Catherine Davis at Let’s Talk About It writes about one of the most heinous forms of abortion, outlawed in 2003:
“Until 2003, politics allowed abortionists to partially birth babies, then plunge instruments into their brains to kill them before pulling them completely out of the womb. Instead of protecting the lives of the innocents, politics allows some babies to be pulled apart limb by limb each and every day in one of America’s 549 surgical abortion centers. Ask the mothers who heard the nurses count the baby’s body parts whether they were human persons. Politics has allowed some babies to be birthed alive and then killed, as was the case in Kermit Gosnell’s Pennsylvania house of horror. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania did nothing to stop him until 2010, and then only after the DEA forced their hand. Each and every day, politics allows abortionists to inject digoxin into the hearts of babies to stop its beating so their moms can deliver a dead child.”
Kermit Gosnell’s trial should have gotten a lot more mainstream media coverage. The whole world needed to hear about what he did to women and babies in his clinic, a house of horrors that went uninspected for 17 years.
“Abortion politics allowed the violation of state laws even when the outcome is the death of the woman. This was evident in the case of LaKisha Wilson in Ohio. LaKisha, 22, suffered heavy blood loss that resulted in cardiac arrest. We have now learned that Lakisha’s pregnancy was beyond the legal limit for abortions in Ohio. We have also learned the center where the operation occurred was non-compliant with facility codes, and the broken elevator delayed the EMT squad getting her out and to the nearest hospital. LaKisha is not alone in the death roll call, and we mourn the deaths of Tonya Reaves, Semika Shaw, Sherika Mayo, Edrica Goode, Denise Crowe, Laura Hope Smith, Tamiia Russell, Antonesha Ross and the many other women who died at the hands of substandard abortionists that fuel the multi-billion dollar industry.”
This is what a partial-birth abortion looks like. Banning partial-birth abortion and putting someone like Gosnell behind bars for the rest of his life are good and necessary things. The short-term goal is to significantly reduce on-demand, convenience abortions.