They Know a Good Lie When They Tell One

May 3, 2011 09:00 AM

By Mark Crutcher

In a pathetic attempt to cover up the fact that morning-after pills, emergency contraceptives and most birth control pills are actually early-term abortions, the abortion lobby is now attempting to redefine pregnancy. On one hand, they will concede that these drugs do indeed act after fertilization. However, they argue that since these chemicals are designed to work before implantation, the woman is not really pregnant and, therefore, there can be no pregnancy termination. In other words, according to their line of reasoning, it is not technically possible for these drugs to constitute an abortion.

This is classic abortion industry doubletalk. Even if we accept this somewhat murky claim that a woman is not pregnant during that interval between fertilization and implantation, it's an irrelevant argument. The biological fact is that a new human life is created at the moment of [biological beginning] and that does not change whether implantation occurs instantly, five minutes later, two days later or never. So if these pill pushers want to take this arcane position that these chemical agents do not abort a pregnancy, that's fine. But what they can't deny is that they abort a human life.

At its core, this particular excuse for legalized abortion is like almost every other one. In order for it to work, the listener must be oblivious to the fact that a rhetorical fraud is being perpetrated. In this case, the fraud is that the term "pregnancy termination" is synonymous with the word "abortion."

That is, of course, nonsense and these people know it.

I have made this point many times in the past and I'll make it again. The pro-life movement is not now, has never been, and will never be, opposed to pregnancy terminations. We are fully aware that all pregnancies terminate. When a woman is pregnant, the only question is whether her pregnancy will terminate with a live baby or a dead baby. And that is a biological fact our enemies will never be able to change.

Actually, this little rhetorical mind-game illustrates just how easy it is to understand the respective positions in the battle over abortion. The pro-life contention is that all pregnancies should terminate with living babies. Meanwhile, the pro-choice forces find it acceptable for their tiny corpses to rot in dumpsters or be eaten by rats in the sewer system. It may not sound pretty and it's certainly not politically correct, but that is the bright line that will always separate the two sides.


In 1986, Mark Crutcher committed to working in the pro-life movement full time after years as an outspoken and uncompromised opponent of legalized abortion. Six years later he founded Life Dynamics, which has become widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative and professional pro-life organizations in America. Mark may be best known for his bold undercover operations that have exposed shocking and even illegal activities inside the abortion industry. In 1996, Mark authored the book, Lime 5, an exposé that has become the recognized standard for people who want to know what really goes on inside the American abortion industry. Three years later, Mark launched LifeTalk as the nation's first pro-life television talk show. 

This article has been reprinted with permission and can be found at http://www.markcrutcherblog.com/index.cfm/2011/4/4/They-Know-a-Good-Lie-When-They-Tell-One.

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