By Right to Life of Michigan
There’s a lot of adjectives you should use to describe partial-birth abortion: brutal, barbaric, medieval, inhumane.
Now retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy cast the deciding vote in the 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision Gonzales v. Carhart to uphold a ban on partial-birth abortions, also called an “intact dilation and extraction” in the euphemistic language of abortionists. In his decision, Justice Kennedy wrote, “No one would dispute that, for many, D and E is a procedure itself laden with the power to devalue human life.”
Gretchen Whitmer has repeatedly voted against efforts to ban partial-birth abortions in Michigan. In 2008, she voted against a ban in the Michigan Senate, stating that, “This is a bill that is emotional, that is often argued on the basis of emotions and not always from facts.”
Well, let’s talk about facts.
This is how a partial-birth abortion works. The woman is dilated over the course of three days. On the third day, the intact child is “extracted” via a breach birth. Before the birth process is completed, the abortionist grabs the shoulders of the child before her head is out of the birth canal. The abortionist takes a sharp instrument, and stabs the baby in the back of the head. The abortionist then uses a suction catheter to suck out the brain of the child, killing her, just mere inches before her life is considered valued and protected.
Anyone who supports that should be disqualified from holding office as a matter of basic humanity.
Gretchen Whitmer will try emotional appeals to get you to ignore the facts about this gruesome procedure, claiming it’s for saving women’s lives. First of all, why use a three-day-long procedure in an emergency? Second, why not just allow the baby to be born? Third, let’s examine the facts.
Abortionist Martin Haskell, one of the pioneers of the partial-birth abortion technique, said about 20 percent of the partial-birth abortions he performed were because the child had a disability, and 80 percent were “purely elective”–for social or economic reasons. The then-head of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers told The New York Times that the method is common and “in the vast majority of cases. . . is performed on a healthy mother with a healthy fetus that is 20 weeks or more along.”
Gretchen Whitmer’s abortion fanaticism leads her to defend stabbing viable babies in the head during the process of birth rather than simply allowing them to be born.
If elected, Gretchen Whitmer will take the first opportunity she has to expand abortion, including making partial-birth abortions legal once again.