What could make a mother more supportive of “later abortions”? Her own preemie survives (and thrives)!

By Dave Andrusko Coming from a perspective that enshrines “choice,” if there is any sure thing, it is that no matter what the outcome, the decision must always rest exclusively in the hands of the mother. What if the choice is for life? No matter, the proper measuring stick is not that the baby is …

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The Worst Argument for Abortion: ‘You’re Pro-Birth, Not Pro-Life’

By John Stonestreet with G. Shane Morris If pro-lifers are going to oppose the killing of unborn children, we are told over and over again, then we must be willing to take care of these children and their families even after they’re born. And since we don’t, it’s widely assumed and repeated, we have no …

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Woman cries all night, 6 weeks after abortion

Editor’s note. The following are two quotation from “Experiencing Abortion: a Weaving of Women’s Words” (Binghamton, New York: The Haworth Press, 1997) by Eva Kushner that were posted April 3 by Sarah Terzo. It is a book that told the stories of post-abortion women: “20-year-old Rickie, who is a Black Muslim, opposes abortion and has …

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Doctor “attacks” woman who wants to keep her baby with anencephaly, offers to abort him

By Sarah Terzo In a booklet meant to encourage women pregnant with disabled or sick babies choose life, Barb wrote about the pressure she came under to abort her son who had anencephaly: Seven months into the pregnancy I was referred to the high-risk clinic. It was there where I was attacked by a doctor …

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Feminists don’t like discussing abortion grief, postabortion woman finds

By Sarah Terzo A pro-choice author, who wrote a book on women’s experiences after an abortion, described how one woman felt grief after she aborted her baby [1]. The young woman felt that pro-choice friends did not want to hear about her struggles after the abortion. … Karen cannot make sense of her grief. She …

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Abortion does not cure domestic violence

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It is one of the most painful situations that can befall a woman–one that can lead to feelings of powerlessness, sadness, and despair. National statistics indicate that, every minute in this country, 20 people are assaulted by an intimate partner. It’s a crime that’s often hidden …

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Marie Stopes: History erases ugly facts to create a mythical feminist hero

By Philippa Taylor For some, the name Marie Stopes speaks of one of the biggest abortion providers in the world. For others, it speaks of a person, a feminist icon and pioneer for birth control and family planning. Both are true, but few people know about Marie Stopes the woman, the author, palaeobotanist, family planning …

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Abortionist tells woman her baby isn’t developed yet

By Sarah Terzo Dr. Roslyn Stephens, an abortionist, said the following to a patient identified as Leslie: “This one, you know you’re only six weeks, you know the foetus is only tiny–it’s not developed yet.” At 6 weeks after conception, the embryo has a heartbeat and brainwaves. Mary Kenny, Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet …

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Looking Away From Abortion cannot hide what you saw

By Dave Andrusko The wonders of the Internet and stories you’ve forgotten you saved hidden away on your hard drive. I was researching my response to yet another puff piece hailing abortionist Willie Parker when I ran across a column I read awhile back. It was by Ross Douthat, a columnist for the New York …

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Training manual instructs clinic workers to convince women pregnant with disabled babies to abort

By Sarah Terzo In a book meant to teach abortion workers how to “counsel” women considering abortion, the authors tell the workers to recommend abortion when the baby has a disability When counselling, the aim of the health professional involved would normally be to support a decision-making process but not to influence it. There has …

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A futile attempt to reconcile Abortion and Motherhood

By Dave Andrusko I ran across this a while back at Huffington Post, wrote a short post, and decided to revisit “Claiming My Mamahood After My Abortion,” written by Renee Bracey Sherman. NRL News Today readers may recall Sherman’s name. We’ve written about her several times. One time we deconstructed a glowing tribute to a …

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