Christy Zink is an abortion activist who says she aborted her 22-week-old, pain-capable son “out of love.” Zink, being the compassionate woman that she is, testified in front of a U.S. Senate committee on March 15 to help the pro-abortion crusade; fighting to allow mothers everywhere the opportunity to kill their unborn, pain-capable babies in the womb too.
Zink’s story is being pushed by abortion activists everywhere to fight a piece of proposed legislation called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The act would “ban abortions after 20 weeks when scientific evidence shows unborn babies can feel pain,” reports Life News.
Some research suggests that babies at eight weeks or younger may actually feel pain and in certain conditions six-week-old babies can even cry in the womb. The 20-weeks mark for pain-capability is clearly a conservative estimate. Of course, none of this matters to abortion crusaders.
Zink told the Senate that because her baby had a brain disorder, she acted out of love to kill him at 22 weeks so he wouldn’t suffer. Impeccable logic.
“The decision I made to have an abortion at almost 22 weeks was made out of love and to spare my son’s pain and suffering,” said Zink before the Senate. “[T]he abortion care I received was safe, expert, gentle, and compassionate.”
"The decision I made to have an abortion at almost 22 weeks was made out of love and to spare my son’s pain and suffering.”
-Abortion Activist Christy Zink
The abortion activist even boldly stated that she was lobbying for abortion “in honor of her son,” the one she deemed unworthy of life and chose to kill.
Here’s the partial transcript of Zink’s remarks to the Senate per LiveAction News:
When I was 21 weeks pregnant, an MRI revealed that our baby was missing the central connecting structure of the two parts of his brain. A specialist diagnosed the baby with agenesis of the corpus callosum. What allows the brain to function as a whole was simply absent. But that wasn’t all. Part of the baby’s brain had failed to develop. Where the typical human brain presents a lovely, rounded symmetry, our baby had small, globular splotches. In effect, our baby was missing one side of his brain.
… If a 20-week ban had been passed before my pregnancy, I would have had to carry to term and give birth to a baby whom the doctors concurred had no chance of a life and would have experienced near-constant pain if he survived. His condition would require surgeries to remove more of what little brain matter he had, to diminish what would otherwise be a state of near-constant seizures. Wires, tubes, electricity, machines, scalpels, surgery, pain and more pain. My daughter’s life, too, would have been irrevocably hurt by an almost always-absent parent.
… The decision I made to have an abortion at almost 22 weeks was made out of love and to spare my son’s pain and suffering…. [T]he abortion care I received was safe, expert, gentle, and compassionate.
… It’s in honor of my son that I’m here today, speaking on his behalf. I am also fighting for all women, to have the same right to access safe, legal, high quality abortion care when we need to beyond 20 weeks—even for those women who could never imagine they’d have to make this choice.