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Godless by Ann Coulter: Book Review

Updated on March 10, 2019
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James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.

'Godless' by Ann Coulter

First, here are my three favorites quotes from Ann Coulter's book, 'Godless.'

On why young men might be pro-choice: “Single men between the ages of eighteen and thirty are strongly supportive of a woman’s right to have irresponsible, casual sex with them.”

Here is a smart idea from Ann: “If women are so pro-abortion, why are virtually all the abortionists men? If there ever was a need for a Take Our Daughter to Work Day, it’s at the abortion mills.”

On so-called reproductive rights: "At its most majestic, this precious right that women ‘have come to depend on’ is the right to have sex with men they don’t want children with.”

Ann Coulter on the Catholic Priest Scandal

We constantly hear the Left harp about the horrible Catholic priest child molestation scandals. And it is a terrible story. A study of child molestation shows 820 children sexually abused each year by Catholic priests. But 32,000 children were sexually abused each year by public school teachers, and as Ann Coulter points out, “For those of you who went to public schools, 32,000 is greater than 820.”

If only the priesthood had a leftist teacher’s union to protect it, "All we’d ever hear about is how priests are hard-working, underpaid, and laboring under ghastly parishioner-priest ratios. The hero of every third Hollywood film would be a priest, and letters to the editor pages would be bristling with indignant letters complaining about how poorly priests are paid.”

Because the teacher’s unions protect child molesters, only 1% of pedophile teachers who confessed their crimes lost their license to teach and none of them were reported to the police, according to a U.S. Department Education Report by Carol Shakeshaft entitled ‘Educator Sexual Misconduct.’

Oprah Winfrey Misdiagnoses AIDS

In 1987, Oprah Winfrey told her massive television audience that AIDS is not a gay disease and it could kill one if five heterosexuals within a decade. She was lying. Within five years, a massive study showed that out of 1,000,000 AIDS victims, exactly 2,391 were straight people and all of them had contracted the deadly disease through blood transfusion, sharing heroin needles, or sex with a bisexual. In other words, they got it from gay people.

As Ann Coulter says, “It was as if the government had issued a scientific report stating, ‘Sharks will eat people, but so will rainbow trout!’—so as to not stigmatize sharks.“

Instead of handing out condoms in gay bars our government decided to hand them out in Kindergarten. Any parents opposed were labeled by the liberal press as “against science,” and more laughable “uncomfortable with the science of reproduction”—as if what gay men were doing to spread AIDS can result in reproduction.

Ann Coulter on The Theory of Evolution

“No one disputes that organisms can develop small improvements on something that already exists, otherwise there would be no health clubs.” ~ ANN COULTER

Evolutionary biologist William Provine claims that Darwinism is the greatest engine of Atheism ever created by man. Richard Dawkins, agrees: “Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled Atheist.”

That is what the Theory of Evolution is for—to promote Atheism. Darwin himself said that according to his theory hundreds of mutations would be necessary to gradually produce the first wing or nose—and each one of those mutations would have to itself prove beneficial to the critter. But as Ann Coulter writes, “The first mutations toward a nose would just make you look funny and no one would want to reproduce with you.”

The godless will answer, “It is possible evolution is true.” As Ann Coulter says, “It’s also possible that the galactic ruler Xenu brought billions of people to Earth 75 million years ago, piled them around volcanoes, and blew them up with hydrogen bombs, sending their souls flying every which way until the landed on the bodies of living humans, where they still invisibly reside today—as Scientology’s L. Ron Hubbard claimed.”

Evolution cannot be observed or tested in s science lab. Therefore it is not science. As Ann Coulter proclaims: “Imagine a giant raccoon passed gas and perhaps the resulting gas might have created the vast variety of life we see on Earth. And if you don’t accept the giant raccoon flatulence theory for the origin of life, you must be a fundamentalist Christian who believes the Earth is flat. That’s basically how the argument for Evolution goes.”

After the Piltdown Man fraud, which for forty years was taught as peer-reviewed scientific FACT that proved Darwin right, came the peppered moth, what atheist evolutionist Jerry Coyne called the “prize horse” of natural selection. It was taught to every schoolchild for fifty years as ‘scientific fact’ that proves the Theory of Evolution is a ‘scientific fact.’

But it was a fraud. The famous photos were staged by gluing dead moths to tree trunks. The phony pictures still appear in textbooks, as do Haeckel’s phony embryos that were proven fraudulent a hundred years ago. In spite of being a known hoax, schoolchildren are still taught that the peppered moth is “the most striking evolutionary change ever actually witnessed in any organism” and “the most spectacular evolutionary change ever witnessed and recorded by man.”

The Scopes Monkey Trial

One of the greatest frauds is the story of the Scopes Monkey Trial, as taught to schoolchildren through the fake film that is presented as true, Inherit the Wind.

According to leftists, as Ann Coulter explains so well, “A brave high school biology teacher named John Scopes tried to educate his illiterate, toothless students in backwater Dayton, Tennessee, by teaching them ‘science.’ For his trouble, he was nearly lynched by fundamentalist Christians, who stormed his classroom and arrested him on the spot for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and thrown into prison."

All lies. The ACLU hatched the whole prank in New York to recruit a southern teacher who would agree to be prosecuted by backwoods hicks, all of which the New York Times would breathlessly report to demonize Christians, to make them look stupid.

Scopes had never taught evolution and was not a biology teacher. He did not spend one minute in jail. At the real trial, the most famous Atheist in the world, lawyer Clarence Darrow, would compare Christians to rabid dogs who ought to be killed to protect the citizenry, and repeated one of the most terrible of all atheistic lies that Christianity was the cause of “bitterness, hatred, war, and cruelty” in the world.

The jury found Scopes guilty and levied a $100 fine.

Christians Invented Science

Instead of being against science, in reality modern science is the brainchild of Christianity. Almost all the great scientists who discovered real things were devout Christians until recent decades: Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Bacon, Newton, Boyle, Faraday, Mendel, Pasteur, Kelvin, and Maxwell.

As Ann Coulter asserts, “It is not merely opposable thumbs and a bipedal gait that make us distinct from the other beasts. It is consciousness of our mortality, a moral sense, language, mathematics, art, beauty, music, love, longings for immortality, and our fascination with Branson, Missouri—none of which makes sense in Darwinian terms.”

Atheists and Darwinists Despise Jesus

Atheists claim Christianity is a malignant force, an unfit mutation, which has won the survival of fittest contest. Wait a minute: How can Christianity survive Natural Selection if it is bad?

Richard Dawkins says to teach children about Jesus is ‘Child abuse,” and the New Testament a “sadomasochistic doctrine” and Christians are “fascists” of the “American Taliban.” But “from Marx to Hitler, the men responsible for the greatest mass murders of the twentieth century were avid Darwinists. As Darwinism gained currency, humanity did sink into greater degradation and brutalization than since written records of human history began.”

Ann Coulter on Unborn Babies

The godless Left used to deny that an unborn baby is a human being. Advances in medicine have made that declaration untenable so their new idea is that an unborn human being can be killed because it is not yet a ‘person,’ as in it has not yet developed a personality.

Peter Singer, a tenured professor of bioethics at Princeton, has led the way on this. He teaches that newborn babies up to two or three years old should be killed if their parents don’t want them, for instance if it has birth defects such as Down Syndrome or hemophilia, or develops serious health issues, because “it is not morally equivalent to killing a person.”

Singer believes our future lies in breeding children on a massive scale to be harvested for spare parts. For the record, he also believes in people having sex with animals and with dead humans, provided they gave consent while still living.

New Yorker magazine calls Singer “the most influential living philosopher.” Slate magazine had an issue with the bestiality because animals cannot give consent but no one objects when animals have sex with each other even though they cannot give consent.

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    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      Wba108@yahoo.com ~ Oh yes, gay propaganda has always been heavily deceitful. AIDS was called ‘Gay Cancer’ by the medical community in the beginning - not as any kind of insult just as a way to describe it accurately - no one but those who engaged in homosexual behaviors got it - but the Gay Lobby got that changed and launched the propaganda that it affected all people equally when in fact it was caused by tears in the anus from using it in an abnormal way.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      PT ~ Thank you and you are welcome. You write, “Giving 50 states the opportunity to choose or not choose abortion doesn't solve a the abortion issue anymore than Roe v Wade.” Sure it does. One of the chief problems with Roe v. Wade is that even leftist judges admit it is bad law, a bad decision, a travesty of the Constitution. Another is that such a law should be decided by We the People through our elected representatives or referendum – not decided by nine unelected judges unaccountable to the voters. Thirdly, it is an issue where opinions vary widely by state. People in the progressive states are heavily pro-choice. People in conservative states are heavily pro-life. Instead of either imposing its will on people who strongly feel differently, why not let the states decide according to the will of those who live there?

      It is not so that “To bring the voters into the issue and a solution it requires a Constitutional Amendment. That should have also applied to Marriage as well as abortion.” Wrong. It was up to the voters until 1973. If Roe v Wade is repealed it will be up to the voters again. I do strongly agree with you that marriage law should also have remained a state issue, so that if Maine, for instance, wants to be Sodom and Gomorrah but Iowa does not, they can both act accordingly—not one force its will on the other.

      There is no question about when life begins. It begins at conception according to biology 101. Any who denies that is simply in denial.

      You ask very good questions: “Why is Christianity being challenged by Islam and others that don't believe in Jesus? Why doesn't Judaism believe in Jesus?”

      Islam was invented by Satan to overthrow Christ Jesus. Many Jews left Judaism and became Christians. All of the first Christians were Jews. And the conversion of Jews to Christianity has never stopped since. It still goes on today. The Jewish priests largely rejected Jesus.

      As I say in my first book: “As Jesus had grown in popularity, the religious leaders of the Jews had grown more and more indignant and jealous. His message of grace and repentance was proving more popular than their self-righteousness. They held the common man in contempt as beneath them, but at the same time demanded their respect, and gave to charity to win their admiration. The Jews in charge at Jerusalem burned with hatred towards Christ because of his purity. His holiness revealed their iniquity. Jesus chastised the Jewish leaders for having bad attitudes and for leading people astray who had looked to them for guidance. The Jews wrongly believed they could accumulate merit with God by good deeds, while nourishing the deadliest of all sins: Pride.

      “Jesus clearly claims he was sent from heaven by God to save people from every tribe and nation on earth. The Jews bristled with resentment at this part of his message, too, believing they are God’s only people. Jesus claimed equality with God, his father. All Jews considered God to be their father, but they hated Jesus because he said God was his personal father.”

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      wba108@yahoo.com 

      8 months ago from upstate, NY

      Fascinating!

      "in 1987, Oprah Winfrey told her massive television audience that AIDS is not a gay disease and it could kill one if five heterosexuals within a decade. She was lying. Within five years, a massive study showed that out of 1,000,000 AIDS victims, exactly 2,391 were straight people and all of them had contracted the deadly disease through blood transfusion, sharing heroin needles, or sex with a bisexual. In other words, they got it from gay people.

      I never realized just how deceitful the gay propaganda was, I guess I shouldn't be surprised! And isn't it amazing that Oprah never retracted her statements!

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      PT 

      8 months ago

      James

      James

      I didn't misstate the law, I gave an opinion on what the SCOTUS does.

      Giving 50 states the opportunity to choose or not choose abortion doesn't solve a the abortion issue anymore than Roe v Wade.

      Why should a life and death situation be a state issue? Doesn't it impact all citizens across the whole country?

      I understand your view on the constitution, and I think it is valid. But, a SCOTUS decision has nothing to do with voters.

      To bring the voters into the issue and a solution it requires a Constitutional Amendment. That should have also applied to Marriage as well as abortion.

      The only real way to have the constitution reflect the voters is through the amendment process.

      Roe v Wade didn't provide a solution, it defined a process. In my opinion, its major flaw was the fact that SCOTUS chose not to take judicial notice of when life in humans begin.

      Then once they did that then they could apply the process in light of it. The process wasn't structured in enough detail to provide the difference between a necessary medical action as opposed to my bad, oops.

      SCOTUS as I mentioned also didn't factor in the relationship of the father to the mother. They ruled as if all these abortion were based on rapes. At least that is the version from the democrats. Of course they also revel in the Mother having a right to kill.

      Yet, they have laws against people killing themselves?

      BTW

      The trimesters of the Roe v Wade were to be used to bring in the state in the second trimester, and give even more state for the third trimester. Yet, in real life that doesn't seem to happen.

      In my opinion, what that means is that even though the SCOTUS decision didn't include when life begins, it did factor that the 2nd and 3rd trimesters were more about a human rather than an embryo or fetus. Today, we have heard about 3rd trimester non medical emargency abortions, and even very late 3rd trimester.

      BTW

      Why do so many people in America adopt foreign babies when so many babies are aborted?

      "If I wrote the law, I would outlaw all abortion just like other forms of homicide. However, IF it would gain bipartisan support I would include exceptions for rape, incest, and the imminent danger to the PHYSICAL life of the mother."

      -- I agree with you on that.

      James as for the religion?

      -- Why is Christianity being challenged by Islam and others that don't believe in Jesus?

      -- Why doesn't Judaism believe in Jesus?

      -- I thought as you are well versed in religion that you might have a simple answer for those questions.

      -- I was just curious, and I don't have any desire to challenge any answer.

      -- My ultimate goal is to learn, but that doesn't mean that I don't have my own opinions. And these opinions can be changed with reasonable arguments that a persausive.

      -- Unfortunately, there is nothing to be learned from the cartoon characters.

      Thanks

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      PT ~ The way abortion would be better at the state level is that each state could decide for itself about abortion according to the morals of its citizens. Some states would outlaw it altogether. New York would keep it legal right until birth. And other states would probably restrict to the first trimester or whatever. At least the Court would not be taking the decision out of the hands of the voters. And millions of children would probably be spared.

      You misstated why the court voted the way it did. It was not to prevent 50 states from having 50 laws. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, that IS our system of self-government, for the 50 states to pass their own laws, acting as little laboratories, experimented with the other states watching to see what works and what doesn’t.

      The Supreme Court of the United States overturned state laws against abortion, declaring it not only legal but also a "fundamental right" of women according to the Constitution. For 184 years, the best legal minds in America had studied that same Constitution and somehow no one ever saw anything before about abortion in there.

      So before 1973, it was an issue for the People to decide through their elected representatives. The Court couldn't find it in the Constitution either, but claimed they saw it in the penumbras and emanations of the document—that's clouds and gasses. The prime mover was Harry Blackmun, who reached his opinion after being pressured by his daughter around the dinner table.

      If I wrote the law, I would outlaw all abortion just like other forms of homicide. However, IF it would gain bipartisan support I would include exceptions for rape, incest, and the imminent danger to the PHYSICAL life of the mother.

      If the father has no say in the extermination of his child he should not have to pay child support – taxation without representation.

      I fully understand your statements about religion. Is there a question in there somewhere and if so what would you like to know?

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      PT 

      8 months ago

      James

      "The Quran denies Jesus was crucified or died on the cross, and especially in rejecting the divinity of Jesus as God incarnate, or the Son of God."

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      PT 

      8 months ago

      James

      "PT ~ Absolutely Roe v. Wadeshould be overturned because it is a terrible decision. The Constitution does not mention abortion but we know this for sure: Abortion was an abhorrent idea to the men who wrote it. before Roe v. Wade, abortion was a state matter to decide, as it should have remained. WE THE PEOPLE should decide on it."

      -- James

      -- How does moving abortion back to the state level make it any better than at the federal level?

      -- Life, liberty and Pursuit of happiness transcends the state making it a federal issue.

      -- There a 50 states, and there could be 50 ways to handle abortion.

      -- That is the reason that it was decided by SCOTUS.

      -- James, how would you write the laws on abortion that would satisfy you view?

      -- And how would it cover all the issues?

      -- For example, under what circumstances would abortion be allowed.

      -- How would the three terms of pregnancy be addressed?

      -- What are the rights and obligations of the father? And how are they addressed by the law and the courts.

      -- Roe v Wade gave no importance to the father, even in a marriage.

      -------------------

      "I am not sure I understand your question, "how would religion choose Jesus among the rest of the religions?" Please clarify what you mean."

      -- James

      -- While Christianity is the top religion in the world today.

      -- It is closely followed by Islam and they didn't choose Jesus, they chose Mohammad.

      -- The other eight of the top ten religions in the world also don't follow Jesus.

      -- Judaism which was around when the Jesus was on the earth chose only to follow the Tora but not recognize Jesus.

      -- All of these top ten religions have a God, but only Christianity has Jesus?

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      PT ~ Absolutely Roe v. Wade should be overturned because it is a terrible decision. The Constitution does not mention abortion but we know this for sure: Abortion was an abhorrent idea to the men who wrote it. Before Roe v. Wade, abortion was a state matter to decide, as it should have remained. WE THE PEOPLE should decide on it.

      I am not sure I understand your question, "how would religion choose Jesus among the rest of the religions?" Please clarify what you mean.

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      PT 

      8 months ago

      James

      2 questions

      1. How would you like to see Roe v Wade changed?

      2. Assuming for the purpose of discussion that Evolution doesn't exist, then how would religion choose Jesus among the rest of the religions?

      Especially the religions that have a similar concept of God? For example Judaism and Islam.

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      James A Watkins 

      9 months ago from Chicago

      Paula ~ You are welcome. Thank you for coming to visit. I have long been a huge fan of Ann Coulter. Her books are awesome and how I love a writer with such extraordinary wit as she. Many of her speeches and television appearances have also been quite remarkable.

      I really like what you said: “women who have had abortions.......It is my sincere hope that these women know that if they are truly repentant, have asked forgiveness of God and made a promise to never fail again in this manner....they must also forgive themselves, share their experiences with others, reach out to frightened, confused women & lead them in the right direction.”

      Amen. God Bless You. Happy New Year!

      James

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      James A Watkins 

      9 months ago from Chicago

      T ~ You are most welcome. Thank you for reading my work. Ann Coulter turned on President Trump because he had not delivered on his key campaign promises to build the Wall and repeal ObamaCare. I was surprised by her harsh rebukes because I thought Trump had made a solid effort but was undone by his own party, namely McCain and Ryan.

      As for your comments, yes, I hear you brother. The president has brought some of his troubles on himself by the things he says.

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      Suzie 

      10 months ago from Carson City

      Being a painfully honest, bold, brave & out-spoken woman of my opinions myself, needless to add, I really LIKE Ann Coulter. (Disappointed in her recent lash at our POTUS) I have this book, as well as several of her books. I read this particular book shortly after it was released.

      James, you are correct when you write of the years of guilt, anguish & severe remorse suffered by women who have had abortions.......It is my sincere hope that these women know that if they are truly repentant, have asked forgiveness of God and made a promise to never fail again in this manner....they must also forgive themselves, share their experiences with others, reach out to frightened, confused women & lead them in the right direction. Truly, God does not want them to suffer such negativity for a lifetime, once HE has forgiven them. Each day they must try to go on for the sake of others. Thanks, James. Peace, Paula

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      The Logician 

      10 months ago from now on

      James, thank you for this book review. I have not read it but the things you mention that are in the book are so enlightening! A perspective you will never find in the main stream media on all these topics. I wonder why? NOT!

      You mentioned in your last comment she turned on Trump. That is hard to understand given what he is up against.

      The thing that bothers me about all Republicans, conservatives and especially Trump is what does it take to make them realize the left, and especially in Trump’s case, the deep state, will take whatever they say and twist it into what they will describe as a crime or offense. Despite the motis operandi history of this left behavior they always step into it by what they say or do that common sense should tell them not to go there. Like Trump insisting on bringing up Biden on his phone call. How could he not think someone would use that against him? He’s been spied on by Obama! Why does he choose to ignore signals like that !

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      James A Watkins 

      10 months ago from Chicago

      Kelly Ann Christensen ~ I sure appreciate you swinging by to check out my little article here. I was a huge fan of Ann Coulter until she turned on President Trump. She is a tremendous wit. And this book is great. Thank you and you are welcome.

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      Kelly Ann Christensen 

      10 months ago from Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas

      It is truly frightening sometimes to see how some people think! lol I have always liked Ann Coulter. Thanks.

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      James A Watkins 

      19 months ago from Chicago

      Yes Cynthia Taggart ~ You make one great point after another. It is nice to receive correspondence from such a clear-eyed thinker. I quote Mother Theresa: "The greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion, which is a war against the child. The mother doesn't learn to love but kills to solve her own problems. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want."

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      Cynthia Taggart 

      19 months ago from New York, NY

      Thanks for hiding my comment. Here's what I mean. QUOTEFeeling grief without feeling regret isn't an uncommon experience for women who have had abortions. Ava Torre-Bueno, the author of Peace After Abortion, describes grief to Underwood as an experience that surpasses abortion or pregnancy—grief corresponds to the loss itself, regardless of rationale. As Torre-Bueno tells Underwood: "All choice involves loss. We carry all sorts of griefs, not just the deaths of loved ones. Leaving a crummy job for a sexy new career is a loss. Marriage is a loss of loves not chosen, as well as a loss of singlehood and independence. With some choices, the alternative remains a mystery: one college over another, abortion over a child."END QUOTE

      Obviously the "denial" here is palpable. But why is it so offensive to speak about the medical consequences that puts to shame this kind of offensive to the true guilt underneath? Why not put to death this denial by promoting the narrative that legal abortions are more often "not safe" as they proclaim. Just saying.

      I disagree. I believe that out of the number of women who get abortions, 50% or greater do not "regret" having an abortion, even despite their depression and suicidal thoughts, and they do outnumber those who acknowledge their true regrets.

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      James A Watkins 

      19 months ago from Chicago

      Cynthia Taggart ~ I have hidden your comment as per your request. You write, "I have always been astounded at those that just have no guilt about it whatsoever." Yes, me too. But we do have sociopaths you know. And I'd say they qualify.

      You write, "I think they outnumber those that do." Well . . . I am not sure about that. If I may quote from the rough draft of my next book, which is still being worked on:

      "The plain facts are that abortion results in a lifetime of guilt, torment, and emotional pain for the women who have them, marked by depression, nightmares, eating disorders, drug abuse, alcoholism, and other self-destructive behaviors, even suicide.

      "Ninety-One percent of all women who have an abortion suffer severe psychological problems. Eight weeks after an abortion, research shows that 42% of women are in a major depression, 41% have nervous disorders, 36% can't sleep, 11% go on psychotropic drugs for the first time, and 36% say they wish they hadn't killed their baby.

      "Women who have had an abortion commit suicide six times more often than women who have never purposefully killed one of their babies. Abortion is not a solution to life's problems! It is not worthy of our approval; it hurts women. It does not free them; in many cases, it enslaves them emotionally for life.

      "I have known some women who've told me how every year they light a candle, say a prayer, or spend the day in solitude because this was the due date of the child they aborted. Many of them named the baby, and they say to me, "This would have been Bobby's birthday.""

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      James A Watkins 

      19 months ago from Chicago

      Cynthia Taggart ~ Even celebrities who claim to support abortion have expressed regret, often in their work, but in interviews as well. Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac confirmed to Billboard Magazine that her hit song “Sara,” with its haunting lyrics of sorrow and loss, referred to a child she aborted.

      In the 1950s, the Academy Award-winning actress Pat Neal aborted the child she had with Gary Cooper. In her autobiography, “As I Am,” Neal stated that she grieved her entire life over that child. Although she later had five children, she wrote: “If I had only one thing to do over in my life, I would have that baby.”

      Writer Alice Walker said she was lucky to have a safe abortion before it was legal, but she struggled with anxiety and depression afterwards, and wrote a short story about it called “To Hell With Dying.”

      Some who specifically state they have no regrets about their abortions go on to show that the experience affected them deeply and not for the best. Sharon Osborne told The Daily Mail “I’d never recommend it to anyone, because it comes back to haunt you.”

      Sinead O’Connor told Elle Magazine that she wrote the song “My Special Child” after her abortion.

      According to Penny Marshall, “That situation was one of my life’s only big regrets.”

      Nicki Minaj said “It has haunted me my entire life.” She also wrote a song about it called “All Things Go,” with the line “My child with Aaron would’ve been 16 any minute.”

      Suppression and denial are the most common means of coping with abortion. Between 60 and 70 percent of women who eventually confronted negative feelings about their abortions admit that there was a period of time during which they would have denied to others and themselves any regrets or negative feelings. On average, this period of denial was about five years, with a low of one month and a high of twenty years.

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      James A Watkins 

      19 months ago from Chicago

      Cynthia Taggart ~ Thank you very much for taking the time to read my article. I really appreciate it that you pointed out that mistake. I have corrected it, and as you requested deleted your first comment.

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      Cynthia Taggart 

      19 months ago from New York, NY

      I tried to edit my previous comment, and made a change in the second-to last paragraph where I said "My hope is that the more we see a decrease in abortion, the more willing women would be to carry an unwanted child, not only with hope in their hearts for the child, but for the health of their own bodies." I sought to change that but couldn't. [My time was up I suppose.] What I meant to write was "The more women begin to see abortion as not a viable option anymore because of its threat to their own health, the more responsible we will be in sexual matters, and the more hope we will have for the life of the child if confronted with an unwanted pregnancy."

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      Cynthia Taggart 

      19 months ago from New York, NY

      Wonderful article, James. Can't comment on all you wrote but one thing women always tout about pro-choice is that their body is their own. But if that is true, why does one have to depend on the State to carry out the procedure, and what about the truth that abortions can be very dangerous for women years down the road that is never spoken about? I am not going into all the diseases it can cause for a woman, but one of them is "trophoblastic" disease, one form of which is called "choriocarcinoma." Half of all gestational choriocarcinomas start off as molar pregnancies. About one-quarter develop in women who have a miscarriage (spontaneous abortion), intentional abortion, or tubal pregnancy (the fetus develops in the fallopian tube, rather than in the uterus). Another quarter (25%) develop after normal pregnancy and delivery. It is a cancer. My point is that if a woman's body is her own, dependence on a physician one's whole life is hardly calling one's body their own. Not many women know how they are exploited by the medical community until they become seriously ill. I know it from my own experience. A woman's body is her own if she stays away from doctors as much as possible.

      The good news is that women of the post-millennial generation are more responsible it appears, for the abortion rates have gone down and there is a decrease in unwanted pregnancy. My hope is that the more we see a decrease in abortion, the more willing women would be to carry an unwanted child, not only with hope in their hearts for the child, but for the health of their own bodies.

      Ann's wit is something else, isn't it? However, some of her tweets indicate she's becoming more critical of our president. Wonder what's up with her sometimes.

      Good to see you on FB again.

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