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.
we ‘made up’ Clinton’s affairs too
Imho, they have an influence, especially on young women, who don't realize they are being brainwashed.
Hey, we think alike, I didn’t see your post first.
In a strange way, if you occasionally scan these voguish women’s magazines, fashion=death.
How many smiling, happy faces do you see in Vogue advertisements? They all look skinny, rich, bored, angry, scowling, and drugged out. And that’s the fashionable look.
In People magazine you can see that the fashion among Hollywood stars is to adopt African babies, or even to have a baby that you can leave home with a nanny while you go out and party. But in Vogue you can see that the real fashion for the rich establishment types is to abort these little inconveniences.
She claims that she already felt she had “failed” as a mother because her body was not able to carry the baby to term. No one on the right is claiming that so it must be feminists on the left who put that notion in her head.
Has anyone ever come up with an example of this being medically necessary as opposed to the quicker procudure of the doctor giving one last tug and having a live birth?
Doctors know the law of averages..They don’t know the law of faith or the law of life.
"I chose what I believe was the path of least suffering, for myself...
No matter how much flowery prose are packed in this article, the unvarnished truth is contained in this little nugget simply gushed out for all the world to see. The facts in this case are that the doctors told her that the baby would not survive, so rather than letting life take its due course, this woman, and her husband, chose to preemptively kill their baby for the sake of expediency.
Great minds think alike =)
There is also an internal processing charge for each litter card they receive which must be many times the cost of postage, but I do like the brick idea. Cinder?
Yes, she took the greatest gift God could give her and murdered it. Her explanation of murdering her child to save it from "needless suffering" is beyond incompetence. When people are outraged over dog killings by a football player and don't even bat an eyelash to something like this, we are as a country morally insane.
Well stated Gerish...
The purpose of this procedure is precisely to end life before it exits the birth canal at which time it would be considered murder, at least for now. As society plummets down the slippery slope, there are already citizens calling for post birth abortion.
Typical Hollywood it's all about me POS.
15 years ago my wife and I went through some tough times the pregnancy of our 3rd child. She was not growing within the womb, and we met with specialists. One specialist recommended an abortion because she felt that the baby, if she/he survived the birth, would be a multiple handicapped child.
We chose to go through with the pregnancy, and deal with whatever came along. Our 15 year old daughter Kathryn is thriving, and enjoying life every moment of the day.
Maybe the real reason the Vogue woman had the abortion was she wanted to avoid the inconvenience of being on her back all that time.
I've seen it happen and not had the impression that the baby was suffering at all.
It was about a scientist who had found a gay gene. Which has not and will not happen, but I digress. He was testing babies invetro, to see if they carried that gene he had supposedly found. It progresses to a woman who had a gay brother in law, and was persuaded to have the test. She is the victim of a bomb intended for this scientist. But it was the gay brother who sent the bomb, as part of some activism. And the really hypocritical thing was, the family of the expectant Mom, who was in a coma, were going to terminate the pregnancy because this scientist had told her the baby was gay, and the lawyers were trying to PREVENT the abortion! On the grounds that “this is what caused the bombing, and the activists are terrified of the identification of this gene. The fear a “gay genocide”!!!!
So, if it’s just a baby who’s mother wants to be rid of the inconvenience, that’s her right, but if it is somehow shown the baby is gay (ridiculous claim) then it’s genocide???
Like I said, you had to wonder if this was a show pointing out absurdity by being absurd, because the whole program was so absurd.
I agree. Not only don't I buy or subscribe, I won't even pick them up in a waiting room.
I think they do encourage the "all about me" attitude, and also try to make women dissatisfied with their lives.
I've got better things to do. Even when I'm stuck in a waiting room somewhere! If I don't have my own reading material, I'll pick up Field and Stream a lot faster than most of these "women's magazines." Heck, I'll even read Golf Digest first!!!
Having seen a ‘training tape’ back in the 1980’s used at medical schools of this procedure, ‘cool’ is one of the last words that comes to mind.
As you can tell ‘genocide’ is the first one I think of on this topic. Its the most accurate.
If all PBAs were only for situations where the mother’s life was medically at stake, or the unborn child was KNOWN to be dying a painful death, there’d be very few. But Tiller the Killer performs more than 400 per year, for reasons so silly as the ‘mother’ being depressed.
Exactly! This is what kills any argument PBA supporters have, but of course, they will never acknowledge it.