"Legalizing" Child Murder Didn't Make it "Safe" for the Mother

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

February 12, 2013

For nearly half a century, even before the Supreme Court?s Roe vs. Wade decision, the abortion lobby has propagated the myth that legalized abortion is necessary in order to prevent women from dying at the hands of so-called ?Back-Alley Abortionists.? This myth was the creation of Larwence Lader, chairman of the National Association to Repeal Abortion Laws.

Lader knew that by the 1960s illegal abortion ? although reliably fatal to the unborn child ? was not especially dangerous to the mother. Yet he cynically created an image of women being mangled by inept illegal abortionists, or mutilating themselves with implements such as coat hangers, in order to end an inconvenient pregnancy by killing the developing child. That myth was exposed as a deliberate lie by former NARAL activist Bernard Nathanson, who became a pro-life activist.

This isn?t to say that abortion is risk-free for the mother; rather, it is to highlight the fact that legalizing child murder didn?t make the procedure any safer. Witness the recent death of 29-year-old Jennifer MecKenna Morbelli of New Rochelle, New York, four days after undergoing a late-term abortion at a Maryland abortion mill run by LeRoy Carhart. Jennifer and her fully-formed unborn daughter, who was named Madison, will be buried together on February 13.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. 

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