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Partial Birth Abortion Ban is a Farce

The Partial Birth Abortion Ban is a Farce

Has it ever occurred to you that the Partial Birth Abortion Ban won’t save a single life?  Millions of dollars have been spent, millions of Emails have been sent, and tens of thousands have lent their time and energy to outlaw partial birth abortion.  It's been a long, hard battle that it appears the pro-lifers might win, now that both the House and the Senate have passed bans and Bush promises to sign one.  Unfortunately, the battle won is a worthless one and no cause for celebration.

Should partial birth abortion be legal?  Of course not!  In the "dilatation and extraction procedure", the physician pulls the late-term fetus (that’s latin for "baby") down feet first, then with all of her body outside the womb except the head, he punctures a hole in the back of her skull and inserts a suction instrument that evacuates her brains.  It’s cold-blooded murder, so cruel and inhumane that even the AMA and many liberal Democrats are against it!  Only the most fanatical pro-choicers have the audacity to wield lies to defend this barbaric form of infanticide.

Though this killing technique is indeed brutal to the observer, other late-term abortion procedures are no less brutal to the unborn patient.  Outlawing this procedure alone means that the same babies will be killed by arguably more painful procedures, such as the dilatation and evacuation procedure, in which the child is slowly torn limb from limb, rather than killed quickly with a stab to the back of the skull.  A ban on all late-term abortion might have saved some lives, but this ban is a waste.  How inept has the pro-life movement become that we work so hard on legislation that won’t save a single life?  If we’re going to continue to campaign for candidates like Bush who calls himself "pro-life" and endorses this specious ban, yet he defends abortion in cases of rape and incest, he doesn't want to overturn Roe v. Wade, he appoints pro-abortionist judges as Governor of Texas, and he promises not to apply a pro-life "litmus test" to future Federal nominations, then we’re as stupid as the left says we are!  With pro-life friends like President Bush, who needs pro-choice enemies?

God's Word says that the unavenged bloodshed brings a curse on the land.  Our nation must repent before the horrifying judgment of Almighty God falls on us.  The sixth commandment, "Thou shalt not murder," has not been revoked, and neither has the sanction God legislates for such crimes (Num.35:30; Rev.21:8).

For "the least of these",
Patrick Johnston

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