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The vanishing baby from NAF’s dismemberment abortion guide

I’m not sure what it means, at least not on first pass. Two veteran pro-lifers, with 60+ years of collective involvement in the Movement between us, missed what should have been obvious to anyone, let alone us.

Let me explain.

What is the heart and soul (so to speak) of the pro-abortion case? Not just that abortion is trivial. Not just that pro-lifers make much ado about nothing. Not just that whether to ‘terminate’ whatever it is residing within a “woman’s body” is her decision and her decision alone to make.

In a real sense the Alpha and Omega of the case for abortion is that there is nothing inside her, at least nothing of physical, moral, or ethical weight. It’s as if they believe we all but imagine the “unwanted” unborn baby into existence.


A friend asked me to go to Then to look at page 19 (which is page 172 of Chapter Eleven) of a National Abortion Federation textbook whose subtitle is “Comprehensive Abortion Care.” It’s reproduced below.

What do you see?

NAF Abortion Diagram

A line drawing of a post-16-week dismemberment abortion. Here’s what’s written underneath the two drawings.

On the left:

Figure 11.2 Placement of forceps in the lower uterine segment. Hinge remains at the level of the cervix, allowing maximum range of motion of the jaws [of the forceps] to extract pregnancy elements [“pregnancy elements”?] from the lower uterine segment. When deeper insertion of the forceps is necessary to explore the fundus and cornu, care must be taken to apply cervical traction and follow the axis of the uterus to minimize the risk of trauma to the uterine wall.

On the right:

Figure 11.3 Hanson maneuver. By palpating the uterus with the nonoperating hand, the provider [the abortionist] may be able to decipher the location of fetal parts relative to the jaws of the forceps. Also shown is a proper method for holding the extraction forceps. Placing the thumb outside the ring on the handle allows the jaw to open wider.

What did you not see—or at least what did my friend and I not see at first glance? For a hint, take a look below at a medical illustration of a D&E dismemberment abortion.


Exactly. The forceps are opening and closing over….nothing. There is no baby, not even any “pregnancy elements” in sight.

A NAF textbook is showing an abortion but there’s nothing/nobody being aborted.

Even the National Abortion Federation is afraid to show what a later abortion looks like. Without admitting to, they have imagined the baby out of existence.

Since (to them) there is no there there, is it any wonder that NAF, Planned Parenthood, and the rest of their motley crew would charge anyone daring to run a medically accurate illustration of using “grisly” photos?

Lesson? They are terrified that the visual truth about dismemberment abortions will get out, even to their own kind.

Reprinted with permission from National Right to Life News.


10 of the worst statements made by pro-choice politicians

1.  “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.” – President Barack Obama

Attempting to call down God’s support on an organization that routinely destroys and discards human beings is not exactly a wise move. Especially not when you’re referring to the God Who said in Deuteronomy 30:19:

This day…I have set before you life and death…Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.

2.  “When you see how closed their minds are or oblivious or whatever it is — dumb — then you know what the fight is about.” – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi


Speaking of closed minds, which side is it that ignores – and sometimes even denies – the solid science that tells us, time and again, that a new, unique, living human being begins her life at the moment of fertilization?

It’s far more likely that ignoring, glazing over, and otherwise pretending to be blinded to scientific fact is what’s truly “dumb.”

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“Disdain for the entire judicial process”: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s history on abortion

As a judicial gatekeeper for the right to choose death, Ruth Bader Ginsburg enjoys rockstar status in pro-abortion circles, which is why MSNBC recently interviewed the Supreme Court Justice to get her thoughts on aspects of the country’s abortion debate that have even less to do with her job as constitutional interpreter than Roe v. Wade’s rationale does.

The interview is especially interesting in light of how Ginsburg has been making the rounds on other issues before the court. On Thursday, Ethics and Public Policy Center president Edward Whelan argued that recent statements she’s made about same-sex marriage require her to recuse herself from that case under both federal law and ethical standards that require judges not to publicly cast doubt on their own objectivity. At her own confirmation hearing, he notes, Ginsburg herself admitted:

A judge sworn to decide impartially can offer no forecasts, no hints, for that would show not only disregard for the specifics of the particular case, it would display disdain for the entire judicial process.

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At the University of Victoria, women have the right to an abortion. The right to think for themselves? Apparently not.

The University of Victoria (“Uvic”) is among Canada’s top ranked academic institutions. It’s also known as a “progressive” environment where, according to one graduate, students learn “‘how to think’ rather than ‘what to think.’” Not everyone on campus agrees with this approach, however. That was evident last November when Uvic’s pro-life group, Youth Protecting Youth, organized a debate between philosophy professor Eike-Henner Kluge and pro-life activist Stephanie Grey. While the event attracted students wishing to hear both sides of the issue, others felt that those wishes didn’t need to be respected.

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The grand Texas Capitol in the city of Austin, Texas, USA.

Texas Democrats offer up pro-abortion bills as “Trust. Respect. Access.”

Texas Democrats have offered up bills in the state legislature as part of their pro-abortion campaign, known as “Trust. Respect. Access.” The bills were proposed by three state representatives, Jessica Farrar (D-Houston), Donna Howard (D-Austin), and Mary Gonzalez (D-El Paso).

The Chron offers a statement about the title of the campaign:

The “Trust. Respect. Access.” campaign, as the name indicates, will aim to “restore trust in Texans to make their own reproductive health care decisions, respect for health care professionals’ judgment, and access to the full range of reproductive health care,” supporters announced at a news conference at the Capitol.

What the name really indicates is that pro-aborts are trying to dress up the murder of preborn children. There are some decisions we should never trust people to make, namely when it comes to seeking the death of one’s own offspring.

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Pope Francis says couples should be welcoming of children

It seems that more couples are choosing fur babies over human babies, and Pope Francis says that’s a mistake. The Pope, in his address Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, said that it is a selfish act to choose to remain childless. In fact, he said, it’s a sign of a “depressed society”:

“A society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society. The choice to not have children is selfish. Life rejuvenates and acquires energy when it multiplies: It is enriched, not impoverished.”

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10 abortion myths that need to be debunked

1. MYTH: Abortion is safe.

REALITY: Abortion clinics have been discovered blatantly lying to women about the real risks of abortion.


Planned Parenthood clinics have been caught on tape telling women that no women were hurt at their clinics, even after medical emergencies had just occurred. The truth is that women do die from abortion, they do lose their future fertility, they do end up in emergency rooms with massive blood loss, perforated uteruses, and pieces of their preborn babies still left inside them.

The emotional and psychological harm abortion commits against women is also largely dismissed. Much of this harm does not show up until years later, but then, as countless women testify, it often attacks with a vengeance.

For more information, see this study, this paper, this compilation of stories, these experiences, and these stories.

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Clinic worker: pro-choice activists don’t know the reality of abortion

Author Sue Hertz wrote a book about an abortion clinic and the protesters outside. Her book, entitled Caught in the Crossfire: A Year on Abortion’s Front Line was written in a narrative style, but based on extensive interviews with clinic workers and protesters.

In one part of the book, a spokesperson for the abortion clinic named Fran was meeting with pro-choice leaders to discuss proposed legislation. The purpose of the meeting was to decide if the pro-choice coalition of groups were going to defend legal abortion right up until birth. Many of the feminist leaders there argued that abortion should be unrestricted even in the eighth and ninth month. The clinic worker, however, felt differently.

20 week-old preborn baby
20 week-old preborn child.

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5 scandalous moments from Live Action’s Planned Parenthood SexEd investigation

Live Action is known for its undercover investigations into the abortion industry, namely Planned Parenthood. As exposes reveal again and again, the abortion giant has a long history of abuse, including the cover-up of child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking.

Live Action investigations document the reality of the abortion industry, proving that Planned Parenthood is far from being an organization that serves and cares for the health of women. In fact, it is a corrupt, profit-driven corporation that serves one purpose and one purpose alone: to obtain as much blood money as it can.

While Live Action’s Spring 2014 Investigative Report illustrated many of Planned Parenthood’s past misdeeds, more outrageous abuses were yet to come. Last summer, Live Action released its SexEd investigation, the latest expose into Planned Parenthood.

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D&E Abortion Procedure via NRLC.

Facility hides the reality of dismemberment abortions

Some pro-life groups have been focusing efforts on banning a late-term abortion procedure called the D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) abortion. In this type of abortion procedure, the abortionist reaches into the womb with a pair of forceps and pulls out the preborn baby piece by piece, dismembering the child. The baby is torn apart, and after the limbs, organs, and torso have been extracted, the head is crushed and removed.

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A developing unborn child

Top reasons why taxpayers should not be paying for abortions

Late last month, the U.S. House of Representative passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015.

The people’s representatives have spoken, and Americans do not want their hard-earned taxpayer dollars to fund abortion. Here are some top reasons why we should not be funding the grisly procedure so that others may kill their own children.

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Planned Parenthood’s latest defeat; Montana can defend parental consent law

The Montana Supreme Court ruled  Tuesday to reverse a prior decision in favor of Planned Parenthood. The case will return to District Court for further hearings. Meanwhile,  the state may continue to defend the parental consent law that was at the heart of this case.

The battle goes back to 1995, reports the Great Falls Tribune, when a law passed requiring physicians to notify the parents of girls under 18 before performing the abortion. After Planned Parenthood sued, the law was ruled unconstitutional in 1999. In 2012, voters in Montana approved The Parental Notice of Abortion Act (LR-120), which required parental notification for anyone under 16 seeking an abortion. Then in 2013, the legislature passed the Parental Consent Act, which required all women under the age of 18 to have a signed consent form from a parent or guardian in order to obtain an abortion.

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