[Mattes] It's time to call the '10,000 back-alley abortions' story what it is: a lie

[Mattes] It’s time to call the ‘10,000 back-alley abortions’ story what it is: a lie

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[Life Issues Institute] In the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, pro-abortion activists and politicians are doubling down on their radical support for abortion on demand until the moment of birth.

VIDEO: [Equal Rights Institute] Timothy Brahm provides an effective three-step strategy when responding to pro-choice people who bring up the back-alley-abortion argument [Jul. 11, 2018]


They’re in the minority. Most Americans support compassionate protections for unborn children and their mothers – especially a limit on abortion after five months, more than halfway through pregnancy. Pro-abortion activists respond to this with their tired, old militant lie: The only way to keep abortion safe is to keep abortion legal throughout pregnancy.

My mother taught me that when you say something you know is untrue, you’re lying.

Abortion advocates – both before and after its legalization – have claimed the annual death toll of women who had illegal back-alley abortions before Roe v. Wade was between 5,000 and 10,000.

This is simply a lie. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Vital Statistics and Centers for Disease Control found that 39 women died from illegal abortions in 1972, the year before Roe. Every death was a tragic loss, but that number is far from the wild claims of extreme abortion advocates.

Bernard Nathanson, the former abortionist who ran the largest abortion center in the Western Hemisphere and co-founded NARAL, later came clean in his book, Aborting America.

He “knew the figures were totally false” and said that many leading pro-abortion activists were well aware of the untruth of those numbers. “But in the ‘morality’ of our revolution,” he wrote, “it was a useful figure, widely accepted so why go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics?”

This article continues at [Life Issues Institute] The Biggest Pro-Abortion Lie

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