Can you think of any point in your life that you would like to have your arms and legs ripped from your body? Neither can I. So why do we do this to our prenatal children?
A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said:
“Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even one year old, and I’m pregnant again. I don’t want kids so close together.”
So the doctor said: “Okay, and what do you want me to do?”
She said: “I want you to end my pregnancy, and I’m counting on your help with this.”
The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence, he said to the lady: “I think I have a better solution for your problem. It’s less dangerous for you, too.”
She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.
Then he continued: “You see, in order for you not to have to take care of two babies at the same time, let’s kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we’re going to kill one of them, it doesn’t matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.”
The lady was horrified and said: “No, doctor! How terrible! It’s a crime to kill a child!”
“I agree,” the doctor replied. “But you seemed to be okay with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.”
The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.
He convinced the mom that there is no difference between killing a child that’s already been born and killing one that’s still in the womb. The crime is the same!
Whatever else is said in abortion’s defense, the vision of that other defense [i.e., of the child defending its life] will not vanish from my eyes. And it has happened that you cannot reason with me now. For what can language do against the truth of what I saw?
— Dr. Richard Selzer, After Witnessing an Abortion
Do you not realize that people who are getting abortions at six months are not doing it for fun? That potentially the fetus is dying or dead and that is jeopardizing the mother’s health. Or maybe the fetus has no guarantee of life after birth because of some serious fatal defect. Are you serious that someone who gets an abortion for that reason is a murderer too?
Sadly, the real reason mothers kill their children at six months and beyond is rooted in pure selfishness. The vast majority of late-term abortions are committed against children with Down syndrome, spina bifida, cleft palate, deformed limbs, and cystic fibrosis, all conditions that millions are currently living with. By the time the amniocentesis or ultrasound diagnosis is complete and the condition is confirmed, these children have reached their late second or third trimester of life. They are killed because they aren’t the model of perfection their parents are seeking.
We have made human life a disposable commodity, just like everything else we touch. Parents don’t want the ‘burden’ of caring for a child with special needs, so they take advantage of legalized murder. If it’s illegal to kill a teenager with a disability, why should it be legal to kill a prenatal child with a disability? This has NOTHING to do with the selfish refrain of ‘my body my choice’, and everything to do with targeting the disabled for extermination. Abortion is the ultimate form of ableism.
I can remember going over and looking at the baby when we were done with the surgery and the baby was still alive. You could see the chest was moving and the heart was beating, and the baby would try to take a little breath, and it really hurt inside, and it began to educate me as to what abortion really was.
— Dr. David Brewer