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I have decided to put together a list to help conservatives with the facts concerning abortion, so they will have these at their fingertips when they are debating with a pro-choicer.
First we need to educate ourselves on the players in the abortion world-past and present. It always makes you sound smarter if you can quote a specific person and not just throw out generalities.
Margaret Sanger-she was the founder of Planned Parenthood and wrote the Birth Control Review. She was fond of eugenics and in fact, Hitler based a lot of his own ideology on her! She instituted the Negro Project to help keep down the numbers of Blacks in America and enlisted clergy-including Dr. King-to help with her agenda.
Faye Wattleton-former president of Planned Parenthood from 1978 to 1992. She was the first Black and youngest woman to be elected to Planned Parenthood’s presidency. Under Faye’s direction Planned Parenthood grew to have 900 U.S. affiliates and 380 million in profits. [That in and of itself is a crime-non-profits are not allowed to have "profits" hence the name non-profit! That is major fraud and every board member and upper echelon should be jailed!]
Gloria Feldt-Gloria was the president of Planned Parenthood from 1996-2005. When Scott Peterson was on trial for killing his wife and unborn son, Connor-Gloria came out in defense of Scott! Yeah, lovely woman.
Cecile Richards-current president of Planned Parenthood.
Alan Guttamacher-he was one of the few male presidents Planned Parenthood has had. The research institute associated with Planned Parenthood is named after him. He was also vice president for the American Eugenics Society. He was the president of Planned Parenthood in 1962. He died in 1974 and since I can’t find any date to say he retired before then, I am assuming he was president all the way up to his death in 1974.
Okay, so now you know you some of the players for their side. Here are some for our side.
Mark Crutcher-Mark Crutcher started Life Dynamics and is considered the most dangerous man in America by the Left. He helps women who have been hurt by abortionists sue their abortionists! He has also written an expose of the abortion industry called Lime 5. He has a virtual wall that details all the women that have died from legal abortion.
Norma McCorvey-she was the Roe in Roe v. Wade. She has since converted to Roman Catholicism and is trying to get Roe repealed. The Supreme Court has refused to hear her case, too bad they didn’t refuse to hear it in 1973. Although she is responsible for Roe (along with her two crooked lawyers) she never had an abortion. She gave her children up for adoption. Norma is the most credible voice in the pro-life movement because not only did she help get this law passed but she worked for an abortion mill for quite awhile. Therefore she has a unique perspective on it.
Bernard Nathanson-he is also responsible for getting the abortion laws changed in this country. He is the founder of NARAL and has done as many as 75,000 abortions including one on his own child. He worked closely with Betty Friedan, the writer of the Feminine Mystique and convinced her abortion was a woman’s right. He is by birth Jewish but he has converted to Catholicism. He has produced the Silent Scream, which shows what really goes on in an abortion and a book called Aborting America. As an abortionist, he also has a very unique outlook on the whole pro-life movement. He also admits to lying about the numbers of women dying in order to get the law repealed.
Sandra Cano-she is Doe from Doe vs. Bolton which all but legalized abortion during all 9 months of pregnancy. Sandra was trying to get a divorce from her husband and retain custody of her kids when the lawyers told her if she helped them with their abortion case, they would help her keep her children. She agreed. She was pregnant at the time and eventually they tried to force her to have an abortion. She refused and had to hide from them in order to keep her baby safe, even her mother was willing to sacrifice her grandchild and was working with the attorneys to get Sandra to abort. In both cases (Roe v. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton) , neither woman ever had an abortion! Sandra tried to sue to reopen the case in 2003 but the Court refused to hear her.
Okay so now you know some of the enemy’s background. Commit these things to your memory. It is important you know who is on your side and who isn’t. So now for some of the facts. These are bullet points you can use in your arguments with pro-choicers
Blacks only make up 13 percent of the population yet they have 1/3 of all abortions. A Black child has a 3 out of 5 chance of being aborted, that means 60% of Black children are never born.
There have been 49, 551, 703 abortions since 1973. [http://www.nrlc.org/ABORTION/facts/abortionstats.html] There are 1.5 million abortions every year and 3,000 per day.
Only one percent of abortions take place because of rape/incest or fetal abnormality.
Partial birth abortion is when the mother delivers breech (legs first) and then the abortionist takes some scissors and drives it into the base of the skull . We know this is dangerous for the child but this kind of abortion is ALWAYS dangerous for the mother as well. Women have died from breech birth!
13 out of 16 studies have shown an increased risk for breast cancer in connection with abortion.
Abortion can lead to trouble in future pregnancies such as ectopic pregnancies (the baby grows outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes), miscarriages, premature birth and other complications.
A woman is more likely to STAY IN poverty than be removed from it because of abortion.
Forced/coerced abortions are a common problem and up to sixty percent of those undergoing abortion report some kind of coercion in them obtaining one.
The number one cause of death for a pregnant woman is homicide and most of the time it is because she WON’T abort the child not because she wants to.
Childbearing actually protects women from getting breast cancer.
Now, I could go on forever but I think this is a good place to stop and I will add more as I think of it. However, knowing this stuff will make you more effective when taking on the pro-abortion crowd.