America’s Shame: Roe v. Wade

The Tragic Truth of Abortion

Nearly 57 million Americans have died in abortion mills. This is equal to the entire populations of several states.

26 percent of all U.S. pregnancies since 1973 have ended tragically — in abortions.

A majority of Americans oppose abortion.

A majority of women who have abortions believe they are violating their own moral conscience.

Many women and girls are forced or coerced into abortions by a husband, a boyfriend, or their family.

Many women have died from LEGAL abortion. Many more have suffered complications and had to be rushed to emergency rooms after botched abortions. The idea of so-called “safe and legal abortion” is a myth.

Abortion significantly heightens a woman’s risk of breast cancer, cervical cancer, and scores of additional physical problems, including infertility. Nearly one in 30 women will suffer a perforated uterus during abortion.

Abortion substantially increases a woman’s risk of emotional problems, including depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Post-abortive women are more likely to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital.

Embryology textbooks state that life begins at conception. The baby’s heartbeat can be heard at 21 days.

Planned Parenthood requires abortion quotas of its affiliates to profit off the death of innocent preborn boys and girls.

Planned Parenthood and other abortionists have a history of refusing to obey the law and report statutory rape of minors seeking abortions.

The relationship between a woman and an abortionist is not a private matter between a woman and her doctor. A doctor is a care provider for patients. An abortionist shows up in a room to kill the preborn child of a woman he has never met before and will not likely meet again.

Abortion employees lie about the human nature of the preborn child in order to sell abortion to women.

Post-abortive women suffer significantly higher rates of accidents, deaths, suicides, and homicides.

Nearly 8 of 10 post-abortive women experienced a preoccupation with their aborted child.

Many people have left the abortion business and become ardent spokesmen for the value of human life, including the late Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who was responsible for one of the largest abortion factories in America. He had also co-founded the National Abortion Rights Action League and admitted that he and others made up phony statistics and polls to generate public support for abortion.

Abortion increases the rates of child battering.

There is never a reason for abortion. Adoption is the best option for someone who does not want to raise her child.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a leftist and former ACLU lawyer, called the Roe v. Wade decision “heavy-handed judicial intervention” that was “hard to justify.”

Pregnancy by rape is statistically rare. Police and doctors reported that rapists are often sexual deviants incapable of impregnating their victims. Some women do carry their rape child to term because they believe the child has committed no crime.

Abortion mills are often located in minority communities, and minorities are the victims of a disproportionate number of abortions.

Between 20 and 30 weeks, a preborn child has more pain receptors per square inch than at any time before or after birth, with only a thin layer of skin.

The size, location, and level of development make the preborn child no less human.

No nation will prosper by killing millions upon millions of preborn children.

America desperately needs to restore a culture of respect for human life from natural birth to natural death.

 

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3 thoughts on “America’s Shame: Roe v. Wade

  1. Why We March for Life

    By Penny Young Nance
    FoxNews.com editorial

    The issue of life is front and center this week, as several hundred thousand brave souls
    come to Washington to march from the White House to the Supreme Court in defense of it.

    A recent column by Peggy Noonan put into perspective how central the life issue is to everyone. She noted that, after a column on the good and bad of 2013, she received a letter from a reader named Arthur Blair, who felt she’d left out something important.

    “I believe that just being alive is still the best thing of any year,” he wrote. Peggy responded to him that, funnily enough, she had eliminated this line from her article: “We’re here, we’re alive, made it through another year.” She thought it was obvious enough that it didn’t have to be said.

    We march because it is good to be alive.

    But what Peggy so winsomely stated hit me: “Sometimes obvious things don’t get said, or said enough.”

    Life matters.

    The memorable moments of 2013 all surrounded the value of life in some way. Every story is essentially a pro-life story. How a new device will help you to live longer. How a woman became CEO of Yahoo and did it with a kid (gasp!). And now, how the NSA is tracking perhaps too much of your life.

    As the president of a women’s organization, upholding the sanctity of life is one of our core issues. Concerned Women for America, and women across the nation, are embracing the idea that restoring dignity to women involves a full scope of protections from a society that places concerns for profit over women’s health and safety.

    Whether it be the evil of sex trafficking, the media’s unrealistic representation of women, music’s degradation of women, Planned Parenthood’s exploitation of women, or society’s general disrespect for the sick and elderly, today’s culture is on a fast downward spiral, and we are furiously pumping the brakes.

    We need to think about all of these issues. We must fight for those who cannot speak for themselves or, as the Bible calls them, “the least of these.” The most vulnerable need our full attention, and they have it like never before since 1973.

    Left-leaning — but intellectually honest — columnist Kirsten Powers highlighted how mainstream our cause has become in her Daily Beast column when talking about the Texas law that prohibits abortion after five months.

    She said, “I Don’t Stand With Wendy Davis,” writing, “Maybe we should wonder what is wrong with the women who think protecting the right to abort your baby for any reason up to the 26th week is a ‘human right.’”

    Indeed.

    Not only Texas, but the entire country overwhelmingly supported this year‘s more protective restrictions at the federal and state levels.

    In the midst of the Dr. Kermit Gosnell murder trial, Gallup found that only 26 percent of Americans want legal abortions in any circumstance, while a January 2013 Gallup poll found 80 percent of Americans want abortion prohibited in the third trimester, and 64 percent think it should be illegal in the second trimester.

    In fact, in 2013, 77 abortion restrictions were made by 22 states. And according to the Guttmacher Institute, more pro-life laws have passed in various states over the past three years than during the entire previous decade.

    State legislatures enacted 205 abortion restrictions from 2011 to 2013, contrasted with the 189 provisions enacted during the entire previous decade.

    Yes, science has caught up with the debate. We can see into the womb and decide. After forty-one years since Roe v Wade it’s no longer a question. It’s a life.

    In a nation that has fought so hard for the rights of African-Americans to vote and women to have a place at the table, how do we continue to allow the death of children based on race, gender, or convenience? Especially now that we know they are part of our human family, have a heart beat, and feel pain. I don’t think we can ignore it much longer, at least not like before.

    So this year’s annual “March for Life” takes on a different perspective to me. People wonder why we do it.

    We march because we can no longer play ignorant. We have seen behind the curtain.
    We march because the world has stripped women of their dignity for far too long for their sisters not to speak up for them.

    We march for the brave and loving women who chose to bless others with a child they could not keep.

    We march for the 57 million children who have been aborted since Roe v. Wade and cannot speak for themselves.

    We march for the disabled and elderly that a utilitarian society no longer values or protects.
    We march because it is good to be alive.

    That is why we March.

    Penny Young Nance is president and CEO of Concerned Women for America.

  2. DR. BENJAMIN CARSON: A physician’s view on the sanctity of life

    The thought of abortion for convenience is repugnant

    Washington Times | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    Several years ago, I was consulted by a young woman who was 33 weeks pregnant and was on her way to Kansas get an abortion. I informed her of the multiple options available to her outside of abortion and she decided to go through with the pregnancy even though the child had hydrocephalus and required neurosurgical intervention after birth a few weeks later. She kept the baby and loves the beautiful child that has resulted.

    A couple of decades ago, I came into the pediatric Intensive Care Unit on morning rounds and was told about a four-year-old girl who had been hit by an ice cream truck, and was comatose and exhibiting little neurological function other than reactive pupils. I tested her pupillary reflexes and both pupils were fixed and dilated. The staff indicated to me that this is something that must have just occurred. I grabbed the bed and with some help, transported her quickly to the operating room for an emergency craniotomy. I was met along the way by a senior neurosurgeon who told me I was wasting my time and that at best, we would end up with someone in a vegetative state.

    Nevertheless, we completed the operation and a few days later, her pupils became reactive and she eventually left the hospital. I saw her a few years ago walking through the hospital with her own 4-year-old little girl. She was neurologically fully intact and told me she had become somewhat of a celebrity because of the experience I just related. What do these two stories have in common? They both involve precious lives that could easily have been discarded.

    My entire professional life has been devoted to saving and enhancing lives. Thus, the thought of abortion for the sake of convenience does not appeal to me. I have personally met several people who have told me that their mothers had considered abortion, but happily decided against it.

    Most of us instinctively want to protect helpless creatures and sometimes go to great lengths to do so. The television commercials about abused animals are very poignant and as a society, we sometimes delay or cancel large construction projects to protect an “endangered” insect, amphibian or fish. Yet many of us turn a blind eye to the wanton slaughter of millions of helpless human babies who are much more sophisticated than some of the other creatures, when nothing is at stake other than the convenience of one or both parents. I am not saying that we should abandon our efforts to save baby seals and a host of other animals. Rather I am saying shouldn’t we consider adding human fetuses and babies to the list?

    Watching the human fetus develop is awe-inspiring. In less than three months from conception, the little hands and feet are quite recognizable and distinct facial features characterize cute, but very tiny human beings. From Day One, neurons of the brain are proliferating at a rate that will yield a staggering 100 billion neurons by birth. In a matter of nine months from conception, we have a living, breathing, eating, vocal human being who just two months later is socially interactive. Some people oppose having pregnant women view ultrasonic pictures of their developing babies because they do not want an emotional bond to develop. Careful unbiased contemplation however, might yield the conclusion that such bonding is essential to the survival of mankind. Successful farmers nourish and protect their growing crops and if conditions threaten their crops, they do what is necessary to protect them. Rather than attack the analogy, think about how much more precious a human life is than a stalk of corn.

    It is important to try to understand the emotional state of young women seeking an abortion. Instead of judging and condemning them, we need to provide compassion and support. They need to be provided with easy access to adoption services and information about assistance available to them if they decide to keep the baby. I have visited many warm, inviting facilities around the country that exist solely for the purpose of helping these young women.

    It is equally, if not more important, to reach these young women before they become pregnant. Forget about those politically correct people who say all lifestyles are equal and inform those young women about the true consequences of out-of-wedlock birth for those who are not financially independent. We need to make sure they understand that they can provide a much better life for themselves and their children when they plan ahead and value themselves appropriately.

    As a society, we cannot be afraid to discuss important social and moral issues. Our heritage as a nation is built on compassion, forgiveness and understanding. Courage is also vitally important because those who stand on godly principles and values will be attacked. Attempting to characterize love and compassion for human life as a “war on women” is deceitful and pathetic. We the people must stop allowing ourselves to be manipulated by those with agendas that do not include regard for the sanctity of life.

    Ben S. Carson is professor emeritus of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University.

  3. Contrary to the political party of less freedom, the Democrats, pro-life advocates believe that abortion does not advance the rights of women and in fact does just the opposite. The following repercussions to abortion have been cited by the Elliot Institute a nonprofit organization that studies the effects abortion has on women:

    1. 31% of women having abortions report suffering physical health complications

    2. 10% of women having abortions suffer immediate, potentially life-threatening complications

    3. Women have a 65% higher risk of clinical depression following abortion vs. childbirth

    4. 65% of women suffer symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after abortion

    5. Women’s death rates from various causes after abortion are 3.5 times higher than after giving birth

    6. Many women describe their experience as ‘a nightmare’, which can hardly be equated with ‘choice’. 60% of women surveyed after abortion responded that: ’Part of me died’

    7. Suicide rates among women who have abortions are six times higher than those who give birth

    8. Abortion increases a woman’s risk of future miscarriages by 60%

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