they prove that they know what an atrocity is they don't have a leg to stand on.
Comment from Peg:
Essentially, I think that most on the left are repelled by partial birth abortion. I mean - how could you not be? We're talking about dismembering a human that could potentially live outside the womb on its own! Isn't it the left that (purportedly) is always talking about the rights of people, not harming people, etc?
I happen to think that this is one more example of how the left has gone semi-insane with their devotion to an issue. They put the right of abortion so high above almost all other rights, that they are willing to accept the dismemberment and killing of a human, capable of feeling pain and of life itself, because they are fearful that doing anything else will lead to the "slipperly slope" argument.
I happen to be an abortion rights advocate - in the first trimester. My own belief is that a human embryo is not a person - and, as such, it is permissible to kill it. I recognize that some do not accept my premise - but, it is what I believe.
Does anyone really believe, however, that a baby capable of living outside the womb is not a person?
What logical tortures the left must go through to accept this.