week, members of Congress will cast their votes on a measure that
focuses new attention on the issue of abortion.
issue is whether pregnant women should be informed that an abortion
performed 20 weeks or more after conception can cause pain to an unborn
far too long, pro-abortion activists have succeeded in depicting
abortion as a matter of a woman’s choice—as if it’s as simple a
decision as whether to join a gym or change hair color.
happens to the fetus during an abortion is still, by and large, not
talked about. Women walk
into an abortion center thinking they can magically become “unpregnant.”
Clinic personnel then instruct them to go to the mall or to get a
pedicure to take the sting out of losing their child in the most heinous
debate over partial-birth abortion, if nothing else, has shed a little
light on the actual, grisly practice of abortion.
When the issue came to the fore in the 1990s, many people, for
the first time, started thinking about abortion in concrete, rather than
abstract, terms. Partial-birth
abortion remains a tough practice to defend, even in our permissive
society. National public
opinion polls show that as many as 70 percent of the American public
supports the federal ban on partial-birth abortion which is now before
the U.S. Supreme Court.
medical experts say that, during a partial-birth abortion—and any
late-term abortion, for that matter—an unborn child does, in fact,
feel pain. Imagine the pain
of having a pair of scissors jammed into your skull or being ripped limb
by limb from your mother’s womb.
as unbelievable as it seems, while the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act
may pass the U.S. House, observers say it’s doomed in the Senate.
Apparently, there are just not enough Senators brave enough
to defend a woman’s right to know when pain is going to be inflicted
on her child.
Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee,
indicates the prospects for such legislation next year are grim.
an Associated Press report, Johnson was quoted as saying that the
“hard-core, pro-abortion loyalists” in the House will block even the
most modest pro-life measures during the next term.
abortion in the later stages of pregnancy has to be the most barbaric
form of violence that exists in
we as a nation have lost respect for the unborn child, we’ve also lost
respect for the child’s mother. Violence
against pregnant women has skyrocketed in recent decades.
No longer are pregnant women universally treated with respect.
Instead, they are far too often viewed with contempt—as if
they’ve done something wrong by trying to nurture and protect an
abortion-controlled Congress in 2007 can ignore the cries of the unborn
children—but, in the end, our country will be haunted by those silent
screams for decades to come.