I would like to touch base on a topic that is considered a taboo subject, even in the Christian community and within the church.  It is a controversial debate that, within the past couple of years I have felt God had put a strong hold on me.  I truly feel this is something he wants me to spread the truth about.  Especially to his people, who are far too often blinded by today’s society.  The Bible says in Jeremiah chapter one verse five, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee.”  It also says in Psalm chapter 139 verse 13, “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.”  The topic, which ruffles so many feathers, I’m refering to, is that of abortion.

The first mistake many people make is the assumtion that pro-life people hate the mother who chooses to abort.  That is simply not true.  So many people do not know nor understand that in many ways the mother is just as much a victim as the baby.  But I will touch on that portion a little later.

I would like to first inform people on the facts of abortion the liberal media doesn’t want you to know.  Abortions are very much so legal through all nine months of pregnancy.  18 to 21 days after conception, the baby’s heart begins to beat.  The mother at this point would have no idea she was even pregnant.  At six weeks the baby has the beginnings of hands and feet.  The eyes are seen as dark spots on the well formed face.  Measurable brain waves are present and the baby begins to move.  There have been studies that show that the baby may have some level of consciousness at this time.  This is the time the mother would typically find out she is expecting.  This is also the earliest time a doctor will perform an abortion.  Most abortions are done between 6 and 12 weeks.  By ten weeks the baby has well formed fingers and toes.  All organs needed for life are there.  They are simply too immature to survive outside the mothers womb.  The abortion clinics far to often lie about what it is that is being taken from the mother.  They tell her it is not a baby…yet.  It is compared to a tumor.  They tell her they are simply sucking out what is akin to their monthly flow.  They do not inform her that there is, in fact, a baby there whom she is about to let them tear limb from limb.

Just a few facts about the procedure.  There are actually many types that are performed.  The primary one being the suction abortion.  In this abortion, the cervix is dilated, and a suction tube is place inside the womb.  The baby is then sucked out, sometimes whole but more often times in pieces.

For second trimester abortions the D&E (dilate and extraction) method is used.  Again the mothers cervix is dilated.  Then an instrument similar to clamps is inserted and the baby is torn part by part through the birth canal while it is still alive.  They also for second trimester abortions use the saline method.  In this method a needle in guided by ultrasound through the mothers stomach and a salt solution is injected into the womb.  The salt water burns the baby’s skin.  The baby swallows this solution and is ultimately burned to death, inside and out.  The mother then delivers a still born.  Another method used is the potassium injection, where the baby gets a shot of potassium into the heart causing a heart attack, killing it.

There is also the induced labor abortion.  Where the mother is induced into labor prematurely.  The contractions of the uterus are so powerful they normally crush the baby to death causing a still birth.  But often times, it doesn’t work and the baby is born alive.  This is what the “Born alive infant protection act” was put in place for.  There were many baby’s born alive, and they were left to die.  Look up Jill Stanak.  She was the nurse who held a little downs syndrome baby boy for the short 50 minutes that he lived.  Trying to give that poor baby what little comfort she was legally allowed before he died.  There have been reports of baby’s born alive being place in bio-hazard bags and thrown in the trash.  There is one woman who said a doctor told a nurse to hold a baby’s head under a running faucet until it died.

There is a woman, which I haven’t been able to find her name, who went into the EPOC center for women in Orlando Florida for an abortion at 22 weeks of pregnancy.  The doctors name is James Pentagraft.  She was locked in a bathroom where she delivered her baby, alive, into the toilet.  She screamed and begged for them to call 911 but they refused.  She named her baby boy Rowan.  There is a short documentary that is out right now based on her story called “22 weeks”.  The doctor, is now in jail for extortion, and his medical license has been permanently revoked.

And this is one of the things that people seem to not really understand or believe.  People think that just because it’s legal, it’s safe.  Fact:  The surgeon general that testified in Roe V. Wade, admitted later on that he lied when he said tens of thousands of women were dieing from back ally abortions.  When in reality is was more like in the mere 30’s.  Fact: Abortion clinics ARE NOT regulated by the state.  Fact: Abortion is the fifth leading cause of maternal death in the United Sates.  Fact:  Norma McCarvey (AKA. Jane Roe)  is now an avid Christian and working within the pro-life movement.

More often, abortion clinics are dirty places filled with cold hardened people.  In that type of business people loose sight of humanity and only operate on the premise of greed.  Doctors move too quick through the procedure, to get them in and get them out.  Many times women are left with a perforated uterus, and sometimes that includes the intestines.  Many women die from that.  Many, are left infertile.  Many don’t know, but, when a woman becomes pregnant the cervix clamps shut to protect the baby growing within.  When that muscle is forcefully dilated, it weakens or damages that muscle.  The woman is sometimes left with an incompetent cervix.  There is treatment, but not test for the condition.  The woman nor her doctor would be able to tell she has it until she looses a baby at 18-22 weeks when the weak cervix can not longer hold the growing baby in.

Abortion clinics have been revealed by different research groups to perform fake abortions.  Women go in thinking they are pregnant seeking an abortion.  The abortion clinics will lie and tell the woman she has had an abortion when all they did was put the woman to sleep for a time then wake her up having done nothing since there was no pregnancy present when the routine ultrasound was done.

There is also a link between abortions with the first pregnancy and breast cancer.  During the first pregnancy is when breast tissues reach it’s full development, thanks to hormone fluxes during the length of pregnancy.  When the natural process is unnaturally stopped it causes there it be present abnormal tissues.  Said tissues can become cancer.  This idea does not ring true for miscarriage because in that case, the body goes through labor and the full cycle of hormones.  There have been 16 studies on the link between breast cancer and abortion.  14 out of the 16 found a definitive link.  However, the abortion big wigs dismissed these claims and simply refuse to acknowledge them.

I’ve had pro-choice people ask me, “Well would you be willing to adopt an unwanted baby?”  Let me tell you a little story.  My best friend had an abortion at the age of 16.  She didn’t tell me about until we were in our 20’s.   I didn’t approve, nor did I personally believe there was any real good reason for it to be done.  But I understood that she was young and scared at the time and was convinced to do it by the baby’s father.  Besides, she said since she knew a little more about it, and was older, that she would never do it again.  I gave birth to my second daughter in October.  I had a planned C-section since my first was an emergency C-section.  She was so thrilled for me.  She came to the hospital often.  She took pictures of my new baby girl and text them to her then boyfriend.  About a day before I was released from the hospital, she informed me she was going with her boyfriend to visit his grand parents.  About a month ago she told me what she really had gone and done was obtain another abortion.  Had she told me before, I would have, in pain having just had major surgery, gotten on my hands and knees, crying and begging her to let me and my husband adopt the baby.  I would have meant it.  Yes, I would, 100%, adopt an unwanted baby!  I mean that with every fiber of my heart and soul.  I would rather I had been financially, emotionally and physically burdened for the rest of my life than for that innocent baby to have lost theirs.    

Something else swept under the rug is the racist agenda of many abortion groups.  The primary one being Planned Parenthood.  Margret Sanger, the co-founder of the organization has been quoted saying, “ It is said that a fish as large as a man has a brain no larger than the kernel of an almond. In all fish and reptiles where there is no great brain development, there is also no conscious sexual control. The lower down in the scale of human development we go the less sexual control we find. It is said that the aboriginal Australian, the lowest known species of the human family, just a step higher than the chimpanzee in brain development, has so little sexual control that police authority alone prevents him from obtaining sexual satisfaction on the streets.”

 Sanger was a proponent of negative eugenics, a social philosophy which claims that human hereditary traits can be improved through social intervention. Methods of social intervention (targeted at those seen as "genetically unfit") advocated by some negative eugenicists have included selective breeding, sterilization and euthanasia. In A Plan for Peace (1932), for example, Sanger proposed a congressional department to:
“Keep the doors of immigration closed to the entrance of certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race, such as feebleminded, idiots, morons, insane, epileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes, and others in this class barred by the immigration laws of 1924.”
And, following:
“Apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”
Her first pamphlet read:

“It is a vicious cycle; ignorance breeds poverty and poverty breeds ignorance. There is only one cure for both, and that is to stop breeding these things. Stop bringing to birth children whose inheritance cannot be one of health or intelligence. Stop bringing into the world children whose parents cannot provide for them. Herein lies the key of civilization. For upon the foundation of an enlightened and voluntary motherhood shall a future civilization emerge.”

She advised certain instances of coercion, in cases where she considered the parents unfit to decide whether they should bear children:
"The undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind."

She was known for having ties with the KKK, and for three years was the supervisor for what was known as the “Negro project”.  The Negro Project is an alleged eugenics program. The project, according to proponents of the theory, supposedly aims to reduce or eliminate the black population through use of abortion.  If you notice there are a large number of abortion clinic strategically placed in minority communities.

There are plenty of references in the Bible that depict the sexual relationship between a husband and wife as one of love, and connection.  It is the utmost vulnerable position you place yourself in with another person.  It was a gift from God for the holy sanctity of marriage.  It’s the most intimate way to express your love for one another.  Sanger had a different idea.  She was an atheist who was quoted saying, "Every normal man and woman has the power to control and direct his sexual impulse. Men and woman who have it in control and constantly use their brain cells thinking deeply, are never sensual." Sexuality, for her, was not about love and the commitment between a husband and wife.  No, for her, it was a kind of weakness, and surmounting it indicated strength.

I have been asked, “Well what about victims of rape and incest?  Do you have an answer for that?”  Well, sorry to disappoint, but, yes I do.  There was a study conducted on rape victims.  They had the group who where raped and did not get pregnant.  There was the group who were raped and aborted.  And then the group who were raped and kept the baby.  For years their progress was monitored.  The group that kept the baby and the highest healing rate of all the groups.  They felt they were able to rise above what the rapist did to them.  The group that aborted, had the highest instance of promiscuity, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide.  And these three things are high in cases where there was no rape, only abortion.

Take my friend for example.  She is traveling down a destructive road that I have not been able to save her from.  She is only 24 and has been with 13 different men.  One she only knew for four hours.  She goes down town every week end all week end long drinking.  For a time she was into drugs.  She bragged on face book that she was almost kidnapped and that she was still going back the next night.  And this type of thing is found far too often from women who have had abortions. 

As I detailed before, abortion hurts women physically, but it also hurts them mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  Many women live with deep regret and shame.  Many of then don’t believe that God could ever forgive them.  I’m hear now to tell anyone here who has had an abortion, God loves you, God can forgive you, and God can heal you.  People, please, listen to your hearts, listen to the word of God, listen to and teach your children.  Abortion is the murder of an innocent human life that God has a plan for.  Abortion hurts women, in all ways you can think of.  And as Christians it is our duty to fight for, with love and compassion, those who cannot speak for themselves.

 If you would like to learn more there is a wonderful web site called Priestsforlife.org.  And if you are a woman suffering from the effects of an abortion there is a website where you can find comfort from others like you and from God called Silentnomoreawareness.org

In closing I would like to quote a couple of verses in the Bible.  Psalm 139 verse 14, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are they works; and THAT my soul knowest right well.“  And Mathew chapter 5 verse 7, “Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.”



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jellis
Jul. 29, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Thank you for sharing this.

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ahawkins
Jul. 29, 2010 at 8:53 PM

thabks for sharing this with us!

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