“People who are 19 weeks or above…on day one, they will get an interfetal injection, meaning through the woman’s abdomen, into the fetus. A heart medication called… potassium chloride then stops the fetal heart. Ok? So that you do not have to worry about a fetus being born alive, and then do you resuscitate or not, and at some hospitals you can have an abortion later than the mandatory resuscitation requirements, so it gets complicated.”
Also from Abortion in Washington: Mother furious after in-school clinic sets up teen's abortion:
When she signed a consent form, Jill figured it meant her 15 year old could go to the Ballard Teen Health Center located inside the high school for an earache, a sports physical, even birth control, but not for help terminating a pregnancy.
"We had no idea this was being facilitated on campus," said Jill. "They just told her that if she concealed it from her family, that it would be free of charge and no financial responsibility."
Why not perinatal hospice? Why this insistence on making the child die a violent death rather than be loved for the remainder of his or her short life? Which is a better memory -- knowing your baby left this world like this, or knowing your baby left this world like this? And why not give your baby the chance, however remote, to know even a short time of being held and loved?
Why must we bring violent death to the baby to head off natural death? Why, for our unborn children, is the violent death the preferred death?
A 40 Days for Life coordinator received a call from a woman who was in tears. She is pregnant with her sixth child and her husband had been laid off from work. They’re struggling financially, trying to care for their five children in a two-bedroom apartment.
“She felt like her only option was to have an abortion,” said Wynette in Sacramento, “but her husband lovingly encouraged her to call the number he found on our 40 Days for Life flier, which had been given to him at church the previous Sunday. He did not want his wife to abort their child.”
This woman immediately connected with the 40 Days for Life volunteer — who also has five children … and her husband hasn’t been able to find work lately, either. “This turned a challenge into a mutual blessing,” Wynette said.