Sunday's "march for women's lives" and the ongoing partial birth abortion trials bring up a question that has bothered me for some time: How can these pro-abortion groups say they are "pro-choice"? If they were really for a choice, wouldn't they want pregnant women to make a truly well-informed, well-thought-out choice? Why, then, do these groups oppose giving the possible abortion recipients literature, ultrasound or other information about fetal development or possible after-effects of abortion? Why do they oppose 24-hour waiting periods that may ensure a woman fully considers her options after receiving information? Why do abortionists, such as those in the trials, try to present the procedures used in abortion palatably (example: "decompressing the skull" rather than "sucking the brains out of the head")? Why do they not want the public to see pictures of what an abortion looks like?
One would believe that they are trying to hide something. And indeed they are. They are trying to hide the truth. The truth is that once a woman sees her unborn child via ultrasound, hears about the horrendous act that will tear the baby limb from limb or if she is fully informed of the lasting consequences of abortion to her own health, she is very likely to change her mind.