It Has Become Obvious That What Is Growing In The Womb Is A Real Living Person

By: Tia Johnson 0 Comments   1/23/2014

The pro-life momentum is gaining speed in our culture, according to Fr. Frank Pavone of Here are a few reasons why:

First, the survivors are talking. This includes those who've realized they were once a "tissue" resulting from an unexpected pregnancy, but it also includes those who have survived a botched abortion. It's hard to remain pro-choice after facing a grown adult who is here today because an abortion didn't work.

Second, people who switch sides almost always move from pro-choice to pro-life; hardly ever do they move the other direction. The most dramatic testimonies of this happening come from abortionists and their nurses. In fact, there's an organization formed just for these men and women who at one time attended abortions. It's called the Society of Centurions (

Third, testimonies are rather loud from those who regret having an abortion. Again, we don't see this happen the other direction. I've never heard someone say that they wish they had aborted their child, but we often hear testimonies from those who live with the ghostly history of an abortion on their backs, regretting they had done so and wishing they could turn things around. This is a good time to interject, however, that in rare cases abortions have been absolutely necessary to prevent two deaths. One husband who faced the possibility of his wife and baby dying because of complications with the pregnancy was advised by his pastor this way: God called him to first care for his wife. This couple did not want to have an abortion and never thought they'd be faced with such a decision, but they knew it was necessary in order to save one life. It's important to keep situations like these in mind when discussing abortion with others. Though the percentage of such cases is small, it's completely heartbreaking for these strongly pro-life would-be moms to hear uncompassionate tales of the horrors of abortions.

Fourth, no one wants to do it. Abortionists carry a negative stigma, and because of this, few enter the profession. Pavone wrote, "Over half of America’s freestanding abortion clinics have closed since 1993 … from over 2,000 at that time to roughly 740 today. That’s because, no matter how much money, political strength, and media access the abortion movement has built up, they have not succeeded in removing the indelible stigma that is attached to abortion. In fact, the abortion industry’s greatest fear is not that Roe v. Wade will be reversed. Rather, it is that abortion will remain legal but there won’t be any doctors to do it... Fewer and fewer doctors – even if they consider themselves pro-choice – want to perform the procedure. They consider abortionists to be the losers of the medical profession, and they are right."

Fifth, the unborn are being positively recognized by the courts. A homicide committed against a pregnant female is considered a double-homicide. The unborn are being legally recognized as vulnerable, dependent human beings. Pavone points out that other vulnerable people groups have led to reversed court decisions after their atrocities were investigated-- think of labor laws for children, voting rights for women, and equal placement for minority races. Recognizing that the unborn child also has constitutional rights may be called the "embryonic movement."

"As the body of scientific evidence continues to mount, one day in the not too distant future the Courts will be forced to recognize the personhood of the unborn child and accord him with the rights and protections of our U.S. Constitution," Pavone wrote.

Sixth, the abortions that continue to occur only add to the pro-choice side's woes. Abortions wreak havoc on a woman's physical and emotional health and this evidence, as well as the harm done to families and men, is piling up. It can't be shoved under a rug. According to Pavone, even those who self-identify as pro-choice have published research about this evidence. "The more abortion continues, the more it reveals itself as an enemy of the human family," he wrote.

Seventh, there are very few, if any, organizations who have evidence supporting any good results of abortions. Medicine, psychology, sociology, laws, ethics and religion generally support the pro-life view. There are some major political voices that proudly wear the pro-choice label, but their support takes stake in sandy ground. As reiterated above, there's little real evidence displaying the good of an abortion. Many women have demanded abortion as a statement of their rights and freedom. Ironically, they deny a key role of their obvious feminine identity as they shout out "woman's rights."

Eigth, states who have put the abortion issue on the ballot largely see a pro-life outcome. Near us we've seen states vote in favor of stronger communication among all parties involved in an abortion decision, shrinking the potential of this being a silent endeavor. On the federal level, partial-birth abortion is now illegal and the "bornlive infant’s protection act," signed by former President George W. Bush, protects babies who have survived an abortion attempt.

Overall, the abortion industry has many strikes against them. There are very few reasons why an abortion would ever be okay. The stronger our technology becomes, the more obvious it is that the growth in the womb is a real living person, not just a tissue. More people are seeing how the physical evidence against an abortion matches their inherent feelings about life.

As Pavone wrote, "Our pro-life movement does not simply work for victory … we work from victory! Victory is our starting point. We joyfully proclaim to the world that Christ is Risen, and that for this reason, we must choose life."

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