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?