Here's an interesting story from Reuters regarding a study which shows that "unborn babies carry pollutants."
Unborn U.S. babies are soaking in a stew of chemicals, including mercury, gasoline byproducts and pesticides, according to a report released on Thursday.
Although the effects on the babies are not clear, the survey prompted several members of Congress to press for legislation that would strengthen controls on chemicals in the environment.....
"These 10 newborn babies ... were born polluted," said New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, who spoke a news conference about the findings on Thursday.
"If ever we had proof that our nation's pollution laws aren't working, it's reading the list of industrial chemicals in the bodies of babies who have not yet lived outside the womb," Slaughter, a Democrat, said.
Isn't it nice to know that Louise Slaughter cares for those unborn children? To know that she recognizes that even though they aren't outside the womb, she considers the unborn to be "babies" is great. But wait just one second.
Lousie Slaughter has a 0% voting record with National Right to Life for this year, 0% during the 2003-2004 session, and 0% during the 2001-2002 session. You get the trend.
Isn't it odd that Louise Slaughter, a woman who voted against legislation which barred the killing of children who are partially-born, who lead pro-choice opposition against legislation to charge criminals assaulting pregnant women and their unborn children with two crimes, is suddenly concerned about the health of unborn babies?
In her objection to the pollution inside the unborn, she also mentions that they have "bodies." That's in stark contrast to how she described the ban on partial-birth abortion:
"an attempt to whittle away at a woman's constitutional right to her privacy and control of her body,"
But Louise, if babies who are not born have bodies don't also babies who are partially born have bodies as well? Don't both the woman and the child have bodies? Wouldn't the ban on partial-birth abortion be protecting the child's body?