Are Abortions Safer than Childbirth?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 21, 2021 /
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In their efforts to legitimize and humanize a procedure that most people find unpalatable at best and murderous at worst, pro‑abortionists often claim that abortion is much safer than childbirth. The National Abortion Federation (a trade union for abortion mills) alleges, “Death occurs in 0.0006% of all legal surgical abortions…. In comparison, a woman’s risk…

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The Mindset Behind Therapeutic Abortions

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 1, 2021 /

“It is true that the decision to have an abortion is often tragic and painful for the mother, insofar as the decision to rid herself of the fruit of conception is not made for purely selfish reasons or out of convenience, but out of a desire to protect certain important values such as her own…

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

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 2, 2019 /

Abortion is completely legal in more than one hundred nations.  In almost every case, population controllers first drove in the ultra-thin wedge of allowing abortion when the mother’s life is in danger. This is a brilliant strategy for two reasons. First, abortionists can easily stretch any law, no matter how strict or precisely written, into…

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The Abortion Hard Cases

By HLI Staff / July 23, 2018 / Comments Off on The Abortion Hard Cases
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Most people believe access to abortion should be limited. But how limited? Is abortion permissible to save the mother, or after rape or incest, or in cases of severe fetal deformities?   The “Health of the Mother” Exception Because of advances in medicine, there are currently no maternal medical conditions for which abortion is the…

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

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 23, 2017 /
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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…

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Can Abortion Preserve a Woman’s Physical Health?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 21, 2017 /
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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…

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