Abortion is one of the most passionately disputed areas of morality and ethics in our time and has led to serious abuses on both sides of the dividing line. What is most important is what Yahweh thinks about the matter. On this page we shall be looking at this issue carefully in the light of Yahweh's Word, the Bible, contemporary revelation, and medical knowledge on the subject.
Gianna Jessen, abortion survivor speaks at Queen's Hall, Parliament House, Victoria. Australia - on the eve of the debate to decriminalize abortion in Victoria.
Gianna's visit was sponsored by the Ad Hoc Interfaith Committee.
THE SILENT SCREAM
The Silent Scream / High Resolution Full Version Video / Parts 1 2 3 4 5 (with permission from APF)
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The Silent Scream - Abortion as Infanticide
Dr. Bernard Nathanson's classic video that shocked the world. He explains the procedure of a suction abortion, followed by an actual first trimester abortion as seen through ultrasound. The viewer can see the child's pathetic attempts to escape the suction curette as her heart rate doubles, and a "silent scream" as her body is torn apart. A great tool to help people see why abortion is murder. The most important video on abortion ever made. This video changed opinion on abortion to many people.
Introduction by Dr. Bernard Nathanson, host. Describes the technology of ultrasound and how, for the first time ever, we can actually see inside the womb. Dr. Nathanson further describes the ultrasound technique and shows examples of babies in the womb. Three-dimensional depiction of the developing fetus, from 4 weeks through 28 weeks. Display and usage of the abortionists' tools, plus video of an abortionist performing a suction abortion. Dr. Nathanson discusses the abortionist who agreed to allow this abortion to be filmed with ultrasound. The abortionist was quite skilled, having performed more than 10,000 abortions. We discover that the resulting ultrasound of his abortion so appalled him that he never again performed another abortion. The clip begins with an ultrasound of the fetus (girl) who is about to be aborted. The girl is moving in the womb; displays a heartbeat of 140 per minute; and is at times sucking her thumb. As the abortionist's suction tip begins to invade the womb, the child rears and moves violently in an attempt to avoid the instrument. Her mouth is visibly open in a "silent scream." The child's heart rate speeds up dramatically (to 200 beats per minute) as she senses aggression. She moves violently away in a pathetic attempt to escape the instrument. The abortionist's suction tip begins to rip the baby's limbs from its body, ultimately leaving only her head in the uterus (too large to be pulled from the uterus in one piece). The abortionist attempts to crush her head with his forceps, allowing it to be removed. In an effort to "dehumanize" the procedure, the abortionist and anesthesiologist refer to the baby's head as "number 1." The abortionist crushes "number 1" with the forceps and removes it from the uterus. Abortion statistics are revealed, as well as who benefits from the enormously lucrative industry that has developed. Clinics are now franchised, and there is ample evidence that many are controlled by organized crime. Women are victims, too. They haven't been told about the true nature of the unborn child or the facts about abortion procedures. Their wombs have been perforated, infected, destroyed, and sterilized. All as a result of an operation about which they they have had no true knowledge. Films like this must be made part of "informed consent." NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) and Planned Parenthood are accused of a conspiracy of silence, of keeping women in the dark about the reality of abortion. Finally, Dr. Nathanson discusses his credentials. He is a former abortionist, having been the director of the largest clinic in the Western world.
Dilation And Evacuation Abortion Illustrated
Dilation And Evacuation Abortion Of A 23 Week Unborn Baby. Images from Nucleus Communications, Inc. All text from Fair Use. Once the women's cervix has been dialated, which is a two or three day process requiring two trips to the abortionist, forceps are inserted through the enlarged cervix into the uterus. The body parts are grasped at random with a large, long toothed grasping clamp. With the large, long toothed grasping clamp, the abortionist twists the limbs and body parts from the unborn baby -- and pulls them from the baby -- and pulls the body parts out of the vaginal canal. The remaining body parts, with the exception of the head, are grasped and pulled out. During this procedure, perforation of the uterus is possible. The head is then crushed in order to remove it through the vaginal canal. The placenta and remaining contents are then suctioned from the uterus. The body parts must be reassembled outside of the mother's body to be sure all was removed from the womb. If some body parts are missing, then the abortionist must continue to search for the missing body parts and retrieve them. At a gestational age of twenty weeks, the mother has been feeling her baby kick for the last two weeks. At twenty weeks gestation, the uterus is thin and soft, so the abortionists must be careful not to perforate or puncture the walls of the uterus. A second trimester dilation and evacuation abortion is a blind procedure. The baby can be in any orientation or position inside the uterus. The toughest part of the dilation and evacuation abortion is extracting the baby's head. The head of a baby is floats freely inside the uterine cavity. The skull pieces must then be extracted. Some abortionists have reported that on bad days, a little face may come out and stare back at you. Dilation and evacuation is the most common technique used for second trimester abortion. Typically done 13-16 weeks into pregnancy, doctors who specialize in abortion may use this technique into the 20th week of pregnancy. An anesthetic injection is administered to numb the cervix which makes the procedure less painful for the woman, but no anesthetic is administered to the unborn child. Dilating tools are used to stretch open the cervix wide enough to perform the abortion. The doctor uses forceps and other special tools to tear the fetus out of the uterus in pieces. A large vacuum tube is pushed into the uterus and to suction out any remaining pieces. The doctor will then examine the pieces to be sure that the abortion is complete. A D & E abortion is performed in the second trimester (12-24 weeks) and is usually a 2-3 day procedure. At this stage of pregnancy, the fetus' tendons, muscles, and bones are more developed. The cervix has closed more tightly and must be dilated enough to remove the larger fetus. To aid in cervical dilation, laminaria (dried seaweed sticks) are inserted into the cervix. The dilation process can take 1-2 days depending on the size of the fetus. Once the cervix is sufficiently dilated, the laminaria are removed. Forceps are inserted into the uterus to forcibly dismember the fetus. The skull is then crushed and removed. A suction aspiration is then introduced to remove any remaining fetal parts, the placenta and uterine lining. All abortions involve a degree of post-operative bleeding, which is to be expected. Incomplete abortion may occur if fetal tissue is left inside the uterus. Infection is a fairly common problem after an abortion. Although it is easily treated with antibiotics, the infection can result in impaired fertility. Cervical tearing can occur as a result of the dilating process, which may require stitches. A less common but more serious complication is perforation of the uterine wall; this could require surgical repair in a hospital, depending on the severity. In rare cases, abortion patients may experience a major complication, such as a life-threatening pelvic infection, hemorrhage requiring a blood transfusion, uterine rupture, or unintended major surgery. Long-term health risks may include increased risk of miscarriage for future pregnancies. Because late abortion is physically painful and often emotionally distressing, many women elect to have general anesthesia for the procedure. Potential anesthetic complications include severe hemorrhage, convulsion, cardiac arrest, and death.
The Melissa Ohden Story
Melissa Ohden is a saline infusion abortion attempt survivor and international pro-life speaker. This video clip is a short digital story that tells of her survival of the abortion attempt, adoption, search for her biological family, and how her life has come full circle. Melissa ultimately gave birth to her first child at the very same hospital where her mother underwent the saline infusion abortion.
Abortion? I love you. Life is beautiful
For six years, Carol Everett was involved in the abortion industry in Texas. Her job was to go to public schools and sell abortioons. Here's how she worked:
"First I established myself with the teens as an authority on sex. Second, our doctors prescribed low dose birth control pills with a high pregnancy rate ... This insured the teens to be my best customers as teenagers typically are not responsible enough to follow such rigid medication guidelines...
I knew their sexual activity would increase ... once they were introduced to this contraceptive method. Then i couild reach my goal - three ro five abortions for each teenager between the ages of 13 and 18.
We only sold one product - Abortion - and abortion only. We took whatever other ideas the pregnant women had and used them to sell abortion" (Carol Everett, Selling Teens Abortions, Easteon Publishing Co., Jefferson City, MO: 1992).
The abortion industry is all about money.
"For the love of money is the root of all evil" (1 Tim.6:10, KJV).