The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Attn: President Barack Obama
May 29, 2013
My yet to be born grandson is 24 weeks old. During the sonogram in his 18th week of life we watched in awe as he moved his fully formed arms, legs, toes, and fingers. We watched his beating heart as he sucked his thumb and played with his ear. We watched him move in response to his mother’s voice and witnessed the faintest hint of a smile on his little lips as if he already knows how much he is loved.
Mr. President, it’s now 6 weeks later, and my daughter could walk into any abortion clinic in my State and have my grandson legally murdered should she be so inclined. At 24 weeks gestation, the abortionist’s preferred method of murdering a child is a relatively innocuous sounding procedure called Dilation and Evacuation. Please indulge me as I briefly explain the brutality of this procedure.
After administering drugs to dilate the mother’s cervix, a plastic 1” bore catheter is inserted into the amniotic sac surrounding the baby. The catheter is then connected to a vacuum device and the amniotic fluid is drained. The abortionist then uses a Sopher clamp to methodically dismember the living child. A Sopher clamp is a 13” long stainless steel device with 2” serrated jaws at the end. The abortionist inserts the Sopher clamp into the birth canal until he feels the baby and then clamps down, twists, and rips out whatever body part he encounters first. It may be a tiny arm, a leg, sometimes the baby’s fully intact head, a hand, or a foot. The abortionist continues to dismember the child until nothing is left but a surgical tray full of body parts that was a living human being just minutes earlier.
Mr. President, I can’t imagine the agony an innocent child must experience while being murdered in this manner and my eyes are filled with tears as I realize that hundreds of American children suffer this same type of excruciating death every day in our nation’s abortion mills.
Sir, we are better than this and our children deserve to be loved and protected, not brutally murdered for the sake of convenience. We will all be judged on how we treat the weakest and most vulnerable among us and we all know the difference between right and wrong.
Mr. President, I think it is safe to assume that you and I disagree on just about everything; however I’m begging you to speak out in defense of our unborn and newly born children. Sir, I also ask you, with all due respect, isn’t it ironic that everyone in favor of abortion was allowed to be born? Please help us end infanticide in America.