The abortion lobby and their pet Democrats say it all the time: Infanticide isn’t a thing that actually happens. Not only is this inaccurate, but it’s unrealistic. Abortion is a “medical” procedure done by “doctors.” Since when does a procedure have a 100% success rate for every single person nationwide?
Minnesota has been keeping track of abortion survivors since 2015 when pro-lifers passed the state Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Of course, they can’t really be trusted to keep accurate record of this. Heck, they can’t even be trusted to report human trafficking. They have no incentive to do either.
But here we are, looking at a report of three babies born alive in 2018 in Minnesota, plus eight more since 2015. Small percentage? Yes. Proof that this DOES happen? Also yes. Not to mention, pro-abortion entities spout this “babies don’t ever survive abortion” nonsense while literal abortion survivors are cropping up left and right to tell their stories.
Abortionists do not always succeed in killing the baby. The fact that they tried to kill the baby in the first place is evidence enough that they have no regard or value attributed to that person’s life. So… why would that change if the abortion failed and the baby was born alive?
The abortion lobby looks to doctors constantly, citing them as the overlords who decide whether it’s appropriate for people to live or die. In court hearings nationwide (most recently in Boston), you hear: “The physician is qualified to take the appropriate action.” Big pretty words, all to say that doctors are apparently entitled to botch abortions, deliver live babies, and toss them in a bucket to die since they failed to kill them the first time. Just because they’re doctors.
A lot of more moderate pro-choice people (often subconsciously) base their perceived value of the preborn on a few external characteristics: size, age, environment, or degree of dependency. One might even add visibility to that list. We wouldn’t discriminate against born people in any of those ways (at least, in matters of life or death). Still more base preborn value on circumstantial factors, like poverty or the mother’s career goals. These positions, though radical as they’re excuses used to kill someone, are able to be reasoned with.
Those who subscribe to those common pro-choice beliefs are likely to admit that babies born alive should not be subject to a second, invariably successful, attempt on their lives. Those on board with infanticide? Honestly, they’re just being consistent.
Anyone who accepts abortion, at any stage, has admitted that a human being can be killed at a certain point on our timeline of life. The slippery slope of this attitude turns into what we see in Europe recently; state-mandated starving of the terminally-ill, forced abortions – you name it. Disregard for life is disregard for life. Any inch conceded gets us that much closer to a horrifying reality.