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"We live in a nation where we slaughter our children, and we act surprised when they slaughter each other…God help us. - Rev. Tim Percy at the funeral of Kayce Steger, Nichole Hadley, and Jessica James, who - after finishing a prayer meeting - were shot by a fellow Paducah, Ky., high school student." -- Youthworker, San Diego Union-Tribune, Dec. 6, 1998.

"When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we wish." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, quoted in Good News (July/August 1994).

"Abigail Van Buren once wrote about a woman who listened to a mother verbally destroy her child. The woman told the mother, 'I'll give you a dollar for him.' Only then did the mother realize the value of her child." - R.J. Thesman in The Christian Leader (March 10, 1992).

"I've gone through three different abortions with girlfriends, and it really took a lot out of me. So I sang this to the child I never had." - Estranged Stone Temple Pilot singer Scott Weiland on 'Son,' a selection from his 12 Bar Blues solo album, Details, April 1998.

"President Reagan did what few presidents have done while in office. He wrote a full-length article for a journal of opinion (The Human Life Review). 'The real question is not when human life begins, but, what is the value of human life? The abortionist who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from its mother's body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being. The real question for him and for all of us is whether that tiny human life has a God-given right to be protected by the law - the same right we have.'" - President Ronald Reagan

"The horrible procedure is most common with triplets and more, but is sometimes used even to eliminate one of a pair of twins. Wall Street Journal reporter Barbara Carton last week described a true case of reducing triplets to twins: 'Dr. Evans hovers over the woman's belly with a foot-long needle and examines shadowy uterine images on the ultrasound scanner. He looks for a deformity that would make the selection easier, but finally he says: .'We don't see anything obviously wrong with any of them, so we're just debating which is easiest to get to'. He decides, then pierces her belly, guiding the needle until he punctures the chest cavity of one fetus. 'Perfect,' he whispers. He injects three cubic centimeters of potassium chloride. The fetus flails its arms and legs, then stops.' The typical excuse, believe it or not, is that it would be inhumane to run the statistical risks of a multiple pregnancy. Those risks are real, to be sure - but at their worst, hardly as terrifying for the baby as the altogether certain effect of the search and destroy mission so regularly employed. In fact, it's blatant selfishness - not humane generosity - that drives 'fetal reduction.' The Wall Street Journal writer suggests a telling question pondered by those who seek such destruction: 'What if you eliminate one or more fetuses, and then the others don't survive?'" -- Joel Belz, WORLD, December 6,1997


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