Lies, deceptions and half-truths have been the hallmark of pro-abortion activists.
Those fomenting deceit in the wake of the Dobbs decision are everywhere and on every level of society and government. Being prepared to counter them with the truth makes you a better defender of the babies.
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The Rev. Rebecca Todd Peters is on a mission to get churches to talk more about abortion. Her neon pick stole depicting Planned Parenthood’s logo is a giveaway.
While this ordained Presbyterian minister gets an A for tenacity, Peters lacks truth when she opines on abortion, “Abortion is a moral good. Abortion is an act of love. Abortion is an act of grace. Abortion is a blessing.”
A pastor should be able to grasp the obvious reality that the deliberate and violent killing of defenseless preborn children is none of those things.
One church member pointed out an obvious omission in Peters’ sermons – the commandment that says You Shall Not Kill.
Those who support abortion will desperately try to justify the killing. Therapist Kelsey Reep specializes in “abortion support,” defined as helping women overcome their negative emotions related to an abortion. Reep said, “having an abortion does not increase the risk of psychological disorders.” Which begs the question, why are you needed? Last week’s edition of The Latest provides compelling research (one of many) that demonstrates abortion diminishes mental health.
It is one thing to ensconce herself in denial regarding abortion’s impact on women, but it is psychological malpractice to impose her political beliefs on her patients by telling them their mental trauma is only a byproduct of anti-abortion activists. Her patients will needlessly continue to suffer emotionally.
Notre Dame professor Tamara Kay has been an outspoken advocate of abortion, even though her employer is a flagship Catholic university. She sued The Irish Rover, a student newspaper, for reporting on her abortion activism. Here are a few of her pro-abortion antics:
- Renaming her Twitter account “Dr. Tamara Kay – Notre Dame abortion rights expert.”
- Tweeted: Will help as a private citizen if you have issues w access or cost.
- Co-authored a Los Angeles Times op-ed titled: “Pregnancy is risky. Losing access to abortion puts women’s lives at stake.”
- Co-authored a Chicago Tribune op-ed titled: “Lies about abortion have dictated health policy.”
Her lawsuit against The Irish Rover claims that it, “contained false and defamatory information…consistent with a motive of bad faith and a reckless disregard for truth and falsity.” (emphasis added) The students’ reporting reflects public record.
President Biden is embroiled in a controversy regarding the Pentagon using tax dollars to fund abortion-related expenses for female soldiers. White House spokesman John Kirby categorized this funding as “a foundational sacred obligation.”
The military’s sacred obligation isn’t to tell female soldiers that abortion is their answer to pregnancy. A sacred obligation would involve accommodating their pregnancies so they don’t have to choose between a military career or their babies.
The President himself has employed false information to advance his extreme pro-abortion agenda. Last month he made this erroneous statement: “Roe v. Wade got it right…Historically, the first three months or thereabouts, in all major religions, was: That’s between a woman and her doctor.”
First, Roe v. Wade and its companion case Doe v. Bolton explicitly state that abortion until birth was legal in America.
Second, the President says he is a “practicing Catholic,” so there is no excuse to be unaware that his church has led the battle against abortion for decades. Nearly all other major religions have joined them in defending the defenseless from the moment of fertilization.
Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO) misrepresented the impact of chemical abortion pills on women and their babies. She said banning these pills “would be like placing a ban on Tylenol, a ban on antibiotics. There is no valid medical reason to do so. It’s only political propaganda.”
The human carnage resulting from chemical abortion is mounting at an alarming rate. Learn about the medically accurate impact these deadly pills are having on the mothers of aborted babies. Disinformation to the contrary exposes hundreds of thousands of women to potential serious physical and mental health risks.
In their dissenting opinion on Dobbs, Supreme Court Justices Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan repeated the worn-out claim that abortion is safer than childbirth. “An American woman is 14 times more likely to die by carrying a pregnancy to term than by having an abortion.”
America’s reporting on deaths due to abortion is overwhelmingly inadequate, so it’s impossible to credibly say abortion is safer than childbirth. However, a study involving nearly a half-million women in Denmark concluded that “Compared to women who delivered, women who had an early or late abortion had significantly higher mortality rates within 1 through 10 years.” The body of evidence supporting this study renders the Justices’ argument invalid. It makes for good pandering to the Left but lacks valid scientific evidence.
Since that fateful moment in the Garden of Eden, Satan has been the father of lies, and in his effort to protect his favored tool of abortion, he will use men and women as pawns to spread his lies.
As pro-lifers, we must be equipped with pro-life education to counter the falsehoods of the Left and turn hearts and minds toward LIFE. Our website is rich with information from fertilization to natural death.
That’s why the work of Life Issues Institute is so important. Pro-life education is the foundation on which essential legislative and political victories are built.