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What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Abortion is Not Safe,” Part 1

by | Aug 14, 2012

By Dave Andrusko

NRLC President Carol Tobias

Today National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias begins a series on a very, very important topic: the danger of abortion to the mother who is aborting.

Mrs. Tobias begins by quoting pro-abortion President Bill Clinton’s slippery (and inaccurate) assertion that “Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare.”  Abortion is legal but it is hardly “rare”—1.2 million each year in the United States alone—and as we shall see, not safe. She observes

“Many pro-abortion advocates like to argue that abortion is safer than childbirth but this is difficult to defend in light of medical evidence to the contrary. The Abortion Surveillance Branch of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains that induced abortion is safer than childbirth and that the serious complication rate is less than one percent.  Yet there is no agreement among investigators as to what constitutes a major complication.  In addition there is no real national system for reporting these kinds of statistics, making the accuracy of such assertions questionable, at best. Furthermore, the experiences of private physicians and gynecologists do not seem to support the validity of the CDC’s claim.”

And a moment’s reflection would tell you why: In Mrs. Tobias’ words:

“Induced abortion is the premature, willful, and violent penetration of a closed and safeguarded system — a system in which nearly every cell, tissue and organ of a woman’s reproductive system has been specially transformed and activated to carry out the function of sustaining and nourishing the developing child. Not surprisingly, any violation of the integrity of that system can lead to serious complications. Physical problems range from hemorrhage and infection to sterility and even death. Psychological effects range from depression and mental trauma to divorce and even suicide.”

Abortion is unlike any other medical or surgical “procedure.” It takes the life of a child and often leaves a woman with feelings of guilt, doubt, and anger. 

The reminder of today’s broadcast—which can be heard at–provides real-life stories of how abortion inflicts both kinds of damage on women. Women need to know this BEFORE they made a life-and-death decision.

Be sure to go to www.prolifeperpective.COM where you can hear Part One of “Abortion is not Safe.”

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