So President Obama wants dialogue and compromise on abortion? This lawyer in Washington DC suggests he start “by curbing fetal pain.”
But about 10% of all abortions – approximately 150,000 per year – occur in the second or third trimesters, when scientists are uncertain exactly when the ability to feel pain begins. Methods of abortion after the first trimester can be particularly gruesome, such as the procedure opponents call “partial-birth abortion,” which is now illegal in some circumstances under federal law. But even other, less controversial methods of abortion have been described – by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an abortion supporter – as “brutal,” involving “tearing [a fetus] apart,” and “ripping off its limbs.” Any fetus capable of feeling pain would surely suffer greatly during such dismemberment. …is it too much to ask that they not be tortured to death in a manner we would not permit to be used on a terrorist, a murderer or a dog?
A couple of problems I foresee with this. 1) President Obama had not a bit of problem with letting born babies die alone, voting against Infants Born Alive legislation more than once, I believe. If he’s unconcerned about the pain of born babies, what are the chances the pain of the unborn will be a problem? 2) Pro-abortion types go apoplectic when you draw attention to any factor that allows the public to understand that the fetus in the womb might be sentient. 3) Obama might say he wants dialogue, but in reality, there has been a dialogue going on here for decades–and any time he’s ventured into the fray it’s been to inflame the proceedings by choosing an extreme position.
In short, I’m not as charitable as this Washington lawyer. (I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere, one that doesn’t make me look very good.)
If such an act were introduced to protect the fetus from the pain of dismemberment, sure, I’d support it. But I’m guessing I know already who wouldn’t. (His name starts with “O” and ends with “ama”.)
I’d love to be proven wrong. But I fear that the whole topic really is above Obama’s paygrade.by