by oldedude on June 4, 2023 7:51 am
Why Partial-Birth Abortion?
There are only two methods of abortion that can be done after 14 weeks. These are the intact dilation and extraction abortion (the so-called partial-birth abortion) and a more common method called a dilation and evacuation abortion. Both types of abortion begin with the same preparation of the cervix. And because of the size of the baby, both require two separate visits to the abortionist’s office.
On the first visit for either type of abortion, the abortionist prepares the mother’s cervix to dilate. He will insert laminaria—a sterilized seaweed—into her cervix. This absorbs water and swells, which prepares and begins opening the cervix. Then, 24–48 hours later, the mother must return to the office so she can deliver the baby. When the mother’s body is ready, the doctor will further open her cervix so he has access to the baby.
In a dilation and evacuation abortion, the abortionist uses a suction tube to suck out the amniotic fluid. The baby is too big to fit through that tube, so she cannot be sucked out. The abortionist must pull her out in pieces. He does this with a tool called a Sopher clamp. Using this clamp, he grabs onto different parts of the baby and pulls until he has removed the entirety of her body. At this point, he must verify that he has gotten all the baby’s body parts, and he puts her together like a jigsaw puzzle outside the mother’s body.
Conversely, in partial-birth abortion, the abortionist follows the same preparations as described above, but instead of using the Sopher clamp and suction tube, he delivers the baby partway. He then stops the delivery and kills her by stabbing her neck with scissors.
You might wonder why abortionists would use the partial-birth method instead of the dilation and evacuation method. It comes down to the size of the child: “Some abortion doctors use PBA in the middle and last months of pregnancy, when dismembering a child becomes more difficult due to the child’s stronger bones and ligaments.”
If the abortionist cannot pull the child’s limbs apart because the child has grown too big and his bones have become too strong, the doctor may find it a better option to deliver the baby intact. Further, some doctors—and legislators—claim that delivering the baby intact is safer for the mother, as pieces of the baby will not be left inside her, which could lead to life-threatening complications.
by oldedude on June 4, 2023 7:56 am
So I have a legit question regarding your statement below. What is your definition of "woke" as I did for MAGA. That will stop the back and forth of "all you." Well maybe, because you still ONLY relate MAGA to trumpster, even though we've proved that's not true. AND has there been a change in what woke actually means today opposed to what it meant originally? I'm actually interested in this. Thanks.
These sentiments are what is at the heart of what "woke" actually meant when it was originally coined, and not what the MAGA Right have turned it into. And this is what all those attacking anything they perceive as "woke" are actually attacking. Although they are loathe to ever admit that it's what they are doing.