43% of women in the U.S. will have an abortion by age 45.
20% of women having abortions are in their teens; 32% are 20-24; 48% are over 25.
49% of the 5.4 million pregnancies in the U.S. each year are unplanned. Of these, 54% or 1.4 million will end in abortion.
In the U.S., the ratio of abortions to births is 306 to 1,000 -- nearly 1 in 3.
Make the Case
A fetus is not a person
How is something with a distinct body, genetic make-up, and personality not life?
If the fetus were not alive, why would a woman need to have an abortion?
Is a beating heart – often present before a woman even knows she is pregnant – only a sign of the possibility for life?
Children should be wanted
Child abuse and neglect have increased since abortion was legalized
“Wanting” is purely subjective. One person’s whim shouldn’t sentence another to death.
Do we want old people, sick people, handicapped people? Can only the convenient contribute?
Why should an innocent child be punished for being conceived in imperfect circumstances?
It's my body
Just because someone can kill or rape or steal with their body doesn’t make any of these activities permissible.
An unborn child has a distinct form, DNA sequence, and potentially even blood type. It is very much its own body.
The notion that one human owns another is tantamount to slavery. A child is a woman’s to protect, not her property.
Abortion is a personal choice
Choice in itself is not the highest virtue. Moral, wise choice is.
How is something that victimizes someone else a valid choice?
Not all choices are right, much less legal. Murder, theft, and rape are all choices.
When it comes to saving or destroying human life, there’s no real choice.
What about rape, incest, and the life of the mother?
Combined, these account for less than 1% of all abortions.
The circumstances of conception, no matter how horrific, do not make the child less alive or in any way deserving of a death sentence.
Those guilty of rape or incest are not given the death penalty. Why should a baby pay a higher price than these predators?
If a woman has already suffered the trauma of rape or incest, why should that be compounded by the potential physical and psychological consequences of abortion?
We don’t punish a rapist’s parents or spouse or other children. Why is this child worthy of death?
Dr. Alan Guttmacher, pro-abortionist and former head of Planned Parenthood: "Today it is possible for almost any patient to be brought through pregnancy alive, unless she suffers from a fatal illness such as cancer or leukemia, and if so, abortion would be unlikely to prolong, much less save life."
If abortion is outlawed, women will be driven to back-alley abortionists
The rightness of a law isn’t premised on who breaks it. People run stop signs, but we’re right to leave them in place.
With the rarest of exceptions, no woman is forced to submit to any medical procedure. If the law is just and someone hurts herself in the process of breaking it, then the law isn’t culpable.
Children shouldn't be having children
But they should be given condoms?
Is children killing children preferable?
Is it more adult to kill a child than carry it?
I don't want to impose my morality
Do you impose your morality about racism? Domestic violence?
Patrick J. Buchanan - Chairman | Angela "Bay" Buchanan - President
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