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Do you have ? Concerning Abortion? Do you want to KNOW the FACTS?  Find out answers to some of the most commonly asked ?? here!

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 Q. How many abortions does Planned Parenthood perform each year?


In 2017, Planned Parenthood performed 345,672 abortions, or approximately 40% of all abortions, making them the largest abortion chain in the United States. Even as the overall national abortion rate has declined over the past two decades, Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers have increased substantially during this time period.


Sources:

Guttmacher Institute. “Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States.” September 2019. Link.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood Federation of America 2018-2019 Annual Report. Link.
Used from: www.prolifeaction.org

Q. What risks are associated with abortion?


Among the physical risks of abortion are infection, perforation of the uterus, hemorrhage, cervical incompetence, cancer, and even death. Among the psychological risks are depression, nervous disorders, sleep disturbances, sexual dysfunction, alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, child neglect or abuse, divorce or chronic relationship problems, and suicide.


Sources:

The Elliot Institute. “Research on the Psychological and Physical Effects of Abortion.” Accessed September 3, 2019. https://afterabortion.org/more-research-on-post-abortion-issues.
Used from prolifeaction.org

Q. Why do women have abortions?

Research indicates that 98% of all abortions are related to issues of  “personal choice.” The primary reasons women give for having an abortion include not feeling emotionally capable (32%) or financially capable (30%) of raising a child, and concern that having a child would drastically alter her life (16%).

The Guttmacher Institute found that more than half of women having abortions had been using contraception during the month they became pregnant.

Sources:

Guttmacher Institute. “Induced Abortion in the United States.” September 2019. https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/induced-abortion-united-states.

Johnston, Wm. Robert. “Reasons given for having abortions in the United States.” Johnston’s Archive. Last modified January 18, 2016. http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/policy/abortion/abreasons.html.
Used from Prolifeaction.org

Q . Where can a woman find out about placing her baby for adoption?


Many of the pregnancy resource centers that can be reached through the national referral organizations listed in the question “Where can a woman get help with an untimely pregnancy?” can also offer women help placing their babies for adoption. In addition:

Bethany Christian Services specializes in adoptions.
Phone: 800-BETHANY
Website: Bethany.org

Catholic Charities can help women place their babies for adoption, regardless of their religious affiliation.
Phone: 703-549-1390
Website: CatholicCharitiesUSA.org
Source: Prolifeaction.org

Q. A fetus isn’t really a human being ?


“Fetus” is a Latin term meaning “little one”, used to describe a stage of development, just like “infant”
or “adult.” According to the law of biogenesis, a fetus conceived by human parents, and growing according to the instructions in its own human genetic code, is by definition human.

Human life is a continuum, beginning with the newly conceived zygote, moving through the stages of embryo and fetus on through to adult. Although a fetus doesn’t look like an adult yet, neither does a newborn baby. A human fetus is no less human simply because it is smaller and more delicate.

For that matter, neither is an embryo less human, though it looks quite strange to our eyes, even in comparison to a fetus. Still, it is our duty to recognize our common humanity at all stages of development.
Source: Prolifeaction.org

Q. What are some of the other milestones of fetal development?

 

Other important milestones of fetal development include:

 

  • At 9 weeks after conception, a fetus is able to bend its fingers around an object in its hand, and sucks its thumb. All essential organs have begun to form.

  • At 11 weeks, a fetus is breathing amniotic fluid steadily and will do so until birth.

  • At 12 weeks, a fetus can kick, turn over, make a fist, open its mouth and press its lips together.

  • At 13 weeks, a fetus’s vocal cords and auditory sense are present.

  • At 20 weeks, a fetus can be startled by a loud external noise.

  • At 23 weeks, a fetus can demonstrate rapid eye movements (REM).

  • At six months, fine hair grows on the fetus’s head and eyebrows, and small eyelashes begin to appear.

  • At seven months, a fetus’s hands can support his entire weight.

  • At eight months, a fetus weighs more than four pounds.

  • During the ninth month from conception, a fetus gains half a pound per week. Of the 45 total generations of cell replication that will occur by mature adulthood, 41 have already taken place.

Sources:

Clowes, Brian, PhD. The Facts of Life. Front Royal, VA: Human Life International, 2001.
Used from Prolifeaction.org

Q. Where can a woman get help with an untimely pregnancy?


Pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) nationwide provide free services, including confidential counseling, help dealing with family problems, medical care, housing assistance, and job placement assistance.

They also provide free maternity and baby clothes, diapers, and baby furniture. Two national organizations can help women find local PRCs:

National Life Center Help Line
Phone: 800-848-LOVE
Website: NationalLifeCenter.com

Option Line
Phone: 800-395-HELP
Website: PregnancyCenters.org

Pregnancy resource centers are always in need of donations of money, baby items and volunteer time, providing an ideal opportunity for those who care about needy mothers and their children to take action on their behalf.
Source:Prolifeaction.org