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Sugar-Coating Abortion

3d-ultrasoundRemember the days when pregnant women were told it was just a clump of cells and not a baby? Who wouldn’t mind getting rid of a clump of something?

Then, sonograms were invented and revealed stages of fetal development and well, what the heck, it turns out there were babies in there. Who knew? The abortionists knew. They saw the perfectly formed babies being removed from their mother’s wombs. Yet, unlike tonsils or appendixes, they never offered their patients the chance to take their clump of cells home in a jar.

No, their business was, is, and always will be, built on sugar-coating abortion. Some would call that lying.

Sonograms required some serious changes. The debate over whether there was a baby changed into the debate over whether a woman was obligated to keep the baby in there. The “My Body, My Choice!” mantra shows up at every pro-abortion rally. I do agree with that statement. But once a woman makes the choice to have sex and another body is created, well, it’s a different story.

If there are two heads, two hearts, and two of everything else packaged up in a little body, well, that other one ain’t yours honey.

Spin Doctors

Now that there is no longer any debate that abortion kills babies in their mother’s wombs, Planned Parenthood (#1 in abortions, killing an average of one baby every 94 seconds totaling over 300,000 abortions in the US last year.) is trying to find ways to improve the abortion image. For instance, the pro-choice label has worn thin as surveys have shown the number of people who identify as pro-life consistently increasing since 1995. Last year, Planned Parenthood announced plans to drop “pro-choice” in place of terms like “women’s health.”

Cecile Richards, told The New York Times. “I just think the ‘pro-choice’ language doesn’t really resonate particularly with a lot of young women voters. We’re really trying to focus on, what are the real things you’re going to lose? Sometimes that’s rights. Sometimes that’s economic or access to health care for you or for your kids.” And sometimes, Ms. Richards, one of the “real things” a woman loses is her baby.

Susan E. Wills at Aleteia reported last August on another trick up the Planned Parenthood sleeve: to ban Hilary Clinton’s jargon that abortions should be “safe, legal, and rare.” It’s that last word that is a bit pesky. Saying it should be “rare” puts value on the life of the unborn. So, just have those abortions and don’t you worry about how many because a girl’s gotta do, what a girl’s gotta do, right?

Revealing the Truth for 38 Years

Last year, I interviewed nationally acclaimed, pro-life activist, Monica Migliorino Miller, PhD, an associate professor of religious studies at Madonna University.  For thirty-eight of the forty-one years since the U.S. Supreme Court made abortion legal, Miller has been on the forefront of fighting to save babies from being killed in their mother’s wombs. In her book, Abandoned: The Untold Story  of the Abortion Wars, Miller revealed the dramatic behind-the-scenes struggles of confronting the culture of death head-on.

“There is a price for people who are really committed to this cause,” Miller stated. “You will learn things that are disturbing, but it is what you need to know to confront the evil.”

Miller shared accounts of retrieving over 5,000 aborted babies and arranging for burial, organizing sit-ins, and serving jail time. She exposed the injustice of the legal system when a judge gives a list of words banned in the courtroom like “abortion” or “suction machines” to be replaced with less emotionally-laden but less accurate ones.

Part of her work in saving babies is to educate people so that they will recognize the unborn are really human. Once, she had six hundred of the bodies from a dumpster laid on tables during an outside news conference in downtown Chicago that she had arranged with Joe Scheidler, so that people would confront the reality. “I’m trying to break down that wall for people who look past it so that the actual victims will be real for people,” Miller said.

No one is excused from this battle, according to her. “You can’t live as if everything is okay,” she said. “You need to wake up and take stock in what is actually going on in our culture in this attack on innocent life.”

Game Changer in North Dakota

Here in North Dakota, the Planned Parenthood spin-doctors from out-of-state have poured $1.4 million (96% of total donations) to spread lies in our state in order to defeat a pro-life measure on November 4.

Measure 1 wants to add these words to the ND constitution: “The inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and protected.” It will not make law. It will simply support legislation to regulate abortion that is passed by our elected officials.

I will skip the details except to say that Measure 1 will provide protection in our constitution against complete unrestricted abortion as being a constitutional right as has happened in 12 other states.

North Dakotans Against Measure 1 (NDAM1) are making stuff up; scaring people saying Measure 1 will interfere with end-of-life measures and outlaw invitro fertilization. Constitutional experts and states with similar laws have shown that to be clearly untrue.

Their latest TV commercial is saying that if Measure 1 passes, abortion will immediately become illegal and interfere with couple’s handling of pregnancies, which should be between them and God. (Have mercy on them!) The irony is that at the beginning of the campaign, on their own website they stated that Measure 1 would not be able to make abortion illegal. At this point, however, the lies are so many, they apparently can’t even remember them all.

We are all praying for truth and life to win here and throughout the world. Please join us in the fight. Go to http://ndchooselife.com to donate or learn more.


Patti Maguire Armstrong and her husband have ten children. She is an award-winning author and was managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’s Amazing Grace Series. Her newest books are: Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families, a collection of stories to inspire family love, and Dear God, I Don't Get It and the sequel, Dear God, You Can't Be Serious, children's fiction that feeds the soul through a fun and exciting story. FacebookFamily website. Her blogTwitter. Read more: http://rcspiritualdirection.com/blog/author/patti-maguire-armstrong#ixzz2x8GW9PlN


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  • Florian

    Oct. 28th….the term ‘abortion’ has lost its impact and it is time to begin calling it like it is: the termination of human life. Can you imagine a politician like Nancy Pelosi standing before crowds and declaring that she is aggressively pushing for the termination of human life and has received huge amounts of money to carry out her death agenda? We have too long allowed the pro-death groups to define us…it is time we started to define them with courage and clarity: the Democratic party, for the most part, stands for the termination of human life and has stood behind the mass extermination of billions of human lives across the world. Stand up and tell it like it is before it gets worse!