Partial-Birth Abortion Lies
First the abortion lobby claimed that the mother's anesthesia killed the
unborn baby before the horrific partial-birth abortion procedure. This
irresponsible and dangerous lie could have caused many women to postpone
necessary surgery for fear of endangering their unborn children. Although it
exposed the carefully nurtured myth of the industry's concern for women's
health, the media chose not to notice.
Later, the industry insisted upon a health exception to the ban, knowing
that the Supreme Court cleverly concealed its ridiculously broad definition
of health (it can mean anything) in *Doe v. Bolton*, the largely overlooked
companion decision to *Roe v. Wade*. This old, reliable ploy destroys the
support of borderline legislators by making them appear insensitive to the
health needs of women if they oppose it. Ethical physicians know that
partial-birth abortion is never necessary and that its only real purpose is
to assure a dead baby that is sufficiently undamaged and fresh that its
parts will fetch top dollar in the market for research specimens. The media
reliably failed to explain any such critical details.
What other practice must be sold almost exclusively on the basis of lies?
What does it say about the abortion industry's relationship with the media
when it can churn out lie after baldfaced lie for over three decades and
never have its credibility challenged? Would any pro-life organization get
away with the same tactic even once?
With such complicity by the media, will America ever get wise to the lies?