Immediate Release. March 14, 2003 The
Senate, overwhelmingly on Thursday, March 13, 2003, by a 64-33 vote,
approved the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 (S.3) which bans
the heinous abortion procedure called dilation and extraction (D&X)
or as it is commonly referred to, partial-birth abortion.
The Senate, after an eight-year struggle has sent a message to
America that this immoral procedure is wrong, and that government will
no longer sanction a “culture of death” but will promote a “culture
of life.” Once this measure is passed by the House of
Representative, in the near future, President George W. Bush will sign
it into law.
are prohibited from committing an “overt act” designed to kill a partially
delivered baby by the measure and includes an exemption for cases in
which the mother’s life is jeopardized.
are absolutely no obstetrical situations encountered in the United States
(U.S.) which require a partially delivered human fetus to be destroyed
to preserve the life of the mother,“ said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, president
of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy. He continued, “In fact, late-term abortions
are detrimental to the health of women.
Since it can lead to cervical incompetence in subsequent pregnancies
caused by three days of forceful dilation of the cervix and uterine
rupture due to the rotation of the fetus within the womb–this procedure
will always be medically risky to the mother.”
humane care of animals used in medical research, the pain management
practiced for an intact D&X on a human baby would not meet federal
standards. The heinous procedure
of intact D&X as a means of terminating a baby’s life is a needlessly
inhumane treatment and must be banned.
to what many will say about intact D&X, to evaluate or attest to
its safety there exist no credible studies.
Furthermore, if a physician deems it necessary to perform a late-term
abortion in pregnancy, there are other procedures available, and none
of them poses the risks to a woman’s health as does this medically unnecessary
procedure. In the case of partial-birth abortion, a woman is at risk for the
potential complications associated with any surgical mid-trimester termination,
including hemorrhaging, infection and uterine perforation. Also, increased may be the risk of uterine
rupture as well as the risk of iatrogenic laceration and secondary hemorrhage.
During this abortion procedure, scissors are forced into the
base of the fetal skull while the baby is lodged in the birth canal
following internal version and partial breech extraction.
Thus, from laceration of the uterus or cervix by the scissor,
this blind procedure risks maternal injury and could result in severe
bleeding and the threat of shock or even maternal death.
this heinous procedure of partial-birth abortion is being performed
for the convenience of abortion and not the health of the women because
there are other procedures that could be used to terminate a pregnancy
that do not put the woman’s health. And contrary to what proponents
may claim, the D&X procedure is performed upward to 90 percent on
absolutely normal not abnormal babies.
terms of human rights a well as human dignity there can be no debate
even by pro-choice advocates that such a procedure should be banned,”
said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, president of the American Voice Institute
of Public Policy. “So many people
across America wonder and are puzzled why the children of this nation
are becoming more and more violent at younger ages. One reason for this is that they are reflecting
the actions of adults across this land that have a blatant disregard
for life as they murder their unborn babies through abortions.”
Joel P. Rutkowski, P.h.D.
President, The American Voice Institute Of Public Policy
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