Friday, January 12, 2007
Burying the Living
I recently heard of a couple we know who takes no opposing stand on abortion and it so deeply grieved me that I had to vent about it somewhere, so you're all getting to see me rant (stepping up on my soapbox).
Let's start with some statistics:
*1.5 million babies are killed each year--that means 1/4 of all pregnancies in the U.S. are aborted.
*Abortion is the MOST FREQUENTLY performed operation in the U.S.
*There are more deaths by abortion in the U.S. each year than deaths from sickness and disease, accidents, or war.
*Only 2% of abortions are results of "therapeutic abortion" (when a mother's life is threatened) and cases of rape or incest, that means that 98% of all abortions are elective--the mother simply does not WANT her child.
How can we turn our heads and not interrupt the largest genocide any country in the world has ever seen? The Supreme court has never even declared that the fetus is not a "life". in 1973 they ruled that abortion should be permitted until those opposed to it can prove it is a human life. In response to this, Ronald Regan said "Anyone who doesn't feel sure whether we are talking about a second human life should clearly give life the benefit of the doubt. If you don't know whether a body is alive or dead, you would never bury it."
Not only that but consider the overwhelming evidence that it is in fact a life:
3 weeks pregnant: the child registers heart activity
6 weeks: the child has brain activity
8 weeks: the child can swim in the fluid of the womb and grasp an object
10 weeks: the child has a distinctive set of fingerprints
12 weeks: all the child's organs should be functioning by now and the child can now breathe oxygen from the fluid in the womb, swallow, sleep, change positions, respond to pain, suck his thumb, and hiccup.
18 weeks: the point of "viability" at which it is possible for a child to survive a premature birth.
Consider also that women are able to have abortions all through these stages of development, and many women don't even know they are pregnant until 8 weeks, when the child has DNA, brain activity and a heartbeat.
Now, these are far too graphic to post on my blog, and have really been disturbing me so greatly, but if you honestly need more convincing about the impact abortion has you can look at these photos (you've been warned):
In light of this: will we sit back and allow it to happen to our future generations?
Posted by Jenn at 11:19 AM