for using these letters and
|Letters 1 - 32, 64 - 69, 410,
about "right or wrong" or about "who decides"? Responding to
pro-abortionists who say, "Freedom is about letting people make their own
The Myth of
Pro-choicers say that abortion "gives each woman the freedom to live as she
sees fit. Women need to be completely free to make decisions about
motherhood." What kind of reasoning considers killing one's own child
necessary for freedom?
|Letters 33 - 38, 399
activists object to being called "pro-abortionists." Of all
social movements, only abortion advocates are ashamed of what they stand
for. The many reasons why the proper term is "pro-abortion" instead of
|Letters 39 - 48, 140-141, 411
||Responding to the pro-abortion slogan
"Letting Women Be Their Own Moral Agents"--a ploy to try to make
abortion seem morally acceptable. Because abortion is "such an intensely
personal decision," it should be permitted.
|Letters 49 - 61,
||Responding to the pro-abortion claim that
pro-lifers don't "trust
women." They believe that an end to abortion would "wage war"
|Letters 62 - 63, 70 - 73, 136
make abortion illegal: Responding to those who favor legal
abortion who say, "If abortions are harder to obtain in this state, women
will just travel to other states to have them." Pro-abortion people argue,
"Outlawing abortion will not end it." Responding to the argument that
"stopping abortion will not happen through changing laws--it will come from
changing hearts--so therefore we shouldn't work to make it illegal."
|Letters 74 - 91
politicians and Pastors want to be popular rather than honorable so they
excuse abortion. Some politicians say they are "personally
opposed to abortion." But they also say, "I cannot impose my belief on
others." What they aren't acknowledging is that every time they vote on a
law they are "imposing their beliefs on others." By claiming to be "abortion
neutral" the government avoids its responsibility to protect the weak.
Responding to how some pro-choice pastors say, "As a pastor, my job is to
nurture souls, not control bodies. And besides, an aborted child would just
go to heaven anyway." Pastors who know abortion is murder do not speak out
for fear of offending someone. The church has traded its moral authority for
comfort and popularity. We need to send out a new message that the church
will not remain silent.
|Letters 92 - 106
childbirth: Abortion advocates sometimes state that abortion is
needed to prevent death of the mother from childbirth. These aren't the
|Letters 107 - 112, 265 - 267, 287 -
children and child-abuse: A woman who favors legal abortion has
asked, "If women are denied access to abortion, who will pay for all those
unwanted children?" Pro-choicers have said that pro-lifers "never give a
thought to the children who will be abused if women lose the right to bear
only loved and wanted children." They say, "Right-to-lifers claim to be
pro-family, but they never consider the strain an unwanted child places on a
|Letters 113, 116 - 124, 324, 414 -
the myth of scarce resources and overpopulation: Abortion
proponents argue, "How can right-to-lifers get so wrapped up in ending
abortion when we can't even feed the children who are already starving?"
They claim that somehow abortion is necessary because of "scarce resources."
While many children don't have decent food, clothing, housing, and medical
care--it's NOT because we don't have the resources to care for them. The
compassionate response to poverty is to help people climb out of it, not
kill them off.
supposed to solve every society ill: How we "need" abortion in
order to prevent child abuse, homelessness, poverty, family break-up, and
just about every other social ill. Every social problem that
pro-abortionists claim will get worse if we make abortion illegal, has
gotten worse since abortion was legalized.
|Letters 114 - 115, 141 - 143, 155 -
158, 397 - 398
and government interference: Pro-abortion extremists have asked,
"What gives the government the right to come into our bedrooms?" Radical
pro-abortion feminists rant, "The government has no right to tell a woman
she must have a child--No Mandatory Motherhood." Are opponents of "mandatory
motherhood" also opponents of "mandatory fatherhood"? Pro-choice groups
sometimes argue, "If the government can tell a woman not to have an
abortion, it can tell her she has to have one."
|Letters 125 - 130, 294, 368 - 378
consent/notification legislation for minors
|Letter 131, 210 - 216, 416, 418,
429 - 430
often accused of being "insensitive to the needs of mothers,"
while pro-choicers ostensibly being "sensitive." They ask, "Why don't you
pro-lifers help some of the people who are already here?" To begin
with, unborn children are already here. What we're trying to do is
see that they are allowed to remain here alive. Pro-abortion extremists have
voiced the accusation, "Pro-lifers only care about life from conception to
birth." Pro-abortionists consider pregnant women to be subhuman creatures
that need surgery (abortion) to be made fully human again. "Pro-life, that's
a lie; you don't care if women die," they chant.
|Letters 132 - 135, 384, 389
||Myth of the
"pro-choice" majority: Proponents of legal abortion have claimed
"most Americans favor choice"--the so-called "pro-choice majority."
Ramifications of being wrong in one's position--whose stakes are higher?
Characterizing the official "pro-choice" position in a nutshell.
|Letters 144 - 148, 253 - 254, 417
||Abortion supporters say they are "tired of right-to-lifers
trying to impose their
religious beliefs on others."
Some advocates of legal abortion have argued that since theologians can't
agree on when life begins (personhood, ensoulment), Roe v. Wade should
stand. Why is it that when abortion advocates start losing the battle on
scientific grounds they drag in religion? Responding to a sign
reading, "Keep Your Rosaries Off My Ovaries."
|Letters 149 - 154, 236-239, 251 -
||A child in
the womb is more than just a "potential human": Abortion fanatics
try to defend abortion by claiming, "No one knows when life begins." They
say abortion just eliminates the "potential," but does not end a life.
...Everyone recognizes that an acorn is not a tree, and an egg is not a
chicken. Pro-lifers need to learn to tell the difference between a
developing potential human and a living person." The truth is that abortions
are performed precisely because the baby is alive, but is not wanted.
|Letters 159 - 166, 217
- 220, 255, 390 - 391
Abortion as birth control: A pro-abortion organization recently
claimed that pro-lifers "cause" abortion by "opposing sex education and
birth control." An abortion fanatic said, "Anti-choicers say abortion is
murder because it destroys a fertilized egg. Well, so does an IUD or
Norplant. It's really birth control they oppose." Using abortion as "birth
control" (routinely and repeatedly) rather than just in the "hard cases."
|Letters 167 - 171, 298
- 299 , 202 - 205, 400 - 402, 385 - 388
Abortions of convenience: Responding to their claim that "No
woman ever wants an abortion. Abortions are not acts of whim or fancy, but
of tragic and compelling necessity." Abortion advocates sometimes say
they can't understand why right-to-lifers think they have the right to
interfere in the toughest decision a woman will ever make. "How could
anybody who has never had an abortion understand what the aborting woman is
going through?" they ask. Pro-choicers claim "women never use abortion
frivolously, but only in situations of terrible necessity." Should it
be legal for a woman who purposely got pregnant (for acceptance, rite of
passage, or to keep a relationship together) to get an abortion? Rise of sex
selection abortions and "selective reduction" abortions because woman is
pregnant with more babies than wanted. The fact is more than 90% do not fall
into this "tragic necessity" category.
|Letters 172 - 190
Abortions in situations of rape and incest: A pro-abortion man
demanded, "Why should a woman who's been the victim of rape or incest have
to bear her assailant's child?"
|Letters 191 - 196, 321, 367
||Claim to be a
"women's issue" that men should stay out of: One of the more
outrageous things radical pro-abortion feminists say is, "If men could get
pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament." Radical pro-abortion feminists
find fault with men who oppose abortion. They say abortion is a women's
issue and "men have no business being involved." Before the legalization of
abortion, boyfriends who impregnated their girlfriends and took them to get
abortions could be prosecuted if the abortion caused her death. What are the
father's rights to decide if his child should be killed?
|Letters 198 - 201, 206 - 209, 316
||A pro-abortion activist recently asked pro-lifers to
"join with us
in our efforts to end the need for abortions." The truth is that there is no
need for abortion. There is only the abortionists' unwillingness to offer
anything else. The suggestion that pro-lifers and abortionists work
together "to address why it is so difficult to talk women out of
abortions once they have decided that they need them."
|Letters 223 - 228
Fetal tissue research and RU-486 for medicinal purposes:
Pro-abortion people claim that pro-lifers aren't really "for life" because
we oppose fetal experiments, which they claim could save lives. A noted
abortion fanatic recently lambasted pro-lifers for opposing the abortion
pill, RU-486. She claimed that the drug has the potential to fight breast
cancer, and that by opposing RU-486, pro-lifers are consigning women to die
|Letters 229 - 231, 235
counselors blocking abortion clinics: Pro-abortion fanatics
sometimes say, "What gives these anti-choicers the right to deny women their
constitutional rights by illegally blocking clinics?" although escorts often
use physical force.
|Letters 232 - 234, 248
- 250, 305, 409, 427-428
Abortion-related shootings, acts of vandalism and violence, death penalty,
and a consistent ethic of life:
After the recent fire at the local abortion clinic, the clinic spokesman
said, "What makes pro-lifers think they have the right to bomb or burn a
completely legal abortion clinic?" Everyone mourns when an abortionist is
killed, but who mourns when an abortionist kills a woman? Since many more
women killed by their abortionists than abortionists killed by pro-lifers,
why is the government only worried about the pro-lifers? Some pro-choicers
have claimed that pro-lifers are inconsistent for opposing abortion but
favoring the death penalty.
Increase in violence across all of society: A pro-abortion
activist's recent column complained that it is wrong to oppose abortion when
so many children are killing and being killed on the streets of our cities.
|Letters 240 - 241, 283, 326, 333 -
funding of abortions and Profit-motive of abortionists: In the
battle over the budget, Planned Parenthood was arguing that they need money
for "family planning" services to save the taxpayers money. Abortionists
want federal funding of abortions, yet want "the government to stay out of
our lives." There has been a finding that public funding for legal abortions
has not increased the number of ILLEGAL
abortions. They especially say the government should butt out. Then they
turn around and say the government should pay for it.
|Letters 242 - 247, 303
- 304, 419, 319, 322 - 323
Abortionists disliking pro-lifers assertions: An abortionist
recently insisted that he and his accomplices are not Nazis and that
abortion mills cannot be compared to Nazi death camps--claiming that
abortions are "medical care." An abortionist complained that just because
she does abortions, people assume that she hates babies. Being nice most of
the time does not excuse the hideous things abortionists do the rest of the
Letters of gratitude to abortionists "Gratitude just means that you
did what somebody else wanted you to do. It doesn't mean that what you did
Lack of regret as criteria to measure the rightness of an act -- it's a
measure of the conscience of the person acting, not a measure of the
rightness of the act committed.
The abortionist said that abortion disturbed him at first, but that as he
did more of them, he began to find them more interesting and less morally
troubling. Once habitual it becomes easier is something all serial
|Letters 259 -264
Criminalizing abortionists vs. abortive mothers: Some pro-choicers
complain that legislation restricting abortion would cause women to be
jailed for having abortions. The only people who propose prison sentences
for abortive women are pro-choicers. The goal of pro-lifers was always to
put ABORTIONISTS in jail, where they belong. A pro-choicer recently asked,
"Since conservatives usually favor the death penalty, what do you think they
want the penalty to be for women who have abortions?"
|Letters 268 - 282, 318
illegal abortions resulting in women dying: Pro-abortionists
claim that prohibiting abortion would increase those done by "back-alley
butchers." Pro-choicers continue to use the old lie that illegal abortions
killed 5,000 to 10,000 women every year.
|Letters 256 - 258
||Planned Parenthood's spokeswoman made much last week of the
two Klansmen carrying anti-abortion signs at the Ku Klux Klan rally.
She said, "It just shows what kind of people oppose abortion."
|Letters 289 - 293
of unwanted children
|Letters 295 - 297
pictures of aborted babies being displayed in public
|Letters 301 - 302, 315, 404
Planned Parenthood: Supreme Court's Planned Parenthood v. Casey
decision, Quote from National Organization for Women spokeswoman Jeanne
Clark. Planned Parenthood changing their minds from an earlier stance
|Letters 306, 349
"legal" means "safe": Prochoicers advocate midwives and
non-doctors to perform abortions. Pro-choicers advocate the "do-it-yourself"
home abortion procedure--so much for legality ensuring safety.
Pro-abortionists wanting to lift of the import ban of RU-486, the French
|Letters 317, 403, 406
pro-choice language: "Restrictive" vs. "protective" in vocabulary
of abortion laws, "Pro-choice" people who only offer ONE REAL choice:
abortion. Identifying language of abortion with the language of slavery.
data of pro-lifers as biased: Pro-abortionists have said, "There
is no evidence of
Post-Abortion Syndrome because the researchers who identified it are
all opposed to abortion." Abortionists claim that if someone opposes
abortion, their data must be bad.
|Letters 307 - 309, 407 - 408
"Don't judge me by my actions, but by my intentions." "The only motive that
I (an abortionist) ever encountered in women having abortions is "to be a
good mother"--somehow killing is the most loving thing to do.
|Letters 327 - 329, 286, 310
||Early abortion laws focused on "quickening"-- "Pre-Roe
abortion laws were meant to protect women, not babies, and therefore
they should never be reinstated," they claim, "Pre-Roe anti-abortion laws
were just attempts by the male-dominated medical establishment to drive
non-doctors out of business." The shortage" of "abortion providers"
certainly shows a change of attitude in the medical profession. If we "turn
back the clock, seedy old men" will demand sex from desperate women
|Letters 331 - 332, 347,
abortion with women's rights: Letting "women do what they want
with their bodies." Abortion is not a sign that women are free, but bitter
proof that they are desperate. No real choice. Myth of empowerment. Myth of
abortion as the cornerstone of freedom and equality with men. See abortion
for what it really is: something that is done to women, by men, for men
325, 405, 413, 350
Using science to determine when life begins: If we use the
absence of brain waves to determine that a person's life has ended, why
shouldn't we use the presence of brain waves to determine that someone's
life has begun? The fallacy of the belief that life begins at birth. Proof
that fetus has scientifically-verifiable different genetic code than mother.
Once we decide that life begins at any point other than the one based on
science--conception--then one arbitrary point is as valid as any other. It's
interesting that the unborn are being treated for diseases -- being
recognized as a patient separate from the mother.
|Letters 351 - 366, 392 - 396
Informed-consent legislation and mandatory waiting period,
requiring that women be informed about what they are about to do and be
required to wait 24 or 48 hours as reflection-time
|Letters 379 - 383
regulation of abortion facilities -- equal standards to medical