Skip to comments.Vogue Magazine Attempts to Bring Partial Birth Abortion into Vogue
Posted on 01/11/2008 9:16:17 AM PST by NYer
NEW YORK, January 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Cleverly marketing legal abortion as a boon to women's emancipation has been the most important task of the abortion industry and lobby for thirty years. In this month's edition, the gruesome procedure of partial birth abortion has been given a style makeover by the world's most influential fashion magazine, Vogue.
The magazine offers the article's description: "When Lori Campbell's second pregnancy developed complications, she was faced with a painful decision. But she was thankful it was hers to make." What follows is a paean to legalized late-term abortion and a series of long complaints about the efforts of pro-life Americans to make it illegal.
In the article, "Private Lives," that appears in the January 2008 issue of the US edition of Vogue, Lori Campbell describes her decision in 1998 to have a late term abortion by the method usually referred to as "partial birth." In partial birth abortion the child is extracted from the mother's womb, until only the head remains in the birth canal; he is then killed by suctioning out the brains and collapsing the skull. This type of abortion is called "intact dilation and extraction" by the medical community, and was banned in the US in 2003. In 2007, a US Supreme Court decision upheld the constitutionality of the ban.
Campbell describes how her water broke at 22 weeks into her second pregnancy, and doctors told her and her husband that the child would be unlikely to survive. Campbell justifies her decision to kill her child, saying she was sparing her needless suffering. Campbell's life was not threatened by the pregnancy.
"I chose what I believe was the path of least suffering, for myself, my husband, our future children, and mostly for the baby inside me."
Campbell complains that the term partial-birth abortion "is also inherently judgmental". "A partial-birth abortion, if you must call it that. One born out of love."
"How can I agree to a partial-birth abortion and not feel like a bad person? It preys on women in a weakened state - women who already likely believe they are 'bad' because they have failed as mothers."
"In my case, an incompetent cervix threatened the life of a fetus otherwise healthy and so close to meeting the world. All she needed was another lousy couple of weeks, I kept telling myself. But I had failed her. My incompetence, I felt, extended well beyond the cervix into every fiber of my being. I didn't need another person, or the government, to confirm it."
With Vogue's usual mastery of imagery, Campbell has been depicted as an archetype of the beautiful happy young mother, with both her and her daughter dressed immaculately in clothes strongly reminiscent of the idealized 1950's family.
The iconic magazine, a worldwide institution, was founded in 1892 and publishes editions in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States.
Vogue, owned by Conde Nast Publications, is a major engine of the women's movement, but is often criticized for valuing solely material wealth, appearance and social position and is regularly accused of creating an unhealthy weight-obsessed idealized body-image among young women.
To contact Vogue offices:
Customer Service 800-234-2347 (within the US)
Partial birth abortion is genocide made ‘nice’.
The Doctors told my Mom that her baby would die after the same thing happened. My brother Bob proved them wrong.
My niece-in-law had her water break around the same time. She spent weeks in the hospital and her son stayed in the NICU for a time as well.
He is now six and one of the smartest children I know. I love that boy more than words can say.
What a horrible decision this woman made!!!!!!!!!
I knew a democrat once who was convinced that partial birth abortion was something the republicans made up...............
Go to your local bookstore. Accidently shake out all the subscription litter cards. Drop them in the mail for processing. Send a message.
I picked up the magazine at an airport recently and was very troubled by the article. I normally pass the mags along but this one goes in the trash. It literally sickened me.
It might have been more convenient for this witch and her husband, but I am certain the poor innocent baby suffered as it's brains were being sucked out. How hideous and barbaric!
Ah, I see. So anyone with a terminal disease, elderly, severly disabled/disfigured etc, should likewise be euthanized to avoid any future possibility of pain.
Readers of Vogue are generally "all about me" vain, self-centered wh0res who will toe the line dictated to them by the liberal celeb-worshipping media. Ooh look - is that Rosie over there? I'm gonna just SWOON !!!
If it was late enough for partial-birth then the baby could have been delivered via cesarean.
This is where it is heading.
These "doctors" should lose their licenses. With all the modern advances in today's medical world, it's absolutely not unlikely for that child to survive.
It always amuses me how my wife’s Womyn’s Magazines are so ultra liberal in their verbage yet shameless in manipulating the very women they claim to be empowering.
Yep. But today's young ones sure won't like it when it's their turn with the hemlock.
Keep denying your conscience repeatedly and tell yourself you did the right thing by killing an innocent life. Then vote Democrat and bash Christianity as an archaic paternal fairy tale. Pop a few daily prozacs and mix with shots of vodka. That will resolve your bad feelings and enhance your status as a good little progressive liberal victim.
Go one better, you know how in the corner it is stamped “Postage free if mailed in the US” - just go out to your back yard and find a nice concrete block, wrap it up nice in brown paper, and then glue the card to the top and drop it off. Kind of wakes them up a little when a few cent card comes back at $20.00 postage due.
A friend of mine has a 35 year-old son--her water broke very early and she spent months flat on her back in the hospital--she couldn't even get up to go to the bathroom.
Her son is now a very smart, motivated guy--a self-made millionaire. And he now has two beautiful daughters.