- the unearthed abortion memos that will not doom U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan,
- last week’s FDA -panel approval of an abortion-causing drug that will be marketed only as a contraceptive, and
- Friday’s denial of fetal pain by the U.K.’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, despite the existence of fetal anesthesiology as a medical specialty.
1. Recently released documents show that, as deputy assistant for domestic policy under President Clinton, Kagan was instrumental in promulgating gravely distorted assertions about partial birth abortions, although more accurate information had been published by a congressional committee and was readily available.
A Kagan memorandum shows she was responsible for creating the official statement that a partial-birth abortion “may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of a woman.”
Kagan’s statement replaced the unpublicized, and politically damaging, original assessment from ACOG (the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists) that said,
“in the vast majority of cases, selection of the partial birth procedure is not necessary to avert serious adverse consequences to a woman’s health…there just aren’t many [circumstances] where use of the partial-birth abortion is the least risky, let alone the ‘necessary’, approach.”
Kagan’s statement was treated as the opinion of a respected, independent medical group during years of trials. Though newly released memos show Kagan’s actions allowed medically unwarranted partial-birth abortions to continue, her ascent to the Court seems assured. Commentaries from National Right to Life, National Review Online, and Lifenews have more details.
2. The FDA will likely soon approve a drug called “Ella One” (generic name, Ulipristal), based on the recommendation last week from its reproductive drug advisory panel that the drug should be available in the U.S. for “preventing pregnancy.” But that claim rests on the lie that pregnancy begins –not at fertilization– but only after the embryo is attached in the womb.
A new life really begins the moment sperm and egg unite to form a unique human being–whether inside the mother or inside a petri dish. After that, the tiny unique human travels to (or is placed in) the womb to “implant” and be nurtured until delivery.
Ella One is described as a longer-acting form of emergency contraception, able to be taken for 5 days after intercourse. However, Ella One is actually a chemical ‘first cousin’ to the medical abortion drug Mifepristone (RU 486), that kills the baby by blocking placental function. Ella One’s ability to destroy established pregnancies, as well as prevent implantation, makes it an embryocidal drug, says the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
3. The RCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) published an article Friday, that denies fetal pain, despite the existence of medical specialties of fetal anesthesiology and scientific studies to the contrary. The paper is little more than an attempt by abortion advocates to deceive the public that abortion isn’t painful for fetuses.
The issue of fetal pain received significant exposure earlier this year after a landmark law restricting abortion after twenty weeks (Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act) was passed April in Nebraska. The law goes into effect this October and has not yet been challenged in court.
Studies exploring the existence of the ability of the fetus to experience pain were first reported in the 1980s. Read about the plethora of evidence that an unborn fetus after 20 weeks of gestation has all the prerequisite anatomy, physiology, hormones, and neurotransmitters needed to perceive pain.
National Right to Life slammed the RCOG paper as shoddy and contradicting well-documented research showing that even fetuses missing brain sections can feel pain.
The mainstream media is quickly disseminating this study without critical examination or telling the public that one of its authors is actually an abortionist, while the rest are largely abortion advocates.
Unfortunately, as Kansas governor, Kathleen Sebelius paid virtually no political price for her untruthfulness about her abortion support, her abortion industry funding, and the reasons she vetoed bipartisan pro-life legislation. As head of HHS, she has continued to prevaricate about the abortion components in Obamacare. She has failed to respond to a letter from House GOP leader John Boehner about how and when the controversial Executive Order [on keeping insurance free of abortions] is being implemented.