Abortion is the use or prescription of an instrument, medicine, drug, or other substance or device with the intent to terminate a clinically diagnosable pregnancy for reasons other than to increase the probability of a live birth, to preserve the life or health of the preborn human being, to terminate an ectopic pregnancy, or to remove a dead preborn human being.
PLM’s primary mission is to educate the people of Mississippi about life issues. However our secondary mission is to take the pro-life message directly to those who threaten human life. We work with sidewalk volunteers and other groups to ensure a pro-life presence is at the abortion facility every day their doors are open. More abortion information can be found in the sub-topic menu.
- Abortion was legalized in 1973 in the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.
- Its companion case, Doe vs. Bolton, legalized the procedure during all nine months of pregnancy.
- Since 1973 there have been roughly 60 million babies killed by abortions, with 4,000 babies losing their life each day in the United States.
- Currently Mississippi has ONE abortion facility, and they perform abortions every day they are open.
- 93% of abortions occur for reasons other than rape, incest, and the health of the mother.
- Only one abortion procedure is illegal: partial birth abortion. However, third trimester abortions are not illegal.
- Currently in Mississippi it is legal to perform abortions up to 20 weeks.
- The United States is one of only four nations in the world (with China, North Korea and Canada) that performs abortions for any reason up until birth, and one of seven that performs abortions past the point of fetal viability.
- Abortion can cause Post-Abortive Syndrome and can raise the potential of breast cancer by up to 50% after one abortion.
- 65% of abortions involve coercion by others, such as parents or partners.
- Fathers have no legal say in whether or not their child is aborted.
- In Mississippi in 2017, approximately 50 babies were killed by abortion every week.