Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Abortion Gang Corrects An Error, With A Blatant Lie

I'm reading a recent post on the Abortion Gang blog, "Being pro-choice actually makes you pro-life".  It begins with this editor's note:

Editor’s note: This piece previously stated that Rick Perry’s wife had an abortion. This is incorrect (to the best of our knowledge). Rick Santorum’s wife has had an abortion. The mistake has been fixed in the text below.

The author of the post, Kaitlyn, stated that Rick Perry's wife had an abortion.  Apparently Kaitlyn intended to perpetuate the lie that Rick Santorum's wife (Karen), had an abortion, and the 'editor' of the Abortion Gang blog, Steph Herold, perpetuates the lie even further in her editor's note.

As I wrote in this post, Karen Santorum did not have an abortion.

The Santorum baby, whom they named Gabriel, was diagnosed at 20 weeks gestation, with a defect that is always fatal without surgery.  The Santorum's opted for an operation that they hoped would save their son's life. 

It was a success, but an infection developed in the amniotic sac, and I was rushed to the hospital with a high fever, having contractions. I begged the doctors to stop my labor, but they said it would be malpractice, for I would surely die since these infections are untreatable. (emphasis is mine)

Karen Santorum clearly did not have an abortion, but does that fact stop pro-aborts from perpetuating the lie that she did?  No, unfortunately it doesn't. 

Merriam Webster defines abortion as:

1 : the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus: as

a : spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation — compare miscarriage

b : induced expulsion of a human fetus

c : expulsion of a fetus by a domestic animal often due to infection at any time before completion of pregnancy — compare contagious abortion

Read here what I've previously written about the pro-aborts intentional conflation of the terms miscarriage and abortion.  As I stated in a previous post,

For the sake of understandable debate, let's leave the terms alone.  Miscarriage is spontaneous and unintentional, an act of nature.  Abortion is intentional and deliberate, an act by women and abortion providers to destroy the fetus.

Now that I've covered the perpetuation of this lie, I'd like to touch on the 'meat' of the AG post, but I'll save that for another post. 

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