The Surpreme Court in Roe v. Wade made major differences in abortion law based on what trimester the baby was in and when the child was “viable.” Former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson explains how the trimester framework is no longer scientifically relevant.
“…with the advent of realtime ultrasound in 1976, obstetricians abandoned the trimester concept as a crude and unscientific [and] antique and began to describe pregnancy in the more precise language of weeks… Viability is a pathetically unreliable criterion for protection of a human being under the law; there are so many variables and it is so poorly defined that it is all but useless.
Bernard Nathanson, M.D., Bernadell Technical Bulletin, Vol. No. 1, October 1989, page 1-3, Bernadell Inc., New York
The following was cited in “ABORTION A Briefing Book For Canadian Legislators” Campaign Life Coalition NATIONAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE July 2002
“The British Hansard Written Answers of July 1, 1987 discloses that of 2.6 million abortions carried out in England and Wales between 1968 and 1986, 123 (or .005 percent) were performed to save the life of the mother.”
Many doctors, including abortionists, have said that abortion is never needed to save the life of a woman.
“Were a memorial, similar to the Vietnam Memorial, to be constructed with names of all American children killed in abortions since 1973, it would be twice as tall as the Washington Monument and a mile-long.”
“Choose Life: How Big is 22 Million” NC Right to Life, 1988, No. 1
Jim Sedlak, Executive Director of American Life League’s STOPP International, pointed out that on Planned Parenthood’s website, it urged people to donate to Hurricane Katrina relief in 2005.
Upon closer inspection of the fine print on the webpage, the pro-choice organization explained that all money raised will be “used to support its own clinics and offices, not to support any of the rescue efforts or critical services needed by storm victims in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast.”
This was written about in “Pro-Life Leader: Planned Parenthood Should Lose its Tax Funding” National Liberty Journal, Oct 2005 and was cited in Troy Clark, Ph.D. Abortion Every 90 Seconds: The Whole Story (Kindle, 2015)
The Topeka Capital-Journal writes of a new law requiring abortion clinics to keep the DNA of child rape victim’s abortions in order to have evidence to convict sexual predators. Planned Parenthood opposes the law, even though it has already provided leads on three rapists.
“An enhanced effort to prosecute child rapists has netted three leads during the past month for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
But Kansas’ abortion industry — responsible for providing the help — continues its critique of the initiative.
An official from the office of Attorney General Phill Kline told state lawmakers Tuesday that abortion doctors have sent tissue samples from three aborted fetuses to the KBI since July 11. That is when a law went into effect requiring the collection of those samples from girls younger than 14 who seek abortions.
Peter Brownlie, chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri says:
“I think it’s an unfortunate law,”
Chris Moon “Abortion providers aiding KBI” Topeka Capital-Journal August 24, 2005
According to the Guttmacher Institute, the number of abortions in America is dropping as more women choose life.
“Between 2010 and the most recent data available from 2013 and 2014, abortions have dropped another twelve percent nationally. Interestingly, some of the biggest declines occurred in states with few restrictions, such as Hawaii with a 30 percent decrease, New Mexico with a 24 percent decrease, and Nevada with a 22 percent decrease … Texas’ decline exactly matched the national average of 12 percent…This is consistent with the longer-term trends in Texas with a 42.3 percent reduction in the abortion rate since 1980 in comparison with Oregon and New Mexico, both states with few abortion restrictions, experiencing a 50.2 percent and 51.9 percent abortion rate decline respectively during the same period…
These trends are consistent with the fact that a smaller percentage of women facing unintended pregnancies have obtained an abortion. This number fell from 54 percent nationally in 1994 to 40 percent in 2008.”
Supreme Court of the United States brief WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH, ET AL., PETITIONERS v.JOHN HELLERSTEDT, M.D., COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES, ETAL., RESPONDENTS ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
BRIEF OF CITIZENLINK, CHARLOTTE LOZIER INSTITUTE AND STUDENTS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA, AMICI CURIAE SUPPORTING RESPONDENTS
“Recently the Centers for Disease Control conducted a study of maternal deaths and discovered that abortion is now the 6th most common cause. The results of the study, released to the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, admitted that those abortion related deaths may be underreported by as much as 50%.”
George Grant Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood (Franklin, Tennessee: Adroit Press, 1988, 1992) 33