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Another Woman Killed By Abortion

Coroner's Autopsy Report Shows -- Torn Cervix & Acute Septicemia

The following information was taken from the ACTUAL "AUTOPSY RECORD" filed in Southern California by the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner after an 18 year-old woman died from a botched abortion:

Brad Gates, Sheriff - Coroner Autopsy Record

Age: 18 years

Sex: Female

Race: White

Date of Death: 11-08-94

Time of Death: 1235 hrs

Cause of Death: Acute septicemia

Due To: Status post elective abortion

IDENTIFICATION: The unembalmed body is that of a well developed, well nourished, Hispanic female, appearing that stated age of 18 years, whose body length is 65 inches and weight is 128 pounds.

INTERNAL EXAMINATION: The body is opened with the usual Y - shaped incision. Fallopian tubes and ovaries are present bilaterally and are both grossly unremarkable. The cervix measures 3 cm. in length by 3.5 cm. in diameter. An area of hemorrhage on the anterior surface of the cervix where it joins the body of the uterus is present. This hemorrhagic area measures approximately 1 cm. in greatest dimention. Opening the cervix reveals a tear measuring 1 cm. in length at the level of internal os. (End of autopsy quotes).

This healthy woman died at the young age of 18. Her cervix, like many, many others, was torn during her abortion. Why was her life taken at such a young age? Why is there no outrage from our government or the national media (like 60 Minutes, USA Today, National Public Radio, etc.) when women are exploited and killed in this manner? Maybe it's because everyone has bought into the lies and misleading claims about abortion.

Misleading Claims about Abortion . . .

Claim: "It's my body."

Answer: A woman's body does not have two beating hearts, two blood types, two heads, four eyes, four arms, and four legs. A pregnant woman and her baby have all this and more. And what about when she's pregnant with a male baby? That's not her body . . . it's a unique, baby boy growing in her womb.

Claim: "It's only a fetus."

Answer: FACT: A fetus is a human being..... Fetus -- literally meaning "little one" in Latin -- refers to the pre-born baby after eight week's gestation. Webster's Dictionary says a fetus has, "passed the early stages of development and attained the basic final form prior to parturition (birth)." Some people seem to have forgotten they once lived and grew in the womb as a "fetus." Would it have been okay if they had been aborted when they were "only a fetus?"

Claim: "Abortion is legal, therefore, it must be right."

Answer: The U.S. Supreme Court has been wrong on many major decisions and then overturned itself. Remember the Dred Scott case on slavery? If the Supreme Court suddenly declared child abuse or rape legal, would that make them right? Would we ignore such injustices and do nothing to protect the innocent?

Claim: "Freedom of Choice" - It's a woman's "right to choose!"

Answer: How can anyone claim they have the "freedom" or "right" to kill an innocent baby? The only "choice" in abortion is between a dead baby and a live baby. Furthermore, advocates who defend this "choice" are not consistent. Why is it only in the case of abortion they argue that "choice" should be absolute? Using the same rationale, wouldn't people have the right to "choose" to use drugs ("it's my body") or the right to "choose" to practice prostitution? Humane societies don't tell people they have a "Freedom of Choice" to kill their own children. There are right choices and wrong choices. In recent history, millions of innocent people died because of terribly wrong choices which slave owners and Nazis thought they had a "right" to make. Terrible choices have led to dead slaves, dead Jews, and dead babies.

Claim: "The government shouldn't interfere."

Answer: Our Declaration of Independence declares that each of us has an "inalienable right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." Thomas Jefferson defined government's role, "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government." Government should protect all of us, especially before we are born, when we are most vulnerable.

Claim: "Poor women need public funds (your tax money) to pay for abortions so they're not be discriminated against."

Answer: The rich can readily afford cocaine and prostitutes. Should taxpayers also be forced to buy these for the poor? The bottom line is that abortion is the worst form of child abuse. It kills a baby and wounds the mother for life. If the poor cannot afford abortions, they and their children are blessed not to become victims of this bloody holocaust.

Claim: "I'm personally opposed to abortion, but I would not impose my morality on others."

Answer: What about other moral issues like rape, robbery, child abuse, arson and murder? What if politicians said, "I'm personally opposed, but . .. ." They'd be kicked out of office on the spot! What about slavery? If abolitionists had bought this "personally opposed, but" argument, some states could still be saddled with slavery today. Every law ever passed sets standards which reflect someone's (or a body of lawmakers') morality. A politician who won't vote against something he/she is morally opposed to doesn't have an ounce of honesty in his/her blood.

Claim: Privacy - "In 1973, The Supreme Court said women have a "constitutional right" to privacy on abortion."

Answer: The Court has been wrong before and it is wrong on this decision. Nobody has a right to injure or kill another person "privately." Does a "right to privacy" also protect parents who abuse, molest or kill their born children in the "privacy" of their home? Why not? What about their "privacy?" How is it that Roe v. Wade determined that unborn children are not "persons" even though they have the right to inherit property, the right to be protected from a drug-addicted mother, the right not to be killed by a drunk driver, and many other rights. Some states have entire sections of law outlining Crimes Against Unborn Children in which they are protected from negligent or willful harm or death from conception on.

Claim: "Dred Scott and Roe v. Wade aren't comparable."

Answer: Yes, they are comparable in that the Supreme Court was wrong to deny inalienable rights in both cases. The Dred Scott decision of 1857 upheld slavery as legal. That was wrong. It decreed that black people are the private property of the slave owners. This was a grave error made by the Supreme Court, denying African-Americans one of their most fundamental human rights -- the right to Liberty. In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court erred again by denying a whole class of human beings (pre-born babies) the most fundamental right -- the right to Life.

Claim: "If legal abortions are banned, women will resort to dangerous back alley abortions."

Answer: In 1972, the year before the Supreme Court legalized abortion, a total of 39 women died from illegal abortions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League), admits his group lied and inflated the number of women who died from illegal abortion when testifying before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1972: "We spoke of 5,000 - 10,000 deaths a year. I confess that I knew the figures were totally false . . . it was a useful figure, widely accepted, so why go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics?" Claims that abortion became safer for women after it was legalized fail to acknowledge that large numbers of women are physically injured or killed by so-called "safe and legal" abortions every year. The book "Lime 5" documents 230 cases of women injured or killed by abortion or sexually assaulted by their abortionists (see page 18 and for details). Former abortion provider Carol Everett states, "In the last 18 months I was in business (Everett ran four abortion centers in Texas in 1982), we were completing 500 abortions monthly and killing or maiming one woman out of 500."

Claim: Rape & incest - "Abortion should be legal to end a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest."

Answer: It's important to remember that the child conceived in rape, or incest, is no less human than any other child. Dr. David Reardon ( points out that abortion is the very worst "solution" that can be offered to the pregnant woman at this crisis time in her life. Abortion compounds her problems. Abortion makes her an aggressor against her own innocent child and it never makes the painful memories of rape go away. If a small child were killed in the street by a negligent driver and it was later determined that the child had been conceived in rape, would the driver be held less responsible? Is that child's death less tragic?

Claim: "It's a woman's issue. Men should have no say."

Answer: Every baby has a mother and a father. Why should fathers be denied their parental rights? Men have a natural instinct to defend the innocent and the weak. More than half of America's pro-life movement is made up of women who want men to join their cause. Many women became pro-life after discovering their abortion was a terrible mistake. They know how painful abortion is from first hand experience and many ask men to get involved so fewer women and babies will become victims of abortion.

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