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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
   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






       1973   1977   1981   1985   1989   1993   1997    2001    2005

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

% of abortions


 20%                      9%        7%           3%           1%
            <9    9–10   11–12     13–15       16–20        21+
                                      Source: Henshaw adjustments to
                                      Strauss et al., 2007 (2004 data)
Rate of Abortion by Age-







              0   10       20        30        40          50

                   Abortions per 1,000 women
                                          Source: Henshaw adjustments to
                                          Strauss et al., 2007 (2004 data)
Nothing Bad
Planned Parenthood
Smiling happy faces
 Smiling Happy Faces
Nothing bad happening
The Mona Lisa Project
Exposing Planned

  The Mona Lisa Project Link
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

   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

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.

    Gianna Jessen
  "My name is Gianna
   Jessen. I was aborted
   and I did not die. My
   biological mother was 7
   months pregnant when
   ... they advised her to
   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
   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
 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
 1994 — President Clinton signs into law the Freedom of
  Access to Clinics Entrance Act (FACE) virtually eliminating
  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
 dreadful deed."
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
"The rights of children as individuals begin while yet they remain the
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
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
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
multiplication of this bad stock."
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
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
 or are they,
  according to a
  Supreme Court
  ruling of our day,
  mere property, at
  the mercy of their
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
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,
                                       they do
                                    deserve a
                                      ―right to
   Those Pro-Choice people
    who deny the humanity of
    the unborn - and
    therefore guarantee them
    no right to life - have their

   We will examine those
    reasons and see if we can
    come to logical
    conclusions regarding the
    nature of the
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
    ―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
   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
     The number of cells no more
      defines humanness than does
2) ―It‘s only a bunch
of cells.‖
   The heart starts to
    beat two to four
    weeks after
    conception. The
    tiny brain is
    already generating
    brain waves after
    7 weeks…

   7 Week ultrasound
2) ―It‘s only a             By the
bunch of cells.‖    month (when
                   most abortions
                   take place) the
                        arms, legs,
                     fingers, toes,
                        ears, nose,
                       organs, and
                          bones are
                     either formed
                         or close to
Medical Embryology
 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
Medical Embryology
 Essentials of Human
 ―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
 Human Embryology &
 ―Fertilization is an
 important landmark
 because, under ordinary
 circumstances, a new,
 genetically distinct human
 organism is thereby
What Do Medical Doctors
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
Dr. Bernard Nathanson
Co-Founder of NARAL
(turned pro-life activist)
      I am often asked what made me change my mind. How
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
       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
When does one become a
   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
   If so, would a
    sleeping or
    anesthetized or
    comatose person be
    considered ―non-
    human‖ because of
    his/her lack of
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

               From the Medical Dictionary: life
                (lf)n. 1. The property or quality that
                distinguishes living organisms from
                dead organisms and inanimate
                matter, manifested in functions
                such as metabolism, growth,
                reproduction, and response to
                stimuli or adaptation to the
                environment originating from within
                the organism.
7) It‘s not alive/a person because "it's
inside the womb"
 The location of an
  determines whether
  or not it is a human
 A fetus, the
  moment before
  birth, is not human,
  but immediately
  after birth becomes
  human? Huh? How?
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
   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"
   How about handicapped
    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
    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
          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
    Brady (1942).

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

     Supreme Court Decisions
1. Taney Court‘s Decision     1. Harry Blackmun‘s
                              2. ABORTION
3. Dred Scott 1857
                              3. Roe vs. Wade 1973
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
    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
       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
―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 --
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
―I say it‘s a
   blob of
choice, not
      13) ―it isn't wanted”

   A father no longer wants his teenage
    son, so the son
    suddenly becomes

   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
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
about is abortion‖      From the
             U.S. Bishop‘s Web site:
  17) ―All the Church cares
          about is abortion‖
The Church focuses on MANY different
  issues – seeking to promote human
                        dignity for all.
  18) ―What about rape?‖

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
 fatherhood and
 grandparenting options—
 as well as the adoption
20) “abortion is good
for women”

If this were the case, why would there be websites out
   there dedicated to post-abortion healing? (These
And many, many, many, many others….
A google search for “abortion healing” brings up
   23,000+ hits.
20) “Abortion is good for
   ―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
    the forgotten victim – the man/father

The symptoms

 Anger and frustration
 Alcohol and drugs
 Workoholic
 Continuing to treat
  women as objects to be
  used and discarded
 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

   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 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 &
Abortion Link - Studies
   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
   They are linked sociologically.
           Every culture and subculture which has opened the doors to
            contraception has likewise experienced an increased practice of
   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
   February 1997 -
    National Prayer
    Breakfast in

   "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
   "It is a poverty
    to decide that a
    child must die
    so that you may
    live as you
 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
  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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