By Sarah Terzo “I am an atheist and a rationalist…Abortion is a traumatic life event; that is, it involves loss, it involves grief, it involves difficulties. And the trauma may, in fact, predispose people to having mental illness.” Prof. David M. Fergusson, Christchurch Health and Development Study, commenting on research he directed, interviewed on Australian …Continue reading "Professor David M. Fergusson on emotional turmoil following an abortion"
By Sarah Terzo “[I] feel abhorrence for the idea of deliberately bringing an unwanted pregnancy to term, delivering forth a helpless human being, and then just giving it away to others to care for. To never again take any responsibility whatsoever for a baby deliberately brought into this world seems to me utterly barbaric! By …Continue reading "Pro-choicer: Abortion is moral, Adoption is barbaric"
By Sarah Terzo “My family would not support my decision to keep my baby. My boyfriend said he would give me no emotional or financial help whatsoever. All the people that mattered told me to abort. When I said I didn’t want to, they started listing reasons why I should. They said it would be …Continue reading "Woman pressured on all sides to abort her baby"
By Sarah Terzo Pro-choice author Carole Joffe on how abortion providers and patients describe the unborn baby: Counselors and clinicians tend to use the terms “pregnancy” and “fetus”; in contrast, many patients use the term baby, which makes some providers uncomfortable. Similarly, how should providers respond to the occasional patient who asks to see her …Continue reading "Use of term “baby” makes Abortion providers uncomfortable"
By Sarah Terzo Emily Turner wrote a book about her life, her abortion, and its aftermath. She wrote: “After the abortion, I sank to the lowest of lows. The greatest depth and darkness that covers the bottom of sea. There I laid. I stopped responding to messages and phone calls. No motivation to continue on for …Continue reading "Writer says she “sank to the lowest of lows” after her abortion"
By Sarah Terzo From one former clinic worker: “The doctors race each other. Especially on Saturdays, they compete to see who can get the most patients done.” Pamela Zekman and Pamela Warrick, “The Abortion Profiteers” Chicago Sun-Times, November 12, 1978. Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.Continue reading "The doctors race each other to see who can perform the most abortions"
By Sarah Terzo An article in Family Planning Perspectives [published by the Guttmacher Institute] describes D & E abortion: “[A] physician performing a D&E must deal with the second trimester foetus in an intimate, physical way…ossified parts, such as the skull, must be crushed. The bone fragments must be extracted carefully to avoid tearing the cervix. Reconstruction …Continue reading "Family Planning Perspectives on D&E abortions"
Editor’s note. A year ago a hearing on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act took place on Capitol Hill. The hearing was held by Republican Whip Steve Scalise, the Pro-Life Caucus, and the author of the bill, Rep. Ann Wagner, with many pro-life Republicans also speaking at the hearing. Kathi A. Aultman, M.D., was one …Continue reading "Former abortionist turned pro-life activist dismantles pro-abortion myths about abortion survivors"
By Sarah Terzo Feminist Germaine Greer says the following about abortion: “A ten-week foetus is not pink jelly, but only the woman who loses her baby spontaneously is likely to know how human the tiny creature was and to grieve for it for the rest of her life. Women presenting for abortion…are shielded from grief…and …Continue reading "Germaine Greer on Miscarriage and Abortion"
By Dave Andrusko Here’s today’s update in the ongoing pro-abortion campaign to force the FDA to cease requirements that protect women who are undergoing chemical (“medication”) abortions. The campaign is part and parcel of the Abortion Industry’s end game: Do It Yourself abortions performed at home. The issue took on immediacy with District Judge Theodore …Continue reading "The latest on judge’s decision to suspend FDA rule protecting women undergoing chemical abortions"
By Sarah Terzo Pro-choicer Lana Clarke Phelan comments on doctors who don’t do abortions: “Another cliché [used by doctors to refuse to do abortions] is the timeworn ‘life has begun and I cannot play god’ bit, yet daily each doctor sees nothing unethical in excising a cancer, performing a vasectomy on a requesting male without question, …Continue reading "Pro-choice activist compares abortion to curing cancer"
“Many in this new generation, according to the Gallup Poll numbers, seem to have pro-life instincts” By Dave Andrusko I’m sure most of you can empathize with the herculean task of going through 40+ years of pro-life materials, an assignment I’ve given to myself. I have been blessed by running across gem after gem. One …Continue reading "10 things a new generation of Christians should know about abortion"