LiveActionNews.org — At the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, they celebrate birth. Specifically, “that moment when the nurse gently places the newborn baby into the arms of the exhausted but exuberant parent.” According to them, it’s among “the most joyful.” How about when a baby gets injected with a chemical to cause cardiac arrest and death?
Oh yeah, they’re fine with that moment too.
You’d think people who tout “the inalienable right to be treated equally” would have a problem with this. Well, they don’t. Rev. Amanda Henderson is the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado’s executive director, and when she was shown ultrasound images of a state representative’s 28 week-old daughter, Henderson described the child as a “potential life.”
Rev. Henderson didn’t explain how a potential life could have a heartbeat, something that starts around a month following conception. Neither did she explain how a potential life could feel pain, and there’s evidence a twenty week-old pre-born child does. Also unexplained was how potential lives could survive delivery; after all, children are considered viable at 24 weeks, although many have survived earlier. This little guy was born at 23:
And yet, some abortions take place well after this point. Third trimester abortions typically use a technique known as induction. Dr. Anthony Levatino is an obstetrician-gynecologist who performed over 1200 abortions, and in the video below, he explains what it involves:
To help ensure the baby will be delivered dead and not alive, the abortionist uses a large needle to inject digoxin or potassium chloride through the woman’s abdomen or vagina, targeting the baby’s heart, torso, or head. When the digoxin takes effect, the lethal dose causes a fatal cardiac arrest, and the baby’s life will end. (Even if the needle misses the baby, digoxin can still kill the baby when released into the amniotic sack, but will usually take longer to kill the child.)
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Still, folks at the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado aren’t bothered: they have a history of opposing laws to protect children in the womb. However, there are lives they will defend. In 2013, the group opposed executing Nathan Dunlap, a convicted killer who called his victims “nothing.”
If those priorities don’t seem right to you, then support legislation to protect pain-capable children. Because there are a lot of joyful moments in life; let’s make ending late-term abortion one of them.
The original version of this article was published on March 26, 2016 at Live Action News. This reprint has been updated, with permission.