Message to Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux
Message to Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux:
My husband and I are appalled that you opposed the ban on partial-birth abortions-- simply a brutal form of infanticide. A partial-birth abortion is NEVER necessary for the health of the mother. In fact it is a dangerous procedure for her, and a cruel and deadly procedure for the child-- who often could survive, if she (or he) were not stabbed in the back of the neck by the abortionist as she enters the world outside her mother's womb.
From: Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux
Date: 03/28/08 10:36:56
Subject: RE: HB 301 - Partial Birth Abortions
Thank you for writing and expressing your heartfelt opinion. I oppose partial birth abortions except when necessary to protect the life or physical health of the mother. It is my understanding that there are certain rare circumstances where a woman could suffer severe damage if this procedure is not used.
Unfortunately the bill which I voted against did not have an exception for the physical health of the mother. I introduced an amendment to allow the procedure when it was necessary for the physical health of the women. This amendment failed and thus I could not in good conscience vote for the bill.
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux
Capitol, Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 465-4956 (fax)
Reply to message from Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux:
I have worked for the protection of unborn children for 35 years. There is NEVER a circumstance when the partial birth abortion procedure would be better for the health of the mother. Believe it! A health of the mother exception in other state laws has allowed abortions for no reason at all. The infamous late-term abortionist in Boulder, Colorado, Warren Hern, has boasted that he can certify ANY pregnancy a risk to the mother's health. To leave this kind of determination to the benefiting physician is to sacrifice many, many healthy babies.
Have you considered changing your party affilliation? Or do party platform positions mean nothing to you? The national Republican Party has taken a position of protecting unborn children from abortion since 1976 at their Michigan convention.
Thank you nonetheless for the prompt reply.