Joyce at The Little Way has a great post up about Jackie Speier's shameless misuse of a spontaneous and unstoppable death of a child in utero to manipulate emotions on abortion.
Speier delivered a baby at 17 weeks because her cervix was unable to hold the weight of her child.
She twisted what happened to fit the definition of abortion so she could defend the willful killing of healthy, living children.
Can you imagine the guilt she may have heaped upon women who will (or already have) suffer the death of a child this way?
I lost a child at 15 weeks. The baby died somewhere between office visits to the doctor. I went home to await labor. Two weeks later, it didn't happen. You can't leave a dead child for more than two weeks because the situation can become toxic and life-threatening. I was admitted to the hospital where they forced delivery.
I repeatedly told the doctors and nurses I wanted my child baptized. The OB doctor, the anesthesiologist and the OR nurse all came to me afterwards and told me I scared the daylights out of them in the operating room when, sound asleep, I shouted it out again as soon as my baby was delivered. Each one of them was quietly shaken by the witness to life and redemption.
I've seen a lot of despicable, but to this mother, watching another mother use this tragedy to deceive and manipulate other women for the purpose of Congressional funding for abortion really takes the first prize blue ribbon.
She was rebutting a heroic defender of women and children, Chris Smith on the Pence Amendment. Mike's comments are HERE. (Pence, btw, announced he'll forge ahead with his political career by running for governor in 2012. I understand the decision but I can't help being disappointed.)
Speier's insidious act of injustice against women and children is posted HERE.
God help us.