Oxytocin is that feel good hormone that bonds a child to his or her mother. But never mind that.
Researchers in Hawaii are recruiting girls as young as 14 to participate in second trimester abortions, where the preborn baby is 18-24 weeks gestation, in order to test whether or not oxytocin can reduce bleeding in mothers during and after abortion.
The study is being conducted by the University of Hawaii and the University of Washington in Seattle – both public universities, which leads to the obvious question: is the government funding this study?
A second trimester abortion is at least a two-day procedure, where the baby is given heart-stopping medication, then either is delivered the next day or is dismembered by the abortionist. Women have died from having legal abortions this late in pregnancy, such as Jennifer Morbelli, who died in 2013 as a result of a late-term abortion. Tonya Reaves died in 2012 after a dilation and evacuation second trimester abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago. And Karnamaya Mongar was killed by late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell in 2009.
The clinical study in Hawaii is seeking 166 participants and supposedly started in October of last year and is expected to finish in July of this year. That is 166 mothers who are going to hurt by the devastating effects of abortion. That is at least 166 children who will suffer a horrendous and painful death in the name of research.
Several scientific studies have shown babies feel pain by at least 20 weeks gestation. When subjected to painful stimuli, babies will flinch, recoil and jerk away. For mothers, the risk of physical harm drastically increases the later in pregnancy the abortion happens. During first trimester abortions, the chance of physical complications are around 6 percent but increase to 50 percent or higher for abortions into the second trimester. A study on abortion-related mortality from 1988 to 1997 showed that women died from abortions at a rate of 29.5 deaths per 100,000 at 16 to 20 weeks. After 21 weeks, it was 76.6 deaths per 100,000.
This study at the University of Hawaii is seeking to abort babies 18-24 weeks gestation, putting mothers at a high risk of complications and even death.
The state of Hawaii does not fall under any specific laws, like a waiting period or parental consent, for abortion restrictions. Abortions are legal at any time and for whatever reason.
The U.S. House of Representatives had scheduled a vote during the March for Life in January of this year to ban abortions after 20 weeks but supposed pro-life Congresswomen Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) torpedoed the bill and nothing has been said about the bill since. If abortions are banned on a federal level, this sickening study would not be taking place.
The study is currently under way at the Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, led by Bliss Kaneshiro and Kate Whitehouse. The center does not mention they do abortions on their website nor does it mention they are housing this study and aborting possibly viable babies.
The first EPICure study in the United Kingdom recorded 4,001 babies born between 22 to 25 weeks six days and found: “311 babies survived and were eventually discharged, including two babies born at 22 weeks, six at 23 weeks, 100 at 24 weeks and 186 babies at 25.” The link shows beautiful photos of these little ones, undeniably in human form.
Babies of the same age will not be given the chance at life because of this horrific “research” in Hawaii.
The University of Hawaii needs to stop this study immediately. They are recruiting children to abort their own children in late-term abortions, a very risky procedure that ends the life of at least one person involved.
If the government is funding this study, that cash flow should be immediately cut off as government funds are forbidden from paying for abortions. There are other ways to test the ability of a specific drug to stop hemorrhaging than taking the life of an innocent child and putting its mother at risk for possibly severe physical, mental and emotional complications.
Kristan Hawkins is president of Students for Life of America.
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