Warning: the following article contains graphic details about abortion procedures that may be unsuitable for sensitive readers.
Some people call it a holocaust. Others call it a blessing. Some call it murder. Others call it the preservation of real life. Everyone calls it abortion. Although America is split on their views about it, the facts are greatly misunderstood, for both sides.
There are three main ways people chose to abort a baby:
Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
When a baby is still very young, within the first 12 weeks, and the mother decides to get an abortion, the baby is removed by suction. Such suction is generated by a vacuum or syringe. The baby is sucked up the tube and disposed of. This method is called vacuum aspiration.
The D&C method comes from two different words or methods. Curettage is the scraping of a womb in order to remove something harmful, like a tumor or disease. The dilation comes from helping the woman have the baby. These two combined form a method of doctors reaching into the woman’s womb and removing the baby limb-by-limb. The womb is scraped clean and the baby is reassembled on a metal dish in a kind of memorial.
One such abortion left the following impact on the one performing it:
With my first pass of the forceps, I grasped an extremity and began to pull it down. I could see a small foot hanging from the teeth of my forceps. With a quick tug, I separated the leg [from the baby].1
A partial-birth abortion is only applied to babies that are old enough to be born and survive without medical help, which is now around 20-24 weeks. Such babies are aborted by removing their brains.
In order to do this, a doctor must take a sharp instrument, sometimes a pair of scissors, and pierce the back of the skull. The hole is then made bigger and a vacuum is inserted. The vacuum sucks out all the brains and, because it cannot support itself, the baby dies and its head collapses.
If a baby survives an abortion, which many do, they are given something called “Comfort care”. This care consists of wrapping the baby in a blanket and setting it aside. Even when the baby is old enough and big enough to be put on medical care, it is given the same care. Some babies can live up to eight hours in this condition.
If applicable, companies will then be allowed to rent a room in the abortion clinic and cut the baby apart, even if the baby is alive, and ship useful parts off to whoever can use them.2
Throughout the years, millions of women have had abortions. Because of this, multiple studies have gone trying to track negative affects on woman as a result of abortion.
In one study, involving women who had breast cancer, it was found that teenagers who had a family history of breast cancer plus had an abortion had a 100% rate of getting breast cancer.3
The chance of getting breast cancer increased if you had an abortion and were a teenager, over 30 or had an abortion within the first trimester. One doctor had multiple breast cancer patients and it was found that 30% of her patients had had an abortion.4
Abortion has also been found to lead to early death in older people, suicide, premature babies and many other emotional, physiological and physical problems. No positive affects on a woman has ever been found after an abortion.
Now, whether or not you can say abortion is right or wrong, the above facts and statistics definitely show you a side that hasn’t yet been exposed to the common person. These facts should make the nation cry out for the ending of abortion.
Being the most popular abortion clinic, Planned Parenthood has aborted millions of babies throughout the years. However, their tactics, like the abortion procedures discovered in the last issue, are often concealed.
Of the abortions happening each year, about 23% of them are performed by Planned Parenthood. This equals out to about 290,000 abortions each year, which means Planned Parenthood is the leading supplier of abortion procedures in America.
In 2007 a college journalist, Lila Rose, hired a professional actor to call the Planned Parenthood clinics in America. The actor was told to tell the Planned Parenthood employees that he was offering a donation to “lower the number of black people” by specifically aborting African American babies.
Of all the clinics called, not a single one objected to the racist remarks and seven states accepted the proposal to target babies from African Americans to lower their population. Fortunately, it was all a designed ruse and no extermination plans were acted upon.
Planned Parenthood’s approving of these proposals, however, is not the only time they have made a racist action. In fact, 79% of Planned Parenthood clinics are located in neighborhoods that have a high population of African Americans and Hispanics.
In 2009, Planned Parenthood decided to build the second biggest abortion clinic among neighborhoods that consisted 83% of African Americans and Hispanics.5 Although no direct link can be connected between racism/extermination and Planned Parenthood, the single idea that they want to target African Americans and Hispanics is disturbing at the least.
In many states, it is mandatory for a clinic to report any cases of rape and/or minor’s pregnancy. However, Planned Parenthood, on many occasions has sidestepped these laws.6 Lila Rose, the college journalist mentioned above, led another investigation on Planned Parenthood and left the following transcript of the conversation after stating she was pregnant:
Rose: “I’m 14.”
Planned Parenthood: What about the man who impregnated her?
Rose: “He’s 31.”
Planned Parenthood: “Just say you have a boyfriend, 17 years-old, whatever.”7
Although it was mandatory that Planned Parenthood call the parents and authorities, they did not.
Even though Planned Parenthood offers multiple medical services to expecting mothers, one-third of their annual income comes directly from abortions, even though they claim abortions make up only 3% of their business.8
Because of the money-making implications of the abortion business, some have looked into the facts and have found some very revealing statistics about Planned Parenthood on the adoption level.
In 2011, it was reported that Planned Parenthood had a 59% drop in their referrals for a woman to give a baby up for adoption. It has also been noted that, of the pregnant women who go to Planned Parenthood for help, 97% of them will end up having an abortion instead of keeping the baby or giving it up for adoption. Out of every 340 pregnancies ending in abortions at Planned Parenthood, one pregnancy ends in adoption.9
Nowadays, it is estimated that 40% of Planned Parenthood’s income comes from abortion.10
With abortion killing 40-50 million babies each year, it is surprising that such an outcry for the truth has not yet been called out. Where are the Christians that will call out against the horrible evil of abortion? What about the heinous acts of Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics? Where are the Christians who will speak out against it?
Abortion has gone on for far too long as a “legal choice” for human sinners. If it is not stopped, the next generation will be being dissected in a rented room in an abortion clinic. That will not be the fate of my future children.
1 Swain, Carol. Be the People. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2011. Pg. 51
2 Swain, Carol. Be the People. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2011. Pg. 71
3 Swain, Carol. Be the People. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2011. Pg. 59
5 Swain, Carol. Be the People. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2011. Pg. 65
6 Swain, Carol. Be the People. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2011. Pg. 70
8 “Planned Parenthood” Why Pro-Life? WordPress. Web. May 11th, 2013.
9 Ertelt, Steven. “New Planned Parenthood Report: Record Abortions Done in 2009” Lifenews.com. 2/23/11. Web. May 11th, 2013.