Nebraska Anti-Abortion Law Tortures Mother to watch her Baby Die!

  • grnranger99

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    Mar 10, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    Abortion Law: Mother Denied Abortion, Then Had To Watch Baby Die

    Nebraska’s new abortion law forced Danielle Deaver to live through ten excruciating days, waiting to give birth to a baby that she and her doctors knew would die minutes later, fighting for breath that would not come. And that’s what happened. The one-pound, ten-ounce girl, Elizabeth, was born December 8th. Deaver and husband Robb watched, held and comforted the baby as it gasped for air, hoping she was not suffering. She died 15 minutes later.

    The sponsor of the controversial Nebraska statute, Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk, told the Des Moines Register that the law worked as it was intended in the Deavers’ case. "Even in these situations where the baby has a terminal condition or there's not much chance of surviving outside of the womb, my point has been and remains that is still a life," Flood said in an interview with the Iowa newspaper

    .Conservatives don't like the government intruding on their lives except when it intrudes on someone who doesn't share their religious beliefs. Ghouls.

    Julie Schmit-Albin, who heads Nebraska Right to Life, told the AP in a Sunday interview that the tragic outcome was better than an abortion: "We acknowledge the tragedy that occurs with a poor prenatal diagnosis for the baby. But isn't it more humane for the baby to die in a loving manner with comfort care and in the arms of her parents than by the intentional painful death through abortion?"

    Deaver believes that such a decision should belong to her and her husband. "It was very frustrating and added to our grief because the waiting compounded everything," she told the AP.

    LGF writes:

    Witness the inhumanity of the right wing anti-choice movement...And again, we see the fanatic’s absolute lack of empathy for the woman who was forced to bear a doomed child, and watch it die in agony. So heartless it boggles the mind.
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    Mar 10, 2011 10:06 PM GMT
    When someone decides to take up reforming, he first finds something that has nothing to do with him or his lifestyle, and then, brother, can he reform!
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    Mar 10, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    I am going to play devil's advocate. I am in no way anti-abortion so if you are going to bitch to me about why abortion should be legal, you will be wasting your breath. Obviously I am never going to have to worry about getting an abortion or someone I am with getting an abortion.

    But what is the difference between it dying after its born and while it is in the womb? The fact that you have to watch it die?

    Sure this woman wasn't wanting to get the abortion for selfish reasons, so I do have sympathy for her.
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    Mar 10, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    KSUOWL saidBut what is the difference between it dying after its born and while it is in the womb? The fact that you have to watch it die?


    Ever since Casey v. Planned Parenthood (and Roe v. Wade), I believe the Supreme Court somehow allowed state legislatures the right to prohibit abortion post-viability -the time when the baby is capable of living on its own outside the mother's womb, and they justify this as the state's legitimate interest in protecting the life of a child (unless necessary to protect the life of the mother)

    In this case, I believe the mother could have terminated the pregnancy earlier (before the second trimester) and Nebraska couldn't have prevented it because abortion is a fundamental right- but once she decided to carry the baby past the second trimester, she then recognized the state's interest in the preservation of the child's life.

    It really is temporal but once it is born, it is entitled to the life- no matter how short (at least that's what Nebraska thinks).

    Plus the medical profession is discouraged from assisting late-term abortions because it supposedly taints the profession. Once a child is born, doctors are expected to try everything to extend the baby's life.
    (or at least not to terminate it)