Abortion

Every life is valuable, from conception to the natural death. The Declaration of Independence of the United States defines the basic truth that we are all created equal. Our founding document states that our lives are established by our ”Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Yet, everyday in Florida and around the nation these basic rights are denied to thousands of growing babies who lose their lives because of abortion. It is the duty of government to protect life. And since the 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling, our government has failed to fulfill this most basic responsibility.

“It is a terrible irony that while some turn to abortion, so many others who cannot become parents cry out for children to adopt. We have room for these children. We can fill the cradles of those who want a child to love.” — President Ronald Reagan, Feb. 6, 1985

Talking Points and Basic Information

1. Abortion Statistics and Trends
National Right to Life

2. Abortion Raises Risk of Miscarriage of Subsequent Pregnancy 60 Percent
December 5, 2006
By Steven Ertelt

3. The Culture of Death Grows Desperate: War Declared on Crisis Pregnancy Centers
August 5, 2011
By Albert Mohler
Crisis pregnancy centers deserve the support of all who cherish the sanctity of life, the defense of the unborn, and the right of free speech.

4. Dealing With an Unexpected Pregnancy, or a Past Abortion?
Focus on the Family

5. RU486: Know the Facts About the “Abortion Pill” Before You Decide
Focus on the Family

6. Fetal Development Stages
Focus on the Family

7. How to Defend Your Pro-Life Views in 5 Minutes or Less
By Scott Klusendorf
Life Training Institute

8. Why Do Women Have Abortions? The Facts
National Right to Life

9. The Real Planned Parenthood: Leading the Culture of Death
Family Research Council

10. U.S. Abortion Statistics

11. Planned Parenthood: What Every Parent, Teacher, Woman, Community Leader and Elected Official Needs to Know Brochure
Family Research Council

Comprehensive Research and Articles

1. One-Issue Politics, One-Issue Marriage, and the Humane Society
By John Piper

2. Advanced Pro-Life Apologetics Course
Dr. Scott Rae
Life Training Institute

3. Abortion Techniques
A brief description of various methods used to abort babies in the womb

4. Planned Parenthood: The Real Story
National Right to Life

5. The Death of Terri Schiavo – One Year Later
March 31, 2006
By John Stemberger

6. Supreme Court Decision – Partial Birth Abortion
April 18, 2007

7. Parental Notice of Abortion Act – Florida
September 2009

8. Law Review: Jurisprudence of Life and Death in the Sunshine State
By Attorneys John Stemberger and Chad Barr
Law review paper on all the major laws and cases in Florida which touch on abortion regulations or the sanctity of human life.

9. Royal College Warns Abortions Can Lead to Mental Illness
March 16, 2008
By Sarah-Kate Templeton
Women may be at risk of mental health breakdowns if they have abortions, a medical royal college has warned

10. Can Christians Use Birth Control?
June 5, 2012
By Albert Mohler

11. Abortion Medical Facts
National Right to Life

12. Sliding Fast Down the Slippery Slope
May 15, 2007
By Albert Mohler
Just days after reporting that 90 percent of all babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are now aborted, Amy Harmon reports in The New York Times that the real reach of the question goes far beyond Down syndrome. Now, some babies are aborted for virtually any trait considered undesirable by the mother or parents — and ethicists seem unwilling to draw any clear lines.

13. 10 Reasons Why It Is Wrong to Take the Life of Unborn Children
By John Piper

14. Top 10 Myths About Abortion
Family Research Council

15. The Best Pro-Life Arguments for Secular Audiences
By Cathy Cleavery Ruse, Esq. and Rob Schwarzwalder
Family Research Council

16. Fetal Pain: Can Unborn Children Feel Pain in the Womb?
By Ashley Morrow Fragoso
Family Research Council

17. U.S. Abortion History
Where a resolute commitment to educating the public is in place, and where there is support for women in crisis pregnancy, and where there are laws on the books to inform public morality, the prospects for reversing the current frequency and acceptability of abortion are very promising.

Websites, Books and Additional Resources

1. Sex Selective Abortions in America Information and Statistics
By Lila Rose
A Project of Live Action

2. Choose Life License Plates
http://www.choose-life.org

3. Information for Teens About Sex, Pregnancy, Abortion and Choices
http://www.teenbreaks.com

4. Americans United for Life
http://www.unitedforlife.org

5. National Right to Life
http://www.nrlc.org/

6. American Life League
http://www.all.org/

7. The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform *WARNING – Graphic Content*
http://www.AbortionNo.org

8. John Wilkie and Life Issues Institute
http://www.lifeissues.org

9. Mark Crutcher and Life Dynamics
http://www.lifedynamics.com

10. National Catholic Bioethics Center
http://www.ncbcenter.org/

11. Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America
By Marvin Olasky
Graphic written depictions and candid discussions of sexual matters, along with plain information about matters such as abortion techniques, make this not a book for children or the squeamish, but an important book nonetheless as it brings together information not found elsewhere in a comprehensive form. An important book when it was first published in the early nineties, it has become a classic in the field.

12. True to Life: Speaking Up for the Unborn
By Janet Folger
Follow Folger’s growth from a shy woman afraid to speak to a bold fighter in the right-to-life battle. Instrumental in the banning of partial-birth abortions, she shares true stories of God’s undeniable hand at work and a creative action plan for success in the human rights movement.

13. Diary of an Unborn Baby
National Right to Life

14. Protect Our Girls
When it comes to sex selection and gendercide, most people think of China, India, and other cultures that are known to prefer boys over girls. But, studies show that this unethical practice is happening right here in America.

15. Abort 73
A comprehensive research intensive site that seeks to show why selective abortion is immoral and unjust.

16. Live Action
A new media movement for life.

17. Sex Selective Abortions in America
Live Action Films / Protect Our Girls

18. H.R. 3541 (Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2012)
A text of the bill seeking to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race, and for other purposes.

19. Yes on 6
By Citizens for Protecting Florida Taxpayers and Parental Rights
Citizens for Protecting Taxpayers and Parental Rights is supporting Amendment 6 on the Florida 2012 November 6 ballot. They claim that Amendment 6 will strengthen parental rights, prohibit public funding for abortion and align abortion funding laws.

20. Priests For Life
Priests for Life refers to a very specific effort to galvanize the clergy to preach, teach, and mobilize their people more effectively in the effort to end abortion and euthanasia. On another level, Priests for Life represents a family of ministries that reach and enrich every aspect of the pro-life movement, for clergy and laity alike, in a wide variety of activities.

21. Silence No More Awareness Campaign
Silent No More Awareness is a Campaign whereby Christians make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women and men. The campaign seeks to expose and heal the secrecy and silence surrounding the emotional and physical pain of abortion.

22. National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA)
NIFLA seeks to provide pregnancy resource centers with legal resources and counsel with the aim of developing a network of life-affirming ministries in every community across the nation in order to achieve an abortion-free America.

23. AUL Action
The Legislative Arm of Americans United for Life.

24. The Pro-Life Action League
The Pro-Life Action League was founded by Joseph M. Scheidler in 1980 with the aim of saving unborn children through non-violent direct action.

25. The Human Life Alliance
Human Life Alliance (HLA) is dedicated to creating a culture in which all human life, from the process of fertilization to natural death, is respected and cherished.