2016 Democrat presidential hopeful, Hillary Rodham Clinton is so extreme on abortion that she once defended the horrific partial birth abortion procedure.
In 2003, a law to ban Partial Birth Abortion came before the US Senate, and then Senator Hillary Clinton defended the gruesome late term procedure, opposed by a majority of American people.
The March 12, 2003 exchange between Senators Rick Santorum and Hillary Clinton was captured by CSPAN.
In the procedure, an almost fully developed unborn baby is delivered from it’s mother, feet first, with only the head remaining inside the birth canal. The abortionist then punctures the child in the back of the neck with a pair of sharp scissors. The abortion doctor then sucks out the baby’s brain tissue to collapse the skull and deliver a dead baby.
A shocking description of partial birth abortion was captured by Life Dynamics after the pro-life group obtained tapes from a 1992 National Abortion Federation (NAF) conference describing the procedure.
You can listen to a portion of that audio below and you can order the full audio called Fire and Ice from Life Dynamics.
This is how the abortionist described killing an unborn child:
- The surgeon introduces a large grasping forcep, such as Bierer or Hern, through the vaginal and cervical canals into the corpus of the uterus. He moves the tip of the instrument carefully towards the fetal lower extremities. When the instrument appears on the sonogram screen, the surgeon is able to open and close the jaws firmly to reliably grasp the lower extremity.
The surgeon then applies firm traction causing eversion of the fetus and pulls the extremity into the vagina. By observing the movement of the lower extremity and the eversion of the fetus on the ultrasound screen, the surgeon is assured that hos instrument has not inadvertently grasped a maternal structure.
The surgeon then uses his fingers to deliver the opposite lower extremity, then the torso, the shoulders and the upper extremities. The skull lodges in the internal os.The fetus oriented dorsum or spine up.
At this point, the surgeon, the right-handed surgeon slides the fingers of the left hand along the back of the fetus and hooks the shoulders of the fetus with the index and ring fingers. Next he slides the tip of the middle finger along the spine towards the skull while applying traction to the shoulders and the lower extremities. The middle finger lifts and pushes the cervix out of the way. While maintaining this tension, the surgeon then takes a pair of blunt Metzenbaum scissors in the right hand. he carefully advances the tip curve down along the spine and under the middle finger until he feels it contact the base of the skull, under the tip of the middle finger. Reassessing the proper placement of the closed scissors tip, and safe elevation of the cervix, the surgeon then forces the scissors into the base of the skull. He spreads the scissors to enlarge the opening. The surgeon then introduces a suction catheter into this hole and evacuates the skull contents. With the catheter still in place, he applies traction to the fetus, removing it completely from the patient.
During the 2003 debate Hillary Clinton suggested that outlawing the horrific procedure was a “slippery slop.”
Asked by Senator Santorum, “What is your definition of extreme Mrs. Clinton?”
Clinton replied, “What I do think is extreme is making a decision in this body to outlaw a medical procedure that may or may not be required.”
“Is the Senator aware of Ron Fitzsimmons who runs the association of abortion clinics who has said that when the argument was made by many of the people…like yourself who came forward to say this procedure was medically necessary…That Ron Fitzsommons said he lied through his teeth when he gave that argument?” Santorum asked Hillary.
Santorum was referring to a statement made by Ron Fitzsimmons, head of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers (NCAP) in 1997 where admitted that the majority of the estimated 3000 to 5000 partial birth abortions performed annually were on healthy babies.
Fitzsimmons told Nightline, “The majority of these procedures are performed in the late second trimester on healthy women and healthy fetuses. That’s — the law allows that. Women come in at that point unfortunately, for whatever reason, seeking abortion services. We estimate that approximately 3,000 to 5,000 are performed in the United States on an annual basis.”
In an article in American Medical News, Fitzsimmons recalled the night in November 1995, when he appeared on “Nightline” on ABC where he told the news outlet that I “lied through my teeth” when he said the procedure was used rarely and only on women whose lives were in danger or whose fetuses were damaged.
“It made me physically ill,” Fitzsimmons said in an interview.
“I told my wife the next day, ‘I can’t do this again.’ ”
Santorum pointed out to Hillary Clinton that in just one state, out of the 182 partial birth abortions reported in one year in the state of Kansas, none were done for medical reasons.
“They were all classified as quote mental health,” Santorum said.
Regarding the possibility that some babies would have fetal abnormalities, Santorum asked Hillary, “It still is a child, is it not?”
“Do we consider a child who may not live long or may have an abnormality to be less of a child? Is this less of a human being because it’s not perfect?” he asked.
“That we need these kinds of infanticide to weed out those that are not going to survive?” he said.
Clinton did not answer the question but rather asked if the legislation being proposed would make an exception for babies with health issues.
“I value every single life and every single person. But if you can explain to me how the United States government through the criminal law process will be making these decisions without infringing on fundamental rights, without imposing onerous burdens on women and their families, I would be more than happy to listen,” Hillary Clinton told Santorum.
Watch the exchange below:
The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 was eventually passed despite Hillary Clinton’s objections and it was signed into law by the President George W. Bush on Nov 5, 2003.