Abortion is a common practice in the United States and has become widely accepted throughout Europe to levels previously unthinkable in a civilized society, which is regarded to be a defender of human rights, with the right to life playing a prominent role among them.
Society is losing all sense of humanity by giving more weight to an individual's convenience or whim while having zero empathy for the destruction of a developing human life. Abortionist doctors have turned their profession into a dreadful business by which they contribute to this cruel demoralization to the point that they have managed to dissolve all sense of maternal instinct in a growing number of women. Their only function is to kill the unborn child, in contradiction to the Hippocratic oath which, among other things, proclaims: «Nor shall any man's entreaty prevail upon me to administer poison to anyone; neither will I counsel any man to do so. Moreover, I will give no sort of medicine to any pregnant woman, with a view to destroy the child.» [Οὐ δώσω δὲ οὐδὲ φάρμακον οὐδενὶ αἰτηθεὶς θανάσιμον, οὐδὲ ὑφηγήσομαι ξυμβουλίην τοιήνδε. Ὁμοίως δὲ οὐδὲ γυναικὶ πεσσὸν φθόριον δώσω. Ἁγνῶς δὲ καὶ ὁσίως διατηρήσω βίον τὸν ἐμὸν καὶ τέχνην τὴν ἐμήν.]
The heartless way in which abortion is performed is evident in the testimony that follows. The text is a transcription of a video that those interested may watch here ↓
The video shows how an undercover investigator obtained hidden camera footage from an abortion clinic in Washington, D.C., in a situation that raises serious ethical concerns.
The revealing video, taken by a 28-week-old pregnant woman, shows a nurse saying that babies they abort do not receive digoxin**, a lethal injection that can be given to babies in the womb during an abortion to ensure the baby is not born alive during the procedure. Therefore, this practice increases the chances that a baby will be born alive and should possibly be illegally killed after birth.
The nurse also told the patient that it could happen that she gave birth to the deceased child in her hotel room after the procedure; and, in addition, that the doctor would not talk to her before the procedure until she took Xanax, a mind-altering drug prescribed by the clinic. This raises ethical concerns about how the clinic obtains proper consent from the mother.
“The undercover footage released today shows that the Washington Surgi-Clinic abortion facility is forcing mothers to take mind-altering medications before meeting with the abortionist and giving final consent. This is a likely violation of basic medical ethics, and so the patient has filed a complaint with the D.C. medical board,” Lila Rose, President and Founder of Live Action, said in a June 23 press release. Live Action is a pro-life organization in the United States.
Rose continued, “The footage also provides first-hand testimony that the Washington Surgi-Clinic may kill later-term babies without using a feticidal drug, increasing the chance that the babies would be born alive and then brutally and illegally killed. Whether or not this drug is used, this facility is ending innocent lives through violence. Tragically, this footage also shows the nurse relaying the reality that the patient may be left to deliver her dead child alone in her hotel room.”
** The abortion industry uses digoxin to cause cardiac arrest in the fetus, primarily to prevent a live birth. Abortion is not successful if a baby is born alive. Moreover, abortionists have admitted that digoxin carries significant risks for the mother. Documentation from the Southwestern Women's Options late-term abortion business lists the potential complications associated with digoxin, including allergic reactions, shock, infection, injuries to the mother's organs, blurred vision, vomiting, confusion, and death, according to a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Furthermore, Abortion on Trial establishes that the mother's risk of hospitalization increases sixfold after digoxin use in abortion.