To the Editor:
In reponse to Abortion Not Comparable to Holocaust.
It depends on sources on the abortion/breast cancer risk, here’s just 1 source: http://www.bcpinstitute.org/brochure.htm
Mr. Farnsworth mocks my comparing the Jewish Holocaust with abortion. Merriam-Webster defines Holocaust as: “a mass slaughter of people.”
See the comparisons below and you decide:
America's Abortions Nazi Holocaust
Kill Rate: 1.3 million per year 1 million per year (6 million in WWII)
Victims : Unwanted babies Unwanted Jews
Considered: Not fully human Not fully human
Victims' Voices: Unheard Unheard
Victims' Bodies: Disposed as trash Disposed as trash
Killed By: Licensed doctors Licensed doctors
Using: The latest technology The latest technology
Known To: American citizens German citizens
Asked?: Why didn't you try to stop it? Why didn't you try to stop it?
The guilt we cast upon the Nazi-era Germans today for not stopping the Jewish holocaust, will be cast upon us by future generations for the holocaust of our babies and rightfully so.
He gives the misleading stat “that 97% of what PP does has absolutely nothing to do with abortion.”
While PP officials claim that abortions constitute only 3% percent of their services, this figure is misleading. Out of the 10.5 million individual services they provided in 2006, 289,750 were abortions—roughly 3%. But this figure fails to account for the fact that a woman visiting PP for an abortion will receive several services—from a pregnancy test to some manner of counseling to the abortion itself—each of which is counted separately. A closer look at PP’s client and income numbers shows that the abortion figure is actually 3x what they claim. Of 3.1 million PP clients in 2006, 9% got abortions. Moreover, abortion accounts for at least a 3rd of their total income from clinic services.
Source: Planned Parenthood Federation of America 2006-2007 Annual Report. http://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/AR_2007_vFinal.pdf.
Then he says it is not “even a general consensus that life begins at conception.” My source:
Biology is clear that at conception, also known as fertilization, a unique organism comes into existence. Since this new life possesses human DNA and is the offspring of human parents, it can only legitimately be described as human life. Since there is no question that human zygotes, embryos and fetuses are alive, some have attempted to claim that human beings are not “persons” until some threshold is crossed, such as viability, the capacity to feel pain, birth or even the 1st year after birth. The merits of such notions could be debated, but it should be clear that they are not based on science but rather on ideology, philosophy or belief.
As far as observable science is concerned, human life begins at conception.
Source: Condic, Maureen, MD. When Does Human Life Begin? A Scientific Perspective. The Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person. http://www.westchesterinstitute.net/images/wi_whitepaper_life_print.pdf.
Life in the Womb - Abortion Facts http://www.whyprolife.com/life-in-the-womb/#ixzz1yT0BeoMo
Planned Parenthood - Abortion Facts http://www.whyprolife.com/planned-parenthood/#ixzz1ySxwAddK
Finally, Leland refers to me as “deeply disturbed, an extremist, disgusting and irresponsible.” Odd, but i feel these actually describe an abortionist. Shame on me Leland, no, shame on you.
Chris LaRose, Potsdam