Allen B. West

NY abortion bill would allow lethal injection in third trimester for any reason

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As you may recall, we recently brought to light the 2012 HHS report on “Child Maltreatment” that lists data for physical abuse to the unborn. Naturally, abortion isn’t included in that report. But if dismemberment or shooting poison through the heart isn’t physical abuse, I don’t know what is.

According to lifenews.com, New York legislators are considering passage of the Women’s Equality Act, which would allow late-term abortions for virtually any reason. A group of pro-abortion Democratic State Senators continue to push for abortion-expansion, despite polls showing the overwhelming majority of New Yorkers oppose it. The bill has grisly consequences.

Too many Republicans admonish us to just not talk about social issues. They say it’s a losing point. However, should we just cower away from what is wrong? I also find it quite perplexing that this piece of legislation has the ironic title of “Women’s Equality Act,” because what I’m about to describe is not about women’s equality.

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The legislation advocates that throughout the second trimester, late abortions can be completed by dismembering the developed unborn child, even when they can feel pain, pulling the baby out piece by piece until the mother’s uterus is empty. After the abortion, the abortionist must reassemble the child’s body to ensure nothing has been left inside the child’s mother.

In abortions that take place later in pregnancy, which would be legalized in New York by the abortion-expanding Women’s Equality Act, often babies are killed by sliding a needle filled with a chemical agent, such as digoxin, into the beating heart, before being delivered.

Sorry folks, the content of my character doesn’t allow me to support such a heinous and barbaric practice. I do not support abortion as a means of birth control.

New York State Right to Life commented on reintroduction of the so-called “Women’s Equality Act” and pointed to another problem. The 10th point of the Women’s Equality Act, pushed for by Governor Cuomo, would change New York law to open the doors for non-doctors to perform abortions, and to allow abortions in the third trimester for any reason.

Current law already allows abortion at any point that a woman’s life is in danger, but the 10th point would change that to include any “health” reason as well. The key distinction is that “health” was defined in the 1973 court case Doe v. Bolton, providing a definition so broad that it far overreaches physical, or even mental, well-being.

I fully support women’s reproductive health: research for curing uterine, cervical, ovarian, and fibroid tumors and cancers. What I will never support is the taking of an unborn life — basically killing babies.

This is not part of our “better angels” as President Abraham Lincoln described, this is radical and what type of person could support something like this? Oh yes, I remember — it was a State Senator from Illinois who promoted legislation that if a baby survived an abortion, it still deserved to die. What monster would sentence babies to death – in other words, infanticide? Is that what we are becoming?

No I’m sorry. I cannot stop standing up and talking about this. If that means hate mail, so be it, but I will certainly not sacrifice my principles, values and character to allow murder.

(By the way, as you’re reading this, I’m probably in the air heading from Dallas to Michigan where this evening I’ll be speaking at the Jackson County (Spring Arbor) Lincoln dinner. I’ve had a fantastic five days in Texas, beginning with spending the weekend with my best friends, Simeon and Alma Terry. Simeon went to Kansas State with my wife Angela and I was the best man in his wedding back in Manhattan, Kansas. I truly enjoyed going to church with them at Antioch Christian Fellowship there in Corinth where they live. I miss my home church, Community Christian, back in South Florida but it was a fantastic service focused on the four fundamentals of prayer – be Specific, make Time, pray with Energy, and find a Place (STEP).)

I am certainly praying for my country.

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