the will to kill
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Oct 03, 2003
Post-vote, the NOW website works up the breath for a good scream:
"No one is surprised by the House's passage today of the so-called partial birth abortion ban, but I know it will help us rally reproductive rights supporters across the country to join us in marching on Washington next April," said National Organization for Women (NOW) President Kim Gandy. "This bill--now on its way to the Senate--is deceptively named and another step in the plan to ban all abortions."
"Try as you might, you won't find the term 'partial birth abortion' in any medical dictionary. That's because it doesn't exist in the medical world--it's a fabrication of the anti-choice machine," Gandy said. "NOW calls this bill what it really is: an abortion procedures ban. Like each of its predecessors, H.R. 760 was intentionally worded so vaguely that it could criminalize even some of the safest and most common abortion procedures after twelve weeks and well before fetal viability. It doesn't even contain a provision to permit the procedure if it is necessary to preserve the woman's health and future fertility."
When four-fifths of the child is already outside the mother, all the fuzzy semantics in the world can't dim the bright moral clarity of the agents' intention: at that point, the well-being of the woman is medically irrelevant. What you want is a dead baby.
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