By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
We as Americans take our rights very seriously. The right to free speech. The right to freedom of religion. The right to peaceable assembly.
But there is so much wrong with the so-called “right” to an abortion.
To begin with, each abortion ends an innocent, unrepeatable human life. It is an act of killing a defenseless human being. There is nothing right, and everything wrong, with that.
In addition, the image of a woman freely and independently exercising a “right” to abortion is deeply flawed. Research shows that, much of the time, women are pressured into abortion by a boyfriend, husband, parent, or even a grandparent. In other words, they are making a choice they don’t want.
A study also indicated that the vast majority of women who experience difficulties after abortion would have chosen life if just one person had supported it–just one!
The so-called “right” to abortion also completely ignores the rights of fathers. Under Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion, a father’s right to defend the life of his child is stolen away. How many men are suffering in silence today, grieving the loss of a child they very much wanted?
Our society has suffered greatly from the loss of the more than 60 million preborn children who have died under Roe. We’ve lost doctors and diplomats, social studies teachers and scientists, and all manner of other professionals from legalized abortion.
A so-called “right” to abortion appears nowhere in the U.S. Constitution. It was invented by a seven men on the U.S. Supreme Court who did not have access to the 4D Ultrasound we have today–technology which clearly shows the development of the preborn child.
For the sake of our nation and our posterity, the so-called “right” to an abortion cannot stand. It will fall under the weight of its own hypocrisy.