Abortion: Legacy of Contraception

In this talk, Father Paul Marx, O.S.B., founder of Human Life International, describes the destruction caused by the use of contraception. He explains that abortion and contraception are psychologically and metaphysically connected to each other. Because they are so strongly linked, Fr. Marks believes that priests and bishops that speak out against contraception do more . . . Read more

Exceptions: Is Abortion Ever Permissible?

1. Hard cases make bad law: An old legal saying goes “Hard cases make bad law,” because a good lawyer can justify the overturning of any principle when circumstances are difficult enough.  Pro-abortion groups have used the “hard cases” to negate the American tradition of valuing individual life, and have succeeded in imposing abortion on demand on . . . Read more

Why Women Abort

1. Very few abortions are due to health reasons, rape, incest, or abnormalities: Many people think that women obtain most abortions to save their lives or physical health, for rape and incest, or to avoid birth defects. This is a fallacy that pro-abortion groups continue to cultivate because it helps them spread abortion in nations with pro-life laws and helps . . . Read more

Men & Abortion

1. Men suffer in the aftermath of abortion as well as women: Though not nearly as much research has been done on abortion’s effects on men as on women, considerable evidence shows that abortion often negatively affects men’s mental health and that a large proportion of men regret their partner’s abortion later on. A March 1989 poll . . . Read more

Does Welfare Reduce Abortion?

1. The connection between welfare and illegitimacy is well-established: Social scientists have long documented that when women are paid to have children out of wedlock, they are more likely to do so. For example, James Q. Wilson wrote in the Fall 2005 In Character, “A third reason for single-parent families is that, at least in this country, welfare payments have enabled poor . . . Read more

Depo-Provera: Injectable Abortion

Depo-Provera: Dangerous for Women, Deadly for Unborn Children 1. What is Depo-Provera?  The Depo-Provera injection is a type of hormonal anti-fertility drug that works at times as a contraceptive, but also sometimes as an abortifacient, a drug that causes abortion in some instances. Its active ingredient is depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), a synthetic form of the natural . . . Read more