Sunday, January 22, 2012

So many people to kill, so little time.

This month we remember the legalization of abortion in the U.S. in 1973. Thirty-nine years of rampant killing without any resolution in sight.

Killing? Of fetuses, you mean, you may ask. Aren't they just useless blobs of tissue without any viability?

And what about women's right to choose? Surely, their bodies are theirs to choose what should happen with it.

And what about abortions because of rape or incest?

Or, the health of the mother, or a deformed, mentally dysfunctional embryo?

Yes, I mean genocide, killing millions of babies every year. Let's first look at the statistics before we tackle all those 'concerns' that the pro-killing folks raise.

These statistics have been provided by The Alan Guttmacher Institute and Planned Parenthood's Family Planning Perspectives. But, if you doubt any of it, research into these numbers and facts are easily accomplished. It might do some good to delve into this piece of dark history of the world yourself.

Worldwide about 115,000 babies are killed every day, which amounts to 42 million every year.

In the United States the numbers are 3,700 babies per day amounting to about 1.37 million per year. That's almost one baby every 20 seconds.

The most alarming statistic is that women claiming to be Roman Catholic account for 31.3% of all abortions. Those claiming to be of Protestant religious conviction account for 28.7% of all abortions. One would have thought that those who claim to revere God would show more respect when God has gifted them with a new life, convenient for them or not.

The vast majority of abortions (52%) are performed on babies less than 9 weeks old; 25% between 9 and 10 weeks and then the incidence of abortion drops off to about 1% (16,450 per year) while the babies are older than 20 weeks in the womb.

Let's check in with the viability argument. The argument is that should one deliver a fetus at an abortable stage, it would not be a viable human being and would die quickly outside the womb. That is a dishonest argument because a fetus has a support system surrounding it, keeping it alive in the womb, such as an umbilical chord, water in which to float (there is no air in the womb) for protection among other things, heat, nutrition, and so on.

As soon as the baby is born, it is transferred to a supporting system outside the womb: air, heat, nutrition, comfort, and protection. That doesn't change as long as the baby is alive even at old age, or perhaps more so at old age.

Ask any adult who promotes abortion, to walk without food or water into the Sahara desert and stay there for two weeks without any reference to a support system that has sustained him up to that point, and see how viable he has become. It will be less than a week before that completely viable human being is transformed into a worthless blob of decaying tissue. The point is that all human beings, from conception till death, are viable only while connected to a sufficient supporting system. Like an umbilical chord through which one acquires nutrition, like an amniotic sack providing protection, and so on.

So, the viability argument is false and insulting, to say the least.

Let's check in with the woman's right to choose argument. Abortions are medical procedures and are considered very dangerous procedures in many instances. Even the drugs that women are willing to take can be killers or maim the woman's reproductive organs. Read up about RU-486 and Methotrexate & Misoprostol, if you have the time.

Why would any rational woman choose to participate in activities that result in the conception of a baby, and then claim a right to choose when the danger of her choices radically threatens her health? Wouldn't one want to prevent the activities that lead to such dangers in the first place, if choice is the core of the argument?

So, the choice argument is also bogus and false.

Let's check in with the rape and incest argument, and lump in with it the deformity and mental dysfunction arguments. Almost 1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest while only 6% occur because of potential health concerns. A full 93% of all abortions are for social, convenient reasons.

So that argument is moot, too, because if we get rid of the 93%, we can start a discussion on the remaining 7%.

I challenge anyone to point to a miraculous event in the life of a fetus that's equal to that of conception, which changes a blob of useless tissue into a person, except natural growth, which is the standard manner of progression of any human being regardless of age.

In the United States alone, more than 53 million babies have been killed since abortion was legalized in 1973 of which almost 50 million were killed for the sake of convenience.

What a terrible crime is being inflicted upon the people the world over, who have lost millions and millions of potential artists, scientists, authors, poets, teachers, and economically productive people. Just because they considered it convenient to do so.

Those who believe in God read Psalm 139 and realize that there is a relationship with God established at conception and aborting the baby is murder.

Those who do not believe in God realize that there is a relationship with the future established at conception and aborting the baby is murder.

It is impossible to sustain rational thought around the useless blob of tissue argument.

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