Contraception is the answer to abortion.
While this may seem logical, in practice it is now clear that pushing contraception increases sexual activity at a greater rate than it increases the use of contraception. This became apparent starting in the 1960s when America’s dramatic increase in contraception use was accompanied by an equally dramatic rise in sexual activity, unplanned pregnancies, abortion, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Despite this, the abortion lobby and the pill pushers continue to market contraception as the holy grail of pregnancy prevention.
In private, however, they sing a different song.
Dr. Robert Hatcher is a widely recognized expert in the field of contraception, a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and author of the book, Contraception Technology. At a 1995 National Abortion Federation meeting held in New Orleans, Hatcher cited a study conducted at Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania, saying, “…half of the women put on Norplant, and half put on oral contraceptives-now listen to these numbers-at the end of 15 months, all these women not wanting to become pregnant, 38 percent of the pill patients were pregnant! Thirty-eight percent! What are we doing? We’re giving them a fertility pill!”
Hatcher’s observation on the relationship between birth control and pregnancy rates are not new. After a 1958 Planned Parenthood conference, a report was published on its findings which included the following statement: “It was recognized by the conference participants that no scientific evidence has been developed to support the claim that increased availability of contraceptive services will clearly result in a decreased illegal abortion rate.” (The fact that this quote relates to illegal abortion is irrelevant. The question of how contraception use affects pregnancy rates is not influenced by the legal status of abortion.)
This report was edited by Dr. Mary Calderone, Medical Director of Planned Parenthood, and the Chairman of the Statement Committee was Alan Guttmacher for whom Planned Parenthood’s research branch is named. One of the participants in this conference was Dr. Alfred Kinsey. When another of the attendees continued to push contraception as the way to eradicate abortion, Kinsey responded, “At the risk of being repetitious, I would remind the group that we have found the highest frequency of induced abortion in the group which, in general, most frequently uses contraceptives.”
Another problem with this “contraception as a cure for abortion” argument is that many common methods of contraception are, in reality, abortions.
When a woman’s egg is fertilized, a new human life is created. Within 24 hours, cell division begins and a few days later this tiny human being will have traveled to its mother’s womb and attached itself there. This new life is first called a zygote, then a blastocyst, an embryo, a fetus, an infant, a child, an adolescent, an adult, etc. These labels identify the stages of human development, but no stage is any more or less human than the others.
Anything which prevents this process from beginning could be accurately described as contraception. However, once fertilization has occurred, the only thing that can stop the process is death. The manufacturers of birth control pills, patches, injections, morning after pills, etc., say their products are intended to prevent conception, but admit that when this fails the drugs can also prevent implantation.
In those instances, that means they did not prevent the pregnancy from occurring, they prevented it from continuing. That is abortion, not contraception. Also, even though intra-uterine devices (IUDs) are marketed as contraception, they are designed only to prevent implantation. Again, that is abortion, not contraception.
In an effort to hide all this from American women, the abortion lobby uses the concocted term “pre-embryo” to describe the stage of human life from fertilization to implantation. Then they claim that since the woman is not pregnant until implantation occurs, destroying this “pre-embryo” or preventing it from implanting is not an abortion. That is pure gibberish. There is no such thing as a “pre-embryo” and even if there were it would be irrelevant. You could invent the term “pre-adult” to describe teenagers, but that wouldn’t mean that they are not human beings.
Why do the same people who oppose abortion always fight against sex education and birth control?
The pro-life movement has never been opposed to sex education. What we oppose are the sex education programs which have caused America’s epidemic of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and abortion.
In the 1960s, organizations like Planned Parenthood began pushing something they called “value-neutral contraception-based” sex education. They contended that the way to reduce the relatively small teen pregnancy rate of that era, was to isolate morality from sex and teach kids the mechanics of having sexual relationships without getting pregnant. In effect, this approach was not value-neutral at all, it simply replaced traditional values with Planned Parenthood’s values.
Their argument for leaving values out of sex education is that teaching sexual morality is the responsibility of parents. However, they originally marketed the idea of sex education in the public schools by saying that parents weren’t talking to their kids about sex. That begs the question, if parents weren’t talking to their kids about sex before it was taught in the schools, what was going to make them start doing so afterward? Also, how is this message absorbed by children living in homes where the parents do talk about sexual morality? What do those kids think when their parents tell them that pre-marital sex is wrong, while their teachers are telling them that it is neither right nor wrong?
Of course, when the philosophy that sex can be morally neutral is delivered to teenagers, the guaranteed result is an increase in the rate at which they are sexually active, which is exactly what happened.
Those who defend this value-neutral contraception-based approach say that if birth control was taught and adhered to, teen pregnancy would not be a problem.
This is not supported by real-world experience.
After America’s public schools began introducing value-neutral contraception-based sex-ed in the 1960s, our relatively small teen pregnancy problem exploded into an epidemic of promiscuity, teen pregnancy, abortion, and sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, children are now having sex at much younger ages. Forty years ago, for a 12-year-old girl to be pregnant would have been front-page news. Today, it is not even unusual.
Despite its well-documented failures, the abortion lobby continues to push value-neutral contraception-based sex education, while arguing that abstinence-based programs are unrealistic because teenagers are going to have sex no matter what we do. To understand the fallacy in that, imagine that a teenage girl tells her parents that she is not interested in having sex but her boyfriend is pressuring her.
In such a case, should her parents tell her that she is being unrealistic to expect him to be abstinent? Should they advise her to either jump in bed with him or just accept that he will go out and have sex with other girls? Obviously, no decent parent would say that to their daughter. They would tell her that abstinence is entirely reasonable.
So if it is indeed realistic for a teenage boy to abstain because his girlfriend doesn’t want to have sex, then it is just as realistic for him to abstain because he has been taught that it is the right thing to do. The argument that kids are going to have sex no matter what we do is a lie. The most that can be said is that some kids will have sex no matter what we do.
Today, many liberal social engineers recognize that they are caught between a rock and a hard place.
They abhor the abstinence message, but they see it gaining popularity among parents who have seen that value-neutral contraception-based sex education has been a train wreck. So now they’re pushing “Abstinence Plus” or “Comprehensive Sex Education.” Trying to appear reasonable, they now claim to support abstinence-based programs as an addition to contraception-based programs. Some even grudgingly agree that abstinence can be primary.
This is a scam. These people know that pushing contraception and abstinence together will neutralize the abstinence message. It’s no different than parents telling their teenagers, “Don’t drink and drive, but if you do, don’t spill anything on the seats” or “Don’t smoke, but if you do, use filtered cigarettes” or “Don’t take a gun to school, but if you do, don’t point it at anyone” or “Don’t use heroin, but if you do, don’t leave needles lying around where your little brother can get them” or “Don’t drive my new Corvette while I’m out of town, but if you do, replace the gas you use.”
The fact is, America’s epidemic of teen pregnancy, abortion, and sexually transmitted disease was caused by a dramatic increase in sexual activity among children, and all the condoms and birth control pills in the world will not turn that around. The only solution is to reduce the sexual activity rate of children, and mixed messages will never do that.
Some people argue that abstinence-only programs write off those children who don’t remain abstinent and places them at a higher risk for pregnancy, diseases, and abortion. To some degree, that may be a valid argument. However, that doesn’t mean abstinence-only programs shouldn’t be adopted.
When laws requiring children to be strapped into child safety seats were being considered, it was already known that some children would die because they were in these seats. For example, when cars accidentally go into a river or lake, some children will drown when their parents panic and can’t get them out of their car seats. Other children will die in car fires because their parents were rendered unconscious during the wreck and not available to get them out of the car seat. In some crashes, children who might have been thrown from cars and survived, will instead die because they were strapped into a car seat.
The legislators who supported these child-restraint laws were aware of these risks. But, in passing these laws, they were not saying, “We’re willing to write off those children who will die because they were in a car seat.” Instead, they recognized that child safety seats save more lives than they take. In a perfect world they would be able to pass a law to save every child who gets into a car wreck, but they don’t live in such a world so they tried to save the most lives possible.
That dynamic also applies to abstinence-based sex education. No one believes it will save every child, but it will save the most children possible. On the other hand, it is sheer insanity to believe that value-neutral contraception-based sex education is a solution to the massive social problems that were created by value-neutral contraception-based sex education.
The real question is why organizations like Planned Parenthood continue to push it.
The answer is that, for them, it hasn’t failed. It has provided a steady stream of customers for their birth control pills, abortions, and treatments for sexually transmitted diseases.
To see that the real objective of Planned Parenthood’s sex education system is to create a market for their “reproductive health care” business, recall an issue from the 1950s and 1960s. At that time, Planned Parenthood types were constantly whining about what they called the “double standard.” They said it was unfair for sexually active girls to be labeled as tramps, while sexually active boys were seen as just red-blooded, all-American boys sowing their wild oats. And even though their objections to this hypocrisy were certainly warranted, it was their solution to the problem that exposed their hidden agenda.
Once they were allowed into the nation’s classrooms, they did not work toward higher standards from boys, they pushed society to accept lower standards from its girls. They understood that higher standards for boys would reduce the demand for their products but lower standards for girls would increase it.
In effect, value-neutral contraception-based sex education was not a social policy as much as a business plan. The “value-neutral” part would guarantee an explosion in teen sexual activity and create the foundation for a “reproductive health-care” industry which they intended to dominate.
Unfortunately, their plan worked. Today, teenage girls are as “liberated” to be sexually promiscuous as teenage boys, and the result has been a financial bonanza for Planned Parenthood. Every year they rake in hundreds of millions in tax dollars to patch up problems that their sex education system created in the first place. America is learning the hard way that allowing amoral hustlers from the “reproductive health-care” industry to teach children about sex, is like hiring crack dealers to teach them about drugs.
While it may be hard for some people to accept that Planned Parenthood would inflict this sort of misery on children for political or financial gain, they should keep in mind that corporations do not work against their own interests. We have all seen that alcohol and tobacco companies will target children, and it would be naive to think that these gigantic multi-national corporations would market harmful products to children, but another one wouldn’t. The reality is that teen pregnancy is a cash cow for Planned Parenthood, and their sex education system keeps it well fed.
Why should a woman who is acting responsibly be forced into motherhood just because her birth control failed?
The idea that when someone is “acting responsibly” they should be immune from consequences is nonsense. Even when people are driving their cars responsibly, they can still get into accidents and they are still responsible for the damage they do. In the case of sexual activity, acting responsibly goes beyond just taking steps to avoid pregnancy. It is also accepting – before having sex – that a child may be conceived. Abortion is about letting people avoid this part of their responsibility.
Also, if women should not be forced to take on the responsibilities of having a child simply because their birth control failed, do we extend this same option to men? If a man was “acting responsibly” by using a condom and his partner was “acting responsibly” by using birth control, if a pregnancy results and he offers to pay for an abortion, should we say that he has fulfilled his legal obligations? This is especially relevant given that if she decides to abort he is legally powerless to stop her, but if she doesn’t abort he can be forced to pay for a child whose intentional execution he could not legally prevent. If abortion is about equal rights – as the pro-choice gang claims – how can “forced fatherhood” be right if “forced motherhood” is wrong?
Abortion is safer than childbirth.
To begin with, abortion is certainly not safer for the baby. As for the mom, if we buy into this myth that abortion is safer than childbirth, and if our goal is to protect women, why aren’t we encouraging women to abort all of their pregnancies? Obviously, that would save the most women. Also, if we’re trying to protect women from their children, we should allow women to legally kill their born children as well. After all, children sometimes cause the death of a parent through an accident, and some will even grow up to one day abuse or murder their parents.
Abortion is not used as birth control.
Statistics published by even pro-abortion organizations like The Alan Guttmacher Institute, as well as the U.S. Government’s Centers for Disease Control, expose this claim as a lie. The data shows that, (a) about 35% of all American women of child-bearing age will have had at least one abortion by age 45 (b) approximately half of all abortions are repeat abortions, and (c) only a tiny fraction of abortions are done for the so-called “hard cases” such as rape, incest, life-of-the-mother, or fetal anomalies.
At a 1994 National Abortion Federation conference in Ohio, contraception expert Paula Hillard, a professor at the University of Cincinnati, cited a study showing that over one-fourth of women having abortions were on birth control pills. Abortionist Suzanne Poppema then stated, “…the overview that Paula did was fabulous… it’s the kind of information we need to show to people that women do not use abortion as a birth control method, because they’re all contracepting somehow before in the month that they got pregnant.”
Incredibly, this bewildered woman is saying that because many women who have abortions were contracepting, that proves they are not using abortion as contraception. In fact, it proves just the opposite! Hillard’s figures clearly show that abortion is being routinely used as “back-up” birth control.
Another issue not to be overlooked is the fact that having abortion available when birth control fails does not protect women, but makes them easier to sexually exploit. This is evident when pro-life speakers visit schools to talk with teenagers about abortion. They inevitably find that it is the boys who most viciously defend abortion. Just like adult men, these guys have figured out that abortion is a sales tool to talk girls into having sex and a safety net to avoid responsibility if those girls end up pregnant. This may help explain why polls consistently find greater support for legal abortion from males than from females.
Legalized abortion has also made it easier for older men to sexually exploit underage girls. In America today, this is a problem of epidemic proportions and we now know that a major contributor to it is the fact that the abortion industry knowingly protects the men who prey on these girls. (For information on this subject go online to ChildPredators.com)
Let’s set aside our differences and look for common ground. We should look for ways to end the need for abortion.
From the day this battle began, the abortion lobby has understood two realities. First, they do not have to convince the public that their position is morally superior to ours, only that it is morally defensible. Second, that goal is much easier to accomplish when it is perceived that abortions are done out of need rather than out of want. Every time we take the “common ground” bait, we help them sell both of those lies to the American people.
When we join them to look for ways to reduce the need for abortion, by definition we are agreeing there is sometimes a need for abortion. After all, people don’t go looking for ways to reduce the need for something unless they believe that such a need exists.
The truth is, even studies conducted by hardcore abortion advocates prove that almost every abortion performed in America is for non-medical reasons and involves a healthy baby who was not conceived by rape or incest, and a healthy woman whose pregnancy does not threaten either her life or health. In short, abortions are done for want, not need.
Whenever we do or say anything that suggests otherwise, we support the abortion lobby’s position. The fact is, for these baby killers to say that we should help them reduce the need for abortion, is like some pimp telling the vice squad that they should help him reduce the need for prostitution.
The other problem is, we cannot look for common ground with these people without giving the impression that even we believe their position has some moral validity.
It is no different than if the Jewish people would have agreed to look for common ground with the Nazis while the ovens at Auschwitz were burning day and night. To do so would have simply given credibility to the Nazi position.
When people are threatening to do evil, discussions with them may be reasonable. But once they have begun doing that evil, there is nothing more to talk about. At that point, the only goal is to stop them. Remember, prior to World War II we had intense discussions with the Japanese trying to avert the war. But at Pearl Harbor, the talking ended.
Another thing about “common ground” is that it always requires an acceptance of the fundamental premise of the abortion lobby.
In all such discussions, the opening statement is something like, “Everyone has agreed to set aside any discussion about whether abortion should be legal or not and simply look for areas of common ground and for ways to reduce the need for abortions.”
If the real goal is common ground, it would be equally legitimate to say, “Everyone has agreed that abortion should be made illegal, so our goal today is to look for ways to reduce the incidence of illegal abortions once that happens.” Of course, that is never the basis upon which we look for this elusive common ground because the abortion lobby would never agree to discuss their position on their opponent’s terms. We seem to be the only ones who fall for that trick.
The fact is, pro-lifers need to stop being so easily manipulated. Our job is not to sit around the campfire and sing Kumbayah with people who torture and slaughter helpless babies for money. Our job is to stop them.
How can people call themselves pro-life and support every war that comes along?
It is simply a lie to imply that pro-lifers always support our government’s decision to go to war. There are tens of millions of pro-lifers in America and when war is contemplated they always express many opinions on both sides of the issue. In fact, in recent years some of the most powerful arguments against America’s involvement in war have come from people with unassailable pro-life credentials.
Also, while the decision to go to war is carried out in public with often heated debate, with abortion there is no discussion. If for any reason whatsoever, or no reason whatsoever, the mother unilaterally decides to kill her baby, no one – not even the child’s father – can intervene. If abortion apologists want to make an analogy between war and abortion, then let’s require the same standards for having an abortion that we require for going to war. Until we do that, the analogy is a fraud. Right now, the only legitimate comparison is the fact that, every day, more people are killed in the womb than on every battlefield in the world.
Pro-lifers talk about the sanctity of human life but most support the death penalty.
To begin with, there are many pro-life people who strongly oppose the death penalty. However, those who support it are not disqualified from legitimately claiming to be pro-life. It is not inconsistent to contend that convicted murderers should be executed but innocent babies should not be. The interesting thing is, the pro-choice crowd thinks opposing abortion while supporting the death penalty is inconsistent, but supporting abortion for the innocent while opposing the death penalty for the guilty is “enlightened.”
An example of this kind of pro-choice hypocrisy was seen in January of 2000 when the governor of Illinois issued a moratorium on the death penalty citing concerns that the state could be executing innocent people.
Politicians all across America – many of them fellow abortion apologists – lauded his action and called for other governors to follow suit. The question is, where is the moratorium on abortion? Why are these people, correctly, unwilling to take the smallest chance of executing even one innocent human being on death row, but so unwilling to consider the possibility that America may be executing millions of innocent human beings in the womb? How can they justify being so eager to defend those who may be innocent, while completely ignoring the wholesale slaughter of those who are undeniably innocent?
Why do you oppose fetal tissue research and embryonic stem cell research when so many lives could be saved?
The pro-life movement has never been opposed to responsible medical research. But we also know that there is no more evil or dangerous force on earth than science without morality. Whether fetal tissue research or embryonic stem cell research is morally defensible or not is dependent on how the tissue and cells are obtained. If the material comes from umbilical cords, or placenta, or from babies who died in some natural manner (miscarriage, stillbirth, accident, etc.) few people would raise a moral objection.
However, America crossed the line when it began using parts taken from babies who were intentionally killed by abortion, and we obliterated the line when we began creating human life for the stated purpose of destroying it and using it in medical experiments.
Imagine that a team of researchers developed a drug that would cure cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
This miracle drug is produced from a chemical found in healthy people between 15 and 55 years old and the amount needed to treat the entire country would require only about 500 donors per year. Additionally, clinical trials proved that the drug was 100% effective and perfectly safe.
The only downside is that harvesting this chemical always kills the donor. So the issue becomes, given that millions of people could be saved, should we create a national lottery to select 500 people a year to be killed to make the drug? Out of a population of millions, each individual’s chances of being selected are tiny and some would have died from accidents or illness anyway. Besides, a certain number of them would not have led productive lives.
So why not sacrifice a handful of these people every year in order to save millions from the horror of cancer, heart disease and diabetes? All we have to do is be willing to say that where the chemical comes from is irrelevant, which is precisely what some people are currently saying about fetal tissue research and embryonic stem cell research.
Don’t for a moment think that the hypothetical situation above is far-fetched. If we could go back 50 years and tell people what’s happening right now in the field of medical research and bio-technology, they would call us insane. They would never believe that the things we see happening every day all around us would ever be tolerated in this country. And only a fool would think this is anything other than the tip of the iceberg.
Some people try to rationalize embryonic stem cell research by suggesting that it is a way to “make something good” come from abortion.
They argue that these children are already dead and are going to be discarded whether we exploit them or not. The moment we buy into that philosophy, we become no different than the Nazi thugs who stole the gold fillings from the teeth of Jews they killed in their concentration camps.
The fact is, it is morally repugnant that we intentionally slaughter these innocent unborn children in the first place, and when we rob their graves trying to make our lives better, we disgrace ourselves even further. So, if the question is whether we should “discard” these dead babies instead of using them in medical experiments designed to benefit us, the answer is an unqualified yes. We have no right to profit from our own evil.
When a pro-lifer’s daughter gets pregnant, they quickly become pro-choice converts.
To imply that it is common for pro-lifers to get abortions is an outright lie, but when it does happen it simply reinforces the pro-life position. If even people who know abortion is murder will, if given the right pressure, submit to it, then it becomes even more obvious that unborn children must have their lives protected by law. Further, to suggest that the pro-choice position is justified because a few pro-lifers have taken their daughters for abortions, is as illogical as saying rape is justified because some police officers have committed rape.
How can you call yourselves pro-life when your movement is so violent?
The abortion lobby’s depiction of besieged clinic workers having to dodge a hail of automatic weapon fire just to get from their car to the clinic door is pure fiction.
In more than 30 years, three abortionists and four other abortion clinic employees have been killed. When the Department of Justice or the FBI publish studies on workplace violence, the rate of violence at abortion clinics is so statistically insignificant that it doesn’t even make it into the final reports. In fact, even if the statistics are limited to only include health care professionals, abortionists are still not on the radar screen.
Even if you just focus on the time period during which the most pro-life violence occurred, it is clear how overblown this issue has been.
Of the seven total murders that have occurred at America’s abortion mills, five occurred in 1993 and 1994 alone. According to government statistics from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, during those two years there were 2,154 other people killed in work-related homicides in the United States including seven school teachers, four members of the clergy, 10 lawyers, nine newspaper vendors, seven writers, six realtors, 22 waiters or waitresses, four groundskeepers, five architects, 40 garage or service station attendants, 23 auto mechanics, 21 janitors, 10 hairdressers, four carpenters, and six farmers.
In other words, during the worst period of pro-life violence in American history, more farmers and twice as many hairdressers were murdered on the job than abortion clinic workers and abortionists combined.
And remember, the five abortion clinic killings during 1993 and 1994 account for all but two of the killings that have happened in the entire history of the pro-life movement. During the other 30-plus years, only two abortion workers were murdered.
Compared to the thousands of taxi drivers, convenience store employees, police officers, firefighters, and other workers who were killed during that time, it is obvious that all of this arm-flapping and hand-wringing about pro-life violence against abortionists is complete nonsense.
The Lead Story
Of course, when some convenience store employee is gunned down, the story gets buried in the Metro section of the paper. But when an abortionist gets shot, it is the lead story on every national and local newscast in America. Then, at least one of the national “news magazine” shows will rush out a Special Report cataloguing pro-life violence. That will be soon followed by several Justice Department news conferences, a roundup of pro-lifers, Congressional hearings, some new legislation, and hundreds of federal marshals stationed at the nation’s death camps.
Then, the abortion industry’s legion of media stooges will make sure the issue stays in front of the public for years. Every article about abortion will mention this shooting and every report on terrorism anywhere in the world will include references to “domestic terrorists like those who target legal abortion clinics.” That is a tactic which has been used extensively since the 9/11 attacks. When the media is forced to report that an act of terrorism is linked to Muslims, they seldom pass up the opportunity to draw comparisons to “pro-life Christians who shoot doctors for providing legal abortions.”
The scenario describe here is precisely how the pro-life movement’s reputation for violence was manufactured. Overlooked in all this, is the fact that the media is only able to make such a big deal about pro-life violence because it is so rare. If it were even remotely common, they could not give it so much press. Also lost in this discussion is the fact that if abortion clinic shootings, assaults, bombings, arson, and other acts of violence were anywhere near as common as the abortion lobby claims, there would not be an insurance company in America that would sell them coverage.
Any objective analysis of this issue will show that the level of violence committed by people opposed to abortion has been grossly exaggerated, and that the pro-life movement is the most peaceful socio-political movement of its size and tenure in American history. To see the truth of that, study the other causes which are most similar: the anti-slavery, civil rights, and labor struggles. The cumulative total of the violence which has occurred in the more than 30 year history of the pro-life movement, does not compare to many single instances of violence occurring in those movements.
It is also interesting to note that not one of the murders of abortionists or abortion clinic employees occurred prior to the inauguration of Bill Clinton.
Immediately after taking office, Clinton and his Attorney General, Janet Reno, began paying off their campaign debts to the abortion lobby. While Clinton got legislation passed to sweep the streets clean of peaceful non-violent picketers, Reno literally turned the Attorney General’s office and the FBI into a private police force for the abortion industry. When rumors about Reno’s witch-hunts first surfaced, she denied their existence. But documents were eventually discovered that proved she had been lying. The project even had a name: VAAPCON.
Given this environment, it is hardly surprising that less than three months after Clinton and Reno began cracking skulls, the first shooting occurred. This is not to suggest that this atmosphere justified the violence. However, we cannot pretend that it occurred in a vacuum. If a woman kills her abusive husband, even those who would argue that the abuse did not justify the killing, would at least recognize that it may have been a motivating factor. In this case, it would be illogical to ignore the fact that no shootings occurred until after the Clinton/Reno inquisition began.
How can conservatives justify the government taking away a citizen’s rights?
Freedom from government intervention does not mean that the government should be willing to look the other way while one human being slaughters another. In fact, a basic tenet of conservatism is that if there is only one reason for government to exist, it is to protect the lives of those being governed.
Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare.
This is the rhetoric of a coward who knows that abortion is murder but lacks the character and courage to stand up against it. Hardcore pro-choice politicians often resort to this nonsense in an effort to not appear so extreme in front of an American public they know is queasy about abortion.
The fact is, if abortion is the intentional killing of a child there is no defense for it being legal, and if it is not the intentional killing of a child there is no need for it to be rare. Besides, if legalized abortion is such an empowering thing for women, why would we want it to be rare? If abortion is not the intentional killing of a child, why should its use – even in extremely high numbers – be a problem? And if it really is a constitutional right, America should be celebrating it not trying to make it rare. No one says free speech or freedom of religion should be rare. So why apply this irrational standard to abortion?
The fact that the Ku Klux Klan is pro-life shows just what kinds of bigots oppose legal abortion.
To appreciate how abysmally stupid statements like this are, imagine that the Klan announced that they oppose adultery. Should we then conclude that anyone who opposes adultery is a racist?
Actually, what these abortion apologists need to be thinking about is the fact that even Klansmen have enough morals to be against the slaughter of children. While that may not say much about the Klan, it certainly speaks volumes about the pro-choice crowd.
And to see the reality of the pro-choice movement, visit PeopleOfChoice.com.
What’s the big deal? Abortion is just a simple five-minute procedure.
So what? A criminal can hold up a convenience store and gun down everybody in the place in less than five minutes. A drunk driver can kill an entire family in a split second. In five minutes, a woman can be raped and murdered. These are just a few examples of “simple procedures” that only take a short time to accomplish. So what is the significance of how long an abortion takes?
Imagine that a baby girl is about to be aborted, but instead of doing it inside the womb she is taken out alive and placed on a table. Then, her arms are pulled off, her legs are pulled off, her chest is crushed, her skull is collapsed causing her brains to pour out, etc. There will also be a monitor hooked up to her so we can see her heart race as this simple procedure begins.
The only difference between this ex-utero abortion and the other 3,000 in-utero abortions happening today, is that this one is going to be shown live on national television. The question is, would the public’s reaction to what they saw be swayed by the fact it only took five minutes?
Outlawing abortion will not end it. Women will always have abortions.
Using this sort of mindless logic, nothing should be illegal. After all, outlawing rape, armed robbery, murder, and car theft has not stopped them either. So if we are only going to implement those laws that are 100% effective, by the pro-choice gang’s reasoning we should make these things legal as well.
The reality is, laws are enacted because society has determined that the behavior in question is abhorrent, not because society believes the law can completely eradicate it.
Don’t like abortion? Don’t have one.
This sort of arrogance is typical of people who recognize that their pro-choice position cannot be defended on its own merits. Of course, it must be difficult trying to make the practice of turning mothers of live babies into mothers of dead babies seem appealing.
However, this “don’t like – don’t have” idea has possibilities. In fact, it’s a concept the pro-life movement could enthusiastically support. All we ask is that the same offer be extended to the unborn. That only seems fair given that every time a mom has an abortion her baby also has one. Since it seems unlikely that unborn children like abortion, under this “don’t like – don’t have” philosophy they should be given the option of not having one.
That brings up an interesting question. Would all these people who call themselves pro-choice still be pro-choice if they were the ones being chosen? If it were possible to place them back into their mom’s wombs, and then interview them there, would they still have this cynical “don’t-like-abortion-then-don’t-have-one” attitude? Would they still be making this sort of moronic statement if they were the ones who might be ripped apart alive, ground up in a garbage disposal and flushed down the city sewer system?
Those graphic abortion pictures are not real. They’re stillbirths and miscarriages.
To begin with, why would we need to use phony pictures when dead babies can be found in abortion clinic dumpsters?
More importantly, where would we get stillborn babies to photograph? Stillborn babies are legally required to be sent to either a funeral home for embalming and then burial or cremation. Also, if those dead babies were stillborn and not aborted, where did all the wounds and torn-off body parts come from? Does anyone seriously believe that hospitals provide us with baby corpses which we then beat to a pulp, dismember, and photograph?
As for miscarriages, when they occur the medical standard of care is that the material is sent out for a pathology report. So why would a physician give it to the pro-life movement to photograph? Perhaps the pro-choice mob is implying that these photos come from women who have miscarriages at home. That could be. After all, when a woman loses her baby the first thing she probably thinks about is alerting the pro-life movement so we can rush over with our lights and cameras.
Of course, the real question is why the abortion lobby becomes so hysterical over these pictures.
If legal abortion is such a positive thing, not to mention a “fundamental constitutional right,” these photos should be found in every abortion clinic ad and on posters hanging in the offices of every pro-choice politician in America.
It is the ultimate in hypocrisy for these people to object when we show the bodies of the babies they killed, and we’re not the only ones who recognize this. In an article, Our Bodies, Our Souls, published in The New Republic magazine on October 16, 1995, the rabid pro-abort, Naomi Wolf, stated, “Those photographs are in fact photographs of actual D&Cs; those footprints are in fact the footprints of a 10-week-old fetus; the pro-life slogan, ‘Abortion stops a beating heart,’ is incontrovertibly true. While images of violent fetal death work magnificently for pro-lifers as political polemic, the pictures are not polemical in themselves: they are biological facts. …How can we charge that it is vile and repulsive for pro-lifers to brandish vile and repulsive images if the images are real? To insist that the truth is in poor taste is the height of hypocrisy.”
Article: Our Bodies, Our Souls
The New Republic magazine – October 16, 1995
“Those photographs are in fact photographs of actual D&Cs; those footprints are in fact the footprints of a 10-week-old fetus; the pro-life slogan, ‘Abortion stops a beating heart,’ is incontrovertibly true. While images of violent fetal death work magnificently for pro-lifers as political polemic, the pictures are not polemical in themselves: they are biological facts. …How can we charge that it is vile and repulsive for pro-lifers to brandish vile and repulsive images if the images are real? To insist that the truth is in poor taste is the height of hypocrisy.”
The pro-choice crowd throws a tantrum over these photographs for the same reason they panic over technology like 4-D and color ultrasound. Both expose realities which the abortion industry desperately needs to keep hidden. Ultrasound transforms the argument that unborn children are living human beings from a belief into an observable fact, and the graphic photos prove that abortion is the brutal murder of those children. For pro-aborts, that is a devastating one-two punch. They realize that when people see these images, the only way for them to support legalized abortion is to either deny what they are seeing with their own eyes, or harden their hearts to it.
Doctors don’t do abortions for the money. Abortions are about $300 but a doctor can make thousands for a delivery.
First, only the earliest abortions can be bought for $300. Later ones can reach $5,000 to $10,000. But even if an abortionist only kills the youngest babies, it doesn’t require a degree in economics to figure out that $300 for ten minutes work is more than $5,000 for nine months work.
Second, when you look at the history of most abortionists, what you find is that they are not only moral degenerates, but also the washouts and losers of medicine. When a person’s medical career has deteriorated to the point of working at an abortion clinic, the choice he or she has is not between doing abortions or delivering babies, but between doing abortions or being out of work. The fact is, without the abortion business, these people would be washing BMWs, not driving them.
Our abortion clinic routinely gets letters from women telling us how grateful they are for the service we provided them.
So what? The man who is having an affair is grateful to his neighbors who keep his wife in the dark. The hit-and-run driver who kills a pedestrian is grateful to his friends who were in the car and didn’t call the police. The alcoholic who is always late for work is grateful to the co-workers who cover up for him. Gratitude just means that someone did what someone else wanted them to do, not that what they did was right. The gratitude of a woman toward the remorseless serial killer she hired to slaughter her child, is a textbook example of that phenomenon.
I’ve known several women who had abortions and they didn’t regret it at all.
Adolf Eichmann went to his execution saying he did not regret his participation in the Nazi holocaust. That does not make what he did defensible. Lack of regret relates to the conscience of the person acting, not to the rightness of the act. If some pervert sexually assaults his neighbor’s five-year-old daughter, whether he regrets it or not is irrelevant.
Now if we really want to see what role regret plays in the abortion issue, let’s survey women who dealt with unplanned pregnancies in their past. Let’s ask those who aborted if they now wish that they had given birth, and ask those who gave birth if they now wish they had aborted. What we will find is that for every woman who says she regrets giving life to her child, thousands will say they regret killing theirs. That explains why there are now literally thousands of support groups across America to help women overcome the emotional train wreck of abortion, but no one has found it necessary to start even one support group to help women deal with the emotional toll of letting their children live.
The fact is, after more than 30 years of legal abortion, if there is one thing we know for certain, it is that regrets about an abortion decision are only experienced by women who have them – not by those who don’t.
Have you pro-lifers ever thought about the possibility that you may be wrong?
Any rational human being considers that possibility regarding any position they take. However, this question is better suited for our opponents. If the pro-life movement is wrong, then we are guilty of trying to deny women a constitutional right. But if the pro-choice side is wrong, then they are directly responsible for the mass murder of innocent children. So the question is, would it be better to be pro-life and wrong or pro-choice and wrong?
I’m pro-choice but I’m uncomfortable with the idea of women having multiple abortions.
Today, even the abortion industry’s own statistics show that almost half of all abortions are repeats, and that it is not uncommon for women to have several abortions. These revelations have forced the pro-choice crowd into “damage control” mode. They have always said that abortion would never be used as birth control, and that women would use it responsibly and only in the rarest of circumstances.
For them to now defend repeat abortions would not only confirm the fact that they’ve been lying all these years, it would also be a public relations nightmare. So, their damage control strategy is to create the illusion that even they don’t support women having multiple abortions.
The good news is, their new position is both illogical and easily exposed.
Imagine that five individual women had their first abortion today, and a sixth woman had her fifth abortion. According to the abortion lobby’s newly concocted standard, what the five women did is okay but the sixth woman’s behavior is unacceptable. The obvious flaw is that, in both cases, the same number of abortions happened. In short, by abortion industry reasoning, it is okay for five women to kill five children but wrong for one woman to kill five children.
The reality is that repeat abortions are a natural and logical progression of the pro-choice mentality.
After all, if elective abortion is morally defensible, and if it is not the taking of an innocent human life, then there is no rational basis for saying that it is wrong for a woman to have 10 or 20 or a hundred of them.
In the final analysis, abortion is either right or it’s not, and how often it happens has no bearing on that question. Further, it is naked hypocrisy for the choice mafia to sell abortion as a constitutional right which protects women, and then turn around and criticize those women who freely – or even repeatedly – exercise that right.