We Must Resist Injustice

Never Fail To Protest Injustice

“This is a debate about our understanding of human dignity, what it means to be a member of the human family, even though tiny, powerless and unwanted.” — Henry Hyde

“When we consider that women are treated as property it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.” — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” — Ronald Reagan

“A person is a person no matter how small.” — Dr. Seuss

“Being pregnant was very much like falling in love. You are so open. You are so overjoyed. There’s no words that can express having a baby growing inside of you so, of course, you want to scream it out and tell everyone.” — Beyonce

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” — Lord of the Rings

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want.” — Mother Teresa

“Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.” — Alice Paul

“Any woman who has felt a baby stir inside her [and] any man who has seen the tiny heart pulsing on an ultrasound screen, knows that abortion is about ending a life.” — Karen Kissane

“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” — J.K. Rowling

“The right to life is the first among human rights.” — Pope Francis

“Sweeter even than to have had the joy of children of my own has it been for me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so that their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them.” — Susan B. Anthony

“Abortion on demand has, in my judgment, contributed significantly to an environment in our country in which life has become very cheap.” — Robert Casey

“It’s alright all of us all living saying ‘oh well there’s enough of us so we won’t have anymore, don’t let anybody else live.’ I don’t believe in that.” — John Lennon

“It seems to me clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime.” — Gandhi

“The fight for the right to life is not the cause of a special few, but the cause of every man, woman and child who cares not only about his or her own family, but the whole family of man.” — Dr. Mildred Jefferson

“I do not believe the promises of the Declaration of Independence are just for the strong, the independent, the healthy. They are for everyone – including unborn children.” — George W. Bush

“Let’s not pretend that abortion isn’t about the mass slaughter of innocents.” — Michael Aston

A Carefully Crafted Lie

Planned Parenthood Services

Planned Parenthood guidance on prenatal care

The key to having a healthy baby is taking good care of your own health. The healthier you are, the stronger you and your baby are likely to be.

We all want to be healthy, but sometimes it is hard to know what we should do. If you are pregnant, or thinking about becoming pregnant, you may have some questions. Here are some of the most common questions we hear women ask about prenatal care.

What is prenatal care?

The first prenatal care visit is usually the longest. The examination is very thorough. You will be asked questions about your medical history. You will also be asked about your partner’s medical history and your family’s medical history. You will have a complete physical exam. Your health care provider will measure your height, weight, blood pressure, breathing, and pulse.

Tell your doctor or nurse if you traveled to a country with Zika or think your partner has Zika. They may test you for Zika and check to see if the baby has it, too.

Planned Parenthood guidance on abortion

Before your abortion, you’ll meet with your nurse, doctor, or health center counselor to talk about whether abortion is the right decision for you, and what your abortion options are. You’ll get an exam and lab tests, and may get an ultrasound to figure out how far into your pregnancy you are.

How do abortions work?

Before your abortion, you’ll get pain medicine to help with cramping. You may be able to get sedation during the abortion. With some kinds of sedation, you’re awake but super relaxed, and with others you are completely asleep. You’ll also get antibiotics to help prevent infections.

Once you’re in the procedure room, there will be a staff member there to help the doctor and support you during the abortion.

During a D&E abortion, the doctor or nurse will:

  • examine your uterus
  • put a speculum in to see into your vagina
  • inject a numbing medication into or near your cervix
  • stretch the opening of your cervix with a serious of dilating rods
  • insert a thin tube through your cervix into your uterus
  • use a combination of medical tools and a suction device to gently take the pregnancy tissue out of your uterus

Once the procedure is done, you’ll hang out in a recovery area until you feel better and are ready to leave.

Source: Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.

The truth of what he saw disturbed me deeply. There I was, anti-war, anti–capital punishment, even vegetarian, and a firm believer that social justice cannot be won at the cost of violence. Well, this sure looked like violence. How had I agreed to make this hideous act the centerpiece of my feminism? How could I think it was wrong to execute homicidal criminals, wrong to shoot enemies in wartime, but all right to kill our own sons and daughters?

— Frederica Mathewes-Green, When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense

Abortion Breeds Violence

Roe vs Wade

Should Your Humanity Be Determined By How Wanted You Are?

Baby Human

A human being’s value must remain constant. Our actions may be judged, but our intrinsic value must never be.

Yes, That’s Your Little Sister!

Pregnancy Surprise

When Did YOUR Life Begin?

Prenatal Development

Many people support killing children in the womb yet most of them believe a woman’s choice to abort her child must be taken away at some point. After years of debating this topic, here’s what I’ve learned about when they think a child’s life is worth protecting…

  • When they become ‘viable’ (can survive outside of the womb): Each child achieves ‘viability’ at different points (21 to 24 weeks), just as they will achieve puberty at different points. Regardless, no doctor or hospital is going to intentionally remove a healthy premature child from their mother’s womb alive. They would expose themselves to enormous liability by risking the health of the child, possibly causing long-term disability, and exposing themselves to financial ruin. Killing these children through abortion is legal and thus absolves them of these concerns.
  • When their brainwaves can be measured: Brainwaves can be measured through electroencephalogram as early as 40 days after fertilization. Those supporting this point in life as the limit for abortion reason that if we declare someone dead when brainwaves are no longer detected, then we shouldn’t consider them alive until they start. But there’s a stark difference. A prenatal child is moving toward developing this natural ability as part of their normal growth pattern whereas someone who is dying is moving away from this ability. Declaring a prenatal child dead when they are clearly alive simply because they haven’t emitted brainwaves is like declaring them handicapped because they haven’t developed legs yet. They will walk someday, they just need time.
  • When their heart begins to beat: Our hearts begin to beat just 18 days following conception. This is well before most mothers know they are pregnant with their child, so using this as a factor to determine when to kill a child is moot.
  • When they reach their second trimester: The second trimester begins at the fourth month of pregnancy. A child at this stage is 13 weeks old. Using this age to limit abortion would mean that children who have developed every organ, have fingerprints, can move their arms and legs, make facial expressions, suck their thumbs, hiccup, and are sensitive to touch could be killed on demand. This is an arbitrary marker that begs a serious question: what changed about the child at 12 weeks 6 days 23 hours and a child at 13 weeks? The answer is nothing, and remember, each child progresses differently.
  • When their movement can be felt (quickening): Pregnant mothers begin to feel their children moving between the 13th and 16th week. Lots of factors determine when a mother will feel her child ‘flutter’, including characteristics of her own body, not just her child’s body. In fact, a child begins to move during their 6th week of life, long before their mother feels them. Clearly, a mother who wants to kill her child later than this point could simply claim she can’t feel them kicking.
  • When they become sentient (react to outside stimuli): This is related to quickening, as it’s a metric to determine a characteristic of the child themselves. Using this as a limit is also fraught with challenges since each child is different and measuring their reactions to outside stimuli is unreliable. It’s possible to hold a bright light next to a pregnant mother’s abdomen and observe her child kick. But what if her child was asleep or blind? Should they no longer be protected?

There’s only two ways to avoid all of this confusion and hypocrisy. We either protect prenatal children from the moment their lives begin (fertilization), or we legally destroy them until their birth. Which will it be?

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