Over the past 38 years abortion has become a controversial subject, mainly because the abortion rights advocates have billed it as a “woman’s right.” This is highly inaccurate phraseology. Abortion is a civil rights issue. The rights of one part of the population cannot supersede the rights of all the rest. The Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Notice that “life” comes first and that the unborn were not excluded.
Since scientific research has proved beyond doubt that human life begins at conception, then that human life has the right to live. Abortion gives another person the legal ability to kill that life, thus violating the civil rights of the baby to life itself.
In addition to the basic issue of life, certain segments of society are being targeted to destroy their offspring. Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said “15 million black people have been denied their most basic civil right, the right to life. Roughly one-quarter of the black population is now missing.” Margaret Sanger, the founder of the organization that eventually became Planned Parenthood, had as her goal the control and subjugation of the poor ethnic peoples, including blacks.
Planned Parenthood is the country’s largest abortion provider and is subsidized, in part, by our tax dollars.
Dr. King continued that the killing of a quarter of the black population of the U.S. has not been from the lynch mobs of her childhood days but from abortionists “who plant their killing centers in minority neighborhoods and prey upon women who think they have no hope.” She declared, “The great irony is that abortion has done what the Klan only dreamed of!”
Right now, in Rockford, Illinois, this scenario continues. The local abortion mill is targeting the civil rights of both the minorities and those who protest abortion. The men and women who go to the abortion clinic to pray and try to help the women seeking abortions are being harassed by the man who owns the building as well as some policemen – who seem to do the will of this man.
Signs are put in the windows of the abortion clinic that are too filthy and disgusting to even repeat in this article. Private medical information and phone numbers of pro-life citizens are placed on signs in the windows and on the property for all to see, thus violating their right to privacy.
The facility itself is in disrepair and looks nothing like a clinic. Instead, it is more like the old “back alley” abortion facilities of dozens of years ago. Mice have even been seen crawling on the outside of the building. Women are treated with disrespect — both inside and outside.
No concern seems to be given by those inside to the abortions’ consequences on the women themselves. Of course, the babies always die, but the mothers quite often suffer from post-abortion syndrome. Drug abuse, alcohol abuse, thoughts of suicide, self-hatred, and abuse of children already born are but a few of the repercussions of abortions.
Researchers have now discovered that women who have had abortions, particularly those who had abortions at a young age, are more likely to have breast cancer at some time in their life. Dr. Janet Daling is a cancer researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington. On Nov. 2, 1994 Dr. Daling and fellow researchers published an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (pp. 1584-1592) concerning induced abortion and breast cancer risk for pre-menopausal women. Some key findings:
1. Women under age 18 who had an induced abortion have an increased breast cancer risk of 150 percent.
2. Women of age 30 and above who aborted a first pregnancy increase their breast cancer risk by 110 percent.
3. Overall, women who have an induced abortion have an increased breast cancer risk of 50 percent.
4. Black women of age 50 and above who had at least 1 induced abortion have an increased breast cancer risk of 370 percent.
By the way, Dr. Janet Daling is self-described as “pro-choice.”
In short, legalized abortion on demand enslaves women and liberates men from the responsibilities of their children. It often destroys women mentally, physically, and spiritually. Can you explain how this is such a wonderful “right” for women?
For more information about abortion and the effect it has on women in Rockford and the surrounding areas, go to http://www.prolifecorner.com.
Chris is a long time resident of Freeport and is a founding member of Stephenson County Right to Life. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.