Watching an abortion

By Dave Andrusko

Talk about coming straight to the point. The headline for Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Victor Joecks piece this week is “Put abortion back into the abortion debate.”

Why, yes, let’s do that.

Joecks’ jumping off point is one of those euphemistically labeled, question-begging pieces of pro-abortion legislation– the “Trust Nevada Women Act”—which pro-abortion Nevada State Sen. Yvanna Cancela submitted as a bill draft last week. Misdirection aside, it’s a bill to decriminalize abortion.

Why not a hint what the bill is about in the title? Joecks is not surprised since “Abortion advocates go out of their way to avoid talking about the procedure itself.”

Joecks next describes exactly what happens in surgical abortions, which he rightly characterizes as “barbaric”:

Preborn babies are sucked apart, torn into pieces or chemically burned to death.

He describes in vivid, but totally accurate, detail what occurs in vacuum aspiration abortions; dilation and evacuation abortions; dilation and extraction abortions; and saline abortions (which were/are so dangerous to the mother they are rarely used anymore and because occasionally a baby, like Melissa Ohden, survives).

Here’s just one description—dilation and evacuation:

The abortionist puts a Sopher clamp inside the mother. The Sopher clamp is similar to a foot-long pair of scissors that has metal jaws filled with sharp teeth, instead of cutting blades. The abortionist, who can’t see what the clamps are latching on to, grabs blindly.

“Once you have grasped something inside, squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard — really hard,” said Dr. Tony Levatino, a former abortionist. “You feel something let go and out pops a fully formed leg about 4 to 5 inches long.”

The abortionist uses the clamp to pull out the pieces of a baby — her arms, spine and internal organs. Levatino said the hardest part was grasping the “now free-floating” head.

“You will know you have it right when you crush down on the clamp and see a pure white, gelatinous material issue from the cervix,” Levatino said. “That was the baby’s brains. You can then extract the skull pieces. If you have a really bad day, like I often did, a little face may come out and stare back at you.”

Joecks believes that if every American actually witnessed one of these hideous abortions being performed, the abortion rate would “plummet.”

That’s why abortion supporters use euphemisms. They want to distract you from what the abortion debate is fundamentally about — if it should be legal to stick scissors into the skull of a preborn baby and suck her brains out.

And that nauseous reality is , of course, exactly what Nevada State Sen. Yvanna Cancela and her fellow pro-abortion Democrats will move heaven and earth to keep out of the conversation.