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Ignoring Euphemisms for Late-Term Abortions

by | Mar 18, 2019

By Right to Life of Michigan News

Gone are the days of “safe, legal and rare.” Lately, we see abortion supporters firmly embracing abortion-on-demand publicly.

Pro-abortion legislators are looking to protect Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton by codifying abortion through all nine months of pregnancy in state law. Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia discussed infanticide on the radio. Amelia Bonow from Shout Your Abortion is writing a children’s book. Leana Wen, the new president of Planned Parenthood, frankly admitted abortion is their core mission.

Despite this newfound clarity, they realize that honesty about late-term abortion is bad strategy.

In Michigan, there were 3,461 reported abortions in the second and third trimesters in 2017. Though abortion advocates like to claim that late-term abortions are rare, there were more abortions after 20 weeks in Michigan (434) than gun homicides (417). Who would say that homicides committed with a gun are rare? How many news stories have mentioned them lately? Let’s dig a little deeper.

The most common late-term abortion procedure is the dilation and evacuation method, (D&E). There were 1,777 reported D&E abortions in Michigan in 2017.

The prolife movement has dubbed these D&E abortions “dismemberment abortions.” Abortion advocates like to claim that prolifers muddy the waters when they don’t use the “medical” terminology the abortion industry has invented. Let’s describe what a dismemberment abortion is, and you judge who is being honest and who is employing euphemism to confuse people.

This is the description that pro-abortion former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy used to describe D&E abortions:

“After sufficient dilation, a doctor inserts grasping forceps through the woman’s cervix and into the uterus to grab a living fetus. The doctor grips a fetal part with the forceps and pulls it back through the cervix and vagina, continuing to pull even after meeting resistance from the cervix. The friction causes the fetus to tear apart. For example, a leg might be ripped off the fetus as it is pulled through the cervix and out of the woman. The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: It bleeds to death as it is torn apart limb by limb.”

So, which word accurately describes what happens to the baby? Dismemberment or evacuation? Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, “No one would dispute that, for many, D&E is a procedure itself laden with the power to devalue human life.” It is, and it’s time for them to end.

Categories: Abortion
Tags: abortion