Abortion Essays

A collection of essays on abortion that explores the basis and morality of abortion from a pro-life perspective.

Do I not have a "choice"?

What Is Abortion?

Abortion is the deliberate killing of the weakest and most defenseless among us. Unfortunately, for the last few decades, the practice has been recognized as a fundamental human right by the highest court of the land. Many people are fervent supporters of abortion. Their reasons for support are varied. However, I believe that support for abortion is not possible for those who understand our dignity as human persons under God. We were made by God, and it is from Him that we derive our worth.

The Abortion Debate

The debate over abortion, then, is really a debate over our nature as human creatures. Who are we? Why is life important? It was while grappling with these questions that I created this website. To advance in understanding is hard work. It is important to think clearly.  My fervent hope is that what is said in the abortion essays here will help clarify the issues for those who fight for the unborn and will, therefore, in however small of a way, be used for the glory of God.

Abortion Statistics

Abortions Per Day in U.S.

Abortions Per Year in U.S.

Abortions Per Year Globally

Racial Disparity of Abortion

  • White 62%
  • Hispanic 17%
  • Black 13%
  • Other 8%

Source:  census.gov

Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger

Founder of Planned Parenthood

"We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population."

  • White 37%
  • Hispanic 19%
  • Black 36%
  • Other 8%

Source:  cdc.org

I'm Pro-Life and Oppose Embryonic Stem Cell Research

I'm Pro-Life and Oppose Embryonic Stem Cell ResearchAn essay by J.C. Willke, M.DLife Issues Institute; June 27, 2001Much has been said and written about 'stem cell' research.  Unfortunately, a number of biologic inaccuracies continue to be promulgated and, as a...
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Is Suicide Lawful?

Is Suicide Lawful?Originally published in the Catholic Mind, March 8, 1916, pp. 136-139.A CORRESPONDENT writes to the Bombay Examiner and Ernest R. Null responds: Sir: Read the famous (or infamous) lines from 'Barrack Room Ballads' (by Kipling): When you're wounded...
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AMA Report on Criminal Abortion, 1859

AMA Report on Criminal Abortion, 1859 AMA Report on Criminal Abortion, 1859Although no draft of the Report on Criminal Abortion has been located, the unanimous approval of Horatio's March effort probably indicates slight changes at most from the following final...
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Foeticide, or Criminal Abortion: A Lecture by Dr. Huge L. Hodge of the University of Pennsylvania

Foeticide, or Criminal Abortion:A Lecture Introductory to the Course on Obstetrics and Disease of Women and Children Dr. Hugh L. Hodge, University of Pennsylvania, 1869.The history of almost every nation is blackened by the hideous, unnatural crime of infanticide.You...
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The Lecture that Started the Successful 'Physicians' Crusade Against Abortion'

THE LECTURE THAT STARTED THE SUCCESSFUL 'PHYSICIANS' CRUSADE AGAINST ABORTION'Frederick N. Dyer, Ph.D.           On November 7, 1855, Dr. David Humphreys Storer gave the Introductory Lecture that commenced the term of Harvard's Massachusetts...
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The Purpose for the essay and this webpage

Purpose: I am a CPA from Houston, Texas.  In January 2000, my pastor spoke about abortion on "Sanctity of Life Sunday."  This inspired me to write the essay "Evil In Our Time."I attempt to answer the questions: Why has the tragedy of abortion happened in our...
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Abortion, Race, Animals, Pain, & Planned Parenthood

Turkeys matter, but children are a choiceFirst published at WorldNetDaily on November 29, 2005 by Mychal Massie Mention that between 1882 and 1968, 3,446 blacks were lynched in the United States and the loud sucking noise you hear would be Jesse Jackson, Kweise Mfume,...
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Rex v. Beare, 1732

Rex v. Beare, 1732 The Tryal of Elenanor Beare of Derby, England Rex v. Beare August 15, 1732 [The Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 2, August 1732, p. 931-2.  Internet Library of Early Journals.]Eleanor Merriman, now the Wife of Ebenezer Beare, indicted for a...
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What you can do:

What you can do:1.  Make sure to vote and vote only for pro-life candidates.  If all of our people voted and only voted for pro-life candidates, the debate would be over.  The political battle would be won.2.  Encourage all your friends who are...
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