Friday, July 15, 2011

Planned Parenthood's Description of Abortion? "A Gentle Emptying of the Uterus."

Ciara Matthews looks at Planned Parenthood's website and what the huge abortion conglomerate says in the section, “What happens during an in-clinic abortion.”

As you might guess, the wording therein omits entirely a fairly important matter; namely, the baby whose life is taken by the procedure. Indeed, Planned Parenthood goes so far as to ignore altogether the violence of the procedure and it's effects.

Writes Ciara:

“Gently empties your uterus”? That’s it? That’s the description Planned Parenthood provides of “what happens during an in-clinic abortion?” To be clear, this explanation is provided for the section on an aspiration abortion. Yet the same description (or lack thereof) is used to describe the process for performing a D&E, or dilation and evacuation.

Am I the only one who notices something missing? And not the sort of missing where you find yourself thinking, “I wonder why they didn’t mention that,” but a glaring, head-scratching, obviously purposeful omission? Where is the discussion of the baby? Where is the explanation of “what happens” to the baby “during an in-clinic abortion”?

This sort of misdirection is exactly what Planned Parenthood relies on to keep women coming into its clinics for abortions. Imagine how the number of abortions would plummet if Planned Parenthood told women: "First, we will start by inserting a suction tube into the uterus, at which point the arms, legs, feet, hands, bones and organs, including a once-beating heart, functioning nervous system and lungs, of the fetus will be sucked into the tube and thrown away. Since the head of your child is too big to be vacuumed away, the doctor will then use tongs to crush the head of the baby so it can be removed piece by piece. Then, in order to ensure there are no bone fragments or body parts left behind, we will attempt one final vacuuming of your uterus.

Thankfully, due to advances in technology, the explosion in popularity of social media (including resources like YouTube), and a number of pro-life bills passed by legislators and signed by governors all around the United States, the truth about abortion is spreading. Planned Parenthood’s tactics are being exposed and women are waking up to reality: What Planned Parenthood is trying to convince women is just a “blob of cells” -- by providing as little information about pregnancy and fetal development as possible -- is much more than that. That little fetus is quickly growing, has limbs and organs, can open and close his or her eyes, sucks his or her thumb and is quite happy and comfortable in the sanctuary a woman’s body provides.

Pro-life advocates must continue the work of exposing Planned Parenthood, providing women with factual information about fetal development and especially electing pro-life leaders to office, whether at the state or federal level. The mission to stop 1.3 million abortions each year starts with us.