Below are some commonly held ideas about
abortion contrasted with the facts.
Abortion is legal, therefore, it must
It is true that many people judge by
what is legal to decide if it is right or not. However, the fact remains
that some Supreme Court decisions (like the Dred Scott decision which
removed the African-American's right to life) may NOT be moral or ethical.
The Supreme Court only has to decide if it is constitutional. That being
said, since many people use the law as a litmus test, this would be one of
the strongest arguments to make abortion illegal.
If Abortion is made illegal, then women will be put
in jail for having an abortion.
That has never been the way things have worked.
Basically the doctor who performs the abortion could be liable to a fine
or more. In practical terms, however, what would likely happen is that we
would go back to doctors performing "therapeutical abortions" in hospitals
as they did before Roe v Wade. What would change is woman would no longer
use abortion as birth control and that type of thing. In one survey 75
percent of women stated if abortion were not legal, they would not abort.
Abortion is safer than childbirth.
Most deaths from abortions are recorded as pregnancy
deaths, thus making pregnancy seem dangerous and abortion seem safe.
Abortion is an act very much against nature, shocking the woman's body in
one of the worst ways, greatly raising the risk for breast cancer.
Physical repercussions of an abortion can include adhesions, perforated
uterus, sterility and difficulty in following pregnancies.
Psychologically, many women suffer extreme distress for years following
the abortion. Statistics from the Reardon Institute (among others) show
that aborted women have a higher rate of suicide, substance abuse and
woman should have a right to "choose."
But why is it that "the right to
choose" only involves terminating a baby? A woman does NOT have the right
to choose to smoke pot nor does she have the right to choose to sell her
body in prostitution. If she does "choose" these things, she gets put in
jail even though ONLY her body is involved in those choices. On the other
hand, if she chooses to have an abortion, this is condoned despite the
fact that the life of another individual is involved.
Also, where are the protections for the baby's
rights? Most people, even severely handicapped individuals would NOT
choose death if given the choice At present, there is no protection for
the unborn baby because the Supreme Court decided NOT that the baby isn't
human right FROM conception (that was pretty well proven) but rather that
the writers of the constitution did not intend to include the unborn in
the unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In
fact, the truth is that when the constitution was drafted only 5 percent
of Caucasian males had full rights. If we are going to be consistent,
than no one's rights (except perhaps Caucasian males) are protected and we
need to have a Constitutional Convention to right that wrong!
I would never have an abortion myself, I don't believe I should impose my
morality on others.
The fact is that most of our laws do
legislate moral issues. When there is another life involved, protection
of that life is considered appropriate. Also by not protecting the unborn
baby, aren't we imposing our morality on him/her?
is appropriate after a rape.
Less than 1 percent of rapes end up in pregnancy however, if a pregnancy
results, terminating the innocent baby only compounds the mother's
distress and injury as there is a lot of evidence that the mother bonds
with her baby soon after conception. On the other hand, carrying the
pregnancy fulltime and having a sweet baby which resulted, can do a lot to
heal the mother's injury from the rape. (And I've known some
ladies who did keep their babies after a rape and the baby brought great
healing into their lives - even after the child grew up)
is appropriate in the case of incest
the vast majority of cases, abortion after incest protects the sexual
predator and not the victim. If a pregnant incest victim terminates her
baby, the predator has no reason to stop the incest. On the contrary, if
the mother carries the pregnancy and keeps the baby, this has a great
potential of stopping the incestuous attacks.
abortion is made illegal again, women will resort to back-alley abortions.
to Bernard Nathenson, MD, co-founder of NARAL, the year before Roe V Wade,
there were 100,000 abortions done, and 95 percent of them were done by
doctors in hospitals. He admitted that they had fabricated the stories
about all the "backstreet abortions" to sway the American public to accept
the practice of legalized abortion. Statistically, there are actually
more backstreet abortions happening now than before legalized abortion.
Abortion clinics require cash up front ($250-$500). If a woman does not
have that type of cash, she will seek a backstreet practitioner.
is a "private" decision between a woman and her doctor.
Many terminations of human life are private decisions - for instance a
termination by a hit man is a private decision between the hit man and his
victim. Being a private decision doesn't make it appropriate or right.
In the case of Thalidimide which injured many
young children as well as women who consumed the medication, the
Pharmaceutical company, Distillers did not allow the press to inform
people about the dangers of this drug. Their excuse for gagging the
press, was "this is a private issue between the pharmaceutical
company and its clients". (ref: Brynner and Stevens: DARK REMEDY)
does not raise the risk for breast cancer
In 28 out of 31 worldwide studies, it was
shown that abortion SIGNIFICANTLY raises the risk for breast cancer. This
is because of the undifferentiated cells in the breasts formed during the
first trimester which the body "forgets" to destroy after an abortion (in
which a woman becomes UNpregnant in 5 minutes. One of the first published
studies which showed aborted women as having as high as a 250 percent
greater risk of breast cancer was the Janet Daling study of 2000 women.
Daling, a pro-choice scientist tried to withhold her findings from the
news services. The Melbye study which proved no risk, counted 60,000
aborted women as woman who had NOT had abortions. When this is adjusted,
the Melbye study showed a higher risk of breast cancer after abortion than
Did you know:
- Jane Roe (Norma McCorvey) of Roe V Wade
never had the abortion they fought for her right to have, in the Supreme
Court (they lied to her that the case would be decided in time for her
to abort). She went on to become pro life and a couple of years ago,
converted to the Catholic church. She is fighting as we speak to reverse
the Roe V Wade decision
- Jane Doe of Doe v Bolton (companion
decision to Roe V Wade) has also turned pro life and wants HER decision
- Dr Bernard Nathenson who was a co-founder
of NARAL for the purpose of advocating for legalized abortion and one of
the early abortion rights activists, is now pro life and also converted
to the Catholic church
- Abby Johnson who once ran 6 abortion
clinics is now prolife - after seeing a procedure all the way through.
She now advocates for pro life and also converted to the Catholic
These are only a few of the people once
involved in the abortion industry who changed their minds.