Pro-Choicer: Abortion is a Godsend

Pro-choice activist Barbara Baird:

“It is from this woman’s perspective that it’s so demeaning, and ridiculous, to suggest that abortion is by definition a negative and unfortunate experience… For the woman who is pregnant and not wanting to be so, an abortion could easily and logically be understood as a godsend.”

Barbara Baird “Somebody Was Going to Disapprove Anyway”: Rethinking Histories of Abortion in South Australia, 1937 – 1990″, PhD thesis. Adelaide, SA: Flinders University

Quoted in: Erica Millar Happy Abortions: Our Bodies in the Era of Choice (London: Zed Books, 2017)

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8 week ultrasound

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Women have abortions due to “good nurturance” says pro-choicer

Pro-choice activist Ruth Cowan

“… Once left free to decide, most women decide to abort for reasons that have to do with their sense of good nurturance: for example, when they feel either that this is not a time when they can nurture a child properly or this is not the fetus that will grow into a child whom they can nurture properly.”

Ruth Schwartz Cowan “Genetic Technology and Reproductive Choice: an Ethics for Autonomy” in Daniel J Kevles, and Leroy Hood, eds. Social Issues in the Human Genome Project (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1992) 262

9-10 weeks in the womb
9-10 weeks in the womb
Aborted at 10 weeks
Aborted at 10 weeks
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Ethicist says preborn baby is equivalent to rapist

Joseph Fletcher, ethicist, justifying abortion in cases of rape:

“The embryo is no more innocent, no less an aggressor or unwelcome invader [than the rapist]!”

Joseph Fletcher Situation Ethics (Philadelphia: the Westminster Press, 1966) 39

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9-10 weeks

Is this baby as guilty as a rapist?

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Pro-Choicer calls abortion “sacrament in the hands of women”

From pro-choice activist Joyce Arthur:

“Abortion is a major blessing, and a sacrament in the hands of women…. Now, a flake of dandruff from my head is human, but it is not a human being, and in this sense, neither is a fertilized egg.”

Joyce Arthur. “The Fetus Focus Fallacy.” Pro-Choice Press [Pro-Choice Action Network], March 2005. Downloaded on December 31, 2007.

Arms torn off aborted baby at 9 weeks
Arms torn off aborted baby at 9 weeks
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Pro-Choicer claims women have abortions because they “love children”

Garrett Hardin, pro-choice activist

“Most women who would have abortions want them, and for the best of all possible reasons: because they love children.”

Garrett Hardin Stalking the Wild Taboo (Los Altos, California: William Kaufman Inc., 1973) 29

Below: preborn child, before and after abortion

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Amanda Marcotte calls her preborn baby “brainless” and “lentil-sized”

From pro-abortion activist AMANDA MARCOTTE on her abortion:

“Given the choice between living my life how I please and having my body within my control and the fate of a lentil-sized, brainless embryo that has half a chance of dying on its own anyway, I choose me.”

AMANDA MARCOTTE “The Real Debate Isn’t About “Life” But About What We Expect Of WomenRaw Story 14 MAR 2014

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Pro-choicer: Killing a fly is worse than having abortion

One pro-abortion person wrote:

“As far as abortion is concerned, I can speak for myself in that the killing of a pre-sentient fetus does not equate to murder, any more so than the killing of a fly amounts to murder (and I can actually make the case that killing a fly is MORE heinous a moral act than permanently interrupting the development of a potential being). In your “for instance,” killing is not necessarily moral, but it is almost certainly not immoral.”

Comment on the blog “Rationally Speaking” May 19 2006

Preborn baby at 9 weeks before and after abortion. Is this less wrong than killing a fly?

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Arms torn off aborted baby at 9 weeks
Arms torn off aborted baby at 9 weeks
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Pro-Choice author on abortions motivated by “care and protective concern”

Pro-Abortion author Leslie Cannold interviewed pro-choice women, and reported that they believed:

“An abortion decision that did not reflect a woman’s “feelings” and “love” for her could-be child and other significant people in her life, and that was not motivated by care and protective concern for all those she loves, was just plain wrong.”

Leslie Cannold The Abortion Myth (Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1998)  xx

Below; Was this abortion motivated by “love” of the child?

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Pro-Choicer: both abortion and abstinence are the same because they both “prevent” a baby

This pro-abortion/pro-choice activist believes that if abortion is wrong, abstaining from sex is also wrong, because either way, a baby will not be born.

“If two healthy, fertile people, very much in love but ignorant of the ways of contraception, are sexually active for a year or more, the probability that a child will be conceived is quite high. It follows that if the two remain chaste for that period of time, the probability that a potential child has been lost is equally high. One can condemn abortion or the prevention of implantation because each results in the sure loss of a potential child, therefore, only if one is prepared to condemn chastity for the same reason. … If those who tolerate abortion are said to trample on the rights of the unborn, then those who praise chastity may with equal justification be said to trample on the rights of the unconceived.”

David Randall Luce. “Potential Personhood and the Rights of the Unconceived.” Conscience (newsletter of Catholics for a Free Choice), July/August 1986 [Volume VII, Number 4], pages 2 to 5.

This person is divorced from reality. In chastity, a baby is not conceived. No baby exists. In abortion, the baby exists, and this is done to him or her:

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10 weeks
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Abortion clinic owner: Abortion is an act of love and sacrifice

Merle Hoffman, who owned an abortion facility, writes: 

“Abortion is a mother’s act. It is an act of sacrifice, love, power and necessity…

It does stop a beating heart, but it also keeps another one going: the heart and the life of each woman who chooses it. It does that too.”

Merle Hoffman, On the Issues, Winter 1996

Quoted in Tamara A. Roleff Abortion: Opposing Viewpoints (San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1997) 55

Act of love at 8 weeks

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