Smith Floor Speech during debate of HR 36
Babies Not Only Die but Suffer Excruciating Pain during Dismemberment Abortion
Mr. SMITH of New Jersey... Madam Speaker, a former abortionist, Dr. Levatino testified before Congress and described how he and other abortionists actually kill helpless babies. He killed 1,200 of them. He said: ‘‘Imagine, if you can, that you are a pro-choice OB–GYN like I was. Using a Sopher 13- inch clamp with rows of ridges or teeth, grasp anything you can inside the womb. Once you grasp something inside, squeeze on the clamp, set the jaws and pull hard—really hard. You feel something let go, and out pops a fully formed leg about 6 inches long. Reach in again and grasp anything you can, and out pops an arm. Reach in again, and again, and again with the clamp, and tear out the spine, the intestines, the heart and lungs.’
Even if pain wasn’t present, Madam Speaker, dismembering a child is violence against children, and it is inhumane. But these babies actually suffer excruciating pain during the abortion. Dr. Colleen Malloy from Northwestern University has said: ‘‘In today’s medical arena, we resuscitate patients at 20 weeks and are able to witness their ex-utero growth. I could never imagine subjecting my tiny patients to horrific procedures such as those that involve limb detachment.’’
Madam Speaker, I urge my colleagues to support H.R. 36.... Click here to continue reading Congressman Smith's remarks on the Congressional Record.