Here are my next three lies to refute.
1. Campaigning to keep abortion legal is about women’s rights.
Frederica Mathewes-Green is a former communications vice president for Feminists for Life—a pro-life advocating group. Her excellent article titled, "Abortion: Women's Rights...and Wrongs" explains her mindset change from a former “pro-choice” position. (link below)
She writes, “It is because I still believe so strongly in the right of a woman to protect her body that I now oppose abortion. That right must begin when her body begins, and it must be hers no matter where she lives — even if she lives in her mother’s womb. The same holds true for her brother.”
Read her article. It will take you beyond the lies.
2. Thousands of women died each year when abortion was illegal.
Truth seekers were all served well by a recent Washington Post article titled, “Planned Parenthood’s false stat: ‘Thousands’ of women died every year before Roe.” It was a “fact checker” item. And the so-called Planned Parenthood facts—were untrue! Or said more accurately, they lied! And they’ve known it for years.
On March 6th of this year, Leana Wen, President of Planned Parenthood, was interviewed on WFAA in Dallas. Her hyper-dramatic statement said, “We face a real situation where Roe could be overturned. And we know what will happen, which is that women will die. Thousands of women died every year pre-Roe.”
Here’s the truth. The numbers were exorbitantly exaggerated. As the Post reported, “Wen’s repeated use of this number reminds us of the shoddy data used by human trafficking opponents. Unsafe abortion is certainly a serious issue, especially in countries with inadequate medical facilities. But advocates hurt their cause when they use figures that do not withstand scrutiny. These numbers were debunked in 1969—50 years ago—by a statistician celebrated by Planned Parenthood. There’s no reason to use them today.” Again, an intentional lie.
3. This is just a “political” issue used for fundraising.
Is that true? Then any fundraising for “endangered species”must be put in the same category. In other words, there’s no real meaning behind the saving of animals. It’s just used for political gain. And the same for environmental concerns to “save the planet.” Just attention-getting, money-grabbing, politically-motivated activism. No reasonable person should believe that.
The truth is, people get far more worked up over pet mistreatment than the brutal taking of a baby’s life. Again, after feminist Frederica Mathewes-Green studied how abortions are performed, she drew this conclusion: “I could not deny that this was hideous violence. Even if there were any doubt that the unborn were a person, if I had seen someone doing this to a kitten I would have been horrified.” Exactly.
I’ve opposed abortion all my life. It seems like an overwhelmingly selfish decision by millions of women (and men) to choose to “make a baby,” only to discard this precious soul.
As a young man, one of my very favorite Psalms written by King David was the 139th. He chose to write these words:
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm 139:13-16)
The unborn child is a treasure waiting to happen. That is the truth. I’ve seen it first hand.
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