From the Sunday, April 2, 1995, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), Spotlight section. This was a paid advertisement from the: National Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities 3211 Fourth Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20017 Made possible by the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Denver [begin]"Since the old ethic has not yet been fully displaced it has been necessary to separate the idea of abortion from the idea of killing, which continues to be socially abhorrent. The result has been a curious avoidance of the scientific face, which everyone really knows, that human life begins at conception and is continuous whether intra- or extra-uterine until death. The very considerable semantic gymnastics which are required to rationalize abortion as anything but taking human life would be ludicrous if they were not put forth under socially impeccable auspices."
"Abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun"
["Plan Your Children for Health and Happiness," Planned Parenthood Federation of America (pamphlet), 1963]
"We have reached a point in this particular technology where there is no
possibility of denial of an act of destruction by the operator. It is before
one's eyes. The sensations of dismemberment flow through the forceps like an
[Dr. Warren Hern, Abortionist, at a meeting of the Assoc. of Planned Parenthood Physicians; San Diego, October 26, 1978]
"Paradoxically, I have angry feelings at myself for feeling good
about...doing a technically good procedure which destroys a fetus, kills a
[New Mexico Abortionist; American Medical News; July 12, 1993]
"Many times" (a clinic nurse said), "women who had just had abortions would
lie in the recovery room and cry, 'I've just killed my baby'...I don't know
what to say to these women," the nurse told the group. "Part of me thinks,
'Maybe they're right,' "
[Abortion Clinic Nurse; American Medical News; July 12, 1993]
"Even if you're pro-choice, no one likes to see a dead fetus."
[Vilma Valdez, Education Director, Planned Parenthood of Greater Miami; The Miami Herald, October 24, 1992]