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With Abortion, There Are No Do-Overs

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The small arrow icon, which appears in the lower right-hand corner of my emails, has become a valuable tool in my digital communication.

The icon’s official function is to “undo typing.” However, for me, it is frequently a source of significant relief.

I initially embark on a particular line of discourse, but then I realise that I need to alter my course of action. The arrow, which is small in size, indicates the direction in which I should proceed.

One of the most distressing aspects of abortion, in addition to the profound tragedy of the loss of a child, is that it is one of those actions that cannot be undone. It is possible to rectify misunderstandings, rewrite legislation and even amend the Constitution. However, there is no possibility of a ‘do-over’ in the case of abortion.

The ultimate consequence of abortion is the demise of a vulnerable human being, a result that is both irremediable and irrevocable. It is indeed the case that a woman may find solace and recuperation following an abortion. However, she will never again in this life experience the wonders of her unborn child, a unique individual with a distinct identity and DNA.

It is therefore evident that informed consent laws are of the utmost importance. Such information is presented in the form of a cautionary notice. The presence of “Danger Ahead” signs can assist women in making life-affirming detours.

In the state of Pennsylvania, for instance, in 1989 the legislature passed the Abortion Control Act, which requires that women be offered a booklet demonstrating the development of the preborn child and the medical risks associated with abortion. Furthermore, the legislation stipulates that a 24-hour waiting period must be observed before an abortion can be performed. This interval allows the woman to consult with her friends and family, who may be able to provide the support she and her unborn child require. In the absence of familial support, a counsellor at one of the numerous pregnancy help centres across the state can provide a woman with the necessary material and emotional resources to face her future with hope.

A five-year interval elapsed between the enactment of the Abortion Control Act and its implementation, during which time the abortion lobby exerted considerable effort to prevent the law from taking effect. However, the application of reason and logic ultimately prevailed, resulting in a significant decline in the number of abortions performed in Pennsylvania following the implementation of the aforementioned legislation.

Those who advocate for abortion frequently assert that those who oppose abortion seek to “turn back the clock.” In fact, the opposite is true. Those who advocate for abortion wish to revert to a time before the enactment of protective pro-life legislation, a period during which women were compelled to make a decision that could have lifelong consequences.

The term “pro-life” is another term for progress. The advancement of knowledge and respect for both the mother and the child are the outcomes of this progress. The pro-abortion mindset has not benefited women or children. In fact, the growing number of young people who have embraced the pro-life movement suggests that upholding Roe v. Wade is as futile as attempting to negotiate cyberspace with a manual typewriter. Roe is arguably an anachronistic and, one might venture, an obsolete decision.


Daniel Miller is responsible for nearly all of National Right to Life News' political writing.

With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, Daniel Miller developed a deep obsession with U.S. politics that has never let go of the political scientist. Whether it's the election of Joe Biden, the midterm elections in Congress, the abortion rights debate in the Supreme Court or the mudslinging in the primaries - Daniel Miller is happy to stay up late for you.

Daniel was born and raised in New York. After living in China, working for a news agency and another stint at a major news network, he now lives in Arizona with his two daughters.

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