Americans have been horrified by revelations of legal abortion until birth and infanticide. Pro-abortion advocates are in full damage control with half-truths and outright lies.
Debates continue on social media, in workplace environments and around family tables, so are you equipped with factual, persuasive responses?
Here are key pro-abortion arguments and how you can respond.
In the wake of the Senate’s vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, Planned Parenthood Action tweeted, “There is no such thing as abortion until or after birth.”
Not true. A Planned Parenthood lobbyist was captured on video defending infanticide before members of the Florida legislature. The number of babies who survive abortion is higher than most realize. According to official state reporting, it’s estimated that 234 babies were born alive during abortion attempts in 2017 alone.
Melissa Ohden survived a late-term abortion and she’s not alone. Melissa founded The Abortion Survivors Network, which now totals 279 people. A few years ago, I interviewed Melissa and two others on our weekly TV program, Facing Life Head-On.
Not long ago, the Democrat Party bragged about being the party of heath care…for everyone. But five Democrat presidential candidates and one Independent voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Let’s ask them, “Why can’t all newborn infants have health care?”
Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has responded to criticism for her vote by saying, “Infanticide is illegal everywhere in America.”
Infanticide is still being practiced everywhere in America. This legislation would have ended this grave civil rights injustice, but she allowed it to continue.
Senator Warren also tweeted, “Women and their doctors should decide what’s best for their health – not the @SenateGOP.”
The Born-Alive bill does not affect the mother’s health because she has already obtained an abortion. What is to be decided is whether or not her breathing newborn baby who survived will be allowed to live.
Humanity and justice say they should.
Presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) recently said, “We cannot tolerate a society and live in a country with any level of pride when our babies are being slaughtered.”
This was not a sudden epiphany that America’s unborn and newly-born babies should enjoy the same basic right to life as the rest of us. She was advocating for gun control. Our job is to point out the hypocrisy of her vote against the Born-Alive bill and this statement of compassion for other children.
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) claims that ending infanticide would make late-term abortion “harder for the next woman to get the care that could save her life,” calling the Born-Alive bill “heartless as it is dangerous.”
First, over 1,000 medical doctors, OB/GYNs, nurses, midwives, neonatologists and pediatricians have affirmed that abortion is not medically necessary to save the life of the mother, nor does it affect the availability of optimal care.
Second, late-term abortions are dangerous for women, with a much higher risk of death, hemorrhage or perforation of the uterus than giving birth.
Pro-abortion activists say late-term abortions almost always involve babies with severe disabilities or threaten the mother’s life.
A publication of the Guttmacher Institute reported on a study that states, “data suggests that most women seeking” late-term abortions “are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment.” Most reasons given include stressful circumstances, single-motherhood, finances or a troubled relationship.
A central argument by pro-abortion advocates claim only a miniscule number of late-term abortions are actually done.
The government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes late-term abortions make up about 1.3% of all abortions committed. If so, over twelve thousand babies were killed in one year.
Armed with the facts, you can be a force to be reckoned with as you stand up for America’s unborn babies and their mothers.
For babies and their mothers,