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The unseen faces of abortion

Roe v. Wade | The events of 2020 expose contradictions in the pro-abortion message
by Leah Hickman
Posted 1/14/21, 04:11 pm

Last year’s COVID-19 lockdowns in the United States sparked fights between state governments and abortion groups over whether abortion is essential or elective. State governments in March and April halted nonessential medical procedures to conserve medical supplies. Governors in states including Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia carved out exceptions for abortion facilities, while 11 other states deemed abortion procedures elective. 

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The pill and the pandemic

Roe v. Wade | The abortion industry uses COVID-19 to meet a long-term goal: eliminating restrictions on abortion pills. The result: more victims among unborn children, more women at risk
by Leah Hickman
Posted 1/14/21, 03:46 pm

In Spring 2020, abortion advocates went to war. As COVID-19 spread, some U.S. abortion facilities closed. Others limited in-person procedures. Some governors called abortions nonessential, and the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute was livid: “Reproductive health care needs and decisions cannot be put on hold.” Its April press release claimed abortion is “as essential to people’s lives as food, shelter and security.” 

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Chemical killer

Roe v. Wade | Surgical abortions have slowed, but pills and chemicals are reaching more homes—and killing more babies
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/14/21, 03:37 pm

Three centuries plus five years. That’s how long American legislators have tried to stop the use of abortion pills. In 1716 New York City enacted an ordinance requiring midwives to swear they would “not Give any Counsel or Administer any Herb Medicine or Potion, or any other thing to any Woman being with Child whereby She Should Destroy or Miscarry.”

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