"The Culture of Life Battles the Culture of Death: Abortion Must be Stopped"
“Safe, Legal, and Stigmatized” by Fred Barnes
This article from the conservative journal Human Life Review discusses the strategy changes that have occurred in the anti-abortion movement from a “pro-life” point of view, focusing on the success of stigmatizing abortion.
“Introducing Gospel of Life Ministries.”
The mission statement of the Gospel of Life Ministry, a media presence for antiabortion efforts led by Priests for Life head Rev. Frank Pavone, is to promote the Culture of Life. The group believes in the sanctity of all life, from fetuses of all stages of development to the sick and dying. They believe not only in banning abortion, but also banning all forms of “violence” that would end a life prematurely.
“Mexico City Policy: Stopping the Spread (and Funding) of Western Errors”
Population Research Institute, a pro-life supporter of the currently disbanded Mexico City Policy commonly known as the Global Gag Rule, argues that American dollars should be denied to any foreign aid groups that dispense contraception and even discuss abortions. The article goes into detail about how this policy works in practice.
“Pro-Life Pharmacies Opening around the U.S.”
This Catholic News Agency article provides some interesting quotes from pharmacists who are refusing to fill prescriptions for drugs they disagree with, like contraception and Plan B.
“The Third Victim of Abortion,” by Nathan Tabor
Acknowledging that men are affected by an abortion as well, this conservative article argues that a man deserves to be notified about an abortion before it happens, and he deserves to have some say in that abortion.
“Are You Suffering from Post Abortion Stress?”
A Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS) quiz from the Elliot Institute, the leading advocacy group for PAS, designed to encourage women who have had an abortion to believe they suffer from a psychological disorder.
The Elliot Institute has produced this series of posters that focus on the alleged harm of abortions.
“CDC Reports: Condoms Do Not Prevent HPV”
A conservative review of a CDC report about the effectiveness of condoms in reducing HPV transmission from Concerned Women for America. The review misleadingly states that condoms offer no protection against HPV, while CDC has stated that condoms “may reduce the risk for HPV-associated diseases.”
“Catholic Teaching Has the Best Way to Stop AIDS”
“Does the distribution of condoms lessen its spread or actually fuel transmission of the fatal, incurable disease?” This article reflects the Roman Catholic Church’s refusal to use condoms because of its position that contraception encourages premarital and extra-marital sex: “Condoms exacerbate the problem by promoting promiscuity.” Pope Benedict XVI echoed this sentiment in his comments before his first Papal visit to Africa in 2009 when he claimed that HIV/AIDS "cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems."
“Teens Can’t Afford to Gamble at the STD Roulette Wheel”
An essay by a conservative M.D.reprinted by an abstinence only curriculum site. The author argues that sexual activity gambles away teen health, because teens don’t use condoms consistently and that condoms are “flawed,” putting them at serious risk for STDs.
“A Merck-y Business”
A conservative argument against mandatory vaccination of pre-teen girls with the HPV vaccine, Merck’s Gardasil, based on the fear that “a powerful urge to have sexual intercourse that begins at puberty” will drive girls to have sex, that mandatory vaccinations, like the programs suggested at the time this article appeared, reduced parental authority, and finally, that Merck was motivated more by profit than by any other health factor. The latter argument also appeals to populist, anti-corporate liberals.
This mission statement for the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment (HLA). The Human Life Amendment, first proposed in 1973 and a perennial campaign of this group, would protect the lives of “unborn children” by giving them civil rights, making abortion illegal by violating the human rights of the “pre-born child.”
A website prepared for the 2008 Colorado state election which advocated for passage of Amendment 48: the Colorado Fetal Personhood Bill. The unsuccessful campaign would have defined a “person” as a human being from the moment of fertilization on.
“Why Abortion is Genocide” by Gregg Cunningham
The Genocide Awareness Project brings graphic images of aborted fetuses to college campuses for shock value, linking abortion to examples of mass murder like the Holocaust or the Cambodian Killing Fields.
“Abortion! Because Lynching is for Amateurs”
An especially extreme example of the common tactic of demonizing abortion providers by comparing them to the Ku Klux Klan. Focuses on Margaret Sanger’s eugenicist ideas. Website includes disturbing graphics.
“Key Facts on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act”
The National Right to Life Committee explains the importance of this federal legislation, enacted after a five year fight in 2004, and the companion state laws that make “fetal homicide” a crime.
A news feature about how pregnancy crisis centers have become powerful anti-abortion sites, using their locations—often close to abortion clinics—to further their cause of dissuading women from having abortions.