by David Sisler

Today – February 17 – is my birthday.

I was born 56 years ago at 7:15 a.m. in a house at the corner of Seneca Avenue and Pocahontas Street in Loch Lynn, Maryland. The snow was heavy that morning and Doc Gander, who delivered me, had to park his car on Roanoke Avenue and walk two blocks uphill to Seneca and the house Mom and Dad were renting.

Mom always said I was her Valentine’s present. I was late (it’s become a habit). But I got here.

At least I got here. Alive.

For tens of millions of babies – upwards of 40,000,000 babies – there have been no birthdays. They were murdered before they could be born. Their killers were not charged because Roe v. Wade is, sadly, horribly, the law of the land.

But, as I said, I got here alive. And in one piece.

And that is something that cannot be said for an increasing number of babies, thanks to a “procedure” (that sounds so sanitary – kill a baby and call it a “procedure”) called “Dilation and Evacuation” (D&E).

You are hearing a great deal about “Dilation and Extraction” (D&X) – the partial birth abortion.

You are hearing too much, and at the same time, not enough about D&E

FAIR WARNING: This column is gruesome and explicit from here. Maybe it should be rated “X” – no one under 18 is allowed to read it. But then again because so many babies are having babies, maybe it should be rated it “G” so that it could become required reading, at least for every expectant mother and every expectant father and every doctor who performs abortions and every nurse who assists the doctor who performs abortions.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

The three pictures linked in the paragraph below are beyond troubing. But 10,000 babies die like this every year.

D&E pulls apart, piece by piece, babies who have been growing inside of their mothers’ wombs for 21 weeks or more. In D&X the viable – capable of living if allowed to be delivered – baby is stabbed in the brain and then its dead body is delivered. In D&E, the viable – capable of living if allowed to be delivered – baby is dismembered, one fully formed body part at a time.

In an article copyrighted 1995-2002 by Healthwise, Incorporated, more information about D&E is revealed.

In the section, “Surgery Overview,” we learn that a hollow tube called a cannula is inserted into the uterus. “The cannula is attached by tubing to a bottle and a pump that provides a gentle vacuum to remove tissue in the uterus.” A currette, a curved instrument is used “to gently scrape the lining of the uterus and remove tissue in the uterus.” Forceps are inserted into the uterus “to grasp larger pieces of tissue.” A final step is suctioning “to make sure the uterine contents are completely removed.”

The word “tissue” is an abortion code-word for an unborn baby. Calling the infant “tissue” de-humanizes the baby to make its murder more acceptable. In case you had any doubt, “uterine contents” also means – at this state in the “procedure” – a dead baby.

In the section of the article entitled “What to Expect After Surgery,” we learn of potential “emotional reactions for 2 to 3 weeks.” Do they really think that the emotional reactions to an abortion will pass in a few short weeks?

This sickening article goes on and on with politically correct garbage, dehumanizing the unborn child, ignoring the fact that D&E is safe for all but the baby, and generally attempting to desensitize the public to the horrible way that a child’s life will be taken.

I will leave this article with this quote: “Other rare complications include tissue remaining in the uterus (retained products of conception).” That last parenthetical remark is theirs!

Dr. Tony Levatino, M.D., describes himself as a former pro-choice obstetrician-gynecologist who performed Dilation and Evacuation. Dr. Levatino, writing for “Priests for Life,” says, “The toughest part of a D&E abortion is extracting the baby’s head. The head of a baby that age is about the size of a plum and is now free floating inside the uterine cavity. You can be pretty sure you have hold of it if the Sopher clamp is spread about as far as your fingers will allow. You will know you have it right when you crush down on the clamp and see a pure white gelatinous material issue from the cervix. That was the baby’s brains. You can then extract the skull pieces. If you have a really bad day like I often did, a little face may come out and stare back at you.”

Lynn Vincent, writing in World magazine, quotes statistics from the Centers for Disease Control showing that the number of second-trimester and third-trimester abortions are increasing – up 23 percent in the last decade (and that is only for states that report to the CDC – California, a leader in abortions, does not report).

According to an August 1998 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Vincent reports that some physicians prefer D&E over labor-induction methods for second-trimester abortions because “D&E has a lower mortality rate (except for the baby) takes less time (always a consideration when you are killing your unborn child) is less expensive (we are talking only about money, right?) ... and takes less of a psychological toll on some women (is that toll measured only today, or somewhere down the long and winding road).” Parenthetical remarks in this paragraph are mine.

In the same JAMA article additional statistics are revealed: “When abortion occurred at 21 weeks or more, 16.7 per 100,000 women died. That’s two-and-a-half times the risk of maternal death from childbirth, which is 6.7 per 100,000 deliveries.” And one of the reasons abortions demand the right to murder unborn babies is to save the life of the mother!

One of the worries about D&E is that it may not be covered by President George W. Bush’s proposal for a partial birth abortion ban. In fact, when the United States Supreme Court struck down a Nebraska law forbidding partial birth abortions (Stenberg v. Carhart) it was because of concern that while outlawing D&X, the Nebraska measure would also outlaw D&E. Wanting to protect dismembering of unborn babies piece by piece, five Supreme Court Justices ruled the measure to be unconstitutional.

Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, wrote, supporting the Supreme Court’s decision, that “the seeds of the destruction of Roe v. Wade are planted in laws like these.” I fervently pray that she is correct!


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