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What Has Roe Done? ^ | March 5, 2014 | Kristan Hawkins

Posted on 03/05/2014 11:05:12 AM PST by Kaslin

As an abortion abolitionist, my goal is to not just make abortion an unthinkable option in the mind of every American, not to dramatically reduce the number of abortions, but to make abortion illegal.

Yet, many pro-life Americans have trouble themselves envisioning this future, a one where every American, born or preborn, is welcomed in life and protected by law. A future where we go back to an America where preborn children are protected members of our society and, yet, move forward into an America that seeks to really help those women facing an unplanned, crisis pregnancy, ensuring she has the support and resources she needs to parent or place her child when an adoptive family, forward into an America that doesn't shun her or hid her away for 9 months.

And it's my job to help paint this vision, so that others will see the possibility of what is to come and join our human rights campaign.

But first, we must dispel the 41 year old fear tactic that Planned Parenthood and their allies love to propagate - that abortion must be legal, in order to be "safe" for women, to protect women from dying in back alleys. Even though the majority of America rejects abortion, we have been told that we must accept it in order to protect women. That is simply not the case.

It's time we stop backing away from they fear tactic and engaging in this debate.

This week, Students for Life of America has launched a ground-breaking new campaign, the "What has Roe Done for Us?" Tour. In the next few weeks, we will reach 26 campuses, in 20 states breaking down the abortion industry's fear tactic and that old stand-by argument they bust out whenever they begin to lose a debate on abortion.

Our 13 billboards don't focus on the preborn baby girl or baby boy who dies in every abortion; instead, they focus on her. Our wall of victims doesn't list the name of every baby killed by legal abortion; instead, it lists the name of every mother.

Our tour walks her though a conversation about abortion.

We show her what Roe v. Wade has given us, pointing out that suicide rates among aborting women are 6 times higher than those who give birth, showing her that 53 out of 68 worldwide studies have proven that abortion increases a woman's risk for breast cancer, and highlighting the undisputed fact that abortion significantly increases her risk for pre-term delivery in future pregnancies.

We ask her to consider who is really profiting from her crisis by showing off Planned Parenthood's own 2011-2012 Annual Report, where they boasted they had received over $542,000,000 in taxpayer funds, committing over 333,964 abortions for a profit of over $150,600,000.

We dispel the myth of the back-alley abortion and the myth that tens of thousands of women were dying from illegal abortion before Roe v. Wade by showing her the real stats. We list the Center for Disease Control's own 1972 report which tracked 39 deaths from illegal abortions and 24 deaths from legal abortion, a year before Roe v. Wade, and Planned Parenthood former director's, Mary Calderon, statement in 1960 remarking that 90% of illegal abortions were being performed by licensed physicians.

We break down the common argument that abortion is needed to make pregnancy safe by pointing out that despite having the world's most liberal abortion laws, America has the highest maternal death rate for any industrialized nation and those nations like Chile, which ban abortion, have the lowest maternal mortality in the Americas.

We ask her if she thinks abortion exploits women, showing her the studies that found that 64% of women who had abortions felt pressured or forced by others and that proved that murder is the leading cause of death among pregnant women.

We introduce her to Douglas Karen, Leroy Carhart, and Kermit Gosnell and his Philadelphia House of Horrors, celebrated abortionists with a history of killing women and profiting from their crisis.

And, finally, we memorialize Jennifer Morbelli, Karnamaya Monar, Tonya Reeves, and Marla Cardamone - all women killed by legal abortion.

So the next time you are in a discussion about ending abortion, remember that tired, old argument that abortion must be legal to be "safe" is nothing more than a fear tactic. Abortion is never safe, legal or illegal.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; babies; roevswade

1 posted on 03/05/2014 11:05:12 AM PST by Kaslin
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“America has the highest maternal death rate for any industrialized nation and those nations like Chile, which ban abortion, have the lowest maternal mortality in the Americas.”

Chile has a higher MMR than the US does ...

2 posted on 03/05/2014 11:13:28 AM PST by TexasGator
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To: Kaslin
The answer is: "Killed almost as many innocents as Josef Stalin."

And the question is: "What has Roe v. Wade done for us?"

3 posted on 03/05/2014 11:14:45 AM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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4 posted on 03/05/2014 11:20:52 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: Iron Munro

This is an excellent website. . .the following are a few of the verses from What Does the Bible Say About Abortion?

God, the giver of life, commands us not to take the life of an innocent person:

Do not shed innocent blood.
—Jeremiah 7:6

Cursed is the man who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person
—Deuteronomy 27:25

You shall not murder.
—Exodus 20:13

Taking the life of the unborn is clearly murder—

He didn’t kill me in the womb, with my mother as my grave.
—Jeremiah 20:17

—and God vowed to punish those who…

ripped open the women with child
—Amos 1:13

The unborn child was granted equal protection in the law; if he lost his life, the one who caused his death must lose his own life:

If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined …if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life
—Exodus 21:22,23

Life is a gift created by God, and is not to be taken away by abortion. God is “pro-choice,” but He tells us clearly the only acceptable choice to make:

I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live
—Deuteronomy 30:19

5 posted on 03/05/2014 11:43:53 AM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-7)
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To: Iron Munro

The two who come closest to killing as many innocents as Roe vs. Wade are Rachel Carson and Mao Tse Tung.

6 posted on 03/05/2014 12:11:04 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kaslin

What has Roe done?

The Darwin Award goes to Roe V. Wade, for it has removed from the American gene pool the genes of millions of Americans who would murder their own children.

7 posted on 03/05/2014 12:27:35 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: TexasGator
Chile has the lowest MMR in all of Latin America (i.e. the Western Hemisphere) except for USA and Canada. Abortion is banned in Chile.

Here's an interesting list of maternal mortality per 100,000 women (from the CIA Wold Factbook), in 2012.

Country Maternal Mortality Rate
Russia* 34
Malaysia 29
Uruguay 29
Uzbekistan 28
Albania 27
Fiji 26
Chile** 25
United States*** 21
Hungary 21
Iran 21
Luxembourg 20
Iran 20
Canada 12
United Kingdom 12
France 8
Ireland*** 8

*Russia has one of the highest abortion rates in the world and one of the highest Maternal Mortality rates in Europe

**Chile has the lowest abortion rate in the world AND the lowest Maternal Mortality rate in Latin America

***USA has more unrestricted abortion than any country except China and North Korea, and has a high MMR for a top-ranked developed country

****Ireland has the one of the lowest abortion rates in the world AND the one of the lowest Maternal Mortality rates in the world.

8 posted on 03/05/2014 3:10:02 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness.)
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