The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

January 15, 2013

Our Readers Speak — Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

Abortion is not about women’s health care

After 40 years of Roe v. Wade and 55 million missing persons, what have we learned?  

Norma McCorvey, known to the world as Jane Roe, the plaintiff in the well-known Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion in the U.S., explains her effort to obtain a legal abortion in the 1970s when facing an unplanned pregnancy. Ironically, she has never had an abortion and now realizes that her court case was the biggest mistake of her life and currently fights to stop abortion.  

Physical complications to the reproductive system include: perforation, scarring, hemorrhaging, infection, death, future infertility, later ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, future miscarriages and premature births. We now know abortion is an identified risk factor in breast cancer.

The psycho-social consequences known as post abortion syndrome are too many to list at this time but include: guilt, depression, anger, grief, regret, anxiety, withdrawal, drug and alcohol abuse, increased sexual promiscuity, and depression.

Through the use of ultrasound we can see a live baby in excruciating pain as she fights to escape the tools of the abortionist (see The Silent Scream at wow. Pain receptors are present throughout the unborn child’s entire body by no later than 20 weeks after fertilization (

The economic impact of abortion is enormous with 55 million-plus fewer workers, earning, spending, saving, investing wages; paying taxes (into the now bankrupt social security system). Planned Parenthood is the No. 1 provider of abortion services and reports spending an average of $93.9 million in federal funds a year from 2002 through 2008.  

We heard the cries, “sex education for our teens is the answer.” Now, (The Register-Herald, Jan. 8) our own legislators want to look at expanding sex education to the grade school level. What is there to look at? Are they not able to see the connection?

Now President Obama and our Congress have forced taxpayer abortion and abortive drugs into our health care against the will of our people. An unborn baby is not a disease and abortion is not women’s health care. Again I ask, what have we learned?

Bonnie J. Ayers