Thursday, January 25, 2007

Will the 5,000-to-10,000-women-a-year-died from-abortion-before-Roe myth ever die?

Not if certain pro-choice groups and lazy reporters have anything to do with it. The Oakland Press has a story on a local Life Chain to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the story includes this tidbit from Kris Hamel, founding member and organizer of DANFORR (Detroit Action Network For Reproductive Rights):
Before the ruling in 1973, "an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 women died each year in the United State as a result of a million unsafe, illegal abortions," Hamel said.

Yeah, cause it's not like that myth hasn't been totally destroyed.

DANFORR is a rather nutty group. They're the ones who protest outside of pregnancy care centers and think most Democrats want to ban abortion.

Also note how the reporter describes Roe.
The event was among many events around the United States that mark the 34th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that allowed abortions in certain situations

As Ramesh Ponnuru says in his book Party of Death (pg. 9):
But saying that Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the first three months of pregnancy is like saying that World War II pitted Germany against Britain.

Scott Klusendorf shares on why "thousands of women died" isn't a valid argument even if it was true.

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