Thousands of Children Die in the U.S. From Another Chemical Weapon, Abortion

Opinion   |   Katie McCann   |   Sep 10, 2013   |   12:27PM   |   Washington, DC

Whatever our opinions are on striking Syria, we probably agree that the use of chemical weapons on anyone is an egregious and intolerable evil. However, some might be surprised to learn that in 2011, more than 1,200 chemical weapons were used on babies in Ohio with the permission of the U.S. Supreme Court and the encouragement of politicians and the ever-powerful abortion lobby.

According to the Boston Globe, “The worldwide taboo against chemical weapons is more than a century old.” As the debate on striking Syria rolls on, some are highlighting the gravity of the situation by arguing, “Not even Hitler used chemical weapons during World War II.”

Nevertheless, while he may not have released chemical weapons during combat, Hitler did use chemical weapons on a massive scale in extermination camps. Many countries swore to never let such atrocities take place under their watch again.

Yet in our own backyard, we let such atrocities take place every day—and, disturbingly, many lobby for these atrocities under the guise of “women’s rights,” donning pink t-shirts and sneakers to camouflage the reality of what they’re advocating.

RU-486 is a chemical abortion that restarts the menstrual process in a pregnant woman, shutting down the uterus and starving the baby to death.

Ohio Right to Life recently revealed 42 reports of botched RU-486 abortion attempts in Ohio. Several of the chemical abortions were incomplete, requiring women to return to the abortion clinic to have the abortion completed surgically. Abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood require the abortion to be completed surgically because the chemical abortion can cause serious birth defects if the pregnancy continues.

One of the RU-486 events reported indicated that one woman never returned to Planned Parenthood to verify that the abortion was completed.

Where is her child today? Was she born? Maybe not—but maybe. And if she was born, what kind of birth defects would she have sustained because of the U.S.’s tolerance for the use of chemical weapons on innocent babies?



While former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the current Democratic Party Chair are right to be outraged at the inhumanities that are being committed in Syria, they need to find some consistency. And the same goes for pro-abortion president, Barack Obama. These politicians’ relentless support for abortion completely undermines their outrage about the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

They seriously need to think about the hypocrisy of being offended by the use of chemical weapons in one corner of the world while turning a blind eye on the use of chemical weapons on our own women and children.

LifeNews Note: Katie McCann writes for Ohio Right to Life. This originally appeared at the Ohio Right to Life blog.