Here is how the law defines partial birth abortion:
“An abortion in which a physician delivers an unborn child’s body until only the head remains inside the womb, punctures the back of the child’s skull with a Sharp instrument, and sucks the child’s brains out before completing delivery of the dead infant.”
Here is what Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says about partial birth abortion:
“This is about a procedure that any parent would want her daughter to have access to if she needed it. And to frame it as an abortion issue is doing a disservice to medicine and to our young women and our country. So I hope we can get the focus back on the fact that this Supreme Court is deciding what medical procedures are necessary for child-bearing women.”
The scary thing about this statement is that I get the feeling that Pelosi actually believes it. It doesn’t make her any less culpable for her views. It just means that she is that much farther down the road of suppressing the truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18).
Nevertheless, I am amazed that more people cannot see how morally retrograde it is to defend the legalization of partial birth abortion. How can you totally overlook the humanity of the baby in the womb (in this case partially out of the womb) and claim that the abortion issue is merely a “women’s health” issue?
As long as there are people who think like Nancy Pelosi (and there are many), the pro-life battle to win hearts and mind goes on. I intend to be a part of it, and I hope you will too.