The following is an article written by Mark Salo, the president and
CEO of Planned Parenthood in San Diego and Riverside Counties,
in California. It appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune, the morning of 4-25-00
Practically every sentence is a lie from this man who earns a living
from the killing of unborn and 3/4 born babies.
It will be word for word indented in italics, with my comments after each lie, in non-italics
A lie -- it has nothing to do with Roe Vs Wade, it is only about the
late term barbaric partial-birth abortion, where, after the cervix
has been dilated for 2-3 days, the mother's membranes are ruptured,
then, with the guidance of ultrasound, forceps are inserted into
the uterus, a lower extremity is grabbed, and pulled into the vagina.
With fingers, the other lower extremity, the torso, shoulders, and
the upper extremities are delivered. The skull, which is too big to
be delivered, lodges in the internal cervical os. Fingers are used
to push the anterior cervical lip out of the way, then a pair of scissors
are forced into the base of the skull, they are spread to enlarge the
opening, the scissors are removed and a powerful suction catheter
is inserted in the opening and the brains are sucked out. With the
head decompressed, the baby is then completely removed from
The fact that reliable studies reveal babies feel excruciating pain,
when they are killed at 20 weeks gestation and after, doesn't bother
the pro-aborts.. Animal activists would be outraged if this were done
to animals. As a matter of fact many animals are given an anesthetic
when aborted in late term. Humans nothing, because it would be an
admission by the abortion advocates that these babies are human
beings and do have feelings.
Naturally it's not found in medical text books, it is a relatively new
procedure. Also, amidst controversy over proposed bans on partial-birth abortions,
because of its torturous and gruesome killing of viable babies, the
medical books took a holiday.
The procedure appears to have been introduced by Dr. Martin Haskell
in a paper presented at a 1992 National Abortion Federation
Conference. Haskell coined the name of his procedure, Dilatation
and Extraction, or D&X, to distinguish it from dismemberment-type
The term partial-birth abortion, is just a more adequate description.
To just say D&X, the lay person wouldn't know what you were
talking about. Dr. Haskell employed his new method for pregnancies that had
progressed to twenty weeks or beyond. Dr. Haskell's 1992 paper
explained that classic D&E dismemberment became difficult
beginning at twenty weeks due to "the toughness of fetal tissues at
this stage of development."
However, another physician employing the method, Dr. James T.
McMahon, chose the slightly different name "intact dilation and
evacuation (intact D&E)."
Subsequently the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
("ACOG") issued a January 1997 statement adopting a hybrid term
"intact dilation and extraction" or "intact D&X," combining the
Haskell/McMahon definitions. The American Medical Association relied
upon this report in issuing its own policy declarations. Therefore, the
term "intact dilation and extraction" or "intact D&X" -- which is
sometimes shortened simply to "D&X" -- appears to have become the
most common appellations for the procedure in question.
ACOG states that intact D&X has been described as including the
following four elements: (4) partial evacuation of the intracranial contents of a living fetus to
effect vaginal delivery of a dead but otherwise intact fetus.
The ACOG acceptance of this description indicates once again that
D&X is medically understood as a distinctive technique, different from
classic D&E abortion.
So called partial birth; abortion is a political term and the court is
presiding over a political battle.
A political battle artfully crafted for today's media -- the term "partial
birth abortion" immediately conjures up a horrific image: an image that disturbs
the casual observer as well as the pro-choice activist.
If it conjures up a horrific image, it is because it IS horrific. And
that's the point of banning it. It is gruesome and is never needed
to save the life of the mother, nor to ensure her health. Other
methods are better and faster. As you can see it's not an emergency
procedure. The cervix has to be dilated 2-3 days in advance.
It doesn't take an Einstein to figure out that if a mother's health or
life is at risk, then this procedure should NOT be used, unless the
doctor wants to be sued for malpractice.
In this kind of battle, substance doesn't count. First and foremost,
if this battle was about substance, you would know that the language
in the bans is written in such a way that it can be interpreted to
ban virtually all surgical abortions including those performed
in the earliest weeks of the first trimester.
This is nonsense, as well as being another lie. The description above,
is as plain as plain can be. How in the world, in the earliest weeks,
can you grab the baby's lower extremity to pull it down, when it
hasn't even been developed. It is just pitiful. These pro-aborts will stop at nothing to con the public
"The broad sweep of the language involved could allow broad enforcement
against most, or all, abortion procedures depending on the choice of the
prosecuting authority."If the battle were about substance, you would also know that the medical
community does not recognize this term. You would know that nowhere
in the language of most of these bans on what is reportedly a medical
procedure is medical terminology used. You would know that the language
in these bans is written so that doctors don't know which procedures
would be legal and which procedures would be illegal.
Then, run as fast as you can from these doctors. If they can't understand
simple procedures, you're in trouble.
(remember their medical textbooks don't discuss partial birth abortion
and the accepted medical terms for abortion procedures are not used in
the language of the bans).
You would know that the bans are written in
such a way that at first glance the average person, including those who
support Roe vs. Wade, responds with an "of course" . . ."of course
that should be banned."
The above is a litany of lies. The ban was specifically spelled out and for
anyone to confuse PBA with other abortions, would have to have
the IQ of a turnip.
But of course it's not about substance. Like other political battles ofour
time, this one is scripted by political consultants. Political consultants who know
that nearly two-thirds of American voters support Roe vs. Wade.
Again, he's trying to confuse the issue. We're not talking about Roe
Vs.Wade -- we're talking about a specific late term abortion that a
ten year old could understand. The pro-aborts are so worried that
all their killings in all trimesters will end, because of losing this one
decision that they will kill to prevent it. And that's exactly what
they're doing. Killing thousands of viable babies every year and
don't even care about the excruciating pain that these babies suffer.
...the Supreme Court ruling which legalized abortion throughout the country.
Political consultants who also know that voters are not so supportive
of later-term abortions. And, they know most voters are not aware
that Roe vs. Wade already bans later-term abortions except to save the
life or health of the mother.
More nonsense. Third trimester abortions can be done for health
reasons. All the mother has to say is, "Dr., mentally, I just can't
handle a delivery right now." The pro-aborts must think pro-lifers just
fell of a turnip truck.
So if you are a political consultant armed with the above statistics and told
your task is to make legal abortion go away in the United States what do
you do? If you are good at your job you try to make the public believe
that later-term abortions are the rule not the exception. You change the
name of the debate so that it's not about abortion anymore it's about
one particular procedure which you create, name and describe. And you
do all of this in such a way that your language and images are easily
captured by the mass media and in turn the public imagination.
Wrong again, all you have to do is tell the truth -- something the
pro-aborts know nothing about.
Although your opponents come armed with facts and the medical expertise
to disprove your claims, you know it won't matter. I disagree with the political consultants. Facts and medical expertise do matter.
At last we do agree -- facts do matter and if the justices on the
Supreme Court discard politics and weigh just the facts, partial-birth
abortions will become history and Roe Vs Wade will still be
intact. If the justices of the Supreme Court do not see evil in this
barbaric procedure and say it should not be banned, then our
country's morals will not be skirting the outer limits of hell.
They will be in hell and satan will have had his way.
My hope is that the Supreme Court will uphold Roe vs. Wade and
return the discussions of abortion and abortion rights to the doctors
and families that ultimately make the decisions about each and every
abortion performed in this country. The very people that history tells us
make these very private and personal decisions regardless of heated
This is too much. It's not always the family physician, who makes
these decisions, it's the doctors who make a living killing the babies,
who tell mothers that what they're removing is just a blob of tissue.
They won't tell them, that their baby is a highly complex, sentient,
functioning individual. This is an established scientific fact.
The human unborn does respond to stimuli -- this is established
beyond any reasonable doubt.
They won't tell women that induced abortions increases their risk of
getting breast cancer. Their attitude seems to be -- better for women
to die of breast cancer, than take a chance on the public's reaction to
the truth. Thousands of women die every year, because they were not told of this
risk. It IS America's best kept secret.
It's only a matter of time before our courts are flooded with law suits
against the abortion mills for not informing women of this vital
information before they have their baby killed. The truth will all come
out. The evidence is overwhelming.
They won't tell women of other physical complications of abortions,
such as a punctured uterus, hemorrhage, infection, sterility, cervical
cancer, subsequent spontaneous abortions and ectopic pregnancies,
subsequent premature deliveries, resulting in neurological disorders
in the baby and many other physical complications.
They won't tell women of the many emotional and mental factors.
Clearly, once a young woman is pregnant, it is no longer a choice
between having a baby or not having a baby. It is a choice between
having a baby or having a traumatic experience.
Since Roe Vs Wade, there are more women dying every year of
abortion complications, than before the abominable decision.
Lying comes easy to Planned Parenthood. What's a lie compared to
the wholesale killing of unborn, and 3/4 born babies -- 1.4 million a year.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America - sounds good, doesn't it?
Why, they exist to actually help people to plan a family -- very
commendable. The very name oozes benevolence. I'm surprised they
didn't put the name of a Saint in front of it.
But, their name is a misnomer -- it is a lie. They do NOT plan
parenting. To plan parenting -- the prime requisites are parents and
children. When babies are killed, you have neither parents nor children.
And why are unborn babies killed? They are killed BECAUSE OF Planned
One has to ask -- who are these people, that they would flagrantly
misrepresent their killing agenda with sugar-coated words like
Planned Parenthood? But sugar coating their killing agenda is
nothing new for them.
They don't even have the "guts" to use the word abortion anymore,
because everyone knows, it means to kill an unborn baby. Now, their
sugar coating of death has resulted in the euphemism, "the right to
One of the great mysteries of our time is -- how in the world did we let
them get as far as they did? Lies and euphemisms are the hallmark of Planned Parenthood.
They exist for one reason only and that is to get as many women
to have their unborn babies killed, as they possibly can. There is
NO planning -- it is CUT AND DRY.
And now, they have branched out into the trafficking of baby parts.
Quite a benevolent group, aren't they?