Today is Blog for Choice Day as declared by NARAL Pro-Choice America. Today abortionists and abortion lovers are supposed to come out in droves and blog for the protection and freedom of choice in America.
But what do they mean by “choice”?
When pro-choicers use the word “choice” they really mean “abortion”. They support a woman’s “right” to have an abortion.
Well what is abortion?
As Americans we like to see ourselves at the forefront of innovation and science. It wasn’t all that long ago that we were a fledgling conglomeration of thirteen colonies that bested the greatest army in the world and within a century had built up our little nation across a vast country, conquering mountains, deserts, forests, weather, wild beasts and enemy forces. What started as small villages we built up into a vast empire with multiple large and technologically advanced cities, hospitals and schools.
So we will use the science and the technology we have available to define what “they” mean by “choice”, that is “abortion”.
There are many two main classes of abortions and many sub-classes. The two classes could be called natural and induced abortions. We will only deal with induced abortions here, as natural abortions are not really under our control.
The first type of induced abortion is the medical abortion, sometimes known as a chemical abortion. For time’s sake we will take a quick look at a drug called RU-486. It is a combination of two drugs actually, the first being mifepristone. Mifepristone is a chemical used to block hormones in a woman that maintain a nutrient rich lining in the uterus. When the nutrient rich lining of the uterus deteriorates the fetal cells begin to die. After the death of the fetal cells, the woman must take misoprostol, which is drug designed to combat ulcers, but is used in this case to produce contraction of the uterus in order to dispel the fetus. Side-effects for the mother can include bleeding, cramping, nausea, and vomiting.
The second type of induced abortion is the surgical abortion, of which there are numerous different types. One such is called the suction curettage or vacuum aspiration. This is one of the most common types of abortions performed. In this procedure the cervix of the woman is artificially dilated by a group of instruments. A suction tube with a knife-like tip is inserted into the uterus at which point the fetus is dismembered and vacuumed out of the uterus and the remaining placenta, blood, amniotic flood, and fetal tissue is removed from the uterus with various tools. Complications can include infection and possible hemorrhage if the uterine wall is punctured.
Another surgical abortion is dilation and curettage. In this procedure, the cervix is also dilated and a steel knife with a loop shape on the end is inserted into the uterus and the abortionist uses the tool to scrape the wall of the uterus, cutting the fetus to pieces, removing the fetus and the placenta from the uterine wall. Obviously the most common complication is bleeding and uterine perforation, the result of scraping a knife along the walls of the uterus.
As a pregnancy progresses the fetus becomes too large for some of the previously mentioned procedures. To deal with this problem, a woman may choose a saline amniocentesis or salt poisoning. A needle with a solution of concentrated salt is inserted through the abdomen into the amniotic sac. The fetus breathes in the salt and is poisoned and dead in about an hour. A day and a half later, the woman goes into labor and delivers a dead, shriveled fetus. Many dangerous complications can come with this procedure including uncontrolled blood clotting, seizures, coma and death.
Because salt poisoning is so dangerous, another method was developed called dilation and evacuation. Again the cervix is dilated so that grasping forceps can be inserted. At this stage in development, the fetus has a skeleton of bones that cannot simply be vacuumed out. The abortionist uses the forceps to dismember the fetus part by part so that each part can fit through the dilated cervix. Because the head is so large, the skull must be crushed so that it can be removed. After the abortion is complete, the fetus is reassembled by a nurse to make sure that nothing was left behind. Complications can involve a lot of bleeding as the abortionist must complete the task blindly, only using a sense of feel. There is potential for the uterus, bladder, and bowels of the mother to be punctured.
Lastly we will discuss partial-birth abortion, a three-day procedure. On days one and two, the woman’s cervix is anesthetized and dilated. On the third day, using a sonogram, the abortionist finds the fetus’s leg and uses a forceps to pull the fetus through birth canal until the entire fetus is delivered except for the head. A scissors is forced into the base of the skull and spread so that a suction catheter can be inserted to vacuum out the brain and other tissues of the skull. The unnatural dilation of the cervix is accomplish using a tool made of reeds which can cause pain, infection, and infertility. The partial birth portion of the procedure can result in hemorrhage, uterine perforation or rupture, amniotic fluid embolus, and uterine trauma. The scissors-in-the-skull part can result in laceration of the uterus or cervix resulting in severe bleeding, shock, and even death.
These are the real procedures that are used to commit an abortion. No lies, no emotional overtones, strictly procedural. But there is more to “choice” than the abortion procedures.
What is this “fetus”, the “thing” that is removed in the abortion?
Well scientifically and factually, the answer is very simple: the fetus is a human being in the early stages of development. During sexual intercourse, the man releases sperm into the woman’s reproductive system. Sperm are specialized cells produced by the man during meiosis and contain only one copy of each chromosome instead of two. The sperm is very streamlined and efficient. It has a small head which contains the nucleus with 23 chromosomes. Connected to the head is a mid-piece with mitochondria which is then succeeded by the tail which enables the sperm to “swim”. When the sperm are released into the fallopian tube and an ovum is present (the female counterpart of the sperm: a large cell much more complicated than the sperm), one sperm is allowed to “fertilize” the egg, that is make contact and penetrate the cell membrane. The instant that the sperm does so, the plasma membrane’s charge is altered so that no other sperm may penetrate. Only the head containing the nucleus actually enters the ovum, the tail is left behind. Upon the fusion of the two cells, the so-called proto-nuclei containing the genetic information from the man and the woman make their way to the center of the ovum. While doing so, the DNA within each proto-nuclei is replicating. While this is occurring the cell is preparing for its first mitosis, the first division. By the time the proto-nuclei have reached the center, the nuclei have dissolved and all that is left is the DNA from the mother and the father, at which point they mix and the mitotic spindles “grab” them in time for the cell division. Both daughter cells of this mitotic division have one chromosome from each of the “parent” cells and are genetically identical.
With that process briefly described, it is important to note here that scientifically, this two-celled “thing” is actually a unique human being. At the moment the two cells fused it was a unique human being with a unique genetic make-up, the genetics that it will have at every stage of its development. It is a human being that is separate from both the mother and father that contributed the genetic and biological material. Most importantly it is alive. The cell performs ALL of the cellular functions that the cells of all human beings perform: cellular respiration, DNA replication, mitosis, transcription, all of it. There is absolutely NO scientific way to deny that the fertilized ovum, which is now dividing is a third human being in addition to the father and the mother. As this cell divides, cells begin to differentiate in a complex and barely grasped systematic procedure. These cells become different tissue types and migrate to different places within the growing human to become organs and systems, to form blood, bones, skin, nerves, eyes, hair, fingernails, muscles, and so much more.
Now go back and re-read these abortion procedures.
Brutal. Disgusting. Grotesque. Sadistic. Barbaric. Horrific.
Abortion is the destruction of a human being. The destruction of a human being is murder. Abortion is murder. Being pro-choice is support, tolerance, and/or apathy towards abortion, towards murder.
Pro-choice IS Pro-Murder. There is NO way around it.
This truth must be realized and understood. We have become a nation of savages protecting our right to murder each other, and not just anybody, but we fight for the right of a mother to murder her own child and we hail it as the most sacred choice we have. Are these the kinds of ideals we really want to leave as our legacy? Is that the kind of people we want to be? Because that’s who we are as long as abortion is legal in the United States of America.
Blog for choice, blog for abortion.
Blog for abortion, blog for murder.