Former abortionist’s Congressional testimony on problem pregnancies: No need to kill baby in order to save mother’s life.

Before a Suction D&E procedure can be performed, the cervix must first be sufficiently dilated. In my practice, this was accomplished with serial placement of laminaria. Laminaria is a type of sterilized seaweed that absorbs water over several hours and swells to several times its original diameter. Multiple placements of several laminaria at a time are absolutely required prior to attempting a suction D&E.

In the mid second trimester, this requires approximately 36 hours to accomplish. When utilizing the D&X abortion procedure, popularly known as Partial-Birth Abortion, this process requires three days as explained by Dr. Martin Haskell in his 1992 paper that first described this type of abortion.

In cases where a mother’s life is seriously threatened by her pregnancy,
a doctor more often than not doesn’t have 36 hours,
much less 72 hours, to resolve the problem.
Let me illustrate with a real -life case that I managed
while at the Albany Medical Center.

A patient arrived one night at 28 weeks gestation with severe pre-eclampsia or toxemia. Her blood pressure on admission was 220/160. As you are probably aware, a normal blood pressure is approximately 120/80. This patient’s pregnancy was a threat to her life and the life of her unborn child. She could very well be minutes or hours away from a major stroke. This case was managed successfully by rapidly stabilizing the patient’s blood pressure and “terminating” her pregnancy by Cesarean section. She and her baby did well.

This is a typical case in the world of high-risk obstetrics.
In most such cases, any attempt to perform an abortion
“to save the mother’s life”
would entail undue and dangerous delay
in providing appropriate, truly life-saving care.

During my time at Albany Medical Center I managed hundreds of such cases by “terminating”pregnancies to save mother’s lives. In all those hundreds of cases, the number of unborn children that I had to deliberately kill was zero.

A Couple of Interesting Reader Comments

I received a couple of emails from Ed S. today. I thought they were definitely worth posting. Please take a look:

Is God Pro Choice?
All  religions and  most  people believe that God has a choice when supplies a soul at the conception of an embryo. Before the conception, God knows all the details of the couple who are doing the  sex act. Why then does he create a soul and  permit conception, knowing the child is unwanted?
We all know people that are not able to conceive. Nationwide, there are 200,000 families waiting to adopt a baby.
Could God, be connecting the dots? Could he, like in the academy award winning movie ‘Juno’, give the  pregnant woman a chance to answer the prayer of would be, adoptive parents?
The Government should help connect mothers of unwanted babies with parents who need babies.
Let’s make it mandatory that these woman be given a notice that people are waiting for her baby and will pay expenses. Then she and God could be in agreement with her choice.

Babies who are the product of rape
I met a young woman whose mom, when pregnant with her, went to an abortion clinic to get an abortion, but when  she  saw the dirty and depressing procedure rooms, she decided to have the baby and put her up for adoption (like Juno did, in the  academy award winning  movie.)
The daughter of that woman grew up and went to law school.
One day, when life issues came up in her law classes, she gave her testimony, which was met with indignance by her professor and many of her fellow students. She was even told that her mom should have followed through with the abortion! (You  would think that law school’s would have rules against bulling?)
When we put a face on “rape babies” the hollow argument for “choice” [the woman’s right to choose {WHAT?} the  death of a  beautiful, young person-to-be] The real face of “rape babies” needs to be seen. And the plot to exterminate them needs to be exposed.
Lets vote for pro life candidates, and ask them to subsidize adoption. Not abortion!

Seen on the web: Remarkable Conversions To Catholicism


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Pope on priestly celibacy: When a man’s sexuality is not properly integrated, it becomes “banal and destructive”.

Throughout his pontificate, Pope Benedict has repeatedly spoken of celibacy as a “gift.”

In celebrating the close of the Year for Priests on June 10, he said priests were united with the “unique priest,” Jesus Christ, mysteriously drawn into the reality of Christ’s resurrection, to a new life “already beyond marriage.”

In this relationship with Christ, he said, “celibacy is anticipation,” taking the priest beyond this world and time to the “world of the resurrection.” In opening the doors to this “future of God,” he said, celibacy is lived as a witness to faith, a testimony of true belief that God exists and is found in one’s life.

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Heartbeat International’s “Babies Go to Congress” campaign

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Heartbeat International is a faith-based network of more than 1,000 pregnancy centers around the world, CNSNews.com reports. Affiliate staffers helped bring many women and their children to the Capitol, including Dori Eddols of Columbus, Ohio.

Eddols, now 32, became pregnant when she was 17 and unmarried.

“We were not married and I got pregnant and so we went to a Planned Parenthood because I didn’t know there was a difference between a Planned Parenthood or a pregnancy crisis center,” she said. “I didn’t even know there were crisis pregnancy centers.”

Believing Planned Parenthood would explain her choices, she said she and her then-boyfriend Greg, to whom she has now been married for 15 years, went in to a clinic for a pregnancy test.

Though Eddols expected she would be called back into a room to hear her test results, a staffer came into the lobby and announced that Eddols was pregnant.

“She said, ‘OK you’re pregnant,’ right there in the waiting room,” Eddols told CNSNews.com. “‘When do you want to schedule your abortion?’ I just turned to my boyfriend and said, ‘We gotta get out of here.”

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What Is God’s Will?

Q: What is God’s Will?

A: This is about as simple and direct an answer as I’ve ever come across: 

1Ti 2:1 I desire therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all men:

1Ti 2:2 For kings and for all that are in high station: that we may lead a quiet and a peaceable life in all piety and chastity.

1Ti 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour,

1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

1Ti 2:5 For there is one God: and one mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus:

1Ti 2:6 Who gave himself a redemption for all, a testimony in due times.