On Friday November 5th at 8:45 AM 1st and 3rd grade teachers did a routine Covid check on all kids in classes in Washington state’s Valley School District. If a child had cold symptoms they were sent to the nurses, and then escorted to a small hallway with automatic locking doors, and then were left there for hours, without access to a bathroom.
“If abortion is about women’s rights, then what were mine?” Gianna Jessen asked a House Judiciary Committee that question today — and with good reason. Thirty-eight years ago, Jessen miraculously survived a saline abortion. This morning, she told her remarkable storyto a House Judiciary Committee investigating Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies — even from those that may have been born alive. Fellow abortion survivor Melissa Ohden also shared her own gripping testimony. Below are the video and transcript of Jessen’s testimony, including some photographs she submitted as evidence. Listen and weep, and pray that God ends this evil.
If late-term abortion isn’t torture, it’s hard to imagine what is
Torture has been in the news a lot. Even GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged to inflict “a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding” on suspected terrorists. While Trump didn’t specify what tactics he would use, a report in 2014 detailed ones the CIA has employed in the past. They included mock executions, long term sleep deprivation, exposure to cold temperatures, and “rectal feeding,” with at least one person dying during an interrogation. There were limits, though. For example, intelligence personnel never subjected anyone to dismemberment.
In America, that’s reserved for children.
Research by Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand at the University of Tennessee demonstrates a fetus can feel pain by 20 weeks (other research indicates pain can be felt as early as 5.5 weeks). From 13 weeks on, abortions often involve a technique known as dilation and evacuation (D&E). Dr. Anthony Levatino has committed over 1,200 abortions, and in the video below, he describes what a D&E consists of.
An anti-torture activist underwent a nasal-tube feeding outside an appeals court in Washington DC to protest the abusive force-feeding of hunger strikers at and the practice of indefinite detention at Guantánamo Bay.
The feeding took place shortly after the US Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit began considering a lawsuit arguing that force-feeding at Guantánamo is a violation of human rights and religious liberties.
The activist who underwent the procedure, Andrés Thomas Conteris, is currently on day 103 of a water-only fast to bring public attention to the plight of prisoners at Guantanamo.
Conteris, who has so far lost 57 pounds, told the Voice of Russia that the nasal tube feeding is akin to torture.
“They are tortured because they do not give their consent. And without giving consent I would call this, if it were a sexual kind of analogy, it would be rape. And am I calling the Pentagon rapists? No! I’m calling them serial rapists,” he said.
Conteris characterized enteral feeding as the most painful experience of his life.