More and more Americans agree that there is something wrong with the number of abortions this country commits and the lack of regulation of the abortion industry. The pro-abortion side knows that they are losing the support of the American people, and their desperation is showing. It shows in the weak arguments they make against the pro-life position. These arguments include:

Claiming that pro-lifers support war and the death penalty and thus are hypocrites. This claim results from the following facts: Pro-lifers tend to support the Republican Party. The Republican Party supports the death penalty and drove the war in Iraq. This is a very weak argument for a number of reasons. Pro-lifers support the Republican Party because the Democratic Party has aggressively supported the "right" to abortion on demand. The argument ignores the fact that many pro-lifers generally oppose war and the death penalty on religious grounds. Furthermore, those who do support the death penalty and certain wars do so on the grounds of law enforcement and national security. In fact, the pro-lifer should always remember that the pro-abort's position is more hypocritical—he opposes the killing of a convicted criminal but supports the killing of an absolutely-innocent baby—and he is attempting to project his own hypocrisy onto his opponents.

Claiming that pro-lifers are only pro-fetus and refuse to take care of babies once they are born. A common variation of this theme is to argue that pro-lifers are unwilling to adopt the unwanted children that would not be aborted. This is an easy strawman for the pro-aborts to set up and knock down. Many pro-lifers do not have the means to take care of the world's unwanted children, but would gladly do so if they did. Furthermore, respect for life is a societal problem. In making this argument, the pro-abort reveals a deeper problem: his general contempt for humanity. When confronted with the humanity of the unborn, he demands that someone else take responsibility for them after birth. This is part of what the Catholic Church calls "the culture of death," and must be addressed as a cultural problem.

Opposition to contraception: Recently, some pro-aborts have "discovered" that pro-life organizations generally oppose contraception. One author suggested that this opposition would lead to the breakup of the pro-life movement, and pro-aborts gleefully promoted this notion. This shows how desperate they are. The most ardent proponents of the pro-life position tend to be devout Catholics, and the Catholic Church has ardently upheld and defended its opposition to artificial contraception. But even considering that the pro-life movement contains many people who support contraception, it is laughable to think that this is a wedge issue in the movement. Actually, the sheer number of abortions and importance of life issues in the current political scene makes the debate over contraception quite petty in comparison. Furthermore, this is not a new development. Pro-life organizations, particularly those with Catholic roots, have opposed contraception since their inception. If this were an issue that would divide the movement, it would have done so already.