NRL News

Abortion is Not “Good”…Ever!

by | Apr 8, 2015

By Carol Tobias, NRLC President

Editor’s note. This President’s column appears on page three of the April digital edition of National Right to Life News, “the pro-life newspaper of record.” You can read this story at Be sure to forward selected stories, or the entire 40 page edition, to your pro-life family and friends.

National Right to Life President Carol Tobias

National Right to Life President Carol Tobias

For years, abortion advocates acknowledged that the American public did not like abortion and did not consider abortion to be a positive aspect of modern culture. Abortion advocates tried to make us believe that abortion was a “necessary” evil.

Bill Clinton ran for president on a pro-abortion platform saying that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” Twenty years after Roe v. Wade, then NARAL Pro-Choice America president Kate Michelman said, in a rare moment of candor, “We think abortion is a bad thing.” (When called on it by her pro-abortion allies, Michelman insisted she was misquoted. Alas, for her, the reporter had taped the conversation.)

These abortion leaders knew Americans did not like abortion being practiced as just another method of birth control.

Today, a new mode of thinking is being pushed by the abortion industry. Women want abortion. Women like abortion. Abortion is a good thing. Or so they try to tell us.

In an article titled “Abortion Rights are at a Crossroads,” authors David Gunn, Jr. and Sunsara Taylor write, “If we want to turn the tide, we have to tell the truth: there is absolutely nothing wrong with abortion. Fetuses are NOT babies. Abortion is NOT murder. Women are NOT incubators.”

They continue, “We stand at a crossroads. For the future of women everywhere, let us refuse the worn pathways that have allowed us to lose so much ground.” Evidently one of those “worn pathways” is “apologizing” for abortion. Now abortion should be celebrated, even “normalized.”

A new crop of abortion advocates tell women to be proud of their abortions. The women can enter contests to publicly tell their abortion story, hoping to encourage other women to follow suit and end the lives of their children. One had her 15 minutes of twisted fame when she uploaded a video of her abortion onto You Tube.

To see how far abortion advocates have moved from “safe, legal, and rare,” consider a new type of abortion facility opening up to provide for a “spa-like” abortion experience in a Maryland suburb outside of Washington, DC. We’re told that “staff members plan to greet clients with warm teas, comfortable robes and a matter-of-fact attitude.”

When I heard about this new venture, I thought of tonsils. I still have mine but, when I was younger, I thought it would be fun to have them removed because I had heard I would be able to eat all the ice cream I wanted as I healed. That made the likely pain seem almost worthwhile.

Having your tonsils removed? Eat ice cream. Having that new little life inside you removed? Get a massage. In this new place, you won’t get a massage (yet), just a comfy robe and a cup of tea, but that’s the image they’re pushing.

However, women know that taking the life of their unborn child is much more serious than having tonsils removed. Nor does the American public look at the two as equal. There is an inherent dignity in, and respect for, human life in America. Even after 42 years, Americans still know and believe that abortion is wrong. Some of them may think that abortion is sometimes “necessary”, but they consider it to be a necessary “evil”.

The words of Mother Teresa ring true to all of us, “If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people to not kill each other? Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.”

As the number of aborted women coming forward to say they feel remorse grows, there is no huge groundswell of women coming forward to talk about how it was no big deal to kill their children.

For years, I had wondered why, if abortion is so important and pro-lifers are so “cruel” as to prevent the use of tax dollars to pay for abortion, those in the abortion industry don’t provide free abortions. After all, pregnancy resource centers provide free help to any pregnant woman who contacts them.

Abortion advocates are becoming more visible in their efforts to raise money for abortions. In an interesting recent face-off, CNN commentator Sally Kohn tweeted that she was giving money to a cause that would help pay for abortions for women who can’t come up with the money. Radio and TV host Dana Loesch challenged her followers to respond by giving to pro-life causes and announced that she had given $100 to NRLC.

People all over this great land will give selflessly and even sacrificially to help save babies’ lives. It’s much harder to convince people to give money so an unborn child will die.

An interesting side note””there is a group raising funds to pay for abortions, but can you guess their top priority? To overturn the federal Hyde amendment and state laws against tax funding of abortion. Their efforts to pay for abortion are led by a desire to make you and me pay for them.

After one of my speaking engagements, a woman came up to me with a big smile on her face and introduced me to her son, a high school senior heading into the Navy. When she was pregnant, she was slated for an abortion but circumstances intervened to prevent that from happening.

I wish every woman considering an abortion could see the pride and love in that mother’s eyes as she looked at the young man he had become.

Difficult, or maybe even terrifying, circumstances now won’t seem so scary or insurmountable in later years. I plead with any woman considering abortion””don’t do it!

Don’t listen to the gibberish of the “be proud of your abortion” crowd. Don’t buy into their latest publicity stunt to make you think you’re doing nothing more than removing tonsils.

There is a movement of love waiting with big hearts and open arms. Abortion never has been, and never will be, anything good. Choose life for your baby. Please.

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