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Activist Admits She Doesn’t Want Abortions to be Rare: “We Want as Many Abortions as Needed”
Life News ^ | 7/17/2014 | Liberty Pike

Posted on 07/17/2014 7:32:59 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell

Safe. Legal. Rare. Three simple words. On their own, powerless. Devoid of any meaning but their individual Merriam-Webster definitions. But string them together and they become something else entirely.

“Safe, legal and rare.” A phrase that has been used by abortion advocates since the 1990s. A phrase that admits there is something about abortion that demands its rarity. A phrase that, in its beginning, seeks to ominously remind us of the pre-Roe era, a time period during which abortion advocates claimed women died in droves from back-alley abortions. (The truth is much less macabre.)

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A phrase that today’s abortion advocates are tired of. Feminist, abortion advocate and writer for The Guardian Jessica Valenti feels strongly enough about it that she wrote an op-ed criticizing Hillary Clinton for not abandoning the tagline.

I support abortion rights. Being pro-choice means a lot of different things to me – among them, that abortion should be safe, legal, accessible, subsidized [i.e., paid for by everyone else but the woman getting the abortion] and provided with empathy and non-judgment…’safe, legal and rare’ is not a framework that supports women’s health needs: it stigmatizes and endangers it.

She isn’t alone in her concern. Dr Tracy Weitz, Director of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) program at the University of California, San Francisco, wrote in a 2010 research article that the tagline increases the “stigma” associated with abortion (a stigma that couldn’t possibly exist because a baby dies in every abortion, right?). I don’t think your parenthetical question is clearly ironic and it comes at the end of a long sentence — I would simply state what you want to say. She continues, “‘rare’ suggests that abortion is happening more than it should, and that there are some conditions for which abortions should and should not occur. It separates good abortions from bad abortions.”

Steph Herold, deputy director of the Sea Change Program, says the tagline “implies that abortion is somehow different than other parts of healthcare. We don’t say that any other medical procedure should be rare…We want there to be as many abortions as there needs to be.”

Never once mentioning the other entity involved in every abortion (hint: he or she is alive, genetically unique and their (temporary) name starts with “b” and ends with “aby”), Valenti uses the term “pregnancy,” often preceded by the word “unwanted” repeatedly, as one would say about “unwanted wisdom tooth” or “unwanted belly fat.”

Valenti says “abortion is often just one part of a normal woman’s larger reproductive life,” and on that point we somewhat agree. For the thousands of preborn women who lose their lives every week to abortion, whether targeted by their parents for being “inconvenient” or even for the “issue” of having ovaries instead of testes, abortion is the end of their own chance to make “reproductive health choices” because it is the end of their lives.

For them, for all the women who are like my 11-week old preborn baby, I can agree with Valenti on one more thing: Abortion should not be rare…

It should be nonexistent.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; legal; moralabsolutes; prolife; rare; safe

Abortion Far Deadlier Than Childbirth

afterabortion.org/2000/abortion-four-times-deadlier-than-childbirth/

Mothers who choose abortion are much more prone to suffering death from various causes (suicide, accident, homicide, death due to medical causes) than Mothers who give birth, Mothers who suffer miscarriage, or Women who have not had a pregnancy.

There is a heightened death rate after abortion for all causes together: Compared to women who carry to term, women who abort are 3.5 times more likely to die within a year.

StakesStats

Maternal Mortality in Finland – Women of reproductive age (15-49) who died between 1987 and 1994 – 9,192 women studied. Source: STAKES, the statistical analysis unit of Finland’s National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health. “No Pregnancy” (second row) set as baseline-1.0, against which are measured rates for Birth, Miscarriage and Abortion.

The Finnish post-abortion death statistics are considered particularly reliable because there is little opposition to abortion in Finland: it is a “settled issue”, there is little domestic controversy, Finland is one of the most prosperous countries in the world. “The quality of service in Finnish health care is considered to be good; according to a survey published by the European Commission in 2000, Finland has the highest number of people satisfied with their hospital care system in the EU: 88% of Finnish respondents were satisfied compared with the EU average of 41.3%.”

1 posted on 07/17/2014 7:32:59 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell
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To: CharlesOConnell

Gah! You could’ve warned a brother you were going to post a pic of that hideous creature.


2 posted on 07/17/2014 7:34:39 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: CharlesOConnell
Activist Admits She Doesn’t Want Abortions to be Rare: “We Want as Many Abortions as Needed”

Not gonna say it. Wouldn't be Christian.

3 posted on 07/17/2014 7:36:37 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Hideous. Look how proud she is to be supporting the culture of baby killing.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT by ProudChrwm
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To: Texas Eagle
Not gonna say it. Wouldn't be Christian.

What? Not to call her a dirty stinkin' whorin' slut with glasses?

You are correct. A Christian should be more concerned about her thoroughly and completely lost soul and her spending Eternity with the carcass of each and every child she helps prevent from being born.
5 posted on 07/17/2014 7:42:38 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: CharlesOConnell

Disgusting person! I know my only salvation is Jesus, but maybe Dante was onto something with the 7 rings of Hell...


6 posted on 07/17/2014 7:44:14 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Somebody aborted her orthodontist.

7 posted on 07/17/2014 7:45:15 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: uncommonsense

The 1973 Roe scotus ruling exposes the lie this creature is still trying to float. In 1972 it was perfectly legal to have a pregnancy termination if medically necessary/needed. The Roe ruling was aimed at dramatically increasing abortion in America and especially in black and poor populations. The program of the democrips to make abortion common has resulted in their latest dead soul champion, L4B having to import an invasion of Hispanics to replace the votes lost to the slaughter.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 7:47:37 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: CharlesOConnell
**“We Want as Many Abortions as Needed”**

Not what God wants.

Let God's will be done!

Allow all babies in the womb to live!

9 posted on 07/17/2014 7:48:48 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Texas Eagle

I can’t see why the baby killer would ever have a need for an abortion?


10 posted on 07/17/2014 7:49:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: CharlesOConnell

**Compared to women who carry to term, women who abort are 3.5 times more likely to die within a year.**

Those aren’t very good odds.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 7:50:26 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Any society which does not make the murder of the unborn a capital crime is an unjust society. Anyone who argues against Christian paternalism is de-facto supporting abortion.

http://www.reformed.org/social/index.html?mainframe=http://www.reformed.org/social/let_2_paul_hill.html


12 posted on 07/17/2014 7:50:34 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: Texas Eagle

What? You expect abortionists to be truthful? Get real!


13 posted on 07/17/2014 7:53:24 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: CharlesOConnell

She wants to improve the race, don’t you know?


14 posted on 07/17/2014 8:01:05 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Why is it always the ugly chicks?


15 posted on 07/17/2014 8:01:37 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Love it when the trite expression “rare” is used.

They think it shows them as having a reasonable, fair-minded, middle-of-the-fence, self-control, and not-nearly-as unreasonable-as-those-REAL-abortion-lovers perspective.

I usually destroy their self-important, unthinking position with 2 simple words: “why rare?”


16 posted on 07/17/2014 8:02:21 PM PDT by Optimist
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To: CharlesOConnell

She wasn’t aborted but wants other kids to be aborted. A bit hypocritical if you ask me ...


17 posted on 07/17/2014 8:02:21 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you do not read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read the newspapers you are misinfo)
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To: CharlesOConnell

The Coathanger Buzzword

"Prior to Roe, pro-choicers were fond of saying that nearly a million women every year obtained illegal abortions performed with rusty coat hangers in back-alleys that resulted in thousands of fatalities. Given the gravity of the issue at hand, it would go beyond the duty of kindness to call such claims an exaggeration, because several well-attested facts establish that the pro-choice movement was simply lying."

The "coat hanger" argument is one of the most emotionally compelling appeals of abortion activists. It is also misleading and would seem to have little substance.

- The Life Information Website, New Zealand, "The Coat Hanger Argument"


Do you want to return to the days of back alley abortion?

The idea of widespread and dangerous "back alley" abortions prior to the nationwide legalization of abortion in 1973 is not supported by the facts. The medical director of Planned Parenthood wrote in 1960:

Ninety percent of illegal abortions are being done by physicians. Call them what you will, abortionists or anything else, they are still physicians, trained as such;... They must do a pretty good job if the death rate is as low as it is...Abortion, whether therapeutic or illegal, is in the main no longer dangerous because it is being done well by physicians [1].

It is impossible to know exactly how many illegal abortions were performed prior to 1973 for the simple reason that they were not reported. However, records were kept for the number of women who died from illegal abortions. When a woman was seriously injured during an abortion, she went to another doctor for care. If she died, the physician would not deliberately falsify her death certificate—an act punishable as a felony—to protect the abortionist. Thus, it stands to reason that prior to the nationwide legalization of abortion, deaths from illegal abortions were reported accurately.

Illegal Abortion Deaths Chart

The graph at right [2] was used on the floor of the U. S. Senate during hearings on abortion in 1981. Compiled from statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics, it was not challenged by abortion supporters.

As you can see, after Penicillin became available to control infections, the number of deaths from abortion stabilized in the 1950s to about 250 per year. By 1966, when abortion was still illegal in all 50 states, the number of deaths had gradually dropped to half that number. And, in 1972, the year before the Supreme Court legalized abortion, only 39 women died—fewer than one per state.

The bottom line is that prior to the legalization of abortion, either there were not many illegal abortions, or illegal abortions were relatively safe.

Notes

- Source: http://prolifeaction.org/faq/dare.php

 

18 posted on 07/17/2014 8:03:08 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Of course the Democrat Party support this point of view since it removed the “safe, legal and rare” formulation from the party platform.


19 posted on 07/17/2014 8:20:58 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: MHGinTN
"The Roe ruling was aimed at dramatically increasing abortion in America and especially in black and poor populations"

Eugenics, Margaret Sanger et al. Yep, racial cleansing, and blacks have bought into it with everything they have... sheeple - led to the slaughter by pigment and rhetoric.

20 posted on 07/17/2014 8:24:26 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: CharlesOConnell
Prior to Roe, abortions were mostly done by doctors in medical settings. They were routinely coded as "D&C," dilatation and curettage, a procedure of scraping the inner lining of the uterus.

The "back alley" coat hanger abortion is largely urban legend and always was.

21 posted on 07/17/2014 8:29:51 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Salvation

I find this to be fascinating if true. It almost makes me believe in a spiritual karma.


22 posted on 07/18/2014 2:15:03 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: CharlesOConnell

What is this “woman’s healthcare need” that I keep hearing about? It seems to me that abortion causes more healthcare concerns not few of them them.

Abortion is one of the evil things this planet has ever devised. With no regards for the most innocent of life, a baby is killed for the wants of the person that is supposed to be the protector of life. Instead bringing the sorrow and remorse it should, it is celebrated by it’s advocates. IMHO, these abortion advocates are the most vile of demons. No one but a sole-less creature could believe that killing the most innocent beings on the planet is a good thing.


23 posted on 07/18/2014 3:24:58 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: CharlesOConnell

I would put a bag over its head if I wanted to have sex with it. She looked like a cross between Nancy Pelosi, Helen Thomas and Liz Warren. :-)


24 posted on 07/18/2014 3:36:34 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I ai-pprove this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Why is it that the biggest supporters of abortion are the women who have the hardest time convincing men to impregnate them?


25 posted on 07/18/2014 3:41:52 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Texas Eagle
Once again proving my point that the most vociferous abortion proponents appear to be the least likely to attract a male for the purpose of copulation. (There's a shorter and cruder way to say this but I'm working on cleaning up my act ;-)
26 posted on 07/18/2014 3:43:11 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: All

the only person that wanted it “rare” was the speech writer for Bill Clinton.. the rest want infanticide, including his wife.


27 posted on 07/18/2014 3:48:06 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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28 posted on 07/18/2014 6:08:52 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: CharlesOConnell

She’s dead set against Hillary, too. After all, Hillary couldn’t even convince her own daughter to abort!


29 posted on 07/18/2014 8:10:52 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I can’t see why the baby killer would ever have a need for an abortion?

Rush should add to his list of undeniable truths the fact that those who wail loudest about abortion "rights" are the least likely to ever need one.

30 posted on 07/18/2014 8:13:40 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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