As many as 1 in 30 babies being aborted actually survives outside the womb and is left to die an agonizing death (in some cases as agonizing as the abortion procedure itself may have been).
Researchers found that one in 30 of babies aborted by this induced labor abortion were delivered alive, living an average of 80 minutes. A few lived several hours. This statistic increased to one in 10 when babies were aborted at the gestational age of 23 weeks, the current medically drawn line of viability.
In at least one case, a baby was sealed in a large zip-lock bag so that it would suffocate. In many others, they are just left to languish until they expire. Regardless of how you feel about a woman's right to choose, how can you support something as egregious as allowing a human being to die such a heinous death?
Not much different than, shall we say, taking a gun into a university campus building and killing 32 people and then yourself. Is it?
Interestingly and importantly in light of this comparison, the Supreme Court made a 5-4 decision upholding the Congressional ban on partial-birth abortions on the same day as the Virginia Tech massacre. What the majority had to say in the case is helpful in making less likely both types of murders:
The government undoubtedly [quoting the ban] "has an interest in protecting the integrity and ethics of the medical profession." � The Act's ban on abortions involving partial delivery of a living fetus furthers the Government's objectives. Congress determined that such abortions are similar to the killing of a newborn infant. This Court has confirmed the validity of drawing boundaries to prevent practices that extinguish life and are close to actions that are condemned.
[T]he Act defines the line between potentially criminal conduct on the one hand and lawful abortion on the other. Doctors performing D&E will know that if they do not deliver a living fetus to an anatomical landmark they will not face criminal liability.
The Supreme Court's decision makes it more likely that, not only will we not be likely to condone acts such as the Virginia Tech massacre in the future, but that we will also be less likely to claim, as we did this time around, that the murderer was a victim.