Abortion- need opinion on this article

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  1. Hello all,
    I found this article floating around on a myspace bulletin and I wrote my response to it on my opinion & reposted it. A certain friend responded and was quite offensive on the topic and started going off on how its a choice and that this article is totally EXAGGERATING on how the abortion process works. I know that abortion has a few diff techniques on how it may be preformed b/c I did a little studying on it.

    Please read this article and tell me if there is anything "fake" about this article?


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    In September 1993, Brenda Pratt Shafer, a registered nurse with thirteen years of experience, was assigned by her nursing agency to an abortion clinic. Since Nurse Shafer considered herself "very pro-choice," she didn't think this assignment would be a problem. She was wrong. This is what Nurse Shafer saw:



    "I stood at the doctor's side and watched him perform a partial-birth abortion on a woman who was six months pregnant. The baby's heartbeat was clearly visible on the ultrasound screen. The doctor delivered the baby's body and arms, everything but his little head. The baby's body was moving. His little fingers were clasping together. He was kicking his feet. The doctor took a pair of scissors and inserted them into the back of the baby's 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. Then the doctor opened the scissors up. Then he stuck the high-powered suction tube into the hole and sucked the baby's brains out. Now the baby was completely limp. I never went back to the clinic. But I am still haunted by the face of that little boy. It was the most perfect, angelic face I have ever seen."


    But what about if the baby had been aborted at a younger age.. say 6 weeks? When the baby is this young, doctors use the Saline Method, where they inject a salty saline solution into the mother's womb. You would think it would just poison the baby, but it actually burns it to death. Even though the baby is so young, on ultrasounds of the abortion, the fetus is seen pulling away from the poison as it is injected.. obviously wanting to stay alive.(The baby is intelligent enough to move away from the pain..but the child can't escape it)


    Think about that before you say that unborn children can't feel pain.
     
  2. I have no idea about the abortion process, but I really hope this isn't true. Really Really hope.
     
  3. Does any1 know if back in 1993 if being 6 mo preg was legal to get an abortion? Or does any1 know if RIGHT NOW presently, is it legal or illegal to abort while at 6 months+?
     
  4. Well, I'm not sure if this topic is appropriate for the purse forum ... since it technically involves politics and can also cross into religion ....

    I'll refrain from posting my opinion for now.
     
  5. Yikes.

    If we can try to stay on topic, and not get into if one thinks its wrong or right.

    I really would like to find out the truth behind this article.

    I'm goolgling like crazy trying to find some answers.


    My Main Questions are:

    1.Within this article, is that how they perform it? Is it exagerrating?



    2.Right now, how many months is considered illegal to abort?


    3.Back in 1993, being 6 months pregnant, was it legal or illegal?
     
  6. ^^ yeah. when I saw the title, I wasn't sure how long this thread would stay open.
     
  7. Sorry guys.. we can't allow this thread. This is a VERY sensitive topic, and not suited here.
     
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