Industry of Death vs. Culture of Life | Carrie Gress | Catholic World Report
Pro-abortion advocates talk of “back alley” abortions while ignoring life-giving alternatives for women in crisis pregnancies.
“When I went to Planned Parenthood for my five abortions, I was never given any sort of a choice other than to pay my money, sign the papers, and go in the back for the procedure,” says Lisa Kratz Thomas.
Kratz Thomas, a former drug addict who turned her life around and is now a mother, motivational speaker, and talk-show host, said her quick fix with abortion didn’t help her with her greatest needs. “It was very impersonal, and it was like, the less talk the better. There was no interaction with the staff and hardly anyone talked about the procedure. No asked ever asked me about what needs I may have had, or why I was a repeat customer.”
Every four years as election rhetoric heats up, pro-abortion advocates threaten that a vote for a pro-life president would send women to the “back alleys” for abortions—and this year is no exception—but the back alley reality may already be here.
The idea of the back alley abortion has long been a tactic used by pro-abortion supporters to scare voters into believing that without legalized abortion women would be faced with unethical doctors, unregulated surgeries, emergency room visits and even death due to botched procedures.
Marilisa Carney, one of the co-founders of 40 Days for Life, says, “Planned Parenthood, in their factory approach to abortion, has really legitimated the back alley. In their focus on profits over women’s health, Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry promote that which they were supposed to rid society of.”
The back alley statistics were first cooked up by abortionist Bernard Nathanson, the co-founder of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortions Laws, which became the National Abortion Rights and Action League (NARAL). He claimed that 5,000-10,000 women lost their lives annually from botched abortions. Nathanson, who performed more than 75,000 abortions during his career—including on his own child—later admitted to concocting the numbers to help legalize abortion.