I wasn’t there. What that means is that I don’t know exactly what arguments, claims and counter-claims led up to this vote.
What I do know is that Albuquerque voters turned back an attempt to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. We are talking about babies that a mere week or so later in the pregnancy might very well be able to survive if they were born normally and not murdered. I would guess that there were some pretty wild machinations involved in the campaign to “sell” late-term abortions to the public.
There is no reason, none, zip, nada, to do an abortion at this stage of pregnancy to save the mother’s life. Abortions at this time always involve putting the woman through a delivery. The difference is that the baby is deliberately killed first. Woman after woman, girl after girl has testified to the barbarity of “delivering” their dead babies alone in toilettes, hotel rooms and other non-medical places, all as part of a late-term abortion.
The difference between delivering the baby and then trying to save its life, as opposed to jabbing a needle through the mother’s abdomen to kill the baby and then forcing a fast labor and delivery and letting the woman deliver alone is the difference between
1. Good medical care for both mother and child
So what convinced Albuquerque voters to come out against a measure that would ban this barbarity? What inspired the healthy voter margin of 45% to 55% in favor of late-term abortion?
I don’t know, but I’m guessing that it wasn’t the truth.
One thing I do know is that this business of killing babies late-term in pregnancy does not benefit “women’s health.”
From CBS News: