FACTS ABOUT ABORTION taken from www.abortionfacts.com
Fact #1: Every abortion kills an innocent human being.
It is false to claim that no one knows when life begins and dishonest to argue that abortion does not kill a human being.
Every new life begins at conception. This is an irrefutable fact of biology. It is true for animals and true for humans. When
considered alongside the law of biogenesis – that every species reproduces after its own kind – we can draw only one
conclusion in regard to abortion. No matter what the circumstances of conception, no matter how far along in the
pregnancy, abortion always ends the life of an individual human being. Every honest abortion advocate concedes this
Faye Wattleton, the longest reigning president of the largest abortion provider in the United States – Planned Parenthood –
argued as far back as 1997 that everyone already knows that abortion kills. She proclaims the following in an interview
with Ms. Magazine:
I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don't know that abortion is killing. So any pretense that
abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say yes, it kills a fetus.
On the other side of the pond, Ann Furedi, the chief executive of the largest independent abortion provider in the UK, said
this in a 2008 debate:
We can accept that the embryo is a living thing in the fact that it has a beating heart, that it has its own genetic system
within it. It’s clearly human in the sense that it’s not a gerbil, and we can recognize that it is human life… the point is not
when does human life begin, but when does it really begin to matter?
Naomi Wolf, a prominent feminist author and abortion supporter, makes a similar concession when she writes:
Clinging to rhetoric about abortion in which there is no life and no death, we entangle our beliefs in a series of self-
delusions, fibs and evasions. And we risk becoming precisely what our critics charge us with being: callous, selfish and
casually destructive men and women who share a cheapened view of human life...we need to contextualize the fight to
defend abortion rights within a moral framework that admits that the death of a fetus is a real death.
David Boonin, in his book, A Defense of Abortion, makes this startling admission:
In the top drawer of my desk, I keep [a picture of my son]. This picture was taken on September 7, 1993, 24 weeks before
he was born. The sonogram image is murky, but it reveals clear enough a small head tilted back slightly, and an arm rose
up and bent, with the hand pointing back toward the face and the thumb extended out toward the mouth. There is no doubt
in my mind that this picture, too, shows [my son] at a very early stage in his physical development. And there is no
question that the position I defend in this book entails that it would have been morally permissible to end his life at this
Peter Singer, contemporary philosopher and public abortion advocate, joins the chorus in his book, Practical Ethics. He
It is possible to give ‘human being’ a precise meaning. We can use it as equivalent to ‘member of the species Homo
sapiens’. Whether a being is a member of a given species is something that can be determined scientifically, by an
examination of the nature of the chromosomes in the cells of living organisms. In this sense there is no doubt that from the
first moments of its existence an embryo conceived from human sperm and eggs is a human being.
Bernard Nathanson co-founded one of the most influential abortion advocacy groups in the world (NARAL) and once
served as medical director for the largest abortion clinic in America. In 1974, he wrote an article for the New England
Journal of Medicine in which he states:
There is no longer serious doubt in my mind that human life exists within the womb from the very onset of pregnancy...
Some years later, he would reiterate:
There is simply no doubt that even the early embryo is a human being. All its genetic coding and all its features are
indisputably human. As to being, there is no doubt that it exists, is alive, is self-directed, and is not the the same being as
the mother–and is therefore a unified whole.
Don't miss the significance of these acknowledgements. Prominent defenders of abortion rights publicly admit that
abortion kills human beings. They are not saying that abortion is morally defensible because it doesn't kill a distinct
human entity. They are admitting that abortion does kill a distinct human entity, but argue it is morally defensible anyway.