Abortion is the conscious act of killing a human being inside the womb of the mother resulting in the death of the embryo or fetus. Killing babies in abortion is violent and requires the use of suction machines, poison or forceps to tear the baby apart. Read more about abortion procedures by utilizing the sub-topic bar.
Louisiana Right to Life’s primary focus is the protection of the right to life of the unborn, and we see abortion as the greatest life-destroying force in our culture today. Abortion was legalized in 1973 in the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. Its companion case, Doe vs. Bolton, legalized the procedure during all nine months of pregnancy. Since 1973 there have been roughly 60 million babies killed in abortions, with 4,000 babies losing their life each day in the United States.
- Contrary to popular opinion, abortion is a violent process that not only kills an innocent human life, but harms the mother.
- 93% of abortions occur for reasons other than the “hard cases” such as rape, incest, and health problems of the mother.
- Only one abortion procedure is illegal: partial birth abortion. However, third trimester abortions are not illegal.
- The United States is one of only four nations in the world (with China, North Korea and Canada) that performs them for any reason up until birth, and one of seven that performs abortions past the point of fetal viability.
- Abortion can cause Post-Abortive Syndrome and can raise potential of breast cancer by up to 50% from one abortion.
- 65% of abortions involve coercion by others such as parents or partners.
- Fathers have no legal say in whether their child is aborted or not.
- In Louisiana in 2017, approximately 25 babies were killed by abortion every day. This is less than 1% of the national average.