The Blob of Tissue Argument
Advocates of abortion often argue that what's at stake in an abortion is a blob of tissue. But real-time ultrasounds have shown us the humanity of the child in the womb.
We can now see preborn babies turning somersaults, sucking their thumbs, and sticking out their tongues--actions that would be impossible for a mere blob of tissue.
The "It's My Body" Argument
Here are some important points to consider:
- Your preborn child started the same way that you did--through the fertilization of your mother's egg by your father's sperm.
- Your preborn baby has its own set of genetic characteristics, and may even have a different blood type than you do.
- Your baby's heart is distinct from yours and beats with its own distinct rhythm.
- Your baby has organs which are separate from yours.
These facts demonstrate that a preborn child is not simply part of a woman's body, but a distinct individual who should have rights of his or her own.
- 1.1 million U.S. abortions each year.
- Nearly 1 in 4 (22%) of pregnancies end in abortion
- 50% of women now seeking abortion have had at least one previous abortion.
- The U.S. abortion rate is among the highest of developed countries.
- 51% of abortions are performed on women less than 25 years of age.
- Approximately 1/3 of American women have had an abortion by age 45.
- Abortion disproportionately affects black and Hispanic women.
If you are interested in getting involved with the Pro-Life Ministry at Holy Name of Jesus, please contact the parish office or Sharon Lacy.
Some Important dates:
January 22 - March/prayer around Butler County Courthouse with Butler Country RTL in Hamilton
40 days for Life (during Lent)
Memorial Day - March for Life with Butler Co. Right to Life Parade in Hamilton
Usually the first Sunday in June -"Cross the Bridge for Life", Northern Ky/Greater Cinc., Right to life walk across the Purple People Bridge
July 4, parade in Hamilton with Butler Co. Right to Life
In the fall:
40 days for Life
Oct Life Chain in Hamilton
Project Rachel, the Catholic Church's ministry to those who have been involved in abortion,
"I didn't think anyone would understand how I felt.
I was so relieved to be able to share my experience
with someone who understood what I was going through.
No one condemned me. They understood and helped me forgive myself."