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Man in Prison for Attempted Abortion

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While pro-abortion activists shout their abortions with pride and vehemently scratch and claw for their “reproductive freedom,” a man by the name of Manishkumar Patel stands in shackles. He was convicted of “attempted first-degree intentional homicide.” 

Forty-five-year-old Manishkumar Patel was convicted in August for the attempted killing of his unborn child and was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison. Though Patel has been on the run for more than 10 years, he has admitted his attempt to take the life of his child is indefensible. “I have had plenty of time to think about what I did,” he said, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent. “I have no excuse or explanation for my actions.” 

It happened September 17, 2007, when Patel and his pregnant girlfriend went out for ice cream. Patel didn’t want a baby, so he had purchased abortion pills from overseas with plans to make the baby disappear. 

Fortunately, his girlfriend saw him frantically stirring her smoothie. Suspicious about the powder in her drink, she asked the ice cream shop employees who clarified they didn’t use powder in the drink. Rather than consume the smoothie, she sent samples of the substance in the cup to a lab in California that confirmed it was an abortion-inducing drug. 

Now, let’s be clear, Patel has not been convicted of attempting to kill his girlfriend. The “It’s my body” pro-abortion argument doesn’t really come into play here. It’s not about her body, it’s about the baby’s body and life. 

Every day in America, more than 2,400 mothers end the lives of their children via surgical abortion or abortion pills – legally!  In this account, a father has attempted to use the same method that a mother can legally use to end the life of her child, and he is facing more than two decades in prison. 

Can we all say “insanity?” 

How is it that a child suddenly loses his or her humanity when the mother decides to take the abortion pill or walk into her local Planned Parenthood? 

If a father kills his own child, laws apply that protect the baby’s life. And the father is held accountable for violating those laws. But if the mother kills her child, it wasn’t a child at all. Suddenly a human becomes a non-human based on the gender of the perpetrator. It is utterly preposterous that this inconsistency has to be pointed out, and it is evidence of the rebellion and absolute blindness plaguing our society.  

Talk about unequally weighted scales! Imagine if we applied this same failed logic to other situations. Justice is actually supposed to be blind in that sense. 

Abortion activists indicate that in order for women to gain equality with men, abortion must be considered their “constitutional” or “human” right. Oh wait, they call it “healthcare,” but nonetheless. 

Chelsea Clinton recently spoke about her disgust with efforts to bring justice to in utero babies: 

When I think about all the statistics that are painful of what women are confronting today in our country, and what even more women confronted pre Roe and how many women died, and how many more women were maimed because of unsafe abortion practices, we just can’t go back to that. Like, that’s unconscionable to me. 

And, also, and I’m sure this will unleash another wave of hate in my direction, but, as a deeply religious person, it’s also unchristian. … Our ability to participate fully in our society, including economically, hinges on our ability to be able to make choices for our bodies. 

Abortion supporters like Clinton and her counterparts are using the same old tactics used before the Roe v. Wade decision. 

Dr. Bernard Nathanson was a key player in the legalization of abortion as the co-founder in 1969 of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws — NARAL — later renamed the National Abortion Rights Action League. He performed more than 75,000 abortions in his lifetime, but he later converted to Catholicism and fought for the lives of unborn children. 

He confessed to the fabrication of numbers relating to public opinion polls and the numbers of back-alley abortions taking place: 

[W]e aroused enough sympathy to sell our program of permissive abortion by fabricating the number of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S. The actual figure was approaching 100,000 but the figure we gave to the media repeatedly was 1,000,000. Repeating the big lie often enough convinces the public. The number of women dying from illegal abortions was around 200 - 250 annually. The figure constantly fed to the media was 10,000. These false figures took root in the consciousness of Americans convincing many that we needed to crack the abortion law. Another myth we fed to the public through the media was that legalizing abortion would only mean that the abortions taking place illegally would then be done legally. In fact, of course, abortion is now being used as a primary method of birth control in the U.S. and the annual number of abortions has increased by 1500% since legalization. 

The argument that abortion would become safe, legal, and “rare” failed miserably. Abortions rose exponentially after Roe v. Wade set precedent for legalized abortion nationwide. And, we’ve gone from approximately 100,250 lost lives (250 mothers and 100,000 babies) annually prior to legalization to over 887,000 in 2016. (Thank God that figure is nearly half of what it was in 1990 when an estimated 1.61 million abortions were performed.) 

Abortion activists have manipulated and fabricated polls and statistics, redefined terms, and perverted justice while portraying women as unequally treated victims for far too long. If you disagree, I suggest you visit Mr. Manishkumar Patel in prison.

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