The Fetus is a Person

“Mission Statement”
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.”

“Life Counts!”
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.

“ ‘We Shall Overcome…Abortion,’ says National Black Pro-Life Union President”
A press release by Day Gardner, who links the struggle for equality of African Americans to the struggle to overcome disproportionate numbers of abortions in the African-American community.

“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.

“Comparing Abortion to Other Forms of Historical Genocide”
A comparison of abortion to the Holocaust and to slavery, designed for an African-American audience. Disturbing graphics.

“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.

“Contraception and Abortion: The Underlying Link” by the Rev. Walter J. Schu, L.C. (PDF)
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops publishes position papers on various topics. This one links contraception with abortion. Opposing the argument that contraception actually reduces abortions, this argument claims that condoms encourage sexual activity which leads to more unintended pregnancies.

“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.