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- "It's not about the babies."
They don't want people to focus on what is actually happening - babies are being killed. Eve Ensler proclaimed publicly that the issue of abortion is: "not really about fetuses and babies, but really men's terror of women's sexuality and power.” She, like many others fighting against the right to life, feel the need to turn people from the real issue. Notice she isn't even trying to pretend there isn't a baby involved, she just wants you to ignore the baby. It is hard to argue against the murder of children - so it makes sense that they would want to convince people that the issue is really something else.
TRUTH: Abortion is about the murder of children.
- "It's better for women."
Apparently, for a woman to exercise her innate "sexuality and power", she has to have the option to kill the life inside her for any reason whatsoever. Feminism has brainwashed women into thinking that they will become most fulfilled by making selfish decisions. (Christ teaches that for all people true love is laying down your life for another, and real fulfillment can only be found in Him.) There is a reason the anti-life movement does not claim emotional or physical fulfillment comes from having an abortion. Today I heard that women who've had abortions are six times more likely to commit suicide than a woman who has given birth in the previous year (and double that of women who have had miscarriages). (Study available here)This is just one example of the many serious physical side-effects, including breast cancer and future pre-term births. Often the pro-life movement is accused of victimizing women, but by being pro-life, you are also fighting for the best for women, emotionally and physically.
TRUTH: Those who are pro-life are pro-women.
- "Abortions are a necessary health provision."
Today I went to a rally to protest against taxpayer funding of abortions in Ontario, Canada. Almost anyone in Ontario will be able to tell you of a medical need they had which wasn't covered - from eye-glasses to chemotherapy drugs. And yet the lie that abortions are basic health care is so pervasive in our culture that they are fully covered by the provincial health plan. Rarely, if ever, are abortions any longer needed to protect the life of the mother - and instead are actually causing harm to her (see above point). The Hippocratic Oath, historically taken by doctors, states "I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy". They don't heal the mother and they certainly don't heal the baby, yet the anti-life movement attempts to frame abortion as if it is best for everyone.
TRUTH: Abortions are bad for everyone involved.LINKED UPMonday: www.amamasstory.com www.raisingarrows.net www.themodestmomblog.com www.whatjoyismine.com