Lo children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of
the womb is his reward. Psalms-127:3
The National Campaign to End Partial-Birth Abortions
What the nurse saw….
In September, 1993, Brenda Pratt Shafer, a registered nurse with thirteen years or
experience, was assigned by her nursing agency to an abortion clinic. Since Nurse
Shafer considered herself "very pro-choice," she didn’t think this assignment would
be a problem. She was wrong. This is what Nurse Shafer saw:
" I stood at the doctor’s side and watched him perform a partial-birth abortion on a
woman who was six months pregnant. The baby’s heartbeat was clearly visible on the
ultrasound screen. The doctor delivered the baby’s body and arms, everything but
his little head. The baby’s body was moving. His little fingers were clasping together.
He was kicking his feet. The doctor took a pair of scissors and inserted them into the
back of the baby’s head, and the baby’s arms jerked out in a flinch, a startle reaction,
like a baby does when he thinks that he might fall. Then the doctor opened the
scissors up. Then he stuck the high-powered suction tube into the hole and sucked
the baby’s brains out. Now the baby was completely limp. I never went back to the
clinic. But I am still haunted by the face of that little boy. It was the most perfect,
angelic face I have ever seen."
Hear her describe part of the the procedure
Her whole Public Service Announcement
The Partial-Birth Aboriton procedure is used after 20 weeks (4.5 months) of
pregnancy – often to six months, seven months or even later. The difference
between partial-birth abortion and homicde is a mere three inches….
Important Facts About Partial-Birth Abortions
Anesthesia’s Effect of the Baby
Reasons for Partial-Birth Abortions
The bill passed by Congress allows a partial-birth abortion to be performed if
necessary to save a woman’s live. But pro-abortion groups and President Clinton
also demand and exception for "health" abortion – a huge loophole that would allow
partial-birth abortions for "emotional well-being" or "depression." The anesthesia
given to the mother has little or no effect on the baby, according to congressional
testimony by the nation’s leading anesthesiologists, including the president of the
American Society of Anesthesiologists. Medical experts testified that babies at this
age can experience great pain. Dr. Martin Haskell, who has performed over 1000
partial-birth abortions, said that he performs them "routinely" for non-medical
reasons, and that 80% are "purely elective." Medical experts testified before
congressional committees that it is never necessary to kill a baby that has been
almost entirely delivered to preserve the life or health of the mother.
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