As a former nurse, who trained in a London hospital, where abortions were routinely carried out, I appeal to Irish politicians who are considering legislating for abortion, to think beyond that word‘abortion’ to the reality of the horrendous act of violence that is perpetrated against the child in the womb and against the mother of the child killed by abortion. (Thank God I was exempted by the ward sister from administering medication or having anything to do directly with abortion. I was exempted because I was Irish. It was generally understood and accepted in the 1980's that Irish nurses did not participate in abortion because of our faith and our culture.)To every Irish politician I ask, which act of abortion are you considering legislating for?It could hardly be the Suction Abortion, whereby a hollow pipe with a sharp tip is fed into the womb. It sucks the little baby out by tearing the developing baby apart, sucks the pieces through the tubeand deposits them in a bag. The body pieces are then assembled by the abortionist or the assistant, to ensure that all the 'baby parts' are accounted for.The Dilation and Curettage (D&C method) achieves a similar result, except it is done with a sharp looped knife that scrapes the wall of the uterus. Then the baby is cut up, before body parts are removed from the womb.Then, there is abortion by Dilation and Evacuation, where the baby is dismembered, limb by limb. The surgeon waits for the baby to bleed to death before proceeding. In some cases, he crushes its head, to allow it to pass through the cervix.The violence inflicted on the unborn through the procedure of Saline Abortion is no less barbaric. Approximately 200 mls of amniotic fluid is withdrawn from the womb and replaced with a concentrated saline (salt) or a solution of urea. The unborn baby then breathes andswallows this concentration and dies painfully over a period from salt poisoning, dehydration, brain haemorrhage and convulsions. Mothers have reported the frantic movements of their unborn babies as they felt them trashing around the womb, dying in unspeakable agony. The skin of these little babies is either completely burned off or turned a cherry red colour.What about partial birth abortion, which is practiced in some jurisdictions? In America the abortionist pulls a living baby feet-first out of the womb and into the birth canal as if the baby is being born. The baby's body, except for the head, is delivered. The abortionist purposely keeps the baby's head lodged just inside the cervix (the opening to the womb). The abortionist then punctures the base of the baby’s skull with a surgical instrument, such as a long surgical scissors or a pointed hollow metal tube called a trochar. He then inserts a catheter (tube) into the wound, and removes the baby'sbrain with a powerful suction machine. This causes the baby's skull to collapse, after which the abortionist completes the delivery of the now-dead baby.This is the reality of abortion. I know that as an elected member of the Irish government you would never consider legislating for other acts of violence against women and children. How then can yousupport any of the above barbaric violent acts.?
Friday, August 24, 2012
Urgent Appeal to All Elected Public Representatives:
Theresa Heaney of Mothers Alliance Ireland has issued a strongly worded appeal to Irish politicians to reject any proposal to legislate for abortion, which we are printing in full below.