Saturday, November 3, 2012

"Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want."-Mother Teresa

Before you embark on the long journey of reading this post, make sure you've got plenty of time on your hands.. because it's going to get pretty detailed and deep. For years and years, the issue of abortion has come up at every election.. every public speaking class.. and basically everywhere else. Tonight, i've chosen to examine abortion from all angles and analyze each. If you know me, you already know that I am pro-life. However, I do believe that if there is a severe issue with the pregnancy in which the mother will be harmed or killed, such as an ectopic pregnancy (when the baby cannot survive anyway), she has the right to save herself. Of course, this will have to come with proof from a doctor that there actually is an extreme issue in the pregnancy. Don't even get me started on rape. If there is a perfectly healthy baby growing inside of you, there are families all over the world who would gladly adopt and love this baby you'd rather toss in the trash to save your "self-worth". There is no excuse. Anyway, to begin this long, detailed argument.. i'm going to give you the one most important reason you should be pro-life: God is against the killing of another human being.

God is against the killing of another human being.

Exodus 20:13 "Thou shalt not kill."

Deuteronomy 5:17 "Thou shalt not kill."

Matthew 5:21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment."

Jeremiah 1:5 says that before he formed us in the womb, he knew us... he had a plan for each and every one of us before we were even born. God had a plan for each and every child that was selfishly aborted.. so disheartening. 

If the answer to the issue of abortion is clearly stated through bible words, how can you be a christian and support the murder of an unborn child? 

Oh, because it isn't murder right? Because it isn't technically considered "life" yet, right? WRONG. God decides when to create life.. it isn't up to you to decide to kill an unborn child for your own selfish needs. 

Life begins at conception.

If a scientist found one SINGLE living cell on another planet, everyone would go crazy saying we found life on another planet. So how can a developing fetus in a mother's womb not be considered life.. but simply a "ball of cells"? You've had the science lessons, and you already understand that as soon as egg meets sperm.. a baby starts the 40 week growth process. By aborting this "ball of cells", you're preventing it from developing into a full grown baby and being delivered.. therefore, you're murdering another human being. At about 22 days after conception the child's heart begins to circulate its own blood, unique to that of its mother's, and his heartbeat can be detected on ultrasound. Most people don't even find out they are pregnant until they're about 4 weeks along.. right after they've missed their menstrual period by days, or even a week or two. Alabama allows for abortions for up to 14 weeks. This is what is going on with a baby inside a womb at 14 weeks: "Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb." How can any mother do this to her own flesh and blood? It's something i'll never understand. 
Also, i've heard people argue and say "well, if you have protected sex, you're preventing the sperm from getting to the egg.. and preventing life.. so are you killing a baby then too?!" No. Because the sperm is still a single cell, and the egg is a single cell.. they have not joined 
together in the conception process, and therefore, you're not ending a human life.

Bring on the excuses.

"But i'm too young to have a baby."
-but you weren't too young to be having sex, were you?

"But my parents would kill me."

-If your parents have a heart, they would rather you be honest and tell them than to go terminate their own grandchild without their consent.

"But I don't have the money."

-If you have parents or grandparents that love you and want what's best for their grandchild/great grandchild, they will help. If they won't/can't help, get a job. The majority of teen moms in our country had their children using medicaid type programs.. what's stopping you? And if you know you just can't afford it what so ever, it brings me back to the adoption option. (ha, I rhymed.)

"But I don't want to be with this guy forever."

-Just because you have a baby with someone, doesn't mean you have to marry them. If you don't love them with all your heart, why were you having sex with them in the first place? 

"But people will judge me."
-Quick question.. why are you more worried about being judged  by people on this earth, than by God? His judgement is much more important and actually matters. Also, people would most likely judge you more after finding out you've been heartless enough to kill your own flesh and blood.

"But I haven't finished college.. and i'm having so much fun.. I can drink alcohol and i'm skinny.. a baby would just be an inconvenience to me right now."

-Grow up and take responsibility for your actions. You couldn't keep your clothes on, so now you're going to deal with the consequences of your actions. 

"But if abortions are made illegal.. there will be all kinds of back-alley abortions and things like that.. putting girls in danger."
-In case you don't watch the news, this is ALREADY happening. Don't believe me? Look up Cassidy Goodson. She is a 14 year old lakeland florida teen who recently gave birth to her baby in her bathroom using scissors, and strangled it to death so her family and friends wouldn't find out she had gotten pregnant. She is now in a juvenile detention center and may be tried as an adult. She was also charged with murder and child abuse. Did that make your stomach turn? Yeah, mine too.

Abortions are bad for your health.

Aside from the most common emotional side effects from abortion: overwhelming guilt, nightmares, regret, depression, excessive drinking, drug abuse, promiscuity, an inability to form or maintain relationships, difficulty bonding with later children, and other ways in which they are suffering... women often have internal health issues following abortions. Other possible side effects are: heavy or persistent bleeding, infection or sepsis, damage to the cervix, scarring of the uterine lining, perforation of the uterus, damage to other organs, infertility in the future or problems getting pregnant again, and even death in some cases.

And here are your facts:

Here is a thumbnail sketch of the scientific evidence of the existence of human life before birth. These are irrefutable facts, about which there is no dispute in the scientific community.
At the moment when a human sperm penetrates a human ovum, or egg, generally in the upper portion of the Fallopian Tube, a new entity comes into existence. "Zygote" is the name of the first cell formed at conception, the earliest developmental stage of the human embryo, followed by the "Morula" and "Blastocyst" stages.
Is it human? Is it alive? Is it just a cell or is it an actual organism, a "being?" 
The zygote is composed of human DNA and other human molecules, so its nature is undeniably human and not some other species.
The new human zygote has a genetic composition that is absolutely unique to itself, different from any other human that has ever existed, including that of its mother (thus disproving the claim that what is involved in abortion is merely "a woman and her body").
This DNA includes a complete "design," guiding not only early development but even hereditary traits that will appear in childhood and adulthood, from hair and eye color to personality traits.
It is also quite clear that the earliest human embryo is biologically alive. It fulfills the four criteria needed to establish biological life: metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction.
Finally, is the human zygote merely a new kind of cell or is it a human organism; that is, a human being? Scientists define an organism as a complex structure of interdependent elements constituted to carry on the activities of life by separately-functioning but mutually dependant organs. The human zygote meets this definition with ease. Once formed, it initiates a complex sequence of events to ready it for continued development and growth:
The zygote acts immediately and decisively to initiate a program of development that will, if uninterrupted by accident, disease, or external intervention, proceed seamlessly through formation of the definitive body, birth, childhood, adolescence, maturity, and aging, ending with death. An organism.
By contrast, while a mere collection of human cells may carry on the activities of cellular life, it will not exhibit coordinated interactions directed towards a higher level of organization.
The scientific evidence is quite plain: at the moment of fusion of human sperm and egg, a new entity comes into existence which is distinctly human, alive, and an individual organism - a living, and fully human, being.

Also, maybe if abortions are made illegal.. young girls won't be so quick to have careless unprotected sex. Knowing you can't do anything as a "quick fix" to getting pregnant will definitely change their mindsets. 

Try and argue with me now.

"But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child - a direct killing of the innocent child - murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love, and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even his life to love us. So the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love - that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts. By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion. It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish." " -Mother Teresa 

and here is my beautiful nephew to remind you of God's greatest creation..LIFE. 

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