PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION HOAX
BOTH SIDES ARE WRONG
By: David Brownlow
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate are
hyperventilating over the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold the ban on a barbaric
method of killing an unborn child known as the partial birth abortion. Those
who support the suctioning of a babys brains while he or she is in the final inches
of the birth canal, claim the sky is falling in. Those on the other side hail this
decision as the beginning of the end for legalized child-killing in America.
Two things are for sure; both sides are wrong, and both are
going to miss this very lucrative fund raising opportunity.
To be making so much fuss over this ban, it must be
that no one making these claims has ever bothered to actually read partial birth abortion
ban - unless of course, they believe there are still some riches to be mined out of this
tragedy, and need the prolong the hype.
Nowhere within the text is there anything even remotely
resembling an abortion ban. This is what the law says: The term
partial-birth abortion means an abortion in which the person performing the
abortion deliberately and intentionally vaginally delivers a living fetus until, in the
case of a head-first presentation, the entire fetal head is outside the body of the
mother, or, in the case of 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. Read
it for yourself.
This ban does absolutely
nothing to prohibit the killing of an unborn child as long as the baby is dead before its entire head or belly button is outside
the body of their mother. The text of the ban reads more like a set of targeting
coordinates, serving as an instructional narrative written to precisely guide the
abortionists knife as another young life is ended. This ban will not even slow
down a determined killer.
All this ban does is to narrowly define the exact
position within the birth canal where a targeted child is protected
a protection arbitrarily determined by which body part is exposed outside of their
mother. Unfortunately, the ban offers that same child zero
protection if he or she is located even one inch away, and is killed while the
regulated body parts are not showing - a loophole in the ban that is big
enough to drive an entire abortion clinic through.
Frankly, it is hard to imagine how anyone could have even
written an abortion ban that provides fewer restrictions on the taking of a human life. The effect of this ban is to declare open season on
partially born infants who have the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong
This ban is nothing short of regulated infanticide. As
enacted, it is unlikely that even a single life will be saved. What a fraud.
In spite the rhetoric we hear from both sides, there are no
abortions banned by the partial birth abortion ban. Symbolic gestures and
feel-good legislation like this may help to soothe our conscience as we continue turning
our backs on those most vulnerable among us, but this ban will have virtually no impact
on Americas legalized child-killing industry as it continues to
grind out another 3,500 dead preborn babies every single day.
May God have mercy on our nation.
"Published originally at
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Dave Brownlow is Vice Chairman of the Constitution
Party of Oregon, and a veteran of three congressional campaigns. He is an engineer,
entrepreneur, and 25 year political and pro-life activist. He resides in Damascus, Oregon
with Suzanne, his wife of 25 years, and three and their four children. Their son is
currently deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Army. He is a regular columnist for Etherzone.
We invite you to visit his website: DaveBrownlow.com
David Brownlow can be reached at: Dave@davebrownlow.com
Published in the April 27, 2007 issue of Ether Zone.
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