**The rate of serious adverse events [from Gardasil] is greater than the incidence rate of cervical cancer. - abcnews.com
"It's hard for most doctors to deliver babies and do abortions. It also has to do with the fact that to almost everyone else the pregnancy is just a blob of tissue, but the abortionist knows exactly what he is doing because he has to count all the parts after each abortion. I never had any doubt that I was killing little people, but somehow I was able to justify and compartmentalize that." ~Dr. Kathi Aultman, former abortion provider
What Exactly is Abortion?
Click here to see a YouTube project describing abortion procedures
Click here for a medical diagram of a Suction and Curettage procedure - *WARNING* graphic and disturbing
Click here for a medical diagram of a Dilation and Evacuation Procedure - *WARNING* graphic and disturbing
Click here for actual videos and photos of abortions and aborted babies - *WARNING* extremely graphic and disturbing
-- According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute (a private organization created by Planned Parenthood), in 2005, 1.21 million abortions took place in the United States. Some 42,350 of these occurred on women who were 16 to 20 weeks pregnant; over 13,310 occurred on women who were 21 weeks or more into their pregnancy.
-- According to CDC government data, over 64,000 abortions in a year are performed on women who had had three or more previous abortions.
-- From 1973 through 2005, more than 45 million legal abortions occurred in our country.
-- Abortions are done mostly for non-medical reasons. As the abortion industry itself admits on the website of the Alan Guttmacher Institute, "[T]hree-fourths say they cannot afford a child; three-fourths say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or the ability to care for dependents; and half say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner."
-- As the University of Detroit Law Review points out, "The Supreme Court's decisions...allowed abortion on demand throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy" (Paul B. Linton, Enforcement of State Abortion Statutes after Roe: A State-by-State Analysis, Vol. 67, Issue 2, Winter 1990).
-- 17 states (AK, AZ, CA, CT, HI, IL, MA, MD, MN, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OR, VT, WA and WV) use public funds (taxes) to pay for abortions for some poor women.
Click here for the latest Abortion Surveillance Summaries from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - United States, 2006 (Dated 11/27/09)
Instead of demanding that pro-lifers have no right to impose our morality on women, try asking yourself, "What right do I have to impose my morality on an unborn baby and sentence him/her to death."
Click here for an article that explains When Life Begins
This remarkable photograph of a tiny fetus in its unruptured amniotic sac was taken after surgery for an ectopic pregnancy in 1972. This picture demonstrates the development of a baby at only six weeks after conception. ~ Photograph by University of Minnesota Medical Photographer, Robert Wolfe.
Myths and Pro-Choice Arguements
Click here for Pro-Woman answers to Pro-Choice questions
Click here for information about Pregnancy from Rape
Click here for information about the myth that Abortion solves the problem of Abused and Neglected children
Click here for information about Illegal Abortions
Abortion exploits women and pits mothers against their own children! Women deserve better! Children deserve better!
BIOLOGICAL FACTS FROM
- Biologically speaking, "human development begins at fertilization," with the union of the male and female reproductive cells.
- The heart begins beating 3 weeks and one day following fertilization.
- Electrical activity of the embryo's heart recorded at 7 1/2 weeks reveals a wave pattern similar to the adult's.
Click here for Award-Winning Videos from EHD
Click here for Images Inside the Womb
Click here for another Amazing Website with Facts, Images, and Quizzes
- During the embryonic period, the human embryo grows from a single cell into the nearly one billion cells which form over 4,000 distinct anatomic structures.
- The 8-week embryo possesses more than 90% of the structures found in adults.
- The 9-week fetus can grasp an object, move the head forward and back, open and close the jaw, move the tongue, sigh, and stretch.
- By 9 weeks after fertilization, nerve receptors in the face, the palms of the hands, and the soles of the feet can sense light touch.
- In the U.S. alone, there are over 2,000 abortions EVERY DAY at these stages of development ~ fact derived from Alan Guttmacher Institute
- SECOND BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA Planned Parenthood hiding sex abuse of a 13 year old
- MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN Planned Parenthood hiding sex abuse of a 14 year old
---and then Planned Parenthood blatantly lies about it to the Media
- BIRMINHAM, ALABAMA Planned Parenthood on Probation following Violations
- TUCSON, ARIZONA Planned Parenthood hiding sex abuse of a 15 year old
- PHOENIX, ARIZONA Planned Parenthood hiding sex abuse of a 15 year old
- MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE Planned Parenthood hiding sex abuse of a 14 year old
- LOS ANGELOS, CALIFORNIA Planned Parenthood hiding sex abuse of a 15 year old
Documentary News Video - Planned Parenthood and other National Abortion Federation Facilities Conceal Statutory Rape, Sex Exploitation
"Everyone deserves information that is medically accurate and untainted by a political agenda." ~ Planned Parenthood's Teen Talk
...yet Planned Parenthood misinforms this pregnant young girl...
*NEW* - 2nd MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - Planned Parenthood Distorting Facts & Manipulating Girls
*NEWEST* - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - Planned Parenthood Caught On Tape Giving Fabricated Medical Information
*NEW* - KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON - Planned Parenthood discourages a 15yo from notifying her parents before having abortion
Is Planned Prenthood Under-Reporting Surgical Abortion? by LiveActionFilms
Planned Parenthood Lies about Abortion Images by LiveActionFims *WARNING* contains extremely graphic and disturbing images
Manipulative Counseling from Planned Parenthood in SANTA MONICA
"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." ~ Margaret Sanger,
Founder of Planned Parenthood and Eugenicist
The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.
"But while we protect women's right to choose safe and legal abortion, we must work to reduce the need for abortion. Planned Parenthood has always worked toward that goal." ~ Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s premier supplier of birth control. They are also leaders in family planning education and help develop sex education programs in U.S. schools. They receive millions of dollars in grants and donations every year and receive millions more of our federal tax dollars through Title X.
Then why the consistent rise in abortions performed by Planned Parenthood for over 30 years?
Either their comprehensive plans for "preventing" unwanted pregnancies are not working, or they are not exactly telling us the truth.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” ~ Albert Einstein
"My Body - My Choice...? In an abortion, what is it that dies? Tissue, or Human Life?...
...To consider the fetus as part of the mother has not been defendable since the 16th Century, when Aranteus showed that the fetal and maternal blood circulations were distinct and separate. A male body cannot be part of a female body, nor can two different blood types exist in the same body.
The preborn child is not a "potential" human being, but rather a Human Being with Potential! We are either human, or we're not. A woman is either pregnant, or she is not. She cannot be partly pregnant, nor can her preborn child be partly human. She is carrying the same child from the day of fertilization until the day of delivery." ~ Physicians for Life
The True Faces of Choice
**WARNING** Some Contain Disturbing Images
Baby Rowan - Disturbing Image within the Video
Ana Rosa Rodriguez
Baby David - Article contains a link to a Disturbing and Graphic Image
Baby Malachi - Article contains a link to a Disturbing and Graphic Image
The Reality of Abortion
The Silent Scream - Dr. Nathanson's famous video of an Abortion as seen through ultrasound. - **WARNING** - Disturbing Content
Eclipse of Reason - Dr. Nathanson's Documentary of Late Abortortions. - **WARNING** - Extremely Grahic and Disturbing
Mugged by Ultrasound - article explaining why so many abortion workers have turned pro-life
Dr. Anthony Levatino - a testimony from a former abortionist
Brenda Schafer, R.N. - a testimony from a former pro-choice nurse
Karen Shablin - a testimony from a post-abortive former NARAL member
Click here for an article about a sexual abuse victim suing Planned Parenthood for failing to report the abuse while she was a minor, resulting in additional abuse.
Click here for an article about yet another incident of a Planned Parenthood sexual abuse cover-up.
What Are Abortion Clinics More Concerned With...
Helping Women...or Making a Profit?
If elective abortion should ever be illegal again, the predominant fear is that desperate women would be forced into back-alleys and suffer unsafe abortions like in the past. Before Roe v. Wade, it was rumored that tens of thousands of women died every year from illegal and unsafe abortions.
However, the actual facts don't agree with these claims.
"An illegal abortion may be called a "back-alley", "backstreet", or "back-yard" abortion.
The wire coat hangermethod was a popularly known illegal abortion procedure, although they were not the norm. In fact, Mary Calderone, former medical director of Planned Parenthood, said, in a 1960 printing of the American Journal of Public Health:
"Abortion is no longer a dangerous procedure. This applies not just to therapeutic abortions as performed in hospitals but also to so-called illegal abortions as done by physician. In 1957 there were only 260 deaths in the whole country attributed to abortions of any kind, second, and even more important, the conference [on abortion sponsored by Planned Parenthood] estimated that 90 percent of all illegal abortions are presently being done by physicians. Whatever trouble arises usually arises from self-induced abortions, which comprise approximately 8 percent, or with the very small percentage that go to some kind of non-medical abortionist. Abortion, whether therapeutic or illegal, is in the main no longer dangerous, because it is being done well by physicians." "
Click here for CDC statictics of maternal mortality from abortions pre-Roe and after Roe (TABLE 22)
This chart from the National Center for Health Statistics explains how some of those exaggerated pre-Roe mortality numbers came about:
So, you can see that maternal mortality was significantly reduced more by the introduction and increased use of antibiotics than by the legalization of abortion. The latter, seems to have made NO discernible difference at all. By the time Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, maternal mortality had been reduced to roughly the same amount as it remained for the early years of legal abortions. However, legalizing abortion did make an enormous difference in the ignored victims, unborn humans. It substantially increased their deaths to a tune of 1,200,000+ yearly in the U.S. and has also led to other countries adopting a similar stance of "reproductive rights" which causes 42,000,000+ global deaths a year of unborn females and males.
However, legalizing abortions also fascilitated the ever-increasing profits of the abortionists and the abortion industry. They were involved in spreading (and thus, perpetuating) the myth that still remains today.
Even 36 years after legalizing abortions, it certainly hasn't eliminated unsafe and illegal practices as you can see below:
"When abortion was illegal, abortionists had to be very careful to avoid infection, laceration, and puncturing of the uterus, since a visit to the emergency room was an invitation for a police investigation. Not anymore.
Today, abortionists are free to operate on an assembly-line basis. The faster they work, the more money they make. When women get hurt...well, that's just the risk that goes with any surgery." ~ Dr. Beverly McMillan, ob/gyn and former abortionist
Click here for an LA Times article about Illegal Abortions that had been occurring recently. The owner and her sister pleaded guilty for performing abortions without a medical license. The owner ran six clinics and even advertised on television, which wouldn't be possible if abortions were illegal.
Click here for a CNN.com article about a Physician in who lost his FL medical license following a Live Birth Abortion after he failed to show up in time for the second day of the abortion. He is now practicing in NY. The Co-owner of the clinic in FL was arrested for practicing medicine without a license when the patient delivered a live baby which was then thrown in the trash.
Click here for a website that advertises Herbal Home Abortions (may be unsafe, may be a scam, but certainly illegal)
Click here for a page directly from an Abortion Clinic's website which details unsafe procedures occurring now by their competitors.
Criminalizing abortion did not create unsafe abortions. Rather, ruthless and greedy predators who prey on emotional and desperate women did...then and now.
The latest unbiased statistics from WEF about global maternal mortality should make everyone reconsider the current direction of so-called "reproductive rights."
(NEW YORK – C-FAM) A new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows that countries with restrictive abortion laws are often the leaders in reducing maternal mortality, and those with permissive laws often lag. According to the report, the pro-life nation of Ireland has topped the global rankings once again with the best maternal health performance.
There has been a huge misconception that the pro-life and religious communities oppose potentially life-saving stem cell technology. Nothing could be further from the truth. To explain our position, first we must separate fact from fiction.
WHAT IS A STEM CELL?
A stem cell is essentially a "blank" cell, capable of becoming another more differentiated cell type in the body, such as a skin cell, a muscle cell, or a nerve cell.
WHY ARE STEM CELLS IMPORTANT?
Stem cells can be used to replace or heal damaged tissues and cells in the body.
WHAT ARE THE TWO BROAD CLASSES OF STEM CELLS?
The two basic types of stem cells are:
1) EMBRYONIC TYPE STEM CELLS
Come from living human embryos that must be destroyed (killed) in order utilize the stem cells
- Controversial and unethical (Pro-Lifers generally oppose this type)
- Flexible - can be converted into any cell type in your body
- Tumorigenic - due to its flexibility, the cells are hard to control and are capable of forming tumors or promoting tumor formation in its recipients
- Immunogenic - recipient must take immunosuppressant medicine indefinitely
- Basically OBSOLETEdue to iPS technology (see the links to articles below)
It is unethical to destroy new human lives in order to potentially improve another human life. Especially, when there is another safe and ethical alternative.
2) ADULT TYPE STEM CELLS
Pregnancy-related tissues such as umbilical cords, placentas, and amniotic fluid, and adult tissues such as bone marrow, skin, liver, epidermis, retina, skeletal muscle, intestine, brain, dental pulp, and elsewhere. Even fat obtained from liposuction has been shown to contain significant numbers of adult type stem cells
- Non-controversial, moral and ethical (Pro-life and religious communities, as well as everyone else, wholeheartedly support it)
- Non-Tumorigenic - tend not to form tumors
- If cells are taken from oneself, than the body will not reject the cells. Therefore, there is no need to take immunosuppressant medicine
- Have repeatedly PROVEN to be beneficial
WHY ARE ADULT STEM CELLS PREFERABLE TO EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS?
Adult stem cells are a "natural" solution. They naturally exist in our bodies, and they provide a natural repair mechanism for many tissues of our bodies. They belong in the microenviron-ment of an adult body, while embryonic stem cells belong in the microenvironment of the early embryo, not in an adult body, where they tend to cause tumors and immune system reactions. Most importantly, adult stem cells have already been successfully used in human therapies for many years. As of this date, NO therapies in humans have ever been successfully carried out using embryonic stem cells. New therapies using adult type stem cells, on the other hand, are being developed all the time. There are many examples of success stories using adult stem cells. ~ Rev. Dr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk
In addition, with new iPS technology, ethical adult-type stem cells can be easily and safely reprogrammed into stem cells that have the same potential as embryonic stem cells without the dangerous side effects such as tumors.
With iPS cell technology, human skin cells can be reprogrammed into stem cells, which can then be differentiated into any cell type ~ Cellular Dynamics International
Click Here to watch Dr. Oz explaining to Michael J. Fox on The Oprah Winfrey Show how embryonic stem cell research is "dead" and iPS cells are the new and exciting, safe alternative.
DID PRESIDENT BUSH BAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEACH?
It is a myth that embryonic stem cell research has been against the law until President Obama reversed the ban in March. In reality, there has never been any law or regulation against destroying human embryos for research purposes. While President Bush banned the use of federal funding (tax payer monies) to pay for research on embryonic stem cell lines created after August 2001, it has never been illegal. Anyone using private funds was free to pursue it. President Obama lifted this ban on federal funding, making it possible to use tax payer money for the controversial and, many believe, obsolete embryonic stem cell research. Thereby, diverting our money away from ethical and sound stem cell research that could provide safe cures and treatments decades before embryonic stem cell research possibly could.
SO, WHAT REALLY IS THE BENEFIT TO EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH?
Despite all the dangers and controversies, some scientists are determined to waste taxpayer money in order to experiment with embryonic stem cells --- WHY? Because if they, the biotech/pharmaceutical companies and research centers, are successful in patenting an embryonic stem cell line, as opposed to adult stem cells which cannot be patented, than they would make a great deal of money at our expense!
New Stem Cell Study a First - Wisconsin State Journal
California's Proposition 71 Failure - Investors.com (Investor's Business Daily)
The Great Stem-Cell-Reasearch Scam, by Michael Fumento, New York Post
Why Embryonic Stem Cells Are Obsolete by Bernadine Healy, M.D., U.S.News & World Report's
Embryonic Stem Cells 'Obsolete' - Investors.com (IBD)
Decades Away: The Dirty Secret of Embryonic Stem Cell Research By Michael Fumento, Forbes
Obsolete Science Bailout Plan - Bioethics Defense Fund
Do We Still Need Embryonic Stem Cells? By Erin Richards, Scientific Blogging
Success with iPSCs - TheScientist.com
Virus-free embryonic-like stem cells made from skin of Parkinson's disease patients - PhysOrg.com
Parkinson's Disease Patient-Derived Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Free of Viral Reprogramming Factors - The Cell
Vatican Supports Adult Stem-cell Research - New American
iPS Cell "Memory" and Stem Cell Confusion By David Prentice, FRC Blog
Scientists Turn Skin Cells Directly Into Blood Cells, Bypassing Middle Pluripotent Step - Science Daily
And that the destructive act itself fuels a materialistic view of human life, in which every human being is dispensable if a burden or inconvenience to someone else?" ~ [Life Insight, Sept/Oct 2003]
Is this a baby or a fetus?
A fetus is defined as "the unborn young from the end of the eighth week after conception (when the major structures have formed) to the moment of birth." Birth is defined as "The emergence and separation of offspring from the body of the mother." So, once a human is no longer physically 'attached' to the mother, it can no longer be technically defined as a fetus.
So, what is a baby? A baby is defined as "a. A very young child; an infant,.b. An unborn child; a fetus." So, a very young human, both in and out of the womb, is a...baby!
So, does it really make sense that one baby would be worthy of protection under the law and the other baby can be legally and physically torn apart?
Please Speak Out!
"When a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is an evidence that either by education or circumstances she has been greatly wronged." ~ Mattie Brinkerhoff,
'The Revolution' (1869)
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"Abortion is a reflection that we have not met the needs of women" ~ Feminists for Life
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The term "fetus" is a medical/scientific term used to describe a physical stage of human development, such as embryo, neonate (newborn), infant, toddler... adolescent...etc.
It is not, and never was, a term defining "pre-human" or "having potential for life" which is what the pro-choice movement has reduced the term to. You can describe a male sperm cell and a female egg cell as being pre-human or having potential to be a human, because each of these two cells are human, in nature, but are lacking what is necessary to become a full human. However, at the moment that both sperm and egg combine, it becomes a living human being.
At that very instant, the human contains all the chromosomes and genetic material it will ever have in its lifetime. The DNA has, immediately,
generated a genetic map that determines what that human will look, sound, and act like. A fetus (and an embryo before it) does not have potential for life, it IS alive...and it's growing and developing in the uterus, just as it will continue to grow and develop after birth, until it reaches adulthood.
Abortion violently and abruptly ends a life and stops a human child from reaching his or her full potential, just as if a child murderer violently and abruptly ends a life and destroys the very same potential in the child that he kills.
The American College of Pediatricians concurs with the body of scientific evidence that human life begins at conception -- fertilization.
~ American College of Pediatricians
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE PREGNANT!
AT THIS VERY MOMENT, YOU HAVE JUST CREATED A HUMAN BEING. A HUMAN BEING WHICH DID NOT EXIST A MOMENT AGO!
If a sperm cell meets and penetrates an egg, it will fertilize it. This is known as conception. At this moment, the genetic make-up is complete, including the sex of the infant. Within about three days after conception, the fertilized egg, which is dividing rapidly into many cells, passes through the fallopian tube into the uterus where it attaches to the uterine wall (implantation). The placenta, which will nourish the baby, also begins to form.
"Suppose, in the encounter between doctor and child [in an abortion], the child won half of the time, and killed the doctor in self-defense - something he would have every right to do. Very few doctors would perform abortions. They perform them now only because of their absolute power over a small, fragile, helpless victim."
~ Stephen D. Schwarz, "The Moral Question of Abortion" (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1990)
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." ~ Declaration of Independence, 1776
The Supreme Court of the United States, the highest, most powerful court in the land, makes decisions that affect our entire nation.
...But have they always been right?
Faulty U.S. Supreme Court Decisions...
". . .It is very clear, therefore, that no State can, by any act or law of its own, passed since the adoption of the Constitution, introduce a new member into the political community created by the Constitution of the United States. It cannot make him a member of this community by making him a member of its own. And, for the same reason, it cannot introduce any person or description of persons who were not intended to be embraced in this new political family which the Constitution brought into existence, but were intended to be excluded from it.
It then proceeds to say:
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among them is life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
The general words above quoted would seem to embrace the whole human family, and if they were used in a similar instrument at this day would be so understood. But it is too clear for dispute that the enslaved African race were not intended to be included, and formed no part of the people who framed and adopted this declaration,. . ."
~ Dred Scott v. Sandford, Supreme Court Decision (Split 7 to 2 ), 1857 - Overturned in 1868 by the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
". . .The appellee and certain amici argue that the fetus is a "person" within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. In support of this, they outline at length and in detail the well known facts of fetal development. If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant's case, of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment. The appellant conceded as much on reargument. On the other hand, the appellee conceded on reargument that no case could be cited that holds that a fetus is a person within the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment.
The Constitution does not define "person" in so many words.... But in nearly all these instances, the use of the word is such that it has application only post-natally. None indicates, with any assurance, that it has any possible pre-natal application.
All this, together with our observation, supra, that, throughout the major portion of the 19th century, prevailing legal abortion practices were far freer than they are today, persuades us that the word "person," as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn. . . ."
~ Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court Decision (Split 7 to 2), 1973 - Overturned in ???? (...Not Yet)
One day in the future, America will look back on abortion as it does now to slavery... horrified and embarrassed that it was ever tolerated.
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I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia and all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant:
To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with him, and if he is in need of money to give him a share of mine, and to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in male lineage and to teach them this art—if they desire to learn it—without fee and covenant; to give a share of precepts and oral instruction and all the other learning to my sons and to the sons of him who has instructed me and to pupils who have signed the covenant and have taken an oath according to the medical law, but no one else.
I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.
I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.
I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work.
Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.
What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about.
If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.
Translation from the Greek by Ludwig Edelstein. From The Hippocratic Oath: Text, Translation, and Interpretation, by Ludwig Edelstein. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1943.
"In the 1940s a German Doctor could legally kill Jews, while in America he would have been prosecuted for murder. In the 1970s an American doctor could legally kill unborn babies, while in Germany he would have been prosecuted for murder. Laws change." ~ Randy Alcorn, Author
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