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Pres. of NOW: “Abortion pill the most significant medical advance in human history”

by | Sep 23, 2014


By Sarah Terzo

The late Molly Yard, formerly  president of NOW

The late Molly Yard, formerly president of NOW

Molly Yard, former president of NOW, said that the abortion pill was:

“…[Perhaps even] the most significant medical advance in human history and the symbol of a brighter future for women everywhere.” [1]

This quote shows how out of touch with reality some pro-choice leaders are. To think that the abortion pill, which kills babies (and sometimes women) is the greatest medical advance in human history is incredibly skewed thinking.

The abortion pill is more valuable than the discovery of antibiotics, which has saved hundreds of millions of lives? Greater than cutting edge cancer treatments that prolong life and eradicate the disease in some people?

Greater than the elimination of smallpox and other deadly diseases, greater than vaccines which protect children from all kinds of dangerous illnesses, greater than the advances in mental health care that has allowed mentally ill people to live normal lives rather than being institutionalized?

ru_486aGreater than advances which have allowed AIDS patients to live fuller, richer lives?

Her statement is amazing. Instead of all these advances, the greatest advance in human history is the ability to kill babies like the one below in a way that’s extremely painful and difficult for women (you can read horror stories from women who took the drug here.)

[1] New York Observer, May 16, 1991. Quoted in: George Grant Grand Illusions: the Legacy of Planned Parenthood(Franklin, Tennessee: Adroit Press, 1988, 1992) 35

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