(1812 - 1815)
(April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918)
(December 7, 1941 - August 15, 1945)
(June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953)
(August 4, 1964 - January 27, 1973)
(January 22, 1973 - Present time)
- - in the United States alone!
The above figures for "World War III" are the abortion deaths since 1973. These statistics include only the deaths of children in this warfare. These figures do not include the "other casualties"—the mothers who were injured permanently, rendered sterile, or who died later as a result of these abortion operations.
Medical studies conducted over the past two decades reveal the following facts:
1—Acute inflammatory conditions in 5% of the abortion cases.
2—Tubal pregnancies occurring later in 20-30% of the women who receive abortions.
3—Later spontaneous miscarriages in 30-40% of the cases.
4—50% more likelihood of a premature baby later, with consequent increase in mental defects (note the fact that prematurity is a significant cause in over 50% of the deaths occurring during the first month of life).
5—A tenfold increase in the likelihood of a later second trimester miscarriage.
6—Permanent sterility is increased by 30%,—and 50% if the mother is age 15 to 17 at the time of the abortion operation.
7—A 27% complication rate due to infections.
8—17% of the women obtaining abortions will live with later menstrual difficulties which they would not otherwise have had.
9—An average of 30% of the women who elect an abortion will suffer from later psychiatric aftermath.
The Supreme Court has called it an American freedom.
The medical profession calls it "post-conceptive fertility control."
Many feminists call it "voluntary miscarriage" and "every woman's right."
Pro-life demonstrators call it murder.
Military leaders say we're now killing more at home than we've killed in all the wars in American history:
3600 every day; 108,000 every month!
The truth is - that it is
IT IS ABORTION TODAY IN AMERICA
Karen has sent the following letter to newspapers all across America. Learn what an abortion operation is really like:
I have read letters to the editor from persons who feel abortion is morally wrong and others who feel abortion is a matter of choice. I would like to present a side of the abortion debate that few people consider. That is the position of one who has had an abortion.
This is what the "right to choose" has meant to me. In 1980 I aborted my first child. I was told at Planned Parenthood that this little "blob of tissue" would be as easily removed as a wart. Terminating a pregnancy, I was told, was no more significant than removing a tiny blood clot in my uterus. "Sounds harmless," I reasoned. Exercising the right to choose, I opted for abortion. At that time no other options, such as adoption or single parenting, were explained. At the abortion clinic, I was not administered pain killers. When the suction aspirator was turned on I felt like my entire insides were being torn from me. Three-quarters of the way through the procedure I looked down and to my right and there I saw what appeared to me to be the bits and pieces of my baby floating in a pool of blood. After I screamed, "I killed my baby," the counselor in attendance told me to shut up. Suddenly I felt very sad and alone.
But the worst was yet to come. I was not forewarned about the deep psychological problems I would encounter in the months and years to follow. I was never told that I would have nightmares about babies crying in the night. Neither was it explained previous to the abortion that I would experience severe depressions in which I would contemplate suicide. I didn't mourn the loss of my appendix, so why would I grieve the passing of an enigmatic uterine blob? The answer was that it wasn't a mere "blob of tissue." It was a living baby. I realized it the moment I saw his dismembered limbs. I realized too late.
By now the reader may be asking him/herself, "Isn't this an extreme example of an abortion experience?" Actually, no. Mine was a routine suction abortion. Millions have been done. Why do women who've had an abortion have a higher incidence of suicide than other women? And why do the chances of losing a subsequent wanted baby double or even quadruple following a safe, legal abortion? Since when has death become good for us?
Taylor, Arizona 85939