“… A salute is due a local group of Christian, Unitarian and Jewish clergy for coming together in a recent collective expression of support for choice on the matter of abortion.”
Pro-choice clergymen Reverend Bruce Parker, district superintendent for the United Methodist Church:
“said his church supports the sanctity of unborn life, yet is “equally bound to respect the sacredness of the life and well-being of the mother, for whom devastating damage may result from an unacceptable pregnancy.”
The Seattle Times, October 9, 1989 in Oliver Trager Abortion: Choice & Conflict (New York: Facts on File, 1993) 106
Pro-choice activist William Saletan writes about informed consent laws that require women seeking abortions to be offered the chance to view an ultrasound:
“Critics complain that these bills seek to “bias,” “coerce,” and “guilt-trip” women. Come on. Women aren’t too weak to face the truth. If you don’t want to look at the video, you don’t have to. But you should look at it, and so should the guy who got you pregnant, because the decision you’re about to make is as grave as it gets.
Critics complain that these bills seek to “bias,” “coerce,” and “guilt-trip” women. Come on. Women aren’t too weak to face the truth. If you don’t want to look at the video, you don’t have to. …
Are ultrasound pushers trying to bias your decision? Of course. But of all the things they do to “inform” your decision, this is the least twisted…The image on the monitor may look like a blob, a baby, or neither. It certainly won’t follow some senator’s script. All it will show you is the truth.”
A study done on a group of South Asian immigrants living in the United States found that one third of them had experienced physical abuse and/or neglect for failing to conceive and give birth to a son. The sample was recruited from a clinic that did sex determination tests. It is implied that many of the women were learning the sex of their unborn children in order to have an abortion if they were female. This statistic suggests that up to 1/3 of Asian American women who abort their pregnancies because of sex selection may be abused and/or coerced.
Sunita Puri et al., “There Is Such a Thing As Too Many Daughters, but Not Too Many Sons: A Qualitative Study of Son Preference for Fetal Sex Selection among Indian Immigrants in the United States” Social Science and Medicine 72, 1169 – 1170 (2011)
The following conversation on The View between pro-abortion feminist shows that they are willing to support politicians who abuse women just because they vote pro-choice:
JOY BEHAR: Hillary is in a quandary in my opinion, because she’s talking about violence against women and sexual harassment and all that stuff and her husband has a checkered past to put it mildly, so she is in a bind…..
PAULA FARIS: There are accusations but there are three women that claim that he did things to them that they didn’t want. One of them is Paula Jones…. Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey. They say that he either exposed himself to them, raped them or groped them. These are three accusations….
BEHAR: It puts her in a bind. On the other hand, it’s her policies that really matter. Like, Republicans have voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Now, that to me, is more important than anything that Bill Clinton did or didn’t do because it’s what she’s going to vote for, how she’s going to lead the country that matters more than that. On the other hand, he is a dog. Let’s face it. …
People have to understand, it’s policy. Teddy Kennedy. Remember Chappaquiddick? Am I the oldest person in the room? Chappaquiddick. I mean, a girl drowns and he abandons her and she drowned and women still voted for Teddy Kennedy. Why? Because he voted for women’s rights. That’s why. That’s the bottom line of it in my opinion. I mean, I don’t like either one of them, to tell you the truth, Teddy or Bill. They’re both dogs as far as I’m concerned. But I still will vote for Bill Clinton because he votes in my favor.
Anne Furedi runs a chain of abortion facilities in England. She says:
“Even those of us who believe that abortion is ‘a right’ understand that women do not exercise their right to abortion in the same way they exercise their right to vote. We can acknowledge that access to abortion is a social good while acknowledging that it’s a bad experience for an individual woman to have one.”
Anne Furedi “Abortion: some messages can’t be massaged” Spiked 20 November 2006
“I had an abortion at 21 years old, at 10 weeks, and I have regretted it ever since. I was upset before I went through with it, and I came away from the hospital safe but feeling upset and empty. I have experienced depression for years, in part because of this.”
“Endangered, a World in Peril” Human Life Alliance, 1614 93rd Ln. NE., Minneapolis, MN, 55449, p 3
“I bought into the lie that abortion would be the best, the easiest, and the quickest way out of a difficult situation. I bought into the lie that my baby was just a blob of cells, a mass of tissue, nothing that even remotely resembles a human being. When I awoke from the abortion procedure in the hospital I began crying. “I want my baby. Where is my baby?” When I was told to shut up because I was upsetting other people in the recovery room, I was so ashamed I remained silent for the next 19 years.”
“Endangered, a World in Peril” Human Life Alliance, 1614 93rd Ln. NE., Minneapolis, MN, 55449, page 3