Hypocritical Oaths, Heartless Legislators


On Wednesday The U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass "the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act, H.R. 6099, a bill that would have required abortionists to tell their patients about fetal development and the capacity of preborn children to feel pain. It also would have required doctors to offer pain-reducing drugs for preborn children -- all with the ultimate goal of convincing women not to proceed with their abortions."

It is a tragic day. The abortion holocaust will continue unabated, with many uninformed or underinformed women not realizing that the life they carry within is capable of feeling pain, even before the child is born. Nerve endings do not suddenly come into being when the baby is born. His or her body, just like yours and mine has the capacity to feel pain, and women have the right and the need to know this.

Think about it. If your child gets hurt and he or she is not with you, emergency contact information is put to good use, so that no matter where you are, you can be notified. You drop what you're doing to get to your child's side, because you are concerned for his/her welfare. You are aware of your child's pain. Your first priority would be doing anything within your power to ease your child's pain.

Why does a trip out of the birth canal suddenly entitle a human being to extraordinary measures to save his/her life, to ease his/her pain? The womb should be the ultimate place for human protection, not exploitation. With the defeat of this bill, the pain and suffering of the most defenseless among us will continue.