Federal appeals court upholds Virginia’s ban on partial-birth abortions

Judge Paul V. Niemeyer authored the majority opinion in Wednesday’s decision, which won the concurrence of Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III.

“A partially born child is among the weakest, most helpless beings in our midst and on that account exerts a special claim on our protection,” Judge Wilkinson wrote. “The fact is that we — civilized people — are retreating to the haven of our Constitution to justify dismembering a partly born child and crushing its skull,” his opinion continued. “Surely centuries hence, people will look back on this gruesome practice done in the name of fundamental law by a society of high achievement. And they will shudder.”

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If you can use the millions of dead unborn to justify a murder, this time, then you can use other rationales for other murders.

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If you can use the millions of dead unborn to justify a murder, this time, then you can use other rationales for other murders.

Once you have justified the killing of a George Tiller, what is to stop you from finding a means to justify other killings, or the whole concept of assassination?

In a so-called late-term abortion, a baby is delivered vaginally, and feet first. The body and shoulders are delivered, but the infant’s head is held within the birth canal, until the doctor can slip a scissor into its skull and suction out its brains, at which point he will deliver a dead child and avoid a charge of infanticide.

We are told that these abortions are necessary to spare the life or mental health of a fragile mother who may not be able to endure the physical or psychological rigors of childbirth.

The American Medical Association has quietly conceded that—as we do not live in the nineteenth or even the early twentieth century, when a cesarean section was all but a death sentence for a woman—there really is no medical reason for such an abortion. One may additionally argue that delivering a baby feet first, then shoulders, is by no means a simple or easy sort of delivery, so the dangers it purports to spare a woman are not obvious.

George Tiller specialized in aborting advanced pregnancies and he is being held up as a hero and martyr by those who can read the previous paragraph and not find the word savagery forming on their lips. Those of us who call ourselves pro-life take a very different view, and cannot call Tiller a hero, but neither can we support his murder.

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Nebraska abortionist “filled with rage” … plans to “take over” Tiller’s grisly work

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Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — Nebraska-based abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart will take over the Wichita, Kansas abortion center formerly run by slain late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller. Carhart is most well known for his role in a Supreme Court case concerning a ban on partial-birth abortions.

When Nebraska lawmakers passed a ban on the partial-birth abortion procedure, which most Americans oppose, Carhart filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the ban in court.

The Supreme Court ultimately ruled in his favor, but later reversed itself when Congress approved a national partial-birth abortion ban over Carhart’s objections.

Carhart and Tiller are longtime friends and associates and Carhart told the Nebraska State Paper that he would make sure late-term abortions continue at Tiller’s abortion center, which his closed this week following his shooting death on Sunday.

In his comments, Carhart called pro-life advocates “terrorists” and said Tiller’s death was “a declaration of war” from the majority of Americans who take a pro-life position on abortion.

He called pro-life Americans “fundamentalist terrorists . . . no different from al-Qaida, the Taliban or any of them.”

Carhart admitted he is “filled with rage” at pro-life people because of Tiller’s death and added that he won’t let either Tiller or his abortion center shut down.

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