Thursday, January 10, 2008

Vogue Magazine Attempts to Bring Partial Birth Abortion into Vogue


Cross-post from
The World...IMHO

This is is called "partial birth" abortion because the entire baby, except the head, is outside the mother when it is killed...and Vogue is trying to glamorize it?

Cleverly marketing legal abortion as a boon to women's emancipation has been the most important task of the abortion industry and lobby for thirty years. In this month's edition, the gruesome procedure of partial birth abortion has been given a style makeover by the world's most influential fashion magazine, Vogue. You can't change what it is...ending a baby's life.

The magazine offers the article's description: "When Lori Campbell's second pregnancy developed complications, she was faced with a painful decision. But she was thankful it was hers to make." What follows is a paean to legalized late-term abortion and a series of long complaints about the efforts of pro-life Americans to make it illegal.

In the article, "Private Lives," that appears in the January 2008 issue of the US edition of Vogue, Lori Campbell describes her decision in 1998 to have a late term abortion by the method usually referred to as "partial birth." In partial birth abortion the child is extracted from the mother's womb, until only the head remains in the birth canal; he is then killed by suctioning out the brains and collapsing the skull. This type of abortion is called "intact dilation and extraction" by the medical community, and was banned in the US in 2003. In 2007, a US Supreme Court decision upheld the constitutionality of the ban.

Campbell describes how her water broke at 22 weeks into her second pregnancy, and doctors told her and her husband that the child would be unlikely to survive. Campbell justifies her decision to kill her child, saying she was sparing her needless suffering. Campbell's life was not threatened by the pregnancy.

"I chose what I believe was the path of least suffering, for myself, my husband, our future children, and mostly for the baby inside me."

Campbell complains that the term partial-birth abortion "is also inherently judgmental". "A partial-birth abortion, if you must call it that. One born out of love."

"How can I agree to a partial-birth abortion and not feel like a bad person? Yep, that's a tough one. It preys on women in a weakened state - women who already likely believe they are 'bad' because they have failed as mothers." Ridiculous...she hasn't failed as a mother...she is feeling guilty about having a partial birth abortion.

I just love how they cherry-pick the most isolated, rare cases to support abortion.

story here

Well, as long as they are so proud of partial birth abortion, let's review the steps....


1) Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's legs with forceps.

2) The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.

3) The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head

4) The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the skull.

5) The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed. comments on my post


Meg said...

I subscribed to this blog to read media reviews, not to read graphic descriptions of abortion procedures.

That was completely unnecessary to your review, and I will hesitate before reading anymore of your entries or recommending this site to my friends.

Subvet said...

I feel that reviewing the media from a Catholic viewpoint includes posting articles such as this. After all, isn't VOGUE a part of the media? IMHO it's fair game.

Good work, keep it up!

Christine said...

Meg, I do understand your point.
Please remember our tagline:
"Shining the Light of Christ on Everything the Media Does"

If the media is specifically glorifying a partial birth abortion, aren't we, as Catholics, obligated to point out the reality of what that is? And how wrong it is? I do apologize if that bothered you, but unfortunately the media sometimes gives us ugly things to write about.

Subvet: thank you for your understanding.