“I’m not ‘pro-abortion,’ that’s the very one clear thing I want you to understand. Abortion is not the right answer for every pregnancy. And it’s not the right answer for every flawed pregnancy, and it’s not the right answer for every rape and incest patient. But when the patient knows it’s the right answer for her, then I want to be here for her.”—Dr. Leroy Carhart, an abortion provider based in Wichita, Kansas. Listen to the CNN profile of him here.
Let me lay down some definitions for you
- Pro-life: The pregnancy, and all pregnancies, should continue no matter the mother/parents' desire
- Pro-choice: Whether the pregnancy continues or terminates is up to the mother/parents' personal desires
- Pro-abortion: The pregnancy, and all pregnancies, should be terminated no matter the mother/parents' desire
- Please stop calling pro-choice people pro-abortion: it doesn't strengthen your pro-life argument, it just makes you look like a jackass who doesn't understand the subject you're debating.
the reason anti-choice people love going into graphic details about how abortions are performed (mostly the rarer second or third surgical abortions as most abortions don’t make for good shocking imagery) is the idea that if you are squeamish about them, you must be cognizant of the wrong you’re doing.
but like: who likes looking at surgical procedures? I mean, some people sure, but most of us don’t enjoy looking at them suddenly no matter our beliefs.
and the images of the majority of later trimester abortions that anti-choicers love to hold up are fetuses that were wanted but abortions were performed for necessity because the fetus wasn’t viable or it was dangerous to continue the pregnancy. being sad about that isn’t a bad thing.
“Abortion performed in proper conditions are one of the safest medical procedures provided in the United States. Gosnell’s clinic, which was the last refuge for many low-income women, illustrated the horrors of the unsafe, back-alley abortions that are all too common in parts of the world where abortion is illegal.”—
Gosnell’s clinic is the extreme exception, not the rule. Anti-choicers are to blame for this. Pro-lifers are to blame for women seeking these horrifying conditions, beacuse they’d rather risk their health and life than deal with the shame and trauma they’d be put through on the sidewalk outside a legal clinic. Pro-lifers are to blame for this clinic, by actively supporting legislation that is making it increasingly difficult for women to access safe, legal, and affordable abortion, forcing them into clinics and situations like these.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—pro-lifers have blood on their hands, and here is your proof. This is where you’re forcing us to go, these are the lives you’re stealing.