There are two articles and one video link in this email.  All deal with late term abortion.  The video is an animated video of how a late term abortion is done and is really very upsetting.  The first article is ” It is Never Necessary to Kill Baby for Health, Life of Mother ” where doctors and nurses speak out on this issue.
The second article is regarding the bill that was introduced by Republicans  in the House to give medical aid to a baby that survives an abortion.  Democrats blocked that bill.   How much lower can the Democrats go ?   
Thanks to Cindy Chuey and Charlie Hendrix for sharing these articles and video.  Nancy

OB/GYNs, Nurses Speak Out Against NY Abortion Law: It Is Never Necessary to Kill Baby for Health, Life of Mother

By Heather Clark on  January 28, 201936 Comments

A number of pro-life obstetricians and nurses nationwide have spoken out against the New York Reproductive Health Act signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week, which not only codifies the “right” to an abortion, but also allows mothers to obtain an abortion past the 24-week mark and without limitation if the child in their womb is not expected to survive, or to “protect” the mother’s health or life.

“Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion,” the Reproductive Health Act, signed into law on Tuesday, reads in part. “A health care practitioner … may perform an abortion when … the patient is within twenty-four weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or the abortion is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health.”

The language reflects the 1973 Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade, in which Justice Harry Blackmun, nominated to the bench by Republican president Richard Nixon, wrote, “If the State is interested in protecting fetal life after viability [written in the ruling to be as early as 24 weeks], it may go so far as to proscribe abortion during that period, except when it is necessary to preserve the life or health of the mother.”

“I want to clear something up so that there is absolutely no doubt,” Dr. Omar Hamada of Tennessee, who outlined that he has delivered more than 2,500 babies, wrote on social media on Wednesday. “There’s not a single fetal or maternal condition that requires third trimester abortion. Not one. Delivery, yes. Abortion, no. There is absolutely no medical reason to kill a near term or term infant. For any reason.”

“If there’s a problem—and there are problems in the third trimester, both with the babies and with the mom that require delivery—just deliver the baby. We don’t have to kill it,” Hamada further explained to Fox News.

Dr. David McKnight, also of Tennessee, likewise said that if a concern arises, the baby is simply delivered via C-section. There is no need to kill the child to save the mother.

“As a board-certified practicing OB/GYN physician for over 30 years, I need to say publicly and unequivocally, that there is NEVER a medical reason to kill a baby at term,” he remarked. “When complications of pregnancy endanger a mother’s life, we sometimes must deliver the baby early, but it is ALWAYS with the intent of doing whatever we can to do it safely for the baby too. The decision to kill an unborn baby at term is purely for convenience. It is murder.”

NICU nurse Olivia Scherlacher said that the concept of the “health of the mother” could mean a variety of things, such gestational diabetes or preeclampsia, or even the mental health of the woman, and similarly stated that if significant medical issues arise, the baby is simply taken early.

“The major problem with [the Reproductive Health Act] is that ‘the patient’s life or health at risk’ can mean so many different things,” she remarked on social media. “It’ll be abused and people will say they’re mentally unstable and need to abort their baby, or the baby is giving the mother gestational diabetes, or the baby is giving the mother high blood pressure or even preeclampsia.”

“But almost all of the conditions that put the mother’s life or health at risk can be solved by delivering the baby early by C-section when the risk gets too high, and very often these babies survive and grow up to be perfect,” Scherlacher outlined. “It is heartbreaking to me to see this [law] happening when I hold little 24-weekers in my hands and watch them grow, help them breathe, and help them jump all the hurdles.”

Dr. Bill Lile of Florida, who has delivered nearly 4,000 babies over the past 20 years, likewise noted that babies in NICU born as early as 24 weeks can survive if they need to be removed from their mother’s womb, and that third trimester abortion is therefore never necessary.

“We can have babies in our NICU doing great at 24 and 25 weeks gestation,” he stated in a video posted to YouTube. “Are there reasons we need to deliver babies early sometimes? Yes. But not [to] take their lives in the process. Deliver them and let them survive and thrive in our NICU. To take the lives of these babies in the womb breaks my heart.”

Speaking as well on the personhood of the child, and the medical advances that allow doctors to operate on babies even in the womb, Lile noted that the unborn can receive blood transfusions as early at 19 weeks, and that heart surgery can be performed as early as 22 weeks. Spina bifida has also been corrected in the womb as well, as recent news reports indicate.

“If they are a patient, they are a person, and if they are a person, they deserve our protection,” he stated.

“Don’t believe the lies. There is no need for late-term abortion. There is no need for an emergency abortion. There is no need for #abortion. Period,” said Sarah Cleveland, who has served as an ultrasound technician for more than 15 years.

While there is no such thing as an emergency abortion, she stated, emergency C-sections are common.

“If there is a true emergency (high blood pressure due to pregnancy, for example) doctors will in fact end the pregnancy to save the mother. It is called an emergency C-section. The baby is out—maybe very early, but the baby is out—and cared for. The pregnancy has ended and Mom can be cared for,” Cleveland explained.

“Isn’t that the so-called point of why pro-choicers advocate for abortion? That they need to be able to ‘terminate the pregnancy to save the life of the mother’?” she asked. “Well, here ya go. Emergencies ending in C-sections, ending the pregnancy and saving the mother, happen all the time.”

Cleveland noted that late-term abortions take two to three days, and that no true “life-threatening emergency takes three days to treat as an outpatient procedure,” as the woman would not be able to wait that long if she were in jeopardy of dying.

“You know what doesn’t happen all the time? As in, like, never? An emergency abortion. There is NO SUCH THING,” she declared. “Never in the 9 years while working in a large hospital, often in the ER, did I hear the words, ‘Quick! Get me forceps and suction! This woman needs an emergency abortion STAT!’ Why did I never hear these words? Because emergency abortions don’t exist.”

As previously reported, one of the numerous reasons that the organization New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms had spoken out against the Reproductive Health Act was because of the legislation’s expansion into the “health” of the mother, which it believes is a broad term that could be utilized for virtually any reason.

It pointed to the 1973 Supreme Court case of Doe v. Bolton, which determined that “medical judgment may be exercised in the light of all factors—physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age—relevant to the well-being of the patient. All these factors may relate to health.”

As also previously reported, former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop once stated the same information as the medical professionals who have spoken out over the past week—that the life or health of the mother is never a reason for an abortion as doctors will simply deliver the baby in order to save both lives.

“Protection of the life of the mother as an excuse for an abortion is a smoke screen. In my 36 years of pediatric surgery, I have never known of one instance where the child had to be aborted to save the mother’s life,” he said. “If toward the end of the pregnancy complications arise that threaten the mother’s health, the doctor will induce labor or perform a Caesarean section.”

“[The doctor’s] intention is to save the life of both the mother and the baby,” Koop continued. “The baby’s life is never willfully destroyed because the mother’s life is in danger.”




by Cassandra Fairbanks February 7, 2019 125 Comments

House Democrats have blocked the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act for a second time.

The bill aims to give rights to babies who are born after surviving an abortion.



The legislation was introduced by Representative Ann Wagner and cosponsored by House Republican Whip Steve Scalise “to ensure any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn.”

“I have been horrified to watch radical Democratic legislators argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive.” said Rep. Wagner in a statement. “Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves. That is why I introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which merely ensures that babies who survive abortions receive immediate, lifesaving care—just as any other baby would. To my colleagues, this is the simplest vote you will ever take: either you support babies being killed after they are born or you don’t. It is time to go on the record and make clear if you think babies born alive deserve medical care, or if you think they should be left to die.”

The legislation would require abortion clinics to use care to preserve the life and health of the child and transport them to a hospital after a live birth. Currently, many “born-alive abortions” go unreported. The bill would also require health care practitioners and hospital employees to report violations to law enforcement authorities. Abortionists who violate the law would be subject to fines or up to five years in prison — though it would protect the mother from prosecution.

On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy attempted to bring the legislation into consideration, but was blocked. Rep. Scalise asked for the bill to be considered again on Thursday, but was also rejected.


“Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion. We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die,” Scalise said in a statement. “I introduced this resolution to begin the process of forcing a vote on Congresswoman Wagner’s important piece of legislation, especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide. The silence from Congressional Democrats is deafening and shameful. Every Member of Congress, regardless of party, needs to go on record against infanticide, and we must immediately take action to stop it. The American people deserve to know where their representatives stand on this critical issue.”




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