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    “NC Senate passes bill erroneously listing abortion as a cause of preterm birth.”

    I thought this was referring to how, as seen in the Gosnell case, someone performing an abortion would remove a fetus, or preterm infant in Gosnell’s case, prior to its due date. In the Gosnell case, that was part of the issue, as the infants he was accused of murdering were alive.

    Perhaps the “erroneous” part refers to linking a past abortion, to a preterm birth in the future.

    “How will the Gosnell verdict shape discussions of abortion rights?”


    “Partisans on both sides of the nation’s polarized abortion debate were quick to weigh in after the verdict. Abortion foes said the case helped to illustrate the disturbing reality of abortion.”

    “‘This has helped more people realize what abortion is really about,’ said David O’Steen, executive director of the National Right to Life Committee. He said he hopes the case results in more states passing bills that prohibit abortion ‘once the unborn child can feel pain.'”

    “Supporters of legalized abortion said the case offered a preview of what poor, desperate young women could face if abortion is driven underground with more restrictive laws.”

    “‘Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty and will get what he deserves. Now, let’s make sure these women are vindicated by delivering what all women deserve: access to the full range of health services including safe, high-quality and legal abortion care,’ said Ilyse G. Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.”

    Doesn’t affect me. I believe in abortion on demand. In nursing school, I said fetuses should be anesthetized before removal, so they don’t feel pain. I know that fetuses are “alive” while still in the womb, and so does any woman who marvels over feeling it kick or comes into the hospital worried about their “baby.” I also believe euthanasia should be legal. Gosnell was just using unlicensed staff in an unsanitary, under-equipped environment. With the money he was allegedly making, he could have done better.