Shredding The Myths about Abortion’s “Benefits” to Women
The first 9 myths shredded were Q&A’s taken literally from Planned Parenthood’s webpage, “Choosing Abortion - Questions And Answers.” We posted extensive research and case history evidence showing that their answers are just plain wrong.
[LINKS TO ALL 15 ARTICLES FOUND HERE]
We continue here discussing the truths about abortion’s devastating effects on the moms, including specific medical research studies, personal stories and legal cases, including updates on the two legal motions to overturn Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.
For the final 6 myths, we’re covering those that are the general throwout phrases made by abortion rights supporters everywhere, not just Planned Parenthood.
Myth #13 (of 15):
13. “It’s my body; this doesn’t affect anyone else!”Let me help shred this myth by telling you 3 stories:
a) “I am a grandmother who is crying her heart out because i let my daughter have an ab-- i cant say the word anymore... this was 20 years ago and i‘m not over it still. i offer my suffering up to the Lord in hopes he will save people from this horrible thing they’re doing... My daughter cant even think about it or she gets very upset.. Dear Lord please save them all. I pray for forgiveness for my younger life and my daughter .. she now has 1 young child but we still suffer tremendous pain for our loss… tremendous.. there are no words to describe the pain and heartache.. I hope someone else can be helped knowing this grandmother cries out in grief to ask forgiveness constantly.. i will never be the same…”I received the above letter in the mail, unsolicited, from a complete stranger who'd read one of my columns.
b) In mid-2003, The Dr. Phil TV show dealt with a couple saying that her abortion caused his “erectile dysfunction…[which]…prevented him from consummating their 2 1/2 year marriage.” The wife said, “I felt that the decision to terminate the pregnancy was forced upon me.” The husband said, “When I made the decision to have the [abortion], I think I lost a lot of her trust. And when [the abortion] happened, it was like the sex went from 150% to zero…It's like a cancer eating me from the inside out. The only thing it could be is the abortion…“
c) “For nearly 15 years, I struggled with enormous guilt and pain over the loss of Emma and my aborted son…Later I came to understand that down inside, I felt the best had come and gone, and that I questioned my worth [as a man]. This carried over into [everything]. As time went on, I grew angry; I didn’t let anyone else in….I avoided anything that reminded me of [it]. I buried the losses and denied they ever existed. I carried the weight of the death of my child alone until just recently.”
Myth #14 to be shredded tomorrow. I’m posting one a day every day from Oct. 19 through Election Day. Prior myths shredded can be found as follows:
#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12.
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