… I think you should know what Obama’s policy on abortion is.
I am pro choice, and I fully and unconditionally support a woman’s right to choose. DURING THE FIRST TRIMESTER. Abortion during the second trimester is dubious, as babies have been known to survive when born around the end of the second semester, albeit with extensive medical help. Abortion during the third trimester, when the great majority of babies could survive with the proper medical help, is MURDER.
Contrary to what American liberals think, most (all?) European countries (which Americans like to call ultra liberal and socialist) do not allow partial birth abortions, and most do not allow an abortion past even the first trimester, let alone second or even third. Partial birth abortions are morally wrong.
Barack Obama has repeatedly expressed support for abortions of all kinds, for any reason, at any stage of pregnancy. (See: Freedom of Choice Act) This includes the abortion of an 8 month old fetus, whose birth is induced, after which his or her limbs and head are usually severed to remove the baby from the womb. This “fetus” is a murdered baby who could survive outside the womb (and this has happened in the past with “aborted” babies).
I applaud Bush’s decision, early in his presidency, to ban partial birth abortions, and I strongly urge you to make a distinction between early abortions, and the murder of 8 month old fetuses/babies. 8 months is MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME TO CHOOSE. Take a stand against Obama’s support for the Freedom of Choice Act!
I would like to share with you this well known testimony from registered nurse Brenda Pratt Shafer, who claims to have been pro-choice before this experience, about witnessing a partial birth abortion:
-- Brenda Pratt Shafer, R.N. I'm Brenda Pratt Shafer, a Registered Nurse with 13 years of experience. One day in September, 1993, my nursing agency assigned me to work at a Dayton, Ohio, abortion clinic. I had often expressed strong "pro-choice" views to my two teenage daughters, so I thought this assignment would be no problem for me. But I was wrong. I stood at a doctor's side as he performed the partial-birth abortion procedure-and what I saw is branded forever on my mind. The mother was six months pregnant. The baby's heartbeat was clearly visible on the ultrasound screen. The doctor went in with forceps and grabbed the baby's legs and pulled them down into the birth canal. Then he delivered the baby's body and the arms-everything but the head. The doctor kept the baby's head just inside the uterus. The baby's little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors through the back of his head, and the baby's arms jerked out in a flinch; a startle reaction, like a baby does when he thinks that he might fall. The doctor opened up the scissors, stuck a high-powered suction tube into the opening and sucked the baby's brains out. Now the baby was completely limp. I never went back to that clinic. But I am still haunted by the face of that little boy-- it was the most perfect, angelic face I have ever seen.