Our Feminist Foremothers & Abortion (updated 3/07)

Susan B. Anthony called abortion "child-murder" [The Revolution 4(1):4 July 8, 1869] and further wrote: "No matter what the reason, if love of ease, or desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, a woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life. It will burden her soul in death. But, oh, thrice guilty is he who drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the crime." Elizabeth Cady Stanton classed it along with the killing of newborns as "infanticide" [The Revolution, 1(5):1, February 5, 1868].  The Revolution and other feminist publications of the 19th century refused to print ads for abortifacients. "As law and custom give to the husband the absolute control of the wife's person, seh is forced to…outrage the holiest instincts of her being in order to maintain even a semblance of that freedom which by nature belongs to every human soul. When a man steals to satisfy hunger, we may safely conclude that there is something wrong in society — so when a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is an evidence that either by education or circumstances she has been greatly wronged."   [Mattie Brinkerhoff, The Revolution 1(18): 279, May 1868] "[This] subject lies deeper down into woman's wrongs than any other…I hesitate not to assert that most of [the responsibility for] this crime lies at the door of the male sex." [Matilda Gage, The Revolution 1(14): 215-16, April 9, 1868] "We want prevention, not merely punishment. We must reach the root of the evil…It is practiced by those whose inmost souls revolt from the...

Informed Consent for Abortion/Breast Cancer Link

"Alabama Physicians For Life, Inc. believes that patients have the right to be fully informed regarding potentially adverse effects before undergoing any medical treatment, including abortion. "While a difference of medical opinion exists concerning the abortion-breast cancer link, there are now 70 statistically significant studies providing reasonable evidence supporting the link. "Because we recognize the right to informed consent before entering into medical treatment for other body systems, we believe that the majority of women would want to be informed of the evidence of a relationship between abortion and breast cancer before making an abortion decision." For more information beyond this website concerning the abortion-breast cancer connection, visit: www.bcpinstitute.org  Breast Cancer Prevention Institute www.afterabortion.org www.abortionbreastcancer.com    Women should be informed about these studies before undergoing any type of chemical (medication) or surgical abortion....

Testimony by Abortion Providers Re Partial Birth Abortion (4/04)

Testimony from Abortion Doctors2April 2004Trials in the 3 lawsuits against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act began Monday, March 29th in three separate U.S. District Courts.  The primary plaintiff in the Southern District of New York is the National Abortion Federation (NAF); the plaintiffs in the District of Nebraska are Dr. Leroy Carhart and several other abortion doctors (Abortion Doctors), and the primary plaintiff in the Northern District of California is Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).  The Attorney General of the United States is the defendant in each case.  After opening statements from each side, plaintiffs began presenting their evidence.  Excerpts from the unofficial transcripts of  testimony from the first 3 days of trial appear below.  NEW YORK CASE. DAY TWO:  Tuesday, March 30, 2004.Excerpts from NAF’s re-direct examination of Dr. Amos Grunebaum: THE COURT.  Doctor, you mentioned earlier today that you believe in full disclosure to your patients as to the procedures and the various possibilities that are available.THE WITNESS.  Yes, I do.THE COURT. And that you spell out for the woman just what is entailed in a D&E that involves dismemberment, correct.THE WITNESS.  Yes, I do.THE COURT.  You also spell out that if you are doing an intact D&E or D&X or partial-birth abortion, whichever term is used, that that entailed a partial delivery, and then the procedure you described of inserting the scissors in the base of the skull and using a suction devise to remove the brain.THE WITNESS.  Yes, I do.~THE COURT.  And that some of them desire that because after the procedure if they want to see or hold the dead fetus, is that...

In Defense of Life: Rebuttals to Abortion Arguments

  IN DEFENSE   OF LIFE We are often confronted with the semantic rhetoric of the pro-abortion ("pro-choice") movement. It may appear logical at first glance – we all know people who have been swayed by its simplicity – but the words ring hollow when we look for the meaning behind them. Those who believe in preserving and promoting the innate value of human life can effectively expose the shallowness by firmly and patiently challenging those who are pro-abortion to defend their arguments.  Please take time to peruse the following 22 comments, questions, and rebuttals; then decide whether you agree with what "They say" or with what "We say"… THEY SAY…WE SAY 1. No one knows when life begins. Everyone has his or her own ideas about it…   You were you two minutes after you were born, five minutes before you were born, a month before that, and four months before that. Your life, the life of every human being began at fertilization – when the father’s sperm and the mother’s egg united. This is scientific fact. Nothing was added after fertilization (conception) except the nutrition you received from your mother and the time to grow. When we discuss abortion, we are always talking about a child with a beating heart. OR, ASK THE PRO-ABORT…We are now seeing the unborn being treated for disease, given blood transfusions, and even operated on for spina bifida, heart problems, etc. When a doctor does one of these procedures, who is the patient? OR, ASK THE PRO-ABORT…Pro-abortionists base much of their argument on the concept of viability. Can you give me a...

Former Abortion Provider Describes Her Experience

January 21, 1994 My name is J.D. I recently began working for a crisis pregnancy center as Office Administrator.   I am uniquely qualified for this job by my ten years of employment in the abortion industry. During that time, I went from an office worker, to an administrator of six abortion centers, to doing actual abortions, although I never had any formal medical training. Due to a heavy patient load and other problems, the doctor I worked for from 1988 until 1993 gradually gave me more and more medical responsibilities, and I loved the learning process.   The patients even called me “Doctor” and I did not correct them.  I really began feeling like a doctor until one day in November of 1991. That is when a young woman who was in no condition for an abortion came in.  I turned her down and referred her to a hospital, but the doctor I worked for told me we needed the money and instructed me to put her through.   When we tried to revive this young woman after the procedure, she began having trouble breathing, and we couldn’t get her blood pressure reading.  The doctor came in the room and panicked.  He started screaming and throwing things. None of us even knew how to establish oral airway on the patient.   The doctor administered resuscitation medicine, and when the patient seemed to stabilize somewhat, he told me to get her out of there and back to the recovery room so more patients could get in.  All the patient’s vitals were unstable, and she began to hemorrhage.  I ran to...