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Abortion Facts

Abortion Facts

It is imperative that pro-lifers be ready to answer questions about abortion and the risks associated with having an abortion. The below information will help you in answering these questions with provable research.

 

STATISTICS

From the Alan Guttmacher Institute:

  • 926,200 abortions were performed in the U.S. in 2014
  • Nearly 4 in 10 pregnancies end in abortion.
  • 45% of women seeking an abortion have had at least one previous abortion.
  • 46% of abortions are performed on women less than 25 years of age. That breaks down to 12% on adolescents, and 34% on women ages 20-24.
  • Approximately 1/4 of American women have had an abortion by age 45. One in 20 by age 20, and one in five by age 30.
  • Abortion disproportionately affects black and Hispanic women

METHODS

Dilation & Curettage (D&C)
Occasionally used through the 12th week. After dilation of the cervix, a curette is inserted into the uterus. The baby’s body is cut into pieces and extracted, often by suction. The uterine wall is then scraped to remove the placenta and confirm that the uterus is empty.

Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
Performed up to 18 weeks. Forceps are inserted into the uterus, grabbing and twisting the baby’s body to dismember it. If the head is too large, it must be crushed in order to remove it.
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Dilation and Extraction (D&X or Partial Birth Abortion)
Performed in the 2nd and 3rd trimester. The cervix is dilated. Forceps extract the live baby by the feet until the head is just inside the cervix. Scissors then puncture the skull, allowing the abortionist to collapse it by suctioning out the contents. The dead baby is then fully removed from the mother. This method is banned in the United States.image 2

Hysterotomy
Used in the last three months of pregnancy. The womb is entered by a surgical incision in the abdominal wall, similar to a Caesarean section. However, the abdominal cord is usually cut while the baby is still in the womb, cutting off the oxygen supply and causing suffocation. Sometimes, though, the baby is delivered alive and left unattended to die.

Intracardial Injection
Performed at about four months. The chemical digoxin is injected into the baby’s heart, causing immediate death. The dead baby’s body is then reabsorbed by the mother. This method is often used as “pregnancy reduction” when a mother carrying multiples wants fewer children.

Prostaglandin
Performed during the second half of pregnancy. A hormone-like compound is injected into the muscle of the uterus causing intense contractions and pushing out the baby. The violent contractions often crush the baby to death, though many babies have been born alive using this procedure, then left to die.

RU-486
Used through the seventh week of pregnancy, RU-486 is a synthetic steroid that blocks the hormone progesterone. Women then take a second drug, prostaglandin to induce contractions and expel the dead baby. Ella, another abortion drug, works in the same way.

Saline Injection
Usually performed during months four through seven. A 20% salt solution (the normal salt solution is .9%) is injected through the mother’s abdomen into the baby’s amniotic fluid. The baby ingests the solution and dies of salt poisoning, dehydration, and hemorrhaging of the brain. The baby’s skin is burned off. A dead or dying baby is delivered. A baby born alive is usually left unattended to die, though some have survived.

Suction Abortion
After dilation of the cervix, a suction curette (a tube with a serrated tip) is inserted into the uterus. The strong suction (29 times the power of a household vacuum cleaner) tears the baby’s body apart and sucks it through the hose into a container. This is the most common method of abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

RISKS OF ABORTION

Medical Complications

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Infection
  • Incomplete abortion
  • Sepsis
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scarring of the uterine lining
  • Uterine perforation
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Death

Emotional Complications

  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship problems
  • Guilt
  • Depression
  • Flashbacks of the abortion
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Alcohol and drug abuse

Higher Risk of These Issues Later:

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical, ovarian, and liver cancer
  • Placenta previa
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Endometritis
  • Ectopic pregnancy

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Be Confident in Your Ability to Defend the Unborn

With the abortion industry continues to fill the minds of Americans with lies, there is a critical need for reliable information about the abortion epidemic and its far-reaching consequences so that we, as pro-life supporters, can take action for the most vulnerable among us – the unborn. Each day that we remain silent, 2,500 babies die from abortion.

As a pro-life advocate, this doesn’t sit well with you. The good news is that you can do something about it.

Be Confident in Your Ability to Defend the Unborn

Being a pro-life advocate can be challenging. Our mission to defend the unborn can sometimes feel like an uphill battle because our culture has accepted the abortion agenda and has lost its respect for life.

Care Net has put together an easy way for you to be confident in your ability to defend the unborn and compassionately engage our culture about abortion – a free online course!

With more than 40 years of serving women and men at pregnancy centers across North America, the experts at Care Net have carefully put together this course to:

  • arm you with trusted facts on abortion and the industry
  • equip you to confidently and lovingly stand for the unborn

Abortion must come to an end, but the first step to make this happen is for pro-life advocates to learn how to confidently and effectively communicate the reality of abortion.(note: this is not a comprehensive training for pregnancy center professionals — for such training, click here)

Here is what people who have taken the course are saying about it:

I think this class is essential. Thank you for putting together this tangible resource so more people will choose life!”

“I liked hearing about how something as simple as getting the facts on abortion can change a person’s mind if they want to have an abortion or not.”

You can defend the unborn and compassionately engage our culture – ultimately saving more babies from abortion through the information in this free online course! 

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Pro-Life Quote

God has a heart for the unborn, and as His church, so should we.”
-John Lindell

Christian Biblical Perspective on Abortion

“Reclaiming Hearts for Christ: Exposing the Lie of Pornography”

Friends for Life:

 

First, today is the last day to register for the 2017 Diocesan Pastoral Conference “Reclaiming Hearts for Christ: Exposing the Lie of Pornography” at Camden Falls Reception Center in Tiffin on September 7th. Register right now at: www.toledoconference.org! You will not be disappointed with internationally acclaimed speaker Matt Fradd, Bishop Daniel Thomas, and three great witness presentations! Hope to see you there, but be sure to register!!!

 

Secondly, Toledo City Council’s meeting last night on “Impeding Access to Health Care” was pretty crazy. I was there for a total of 5 hours as after the official testimony of each side nearly 70 people rose to speak from the public. Praise God the majority of those individuals were pro-life! The most striking thing of the evening for me was that the manager of facility at Capital Care called the majority of people who come to “protest” at the clinic, “terrorists”. Striking because for the rest of the evening as grandmas and women as young as 12 came forward to share their pro-life counseling work, they hardly came off as terrorists. I’ve provided some more reflection in the document attached, “Reflections on Toledo City Council Meeting” if you are interested. No vote date was set on the ordinance but please continue to email city council members and express the truth in LOVE, MERCY AND COMPASSION! (http://toledo.oh.gov/government/city-council/)

 

Thirdly, if you haven’t yet, please join our cause to be a part of the 40 Days for Life here in Toledo. It’s through this loving witness that we can show Toledo City Council and all of Northwest Ohio that the pro-life community is a LOVING community committed to prayer and steadfastly witnessing to the dignity of human life including the unborn child. Visit www.40daysforlife.com/toledo today to sign up to take an hour of prayer at the abortion facility!

 

Finally, the Culture Project will be returning to the Diocese of Toledo October 14 for the Bishop’s “Mass for Life” and will be staying through May. Their calendar is filling up fast so go to www.restoreculture.com today to invite the missionaries to your school, church or home-schooling group!

 

God bless everyone, keep up the good fight!

 

Peter

 

JMJ

 

Peter Range

Director of Office for Life and Justice

Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo

1933 Spielbusch Ave.

Toledo, OH 43604

419-244-6711, ext. 4933

440-821-1533 (cell)

www.catholiccharitiesnwo.org

 

 

Is My Name Remembered?

August 30, 2017
Dear Friend:
 

     I hate to admit that as I get older, it gets harder to remember the names of people that I don’t see very often.  I often have to rely on subtle clues in the conversation when I run into someone that knows me, and when I should know their name but can’t remember it.  This really bothers me a lot!   However, what’s worse than that is the more than 59 million unborn children who were aborted and killed since 1973 when the Supreme Court tragically legalized abortion and ignored our constitution.
Those 59 million unborn children never had a name to forget.
 
     On September 9, in hundreds of locations across the United States, let’s help to honor those lives by giving them a name:  Child of God.   Please, help us to give them the love and dignity that abortion denied them by joining with us next week at the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:00PM
Holy Cross Cemetery
100 E. Waterloo Rd.   Akron, OH   44319
This short but beautiful interfaith memorial service needs your participation! Memorial service participants to date include Pastor Al Davis (Bible Baptist Church, Richfield, OH ), Chris Long (President, Ohio Christian Alliance), Mary Taylor (Ohio Lieutenant Governor), Frank Larose (Ohio Senator District 27), Helena Carlson (President of University of Akron Students for Life), keynote speaker media personality Robin Swoboda, the music of Jeff & Kira Andrea, and the honor and color guards from the Knights of Columbus.
 
  PLEASE, IF YOU CAN JOIN US, CLICK HERE, scroll to the bottom of the new page and click on “YES, I will attend” to let us know so that we can print enough programs. Don’t miss this beautiful and inspiring service!

Our work goes on….

    

For Life,
Denise Leipold
Executive Director
HELP STOP THE DANGEROUS ABORTION PILL!
      Our colleagues at Greater Columbus Right to Life have undertaken an exhaustive review of the preliminary data available since a label change modified Ohio’s prescribing parameters for the abortion pill, and has found that the incidence of serious complications related to RU-486 (mifeprex) has skyrocketed since April of 2016, supporting the claim that the FDA’s decision prioritized the powerful abortion lobby over women’s health and safety.
     David Burkons, who runs the Northeast Ohio Women’s Center abortion facility in Cuyahoga Falls and the Toledo Women’s Center (Capital Care Network) in Toledo, and who has recently had his license suspended for drug violations, has a record in one year of having the most botched abortions in Ohio using the dangerous abortion pill.  Burkons is also the medical director at Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland, where 22 year old Lakisha Wilson died after having an allegedly illegal late term abortion.
    PLEASE read the full report of Greater Columbus Right to Life’s investigation by CLICKING HERE, and help them take action to stop this madness!!!!

Upcoming Events
Monday, September 18, 2017 
*** PLEASE NOTE:   Due to some technical problems, our annual Golf for Life tournament held on September 18, 2017 has been moved from Silver Lake County Club to Firestone Country Club.
Shortly after announcing the change, the remaining places in the tournament SOLD OUT.  However, we have had a cancellation of two golfers todayIf you have a twosome that would like to participate in our annual Golf for Life Tournament on the west course at Firestone Country Club, please call our office immediately at 330-762-2785.  Cost is $125 per golfer and includes the round of golf with cart, use of the driving range and putting greens, continental boxed breakfast, beer and soft drinks on the course, awards luncheon, and LOTS of fun!  For more details, visit our website by clicking here.

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There are MANY other pro-life events happening around northeast Ohio over the next few months.  To view these events, CLICK HERE.

  
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World Headed For Collapse Without More Children

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Billionaire Musk’s surprising tweet: World headed toward collapse without more children

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LOS ANGELES, California, July 31, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – When billionaire Elon Musk tweeted about population growth earlier this month, some of his more than 10 million Twitter followers assumed he was lamenting “overpopulation.”

The Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder has funded research in Mars colonization and artificial intelligence, and he is regarded as an enlightened and enterprising entrepreneur.

So given that and the fact his tweet contained the words “population” and “collapse,” it was not a stretch to suppose he’d be tweeting about the planet having too many people.

However, Musk’s message was that some of the world’s countries are not replacing themselves in population and they are in danger of demographic collapse.

In saying so, he inadvertently communicated to his sizable audience what the pro-life movement has said for years: The problem is NOT that we’re having too many kids.

“The world’s population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care,” Musk’s tweet said.

He was commenting on a November 2016 New Scientist article titled “The world in 2076: The population bomb has imploded.” The article projected a measured decline of global population over the next 60 years, because half of the countries in the world have fertility rates below the replacement rate.

Replacement fertility is around 2.1 children per woman. Most developed countries are not achieving this. Population Research Institute confirms that half the world’s population has below-replacement fertility.

Musk’s tweet in its intended context was then covered by a number of media outlets, albeit with the awkward task of how to package the narrative atypical of current accepted anti-population ideology.

But Musk has made similar comments before.

“We should be concerned about demographic implosion,” he told CNNMoney in a March interview.

“So if you look at countries like Japan, most of Europe, China,” Musk said, “and you look at the birth rates, in a lot of those places it is only at about half of the sustaining rate.”

Musk went on to describe an inverted demographic pyramid for CNN’s correspondent, where more people in older age groups are on top and how this is not sustainable.

“So it will sort of fall over,” he said, “it will not stand.”

“What we’ll actually have in those countries is a very high dependency ratio, where the number of people who are retired is very high relative to the number of who are net producers,” he said. “And so the social safety net will not hold.”

Musk’s analysis focused on the productivity of people in their respective demographics — not a measure of the value of life — but it does factor concretely into civic planning. Societies need future generations to logistically sustain themselves. Musk mentioned as well how immigration is not a feasible method of population replacement.

Musk may be an unlikely dispatcher of a pro-life message.

Indeed, in the CNN interview, he spoke of how we “sort of evolved to just procreate and there wasn’t birth control or anything,” as though this worldview is something from the past.

And he spoke of China’s one-child policy only in terms of its role in rendering the nation to its current state of non-replacement, with no mention of the horrible forced abortion element.

But his grasp of the economics and sizable platform enabled him to deliver the message that having too many kids is not the issue, and population control is not working.

“The full gravity of this is not well understood,” Musk said, “but will become a severe issue in the next few decades.”

His words ring true. Studies from demographers in recent years have repeatedly shown what pro-life advocates have warned about for years: An impending demographic winter in the west and other countries, arrived at through low fertility rates and abortion, is a very real threat.

Source: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/billionaires-surprising-tweet-world-headed-toward-collapse-without-more-chi

A Two Second Video Can Be Worth Thousands of…

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August 4, 2017   Abortion

A two-second video can be worth thousands of hits and retweets

 By Dave Andrusko

Well, if a picture is worth a thousand words, a two-second video can be worth thousands of hits and tweets and re-tweets..

I don’t know who first saw this and spread the word, but if you go to Hand Speak you will see an illustration of how you sign “abortion” in American Sign Language.

If you look up ASL, it’s defined as “the primary language of many North Americans who are deaf and is one of several communication options used by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.” So it’s a big deal.

In just two seconds the signer goes from a rocking motion, like a lullaby, to using her right hand to take out would be what would be the baby, and discard him/her in one quick motion by opening her fist.

If you look at other options–at signingsavvy.com, for example—you see much the same sign. In the latter case the rocking gesture is lengthier and taking out what would be the baby is more obvious.

You can go in a lot of different directions with this. But what struck me was if you look to the left, literally the first word on the ASL dictionary is “abandon.”

The signs for abandon and abortion are different, of course, but the message of the two gestures is very similar: get out of here. I’m perhaps reading more into this than it deserves, but in both instances, the woman’s face seemed pinched and unhappy to me.

Take a moment out and go to Hand Speak.

Source: http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2017/08/a-two-second-video-can-be-worth-thousands-of-hits-and-retweets/#.WZ7sBTios74