Pro-choice advocates argue, “Every woman has the right to choose what she does with her own body.” Ironically, the choice of abortion assures that 650,000 females each year don’t have the right to choose what they do with their bodies. (That number is half of aborted children, the other half being males.) A female killed by abortion no longer has a life, a choice, or a body to exercise control over.
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Please Note: In order to conserve space, footnotes are not included in this article but are marked with an asterisk and may be found in Why ProLife? by Randy Alcorn, Chapter 11, pages 129-132.
“Abortion has completely failed as a social policy designed to aid women,” writes Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life. “It is a reflection that we have failed women.”*
Joan Appleton was an abortion advocate with N.O.W. and head nurse at a Virginia abortion facility. She asked herself why abortion was “such a psychological trauma for a woman, and such a difficult decision for ...
- Mon, Feb 22, 2010
For health consumers and health care professionals of an orthodox Judeo-Christian or Islamic tradition, as well as those authentically concerned with the universal respect of unqualified human rights, the asserted capacity of the pill to act as an abortifacient, both in its once-a-day and ‘morning-after’ permutations, is one of significant moral weight.
- Tue, Mar 02, 2010
Many abortion providers cannot escape the fact that abortion is the taking of a life—the killing of a baby.
“I have the utmost respect for life; I appreciate that life starts early in the womb, but also believe that I’m ending it for good reasons.…So yes, I end life, but even when it’s hard, it’s for a good reason.” - Cheryl Alkon, “Confessions of an Abortion Doctor,” Boston Magazine
How would you feel if your 13-year-old daughter went to visit the doctor, was referred to Lovejoy Surgicenter for an abortion, and your insurance company paid for it without you ever knowing?
According to an agent of Kaiser Permanente, Kaiser sends patients seeking abortions to Lovejoy and Kaiser covers the cost. At the age of 13 a child is recognized as having a confidential doctor/patient relationship at Kaiser, essentially treating a 13-year-old the same as you would an adult. A Kaiser employee verified the reason the parents wouldn’t receive notification of an insurance claim is based not so much on a written policy as it is just the way their system works. They promote having little or no paperwork for treatment received. If a co-pay is made, there is no reason to send out anything.
- Fri, Mar 19, 2010
have severe bipolar disorder and am unable to go off my medication if I become pregnant. How do medications for this disorder affect pregnancy, or should I even consider having children?
The situation you describe is obviously anguishing for you. I can well imagine that the advice doctors may have given you was based on their concern that any medicine you take for your bipolar disorder would cause birth defects or irreparable harm to a pregnancy.
How would you advise someone to begin to make a case for the babies while not condoning their actions, and being “sensitive” to the post-abortive state of denial?
I am a Hispanic, a female who is a member of an online Hispanic community. The members are discussing abortion and I am simply at the end of my rope (after being attacked for being conservative and having to defend myself on many, other points)! They’ve started an opinion board, after first reminding us that we need to “respect each others’ opinions,” about abortion. Before I could get to respond to the 100% pro-abortion opinions, women starting discussing their personal experiences with abortion and how they made great choices and now I feel disarmed. If I am to make any comments, I will be booted off and criticized for sure (which wouldn’t be so bad), because I will be “judging” those who killed babies.
- Thu, Mar 25, 2010
Recently reunited with my husband who had just returned after abandoning me for eight months with no intent to return, I believed that the Lord truly did desire to restore unto us “the years the locusts have eaten.” Trust was an issue, of course, but I desired more than anything a strong marriage that would one day be a beautiful testimony to other struggling newlyweds.
- Fri, Mar 26, 2010
If abortion is made illegal, would tens of thousands of women again die from back-alley and clothes hanger abortions?
Please Note: In order to conserve space, footnotes are not included in this article but are marked with an asterisk and may be found in ProLife Answers to ProChoice Arguments by Randy Alcorn, pages 407-448.
For decades prior to its legalization, 90 percent of abortions were done by physicians in their offices, not in back alleys.
Fifteen years before abortion was legal in America, around 85 percent of illegal abortions were done by “reputable physicians in good standing in their local medical associations.”* In 1960, Planned Parenthood stated that “90% of all illegal abortions are presently done by physicians.”* The ...