Stop the Abuse!!
A B O R T I O N
Abortion is an extremely volatile and controversial subject, because it is considered a major portion of women's rights. Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, which was the landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. It was decided simultaneously with a companion case, Doe v. Bolton. The Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, but that this right must be balanced against the state's interests in regulating abortions: protecting women's health and protecting the potentiality of human life. Arguing that these state interests became stronger over the course of a pregnancy, the Court resolved this balancing test by tying state regulation of abortion to the third trimester of pregnancy. Later, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), the Court rejected Roe's trimester framework while affirming its central holding that a woman has a right to abortion until fetal viability. The Roe decision defined "viable" as "potentially able to live outside the mother's womb, albeit with artificial aid." Justices in Casey acknowledged that viability may occur at 23 or 24 weeks, or sometimes even earlier, in light of medical advances. In disallowing many state and federal restrictions on abortion in the United States, Roe v. Wade prompted a national debate that continues today about issues including whether, and to what extent, abortion should be legal, who should decide the legality of abortion, what methods the Supreme Court should use in constitutional adjudication, and what the role should be of religious and moral views in the political sphere. Roe v. Wade reshaped national politics, dividing much of the United States into pro-choice and anti-abortion camps, while activating grassroots movements on both sides. While doing research for this site, I was looking for information on The Guf, which is the treasury of souls, and came across this little jewel. " I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me" (Ps. 51:5, NRSV). This indicates that the unborn child possesses a sinful, fallen nature at the time of conception (though it does not manifest in actual, personal sins until later; cf. Romans 9:11). Since sin is a spiritual phenomenon, the presence of a sinful nature indicates a spiritual nature and thus a soul, making the child a complete human being, including a soul, from the moment of conception." Abortion is killing, murder, pure and simple. Just because it's legal, doesn't make it right. It may be legal, but it is not moral. It is an abomination. It is horrifying to think of the child being ripped apart inside it's mother's womb. I mean, people talk about humane treatment of animals, but animals are not treated humanely. A fetus during gestation, is not treated humanely either. People do make mistakes, but the biggest mistake is to take the life of your child. Rethink the hype about abortion. People who condone abortion will tell you that the fetus is not a living thing, yet if a murderer kills a pregnant woman, the murderer is charged with two counts of murder, the mother, and the child inside her. The fetus is a living thing and it feels pain. I get that it's your body and your life, but actually, it is God's will we need to be thinking about, not your will.
That said, this also needs to be addressed. Our government has made it legal for a woman to get an abortion and in many cases, the government will even pay for it.
Prior to Roe v. Wade, abortions were given in back streets, in unsterilized conditions, by mid-wives, or less than adequate doctors and nurses. The horror of it all, led the government to legalize abortions, so that the women would not have to go through hell to receive one. However the outcry, women have been getting abortions in droves since it's legalization. I personally know of women who've had abortions when they found out that the baby they were expecting was the wrong sex. In other words, the woman had two boys and wanted a girl. When she found out she was carrying yet another boy, she had him aborted. Other women were very happy when they found out they were expecting a child with their partner, but during the course of the pregnancy, their relationship ended, and the woman aborted the child.
There will always be an excuse for a woman to choose getting an abortion, but the life inside her womb, is a life and the pity is that it's voice can't be heard, for if it could be heard, I'm sure it would be screaming bloody murder.
Instead of feeling joy at a pregnancy, these women who choose death to the baby, feel they are more important than the child they have conceived. Their body, their choice, which is true...God gave us all free will, but the price to pay is huge, and the choice to end your pregnancy will inadvertently ruin your peace of mind.
Before making any decision, you should talk to someone...pray, then research, then talk to a relative, a friend, or someone at your school, possibly a counselor, and if you have the means, a psychiatrist. First of all, if it's an unplanned pregnancy, chances are you are in shock and not thinking at all clearly. You will regret your choice later, for one reason or another.
In the case of rape, you should go immediately to a hospital or a doctor because there are other means available to you. Your embarrassment and faltering will cause you to go through a lot more pain and cause the child within you to feel unmeasureable pain as well.
You will eventually have to pay for your sin. Think of the innocent life within you. Adoption is always an option for the child. There are too many couples who want babies they cannot have on their own.
It is unfortunate that you find yourself needing to make a choice at all. Having a baby is a joyous occasion. When you are too young, alone, unhappy, unfit to be a parent, scorned, or afraid it will ruin your shape, unwilling to bring a special child into the world...whatever the reason, think, pray for courage, and listen to your heart.
It is worse to think of a 12 year old whose parents bring her for an abortion. They are thankful that abortions are legal, so that their child can live without fetters, without shame, but my question is...what is that 12 year old girl doing, having sex at all?
Sex has become an anomaly for happiness. Sex is for reproduction. Sex is not something children should worry about...and worry they do, I'm sure. Hillary Clinton said Christians need to rethink their antiquated beliefs because it is interfering with abortion laws. Not only is the implication threatening to Christians, but she is condoning children having sex.
We used to be a clean people, filled with integrity and love of God and country. What has happened to us? Sex, lies, abortions, have all become the norm...these are things we consider evil, because evil they are. There is still good though. Evil will not succeed. It might take a lot of people down with it, but those who resist evil will prevail. Think of your own soul if not the child within you.
To be continued...