Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
While newspapers such as the Kansas City Star continue to question whether coerced abortions are widespread, those of us who actually deal with pregnant and post-abortive women understand that this problem has reached epidemic proportions.
"The most common statement I have heard in my 24 years of counseling abortion-minded women has been , 'You don't understand. I don't have a choice,'" said Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger. "There are so many women out there who do not want to abort their babies, but do so because they feel pressured or threatened by people in their lives to the extent that they do not believe they can resist. Abortion mills are all too happy to play on the fears of these vulnerable women because today, due to the shrinking demand for abortion, there is cut-throat competition for each abortion dollar."
The artist who created the cartoon below has this to say on the subject of coerced abortions:
This cartoon highlights an often overlooked fact about the so-called right to choose: more often than not, vulnerable young women are coerced into abortion. Coercion, under the guise of compassion, is the primary strategy employed to sell us on killing children, as well as the infirm and elderly. Parents, friends, school counselors, self-styled religious leaders and others often pressure young mothers, with little or no regard for the lives at stake or the common good. To be certain, many of those counseling abortion are themselves victims, their priorities, their understanding of life and of good and evil having been twisted by the false prophets of narcissism and nihilism. Which is why we must endeavor, like St. Francis, to be instruments of peace: "Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is darkness, light; where there is despair, hope."
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation.Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America.Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.Click here to make a secure donation online.