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

Evil in Our Time

An Essay on Abortion by Larry Bohannon Abortion is the practice of killing the weakest and most defenseless among us.  Yet, tragically, it has been ingrained in our culture.  Since the Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, some 40 million...
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History of Abortion

This abortion history timeline thoroughly explores the history of abortion, mostly in the United States.  It marks important times and events, as well as the arguments used by pro-choice abortionists and their pro-life opponents.  Some of the arguments are heated,...
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Wager on the Existence of God

WHY, Part II A speech by Lee Bohannon The title of my talk is "Why, Part II," in acknowledgement of a speech with a similar title given by one of our talented, illustrious members.  In that speech, the topic concerned games of chance, and the popularity of such games....
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Bill of Rights: Pros and Cons

An essay by Samuel Gregg As historians look back on the 20th century, some will note the assertion of rights claims as one of its distinguishing features.  No one would dispute that much good has flowed from this development. The US civil-rights movement facilitated,...
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It Is not a Liberal Cause to Support Abortion

It is not a liberal cause to support abortion: It is anti-life and anti-Church An essay by Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss, Archdiocese of Omaha After Hitler gained political power in Germany, he made the Jews the scapegoat for all the economic woes that...
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Between Two Holocausts

Between Two Holocausts By Bonnie Chernin Rogoff (lotekchow -AT- aol.com): Founder, Jews For Life Last June, five Supreme Court Justices reached the chilling conclusion that no law can be established to preserve and protect a viable child's life, at any stage of...
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Hyde vs. Clinton: Veto of Partial Birth Abortion Ban

Henry Hyde's Plea to Override the President's Veto of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Taken from the Congressional Record September 19, 1996 Mr. Speaker, I beg the indulgence of my colleagues not to ask me to yield because I cannot and will not and I would appreciate...
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Pro-Life Speech

Pro-Life Speech:  National Sanctity of Human Life Day A speech by Larry Bohannon delivered 01/17/2003 to Garden Oaks Baptist Church: Houston, Texas On behalf of the Salt & Light team, I would like to speak to you about a subject that is near and dear to our...
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Search for Truth

A speech by Lee Bohannon:'What is truth?'  This question was asked two thousand years ago to a condemned man awaiting death by crucifixion.  The questioner was Pilate, a Roman governor.  The condemned man, as you already know, was Jesus of Nazareth....
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Essays and Speeches

We need truth in order to live.  Although sufficiently available to us, truth has become elusive for many people.  So how is it that we need truth but not seem to find it?  The answer lies in our rejection of the underlying order of the universe, which we speak of as...
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Sanctity of Life Resource Packet

On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in support of abortion; Roe v. Wade changed the course of American history.  For some, when the anniversary of that day comes, there is a celebration in their heart.  However, for those who cherish life, we look at...
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Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003

President Bush Signs Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 The Ronald Reagan Building Washington, D.C. November 5, 2003 [A Transcript of Bush's speech when signing the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003] THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.  Good afternoon.  I'm...
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What About Abortion?

An essay written by Larry Bohannon for college students and young adults What do you think about abortion?  Most people try not to think about it.  They wish to avoid the overwhelming horrible reality.  Abortion is an intentional violent act that kills...
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AMA Report on Criminal Abortion, 1859

Although 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 version read at the convention in Louisville in May, 1859 and published later...
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Why Not [Abortion]? A Book for Every Woman

Why Not?: A Book for Every WomanTHE PRIZE ESSAY TO WHICH THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AWARDED THE GOLD MEDAL FOR MDCCCLXV.BY HORATIO ROBINSON STORER, M.D., OF BOSTON,Surgeon to the Franciscan Hospital for Women; Professor of Obstetrics and the Diseases of Women in...
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The Need for a Moral Code

A speech by Lee Bohannon Sometimes I hear people talking about the Roman Catholic Church.  Sometimes they say good things, but more often, especially if non-Catholics are speaking, I hear criticisms, One of the more prevalent criticisms involves the Church's...
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Abortion: A Choice Against Women

Abortion: A Choice Against WomenBy Fr. Frank A. Pavone:National Director of Priest for LifeAbortion is often presented as an issue of "women's rights."  It is seen as something desirable for women, and as a benefit to which they should have as much access as...
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Speaking with Tongues: Initial Evidence of Spirit Baptism?

IS SPEAKING WITH TONGUES THE INITIAL EVIDENCE OF THE SPIRIT BAPTISM? (A look at the Initial Evidence Doctrine) Written by Mark A. McNeil The Pentecostal Movement began at the turn of the 20th century with the 'discovery' of the Initial Evidence doctrine in the book of...
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The Calloused Conscience

The Calloused ConscienceThe Calloused ConscienceBy Paul Greenberg: Pulitzer-prize winning syndicated columnist and the editorial page editor of Arkansas Democrat GazetteWhen the U. S. House of Representatives passed an Unborn Victims Act making it a crime to harm an...
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Foeticide, or Criminal Abortion

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....
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Pro-Choice Movement: Safe, Legal, Often

The pro-choice movement: Safe, legal, as often as possible First published at WorldNetDaily: (link) December 1, 2005 By: Benjamin Shapiro Dr. William F. Harrison of Arkansas calls himself an "abortionist."  "I am destroying life," he proclaims.  But Harrison, who...
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Terri’s Slow-Motion Torture Death

Terri's slow-motion torture deathAn essay by Msgr. James C. BrunnerAs this is written, the feeding tube of Terri Schiavo has been removed by order of Judge George Greer and, unless a federal court intervenes, she will die a painful death by starvation in a period...
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Physicians’ Crusade Against Abortion

By 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 Medical College where Storer was the Professor of Obstetrics and Medical Jurisprudence.  The lecture was...
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Pro-Life Music

Through the ages, song has come from the hearts of men.  David sung of his love and even despair, yet always turned to his Lord.  Over two millennia later Hildegard von Bingen, a twelfth century Abbess, twined theology and music to compose canticles and antiphons that...
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Trinitarian Faith

This essay expresses some basic ideas involved in understanding scripture, especially pertaining to the Trinity. Of special interest is the discussion of analytic and synthetic reasoning as it pertains to understanding the faith.

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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 and lying on...
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“Wantedness” and Social Justice

'Wantedness' and Social Justiceby Wanda Franz, Ph.D.(Dr. Wanda Franz, the President of National Right to Life, is a developmental psychologist and a professor of child psychology at West Virginia University.)In 1920, two German professors published a small book...
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A Physician’s Reply, 1876

A Physician's Reply to the Solicitations of a Married Woman to Produce a Miscarriage for her.From the May 1876, Nashville Journal of Medicine and Surgery, volume 17, no. 5, pages 200-203.Madam-You ask me to put in requisition my medical and surgical knowledge and...
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Planned Parenthood: Abortion, Race, Animals, & Pain

Turkeys matter, but children are a choice First 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...
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The Real Problem with Abortion

The Real Problem with Abortion Mark A. McNeil Introduction   When engaging in culturally and ethically controversial topics like abortion, I have found that most people latch onto a specific idea and use it to counter every argument offered against their view....
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Our Purpose

Abortion is an evil, heartless, callous procedure that victimizes the most pure and defenseless among us.  We oppose radical feminists and other immoral activists who have used propaganda and dirty tactics to unleash the “American holocaust.”

The purpose of this site is to further the pro-life movement by encouraging all good, moral people to oppose the vile practice of abortion.  Our goal is to not only strengthen the resolve of existing pro-lifers, but also to awaken undecided people’s innate, pro-life inclinations.  Choose life!

How to Stop Abortion

  1. Link to this site and/or share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc.  With just a few clicks, you can spread the word and help us to save innocent lives!
  2. Vote only for pro-life candidates and encourage all of your friends to do the same.
  3. Teach your children that abortion is not an option.
  4. Personally tell your state senators and representatives what you believe.
  5. Vocally oppose abortion whenever the opportunity arises.


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