Abortions are not rare. More than 59 million abortions are estimated to have happened in America since 1973, and more than 25,000 happen every year in Michigan. Both national and Michigan statistics are available that give details on who has abortions and where they occur.
Roe v. Wade & Doe v. Bolton
On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton struck down the abortion laws of all 50 states, making abortion-on-demand for any reason at any point up to birth the law of the land. How were these cases decided, and what happens when they are overturned?
Abortion Methods and Pictures
Anyone who wants to understand the issue of abortion must understand how abortions work and their effect on children in the womb. Abortion is an inherently violent procedure that causes the death of a unique and developing human being. (Warning: images on this page are extremely graphic!).
Talking About Abortion
What are the most common arguments in favor of abortion? How do prolife people answer questions about issues like abortion in cases of rape and incest? What are some ways prolife people can push past empty rhetoric and challenge the opposition to intelligent, thoughtful discussions?
Our lives all began, of course, long before our births. Not open to dispute is the scientific fact that the life of every human being begins at the moment of fertilization. Learn more about the amazing development of children in the womb and important milestones in their growth.
For many, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is a trusted name in affordable reproductive health care. The reality is that Planned Parenthood is the leading provider and promoter of abortion in America, performing hundreds of thousands of abortions every year.
Men and Abortion
The issue of abortion for a man is a paradox. While a man has no legal right in a woman’s abortion decision, he does have significant influence regarding the life of his unborn child. Abortion creates loss not only for women, but for men, too. Men are not alone when faced with an untimely pregnancy.
Families and Abortion
Women are not the only ones who can feel the pain and suffering brought about by an abortion. Studies show that abortion can also leave families heartbroken. Fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings also feel the residual undesirable impact of abortion.
Every day, children are adopted by caring families into loving homes. Adoption can sometimes be the best solution to an unplanned pregnancy, but often it is not even considered. For the pregnant woman who is not equipped to be a parent, adoption provides a positive life-giving solution to a difficult situation.
Stem Cell Research, Funding, and Bioethics
Medical research using stem cells or fetal tissue is a very misunderstood issue. Most people still do not realize that medical advances can be made without ending the life of a developing human being. Choosing to sacrifice one human being to benefit the life of another is wrong.