Should a Woman Be Allowed to Kill a Living, Breathing Baby Already Born?
That is, surprisingly, a hotly debated question. From the left all the way to the right, people on both sides of the abortion issue are discussing whether a child that has been born alive after a botched abortion should be allowed to live or not. Let’s take a moment to consider the merits of the issue.
For some people, the abortion issue is complicated. There’s the line, some extensions of the line, the grey areas, and the loopholes. Very few people, despite what you might hear from the media, support abortion on demand through an entire pregnancy. Far more people support abortion restrictions as a pregnancy progresses later in the term.
For a larger percentage of the population abortion is filled with what-ifs and lines to be crossed. Someone might claim to be pro-life but support abortion in the case of rape. That’s not a pro-life position. That’s supporting abortion. If abortion is morally wrong, and it is, then it’s always wrong. The circumstances for the conception of a child don’t change the reality that killing a living human being is wrong. Supporting abortion the case of rape then, is also wrong.
As we understand the humanity of the unborn and the torture that abortion inflicts on their very real human bodies, the belief that abortion is an atrocity that has no place in society is growing. Though we have not yet banned abortion, we have done well with limiting abortion on a state and even (somewhat) on a federal level. For example, partial-birth abortion is illegal in most states in the United States as a result of a law enacted in 2003 and upheld by the Supreme Court.
If you aren’t familiar with the term “partial-birth abortion,” it refers to the procedure of carrying an unborn child to full term and, just before the head is brought out of the mother, the child is killed. This is literally nothing more than the murder of a fully formed human being. And yet, it was legal until not to many years ago. But, thankfully it is mostly illegal now.
We’ve come a long way. Our society has seen the horror of abortion. We’ve recoiled in shock at Kermit Gosnell snipping babies’ necks with scissors and trying to justify it as “compassionate.” There is no way we are going backward to a time when killing a fully formed human being would be considered appropriate. And we certainly will not debate whether it should be legal.
If a baby is born alive, that child should get all the necessary medical attention to give him or her a chance at life. That is what any sane, reasonable person would argue. Put the abortion issue aside for a moment. If a child is born, outside the mother’s womb, he or she should be cared for with all the attention and detail deserving of a member of the human race. That is, the only humane position for any person to take.
And yet, as you will see in the video below, Planned Parenthood believes it is appropriate to kill a child born as a result of a botched abortion. Let that sink in for a moment. Understand what is being proposed and defended here.
Planned Parenthood believes that a child of 8 or 9 months, born outside his mother’s womb, is fair game to be killed. Though the abortion procedure is effective, at times it doesn’t work. The result is a fully formed, viable child being born. And yet Planned Parenthood wants us to approve of them killing these children. The video below shows a Planned Parenthood abortionist commenting on what to do if a child is born as a result of a botched abortion. It’s chilling.
It’s hard to believe that we even have to discuss whether a child born, breathing, with a heartbeat, should be killed. Are we really so cruel and savage a society that we would enter such a discussion. Furthermore, it’s appalling that Planned Parenthood and their legal team is persecuting the people that obtained this footage through legal means of undercover journalism. As Matt Walsh comments, “this is what persecution looks like and all decent Americans should be infuriated.” Somehow, the legal system finds it right to charge the undercover journalists with 15 felonies while letting Planned Parenthood off the hook. Even though Planned Parenthood employees admit to selling baby parts (a felony), and killing babies born after botched abortions (a felony in most states), and numerous other felonies, they get a pass.
We’ve come a long way in our country in defending life. But as long as groups like Planned Parenthood exist there will always cause for concern. A group that doesn’t mind breaking the law because they have lawmakers and lawyers in their pocket is dangerous. It’s time to defund Planned Parenthood and hold them accountable for their crimes.
Watch the video below to see how callous Planned Parenthood really is. Share it with others. Let’s make sure everyone knows that women and our society is better off without the depraved culture of Planned Parenthood.
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