Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Defending A Universal Negative is Hard Work

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

The anti-abortion movement in the US has adjusted its strategy.  Like Wilberforce's fight against slavery, it is picking off "smaller" issues at the level of the states.  In such battles, there are wins and losses--but the grass roots of truth are exposed.    

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill Thursday that would have protected newborn babies from infanticide in his state.  Cooper, a pro-abortion Democrat endorsed by Planned Parenthood, criticized the bill as “unnecessary” and claimed it would “criminalize doctors for a practice that simply does not exist,” Fox News 8 reports.

“Laws already protect newborn babies and this bill is an unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients,” Cooper said in his veto message. “This needless legislation would criminalize doctors and other healthcare providers for a practice that simply does not exist.”
So, let's get this grand narrative from the Governor up in the lights.
  The desperate, dumb governor insists that there is no-one in his state who has seen or participated in infanticide.  No-one has witnessed or participated in a baby being born alive who was supposed to be born dead as a result of an abortion--and then, subsequently murdered.  Infanticide, according to the dumb governor of North Carolina, simply "does not exist" in his state. 

What the governor of North Carolina is claiming is that never, ever in the State of North Carolina has there ever been a case of an in-utero child failing to be killed by an intentional abortion procedure.  Secondly, if there were such a mistake ever to occur, the medical authorities would have immediately changed their procedure from aborting the infant to saving the new born life.  The law already protects newborn infants--and the law never lies. 

Ah, yes laws don't lie, but abortionists do.  As do some governors of states. 
During the House debate, however, state Rep. Pat McElraft, R-Emerald Isle, gave a powerful testimony about working as a phlebotomist and seeing newborns who survived abortions being abandoned to die in the hospital where she worked, according to North Carolina Health News.

McElraft said the incident occurred in the 1970s, soon after she began working in the medical field. She also said she knew of a doctor at the hospital who drowned newborns who survived abortions.
Reports by the Centers for Disease Control indicate that there are infants born alive after botched  abortions in the U.S. According to Congressional testimony:

. . . . Currently, 19 states do not have laws requiring medical care for babies born alive after botched abortions, according to research by Americans United for Life. However, Kentucky and Texas lawmakers are considering similar legislation this spring.
“I was on a break and went in to visit with the pathologist in the pathology lab and I asked him, I said, ‘What are all these little pigs doing in these buckets?’ He told me, ‘Pat, look again,’ and I did. They were perfectly formed little human babies in those buckets,” she said.
Data that the CDC collects also confirms babies are born alive after attempted abortions.  Between the years 2003 and 2014 there were somewhere between 376 and 588 infant deaths under the medical code P96.4 which keeps track of babies born alive after a “termination of pregnancy.”  The CDC concluded that of the 588 babies, 143 were “definitively” born alive after an attempted abortion and they lived from minutes to one or more days, with 48% of the babies living between one to four hours.  It also admitted that it’s possible the number is an underestimate.
Like Wilberforce, those opposed to the evil of abortion need to name and shame the authorities at state level. 

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