'Pro-choicers' invited to
face reality of abortion
It was a Friday evening, and Chad Traywick and his wife, Darda,
had just returned to their Houston, Texas, home only to find themselves
surrounded by swarms of police - including the SWAT team and a
van from the coroner's office.
After police pulled the shocked couple from their truck and patted
them down, Det. John Hill informed Traywick that the police wanted
to search his house.
As the detective explained, a local photo-finishing store had
called police to report that Traywick had apparently beheaded
and mutilated a newborn baby and had taken pictures of the infant.
The SWAT team had come out in force, prepared to arrest satanic
cult members - baby killers who had carried out a ritualistic
mutilation connected with some Satan-worship ceremony, and who
had the further audacity to photograph their victims.
But when officers entered the house, instead of finding occult
paraphernalia associated with child sacrifices, they discovered
pro-life and religious posters and books. Traywick explained to
police what had really happened. Newly active in the pro-life
movement, Traywick had gone to a local abortion clinic - the Women's
Pavilion - at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon to scope out the best
location for conducting a picket of the facility. Finding the
building oddly deserted and the door open, he took a quick tour.
After wandering through stylish, relaxing waiting areas and immaculate
operating rooms, he entered a small back room filled with 15 plastic
buckets with lids on. Realizing what they must contain, he snatched
one of the buckets and made a fast retreat.
Enlisting the aid of his wife and a friend to videotape and photograph
his opening of the container, Traywick slowly lifted out the contents
from the bucket. What he found shocked him to the core. Rather
than a tiny fetus as he had expected, what he pulled out appeared
to be a full-grown baby, whose head and right arm had been ripped
from his body and his brain removed. In his agony, the baby had
bitten through his own tongue, no doubt while his head, grasped
by forceps, was being literally ripped off his body. The little
boy had an incision where other organs had apparently been removed
- evidence that someone had sought more profit from the baby's
death than the $1,800 the abortion had cost.
Traywick drove the film to the nearest one-hour photo developer.
"I explained to them that the pictures were of an aborted baby
and asked if they would have any problem or felt uncomfortable
developing them," recalls Traywick.
Over the blare of the Christmas rush, the clerk hastily took the
negatives and assured Traywick there would be no problem. When
he returned for the developed photos, however, the clerk was obviously
uncomfortable and nervous. The 35 mm photographs were so horrific
that they strained the credibility of Traywick's story, and the
store's staffer had called the police to investigate a grisly
crime for which he held the evidence. Indeed, when the police
saw the photos, they too were convinced a horrific crime had been
After convincing police he was not a baby-killer on that 15th
day of December, 1989, Traywick agreed to make a statement at
police headquarters the following morning. On Jan. 20, 1990, Chad
Traywick buried the aborted baby, whom he named David, after a
memorial service attended by over 100 people.
That was 13 years ago yesterday. As we approach tomorrow's 30th
anniversary of the Supreme Court's wretched and flagrantly unconstitutional
Roe v. Wade abortion decision, I have a suggestion for how to
end the war that has raged in this nation for three decades.
All of you "pro-choice" people out there: I'm going to give you
the chance, in just a minute, to meet Baby David, to see one of
the photos Chad Traywick took.
You don't have to look, of course; you can click out now. You
can continue to believe in and cling desperately to your "fundamental
constitutional right," "a private decision between a woman and
her doctor," "a woman's right to choose" and other tortured euphemisms.
But are you willing, just one time, to honestly and calmly confront
what that "choice" really means? Baby David's fate, you see, is
the result of "choice." What about it? Are you willing to revisit
your precious beliefs, to gaze upon the handiwork of your great
and exalted right to "choose"?
WARNING: THE PHOTO LINKED IN THIS PARAGRAPH IS EXTREMELY DISTURBING
AND NOT SUITABLE FOR VIEWING BY CHILDREN or overly sensitive adults.
It depicts Baby David, the 28-week-old "fetus" that was aborted
at the Women's Pavilion, a Houston, Texas, abortion clinic. The
16-inch pre-born underwent a D&E abortion, where limbs are ripped
off one by one. The head and arm of this baby were literally ripped
off the body. Click here to see Baby David.
Look at the photo and weep. Weep for that baby, and for all the
other babies that have been tortured and butchered and vacuumed
and ripped apart and chemically burned and whose skulls have been
crushed and their brains sucked out over the last 30 years. Weep
also for the 25 million American women who have been deceived,
seduced, intimidated and corrupted into having abortions since
1973. Weep for the profound physical and psychological traumas
many of these aborting women carry with them. Yes, weep for the
living, as well as for the dead.
I'm sorry if this column is a little disturbing. But you see,
I find it more than disturbing that over 40 million American babies
have been conveniently, selfishly and heartlessly flushed out
of our lives in the name of the Constitution, choice and freedom.
When will the 30-Year War over abortion end? It'll end when we
are all able to look at the countless Baby Davids and say, "That's
a choice we cannot and shall not make - ever again."
By the way, according to the latest statistics from Planned Parenthood's
research wing, the Alan Guttmacher Institute, late-term abortions
are up - way up - in America.
Author's note: To mark this month's 30th anniversary of the Supreme
Court's most controversial decision in history - Roe vs. Wade
(Jan. 22, 1973) - WND has dedicated the entire January 2003 edition
of our monthly Whistleblower magazine to the subject of abortion
in America. This is undoubtedly the most powerful and insightful
issue of Whistleblower we have ever produced. Please read it and
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