After the third and final presidential debate, one topic is standing out above the rest to many women, mothers, and healthcare professionals across the country. While the left is touting Hillary Clinton’s response to questions about abortion, there’s something they obviously don’t know, and one nurse is setting them straight, eviscerating Hillary on the fear-mongering and lies she told on the issue.
While discussing late-term abortions during Wednesday’s debate, Hillary Clinton said, “The kinds of cases that fall at the end of pregnancy are often the most heartbreaking, painful decisions for families to make. I have met with women who have, toward the end of their pregnancy, get the worst news one could get that their health is in jeopardy if they continue to carry to term …”
As a nurse with many years of labor and delivery experience, I must correct the bold lie being told and believed since Hillary’s response is being touted by not only liberal rag sites but other mainstream sources, showing their complete ignorance on the issue.
First, late-term abortions are sometimes referred to as post-viability abortions. That’s important because viability means the fetus is able to live outside the womb. So, at any time after 24 weeks gestation, which is considered the “point of viability,” a baby can be delivered to save the mother while also allowing the child a chance to live. During a late-term abortion, the child is still delivered, only it’s delivered dead rather than alive after the infant has been killed.
As a nurse, I want to be absolutely clear: If a mother’s life is in danger at any time after 24 weeks, let alone in the 9th month, the infant can be delivered via c-section to save the mother. The infant is given a chance at life. It does not need to be killed to save the mother. Never in the 9th month would that ever be a thought for most healthcare professionals. That’s not healthcare. That’s murder. But, there’s more.
We have to look at how late-term abortions are performed. Although the pregnancy is ended with the death of the fetus, the baby must still be delivered. In fact, in partial-birth abortions, the baby is delivered breech, which is difficult, painful, and puts the mother’s life at risk. So, when you hear that liberal talking point, where they like to ask, “What if the mother finds out that she could die during childbirth?” it’s important to know that a post-viability abortion isn’t going to prevent birth. In fact, birth is in the name — partial birth abortion. Only a c-section would prevent a vaginal birth, and the child doesn’t have to die for that. The child doesn’t have to die at all, and one look at the steps involved in the late-term abortion procedure clearly indicates this.
As you can see from the graphic above, there’s a decision that is made between frame 3 and frame 4, and that decision is life or death — and it’s not the mother’s life that’s in danger at that point. At image 3, another push would deliver a baby that is viable and has a chance at life. Instead, the decision is made to kill it by extremely brutal means. I can not reiterate enough that this doesn’t save the life of the mother. One more push and her pregnancy and any threat it posed to her would end, but with a living baby rather than a murdered one.
Many mothers whose lives were in danger in the final stages of pregnancy will tell you that their child was delivered to save her life, either by induction of labor followed by a vaginal delivery or by c-section. Both mother and child make it out alive. Late-term abortions simply are not needed to maintain the life and health of the mother as Hillary wants us to believe.
As for those slamming Donald Trump’s remark, “Hillary is saying in the ninth month you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother,” tell me, what do the images above depict? These babies are big enough to live, but they are too small to speak. We must do it for them. Don’t let these lies kill another child in such a horrific manner.