“From a strictly scientific point of view, there is no doubt that the development of an individual human life begins at conception. Consequently, it is vital that the reader understand that she did not come from a zygote, she once was a zygote; she did not come from an embryo, she once was an embryo; she did not come from a fetus, she once was a fetus; she did not come from an adolescent, she once was an adolescent.”
Just take a look at this totally creepy video produced by one pro-choice group, Happy Anniversary Baby indeed.
Janice Shaw Crouse on What Hath Roe Wrought
On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade abortion advocates have plenty of reason to be frightened and pessimistic. During 2012, an average of 7 abortion clinics closed each month. No wonder Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider is frantic about securing federal funding --70 percent of abortion clinics in the U.S. have closed over the past 22 years. By their recent abandonment of the "pro-choice" rhetoric, it is obvious that they, too, recognize that pro-life forces are prevailing with the American public….The pro-life movement is getting increasingly more sophisticated and effective. Plus, science and technology are on the pro-life side. As sonograms get higher definition and more parents-to-be post them on social media the pro-life cause strengthens. One study tracked seventy-five patients and all but five changed their minds about an abortion after seeing a sonogram of their baby in the womb.
We have many millions of women who have undergone abortions and are now at increased risk for suicide, breast cancer, and mental health problems.
Abortion has hurt all women in other ways as Ross Douthat points out
While the frequent use of abortion can limit out-of-wedlock births, that is, the sudden mass availability of abortion almost certainly had the opposite effect — mostly by changing the obligations associated with pregnancy, and by legitimating male irresponsibility where sex and its consequences are concerned.
This was the conclusion that George Akerlof and Janet Yellen reached in a mid-1990s Brookings Institution analysis. ”Although many observers expected liberalized abortion and contraception to lead to fewer out-of-wedlock births,” they wrote, “in fact the opposite happened,” mostly because the availability of abortion dramatically undermined the expectation that a man would marry and support a woman he impregnated. “By making the birth of the child the physical choice of the mother,” they concluded, “the sexual revolution has made marriage and child support a social choice of the father” — which in turn has made it much easier for fathers to choose non-involvement in cases where the mother decides not to use abortion as a birth control of last resort.
That would be Jane Roe and Mary Doe, the plaintiffs in the companion 1973 Supreme Court cases that legalized abortion in the country.
Both say their cases were based on lies.
Doe v. Bolton extended the right to abort through all nine months of pregnancy. But Cano has since claimed that the whole foundation of Doe v. Bolton was a lie: that she never actually wanted nor requested an abortion and that she was tricked into signing an affidavit about abortion in the process of filing for divorce from her husband and seeking to regain custody of her other children. According to Cano she actually fled the state when her mother and lawyer tried to force her into getting an abortion.Posted by Jill Fallon at January 25, 2013 1:34 PM | Permalink
Though McCorvey worked as an abortion activist for years after Roe v. Wade was handed down, she announced a conversion to the pro-life cause in the mid 1990s. The conversion came after the pro-life group Operation Rescue moved in next door to the abortion clinic where she worked, and she came personally to know several pro-life leaders.
“I was persuaded by feminist attorneys to lie; to say that I was raped, and needed an abortion,” Norma stated in last year’s ad. “It was all a lie.”
“Since then, over 50 million babies have been murdered. I will take this burden to my grave,” she said.