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The ProLife Choice

                                                     
55,310,843

of our own children have been aborted in America.

50-60 million children are aborted every year around the world.

God help us... God please forgive us!

"If the prolife position is correct, the 3,753 abortions occurring every day represent 3,753 human casualties. And though none of these deaths is reported on the evening news (though the same unborn child killed by a bullet would be), each aborted child is just as real and just as valuable as older children. If these unborn really are babies, then America has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world."  Randy Alcorn

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What is the most impactful thing a Christian

can do to break the cycle of abortion?

 Randy Alcorn

First, make yourself aware of the need that unplanned pregnancy and abortion creates. When you give your time to learn about abortion, abstinence, adoption, and caring for needy women, you can pray for divine appointments where God can use you to make a difference in people’s lives. Next, offer your God-given resources to the Lord. Ask God to show you the unique ways He has for you to contribute to helping. He will use your God-given skills and resources to make a difference. Ask yourself: “What has God given me? How can I use that to help touch lives?”

I remember how years ago my friend Mark Kost used his carpentry skills to remodel the house that became the pregnancy resource center in my hometown of Gresham. Mark, who’s as big as an NFL lineman, might not be the first choice to counsel a pregnant woman! But the work of his hands has had eternal impact on literally thousands of women and unborn babies.
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Abortion Dramatically Increases the Risk of Maternal Death


One of the most controversial subjects has been the effect of abortion laws on maternal health, particularly where abortion is prohibited in order to safeguard women’s health, motherhood and the unborn human life.


During the last three decades, numerous international agencies, public health actors, politicians and several research groups claim that countries which restrict or prohibit elective abortion promote “unsafe” abortions, which hypothetically result in a higher risk of complications, and hypothetically then lead to higher maternal morbidity and mortality.


However, there is no direct scientfic evidence of any potentially deleterious cause-effect relationship between abortion restrictive laws and maternal health. In fact, countries like Chile and Ireland, where abortion is illegal, have some of the lowest maternal mortality in the world. This fact is critically important for health policy in developing countries where elective abortion is prohibited, since threat of increasing maternal mortality is used to pressure liberalization of abortion policies.

Read more here about maternal mortality...

Evidence Based Medicine


There is a myth that abortion is better for women than childbirth. But what is the evidence in the published medical literature? Compared with giving birth, women who abort are at higher risk of preterm birth, mental health problems, and in the case of aborting a first pregnancy, an increased risk of breast cancer. Let's look at the evidence.


The average person forms their opinion of abortion from the authorities quoted in the media. Planned Parenthood, Guttmacher Institute, IPAS and others in the abortion industry who stand to profit immensely from the sale of their abortion product are given a disproportionately large voice. Unfortunately, some of the medical organizations which should provide an evidence-based counterbalance to this spin have neglected their obligation to impartially evaluate the medical literature.


AAPLOG exists to provide a "second opinion". We make available here readable summaries of what the medical literature actually says regarding the effects of abortion on women. Preterm birth, suicide, depression and breast cancer are only some of the ways in which abortion can harm women. This is information critically important to any true informed consent on the issue of abortion

The Supreme Court’s Decision on Monday


Dear Colleagues,

As you know by now, the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of the conscience rights of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood establishes a formidable precedent protecting the conscience rights of family business owners. And although the media wants to spin this into an issue about contraception in general, the fact is that neither Conestoga Wood nor Hobby Lobby objected to providing contraception in general. They objected only to those contraceptive drugs/devices which have clearly been established to be able to act after fertilization: The IUD,  Ella and, if taken at certain times during the month, Plan B.


An excellent analysis of the case was done by Americans United for Life and is available here:  http://www.aul.org/2014/07/aul-analysis-of-hobby-lobby-case/ The AAPLOG amicus is available here.

You are not alone.


We are the largest organization of pro-life obstetricians and gynecologists in the world. We know what it is like to practice good medicine in a hostile academic environment. We understand the need for absolutely accurate and scientifically irrefutable information. We are committed to serving you.

We strive to provide you with a network of prolife physicians for mentoring and support and communication, and within that network to be able to mentor the next generation of pro-life physicians.

We want to make available to you the most accurate, up to date information on the effects of abortion on women, so that you will have an evidence-based response to the pressures to endorse abortion.

Check out our Mission StatementAnd Join Us.

              
 

"I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born."
- Ronald Reagan

                                                     
          

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An Open Letter to My Pro-Choice Neighbor

from Keith Mathison 

 

Dear Neighbor,


We have been neighbors for many years, and on several occasions you have both expressed some consternation about my position on abortion. You have told me that when you have discussed this with our other neighbors, none of them can comprehend how I can take a position that “sets women’s rights back fifty years.” As you know, a few of our neighbors have even gotten angry, especially during those months leading up to elections, arguing that I want to let politicians control private medical decisions.

 

You asked me if I could give you one good reason why you should change your view. I can and will. The reason why I oppose abortion, and the reason why you should oppose abortion is actually quite simple, and it is this: The fetus is a human being. Notice that I did not say, “I believe that the fetus is a human being.” Such a statement would imply that this is a matter of opinion or faith. No, it is an objective fact that the fetus is a genetically distinct individual human being from the moment the sperm cell fertilizes the ovum. It is a human being in the earliest stages of its growth and development, but it is a human being nonetheless. Read any standard textbook on embryology used in any college or university, and you will find the same fact stated in all of them.

 

Once this very simple and basic fact is grasped, once we understand that conception results in a living human being, it changes everything. We can no longer look at abortion as simply a debate over a woman’s right to choose because the choice involves the life or death of another human being. We can no longer look at abortion as a private medical decision involving only a woman and her doctor because there is always a third distinct human being involved as well. We can no longer look at abortion as merely the ending of a pregnancy. That is a euphemism. Abortion is, quite simply, the killing of a living human being.

 

Abortion is, quite simply, the killing of a living human being. The fetus is a genetically distinct individual human being from the earliest stages of embryonic development. It is not a “potential” human being or a “potential” human life. Arguments comparing the embryo to a sperm cell (which does contain the “potential” to initiate human life) are red herrings and irrelevant. A sperm cell and a human embryo are qualitatively different things. One is a genetically distinct human being in the early stages of development. The other is not.

 

There is no rational excuse for supporting abortion today. Every competent scientist knows what a human embryo is. Every competent scientist knows that conception is the time at which a new genetically distinct individual human being begins to live. They knew this in 1973, and they know this now. And if it is a living human being, no one has the right to kill it any more than they have the right to kill any other human being.

People continue to support abortion, however, because they have concluded that other “rights” are more basic and more fundamental than the right of a human being not to be killed. I am hardly exaggerating when I say that in our modern culture, the most fundamental and cherished of all “rights” is the right to engage in any kind of sexual intercourse imaginable without fear of consequences. And if the preservation of this “right” involves the killing of another human being, so be it.

 

You can easily find numerous quotations by prominent advocates of abortion, acknowledging that it is the killing of a human being. Most who support abortion, however, redefine the fetus and deny that it is fully human. History has not been kind to those generations who deprived certain people of their basic rights to life and who did so by defining them as less than fully human. When the history of our generation is written, will you be among those who shut their eyes to injustice on a massive scale, who looked the other way as human beings were systematically killed? Or will you be among those who spoke up for those who could not speak for themselves?


If you are pregnant, now you have the facts you need to make informed decisions to ensure a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby. You’ll want to talk to your health care provider about getting regular prenatal care, making healthy nutritional choices, and deciding what kind of exercise will keep you feeling fit. As concerns come up, and they will, talk to your health care provider so that you can have confidence that you are taking good care of yourself and your baby. Of course, babies set their own timetables, and every pregnancy is different, but isn’t it amazing to consider the incredible development that happens in the first nine months of life?




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s for us
, this is the definitive issue in every election. We will not vote for anyone who would sanction this national disgrace. Roe v. Wade was a very bad decision. We will not compound it with our vote. How about you?

Remember the verse from the old song
Jesus Loves The Little Children "they are precious in His sight".... they are!!! 
         
  

Don and Judi Mosteller