From the New York Times:
In 1985, a 31-year-old North Carolina lawyer named John Edwards stood before a jury and channeled the words of an unborn baby girl.
Referring to an hour-by-hour record of a fetal heartbeat monitor, Mr. Edwards told the jury: "She said at 3, `I'm fine.' She said at 4, `I'm having a little trouble, but I'm doing O.K.' Five, she said, `I'm having problems.' At 5:30, she said, `I need out.' "
But the obstetrician, he argued in an artful blend of science and passion, failed to heed the call. By waiting 90 more minutes to perform a breech delivery, rather than immediately performing a Caesarean section, Mr. Edwards said, the doctor permanently damaged the girl's brain.
"She speaks to you through me," the lawyer went on in his closing argument. "And I have to tell you right now — I didn't plan to talk about this — right now I feel her. I feel her presence. She's inside me, and she's talking to you."
The jury came back with a $6.5 million verdict in the cerebral palsy case, and Mr. Edwards established his reputation as the state's most feared plaintiff's lawyer.
At one time in Senator Edward's life he could hear the babies in the womb talking to him when it meant he was going to get a couple of million dollars by lovingly depicting what he heard an unborn child say in a medical malpractice trial.
Senator Edwards apparently became hard of hearing when the babies were going to be innocent victims of abortion instead of a victim of medical malpractice. I guess a doctor murdering the baby instead of just injuring it is different in the Senator's world. His moral character demands that we punish doctors (and enrich himself) for injuring the unborn but not for killing them.
Senator Edwards, despite his extraordinary ability hear certain babies' cries in the womb when he was going to profit from it, now hears only the shrill cries of the bloated, greedy abortion industry instead of those children that going to be murdered. Senator Edwards supports abortion including the barbaric practice of partial birth abortion. A compassionate Democrat?Tip: Kate O'Beirne, NRO, 2/5/04