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Kanwaljeet Anand, a pediatrician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, said he
WHY PARTIAL BIRTH SHOULD BE ILLEGAL 12believes unborn children suffer severe and horrible pain because the fetus is conscious during theabortion procedure (Ertlert, 2004). During the abortion process the baby will show an increasedheart rate, blood flow and hormone levels which is a response to pain (Ertlert, 2004). Manydoctors have their own persona opinions about what happens during partial birth abortions andhow the pain the baby feels during the process. This is another one of the many reasons whypartial birth abortions should be banned. It has been obvious since the beginning how membersof the prolife movement feels about partial life abortions.The Democratic platform states that abortion should be legal and supports the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade (Abortion – Just Facts. (n.d.). They also support the use of taxpayer funding to perform abortions (Abortion – Just Facts. (n.d.). The Democratic Party platform strongly supports a woman’s decision to have a child by ensuring access to and having programs available like programs for pre and post-natal health care, parenting skills and income support, and caring adoption programs (Abortion – Just Facts. (n.d.). The Republican Party on the other hand believes abortions should be illegal (Abortion – Just Facts. (n.d.). They also support a Constitutional Amendment that would give unborn humans the right to life (Abortion – Just Facts. (n.d.). The Republican Party opposes the use of public revenues to promote and perform abortions. Morally there is an obligation to assist every effort to work with women considering abortion to enable and empower them to choose life (Abortion – Just Facts. (n.d.). Harmful Affects to the Body In the decades before abortion was legal in the United States, one million women went “underground” each year for illegal operations. Of those million, thousands die for lack of medical care. While this is just a myth and sources have not been sited it has been said it was very well known. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, who death statistics from
WHY PARTIAL BIRTH SHOULD BE ILLEGAL 13legal abortions have been accepted and used by Planned Parenthood in the year before Roe v. Wade there were 39 deaths from illegal abortions (Abortion – Just Facts. (n.d.). In the year after Roe v. Wade there were 26 deaths from legal abortions (Abortion – Just Facts. (n.d.). The numbers prove how partial birth abortions can have many health risk with death being one of the main outcomes for getting the procedure done (Abortion – Just Facts. (n.d.). On September 16 1988, Rebecca Suzanne Bell who was 17 years old, was admitted to a hospital with pneumonia and suffered a fatal cardiopulmonary arrest the same night (Abortion – Just Facts. (n.d.). An autopsy was performed and during that autopsy evidence showed a recent pregnancy with a recent partial abortion (Abortion – Just Facts. (n.d.). Rebecca cause of death