In the United States, it is legal to kill a baby in the womb up to the moment of natural delivery.
Forty-one of the 50 states have placed limits on abortion after 24 weeks. That means that 41 states allow abortion up to the beginning of the 7th month of pregnancy; and 9 states have no restrictions at all.
In 1998, the Congress voted to ban partial-birth abortions. This is a procedure where all but the head of the baby is delivered, the brain is then sucked out of the skull or the spinal cord cut with scissors, then the baby is fully delivered. President Bill Clinton vetoed the ban.
Five years later, Congress again passed the partial-birth abortion ban, which President George Bush signed into law.
The Boston Globe (here) revealed that to comply with the partial-birth abortion ban, doctors performing abortions inject either the heart drug dioxin or potassium chloride (the same drug used to perform state executions) into unborn babies to ensure they are not accidentally born alive.
In May 2013, Dr Kermit Gosnell was convicted on 5 counts of infanticide in his abortion clinic. He then stored the babies in a freezer (here). Nurses testified at the trial that the babies “jumped,” “screamed,” and tried to get away as they were being murdered. Yet for 17 years before that, he killed babies after they were born while society sat silent.
Some Christians have taken the view that abortion is going to happen anyway, so why speak against the inevitable?
We say something because abortion is murder.
You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well (Psalm 139:13-14).