Supreme Court firmly backs abortion rights, tosses Texas law

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    The real problem is that anyone would want to abort–that a mother would not feel a need to nourish and protect the life growing within her. Of course there are often pressures such as financial or from selfish boyfriends or spouses who don’t want to be bothered with a child.

    I concede it’s very unlikely that laws will be passed any time soon that would reduce abortions, but pro-lifers do save lives by being vocal and by demonstrating. Some–probably just a trickle–but some women change their minds because of pro-life influence and they and their children are grateful for that.

    At the very least there should be a law requiring a woman or a couple seeking abortion to see the ultrasound of her fetus or embryo and that there would be a day or two to think about the life they are going to terminate.

    I’m proud to be on the side of a movement that has compassion for the unborn and gives a voice to the voiceless and helpless. It’s beyond sad that the most dangerous place anyone can be in our culture is in their mother’s womb.

    Wise words from Blessed Mother Teresa:

    “We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, of killings, of wars, of hatred. If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other.”

    “Once that living love is destroyed by contraception, abortion follows very easily.”

    “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

    “Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers.”

    “America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has shown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts ~ a child ~ as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters. And in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.”

    https://sites.google.com/site/faithfulcatholics/Home/pro-life-quotations-of-mother-teresa

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    edselehr
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    “I concede it’s very unlikely that laws will be passed any time soon that would reduce abortions”

    You’d be wrong. Any law that increases reproductive education and contraceptive options for women will decrease unwanted pregnancies, which will decrease abortions. Raising the minimum wage will make it possible for young mothers to choose to keep and raise a child, decreasing abortions. Affordable health care options decrease the cost of delivery and keeping a baby healthy, making it less likely the mother will choose abortion.

    There are so many ways to decrease abortions in this country without stripping a mother of her constitutional right to be in control of her own reproduction.

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