Opinion

January 31, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – I’m all against animal cruelty. Torturers and abusers of the living need serious help.

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Take the animal killer earlier this week who was thrown in jail after admitting to killing a pair of raccoons, one which he skewered through the head with a BBQ rotisserie rod, the other which he bludgeoned to death with a hammer.

Investigators determined that the raccoons were a mother and her baby.

Sick. Perverted. Twisted.

The judge justified jail time given what he called the “completely unnecessary and gruesome violence.” The killer’s lawyer actually agreed with the sentence, saying that it sent a clear message to the public that such brutality wouldn’t be tolerated.

But the Humane Society said the 60 day jail sentence didn’t go far enough: “The baby watched its mother skewered with a barbecue tool before its head was smashed with a hammer. The punishment doesn’t fit the crime.”

Everyone agrees that ending violence and cruelty inflicted on the living is every citizen’s responsibility. But this violence inflicted on these two raccoons pales in comparison to the violence inflicted on the unborn baby by abortion.

Dr. Anthony Levatino, who performed around 1,200 abortions before recognizing the barbarity of the procedure, explained in horrific detail to a 2012 U.S. House subcommittee why abortions after 20 weeks should be banned.

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“A second trimester D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) abortion is a blind procedure. The baby can be in any orientation or position inside the uterus. Picture yourself reaching in with the Sopher clamp and grasping anything you can.”

Levatino described the Sopher clamp as a stainless steel instrument about 13 inches long. “At the business end are located jaws about 2 inches long and about 1/2 an inch wide with rows of sharp ridges or teeth. This instrument is for grasping and crushing tissue. When it gets hold of something, it does not let go.”

“At twenty-four weeks gestation, the uterus is thin and soft so be careful not to perforate or puncture the walls. Once you have grasped something inside, squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard – really hard. You feel something let go and out pops a fully formed leg about six inches long. Reach in again and grasp whatever you can. Set the jaw and pull really hard once again and out pops an arm about the same length. Reach in again and again with that clamp and tear out the spine, intestines, heart and lungs.”

“The toughest part of a D&E abortion is extracting the baby’s head. The head of a baby that age is about the size of a large plum and is now free floating inside the uterine cavity. You can be pretty sure you have hold of it if the Sopher clamp is spread about as far as your fingers will allow. You know you have it right when you crush down on the clamp and see white gelatinous material coming through the cervix. That was the baby’s brains. You can then extract the skull pieces. Many times a little face may come out and stare back at you.”

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“Congratulations, you’ve just affirmed her right to choose.”

Doubly sick, perverted, and twisted.

If we are outraged at the cruelty inflicted on raccoons, then we must be even more outraged at the barbaric dismembering of the tiny living human being inside his or her mother by abortion. This violent procedure happens in the most hidden way, day after day, year after year, in hospitals and abortion facilities across North America where it is euphemistically called “safe” and “legal”.

Abortion at any stage of development violently ends a human life. It’s the worst form of injustice against the living and the worst human rights violation ever. I’m all about protecting animals from cruelty, but let’s get our priorities straight and recognize that our first responsibility is to protecting human life in the womb. Once we get that right, we’ll get everything else right. 

LifeSiteNews journalist Peter Baklinski has a B.A. in liberal arts and a masters in theology (STM). He is married to Erin and together they have five children.

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