Editor’s Note: When does life begin? Although a debatable question, there is no doubt of the human fetus to be able to display responses in vitro which demand consideration.
Keep in mind how the overturn of Roe vrs Wade is an explosive issue for some, yet has become a societal tool used to prompt a change in human consciousness leading to a better world for all life on Earth…including fetal life.
What will turmoil from this Supreme Court decision lead us all to? Why…to BE in…
The Silent Scream
⚠️ Warning: This Documentary Is Not Recommended For Sensitive People!
The documentary, ‘The Silent Scream’ released in 1984 contributed to the abortion debate in the 1980s.
Dr. Bernard Nathanson’s classic video shocked the world. He explains the procedure of a suction abortion, followed by an actual first-trimester abortion as seen through ultrasound. The viewer can see the child’s pathetic attempts to escape the suction curette as her heart rate doubles, and the fetus (girl) opened its mouth in what Nathanson calls a “Silent Scream” as her body is torn apart.
The clip begins with an ultrasound of the fetus (girl) who is about to be aborted. The girl is moving in the womb; displays a heartbeat of 140 per minute; and is at times sucking her thumb. As the abortionist’s suction tip begins to invade the womb, the child rears and moves violently in an attempt to avoid the instrument. Her mouth is visibly open in a “Silent Scream.” the child’s heart rate speeds up dramatically (to 200 beats per minute) as she senses aggression. She moves violently away in a pathetic attempt to escape the instrument. The abortionist’s suction tip begins to rip the baby’s limbs from its body, ultimately leaving only her head in the uterus (too large to be pulled from the uterus in one piece). The abortionist attempts to crush her head with his forceps, allowing it to be removed. To “dehumanize” the procedure, the abortionist and anesthesiologist refer to the baby’s head as “number 1.” the abortionist crushes “number 1” with the forceps and removes it from the uterus.