The Difference Between
and Homicide is 3 Inches

On December 7, 1995, the Senate passed the Act to end
partial-birth abortions by a margin of 54 - 44.
On March 27, 1996, the House approved the Act by 286 - 129.
On April 10, 1996, PRESIDENT CLINTON VETOED THE ACT, thereby allowing this brutally gruesome procedure to continue with no restrictions......

Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's leg with forceps.

The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.

The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body except for the head.

The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull.
The scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole.

A suction tube is inserted. The child's brains are sucked out,
causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

The partial-birth abortion procedure is used after 20 weeks (4 1/2 months) of pregnancy - often to six months, seven months, and even later. The difference between partial-birth abortion and homicide is a mere three inches.

What the Nurse saw......

In September, 1993, Brenda Pratt Shafer, a registered nurse with 13 years of experience, was assigned by her nyrsing agency to an abortion clinic. Since Nurse Shafer considered herself "very pro-choice" she didn't think this assignment would be a problem. She was wrong. This is what Shafer saw:

"I Stood at the doctor's side and watched him perform a partial-birth abortion on a woman who was six months pregnant. The baby's heartbeat was clearly visible on the ultrasound screen. The doctor delivered the baby's body and arms, everything but his little head. The baby's body was moving. His little fingers were clasping together. He was kicking his feet. The doctor took a pair of scissors and inserted them into the back of the baby's head, and the baby's arms jerked out in a flinch, a startle reaction, like a baby does when he thinks that he might fall. then the doctor opened the scissors up. Then he stuck the high-powered suction tube into the hold and sucked the baby's brains out. Now the baby was completely limp. I never went back to the clinic. But I am still haunted by the face of that little boy. It was the most perfect, angelic face I have ever seen."


The "Health" Exception

The bill passed by Congress allows a partial-birth abortion if necessary to save a woman's life. But pro-abortion groups and President Clinton also demand an exception for "health" abortions - a huge loophole that would allow partial-birth abortions for "emotional well-being" or "depression."

Anesthesia's Effect on the Baby

The anesthesia given to the mother has little or no effect on the baby, according to congressional testimony by the nationa's leading anesthesdiologists, including the president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Medical experts testified that babies at this age can experience great pain...... as evidenced by Nurse Shafer's testimony (above).

Reasons for Partial-Birth Abortions

Dr. Martin Haskell, who has performed over 1000 partial-birth abortions, said that he performs them "routinely" for non-medical reasons, and that 80% are "purely elective." Medical experts testified before congressional committees that it is never necessary to kill a baby that has been almost entirely delivered to preserve the life or health of the mother.

For more information and documentation on partial-birth abortions
and how you can help end this brutal procedure, call (202) 626-8800 (x 256).


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