Talking Points (Abortion)
by Focus on the Family Issue Analysts
We desire to end the practice of abortion: making it both illegal and unthinkable.
Pre-born babies in the womb are indisputably human, and the intentional killing of any human at any stage of development is morally wrong.
The practice of abortion places women at risk.
Women having abortions face a number of possible physical complications, including problems with future pregnancies.
Studies find reported substance abuse and suicide as more common among women who abort their pregnancies as compared to those who give birth.
We desire to decrease the number of abortions committed each year, working within present legal restraints to incrementally curtail the practice of abortion.
We support federal and state legislation placing limits and restrictions on abortion, including:
State Partial-Birth Abortion bans
State "Trigger" bans making abortion illegal once
Roe v Wade
Doe v Bolton
are overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Parental Involvement laws requiring a parent's notification or consent before their minor daughter may have an abortion
Informed Consent laws requiring that women receive full medical disclosure of possible risks associated with and alternatives to abortion before deciding to have one.
Waiting or Reflection Period laws requiring a period of time to reflect on the medical information provided before having an abortion.
Abortion Clinic Regulations laws raising the level of safety and sanitation in freestanding clinics where abortions are performed.
Fetal Homicide laws recognizing both the mother and preborn child as two individual victims when a violent act is committed against a pregnant woman – injuring or killing her and the fetus.
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