50,000,000 Silent Voices 21

Despite all the lies…

The truth …

Of your our testimony…

Can change hearts…

For those who have a heart 

Let them be heard.

Monday, January 23, marks the beginning of the 40th year of legalized abortion in this country. 50,000,000 voices never had the chance to be heard, because of the Supreme Court’s decision to sanction the murder of unborn children in their mother’s womb.

Step up to the plate on Monday and represent the unborn child. Although you may not be able to make it to Washington, DC, for the March for Life, you can give a voice to these unborn children. Say a prayer, hand out literature, share the 180 video, sign a petition, inform yourself more on the issue, or… What else can you come up with?

What will you do on Monday to speak out for those 50,000,000 Silent Voices?

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21 comments

  1. Why be pro-life? I mean, do you know what hyperemesis gravidarum, pre-eclampsia, and ectopic pregnancies are? Do you know how physically hellish pregnancy can be for a woman? Do you know all of the different ways that pregnancy can cause mental and emotional distress to a woman? Do you know how emotionally scarring it can be to give a child up for adoption? Or do you just not care about any of that, which proves that your views on this issue are incredibly hateful?

    Also, hy do you seem to think that forcing women through anything, especially something as potentially life-changing, dangerous, and huge as pregnancy, is a good idea? Would you force a drug addict to baby-sit for a child? If not, then why do you seem to think that drug addicts (or anyone else who knows that they’re not responsible enough to have a child) should be forced to gestate and care for a fetus for nine months?

    Also, have you ever actually done any unbiased research on abortion? Have you ever looked at sites such as the Mayo Institute, the American Pregnancy Association, Discover Magazine, or any other scientifically- or academically-based website? (None of those websites can be considered to be “pro-choice websites,” by the way.) Pro-life websites (and videos, such as the ones you just posted) are capable of being wrong, or of outright lying, you know. So why blindly trust them, and why refuse to fact-check their claims?

      • Why should I watch pro-life propaganda videos? I’d rather watch unbiased informational videos than videos that have an obvious political agenda behind them.

        Also, Chip, why didn’t you even try to answer any of the questions I just asked?

    • There is nothing more damaging for a woman than killing her own child. You were gestated and cared for when you were a “fetus” which, by the way, is a human person.

    • Hanna, you make high demands, posting soooooooooo many questions (10 o’s for your 10 ?’s) all and once and insisting that they all be answered right away. I would normally just focus on one thing at a time, but… OK, I’m a sucker.

      You asked:

      Why be pro-life? I mean, do you know what hyperemesis gravidarum, pre-eclampsia, and ectopic pregnancies are? Do you know how physically hellish pregnancy can be for a woman? Do you know all of the different ways that pregnancy can cause mental and emotional distress to a woman? Do you know how emotionally scarring it can be to give a child up for adoption? Or do you just not care about any of that, which proves that your views on this issue are incredibly hateful?

      Let’s put the complicated pregnancy issues that you mention aside and focus on one thing, for now. Let’s talk about the type of healthy pregnancy that would naturally go from conception to birth during a period of approximately 9 months. Of the 50,000,000 abortions that have occurred, I’ll just assume, if you’ll permit me (and if I’m wrong, I’m sure you’ll correct me), that some of those were healthy pregnancies.

      The reason why a person would choose to be pro life – and the answer to all these other questions is that they strongly believe that the unborn child is a human person. Belief is a strong state of mind, wouldn’t you agree? I’m sure there are some things you do believe in.

      Now if you hold that the unborn child is a human person, and place high value on the absolute dignity of human life, then you cannot tolerate abortion. It’s that simple.

      Also, why do you seem to think that forcing women through anything, especially something as potentially life-changing, dangerous, and huge as pregnancy, is a good idea? Would you force a drug addict to baby-sit for a child? If not, then why do you seem to think that drug addicts (or anyone else who knows that they’re not responsible enough to have a child) should be forced to gestate and care for a fetus for nine months?

      Again, it’s about the scale of values. Would you knowingly kill a person to overcome a personal trial? As for the person who can’t reasonably care for the child after its born, ever heard of adoption?

      Also, have you ever actually done any unbiased research on abortion? Have you ever looked at sites such as the Mayo Institute, the American Pregnancy Association, Discover Magazine, or any other scientifically- or academically-based website? (None of those websites can be considered to be “pro-choice websites,” by the way.) Pro-life websites (and videos, such as the ones you just posted) are capable of being wrong, or of outright lying, you know. So why blindly trust them, and why refuse to fact-check their claims?

      Someone who holds strong pro life convictions might say if they don’t have the facts straight about the life and rights of the unborn child in the first place, something is wrong with their way of thinking, and on account of that, something has biased their opinion.

      As for myself, I like to remain open toward these things. I will read your articles this weekend and I appreciate your desire to keep the discussion balanced.

  2. I will answer your questions, after lunch. But be open. Watch the videos. You seem to be a critical thinker so you should not be affected by them.

    • I’m more affected by them than you’d think. I tend to be quite gullible and easily convinced, so I try my hardest to stay away from biased articles, videos, books, and the like.

      • Wow Hanna I can’t believe you’ve spoken to everyone who has had n abortion to know so surely that abortion is not mentally or emotionally harmful for a woman. I have spoken to many of them who asked me for counsel and they had deep wounds. To close yourself off from the testimony of people who have been there and done that and have realized they needed to change is to fear real life experiences. Keep consulting what you call unbiased and you will never overcome your fear.

      • Joey, did you even look at the websites I linked you to? If not, then why not? Why assume you know everything there is to know about this issue and refuse to do any research on it?

        Also, have you met every single woman in the world who has gotten an abortion? If not, then why do you assume that the majority of them regret it?

      • Also, Joey, here’s a quote from the APA article that I linked you to:

        This review identified several factors that are predictive of more negative psychological responses following first-trimester abortion among women in the United States. Those factors included:

        Perceptions of stigma, need for secrecy, and low or anticipated social support for the abortion decision;
        A prior history of mental health problems;
        Personality factors such as low self-esteem and use of avoidance and denial coping strategies; and
        Characteristics of the particular pregnancy, including the extent to which the woman wanted and felt committed to it.

        Across studies, prior mental health emerged as the strongest predictor of postabortion mental health. Many of these same factors also predict negative psychological reactions to other types of stressful life events, including childbirth, and, hence, are not uniquely predictive of psychological responses following abortion.

        In other words, yes, some women do feel regretful after getting an abortion, but that has nothing to do with the abortion itself, and those women probably would have felt the same way after giving birth.

  3. And by the way, for anyone who cares, here’s proof that illegalizing abortions ends up with women dying:

    http://bebinn.tumblr.com/post/6814914405/methods-of-illegal-abortion
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/12/world/12abortion.html
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/273740

    Here’s proof that abortion is safer than pregnancy and childbirth:

    http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html (Scroll down to where it says “Safety of Abortion”)
    http://www.americanpregnancy.org/main/statistics.html (Note the section titled “Pregnancy Complications”)
    http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplications/ (A complete list of all of the pregnancy complications, many of them fatal, that a woman could experience)
    http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/usa-urged-confront-shocking-maternal-mortality-rate-2010-03-12 (This article explains that the maternal death rate–the death rate of women during pregnancy and childbirth–is currently at an all-time high in the US)

    Here’s proof that a first-trimester fetus cannot think, feel pain, or even know that it exists:

    http://discovermagazine.com/2005/dec/fetus-feel-pain/
    http://www.newsweek.com/blogs/the-human-condition/2010/06/25/does-the-fetus-feel-pain-uk-report-says-no.html
    http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1566772,00.html
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2352185/pdf/bmj00561-0037.pdf
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1471-0528.1999.tb08424.x/full

    Here’s proof that abortion doesn’t cause breast cancer:

    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/abortion-miscarriage

    I suggest you read all of that through, rather than blindly trusting the lies that pro-life groups are feeding you.

    • Hanna, not only will I read everything you posted here, but also if I find any of it useful, I’ll put it to good use. I actually appreciate you’re sharing this information here. As far as I’m concerned, the more, the better, from all sides of the issue.

      Now you’ve explained why you probably won’t do this, but I’d be curious to know your opinion on the first video. It’s only 30 seconds long. I can relate to the concerns you raised about being susceptible, or gullible, as you put it. And I respect that. So don’t feel obliged.

      Thanks again for all your input.

      • Hannah: By your own admission you haven’t even seen the videos. That being the case, there is no basis for calling them lies, propaganda, and emotional rhetoric.

      • Name me one example of a pro-life organization that hasn’t been caught lying and I’ll amend (or even completely retract) my statement.

      • Hanna, here’s a new site that claims to be unbiased:

        Launching on January 19, 2012, AbortionWiki.org will serve as a comprehensive and impartial resource of all information relevant to beginning and end of life issues such as abortion, euthanasia and stem cell research.

  4. OK, I’m curious. I’m sure that for any pro life organization you could possibly name, you’ve got stock examples of so-called lies that you could post in a second. So why don’t you go a head and share them all with us now.

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