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ABORTION

FetusAbortion is any act or procedure performed with the willful intent to cause the death of an unborn child from conception to birth.  As such, abortion is a grave act of injustice toward the child and a clear violation of the child’s natural, unalienable right to life and the child’s legal right not to be deprived of life without due cause.

  • Abortion in Michigan
    Abortions in Michigan have decreased by almost 45% since 1987, the year with the largest number of induced abortions.
  • The Hard Cases of Rape and Incest
    Women who have been raped are victims of horrible crimes. Abortion, however, does not help a woman who finds herself pregnant due to rape or incest, and the child is valuable regardless of how she was conceived.
  • Psychological Consequences of Abortion
    Women who have had an abortion frequently suffer from anxiety, guilt, pain, depression, irritability, anger, sleep difficulties, nightmares, withdrawal from relationships, pessimism, drug or alcohol abuse, and suicidal thoughts.
  • Physical Consequences of Abortion
    Women may suffer injury or death from a surgical or a chemical abortion. There have been more than 350 deaths in the United States from legal abortions since 1972.
  • Pain of the Unborn Child
    While an unborn child cannot verbally express the pain she experiences, all biological indicators suggest that unborn children are capable of feeling pain by at least 20 weeks.

 

FETAL DEVELOPMENT

Our lives began long before birth.  It is an indisputable, scientific fact that our lives began at the moment of fertilization.  By eight weeks, all body systems are present and from that point on, changes are primarily in the size and refinement of the body parts already formed.

  • A History of You
    Here is a beautiful description of the first months of life, starting from the point of fertilization.

 

ADOPTION

Young GirlIn the interest of protecting human life and offering a viable alternative to abortion, a woman dealing with a crisis pregnancy should be presented with the life-giving choice of adoption and be informed of the resources available to her.  Although every woman in a crisis pregnancy situation will not choose this option, there is a surplus of families waiting to adopt a child into their home.

  • A Loving Option
    For a pregnant woman who is not ready or equipped to be a parent, adoption provides a positive, life-giving solution to a difficult situation. For every newborn released for adoption, there are 30-40 couples waiting to adopt.

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Planned Parenthood LogoPlanned Parenthood is the nation’s largest provider and promoter of abortion.  In 2014, Planned Parenthood performed 323,999 abortions.  Only 2,024 patients were referred to outside agencies for adoptions; therefore, abortions outnumbered adoption referrals by nearly 160 to 1.  According to their 2014-2015 annual report, Planned Parenthood received more than $553,000,000 from taxpayers and made a profit of $58,800,000.

  • Abortion
    Planned Parenthood downplays the significance of abortion, stating that it represents only 3% of its services. The reality, however, is that Planned Parenthood accounts for more than a quarter of all abortions in the United States.
  • Money
    Although official designated as a non-profit organization, Planned Parenthood has found the abortion business to be very profitable.
  • Politics
    Not simply America’s leading abortion provider, Planned Parenthood is also America’s biggest abortion promoter, fighting for abortion-on-demand in the courts and legislatures and working to elect politicians who will fund its activities.

 

EUTHANASIA

Holding HandsEuthanasia is expressly intended to cause the death of a person, either by lethal injection, assisting in suicide, or withholding basic levels of care from non-terminal people. It is humane to allow a person suffering from a terminal illness to die naturally, without the use of extraordinary medical treatment that only prolongs the dying process. When a person has clearly reached their last days, the focus of medical treatment may be switched from curing to caring, but never to killing.

  • Caring, Not Killing
    Death is not a solution to the challenges of life.  It is important to understand the consequences of legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide.

 

HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH

Embryonic Stem CellsHuman Embryonic Stem Cell research involves the deliberate destruction of human embryos, including the use of existing stem cell lines derived from human embryos. Science confirms that at fertilization a unique human individual is created. Such life is intrinsically valuable and should never be subject to deliberate manipulation or destruction.

  • The Great Stem Cell Debate
    This research involves the extraction of embryonic stem cells from a human embryo, which kills an innocent human being. It forces one human being to sacrifice her life without consent in the vague hope that her cells might one day cure another human being.