abortion


Coerced Abortion

  by Sarah Terzo An Attempt to Ban Coerced Abortion A bill passed in Kansas would’ve made coerced abortion a crime, had it not been vetoed. Bill 2436 banned: Threatening to harm or physically restrain an individual or the creation or execution of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause an individual to believe…


Kate Cox and D&E Abortion

by Sarah Terzo This is Part 2 of 2.  Part 1 last week covered children with Trisonomy 18.  Kate Cox, who was pregnant with a baby with Trisomy 18, sued the state of Texas to obtain a legal abortion. Many media outlets covered her story. Cox demanded a Dilation & Evacuation, or D&E abortion. She…


Creating a Loophole on the Life of the Mother Exception

by Sarah Terzo Pro-Lifers and Abortions to Save the Mother’s Life Mainstream media outlets are full of stories about pregnant people whose lives are endangered by their pregnancy and need an abortion. Individual cases vary, and there are legitimate cases where a person’s life can be endangered by a pregnancy. Many times, premature delivery instead…


The Kate Cox Case in Texas

We’re obviously not giving advice in a particular case since we don’t have medical details about the diagnosis or its accuracy. Still, this case offers at least a scenario to consider. In December of 2023 this case was a major media story for several days. Kate Cox asked for an abortion in Texas under the…


The Back Alley and the Front Alley

by Rachel MacNair When Roe v. Wade first passed, I was actually pleased, because I thought it would put the back-alley butchers out of business. But here in Kansas City, there was an abortion doctor named Richard Mucie who was in fact put out of business pre-Roe because a woman had died a horrific death from an abortion…


The Death Penalty and Abortion: Perspectives on Connections

  Quotation collected by Rachel MacNair   Helen Prejean Endorsing the book, Consistently Opposing Killing The societal wounds of racism, poverty, and a penchant for using violence to address problems are intimately connected to the death penalty, to war, to the killing of the old and demented, and to the killing of children, unborn and…


Isolating Women and Encouraging Jerks

by Rachel MacNair   I recently received an email from a fellow Quaker in response to my emails on the availability of insights at prolifequakers.org. I think she made points that are important to address. I mainly focus on her statement: “Preventing a woman who needs one from having an abortion is in many cases…


Boycott Strategy: CVS & Walgreens

by Rachel MacNair Now that the United States Food and Drug Administration allows the abortion pill to be dispensed by ordinary pharmacies, CVS and Walgreens are both seeking certification to do so. This would make them the largest chain of abortion providers in the country, surpassing Planned Parenthood. It would further normalize the killing of…


Abortion on the Ballot

by Lisa Stiller   In the state I live in – Oregon – over 50% of the people are underinsured according to a 2017 report by the state. A 2020 report puts our estimated homeless population at 14,655 on any given day. The state poverty rate is currently about 9 percent. We have three very…


Is an Embryo More Important than a Woman?

by Rachel MacNair   As I wade through the avalanche of post-Dobbs media coverage, I note the familiar pattern of being totally oblivious to what the objection to induced abortion is: that it kills a human being. While there exist arguments that what’s killed isn’t a human being, and other arguments that such killing is…