Can you think of any point in your life that you would like to have your arms and legs ripped from your body? Neither can I. So why do we do this to our prenatal children?
A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said:
“Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even one year old, and I’m pregnant again. I don’t want kids so close together.”
So the doctor said: “Okay, and what do you want me to do?”
She said: “I want you to end my pregnancy, and I’m counting on your help with this.”
The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence, he said to the lady: “I think I have a better solution for your problem. It’s less dangerous for you, too.”
She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.
Then he continued: “You see, in order for you not to have to take care of two babies at the same time, let’s kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we’re going to kill one of them, it doesn’t matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.”
The lady was horrified and said: “No, doctor! How terrible! It’s a crime to kill a child!”
“I agree,” the doctor replied. “But you seemed to be okay with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.”
The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.
He convinced the mom that there is no difference between killing a child that’s already been born and killing one that’s still in the womb. The crime is the same!
Whatever else is said in abortion’s defense, the vision of that other defense [i.e., of the child defending its life] will not vanish from my eyes. And it has happened that you cannot reason with me now. For what can language do against the truth of what I saw?
— Dr. Richard Selzer, After Witnessing an Abortion
The pro-choice view of human life…
“A fetus is not a separate individual – it lives inside a pregnant woman and depends on her for its growth. In fact, the biological definition of “parasite” fits the fetal mode of growth precisely…” — Joyce Arthur, Founder and Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada
“If anything, a fetus is merely a parasitical creature that uses the mother as its host. Tapeworms are parasites that house themselves in the intestinal tracts of humans, feeding off the food the host consumes. Comparatively, a fetus is little more than a tapeworm. It is quite common for humans to annihilate parasites with medications or toxins, so why not allow for fetuses to suffer the same fate?” — Shane Krouse, MSU State News columnist
The Nazi German State’s view of human life…
“The Jew was always only a parasite in the body of other peoples.” — Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf, p. 419
“I am a doctor and I want to preserve life. And out of respect for human life, I would remove a gangrenous appendix from a diseased body. The Jew is the gangrenous appendix in the body of mankind.” — Fritz Klein, Nazi Physician
The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.
…’unwantedness’ may be regarded as a major complication of pregnancy, with abortion as the indicated treatment rather than medical management, as would be the case with a wanted pregnancy.
— Warren Hern, Abortion Practice, p. 8
Arms, legs, and chests come out of the forceps. It’s not a sight for everybody.
— Dr. William Benbow Thompson, The Crime of Being Alive: Abortion, Euthanasia, Infanticide by Melody Green and Sharon Bennett, p. 3