Pro-abortion author and Christian theologian Beverly Wildung Harrison writes:
“Many people may deny what I hold to be true; that the act of abortion is sometimes, even frequently, a positive moral good for women; but those who empathize with the realities of women’s lives usually recognize that a specific choice for abortion is often the least wrong act under the circumstances.”
Beverly Wildung Harrison Our Right to Choose: Toward a New Ethic of Abortion (Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 1983) 16
Pro-Choice activist Rene Denfeld wrote the following in her introduction to a book that had interviews with post-abortion women. Denfield argues that the women who told their stories in the book aborted out of love for their “fetuses”:
“The women…were not flippant or selfish about their choice.… They believed in family planning. They wanted their children to enter a family that was ready for them. They wanted their children to be loved and well cared for. They knew parenting is hard work and a serious responsibility. And they felt their decision was not just best for themselves, but for their future children. In short, women who abort are not only making a moral choice, they are often making a good moral choice.
As Cannold writes, women kill their fetuses because they care.”
“Forward” Rene Denfeld in Leslie Cannold The Abortion Myth (Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1998) xii
A woman named Charity explains why she had an abortion:
“My decision to have an abortion was a decision I made to care for the child that was within me. To adopt a child would be more cruel to me than just ending it, because it’s giving the child no help. It saying “Well, it’s not my problem.” My decision to abort will affect my child in a humane manner, because I’ve got my child’s interests at heart. That’s why I decided to terminate, for that child’s sake.”
Leslie Cannold The Abortion Myth (Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1998) xviii
This is what she did to her preborn baby. Is this really humane? Is this better then giving the baby to a loving adoptive home?
Reporter Kate Pickert describes the abortion clinic Red River, which is the only abortion clinic in North Dakota:
“…inside, on the second floor, the waiting room is filled with sunlight. Lush houseplants are perched everywhere, and signs and posters decorate the walls: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. WE TRUST WOMEN. WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN RARELY MAKE HISTORY.”
Pro-choice activist Amy Richards, co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation:
“Older women have always been more likely to talk about abortion because for them it was something heroic. Younger women, we don’t have to talk about it. That doesn’t mean we’re ashamed, but it’s the same way I don’t talk about having warts removed.
Francis Kissling, head of Catholics for Choice, says the following:
“I’ve thought about the morality of this ad nauseam for 35 years and come to the conclusion that making the choice [to have an abortion] can be a profoundly morally correct decision. It can be morally incorrect too, but so can having a baby.”
“Banning abortion is like rape – the violent assertion of male domination and male supremacist society over women, forceful and violent control of women’s bodies, in the most personal dimensions. Banning abortion means suppression of women by force of law and the state. It is institutionalized violence against women.”
Revolutionary Worker “A Revolutionary Communist Viewpoint on Abortion and Women’s Liberation” January 15, 1995
Below are diagrams of the two most common abortion procedures. Is opposing these procedures equivalent to supporting rape?