The Silent Scream
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The Silent Scream is a controversial video directed by Dr. Bernard Nathanson, an internationally known obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Bernard Nathanson owned what was then the largest abortion clinic in the western hemisphere and cofounded the NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League). The film depicts a standard abortion process via ultrasound equipment, and vividly describes the process. Today Dr. Bernard Nathanson’s video can be easily viewed over the internet and on you tube.

Although the content of “The Silent Scream,” is entirely pg-13 it may also be disturbing to some of the younger viewers. The fetus within the womb struggles against the abortion process, feels excruciating pain, screams, and flails. Now, mind you, this is all filmed on ultrasound. So, there’s not much by way of gore, sorry to those of you who enjoy watching crimes against humanity. It’s a fairly average 12 week abortion. At this time the fetus has been demonstrating some mental abilities for six full weeks, emitting brainwaves and fully identifiable as a member of the human species. The medical process is all blurred out, so you won’t see any of the woman’s anatomy. Remember, this video was aired by the Whitehouse on national TV in the 1980s. So, again, it’s pg-13, but may be disturbing. The young man who gave the abortion that was filmed by the ultrasound was so bothered by what he saw that he left his job. So, if you yourself have attained an abortion or happen by chance to be an abortionist this may not be something you want to see. I think this is fair warning. Here’s the video on you tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjNo_0cW-ek

You can find more about the science of abortion on my blog, with heavily researched and clearly cited sources, here:http://religiousgenocide.blogspot.com/

What are your thoughts surrounding “The Silent Scream,” and Dr. Bernard Nathanson?

The video also notes that, contrary to the popular lies of Planned Parenthood, the legalization of abortion did cause the number of abortions being attained in America to spike. Prior to Roe v. Wade there were roughly 100,000 illegal abortions being attained in the average year. In 1973, the year of Roe v. Wade, this spiked to 750,000. Ten years after Roe v. Wade this number doubled to 1,500,000 abortions in America-a nation performing abortions so late in the pregnancy that other nations have outlawed them as violent crimes against humanity. America, you see, has the most liberal laws concerning abortion in the world.

Now, here’s my major question. Dr. Bernard Nathanson at the end of his video suggests that women are ignorant of what exactly an abortion entails for her and the ‘child’ involved. Now, if the child is to be considered a part of her body with no rights of its own then why are the conducting this procedure on ignorant women? In other medical operations, which are supposedly the same thing, you cannot perform them without informed consent. But, Planned Parent Hood and other such abortion supporting industries remains consistently silent concerning the true facts of abortion, especially surrounding the scientific status of a fetus. Abortion clinics are no required to give women ultrasounds of their child before the abortion process, so why not go further and show them the ultrasound of the actually abortion?
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seen that one.

It didnt change my view on abortion though.

A friend of mine was about to become a father a while ago.
But they agreed on abortion and I fully support that.


Posted 6/12/09
i don't think i can watch that, but my opinion for abortion still remains. =T
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Yeah, really I think “The Silent Scream,” serves two purposes. First, it’s highly educational as to the standard procedure of an abortion and the development of a fetus. Second, it’s great for emotional imagery. I wouldn’t change my view over it, and really didn’t. I still support abortion in cases of rape or when the mother’s life is at stake. I'm against it in other circumstances. Never the less, the video is worth watching.
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Shows that people should be more careful with getting pregnant, and take care of it faster.

In my eyes, abortion is fine IF:

- The mother doesn't want a child
- The mother/father don't have the economical ability to raise a child
- If the birth of the child won't ruin one or two lives

The father counts too of course, but he won't necessarily be as affected by the birth of a child as the mother. Especially seeing as he can just leave, and only have to pay a % of his pay till the child is grown up, unless of course some agreement is reached, whereas it is agreed the father don't need to pay anything.

The thought of stopping a woman from having abortion, because it goes against someone else's religious faith, and that the birth will ruin that woman's life, disgusts me.
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AHTL wrote:

Shows that people should be more careful with getting pregnant, and take care of it faster.

In my eyes, abortion is fine IF:

- The mother doesn't want a child
- The mother/father don't have the economical ability to raise a child
- If the birth of the child won't ruin one or two lives

The father counts too of course, but he won't necessarily be as affected by the birth of a child as the mother. Especially seeing as he can just leave, and only have to pay a % of his pay till the child is grown up, unless of course some agreement is reached, whereas it is agreed the father don't need to pay anything.

The thought of stopping a woman from having abortion, because it goes against someone else's religious faith, and that the birth will ruin that woman's life, disgusts me.


Dr. Bernard Nathanson was an atheist at the time of this film’s production. He could not understand how God could allow 1.5 million children to be murdered every year in America alone. In addition, the only argument that a fetus is not human is a moral, aka a religious, argument. Scientists from around the world have been gathered and all agree that human life begins upon conception.

According to the United States Senate judiciary subcommittee:


“Physicians, biologists, and other scientists agree that conception marks the beginning of the life of a human being - a being that is alive and is a member of the human species. There is overwhelming agreement on this point in countless medical, biological, and scientific writings.


Therefore, we’re actually forcing death on living human beings based on simple but Judeo/Christian/Muslim principles. I find that even more disgusting than forcing a woman to live with the consequences of her action.

Next, if the man should play a role he should play a role. Why is it okay that the woman can force the man to pay child support even if he doesn’t want her to keep the child, but if she doesn’t want to live with the responsibility of her actions then she can have an abortion? Why is the father completely dropped out of the equation and decision making process, denied his human right to protect his child, but still required to maintain the responsibility of paying for the child’s care?

Why do child care laws not apply to fully developed fetus’ even though they are in every way imaginable a living human being?
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