March 8, 2000
volume 11, no. 48

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Dr. Frank Joseph's Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!        


    We've enlisted Frank Joseph, MD, a committed retired Catholic physician from Southern California to write a special pro-life column for the DailyCATHOLIC which will appear each Wednesday exulting the Catholic beliefs on creation and procreation in upholding the Sanctity of Life.

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There's no other term for it: Abortion IS Murder!
Part One

        Dictionaries define an abortion as the expulsion of a NON viable embryo or fetus. This is divided into two categories. 1 -Induced or surgical 2 -spontaneous. In partial-birth abortions, if the baby IS viable, when killed, then it is NOT an abortion, by definition. It CANNOT be termed an abortion. To use the word abortion is a misnomer. It is a LIE.

        Now, that it has been established, it is not an abortion, even by definition, when a baby is killed a few seconds before it is born, then what should it be called? It does not take a Philadelphia lawyer to deduce that, since the baby is viable the only answer has got to be, MURDER. There is no other classification.

        So, why do we coddle these people who camouflage their killings in sugar coated palatable words, which are lies. Do not words mean anything anymore? Can they change the meaning of words in the dictionary, to suit their deplorable act, so they will not be prosecuted?

        If a woman is assaulted and stabbed in the abdomen and her viable baby is killed, but she lives, the perpetrator is charged with murder. But at the same age, if a doctor, stabs the baby in the head, while it is being born, it is not murder. Try to figure that one out.

        Have our morals gone that far in the sewer, that we look the other way, when viable babies are tortured and killed and feel excruciating pain, when a pair of scissors are shoved in their heads, then a tube is rammed in the hole and their brains are sucked out with a powerful suction apparatus?

        Anesthetics are given to babies at 20 weeks gestation, when surgery is performed on them while still in the uterus. These babies are given NOTHING. The entire body is delivered, but they make sure their killing is done while the baby's head is still in the birth canal, otherwise another three inches and it would be MURDER, in anybody's book.

        In California, the Assembly Health Committee rejected a bill that would have required those performing third trimester abortions to offer anesthesia to spare the unborn child any pain. The bill failed by eight votes. Such precautions are taken to keep laboratory animals from experiencing pain, but not unborn children. The liberal democrats would sooner have babies suffer excruciating pain than admit that the unborn baby is a human being and does feel pain. In California alone 3,900 babies are killed yearly in the third trimester.

        All these years, why have we let them cloak their hideous act under the catch all umbrella of abortion? Why have we let them make up their own dictionary, as they go along their merry killing way, to avoid prosecution?

        I, personally, will NEVER again, use the word partial-birth abortion. I will tell the truth, as defined in the dictionaries and call it for what it is -- PARTIAL-BIRTH MURDER, and I would urge all of you who are reading this to do the same. To do otherwise, you would be a liar and you would be playing into the hands of those, who have allowed satan to govern their every move.

        And why the pro-life Republican presidential candidates other than Alan Keyes, don't describe in detail, the procedure of partial-birth murders in their debates, boggles my mind. They have the opportunity and they have the forum. Just imagine if the entire country knew the procedure, of partial-birth murder, which MOST people DO NOT know and when they do -- they are horrified. What a great impact it would have.

        Why do our pro-life candidates want to keep it a secret? Is it possible, they don't want to hurt the feelings of Gore and Bradley and make them look like callous and cold-hearted thugs, who would do anything for votes. These hypocrites who are always bragging about their compassion for the downtrodden. Maybe that is it -- pro-life candidates do not want to hurt the pro-abort candidate's compassionate image.

        Take Gore -- now here is a man who says he is PROUD to be for a woman, who chooses to kill her unborn baby, even while it is being born and suffers excruciating pain in the process, and who otherwise would have lived. Now, he did not say it, in those truthful words -- he said, "I am PROUD that I am for a woman's right to choose." The sugar coating sounds much better, does it not?

        How is it possible that anyone walking the face of this planet could be "PROUD," that he is all for a mother if she chooses to kill her baby? Can anyone tell me -- what is there to be PROUD of? Is it the suffering, or is it the death of a human being that gives them a thrill?

        Bradley insists that he is more pro-abortion than Gore. Wow! Is that anything to brag about? In the Democratic party, the killing of unborn babies is a selling point. Bradley says that Gore is a johnny-come-lately in the advocacy of the killing of unborn babies and he boasts that he has always been on the side of a mother if she wants to kill her baby. Bradley says that Gore at one time was pro-life and is now denying it. He also says that Gore will continue to lie if he becomes president.

        Bradley was right -- Gore is a liar. Haven't we had enough lying from the White House? When are we going to learn? It is like banging your head against a stone wall and wondering why your headache does not go away.

    Dr. Frank

    Next week: Part Two of There's no other term for it: Abortion IS Murder!


March 8, 2000
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