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Montana governor urged to sign fetal anesthesia bill despite Democrats' track record

Priests for Life

April 20, 2015
   
 

NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone today praised the Montana legislature for approving and urged Governor Steve Bullock to sign legislation that would offer women the opportunity to have their late-term babies anesthetized prior to an abortion.

“To rip off the arm or leg of a 20-week-old-or-more unborn baby is barbaric; to do it without at least giving the child an anesthetic beforehand is just plain sadistic,” said Fr. Pavone.  “I strongly urge Governor Bullock to sign this legislation so that at least some babies may not feel the excruciating pain of being dismembered.”

The Montana Senate last week approved a measure that would, prior to the abortion of an unborn baby of 20 weeks or more gestation, have an abortionist offer the mother the option of having her child anesthetized prior to the procedure.  The bill is based on scientific evidence that unborn babies can feel pain at 20 weeks.

“It will be interesting to see how far the Governor is willing to let his own views on abortion, and the extreme position of his party, interfere with decency and commonsense,” added Fr. Pavone.  "We have laws protecting cattle from unnecessary pain when being slaughtered. Hopefully, Democrats can see that we should at least do the same for our children."



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31 Comments
Larry McCall says:
5/13/2015 3:17:37 PM
Horrific....this is what we have become as a society! Ripping the arms and legs from a living baby and justifying this behavior by...." Well, the baby couldn't really feel any pain." #Puking

Larry McCall says:
5/13/2015 3:16:23 PM
Horrific....this is what we have become as a society! Ripping the arms and legs from a living baby and justifying this behavior by...." Well, the baby couldn't really feel any pain." #Puking

Larry says:
5/13/2015 3:14:08 PM
Horrific....this is what we have become as a society! Ripping the arms and legs from a living baby and justifying this behavior by...." Well, the baby couldn't really feel any pain." #Puking

JSM says:
4/24/2015 2:48:43 PM
To the person who spoke of limbo as being the teaching of the Catholic church...Limbo was never a definitive teaching, it was the thinking of some theologians. From the Catechism: "As regards children who have died without Baptism, the Church can only entrust them to the mercy of God, as she does in her funeral rites for them. Indeed, the great mercy of God who desires that all men should be saved, and Jesus' tenderness toward children which caused him to say: "Let the children come to me, do not hinder them,"63 allow us to hope that there is a way of salvation for children who have died without Baptism. All the more urgent is the Church's call not to prevent little children coming to Christ through the gift of holy Baptism." As to this particular issue, Fr. Pavone is clearly not advocating abortion. I agree with some others that this bill could make some people less reluctant to abort their babies, but it is also possible that, in treating them like babies already born, people will understand that they are entitled to all rights (including right to life) of the rest of us. It's a tricky issue.

JSM says:
4/24/2015 2:48:36 PM
To the person who spoke of limbo as being the teaching of the Catholic church...Limbo was never a definitive teaching, it was the thinking of some theologians. From the Catechism: "As regards children who have died without Baptism, the Church can only entrust them to the mercy of God, as she does in her funeral rites for them. Indeed, the great mercy of God who desires that all men should be saved, and Jesus' tenderness toward children which caused him to say: "Let the children come to me, do not hinder them,"63 allow us to hope that there is a way of salvation for children who have died without Baptism. All the more urgent is the Church's call not to prevent little children coming to Christ through the gift of holy Baptism." As to this particular issue, Fr. Pavone is clearly not advocating abortion. I agree with some others that this bill could make some people less reluctant to abort their babies, but it is also possible that, in treating them like babies already born, people will understand that they are entitled to all rights (including right to life) of the rest of us. It's a tricky issue.

SANDRA BELL says:
4/24/2015 11:41:21 AM
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN MURDERING A SEDATED BABY THAN MURDERING A SEDATED 30 YEAR OLD MAN. THE BIBLE SAYS NO MURDERER SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

SANDRA BELL says:
4/24/2015 11:41:19 AM
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN MURDERING A SEDATED BABY THAN MURDERING A SEDATED 30 YEAR OLD MAN. THE BIBLE SAYS NO MURDERER SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

SANDRA BELL says:
4/24/2015 11:41:19 AM
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN MURDERING A SEDATED BABY THAN MURDERING A SEDATED 30 YEAR OLD MAN. THE BIBLE SAYS NO MURDERER SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

SANDRA BELL says:
4/24/2015 11:41:18 AM
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN MURDERING A SEDATED BABY THAN MURDERING A SEDATED 30 YEAR OLD MAN. THE BIBLE SAYS NO MURDERER SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

SANDRA BELL says:
4/24/2015 11:41:12 AM
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN MURDERING A SEDATED BABY THAN MURDERING A SEDATED 30 YEAR OLD MAN. THE BIBLE SAYS NO MURDERER SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

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