The January Carolina Catholic show features an interview with Dr. Diane Harris. We address the topic of abortion as we commemorate the 37th year that our country has legalized the killing of the unborn. This program highlights the medical side of the abortion debate as we speak to a doctor about the medicine behind abortion and contraception and the physical consequences of both.

Abortion Q & A for our listeners

What month is abortion illegal?
(Legal= all 9 month.) By law

Is there any cut off when abortions aren’t done?
No, but in some states clinics will not perform abortions beyond a baby’s length (33.3 cm in some states).

Is the doctor obligated to tell you all the medical risks involved? (Called Informed consent)
In North Carolina the answer is no.

Do you need parental consent? NC?
Yes, but if you don’t want to tell your parents go to court for permission.

Can the father of the baby stop the abortion?
No, but a leading cause of death among young women is murder by boyfriend over refusal to have abortion.

What is the leading cause of death in USA?
Heart disease is number two at 975,000 deaths per year.

How many abortions per day? Per year? Per lifetime?
Day: 3,400 per day (1 every 20 seconds)
Year: 1.3 million per year/US: 45 million/world
1 out 3 American women will abort.

What does the word “fetus” mean? Pro-choice?
Madison Avenue campaign in late 1980’s to soften abortion debate.

Pro life events for January 2010

16thRespect Life mass at 8 a.m. at St. Joseph’s in Raleigh with Bishop Burbidge followed by the NC RTL Prayer breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and the Rally for Life at Nash Square at 1 pm. See
22ndMarch for life in DC and Mass for life with Bishops Burbidge and Jugis at 11:30 a.m. at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. See here and here for more details. 
30thWilmington Prayer Vigil 2010 at 12:30 at Riverfront Park.  Please visit for more information.

Show Notes

Local pro-life links:
New Hanover County Pro-life Council
NC Right to Life
March for Life
National RTL
LifeLine Pregnancy Center, Wilmington
National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
Coalition on Abortion-Breast Cancer


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