The Reality of Pain: An Inconvenient Truth about Abortion

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One of the tactics of abortion campaigners is to diminish or even deny the humanity of the unborn child. Essential to this is the claim that the baby in the womb feels nothing, and certainly feels no pain. Recent headlines in Europe and America have poignantly exposed the falsehood of this claim.

Baby survives abortion, but left to die in Polish hospital

In March, Poland was shocked and outraged by the story of a botched abortion. Media carried reports of a failed abortion attempt on a 24 week unborn child in Holy Family Hospital, Warsaw. The baby suffered an agonising death as its cries and screams were ignored by doctors and medical staff for over an hour, before it passed away.

Tests had shown the baby had Down Syndrome.  Abortion is legal in Poland in cases of life or health of the mother, rape, or severe foetal abnormalities. An investigation is underway to establish if the hospital acted within the law.

The horrific case has reignited the abortion issue in Poland.  Now, prominent politicians are supporting a citizen-lead initiative for a complete ban on abortion.  Prime Minister Beata Szydlo told Radio Poland that she supports the citizen bill, which needs 100,000 signatures before it can be considered by the legislature.

Leading U.S. neonatologist testifies that unborn babies feel pain at 20 weeks

Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the disturbing reality of foetal pain and failed abortion was presented to a US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This legislation would would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks, and strengthen protections for babies born alive after a failed abortion. The hearing heard from medical experts, a legal expert and an abortion survivor.

Dr Colleen A. Malloy, a leading U.S. neonatologist, testified that a baby feels pain at 20 weeks and is certainly viable. She poignantly highlighted that babies born at 20 weeks “are moving, reacting, and developing right before our eyes in the neonatal intensive care unit”.

The Committee also heard from Melissa Ohden, who survived a saline induced late-term abortion. “Abortion doesn’t spare a child from suffering, it causes suffering”, she said, after describing how she was miraculously born alive after five days of soaking and burning in the toxic salt solution. She recently discovered the chilling truth about what happened to abortion survivors at St Luke’s, the hospital where she survived her abortion. In 2014, a nurse who worked at the hospital told her that abortion survivors were placed in a bucket of formaldehyde in a utility closet, and later disposed of as medical waste.

Read the full testimonies here.

Source: Charlotte Lozier Institute

America is one of only 7 states where elective abortions past five months are allowed, alongside countries such as China and North Korea.  These stories once again underline the humanity of the unborn child, the reality of the pain that abortion inflicts and the profound dishonesty and callous cruelty at the heart of the abortion industry.