Former Abortionist Bernard Nathanson Exposes Lies of American Pro-Abortion Movement

Population control groups, liberals and socialists lying in order to push their Holier-Than-Thou agenda? Say it ain’t so!

Source: LifeSiteNews

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By Tim Waggoner

TORONTO, ON, July 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On July 9, 2008, CFRB talk show host, Spider Jones, interviewed former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson about his past involvement in the abortion movement and his conversion to the pro-life viewpoint.

At one time Nathanson was deeply entrenched in the American pro-abortion movement, having co-founded the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and overseen 75,000 abortions as director of an abortion clinic. During the CFRB program Nathanson recalled the deceitful and dishonest tactics that he and NARAL relied upon to push for the legalization and acceptance of abortion.

“We claimed that between five and ten thousand women a year died of botched abortions,” he said. “The actual figure was closer to 200 to 300 and we also claimed that there were a million illegal abortions a year in the United States and the actual figure was close to 200,000. So, we were guilty of massive deception.”

“I mean as a founding member and chairman of the medical committee, I accepted the figures which came from a biostatistician named Christopher Tietze and he and his wife passed along these figures to us at NARAL. We were in no position to validate them or not, so we accepted them in the interests of higher standards, or at least higher objectives,” he explained.

Nathanson’s conversion to the pro-life movement was sparked by the advent of the ultrasound machine in the early 1970s.  He related how his heart was moved to realize that a fetus is in fact a human being after he watched an unborn baby recoil from a vacuum abortion device before being sucked from its mother’s womb.

Is Earth Overpopulated?

There are too many people in the world.

This is a common statement I see on forums and comment pages, hear in conversions and pseudo-debates in bars and with friends. When I actually ask them to explain their position their logic reveals itself to be circular. That is, ‘it’s just obvious, isn’t it?’

Now I happen to know the majority of people do not actually think. They react to stimuli, like lab rats. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the majority of the position’s the unwashed masses have are actually imprinted by the State and Corporate Media, and at no point actually reflect conclusions brought by their own investigation and research.

Again, excuses spill forth. ‘I don’t have time for that’, ‘I’ve got better things to do’, ‘I’m not interested’.

(And people wonder why I am a misanthropist.)

So, in this little article I want to touch briefly on the subject of ‘overpopulation’. I’ve seen this come up on articles talking about the biofuels scam contributing to mass starvation in developing countries, and increasing wealth stripping from developed ones. But no matter, reducing C02 (that pesky gas responsible for enabling photosynthesis, and which constitutes about 35 parts in 100,000 of the atmosphere) is more important than millions of lives. Why? Because that box in your living room said so.

‘Yeah well there are too many people in the world anyway’.

The conversations I’ve experienced regarding population are generally based on emotions and imprinted statements, not logic, research and critical thinking. But television use destroys critical thinking, so I expect nothing less.

Why do people subscribe to the overpopulation position so easily? Apart from the issue of imprinting, there is the issue of location. Increasingly, more and more people are living in urban centres, which by definition are built up, densely populated areas.

These people look out of their windows and see nothing but flats, houses and more people. So they assume they are too many people. Because right in front of them, are a lot of people. Just look at this map of London.

Again, it shows lack of thinking. If they lived here, their initial opinion may be a bit different.

The final issue is based on the television again, and the images of poverty stricken third world nations. No food, no clean water, abject desolation. Somehow people assume that it is because of population. Third world birthrates are the highest in the world, but there is a reason for that I’ll get to later (and Neo-Malthusians ignore.)

Anyway, let’s look at the statement ‘the world is overpopulated’. First we need to get some numbers. Continue reading