The abortion industry is scared. Roe v. Wade’s reversal has them on their heels, and they are worried about their long-term business success. Fewer abortions mean a less profitable and less politically powerful abortion industry. So, abortion sellers have resorted to fear-mongering tactics in a lazy attempt to try to save their business model.
Because the abortion lobby is failing miserably to win hearts and minds with the truth about abortion, they’ve manufactured lies to support their position.
The pro-life movement cannot let the abortion industry get away with that. Abortion pushers must be called out for each and every lie they fabricate. And we (you and I) must educate ourselves and our children so that we will be ready to stand up and speak truth against these falsehoods.
Here are five lies the pro-abortion lobby is spreading now that Roe has been overturned and how you should respond:
1. Women with life-threatening conditions will be forced to carry a baby even if it means they die.
FALSE. States with pro-life laws in place banning or restricting abortion all include exceptions for the life of the mother. It is still lawful for a woman to receive an abortion in all fifty states to save her life.
2. Women won’t be able to receive treatment for ectopic pregnancies.
FALSE. Abortion is not the treatment for an ectopic pregnancy, and all fifty states already recognize this scientific truth. If a woman experiences an ectopic pregnancy, when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the uterus and cannot survive, she can still legally receive care for the ectopic pregnancy. Treatment for an ectopic pregnancy is a different procedure altogether and may require that a woman receive a salpingostomy or salpingectomy. In addition, all laws restricting abortion include an exception for the life of the mother, so there are no circumstances under which a woman would be refused care if she experienced an ectopic pregnancy.
3. Women won’t be able to receive care for miscarriages.
FALSE. The abortion lobby likes to equate the unexpected death of a baby in the womb with the intentional killing of a baby in the womb. They are certainly not the same and it’s dishonest to imply that they are. Miscarriage care will still be available to women in all fifty states. There is a difference between a miscarriage and an abortion. A miscarriage occurs when a baby passes away on its own inside the mother’s womb. An abortion is the intentional taking of life from a baby with a beating heart in the womb. Women who suffer miscarriages may require the same type of procedure used in an abortion (D&C – dilation and curettage procedure) to remove the baby’s dead body if it doesn’t naturally come out on its own, but at no time is there an intentional taking of life. Abortion is a deliberate act that stops the beating heart of a baby in the womb, and it is entirely different than a miscarriage. Those making this case know the difference.
4. Pro-life pregnancy resource centers hurt women and should be shut down.
FALSE. Pregnancy resource centers empower women to make informed decisions regarding their lives and their babies’ lives. Abortion sellers like to convince women that their only real option is to get an abortion because that’s their business model. The abortion industry isn’t pro-choice at all. If they were, they would encourage women to know all their options and make a decision that is best for them. All the abortion industry cares about is the bottom line, and they are in the business of selling abortions. Pregnancy resource centers come alongside women who find themselves in unplanned pregnancies and talk to them about their options. They help women find resources and build community. They empower women to make decisions out of hope and not fear. They stick by and help women even after birth. Abortionists do not walk with women after abortions.
5. Roe v. Wade’s reversal violates the separation of church and state.
FALSE. Roe’s reversal did not violate the so-called separation of church and state. In fact, there were no religious arguments even made before the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. None. By overturning Roe, the Supreme Court restored constitutional order and returned legislative power back to the people and their elected representatives. The people and their elected representatives may choose to protect life under state law, which does not violate the separation of church and state. Just because a law mirrors a religious principle does not make it unconstitutional. All laws are based on someone’s morality. Law based on morality is perfectly legal. It would be unconstitutional for the government to establish a state religion. That is not what happened when Roe was overturned.
As the abortion industry becomes more desperate to save its business model, the lies and misinformation it perpetuates will increase. We must stay informed. We must do our own research. And we must be ready to call out every single false narrative pushed by the abortion industry for what it really is – a lie.
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