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```									Abortion:
Are the Unborn
Human?
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reflection on abortion and the material
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class.
Quick Math
   914 vs. 1000  Doesn‘t sound like much
of a difference?

   914 x 1,000,000 = 91,400,000

   1000 x 1,000,000 = 100,000,000

   Difference = 8,600,000 (the size of Los
Angeles and all surrounding suburbs!!)
The Child Catcher
U.S. Abortion Statistics
(Alan Guttmacher Institute --
a pro-abortion group)
   Overall U.S. rate in 2000: 21/1000 (from 24/1000 in 1994)
   Rate for women 15-17 in 2000: 15/1000 (from 24/1000 in
1994)
   Abortion rates for women who make less than twice the
federal poverty line (\$34,000 for a family of 4) rose 25%
between 1994 and 2000
   67% of abortions in 2000 were performed on never-married
women, 17% on married women, 16% on previously
married women, 90% on women in metropolitan areas.
   Blacks (14% of women 15-44) account for 32% and
Hispanics (13% of women 15-44) account for 20% of
abortions in 2000.
Abortion Rates Among Women
Aged 15–44
Abortions per 1,000 women
30

25

20

15

10

5

0
1973   1977   1981   1985   1989   1993   1997    2001    2005

Source: Jones 2008
Abortions by Gestational Age
(Weeks Since Last Menstrual Period)

% of abortions
100%

80%
63%
60%

40%
17%
20%                      9%        7%           3%           1%
0%
<9    9–10   11–12     13–15       16–20        21+
Weeks
Strauss et al., 2007 (2004 data)
Rate of Abortion by Age-
Group
Age-group

15–19

20–24

25–29

30–34

35–39

40+

0   10       20        30        40          50

Abortions per 1,000 women
Strauss et al., 2007 (2004 data)
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The Mona Lisa Project
Exposing Planned
Parenthood

Abortion Techniques
used during the
First Three Months
(the First Trimester)
   Suction aspiration, or "vacuum curettage,"
is the abortion technique used in most
first trimester abortions.

   A powerful suction tube with a sharp
cutting edge is inserted into the womb
through the dilated cervix. The suction
dismembers the body of the developing
baby and tears the placenta from the wall
of the uterus, sucking blood, amniotic
fluid, placental tissue, and fetal parts into
a collection bottle.
   In another method, Dilation
and Curettage (D & C), the
cervix is dilated or stretched
to permit the insertion of a
loop-shaped steel knife. The
body of the baby is cut into
pieces and removed and the
placenta is scraped off the
uterine wall.

   Babies are clearly identifiable
even at this early stage –
small hands, feet, eyes, etc.
   RU 486 is another method used in the first
trimester. In her first visit, the mother will
take an RU486 pill which blocks the action of
progesterone, the natural hormone vital to
maintaining the rich nutrient lining of the
uterus. The developing baby starves as the
nutrient lining disintegrates.

   At a second visit 36 to 48 hours later, the
woman is given a dose of artificial
prostaglandins which initiates uterine
contractions and usually causes the
embryonic baby to be expelled from the
uterus. Most women abort during the 4-hour
waiting period at the clinic, but about 30%
abort later at home, work, etc., as many as 5
days later.
Abortion Techniques
used during
the Second “Trimester”
   Used to abort unborn children as old as 24 weeks,
the method called Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) is
similar to the D&C. The difference is that forceps with
sharp metal jaws are used to grasp parts of the
developing baby, which are then twisted and torn
away. This continues until the child’s entire body is
removed from the womb. Because the baby’s skull
has often hardened to bone by this time, the skull
must sometimes be compressed or crushed to
facilitate removal. If not carefully removed, sharp
edges of the bones may cause cervical laceration.
Bleeding from the procedure may be profuse.
   There are approximately 100,000 of these done a
year.

   Some pro-life advocates are trying to get legislation
passed that would require full disclosure for these
procedures (including watching a sonogram of one
being done) – just like what we do with all other
medical procedures.
Some abortion methods involve
the injection of drugs or chemicals
through the abdomen or cervix into
the amniotic sac to cause the death
of the child and his or her
expulsion from the uterus.
Saline     abortions are used after 16 weeks
of pregnancy, when enough fluid has
accumulated in the amniotic fluid sac
surrounding the baby. A needle is inserted
through the mother’s abdomen and amniotic
fluid is withdrawn and replaced with a solution
of concentrated salt.

The  baby breathes in, swallowing the salt, and is
poisoned. The chemical solution also causes
painful burning and deterioration of the baby’s
skin.

Usually, after about an hour, the child dies.
The mother goes into labor about 33 to 35 hours
after instillation and delivers a dead, burned, and
shriveled baby.
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Gianna Jessen
  "My name is Gianna
Jessen. I was aborted
and I did not die. My
biological mother was 7
months pregnant when
have a late-term saline
abortion.... a solution of
salt saline that is
injected into the
mothers womb…”
--Testimony before U.S.
Congress, Judiciary
Subcommittee on the
Constitution, July 20, 2000
Abortionistssometimes refer to Partial Birth
Abortions or similar types of abortions as
"Dilation and Extraction" (D&X), or "intact D&E"
(IDE). This procedure is used for women who
are 20 to 32 weeks pregnant -- or even later
into pregnancy.

Guided  by ultrasound, the abortionist reaches
into the uterus, grabs the unborn baby‘s leg
with forceps, and pulls the baby into the birth
canal, except for the head, which is deliberately
kept just inside the womb. (At this point in a
partial-birth abortion, the baby is alive.)

Then  the abortionist jams scissors into the back
of the baby‘s skull and spreads the tips of the
scissors apart to enlarge the wound. After
removing the scissors, a suction catheter is
inserted into the skull and the baby‘s brains are
sucked out.
Estimates vary as to how many of these there
are a year -- the most likely number is around
5,000-10,000 a year.
Abortion History (USA)
   1859 — The American Medical Association (AMA) condemns
abortion except as necessary to preserve the life of either
the mother or child
   1875 — Every state in the United States has adopted laws
banning abortion.
   1917 — Margaret Sanger forms the Birth Control League
(now Planned Parenthood) to promote contraception and
abortion.
   1959 — The American Law Institute proposes the "Model
Penal Code" urging that abortion be performed in licensed
hospitals when necessary to preserve the mental or physical
health of the mother or in cases of rape or incest.
   1967 — Colorado becomes the first state to allow abortion
for cases of rape, incest or threat to the mother's life.
Abortion History (USA)
 1970 — Fourteen states were allowing abortion in certain
circumstances.
 1973 — Roe v. Wade. Stating that a constitutional "right to
privacy" exists that protects a woman's decision to have an
abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes abortion on
demand. The Court permits states to outlaw abortions from
viability until birth (third trimester) except when necessary
to preserve the mother's life or health.
 1973 — Doe v. Bolton. The Supreme Court defines "health"
(of the mother) to include all factors - physical, emotional,
psychological, familial and the woman's age. This basically
allows a woman to have an abortion at any time during her
pregnancy and for any reason.
 1976 — Planned Parenthood Association of Central Missouri
v. Danforth. A Missouri abortion law, requiring the consent
of parents in the case of minors, and husbands in the case
of a married woman, is ruled unconstitutional by the
Supreme Court.
Abortion History (USA)

 1993 — President Bill Clinton signs five executive orders
into effect, allowing fetal tissue research and harvesting,
RU486 research, abortion counseling in federally funded
family planning clinics and abortion services in U.S. military
hospitals.
 1994 — President Clinton signs into law the Freedom of
the First Amendment rights of pro-lifers to peacefully
protest, demonstrate and provide sidewalk counseling at
abortion clinics.
 2000 — Stenberg v. Carhart. On a 5-4 decision, the
Supreme Court declared that Nebraska's partial birth
abortion law unconstitutionally placed an undue burden on a
woman's so-called right to a late term abortion.
The first feminists were adamantly pro-life.
Susan B. Anthony
In her publication The Revolution, wrote:
"Guilty? Yes. No matter what the motive, love of ease, or a
desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is
awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her
conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death; But oh, thrice
guilty is he who drove her to the desperation which impelled her
to the crime!"

"We want prevention, not merely punishment.
We must reach the root of the evil...It is practiced
by those whose inmost souls revolt from the
The Revolution, 4(1):4 July 8, 1869
Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- early feminist
She classified abortion as a form of "infanticide."
The Revolution, 1(5):1, February 5, 1868

"When we consider that women are treated as property,
it is degrading to women that we should treat our
children as property to be disposed of as we see fit."
Letter to Julia Ward Howe, October 16, 1873, recorded
in Howe's diary at Harvard University Library
Victoria Woodhull
The first female presidential candidate was a strong opponent of
abortion.
"The rights of children as individuals begin while yet they remain the
fetus."
Woodhull's and Claffin's Weekly 2(6):4 December 24, 1870

"Every woman knows that if she were free, she would never bear an
unwished-for child, nor think of murdering one before its birth."
Wheeling, West Virginia Evening Standard, November 17, 1875
Sarah Norton -- Early Feminist

"Child murderers practice their profession without let or
hindrance, and open infant butcheries unquestioned...Is
there no remedy for all this ante-natal child
murder?...Perhaps there will come a time when...an
unmarried mother will not be despised because of her
motherhood...and when the right of the unborn to be born
will not be denied or interfered with."
Woodhull's and Claffin's Weekly, November 19, 1870
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Mary Wollstonecraft
British author. Best known for her book A Vindication of the Rights of
Woman (1792). This book was one of the first to claim that women
should have equality with men.

"Women becoming, consequently, weaker...than they ought to
be...have not sufficient strength to discharge the first duty of a
mother; and sacrificing to lasciviousness the parental
affection...either destroy the embryo in the womb, or cast if off
when born. Nature in every thing demands respect, and those
who violate her laws seldom violate them with impunity."
Alice Paul
The author of the original Equal Rights Amendment (1923)
opposed the later trend of linking the E.R.A. with abortion.

"Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women."
Margaret Sanger quotes
Founder of Planned Parenthood

Margaret Sanger founder of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, was a proponent of forced
eugenics, segregation, abortion, birth control and sexual immorality. Here are some of her quotes.

"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."
Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race.
New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.

"Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race."
Margaret Sanger. Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922.
Page 12.

"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with
engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious
appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. and the
minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious
members."
Margaret Sanger's December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton,
Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts.
Also described in Linda Gordon's Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in
America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.
"Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need ... We must prevent
Margaret Sanger, April 1933 Birth Control Review.

"Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is
nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding
out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who
will become defectives."
Margaret Sanger. "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda."
Birth Control Review, October 1921, page 5.
"The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically
identical with the final aims of eugenics."
Margaret Sanger. "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda." Birth Control Review,
October 1921, page 5.

"Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying ... demonstrates
our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism ... [Philanthropists] encourage the
healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking
and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must
agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate
the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to
render them to a menacing degree dominant ... We are paying for, and even submitting
to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who
never should have been born at all."
Margaret Sanger. The Pivot of Civilization, 1922. Chapter on "The Cruelty of Charity,"
pages 116, 122, and 189. Swarthmore College Library edition.

"The undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented
from propagating their kind."
Margaret Sanger, quoted in Charles Valenza. "Was Margaret Sanger a Racist?" Family
Planning Perspectives, January-February 1985, page 44.
"The marriage bed is the most degenerative influence in the social
order..."
Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted
in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.

"[Our objective is] unlimited sexual gratification without the burden of
unwanted children..."
Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted
in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.

"Give dysgenic groups [people with 'bad genes'] in our population their
choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization."
Margaret Sanger, April 1932 Birth Control Review.

"As we celebrate the 100th birthday of Margaret Sanger, our outrageous and
our courageous leader, we will probably find a number of areas in which we
may find more about Margaret Sanger than we thought we wanted to know..."
Faye Wattleton, Past-president of Planned Parenthood
 Are the unborn
human beings with
constitutionally
guaranteed
rights…
 or are they,
according to a
Supreme Court
ruling of our day,
mere property, at
the mercy of their
“owners”?
Right to ―Life‖
The Declaration of Independence of the United
States guarantees ―certain unalienable Rights, that
among those are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
Happiness‖
The framers knew that the order was proper -- ―Life,
Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.‖ You can‘t
have liberty, if you don‘t have life.
   Those who today call themselves
―ProLife‖ claim that the embryo and
fetus are human beings,

    and that,
therefore,
they do
deserve a
―right to
life.‖
   Those Pro-Choice people
who deny the humanity of
the unborn - and
therefore guarantee them
no right to life - have their
reasons.

   We will examine those
reasons and see if we can
come to logical
conclusions regarding the
nature of the
unborn…
1) ―it is only
potential human life‖
   But a potential human being must be
an actual something else.
   Is it going to be a frog?… a fish?… a
monkey?
―it is only
potential human life‖
   And what criteria are
used for defining this
mysterious time at which
this undefined potential
human becomes an actual
human?
   When does the change
occur, and again…
   What is it before it
reaches “humanness”?
Two Child Scenario

 Child #1 – Conceived on Jan. 1, 2007.
Born premature on July 21st, 2007.
 Child #2 – Conceived on December 1,
2006 (one month prior to child #1). Born
on time Sept. 1, 2007 Is this child not a
human on July 22nd (when child #1 is one
day old), even though he/she (child #2) is
technically older than child #1?
2) ―it's only a bunch of cells”

   So are we! We have trillions of
cells, the unborn have from one to
millions of cells. And their cells,
like ours, all have purpose and
function.
   The number of cells no more
defines humanness than does
size.
2) ―It‘s only a bunch
of cells.‖
   The heart starts to
beat two to four
weeks after
conception. The
tiny brain is
brain waves after
7 weeks…

   7 Week ultrasound
2) ―It‘s only a             By the
second
bunch of cells.‖    month (when
most abortions
take place) the
arms, legs,
fingers, toes,
ears, nose,
mouth,
muscles,
organs, and
bones are
either formed
or close to
completion…
Medical Embryology
Textbooks
The Developing Human: Clinically
Oriented Embryology
"Zygote: this cell results from the union
of an oocyte and a sperm. A zygote is
the beginning of a new human being
(i.e., an embryo). Human development
begins at fertilization… This highly
specialized, totipotent cell marks the
beginning of each of us as a unique
individual.‖
Medical Embryology
Textbooks
Essentials of Human
Embryology
―In this text, we begin our
description of the developing
human with the formation
and differentiation of the
male and female sex cells or
gametes, which will unite at
fertilization to initiate the
embryonic development of a
new individual.‖
Medical Embryology
Textbooks
Human Embryology &
Teratology
―Fertilization is an
important landmark
because, under ordinary
circumstances, a new,
genetically distinct human
organism is thereby
formed…‖
What Do Medical Doctors
Say?
Dr. Hymie Gordon (Mayo Clinic):
―By all criteria of modern molecular
biology, life is present from the moment
of conception.‖

Dr. Micheline Matthews-Roth (Harvard
University Medical School):
―It is scientifically correct to say that an
individual human life begins at
conception‖
Dr. Bernard Nathanson
Co-Founder of NARAL
(turned pro-life activist)
did I change from prominent abortionist to pro-life advocate?

A favorite pro-abortion tactic is to insist that the definition of
when life begins is impossible; that the question is a
theological or moral or philosophical one, anything but a
scientific one.

Foetology makes it undeniably evident that life begins at
conception and requires all the protection and safeguards that
any of us enjoy.

Why, you may well ask, do some American doctors who are
privy to the findings of foetology, discredit themselves by
carrying out abortions?

Simple arithmetic at \$300 a time, 1.55 million abortions means
an industry generating \$500,000,000 annually, of which most
goes into the pocket of the physician doing the abortion.
3) A ―Fetus Is Not a Person‖
– Rebuttal
   Then, again, what is it? A human
non-person???
   Does a human non-person exist?
   What traits define personhood?
   Who makes the definition?
   Moreover, society has excluded certain
humans from personhood before (e.g.,
African slaves, Chinese, etc.)
   Q. Should we make a new list of human
non-persons?
When does one become a
person?
   At conception?
   After 20 weeks‘ gestation?
   After 24 weeks (fetal viability outside
the womb)?
   At birth?
   At the point that the individual
expresses self-consciousness and an
interest in their continued existence?
   When?
   Who says?
Pro-choice argument:
4) "it isn't fully developed"
 A four-year-old is
not fully
developed, either.
 A human is not
fully developed
until the late
teens to early
twenties, and
even afterwards
matures in
different ways…
4) ―it isn't fully developed”
Yo, what‘s up, Mr. G‘s
 Size defines humanness?         Students!
 A teenager is more
human than an infant
because of size?
 Is Shaquille O‘Neil more
human than a dwarf?
5) ―it isn't conscious”
   Can consciousness
be a universal human
trait?
   If so, would a
sleeping or
anesthetized or
comatose person be
considered ―non-
human‖ because of
his/her lack of
consciousness?
6) ―it isn't alive”
 How so?
 It‘s growing,developing,responding,
functioning, burning food and
oxygen, giving off waste products,
and His/her cells are reproducing.
 These are properties of a living
being.

   From the Medical Dictionary: life
(lf)n. 1. The property or quality that
distinguishes living organisms from
matter, manifested in functions
such as metabolism, growth,
reproduction, and response to
environment originating from within
the organism.
7) It‘s not alive/a person because "it's
inside the womb"
 The location of an
individual
determines whether
or not it is a human
being?
 A fetus, the
moment before
birth, is not human,
but immediately
after birth becomes
human? Huh? How?
Why?
It‘s not alive/a person because "it's
inside the womb"

   Does that mean the child, when it
is half way out, is half-human?
8) ―Well…it doesn't look human"

   One‘s appearance determines
humanness?
   Who decides?
8) ―Well…it doesn't look human"

   Is an ape more human than an embryo
because it looks more human?
"it doesn't look human"
children? Are they not human
because they don‘t match
some ideal of what a human
should look like?
The argument based on
―viability‖ – namely,
9) ―Ok, well, ‗I‘m against
abortion once the fetus is
viable/able to live on
his/her own.‘‖

   A three-week-old baby is
totally dependent on
another human, too. It is
not able to survive alone
outside the womb, either.
   It needs comfort and
care and protection and
food, etc., or it will die.
   The total independence of
anyone is a myth; we are
all dependent on
someone or something
other than ourselves.
9) ―it's not viable”
   How can a baby
be ‗viable‘ (able to
live on his/her
own) -- born at 25
weeks -- who
needs to spend 2-
3 months in
Intensive Care?
10) ―It‘s settled
Law‖
   The Supreme Court has
overturned itself on
numerous occasions --
most famously, the Dred
Scott Case. Upper Right

   In the 1857 Dred Scott
case, the U.S. Supreme
Court declared Blacks
"...a subordinate and
inferior class of beings...”
10) ―It‘s settled Law‖
   Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, 4 clearly
were enacted to overturn unpopular Supreme Court
decisions.
   The 11th Amendment overturned Chisholm v. Georgia (1793) by
guaranteeing the immunity of states from lawsuits by citizens of
another state or a foreign country.
   The 14th Amendment nullified Scott v. Sandford (1857) by
guaranteeing the civil rights and citizenship of African Americans.
   The 16th Amendment overrode Pollock v. Farmers' Loan and Trust
Co. (1895) by giving Congress the power to levy an income tax.
   The 26th Amendment negated Oregon v. Mitchell (1970) by
permitting 18-year-olds to vote in state elections.
10) ―It‘s settled Law‖
The Supreme Court
Overturning Itself
Bunting v. Oregon (1917)  overturned
Lochner v. New York (1905)

Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)  overturned Betts v

Brown v Board of Ed. Topeka Kansas (1954) 
Directly overturned the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision
(1896).
―It‘s settled law…‖

Supreme Court Decisions
1. Taney Court‘s Decision     1. Harry Blackmun‘s
Decision
2. SLAVERY
2. ABORTION
3. Dred Scott 1857
4. 7-2 Decision
4. 7-2 Decision
5. Decision: Property of      5. Decision: Property of
owner                         Owner (Mother)
6. Black = Non-person         6. Child = Non-person
7. Choose to Buy-Sell-Kill    7. Choose to Keep or Kill
8. Abolitionists Should Not   8. Pro-lifers Should Not
Impose Morality on Slave      Impose Morality on
owners                        Mother
9. Slavery Was Legal          9. Abortion Is Legal
11) “The government has no right to
interfere in people’s personal choices.‖

We cannot let people make
their own choices to:
 rape, rob or drive drunk
 embezzle, defraud, etc.
 By definition, the goal of
every law is to deny
someone the legal ability to
choose a particular activity,
and many prohibited choices
could even be considered
―personal.‖
12) ―Women Have a ‗Right‘
to Control Their Own Body‖
   Is the fetus part of their body?
   Separate circulatory system
   Unique DNA
   Different blood type possibly
   Different heart rate
   Different gender possibly
   Do we have the right to do anything with our
bodies?
   Illegal drugs
   Cutting ourselves
   Use of drugs/alcohol during pregnancy
   Skipping Mr. Gavin‘s class?
12) ―Women Have a ‗Right‘
to Control Their Own Body‖

Also, the child may die
and the mother live, or
the mother may die and
the child live, proving
they are two separate
individuals.
―Women Have a ‗Right‘ to
Control Their Own Body‖
   People used to look the other way when it came to
child abuse -- ―What they do in their own home and
with their own children is up to them.‖

   Society (thankfully) doesn‘t think this way anymore --
yet, when it comes to what we can‘t see (the unborn)
we tolerate what some call the ultimate child abuse --
abortion.
Issue #94
   Abstract
Aim: This study explored
maternal history of perinatal loss
relative to risk of child physical
abuse and neglect.

   One key Result:

   Compared to women with no
history of induced abortion,
those with one prior abortion
had a 144% higher risk for
child physical abuse.
13) ―What if the woman (or man)
doesn‘t want it?‖
   Some believe that an embryo or fetus is
not to be considered a human life until
the mother wants it.
   The obvious
implication here
is that one‘s
feelings determine
the nature of
the object of
those feelings…
“I say
it’s a
tree.”
―I say it‘s a
blob of
tissue/a
choice, not
wanted,
etc.‖
13) ―it isn't wanted”

   A father no longer wants his teenage
son, so the son
suddenly becomes
non-human?

   This argument is
actually held by
some educated
abortionists to
justify what they do.
14) “The government has no right to
come into our bedrooms.‖

   1) Abortions are not done in bedrooms.
But even if they were, the bedroom is
no more a sanctuary from the law than
is a cornfield.

   2) The reality is, many illegal acts
happen in bedrooms. For example:
spousal and child abuse, incest,
statutory rape, and pedophilia, just to
name a few – usually happen in
bedrooms.
15) ―If safe and legal abortions are not
available, women will be driven to dangerous
back-alley abortions…‖

   Abortion advocates produced unverifiable statistics that
thousands of women died from unsafe, illegal abortions
in order to help legalize abortion in 1973. Now some of
them admit their claims were fabricated in order to gain
support for changing the law. (Bernard Nathanson).
Prior to 1973, the average number of women dying
from illegal abortion in the entire United States was 136
per year and dropping.

   Even one such death is a tragedy, of course; but the
way to prevent women from dying is not to continue the
destruction of their children. True compassion
dictates that mothers should be offered positive
alternatives to abortion – let’s love them both.
15) “If abortion is outlawed women will
again be killed in back-alley abortions.‖

   Pro-lifers don‘t do
abortions. If abortion were
outlawed today and illegal
abortions started springing
up next week, every one of
them would be by someone
who is pro-choice.
16) ―I am personally against
abortion, But…I don‘t think we
should legislate morality…‖
 If you believe it is immoral, why do you
think it should be legally allowed?
 Does it make sense to say…
   I   am   personally   against   murder, but…
   I   am   personally   against   child pornography, but…
   I   am   personally   against   robbery, but…
   I   am   personally   against   rape, but…
   I   am   personally   against   torture, but…

Do the above make sense? In short, we legislate
morality all the time.
17) ―All the Church cares
U.S. Bishop‘s Web site:
17) ―All the Church cares
The Church focuses on MANY different
issues – seeking to promote human
dignity for all.

cases of rape or incest =
   Represent only 1% of all cases

“Abortion is necessary & beneficial in cases of rape.”
Feminists for Life responds:
“Abortion can’t erase a memory. (Furthermore),
abortion is a second act of violence against a
woman who is raped.”
19) “Pro-Lifers do not
give women choices.”

Feminists for Life responds:

“We support all nonviolent
choices: marital
parenthood, single
parenthood—including
fatherhood and
grandparenting options—
options.”
20) “abortion is good
for women”

If this were the case, why would there be websites out
there dedicated to post-abortion healing? (These
include:
http://www.afterabortion.com/
http://www.hopeafterabortion.com
http://www.victimsofchoice.com/
And many, many, many, many others….
A google search for “abortion healing” brings up
23,000+ hits.
20) “Abortion is good for
women.‖
   ―If you want to see the weakest and most
subservient women in America, just look at
the faces of those entering an abortion
clinic. What you will see is sadness,
desperation, fear, and resignation. What
you will not see is women who feel
empowered or in control. These faces make
it clear that, like suicide, abortion is a choice
made by tragic people who have been
convinced they have no choice.‖

   ―The idea that women must have the right to
kill their children in order to be equal to men
is an invention of the abortion industry.‖
21) “abortion is good for
men”?
the forgotten victim – the man/father

The symptoms

 Anger and frustration
 Alcohol and drugs
 Workoholic
 Continuing to treat
women as objects to be
 Inability in holding a job
 Despair
 Divorce and alienation
from wife/girlfriend
22) “feminism
is pro-choice”

Feminists for Life responds:

“Abortion violates the three main principles of
feminism: nonviolence, nondiscrimination, and
justice.”

It is violence against the nascent life, direct
discrimination based on (developmental) age and
location, as well as a grave injustice, both to the
woman and to her unborn child.
22) “feminism
is pro-choice”

Actually, ALL of the first feminists were staunchly
pro-life. Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady
Stanton, Victoria Woodhull, Mary Wollstonecraft,
Alice Paul, etc.
Alice Paul
The author of the original Equal Rights Amendment
(1923) opposed the later trend of linking the E.R.A. with
abortion.

"Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women."
A word on contraception:
John Paul II
The Gospel of Life
   “It is frequently asserted that contraception, if made
safe and available to all, is the most effective remedy
against abortion. The Catholic Church is then
accused of actually promoting abortion, because she
continues to teach the moral unlawfulness of
contraception. When looked at carefully, this
objection is clearly unfounded. It may be that many
people use contraception with a view to excluding
the subsequent temptation of abortion. But the
negative values inherent in the "contraceptive
mentality” are such that they in fact strengthen this
temptation when an unwanted life is conceived.
Indeed, the pro- abortion culture is especially strong
precisely where the Church's teaching on
contraception is rejected" (n. 13).
Contraception and Abortion
Fruits of the Same Tree
“In some critical respects abortion is of the same
character as the decision to use contraception.... For
two decades of economic and social developments,
people have organized intimate relationships and
made choices that define their views of themselves
and their places in society, in reliance on the
availability of abortion in the event that
contraception should fail.”

United State Supreme Court Decision, 1992
Planned Parenthood vs. Casey
The Contraception &
   Only 8% of women having an abortion say they
have never used a contraceptive.
   54% of women having an abortion said they used
some form of contraceptive during the month they
became pregnant.
   From the Alan Guttmacher Institute (a pro-choice
web site):
   46% percent of women had not used a contraceptive
method in the month they conceived, mainly because of
perceived low risk of pregnancy and concerns about
contraception. The male condom was the most commonly
reported method among all women (28%), followed by the
pill (14%).
Contraception and Abortion
~~Bedfellows~~
   Every culture and subculture which has opened the doors to
contraception has likewise experienced an increased practice of
abortion.
   They are linked in law and jurisprudence.
   In 1973, the Supreme Court's Roe vs.Wade decision legalizing abortion
clearly built upon the recognized privacy right behind contraception
(Griswold v. Connecticut -- 1965).
   They are sometimes linked by being identical.
   Some "contraceptives" have a backup mechanism whereby a newly-
developing life may be destroyed in its microscopic stages. These drugs
and devices are abortifacients,
John Paul II
The Gospel of Life
[On contraception]: "Such
practices are rooted in a
hedonistic mentality unwilling
to accept responsibility in
matters of sexuality, and they
imply a self-centered concept
of freedom, which regards
procreation as an obstacle to
personal fulfillment."
“Any country that
accepts abortion is
not teaching
people to love, but
to use violence to
get what they
want. That's why
the greatest
destroyer of peace
is abortion.‖

- Mother Teresa
(1910-1997)
   February 1997 -
National Prayer
Breakfast in
Washington:

   "What is taking place
in America," she said,
"is a war against the
child. And if we
accept that the
mother can kill her
own child, how can
we tell other people
not to kill one
another."
   "It is a poverty
to decide that a
child must die
so that you may
live as you
wish."
The Gospel of Life
Creating a Culture of Life
―The foundation for these principles is the first, the
protection of human life, since without it the other
three would be rendered meaningless. If we do not
uphold and protect human life in its beginning at
conception, there will be no life to uphold and protect
thereafter. As we read in Living the Gospel of Life, "We
cannot simultaneously commit ourselves to human
rights and progress while eliminating or marginalizing
the weakest among us … We must begin with a
commitment never to intentionally kill, or collude in the
killing, of any innocent human life, no matter how
broken, unformed, disabled or desperate that life may
seem."
The Gospel of Life
Creating a Culture of Life
To be a faithful Catholic necessarily means that one is
pro-life and not pro-choice. As my brother bishops and I
said in our statement "Catholics in Political Life" this past
June, "Failing to protect the lives of the innocent and
defenseless members of the human race is to sin against
justice." To be pro-choice essentially means supporting
the right of a woman to terminate the life of her baby,
either pre-born or partially born. No Catholic can claim to
be a faithful member of the Church while advocating for,
or actively supporting, direct attacks on innocent human
life. In reality, protecting human life from conception to
natural death is more than a Catholic issue. It is an issue
of fundamental morality, rooted in both the natural law
and the divine law.‖
-- Bishop Loverde, Bishop of Arlington

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