The Post states that “nearly 2 percent of Texas women say they tried to induce abortion.”
The headline is generated by a report entitled “Knowledge, Opinion and Experience Related to Abortion Self-Induction in Texas” prepared by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project. The report and the Post story concur that self-induced abortions in Texas have taken a dramatic turn since the abortion clinic regulation bill was passed and signed into law in 2013.
And now that the U. S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the abortion clinic regulation bill, it is clear that the driving force behind the report is the upcoming Supreme Court hearing and the apoplexy this has caused the abortion cartel.
Reporting on the Supreme Court decision to hear the case, the Huffington Post said that if the court ruled in favor of the law, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton would be eroded. The subtitle of the article reads: “The stakes for a woman’s right to a lawful abortion have rarely been higher.” Oh my. Shudder! Obviously the abortion-mongering media is in a virtual uproar!
But the truth of matter is that the report’s findings are skewed and very easily twisted. Bradley Mattes, president and CEO of Life Issues Institute, reports that his analysis of the study finds that the statistics were manipulated in such a way that the claim that 240,000 Texas women have at some point attempted self-induced abortion simply does not stand up to scrutiny. According to Mattes, “Texas has almost 6 million women ages 18 to 49. Based on answers from just 779 of those women, researchers concluded that 100,000 to 240,000 Texas women have at some point tried to abort their babies themselves.”
A conclusion like that is an invitation to distortion for sure, especially as some of the women surveyed “thought” a friend had tried to self-abort. Others said they suspected that a friend had done so, and still others admitted that they themselves had attempted it. This is hardly scientific or reliable.
So, in essence, the study with the big media hype is suspect on many levels. But when it comes to the politics of abortion, we know that lies are fair game to an ideology that promotes killing babies prior to birth.
We know that abortion is a lie; the murder of an innocent person at any stage is wrong. It is a crime against God.
Pope Francis calls abortion a “sin against the Creator” and teaches, “The predominant school of thought sometimes leads to ‘false compassion’ which holds that it is a benefit to women to promote abortion.” He continues, “It is not licit to eliminate a human life to resolve a problem.”
The Holy Father rightly asks: “How can we genuinely teach the importance of concern for other vulnerable beings, however troublesome or inconvenient they may be, if we fail to protect a human embryo, even when its presence is uncomfortable and creates difficulties? . . . We forget that the inalienable worth of a human being transcends his or her degree of development.”
Exactly my point. Regardless of the laws, the regulations, the interviews, or the false statistics, every single abortion is illicit, an offense against God, and a sin.
When is abortion not a sin against the Creator? NEVER!