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House to consider potential ‘baby killing’ bill

Mothers killing their babies.

Sounds horrendous, right?

We’ve heard it in the news — mothers neglecting their infants, leaving them in bathtubs to drown or in hot cars to slowly bake while mom shops for groceries. Mothers beat their kids to death, and we weep for victims of SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome.

There is no hesitation about prosecuting these mothers. We say these women have mental issues. They need to seek help. They have a problem.

It’s a tragedy when a child dies. Their future is lost. They’re innocent. They don’t stand a chance. They don’t have a choice.

Who does get the choice? The mother. She chooses to neglect her child — to leave the room to take a phone call instead of waiting until after bath time; to avoid the inconvenience of putting her kid in the shopping cart or getting a baby sitter; to thrash around her baby until the child blacks out.

But somehow, women who choose to tear their children limb from limb in a sterile environment are empowered.

Seems legit.

I am not addressing the ethics of abortion (though I assume you’ve detected my fervent Pro-Life stance), nor is this an attempt to demonize women who are hurting from abortion. This isn’t a battle between being conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat. It’s about life.

What difference does it make when a woman decides to kill her child who is a few months old as opposed to one who was just born? There is no distinction between killing your child at home and killing your child in an operating room with the help of a health care provider.

The simple truth remains. It’s murder.

I’m bringing this to your attention because Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest performer of abortions, is trying to justify “post-birth abortions.”

So now, after your baby survives a botched abortion attempt and is squirming around on a table, clinging to life, the health care provider can have a second stab (literally) at your defenseless child.

HB 1129, if passed, would require both medical and legal protection for abortion survivors. Abortion providers like Planned Parenthood don’t want to see that happen because the fault will fall on their physicians if the child dies.

When Florida lawmakers brought this to the attention of Alisa LaPolt Snow, a lobbyist with the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, she based her justification on not knowing the logistics of transporting a newborn to the hospital, especially in rural areas.

There is also a concern with surrendering custody of the child. This is a frail argument. The mother clearly didn’t want her baby in the first place. The formality of transferring guardianship can be handled after the baby receives medical attention.

Intent to murder is contradictory to the basic foundations of both mothers and doctors.

If a child is born alive, the argument, “my body, my choice,” fails because the child no longer is in your body. Killing the child does nothing to help the mother.

Planned Parenthood is trying to brainwash women into thinking it is permissible to murder babies who make up the 16 percent of failed abortions. If a child survives an abortion, people have a chance to see the living baby — her fingers and toes, her eyelashes, her beating heart. People will see the horrors of abortions, which would result in a revenue drop. Abortion clinics can’t continue to profit from destroying life.

If it becomes permissible to murder a child immediately after birth, what upholds the legal protection of life two months after birth? Two years? What protection is there for anyone’s life?

Life is precious. No exceptions. Don’t be tricked into thinking otherwise.

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