Pro-abortion Ark Times article refuted here (Part 1)jh52

The Arkansas Times article, “Putting the fetus first: Pro-lifers keep up attack on access, but pro-choice advocates fend off the end to abortion right” by Leslie Newell Peacock is very lengthy but I want to deal with all of it in this new series.

 

click to enlarge ROSE MIMMS: Arkansas Right to Life director unswayed by fears of return of illegal abortion.
  • ROSE MIMMS: Arkansas Right to Life director unswayed by fears of return of illegal abortion.

Before Roe v. Wade, there was “Bloody Mary.”

Women who lived in Arkansas in the 1960s and whose friends had had abortions (or who’d had them themselves) will remember the woman who for a couple hundred dollars would terminate an unwanted pregnancy.

“Bloody Mary” wasn’t a health professional. She lived on Lake Hamilton and performed abortions in her home there. A woman this reporter interviewed recently remembered driving one of her friends there.

She and the others who made the trip — including the father — dropped off their friend at a house where, the woman remembered, a Confederate flag flew. The abortionist herself wore overalls and a hat with a Confederate flag on it. The crew — all teen-agers — nervously drove around a bit before going to back to pick up their friend.

“She’d been stuffed with gauze way up,” past the cervix, the woman recalled.

“She was having incredibly painful contractions and bleeding all over the place.” They got her back to Little Rock, and though she tried to keep her situation from her parents, the bleeding was massive. She had to go to the hospital, suffering from infection and blood loss. “Bloody Mary” had apparently used instruments to force open the cervix and wedged in “tons of gauze, multiple rolls,” the girl told her friends.

“The very doctor who had sent her to the abortionist had to take over her care,” the woman recalled.

“Bloody Mary” is no myth, and she wasn’t the only abortionist to endanger a girl’s life with a botched abortion. This writer, too, knew high-school girls who visited an abortionist, with life-threatening outcomes.

Rose Mimms, the head of Arkansas Right to Life, shook her head sadly when she heard the stories. Abortion is as old as mankind is, she said. If she succeeds in her battle to make abortion illegal again, yes, she said, women will still seek abortions and, yes, they might suffer. She recalled her mother talking about women using knitting needles, and that the expression was “to knock these babies.”

But she dismisses claims made previously that thousands could die. And she believes legal abortion is dangerous, too. “They’ll die regardless.”

And, in Mimms’ view, thousands of unborn children will live. No longer will women thwart the Father’s will, the plan He has for every fetus conceived.

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It seems to me the real argument lies in the personhood of the unborn baby. If it is just a piece of material that is lifeless then the pro-life crowd has no argument. However, if it is a person then the pro-choice crowd has no argument.

My pro-life evidence lies in the lives of two of the most abortion supporters of the 1970’s. Why did they change to the pro-life view? Check out the links below for the answers.

“Jane Roe” or Roe v Wade is now a prolife Christian. She’s recently has done a commercial about it.

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I have often wondered why we got to this point in our country’s life and we allow abortion. The answer is found in the words of Schaffer.
Philosopher and Theologian, Francis A. Schaeffer has argued, “If there are no absolutes by which to judge society, then society is absolute.” Francis Schaeffer, How Shall We Then Live? (Old Tappan NJ: Fleming H Revell Company, 1976), p. 224.

Below is a clip from the film series “How Then Shall We Live?”

The Hand of God-Selected Quotes from Bernard N. Nathanson, M.D.,

Reasoned Audacity

Bernard Nathanson, M.D.

Silent Scream, The Hand of God is “semi-autobiographical…for the study of…the…demise of one system of morality…and the painful acquisition of another more coherent, more reliable [morality]…[with] the backdrop …of abortion. p. 3.

“We live in an age of fulsome nihilism; an age of death; an age in which, as author Walker Percy (a fellow physician, a pathologist who specializes in autopsying Western civilization) argued, “compassion leads to the gas chamber,” or the abortion clinic, or the euthanist’s office.” p. 4.

“I worked hard to make abortion legal, affordable, and available on demand. In 1968, I was one of the three founders of the National Abortion Rights Action League. I ran the largest abortion clinic …and oversaw tens of thousands of abortions. I have performed thousands myself.” p. 5.

“The Hippocratic Oath states the following,

I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner, I will not give to a woman a pessary [a device inserted in the vagina, thought erroneously to initiate an abortion] to produce an abortion.

The oath is unambiguous on these matters.” p. 48.

“The World Medical Association meeting at Geneva, in 1948, in the aftermath of the revelations of the Nazi medical experiments, revised the oath marginally to include the pledge, “I will retain the utmost respect for Human Life from conception.”…in 1964 restated the theme : “The health of my patient will be my first consideration.” p.50. The unborn baby in an abortion procedure is not considered a patient.

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  • ruach34  On June 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Well done, my friend. I appreciate the work you are doing to be that Christian concensus that Schaeffer spoke about. We must put God at the center again and that is the only stance we can take against this horrible agenda of satan to destroy the unborn through wicked men.

  • Everette Hatcher III  On June 29, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Thanks for the encouragement. I am overwhelmed by the 50,000 hits on my blog in the last 25 weeks. I will keep on quoting great men like Francis Schaeffer, Bernard Nathanson and Ronald Reagan.

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