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Abortion Hurts Women

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New Harris Poll, billboard tells the truth about abortion.


A new Harris Poll has discovered that most pro-choice politicians and incoming President Barack Obama are out of touch on the abortion issue with the American people.


The mainstream media would have us all believe that Americans want fewer abortion laws. Laws pertaining to parental notification, informed consent, and partial birth abortion will all be under attack with the abortion-friendly congress and Obama administration. But these are the precise laws that more Americans want to see tightened and enforced. As well as protection for doctors and nurses from being forced to perform abortions against their consciences.


The pro-life movement in California is fighting back with a 20×60 sign that reads Abortion Hurts Women and information on getting in touch with post-abortion counselors.


Others, like the pro-life office of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which sponsored the recent Harris Poll, are using education to reach out to politicians concerning the will of the American people.


“These findings are remarkable. This research indicates how out of touch pro-abortion groups are with mainstream America,” said Deirdre McQuade, spokeswoman for the Conference of Catholic Bishops.


So what were the results of the poll? The poll found:


Only 9% of Americans favor abortion on demand for any reason during a nine month pregnancy.


88% of Americans favor informed consent laws which would provide women seeking abortion information on the risks and alternatives to abortion.

76% believe there should be conscience rights to protect doctors and nurses from performing procedures which violate their conscience and/or faith.


 73% support parental notification laws so that a minor cannot obtain an abortion without first informing her parents.


68% of Americans favor banning partial-birth abortion.

63% of Americans favor banning all taxpayer funded abortions.


Most of these statistics show a 3-1 ratio, with the rest showing a 2-1 ratio, which is so astounding considering the current abortion laws that exist in the United States. This begs the question, if a major majority of Americans support these laws on abortion, why aren’t the current laws being changed? Why aren’t the American people being allowed to vote on this issue?


Quite simply I would say that abortion merchants such as Planned Parenthood, with their millions of dollars of taxpayer funding are in the ears of Washington lawmakers. They ignore the facts, ignore the risks to women’s health, and in many cases, ignore the law, as seen in the videos exposing Planned Parenthoods cover up of the rape of a 13 year old girl. Here you will see the proponents of death work diligently to restrict the information people have about life.


It must be understood that life is the most fundamental and inalienable right protected in the Constitution of the United States. Life must be fiercely defended if we ever hope to remain a civilized nation that deserves respect and admiration from others. Without the protection of life it is not possible for a nation or a people to claim to be great.


The fact that our Creator has endowed us with certain inalienable rights, such as life, cannot be ignored and overlooked anymore. Death merchants such as Planned Parenthood should be held accountable for their illegal practices. And the lawmakers in Washington need to get back in touch with the desires of the American people regarding the sanctity of life.


This is not a pro-life, pro-choice issue. This is not a Democrat or Republican issue. This issue cuts across every political and socio-economic line and reaches to each one of us personally. As the bumper sticker says, “Aren’t you glad your mother chose life.” Now let’s do the same for the millions of voices that cannot speak.


Further Food for Thought:


The Planned Parenthood Cover up – Part 2


Physicians’ Conscience Clear…For Now


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