Mind-numbingly idiotic pro-abort quote of the day – and a response

Posted by: ST on May 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Sigh. Via the Letters to the Editor section in Florida’s Sun Sentinel (emphasis added by me):

Having been in the trenches in the 1970s when the legalization of abortion came about in New York state and the in-pouring of desperate women from all over the United States and Canada occurred, I can tell you firsthand that women will continue to have and need abortions regardless of the laws promulgated by men for political purposes to satisfy their right-wing constituents.

So many of the people who today are against abortion have had or would have this procedure if the circumstances were on a personal basis.

So many rabid anti-abortion people saw the light after their unwanted pregnancy problem was solved, but now want to expiate their guilt by being on the front lines of the pro-life movement.

I find it the height of hypocrisy that these people would kill a doctor who performs abortions but restrict food and health aid to babies once born. Right to life?

It’s really hard to know where to start with this one, but I should point out that this staunch advocate for abortion, who slams abortions laws that – by the faulty description above – were “promulgated by men” (as if there’s no such thing as an elected female pro-lifer) is a man himself who has probably never been told by “feminists” that his opinion doesn’t count … because he’s “pro-choice.” You see, it’s ok to be a man and voice your opinion on the issue, and advocate pro-abortion laws as long as your opinion falls squarely in line with that of the rad-fems, whose belief is that abortion should not be restricted in any circumstance … including partial-birth abortions, for two reasons: 1) they believe any restriction on abortion is a “back door attempt by the right to slowly erode the ‘rights’ of a woman to ‘choose’”, and 2) most of them don’t view the unborn child as an actual human being until it’s not only been born, but it’s been declared healthy enough to live (an opinion shared by our celebrity President, BTW).

As to the issue of “killing a doctor”, first things first: Um, New Tone - where? Secondly, the guy can’t be stupid enough to really think that the vast majority of pro-lifers condoned the murder of Dr. Tiller. On the other hand, over 50 million babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade was decided, giving a woman the “right” to terminate the beating heart of her unborn child without limits up until the point of viability – around 24 weeks.

Pro-aborts like to point out – as if it makes a shred of difference – that the vast majority of abortions are performed in the first trimester. While this is true, what they don’t point out, and try very hard to prevent you and pregnant women considering abortion from knowing, is not only the fetal development of a 1st trimester unborn child but also the most common abortion performed during the first tri: vacuum aspiration. First, let’s take a look at the fetal development that takes place during the 1st tri:

Week 3 – Gestational Age (Fetal Age – Week 1): The embryo is going through lots of basic growth at this time, with the beginning development of the brain, spinal cord, heart, and gastrointestinal tract.

Week 4 & 5 – Gestational Age (Fetal Age – Weeks 2 & 3): Arm and leg buds are visible, but not clearly distinguishable. The heart is now beating at a steady rhythm. The placenta has begun to form and is producing some important hormones including hCG. There is movement of rudimentary blood through the main vessels. The early structures that will become the eyes and ears are forming. The embryo is ¼ inch long by the end of these weeks.

Week 6 – Gestational Age (Fetal Age – Week 4): The formation of the lungs, jaw, nose, and palate begin now. The hand and feet buds have webbed structures that will become the fingers and toes. The brain is continuing to form into its complex parts. A vaginal ultrasound could possibly detect an audible heartbeat at this time. The embryo is about a ½ inch in length.

Week 7 – Gestational Age (Fetal Age – Week 5): At 7 weeks gestation, every essential organ has begun to form in the embryo’s tiny body even though it still weighs less than an aspirin. The hair and nipple follicles are forming, and the eyelids and tongue have begun formation. The elbows and toes are more visible as the trunk begins to straighten out.

Week 8 – Gestational Age (Fetal Age – Week 6): The ears are continuing to form externally and internally. Everything that is present in an adult human is now present in the small embryo. The bones are beginning to form, and the muscles can contract. The facial features continue to mature, and the eyelids are now more developed. The embryo is at the end of the embryonic period and begins the fetal period. The embryo is about 1 inch long and is the size of a bean.

Weeks 9 thru 13 – Gestational Age (Fetal Age – Weeks 7 thru 11): The fetus has grown to about 3 inches in length and weighs about an ounce. The genitalia have clearly formed into male or female, but still could not be seen clearly on an ultrasound. The eyelids close and will not reopen until the 28th week of pregnancy. The fetus can make a fist, and the buds for baby teeth appear. The head is nearly half the size of the entire fetus.

Now, let’s take a look at what happens during a vacuum aspiration abortion:

ASPIRATION ABORTION — THE MOST COMMON KIND OF IN-CLINIC ABORTION

During an aspiration abortion

  • Your health care provider will examine your uterus.
  • You will get medicine for pain. You may be offered sedation — a medicine that allows you to be awake but deeply relaxed.
  • A speculum will be inserted into your vagina.
  • Your health care provider may inject a numbing medication into or near your cervix.
  • The opening of your cervix may be stretched with dilators — a series of increasingly thick rods. Or you may have absorbent dilators inserted a day or a few hours before the procedure. They will absorb fluid and get bigger. This slowly stretches open your cervix. Medication may also be used with or without the dilators to help open your cervix.
  • You will be given antibiotics to prevent infection.
  • A tube is inserted through the cervix into the uterus.
  • Either a hand-held suction device or a suction machine gently empties your uterus.
  • Sometimes, an instrument called a curette is used to remove any remaining tissue that lines the uterus. It may also be used to check that the uterus is empty. When a curette is used, people often call the abortion a D&C — dilation and curettage.

It gets even worse during a second trimester abortion, which I’ve written about here.

So, with that in mind, let’s review: The vast majority of pro-lifers, both male and female, elected and average Joe/Jane Citizens, vocally condemned the murder of partial birth abortionist Dr. Tiller.  On the other hand, the vast majority of pro-aborts applaud, encourage, celebrate, and recommend that women who don’t want their baby for any reason have an abortion procedure done, an inhumane, groteseque procedure which includes sucking out the developing baby parts piece by piece and extinguishing the unborn child’s heartbeat forever.   Pretty disturbing, considering that liberals believe that we shouldn’t put to death brutal murderers on death row because the various punishments, including lethal injection and the gas chamber, are – to them – considered “cruel and unusual punishment” and are therefore “unconstitutional.”  We must show mercy to murderers and no mercy (or at most “optional mercy”) to the unborn.

Now that’s the “height of hypocrisy.”

And yet pro-lifers are the ones who are “extremists.” Go figure …

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5 Responses to “Mind-numbingly idiotic pro-abort quote of the day – and a response”

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  1. LC Gregory says:

    I guess all pro-life laws are “promulgated by men” because women who are pro-life aren’t considered to actually be women.

  2. Brontefan says:

    In today’s “hook-up” society.. it is all about women who are too lazy [or stupid] to use birth control, which is readily available at nearly every health clinic and drug store. With all the birth control methods/drugs available… this is absolutely reprehensible.

  3. Carlos says:

    The guy shouldn’t have any problem getting his head on straight – all he has to do is fit his body to it while it’s stuck up his posterior orifice.

    What a load.

  4. Drew says:

    Have you ever noticed all the people who favor abortion have already been born?

  5. Kate says:

    LOL,Drew….I think there are more younger girl having children as opposed to older women who have abortions, too. There must be a stat somewhere to demonstrate this fact. Here are some facts from abort73.com:

    ANNUAL ABORTION STATISTICS
    •In 2008, approximately 1.21 million abortions took place in the U.S., down from an estimated 1.29 million in 2002, 1.31 million in 2000 and 1.36 million in 1996. From 1973 through 2005, more than 45 million legal abortions have occurred in the U.S. (AGI).
    •In 2007, the highest number of reported legal induced abortions occurred in Florida (91,954), NYC (90,870), and Texas (80,886); the fewest occurred in Wyoming (9), South Dakota (707), and North Dakota (1,235) (CDC).
    •The 2007 abortion ratios by state ranged from a low of 58 abortions per 1,000 live births in Idaho and South Dakota (Wyoming had too few abortions for reliable tabulation) to a high of 737 abortions per 1,000 live births in NYC (CDC).
    •The annual number of legal induced abortions in the United States doubled between 1973 and 1979, and peaked in 1990. There was a slow but steady decline through the 1990′s. The number of annual abortions decreased by 2% between 2000 and 2007, with a slight spike in 2006. (CDC)

    •In 1998, the last year for which estimates were made, more than 23% of legal induced abortions were performed in California (CDC).
    •In 2005, the abortion rate in the United States was higher than recent rates reported for Canada and Western European countries and lower than rates reported for China, Cuba, the majority of Eastern European countries, and certain Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union (CDC).
    •Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended; about 4 in 10 of these are terminated by abortion. Twenty-two percent of all U.S. pregnancies end in abortion. (AGI).

    WHO HAS ABORTIONS?
    •In 2007, 84% of all abortions were performed on unmarried women (CDC).
    •Women between the ages of 20-24 obtained 33% of all abortions; women between 25-29 obtained 24% (CDC).
    •50% of U.S. women obtaining abortions are younger than 25; women aged 20-24 obtain 33% of all U.S. abortions and teenagers obtain 17% (AGI).
    •In 2007, adolescents under 15 years obtained .05% of all abortions, but had the highest abortion ratio, 768 abortions for every 1,000 live births (CDC).
    •47% of women who have abortions had at least one previous abortion (AGI).
    •Black women are more than 4.8 times more likely than non-Hispanic white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are 2.7 times as likely (AGI).
    •37% of women obtaining abortions identify themselves as Protestant, and 28% identify themselves as Catholic (AGI).

    WHY ARE ABORTIONS PERFORMED?
    •On average, women give at least 3 reasons for choosing abortion: 3/4 say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or other responsibilities; about 3/4 say they cannot afford a child; and 1/2 say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner (AGI).
    WHEN DO ABORTIONS OCCUR?
    •88-92% of all abortions happen during the first trimester, prior to the 13th week of gestation (AGI/CDC).
    HOW ARE ABORTIONS PERFORMED?
    •In 2007, 86% of abortions were performed by curettage (which includes dilatation and evacuation [D&E]). Most curetage abortions are suction procedures (CDC).
    •Medical abortions made up approximately 12% of all abortions reported (CDC).
    WHO IS PERFORMING ABORTIONS?
    •The number of abortion providers declined by 11% between 1996 and 2000 (from 2,042 to 1,819). It declined another 2% between 2000 and 2005 (from 1,819 to 1,787) It has remained stable between 2005 and 2008 (1,787 to 1,793). (AGI).
    •Forty-two percent of providers offer very early abortions (during the first four weeks’ gestation) and 95% offer abortion at eight weeks. Sixty-four percent of providers offer at least some second-trimester abortion services (13 weeks or later), and 20% offer abortion after 20 weeks. Eleven percent of all abortion providers offer abortions past 24 weeks (AGI).
    ABORTION FATALITY
    •In 2007, 6 women died as a result of complications from known legal induced abortion (CDC).
    •The number of deaths attributable to legal induced abortion was highest before the 1980s (CDC).
    •In 1972 (the year before abortion was federally legalized), a total of 24 women died from causes known to be associated with legal abortions, and 39 died as a result of known illegal abortions (CDC).
    THE COST OF ABORTION
    •In 2009, the average cost of a nonhospital abortion with local anesthesia at 10 weeks of gestation was $451 (AGI).

    MEDICAL ABORTION
    •In 2005, 57% of abortion providers, or 1,026 facilities, provided one or more types of medical abortions, a 70% increase from the first half of 2001. At least 10% of nonhospital abortion providers offer only medication abortion services (AGI).
    •In 2005, an estimated 161,100 early medication abortions were performed in nonhospital facilities (AGI).
    •Medication abortion accounted for 17% of all abortions in 2008 (AGI).
    ABORTION AND CONTRACEPTION
    •Induced abortions usually result from unintended pregnancies, which often occur despite the use of contraception (CDC).
    •54% of women having abortions used a contraceptive method during the month they became pregnant. Among those women, 76% of pill users and 49% of condom users reported using the methods inconsistently, while 13% of pill users and 14% of condom users reported correct use (AGI).
    •8% of women having abortions have never used a method of birth control (AGI).
    •9 in 10 women at risk of unintended pregnancy are using a contraceptive method (AGI).

    ABORTION AND MINORS
    •40% of minors having an abortion report that neither of their parents knew about the abortion (AGI).
    •35 states currently enforce parental consent or notification laws for minors seeking an abortion: AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA,WI, WV, and WY. The Supreme Court ruled that minors must have the alternative of seeking a court order authorizing the procedure (AGI).

    ABORTION AND PUBLIC FUNDS
    •The U.S. Congress has barred the use of federal Medicaid funds to pay for abortions, except when the woman’s life would be endangered by a full-term pregnancy or in cases of rape or incest (AGI).
    •17 states (AK, AZ, CA, CT, HI, IL, MA, MD, MN, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OR, VT, WA and WV) do use public funds to pay for abortions for some poor women. About 14