When states were trying to ban the partial-birth abortion procedure, the pro-choice movement came up with many lies to defend it. Partial-birth abortions were late-term abortions done when the baby was partly out of the mother. They are now illegal, but it was a long struggle to make them that way.
“The spin out of Washington was that it was only done for medical necessity, even though we knew it wasn’t so. I kept waiting for [the National Abortion Federation] to clarify it and they never did. I got caught up: What do we do about this secret? Who do we tell and what happens when we tell? But frankly, no one was asking me, so I didn’t have to worry.”
Renee Chelian, president of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers
“Abortion: Activists lied: Pro-choice advocates admit to deception.” Bergen Record, February 27, 1997Share on Facebook