In the 19th week of her pregnancy, Karen discovered during a routine exam that the fetus she was carrying had a fatal defect and was going to die inside of her. A long-shot surgery was performed that required cutting directly into the womb. It carried a high risk of infection and was performed not to save the fetus, but to reduce Karen’s complications while she attempted to go full term.
Two days later, she became severely feverish. She was rushed to the hospital and placed on intravenous antibiotics, which reduced her fever and bought her some time, but could not eliminate the source of infection: the fetus.
Karen was going to die if her pregnancy was not ended, if the fetus was not removed from her body. So, at 20 weeks, one month before what doctors consider ‘viability’, labor was artificially induced and the infected fetus was delivered. It died shortly thereafter.
They can try and say “it wasn’t aborted, we just induced labor early and our child died.” Bullshit. The fetus was forced out with the knowledge that it would not survive, in order to save the mother. Something that liberals support, and we don’t apply double standards.
I can’t wait for the first sign that says “If Santorum was actually pro life, his wife would be dead.”