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Pro-Choice Advocates Agree that Abortion Kills Humans
Excerpts of chapter 3 from The Public Policy of Casey v. Planned Parenthood by Michael G. Smith

Many abortion advocates have agreed that abortion kills human life: A 1963 Planned Parenthood brochure says that life begins at conception: "An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun."[1] Former Planned Parenthood President Faye Wattleton admits that the preborn are alive in her 1986 book:

"There are many sperm cells in the [seminal] fluid. If one of them meets an egg cell inside the mother, new life can begin to grow... If one of your friends is pregnant, ask her to let your child 'feel the baby move.' ... A baby grows in a special place inside the mother, called the uterus -- not in her stomach. In nine months it is born."[2]

Similarly, Dr. Mary Calderone, former director of Planned Parenthood has stated that "[a]bortion is the taking of a human life"[3] and Dr. Alan Guttmacher,[4] former president of Planned Parenthood and founder of the Guttmacher Institute, the research affiliate of Planned Parenthood, has stated "[f]ertilization has then taken place; a baby has been conceived." [5] [6] While many abortion defenders readily concede that abortion kills human life, it is necessary to expound on this point because examining the nature of the unborn human being at the point of conception shows the inherent dignity that we all share from our biologic beginnings that are hidden from eyes of the world.

Not only have representatives from the nations largest abortion provider agreed that life begins at conception, but others who support abortion have agreed that abortion is murder. Dr. Magda Denes who performed two years of research in an abortion facility and compiled her results [7] told a Chicago newspaper "There wasn’t an (abortion) doctor who at one time or another in the questioning did not say ‘this is murder.’" [8] Even Kate Michelman, President of N.AR.A.L. seems to be moving in the direction of agreeing that abortion is murder by her statement that "[a]bortion is a bad thing." [9] Others who have at one time been heavily involved with abortion have later agreed, such as "Jane Roe" Norma McCorvey, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, and Carol Everett.

In addition, everyone who uses the term "fetus" unwittingly acknowledges that the unborn human is an unborn child because fetus is Latin for "unborn child." Unfortunately for the unborn child, the term fetus has fallen into use as a way of dehumanizing the unborn child, as shown by the primary use of this term by people when they are arguing for abortion rights, in comparison to when they are discussing a baby that is wanted by the mother.

[1] Pamphlet: Plan Your Children (Planned Parenthood, 1963).
[2] Faye Wattleton, How to Talk with Your Child About Sexuality 95 (1986).
[3] Dr. Mary Calderone, Illegal Abortion as a Public Health Problem, 50 American Journal of Public
Health 7, 951 (1960)
[4] Katherine S. O'Keefe, Crypto-Eugenics: The Hidden Agenda of Planned Parenthood Appendix B
[5] Birth Control and Love: The Complete Guide to Contraception and Fertility 12 (1961) quoted in
Stephen M. Krason, Abortion: Politics, Morality, and the Constitution: A Critical Study of Roe v. Wade
and Doe v. Bolton and a Basis for Change 445 (1984)
[6] Planning Your Family 16 (1964)
[7] In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death in an Abortion Hospital (1976)
[8] Daily News, Oct. 22, 1976
[9] Philadelphia Enquirer, Dec. 11, 1993

9 posted on 04/07/2006 4:32:32 PM PDT by (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available at
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BTW, abortionists and their running dog lackeys know what they are doing, and they derive pleasure from it.

We won that debate long ago.

12 posted on 04/07/2006 4:38:06 PM PDT by muawiyah (-)
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But you don't understand. Life doesn't begin until the mother starts thinking of names. Uups. She can't be a mother until life begins. So, the er... 'fetus bearer' starts thinking of names, yes, then the 'fetus bearer' becomes a mother. [Affirmative nod.]

13 posted on 04/07/2006 4:39:25 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March ("Republicans are pure evil." -- Dizzy Dean. Watch "Blood Trail" sometime, Dizzy.)
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