Few people knew Roe legalized abortion through all 9 months

From The Daily Oklahoman, January 26, 1992:

“Gallup last year found that 69.9 % of respondents thought there were existing restrictions on abortion that actually are not in place because of Roe. Only 17.6 % knew that the effect of Roe was to legalize abortion throughout all 9 months of pregnancy.

Gallup has also found 86.1 % support for laws which would require women to get information about fetal development and abortion alternatives before procuring abortions. Nearly 70% supported requiring parental consent for abortions performed on minors, and 69.2 % opposed abortion as a means of birth control. A full 54.8 % would back a requirement that the baby’s biological father must consent before abortions…

An October 1989 Wirthlin Group poll which found 69% popular support for the proposition that “the lives of unborn babies should be protected.”

Oliver Trager Abortion: Choice & Conflict (New York: Facts on File, 1993) 42

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Author compares African American death toll from abortion to other causes of death

Elisha J Israel writes about the toll abortion takes in the African American community:

“In 2008, according to the Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.21 million abortions in the United States and 30% of these were performed on African-American women. In this year African-American women averaged 994 abortions per day. To put this in perspective, in the years between 1882 in 1968, known as the “Lynching Century”, the Tuskegee Institute recorded 3466 lynchings of African-Americans. Today, through abortion that number 3446 is surpassed in about 4 days… In any given year since 1973, the number of abortions surpassed the amount of deaths of the 10 leading causes of death for African Americans. Since 1973, more black lives have died from abortion than for deaths resulting from heart disease, violent crime, HIV/AIDS, cancer, accidents, and diabetes combined.”

Elisha J Israel Killing Black Innocents (2017) 96

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Study shows one fourth of post-abortion women think abortion is wrong

From a 1988 book on abortion:

“In one study, researchers found that one fourth of the women who had abortions felt that it was morally wrong; 8% of them did not believe that any woman who wants an abortion should be able to obtain it legally.”

Susan Neiburg Terkel Abortion: Facing the Issues (New York: Franklin Watts, 1988) 86

This seems to indicate that a sizable number of women who have abortions later come to believe they did something wrong.

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2004 poll shows majority oppose abortion after heartbeat begins

A May 2004 Zogby survey of over 1000 Americans found:

61% agree abortion should not be permitted after a fetal heartbeat has begun

65% agree abortion should not be permitted after fetal brain waves are detected

74% disagree with US tax dollars being used to pay for abortions

77% favor laws requiring specific information about fetal pain being given to women 20 weeks pregnant or more prior to an abortion

“More Americans Hold Pro-Life Views” Family Policy News May 2004

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Abortion vs. the KKK

Here is an abortion fact:

“The US abortion industry kills as many black people every 4 days as the Ku Klux Klan killed in 150 years.”

“If not for abortion, the black population would be 36% larger than it currently is” CNN iReport, 12/2/2014, p 3

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Rich people are more pro-abortion than poor people

Rich people are more pro-abortion than poor people, study shows.

In a January 2013 Gallup poll, 58% of those with an annual income of $75,000 or more identified as “pro-choice.” Among those who earned less than $30,000 a year, only 41% identified as “pro-choice”—a whopping 17-point gap.

KELSEY HAZZARD “Abortion Oligarchy: Rich Americans More Likely to Support Abortion Than PoorLifeNews  APR 22, 2014

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Abortion has not decreased the number of women living in poverty

Thomas W Strahan writes about how the number of families headed by women that are in living in poverty has only increased since abortion was legalized:

“This increased feminization of poverty coincides remarkably closely to the period of increasingly legalized abortion. Arguments have been made that the availability of abortion should help avoid this trend, because job loss due to childbirth would be avoided, as would the burdens of childcare which so clearly contribute to povertization. The fact that the pattern has worsened precisely during the period when there was an upsurge in abortions suggests that, at the very least, abortion has been an inadequate solution to this poverty trend.”

Thomas W Strahan “Abortion in the Feminization of Poverty” in Rachael McNair and Stephen Zunes, eds. Consistently Opposing Killing (Bloomington, Indiana: Author’s Choice Press, 2008, 2011) 48

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40% of pregnant teens didn’t tell parents about their abortions

According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research group, only 60% of pregnant teens tell their parents about their abortions.

This means that 40% of teens never notify their parents that they have had abortions.

This research is from the 1990’s, so it may not be accurate as of today (2018)

Jennifer Coburn “Parental Consent Puts Teens In a Bind” San Diego Union – Tribune January 10, 1996

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Worldwide, 90% of down syndrome pregnancies are aborted

Termination rates of around 90% after prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome are documented in a systemic review of International studies.

C Mansfield et al “Termination Rates after Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Anencephaly, and Turner and Klinefelter Syndromes: A Systematic Literature Review” Prenatal Diagnosis, 19 (1999) 808 – 813

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Survey of Post-Abortion women reveals emotional turmoil

Lisa Arnold compiled the following statistics in 2002 and 2003 from over 200 postabortion women. She works in a crisis pregnancy center, and this is taken from the women who came to her who had past abortions.

 

My decision to abort had a great impact on my life

agree: 88%
disagree: 7%
not sure: 5%

 

my self-image has changed since my abortion

agree 78%
disagree 11%
not sure 11%
 

I cry over my abortion and aborted child (1 – 3 times per month)

agree: 44%
disagree: 39%
not sure: 17%
 

I feel disconnected and separated from others since my abortion.

Agree: 58%
disagree: 36%
not sure: 6%
 

I have trouble expressing my emotions.

Agree: 62%
disagree: 29%
not sure: 9%
 

I find myself being easily angered

agree: 72%
disagree: 21%
not sure: 7%
 

I struggle with depression.

Agree: 69%
disagree: 20%
not sure: 11%
 

I am startled when unexpectedly approached or hear a loud noise.

Agree: 57%
disagree: 20%
not sure: 11%
 

I often feel moody or irritable.

Agree: 80%
disagree: 11%
not sure: 9%
 

I have trouble sleeping.

Agree: 69%
disagree: 22%
not sure: 9%
 

I struggle with guilt and self-condemnation over my abortion.

Agree: 85%
disagree: 10%
not sure: 5%
 

I have kept my abortion a closely guarded secret.

Agree: 82%
disagree: 17%
not sure: 1%
 

I thought my life would stay the same or change for the better after my abortion.

Agree: 67%
disagree: 18%
not sure: 15%
 

I worry a lot about the future.

Agree: 78%
disagree: 14%
not sure: 8%
 

I feel separated from God because of what I have done.

Agree: 65%
disagree: 30%
not sure: 5%
 

I am afraid God will punish me for having my abortion.

Agree: 72%
disagree: 16%
not sure: 12%
 

It is difficult for me to make decisions and stick to them.

Agree: 56%
disagree: 2%
not sure: 42%
 

I thought the emotional pain I have felt over my abortion would lessen over the years but it has gotten stronger.

 

Agree: 78%

disagree: 19%
not sure: 3%
 

I think about how old my child would be now.

Agree: 86%
disagree: 12%
not sure: 2%
 

My abortion experience as a whole was the biggest mistake of my life.

Agree: 73%
disagree: 15%
not sure: 12%
 

My abortion experience was a relief and helped me to get on with my life.

Agree: 12%
disagree: 76%
not sure: 12%
 

I would never have another abortion.

Agree: 79%
disagree: 3%
not sure: 18%
 

I would have another abortion if I felt I had to.

Agree: 9%
disagree: 80%
not sure: 11%
 

I am interested in free postabortion counseling.

Agree: 75%
disagree: 11%
not sure: 14%
“The women surveyed are of ages ranging from 14 to 58 and come from widespread socioeconomic environments, are of various ethnic backgrounds and have diverse religious beliefs. The period of time from their abortion experience to complete the survey varied from one month to 37 years. The information was gathered in an effort to research the overall effect abortion has on a diverse number of women. It will be used to benefit those involved in counseling and recovery from postabortion stress.”

Jennifer O’Neill Healing through God’s Grace after Abortion (Deerfield Beach, Florida: Faith Communications, 2005) 63-65

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