“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.