It is apparent that nothing short of contraceptives can put an end to the horrors of abortion and infanticide.
The difference between the way of life and the way of death is great. Therefore, do not murder a child by Abortion or kill a newborn infant.
Pro-choice and pro-life activists live in different worlds, and the scope of their lives, as both adults and children, fortifies them in their belief that their own views on Abortion are the more correct, the more moral, and more reasonable. When added to this is the fact that should 'the other side' win, one group of women will see they very real devaluation of their lives and life resources, it is not surprising that the Abortion debate has generated so much heat and so little light.
No one wants an Abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an Abortion as an animal, caught in a trap, wants to gnaw off its own leg.
If criteria such as the costs (social, psychological, economic) for the potential parents are good enough reasons for having an Abortion even when the fetus is healthy, if the moral status of the newborn is the same as that of the infant and if neither has any moral value by virtue of being a potential person, then the same reasons which justify Abortion should also justify the killing of the potential person when it is at the stage of a newborn.
The practice of Abortion was revolutionized at virtually the same moment that the laws were revolutionized, through the widespread introduction of suction curettage in 1970. Even without a suction machine, a simple combination of catheter and syringe can produce enough suction to carry out a safe early Abortion. As for the self-induced Abortion, by thrusting a coat hanger or other dangerous object into the womb, this will also be a thing of the past.
It is typical of the contradictions that break women's hearts that when they avail themselves of their fragile right to Abortion they often, even usually, went with grief and humiliation to carry out a painful duty that was presented to them as a privilege. Abortion is the latest in a long line of non-choices that begin at the very beginning with the time and the place and the manner of lovemaking.
[A]bortion is an integral part of family planning. Theoretically this means abortions at any stage of gestation. Therefore I favor the availability of Abortion beyond 20 weeks.
I am particularly proud of my contributions in recent cases in which the government has argued in the Supreme Court that racial and ethnic quotas should not be allowed and that the Constitution does not protect a right to an Abortion.samuel alito
There was the Abortion brief and also the brief in the Wygant case. I had a big hand in writing it, and so did Sam Alito, who had this marvelous phrase saying that a particular African American baseball player would not have served as a great role model if the fences had been pulled in every time he was up at bat, a point which some people were greatly offended by because they thought it to be pamphleteering. I thought it was entirely appropriate.samuel alito
You don't have to go to Planned Parenthood to get your cholesterol or your blood pressure checked. If you want an Abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood, and that's well over 90% of what Planned Parenthood does.jon kyl
For example, you can go on all the pro-life chat rooms and say you're an outraged right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an Abortion clinic and paid for her to get an Abortion.Then you go to an anti-immigration website chat room and ask, "What's all this about George Bush proposing amnesty for illegal aliens?"moby
The fact that a majority of the States reflecting, after all, the majority sentiment in those States, have had restrictions on abortions for at least a century is a strong indication, it seems to me, that the asserted right to an Abortion is not ‘so rooted in the traditions and conscience of our people as to be ranked as fundamental...’
Suffragists agreed with physicians about the moral status of Abortion. Lumping Abortion with infanticide, they referred to both as “child murder.”
If one strikes a pregnant woman or gives her poison in order to procure an Abortion, if the foetus is already formed or quickened, especially if it is quickened, he commits homicide.
[The few doctors willing to replace those who are retiring are] mostly physicians who have had difficulty establishing regular ob-gyn practices. . . Out of [one Abortion practitioner's] first six months of work, there are nine malpractice suits ... After it was apparent the guy was a klutz, they kept using him, and trying to cover for him, because they couldn't find another provider.
If women must submit to Abortion to preserve their lifestyle or career, their economic or social status they are pandering to a system devised and run by men for male convenience.
Of seven Abortion restrictions tested in a July 15-17 Gallup poll, informing women of certain risks of an Abortion in advance of performing it is the most widely favored, at 87%. Seven in 10 Americans favor requiring parental consent for minors and establishing a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. Nearly two-thirds favor making the specific procedure known as "partial birth Abortion" illegal... 71% say [Abortion] should be illegal in the second trimester and 86% in the third.
No one, neither the patient receiving an Abortion, nor the person doing the Abortion, is ever, at anytime, unaware that they are ending a life...
It's true that Abortion providers are perceived as not very good doctors -- that they have no alternative so they do abortions, that they cannot earn a living any other way.
The law, moreover enjoins us to bring up all our offspring, and forbids women to cause Abortion of what is begotten, or to destroy it afterward; and if any woman appears to have so done, she will be a murderer of her child, by destroying a living creature, and diminishing humankind.Flavius Josephus
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 'could identify no circumstances under which [partial-birth Abortion] would be the only option to save the life or preserve the health of the woman.' The American Medical Association agrees....
Young women need to know that Abortion rights and Abortion access are not presents bestowed or retracted by powerful men (or women) -- Presidents, Supreme Court justices, legislators, lobbyists -- but freedoms won, as freedom always is, by people struggling on their own behalf.
In the case of an unwanted pregnancy, the existential choice for a woman is not Abortion vs. no Abortion, but, as [Garrett Hardin] has pointed out, Abortion vs. compulsory childbearing. If others can force her to be a mother... then she is coerced into putting her body at the disposal of the fetus as if she were an unclaimed natural resource or a chattel slave.... Thus, the woman's most fundamental right of choice, the right to control her own body and happiness, is being abrogated.
It is a noteworthy fact that not one of the women to whom I have spoken so far believes in Abortion as a practice; but it is principle for which they are standing. They also believe that the complete abolition of the Abortion law will shortly do away with abortions, as nothing else will.
[It is] the most barbaric method [of family planning], the killing of babies infanticide Abortion.
...the greatest destroyer of peace today is Abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing - direct murder by the mother herself... because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.
The goal of the right is not to stop Abortion but to demonize it, punish it and make it as difficult and traumatic as possible. All this it has accomplished fairly well, even without overturning Roe v. Wade.
Whoever has read the WEEKLY knows I hold Abortion (except to save the life of the mother) to be just as much murder as the killing of a person after birth is murder.