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The Doctor's Corner: The Right to Bear Harms - The War on Thinking Women Comments

In crafting our own "women's rights and well-being" argument, we ought first to note that the pro-abortion ideology, commonly known as "reproductive rights and health,"  is very - I mean extremely - threatened by the newer research showing that abortion, despite being touted as a woman's right (we normally think of a "right" as something of benefit to the person exercising it), is something uniquely harmful and traumatic to women.  Continue Reading

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  1. bglm
    2 years ago

    Dear Dr. Pedulla,
    THANK YOU for referring to women like me as "thinking women" and for couching this raging debate as what it truly is: "the war on THINKING women." Indeed, I have stated the very same thing, particularly when it's so oft stated by the shrill forces of evil and death that I am abdicating my so-called "reproductive health decisions" to men. (My personal favorite is when the culture of death maligns Pope Benedict and all bishops and priests in the process.) Yes, those opponents to life and true freedom paint me as NON-thinking, stupid and little more than a lemming being pulled by a ring in my nose. They propagate the lie that I am not respected by all the various (Republican, conservative, Christian) men in the world. When in truth, the exact opposite is reality. In those so-called conservative circles, I, as a "thinking woman," am valued, consulted and respected for my beliefs and for the inherent gifts of my womanhood. I am not treated as an object of sexual gratification and my fertility and reproductive abilities are lauded as the gifts they truly are and NOT as a disease to be medicated away. My stature as a "thinking" wife and mother are daily supported by those who encounter my well adjusted and polite children (after all, successful child-rearing REQUIRES a "thinking woman".....just look at our society full of self-centered, petulant and impolite kids and I'll show you a society full of NON-thinking women who are NOT doing their jobs.)

    Alas, the irony of ironies is that I AM the "thinking" member of society (and a happy, practicing, 40-something Roman Catholic) who, long ago as a child in junior high in the mid-70s understood the horrors our society had unleashed through abortion; who, as that same young pre-teen, long ago grasped the collision course we were on as I saw the demise of the family and who, as I grew to adulthood, educated myself in and embraced the Church's beautiful teachings on artificial contraception and married love. I AM THE THINKER. I have considered the alternatives, I have THOUGHT IT THROUGH and I have made numerous well-informed choices in my lifetime. Unlike so many dejected, broken and bitter women in our society, I DID think for myself. I did NOT buy the lies and I am so much the better for it.

  2. AC
    2 years ago

    Dear Doctor: Thanks for this post. I hadn't even heard of Priscilla Coleman's post-abortion research; it is a useful piece to add to our "arsenal". Guess a lot of the media just ignored it?

    Regarding breast cancer, my only risk factor for my diagnosis was hormone-use. I couldn't believe how many times I was asked at various cancer offices: "Did you ever smoke?" {no} and "Did you ever take hormones?" {yes}. Your comments on selective use of science was surely evident to me, and I appreciate your ongoing work to get the word out. Maybe I can locate a politician to be my mouthpiece?

    I know of your natural family planning work, too. Thankfully, we located John and Sheila Kippleys' materials. I am convinced my "eco-breastfeeding" was a factor in keeping the beast local. Maybe the good Lord will have me around longer to be in the bunker fighting with you!

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