40 Abortions Per Week


40 Abortions Per Week

Phoenix Magazine’s current edition portrays a glowing image of Valley abortionist Gabrielle Goodrick, who claims to perform, on average, 40 abortions per week. The article reads like a Planned Parenthood ad: dehumanizing the preborn and completely ignoring the considerable physical and emotional risks women face when they have an abortion.

Shane Wikfors at Sonoran Alliance blog this week wrote about what is also noticeably missing from the article. In February, Goodrick was placed on five years probation by the Arizona Medical Board. The Board said she reported she “may have a substance abuse problem,” and the Board’s Physician Health Program Contractor determined that Ms. Goodrick was “not safe to practice” and recommended “that she attend a chemical dependency evaluation.”

While not surprising, the lack of journalistic integrity is astounding. Once again, when all the facts are included, one cannot paint a sunny picture of Arizona’s abortion industry. I encourage you to pray for Goodrick and those entering her clinic. The facts are that abortion has tragic, life-altering consequences for all involved.

Leading a Family

Dad’s make a difference in our lives. They play a critical role in providing a loving, secure environment for families. A Heritage Foundation brief shows the importance for families of having a dad around:

  • Fathers’ engagement in their children’s activities is linked to higher academic performance.
  • Among adolescent boys, those who receive more parenting from their fathers are less likely to exhibit anti-social and delinquent behavior.
  • Among adolescent girls, those who have a strong relationship with their fathers are less likely to report experiencing depression.

Today, a new group of children, though, may never know their fathers. Jennifer Lahl, the executive producer of Eggsploitation, is producing a new film, Anonymous Father’s Day. The film tells the story of children conceived through sperm donation who will most likely never know their fathers and how this has impacted their lives. Click here to watch the trailer, and visit AnonymousUs.com to hear some of these stories. Also be sure to thank and love on your dad this Father’s Day! Most likely, I’ll be watching the U.S. Open with my dad and my husband.

Eye-Opening

We screened Eggsploitation twice this week – at Arizona Christian University and for a joint House and Senate Health Committee. Eggsploitation tells how the retrieval of human eggs to create embryos through in vitro fertilization carries significant health risks for women, to say nothing of the potential harm to embryos. Most who see the movie – from legislators to college-age women – say the movie is eye-opening. Click here for a copy of CAP’s overview of the issue.

If you missed the screening, and would like to see Eggsploitation, you can purchase the DVD from CAP for $17 plus $3 shipping and handling. Also, if you’re interested in hosting a screening for your church, class, or small group, we can help. Email info@azpolicy.org or call the CAP office, 602.424.2525.

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Comments

  1. Carlist says:

    What is truly surprising is the fact that the overwhelming majority of those who support pre-natal infanticide are passionate opponents of Capital Punishment!

    I guess their slogan should read: “Only the innoncent should die”!

    If nothing else, it provides a good view of “progressive” moral structures and philosophy!

  2. As Rush Limbaugh says, Liberalism is a religion and abortion is its high sacrament. Almost every elected Democrat in Arizona is pro abortion including Catholics, Hispanics, Jews, Native Americans and Caucasians. This is definitely true regarding the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives. In the 33 plus years since Rowe V. Wade, over 50 million innocent Americans have lost their lives through abortion. That is equivalent to 7 times the current population of Arizona. Fortunately, almost every elected Republican in Arizona is pro life including Catholics, Evangelicals and Mormons. This definitely is true of the Arizona Legislature. The Republican Party is the party of life, from conception to natural death. As The Declaration of Independence states: “…Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…” The vast majority of American Hispanics, Blacks and Native Americans are pro life, pro traditional marriage and family. Eventually they will join the Republican Party because of these fundamentally shared values. Our American way of life depends on this happening and soon.

  3. Mr.Melvin…. Your statement is very misleading…saying that the Republican party is the party of life..from birth to natural death. Does this mean the republican party is anti death penalty? that’s not a natural death. Also…the AZ legislature is constantly cutting state Medicaid and social programs. Why do the Republicans care so much about the baby before its born…but once its born, they could care less what poverty holds fit them?

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