Which takes us to myth number three: the myth that legalized abortion automatically means safe abortion. Again, the writers in The Cost of ?Choice? beg to differ. Attorney Denise Burke writes, ?With the abortion industry?s own statistics as a basis, it is clear that thousands of women are being injured by abortion each year and that some of them die.? And then there?s the physical aftermath of abortion, examined most thoroughly here by Dr. Angela Lanfranchi in an essay on the much-maligned link between abortion and breast cancer.
To enumerate all the abortion-related myths dealt with here could take all day. But really, they?re all part of one greater myth: the myth that abortion is good for women. As this book demonstrates, nothing could be further from the truth. Wilberforce Forum Fellow
For further reading and information:
Erika Bachiochi, ed., The Cost of ?Choice?: Women Evaluate the Impact of Abortion (Encounter Books, 2004). In this book, the writers argue that over the last three decades, legal abortion has had harmful effects on women?socially, medically, psychologically and culturally.
This year?s March for Life in
Erika Bachiochi, ? The abortion debate ,? Washington Times,
Jan Wolfe, ? Feminist argues cost of abortion ,? The Heights (
Steven Ertelt, ? Women Who Regret Their Abortions to Speak at Supreme Court ,? LifeNews.com,
BreakPoint Commentary No. 041026, ? Human Life: It?s What Matters Most .?
BreakPoint Commentary No. 041015, ? Politics First, Women Second: The Illness They Won?t Talk About .?
Brian McGuire, ? Abortion: A Tool of Male Oppression? ? interview with Serrin Foster, National Catholic Register, 16-22 April 2000.
Debra Rosenburg, ? Anxiety Over Abortion ,? Newsweek,
BreakPoint?s ? Culture of Life Packet ? includes the Family Research Council booklet, ?Building a Culture of Life: A Call to Respect Human Dignity in American Life,? and a ?BreakPoint This Week? CD interview with William Saunders of Family Research Council in which he discusses what citizens can do to make a difference for life. The CD also includes a speech by Dr. Robert George, ?Bioethics and the Clash of Orthodoxies.?
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