Does Pro-Life Rhetoric Lead to Violence?

Pro-abortionists frequently tell us to keep our opinions ― and even our science ― to ourselves. They say that we must not refer to abortionists as “baby killers” and to abortion as “murder.” `Catholics’ for a Free Choice goes even further, claiming that anyone who says that preborn children are human beings encourages terrorism.1 Pro . . . Read more

Isn’t Abortion a Legal, Constitutional and Human Right?

After his ignoble disgrace, Satan was being expelled from Heaven.  As he passed through the Gates, he paused a moment in thought, and turned to God and said, “A new creature called Man, I hear, is soon to be created.”  “This is true,” He replied.  “He will need laws,” said the Demon slyly. “What!  You, . . . Read more

Shouldn’t Women Be Able to Control Their Own Bodies?

The battle over abortion and birth control in the United States has been raging for nearly a century.  A cartoon in the May 1919 issue of Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review shows a woman being crushed by a giant roll of paper labeled “Laws Controlling Women’s Bodies.” “Woman’s body, woman’s choice” is the most common . . . Read more

Should We Interfere with the Difficult and Agonizing Abortion Decision?

The “Agonizing Decision?” … Nowhere is the pro-abortion mentality more schizophrenic than when it considers the state of mind of women who are pondering having an abortion. The effort to rationalize abortion publicly has been going on for decades.  In 1989, radical female “clergy” conducted a service entitled “Praise Our Choices, Lift Our Voices” at . . . Read more

Shouldn’t We Permit Abortion Only to Save the Life of the Mother?

Abortion is completely legal in more than one hundred nations.  In almost every case, population controllers first drove in the ultra-thin wedge of an abortion exception just to save the life of the mother. This is a brilliant strategy for two reasons. First, abortionists can easily stretch any law, no matter how strict or precisely . . . Read more

What is the Principle of `Double Effect’?

The very rare cases when a pregnancy poses a genuine and immediate threat to the mother’s life are a source of great confusion, especially among Catholics. It is absolutely true that the Catholic Church bans direct abortion in all cases.  However, the mother’s life may be saved by surgery that does not directly attack the . . . Read more

Is Abortion Really Safer than Childbirth?

In their efforts to legitimize and humanize a procedure that most people find unpalatable at best, pro‑abortionists often claim that abortion is much safer than childbirth. For instance, the National Abortion Federation (a trade union for abortion mills) alleges that “Death occurs in 0.0006% of all legal surgical abortions … In comparison, a woman’s risk . . . Read more

Should We Support Abortion to Preserve the Woman’s Mental Health?

Nothing exposes the dishonesty and corruption of the abortion industry more than the “mental health” exception for abortion.  Abortionists routinely abuse this exception, no matter how carefully and precisely lawmakers draft it. This kind of deception has been going on as long as there have been laws against abortion. Referring to those states that legalized . . . Read more

What about Abortion for Serious or Fatal Birth Defects?

       “A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members.” ― Pope Saint John Paul.1   Try to imagine for just for a moment the heartbreak of a young couple discovering that their unborn child faces a serious or fatal birth defect such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome.  After . . . Read more

Can Abortion Preserve a Woman’s Physical Health?

At first glance, it may seem heartless for pro-lifers to oppose abortions performed in order to preserve the physical health of women.  But we know that abortion is itself deadly and harmful to women, as we have seen over and over again.  We can credibly assert, based upon experience and a large body of scientific . . . Read more