February 8, 2016

Father Pavone: NARAL Can't Win Against Ultrasound, Science and Common Sense

From, the National Catholic Register, comes this article by Father Frank Pavone that is both commonsensical and compelling. He begins with a quote from Justice Kennedy, writing in part:
Respect for human life finds an ultimate expression in the bond of love the mother has for her child….While we find no reliable data to measure the phenomenon, it seems unexceptionable to conclude some women come to regret their choice to abort the infant life they once created and sustained. Severe depression and loss of esteem can follow.
— Justice Anthony Kennedy [Gonzales v. Carhart, April 18, 2007]
The abortion industry and its apologists have tried for decades to persuade us that the baby in the womb isn’t a baby.  NARAL, for instance, took exception on Twitter to a Doritos ad that aired during the Super Bowl that, in their words, tried to "humanize" the child in a mother’s womb. A Twitter storm of derision for NARAL followed.

Science, common sense, and the ultrasound images of unborn sons and daughters posted on refrigerators across the country have refuted such nonsense for years.

Now, as more and more women come forward to share their emotional, psychological, and physical pain from abortion, the truth-deniers in the abortion lobby have come up with a new tactic.  They are trying to tell us that women who suffer after an abortion don’t really exist.

At times, abortion promoters might grudgingly say that a few women here and there feel conflicted or even remorseful about their abortions. But they quickly try to convince us that those women’s feelings are not valid – that the real culprit making these women feel regret is not abortion itself, but the stigma attached to it.

After all, abortion supporters now assert, why would ending your own child’s life cause any consternation?  Surely, they claim, any stigma attached to a procedure that rips the arms, legs, and head off of a baby in the womb must be a societal construct.  It couldn’t be the result of any natural reaction to brutally ending the life of a baby.

The obvious truth, however, is that abortion is a momentous, life-changing event not only for the child whose life it ends, but also for the child’s mother.

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According to the abortion lobby, though, these women are only upset because of the stigma imposed on them by our culture.  Great efforts are now being made by abortion promoters to counter the natural grief associated with the loss of a child by publicizing women who say how glad they are that they terminated their unborn babies. ...

Father's Pavone's logic is indisputable. Read the rest there.

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