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Planned Parenthood’s talking points on 20-week abortions are not to be trusted

Posted in 20 Week abortion ban, ANSIRH, Guttmacher Staffer, Planned Parenthood abortionist, Planned Parenthood late term abortions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2017 by saynsumthn

Now that Congress is looking at a bill that would prohibit abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, we can expect that abortion profiteer Planned Parenthood and its allies will begin the push to disseminate a lot of misinformation.

It is important to note, first and foremost, that despite the often-repeated lie that abortions after 20 weeks are only committed for reasons’ of women’s “health,” reasons, Planned Parenthood actually considers all abortions legitimate, for any reason whatsoever, calling every abortion (including late-term ones) “medically necessary.”

But if late-term abortions are truly only done for health reasons, why is there no mention of this on Planned Parenthood’s own website when listing abortion services up to 24 weeks?

Several Planned Parenthood facilities in California commit abortions up to 24 weeks, the legal point of viability. One undercover video features a Planned Parenthood staffer admitting as much. In the video below, Planned Parenthood social worker Randi Coun tells a woman seeking a sex-selection abortion, “I can tell you that here at Planned Parenthood we believe that it’s not up to us to decide what is a good or a bad reason for somebody to decide to terminate a pregnancy.”

This confirms information unearthed in a court case from Alaska, in which Planned Parenthood abortionist Eric Latzman testified:

[…] an abortion is medically indicated if it will ameliorate a condition harmful to the physical or psychological health of the patient in the professional judgment of the treating physician…

He has never concluded that an abortion is other than medically indicated when a woman wishes to terminate her pregnancy.

A second Planned Parenthood abortionist, Dr. Jan Whitefield, has “never found that an abortion is other than medically indicated,” according to the court document:

His definition of medically indicated is a practical one: if a patient has a problem and an abortion will help resolve the problem, the abortion is medically indicated.

Contrary to what the public is led to believe, it is clear from previous Live Action News reports that late-term abortions are not being performed solely for health reasons. And, in several states, including New Mexico, taxpayers are funding late-term abortions (after the 20th week) done for any reason the woman desires.

While there are prohibitions on later-term abortion in some states, in others, a fully-developed, viable child can be legally aborted right up until birth. In 2013, Live Action’s undercover cameras exposed the chilling admissions of late-term abortionists committing third trimester abortions and partial-birth abortions. Although these abortionists confess to the humanity of often viable, fully developed children, they inflict inhuman and cruel abortion procedures upon them:

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The actual number of late-term abortions committed at or after 20 weeks is unknown because there are no federal requirements to report abortion numbers, nor the gestational ages of babies that are killed. There is also no requirement that abortion providers report the reasons for those procedures.

Abortion statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control are provided to the CDC  voluntarily.

The Guttmacher Institutea former “special affiliate” and “research arm” of Planned Parenthood, gathers its abortion numbers from surveys it sends to abortion facilities; if Guttmacher fails to get a response, it may estimate numbers.

So when the abortion lobby, including Planned Parenthood, starts ratcheting up its talking points that late-term abortions are “rare” and only done for “health” reasons, keep this in mind.

In 2013, according to the CDC, only 47 reporting areas sent abortion data to the CDC, excluding five (California, Florida, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Wyoming) that either did not report, did not report by age, or did not meet reporting standards. Because reporting is not mandatory, a complete number of abortions performed in the District of Columbia and New Jersey could not be obtained. According to those 2013 figures, only 40 areas reported the gestational age at the time of the abortion.

The government agency claims that 7.1 percent of gestational age abortions reported to them were between 14 and 20 weeks and 1.3 percent were greater than 21 weeks. Let’s break this down in actual numbers:

  • less than 8 weeks: 296,781
  • 9-13 weeks: 115,268
  • 14-15 weeks: 15,188
  • 16-17 weeks: 8,484
  • 18-20 weeks: 8,150
  • 21 and greater: 5,770

This means that more than 13,000 babies were killed by abortion after the 18th week of pregnancy, in just ONE year! Again, keep in mind that several states, which have late-term abortion facilities, did not report their numbers. These figures only represented 449,641 out of the 664,435 actually reported to the CDC in 2013.

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In 2013, Guttmacher published a report, claiming to detail the reasons women seek abortions after 20 weeks. In that study, authors Diana Green Foster and Katrina Kimport “estimated” that 15,000 abortions occurred annually after 20 weeks, writing, “Given an estimated 1.21 million abortions in the United States annually, more than 15,000 likely take place after 20 weeks. It is these procedures that have captured legislative attention.”

It might interest our readers to know that Katrina Kimport and Diana Greene Foster are among the faculty and staff of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), a group which publishes workbooks on abortion training — which they call an “all-inclusive curriculum with tools to train new abortion providers.”

Foster also sits on the board of the Later Abortion Initiative (LAI), a group with the mission of (among other things) “increas[ing] the number of sites where later abortion is available” and “expand[ing] the number of physicians who can perform later abortion, especially at 20 weeks’ gestation and beyond.” In addition, the organization’s mission also includes working with “communications, messaging and public relations experts to build support for later abortion and fight restrictions on later abortion at the state level.” Foster has been applauded by the abortion advocacy group, NARAL.

20 week old unborn child – when many states still allow abortion

Planned Parenthood publicly presents no restrictions on late-term abortions, claiming online that “Nearly 99 percent of abortions occur before 21 weeks.”  Of course, Planned Parenthood fails to note that these statistics incomplete at best, as I’ve already pointed out. The abortion corporation charges nearly $1500.00 to end the life of a preborn child between 14 and 20 weeks, according to its website.

Keep in mind that Planned Parenthood has also been caught on undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) bargaining over prices for the body parts of aborted children, including those killed in gruesome late-term abortions.

The media has conveniently stopped mentioning the videos, because many members of the media serve as mouthpieces for Planned Parenthood’s propaganda. And Planned Parenthood continues to use its friends in the media to spread lies about how “rare” late-term abortions supposedly are.

Abortions after 20 weeks (image credit Guttmacher)

In January of 2017, Guttmacher published abortion statistics showing that 926,200 abortions were reported to them in 2014. And although abortions after 20 weeks have been a legislative issue for years, Guttmacher did not break these numbers down by specific gestation.

Instead, the organization published a graph showing that 3.8 percent of abortions reported to them were done between 16 to 20 weeks of pregnancy, while 1.3 percent were above 21 weeks.

This translates into actual babies killed as follows:

  • 16-20 weeks: approximately 35,195
  • 21 weeks and greater: approximately 12,040

We may never know how many of the 35K were performed at 20 weeks.

At 20 weeks, a preborn child has developed all of his organs and systems, and there is indication that the child can feel pain. Studies have shown that premature babies, depending on the treatment administered by the hospital, can survive outside the womb as early as 22 weeks.

Late-term abortions do not always fulfill the intended consequence of killing the baby. In fact, some abortion victims have been born alive. In 2015 alone, documents from three states indicate that ten babies may have been born alive after abortions.

Other babies have been left to die after abortion attempts.

In 2013, during testimony before the Florida House, Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa Lapolt Snow was asked, “If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?”

Her answer shocked the nation: “We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.”

That statement sums up Planned Parenthood’s philosophy on late-term abortions.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Wendy Davis: abortion of disabled daughter after 20 weeks is “love”

Posted in Wendy Davis with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2015 by saynsumthn

In a twisted effort to elevate child killing a video featuring failed Texas Gubernatorial politician Wendy Davis claims killing a perborn child late in the pregnancy is an act of love.

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When asked by Liz Plank if she thought abortion was a moral issue, Wendy Davis said, “I think abortion is a personal issue.” What else could she say when she ad admitted to an abortion herself?

Wendy Davis tells Plank that she chose to kill her own daughter with an abortion “out of love.” Her daughter was aborted after 20 weeks for a brain deformation.

In other words, her daughter was killed in the womb because she was disabled !

“I’ve had an abortion,” David says.

“I faced a very difficult choice in a pregnancy that was much wanted. Post 20 weeks when I discovered my daughter was suffering from an irreparable and non-life sustaining brain deformation or malformation. And, it was one of the most heart wrenching decisions I’ve ever had to make. And I made my decision out of love.”

Let’s see what exactly is done to a preborn baby after 20 weeks that would make an abortion so loving.

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According to Planned Parenthood “D&E – dilation and evacuation – is the most common abortion method used. D&E is usually performed later than 16 weeks after a woman’s last period.”

Exactly what is a D+E abortion?

Planned Parenthood gives a very vague description on purpose $$$$

Listen to former abortion doctor Dr. Anthony Levatino explain it here:

Thanks to ClinicQuotes.com – there is another transcript of his explanation below:

A second trimester D&E abortion is a blind procedure. The baby can be in any orientation or position inside the uterus. Picture yourself reaching in with the Sopher clamp and grasping anything you can. At twenty weeks gestation, the uterus is thin and soft so be careful not to perforate or puncture the walls. Once you have grasped something inside, squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard – really hard. You feel something let go and out pops a fully formed leg about 4 to 5 inches long. Reach in again and grasp whatever you can. Set the jaw and pull really hard once again and out pops an arm about the same length. Reach in again and again with that clamp and tear out the spine, intestines, heart and lungs.

The toughest part of a D&E abortion is extracting the baby’s head. The head of a baby that age is about the size of a plum and is now free floating inside the uterine cavity. You can be pretty sure you have hold of it if the Sopher clamp is spread about as far as your fingers will allow. You will know you have it right when you crush down on the clamp and see a pure white gelatinous material issue from the cervix. That was the baby’s brains. You can then extract the skull pieces. If you have a really bad day like I often did, a little face may come out and stare back at you.”

Congratulations! You have just successfully performed a Suction D&E abortion. You just affirmed her right to choose. You just made $600 cash in fifteen minutes.

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So…let’s recap. To dismember a preborn disabled little girl baby in the womb is loving…according to Wendy Davis, who by the way, is now campaigning for Hillary Clinton with her blessing.

But if abortion is love what if anything is to be condemned? Ahhh yes….those who oppose dismembering the baby in the womb, I give you Wendy Davis again:

“The idea that a politician would step into that decision for me and displace my ability to do our of love what I knew was right for a daughter that I wanted very much is not only insulting it’s disgusting.”

You know who is really disgusting here? Wendy Davis is!

Planned Parenthood: We want to do more late-term abortions

Posted in Center for Medical Progress, Late term abortion, Planned Parenthood late term abortions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2015 by saynsumthn

While Planned Parenthood publicly claims that abortions late in pregnancy are done mainly for severe fetal anomalies, undercover videos by The Center for Medical Progress show Planned Parenthood abortionists discussing their expected weekly numbers of late-term, healthy “specimens” for procurement agencies and researchers – not ones with anomalies.

Planned Parenthood leadership, speaking to investigators they thought were fetal body parts harvesters, admitted that the amount of late-term abortions performed by Planned Parenthood is on the rise – and that this is intentional.

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As newborns survive the odds will limits on abortion be lowered?

Posted in Baby saved from abortion, Premie, Viability with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2015 by saynsumthn

As abortion limits are being debated nationally and even internationally – a growing list of babies is making it harder to deny the humanity and survivability of the unborn in the womb.

While late term abortion is opposed by most Americans, pro-lifers, like myself, believe that all life is sacred from the moment of conception through natural death.

When the Supreme Court’s Roe V. Wade case was decided – it was rare to hear about an unborn child surviving outside the womb weeks or months before normal birth.

Today, babies everywhere are proving this idea wrong.

According to a Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics publication, by the 1980s, survival of infants who were born weighing 500 to 700 g or were of 24 to 26 weeks’ gestation became an expected possibility in regional NICUs. The 1980s and 1990s brought new waves of neonatal biomedical advances. With these changes, survival of infants born at 23 and 24 weeks‘ EGA became increasingly frequent.

Today, we are seeing story after story of babies born earlier and earlier surviving the odds.

Over at the blog: Life Dynamics – just this week they published three such stories.

Bella Davison was born a week before the legal abortion limit at 23 weeks in the UK, weighing just over 1lb – less than the average bag of sugar.

Now six-month-old parents Vicky Jackson and Graeme Davison are elated because she is finally leaving the hospital and going home.

Bella Born less than 24 weeks gestation

As a result of their experience, Bella’s parents are now calling for limits on abortion to be pushed back in the UK.

Read about Bella here

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Otto Wilhite was born 3 months early on December 16th, 2014 to parents Erin and Dave Wilhite. He weighed 1 lb. and 10oz. and was only 13 inches long.

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A sweet video posted on the page shows Otto’s father, Dave trying to calm him down.

A picture posted to Otto’s Facebook shows him sleeping peacefully in his daddy’s arms.

Otto with Daddy

Today, Otto’s parents report that had he not arrived early he would be 30 weeks gestation.

He is now three weeks old and weighs 1lb 15oz. His parents are asking for prayers as he continues to grwo.

Read Otto’s story here.

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Jett was born prematurely at 25 weeks weighing just 1.4lbs – less than a bag of sugar.

The parents of little Jett Morris were advised by doctors to have an abortion, calling him a non-viable fetus but they refused.

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Jett, now a year old, has proven the doctors wrong.

Jett’s mother says she hopes his story will encourage other women, “I hope that Jett’s Journey can give hope and strength to parents that might be in a similar position that I was in this time last year. The doctors gave us no hope whatsoever, but we found the courage to stand our ground and give our baby a chance.”

Read Jett’s story here.

As the age of viability gets pushed back abortion advocates will have a hard time defending their position to kill a child who can survive outside the womb.

But, again, the abortion industry knows what they are doing is killing. In a 2001 interview with the Wisconsin Journal, late term abortion doctor, Dennis Christensen was asked about viability and he responded, “At the point where the fetus becomes viable is a reasonable point where the mother should accept responsibility for the pregnancy,” Christensen said. But he added, “I still believe, even after a woman could deliver, this is still a decision that should be made by a woman on her own, based on the circumstances of her own life.”

When asked, if a fetus has any rights to its body? “Not until it’s born,” he said.

Botched late term abortion by California clinic lands woman in hospital

Posted in Abortion Clinics, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Family Planning Associates, Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2014 by saynsumthn

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The OC Weekly has reported that a woman who was under arrest was taken for late term abortion at the Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA) abortion clinic in Long Beach. Following her visit to FPA for the 20 week abortion the prisoner suffered an incomplete abortion and had to be hospitalized. The botched procedure was performed in 2012 but is only coming to light after the Orange County District Attorney’s Office published their investigative report on the death of the fetus.

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From the story:

On March 13, 2012, Huntington Beach police arrested a woman identified in the report as “Lauren” for possession of a controlled substance. Because of a parole hold, authorities booked her into the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) Women’s Main Jail. Lauren told staff there that she was 16 weeks pregnant and that both she and her boyfriend had agreed on aborting it when the relationship fizzled.

Having been unable to do so before she landed in custody, Lauren requested an abortion in mid-March. By the time the process began on April 4, 2012, at the Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Long Beach, an ultrasound determined her to be 20 weeks pregnant, requiring a three-day abortion. On April 11, Lauren returned to jail after the process began.

Around 1 a.m. the next day, Lauren complained of cramping; she sat on the can, believing she needed to relieve herself, when her pushing caused the unresponsive fetus to drop into the toilet while still attached via its umbilical cord. Authorities transferred Lauren and “Fetus M.” to Saint Joseph Hospital in Orange. Doctors concluded Lauren suffered an incomplete abortion and that the fetus was stillborn.

Everything about the procedure complied with the Reproductive Privacy Act and federal law. OCDA investigators saw no reason to file charges against anyone involved.

Here is a copy of part of the investigative report detailing the condition of the unborn child:

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read the full investigative report here!

Sadly, the abortion was ruled legal and in addition to the taxpayers funding the abortion and subsequent medical cost the baby’s death will not be prosecuted.

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FPA or Family Planning Associates has a history of botched abortions.

Earlier this month, Chicago’s Pro-life Action League,reported that ” a woman was taken away by an ambulance from the Family Planning Associates’ Albany Medical/Surgical Center abortion clinic on Chicago’s Northwest Side,” yesterday!

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Family Planning Associates Medical Group calls themselves, “one of the most trusted abortion care providers in the nation.”

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Wow – with this record, makes you wonder what the rest of the abortion industry is really like?

Family Planning Associates Medical Group abortion clinic advertises in a soothing ad here:

BUT….According to local pro-lifers this young lady who believed that soothing ad was removed on a stretcher at Family Planning Associates Medical Group 2777 Long Beach Boulevard where they do abortions all the way up to the ninth month of pregnancy:

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This was not the only time an ambulance was summoned- click here for more !

On Feb 4,2013, an ambulance arrived again at the Family Planning Associates abortion clinic of Bakersfield California. Pro-life sidewalk counselor, Terri Palmquist, who was at the clinic reports that Vernon Wagner the abortionist for Family Planning Associates in Bakersfield, CA. has “botched” at least three abortions in five months:
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Here is the last report Saynsumthn did about this clinic:

Ambulance arrives at California Abortion Clinic

October of 2012 Pro-lifers in California posted this image at the Family Planning abortion clinic in Bakersfield

Terry Palmquist a pro-lifer, who counsels outside the clinic posted this comment on her facebook page: “Minutes ago a Hispanic woman being transported from abortion chamber…pray for her, repentance and healing!”

abortionist Vernon Wagner

Terry also posted this:

Police on way to FPA abortion chamber…As abortionist was leaving, I said, “so did you botch another abortion along with killing all these babies?” He started swearing and screaming at me as he quickly approached me, “You don’t know what the ….. you are talking about, b……!”
I replied, “I know you are killing babies and have botched abortions!” [Vernon] Wagner, still approaching me as I stayed on the public sidewalk yells, get the f… out of my face!” He jumps dowm from parking lot and I thought he was coming to punch me, but he went to our crosses and started pitching them in the street! All the while screaming swear words
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That was not the first time a woman at the abortion clinic was at risk. In August of 2012, LifeSavers Ministries witnessed another ambulance arriving, here is their account:

An ambulance arrived Monday morning at the FPA abortion center in Bakersfield, as abortionist Vernon Wagner continued aborting babies inside. After a few minutes, the door to the abortion room opened, and a young black woman was taken out on a stretcher. The ambulance transported the woman to the Kern Medical Center emergency room. No further information about the woman’s condition is available at this time.

The presence of the ambulance was a somber reminder of the dangers of “legal” abortion to women. Just a few weeks ago, Tonya Reaves bled to death after her baby was aborted in a Chicago Planned Parenthood.

According to 40daysfor life: Wagner is not only responsible for the deaths of thousands of babies; he has also been sued for the death of Tami Suematsu. Her family accused Wagner of gross negligence for finishing his other abortions while she lay dying. Life Dynamics describes her death this way: Tami, who had a history of asthma, underwent an abortion at Riverside Family Planning Center on August 19, 1988 in Riverside, California. After the surgery, she went into an asthma attack that led to respiratory failure, which resulted in cardiac arrest. She was transported to a local hospital and died shortly after arriving. She was 19 years old. (Riverside County (CA) Death Certificate No. 38833005990; Riverside County (CA) Autopsy File No. 64442; State of California Certificate of Death # 149559)

According to RealChoice Blog, Family Planning Assoc, the abortion clinic chain mentioned above has played a role in the deaths of Denise Holmes,Mary Pena, Josefina Garcia, Lanice Dorsey, Joyce Ortenzio, Tami Suematsu, Christina Mora, Susan Levy,Patricia Chacon, Kimberly Neil, and Deanna Bell. FPA is a member of the National Abortion Federation, an organization that ostensibly ensures that abortions are done safely.

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About FPA’s Founder:

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H/T Maafa21 on Facebook

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Family Planning Assoc Founder, Abortion doctor Edward C. Allred had troubling attitudes toward African Americans. Allred once publicly stated, “When a sullen black woman of 17 or 18 can decide to have a baby and get welfare and food stamps and become a burden to all of us, it’s time to stop…”

In 1995, the abortion clinic Allred ran would be accused of racism in the abortion-related death of a 24 year-old African American woman. It was in January of 1995, that 24 year-old African American TaTanisha Wesson went to the Family Planning Associates abortion clinic in Los Angeles, for an abortion and never came home. Her friend saw an ambulance arrive at the clinic that morning while sitting in the waiting room during the procedure.

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She called TaTanisha’s parents who rushed to the ER and found their beloved daughter in a coma. TaTanisha died in the hospital on February 1, 1995, leaving behind her 5 year old born son. An attorney for the family told the press that the abortion clinic gave TaTanisha too much anesthesia, that clinic staff was not present when she began to vomit, and that the abortion clinic delayed calling 911 for approx. 25 critical minutes. Her parents accused the abortionist of racism in their daughter’s death.

TaTanisha is one of many women who believed the lie that legal abortion made a “safe” abortion.

Family Planning Associates has sent many women to the hospital – see some of my previous posts here! Here here– abortion death here !

Dear Son: remembering baby Scotland Bansley Riles born at 20 weeks and loved dearly

Posted in Misscariage with tags , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2014 by saynsumthn

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At almost 20 weeks pregnant, Tom Riles and his wife lost Scotland Bansley Riles to miscarriage.

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Riles said that when they received the news that the baby had died in the womb, they were offered several options – go to a “clinic” to “take care of the situation” or go to the Hospital. He said that they chose the hospital to deliver the baby because of their FAITH. Riles said he was so thankful they did it that way.

He and his wife were placed in a high risk section of the maternity wing so they were not around other babies being born but received a ton of support from friends and family as well as the hospital staff.

On his Life of Dad Show, Riles recounts their sad experience, “As the day went on, it was devastating but she went into labor and had the baby…and that’s why I wanted to tell this story because I wanted people to know that this is an option. The baby was born, we held the baby, the doctor gave the baby to us, and we were with him for about an hour just taking turns holding and singing to him and talking to him and telling about his brother and sister and we were crying, we’re crushed, but at he same time it was beautiful. Even though our son wasn’t alive, life never felt so, I can’t think of the right verb, amazing….parts of it were amazing, to be holding your son there… At the same time you’re thinking about the life that he’s not going to have…so sad but at the same time so powerful knowing and proud knowing that we, especially my wife, did everything she could for that kid, and gave him the same respect and love and support as she did our other two babies that are of course, are alive…and to have no regrets at this point.”

This was originally posted to the Life of Dad Blog:

Dear Son,

I held you on Friday night for the first and last time ever. It was one of the saddest, proudest, most heartbreaking, and beautiful moments of my life. It was an honor to hold you.

I’m proud of you, son. Even though you only made it halfway through the pregnancy, you have left a mark on our family that will last forever. Because of you, I love my wife more than ever. Because of you, I feel a stronger connection with my kids then ever. When I hug them, I feel your presence.

Sadly, I’ll always remember the phone call last week from your mom when she told me that we lost you. I was home with your brother and sister, and I was in shock. Your pregnancy seemed to be the smoothest and most healthy one that your mom had ever had. I did my best to comfort her on the phone, and then we grieved together when you both got home. Our kids didn’t let us cry too much, though, because they kept requesting snacks, more snacks, and more snacks after that.

Usually Friday is a day that I look forward to, but not last Friday. I never shave on Fridays, but this time I did. This was the only day that I would ever hold you…I had to look my best. When we checked into the hospital at 8AM, it was a dark, dreary, and rainy day, just like the feeling in our hearts.

Your mom took medication to start the labor process, and over the next 10 hours, she showed her love and devotion to you as we neared your birth. By the way, your mom is the most incredible and beautiful person I have ever met. I’m so lucky to be with her and call her my wife.

At 8:35PM on Friday, February 28th, you were born. Even though there was no life in your beautiful body, you were full of love, heart, and courage.

ScotlandScotty, that is your older brother, Tommy, blowing out a candle celebrating your life.

ScotlandYour mom held you, and then it was my turn. I felt both happy and devastated to be holding my second son in the palm of my hands. We cried. We told you about your brother and sister. We visualized you running through open fields somewhere, free, happy, and full of life. We sang to you. After singing the final line of “Silent Night” to you… “Sleep in heavenly peace…” we knew that it was time to say goodbye.

You were with us for way too short of a time, but you will be remembered forever. We named you Scotland Bansley Riles, and your mom and I will bring your ashes with us someday when we travel to Scotland. Usually we don’t travel with our kids (they’re a little too crazy), but we want to show you the world.

Our precious Scotty… I miss you more than I’ve ever missed anything. We love you. We will honor you. We will be better parents and people because of you. Thank you.

Love, Dad

IMG_1010Scotty, that is your older brother, Tommy, blowing out a candle celebrating your life.
For anybody that is going through a situation like this, know that you are not alone.

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Riles said that he posted this letter and is speaking about this because he said when people go through a miscarriage they feel they are all alone.

#Texas #abortion bill passes house – rowdy pro-choicers arrested

Posted in pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , on July 10, 2013 by saynsumthn

July 10, 2013

The Texas House today gave final approval to a hotly contested proposal to ban abortions after 20 weeks — and put in place restrictions that would lead to the closing of most abortion clinics in the state — after less than one hour of debate.

Members voted 96-49 on the measure, which now sends the one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws in the country to the Texas Senate, where passage appears certain.