13,000 late-term abortions are being done every year in the U.S., a number which Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton supports with the incorrect claim that the “life and health of the mother” is often at stake in such cases.
“The kinds of cases that fall at the end of pregnancy are often the most heartbreaking, painful decisions for families to make,” Clinton said at the third and final presidential debate, referencing health risks to mothers and fetal anomalies to justify her extreme position.
Lila Rose, pro-life activist and founder of Live Action, responded to Clinton’s dangerous and incorrect statements:
The first problem with Clinton’s claim is that research published by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute found that abortions for fetal abnormalities “make up a small minority” of late-term abortions, and those that are purported to be done to save the mother’s life are an even smaller number.
Even more problematic for Clinton, over 1,000 medical professionals have concluded that abortion is never medically necessary to save a mother’s life. While a life-saving treatment for a mother may result in the death of her preborn child, that treatment’s purpose is not to kill the baby. For example, removing a mother’s fallopian tube in the case of an ectopic pregnancy, or inducing labor later in pregnancy to achieve better outcomes for both baby and mother is not abortion.
Not being able to save someone because we lack the technology to do so is entirely different from intentionally killing them. Abortion is an intentional killing, and that is always a grave injustice.
Rose stated that Clinton would justify the murder of a child because he or she has a medical condition and someone decided they aren’t worthy of life.
Abortion is legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy in the U.S. for certain exceptions. Although some states have restrictions on the barbaric practice, seven states and the District of Columbia allow abortion for any reason at any time in the pregnancy.
Rose discussed the barbarism that is late-term and partial-birth abortion:
Most late-term abortions are induction abortions, committed by using a long needle to pierce a baby’s brain or heart to deliver a lethal dose of digoxin, which causes cardiac arrest. The baby is then delivered stillborn two to three days later. You can see a medically accurate animation of this procedure presented by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino here.
The federal law banning partial-birth abortions (which Clinton voted against as a senator because she said it was too strict) still allows for the abortionist to partially deliver a child — with her legs dangling outside of her mother or most of her head being delivered — before he kills her. But for the abortionist waiting to take the child’s life as she moves through the birth canal, the child is only seconds away from taking her first breath and having full legal protection.
Clinton supports this horrific practice and Planned Parenthood — which kills 320,000 babies a year as the largest abortion chain in the country — supports her candidacy in return. Ironically, this subject of discussion is being held in October – the month of Down Syndrome Awareness celebrated by millions of people.