Let’s talk for a minute about a serious topic. I know that people stand on both sides of this issue, but I want to share my side and my opinion with readers. According to National Right to Life, since Row verses Wade, the total number of abortions in the U.S. alone since 1973, is at least 49,551,703. That is a lot of babies being killed because of irresponsible women. According to the Guttmacher Institute, about two percent of women aged 15-44 have an abortion; 47% of them have had at least one previous abortion, and fifty percent of U.S. women obtaining abortions are younger than 25: Women aged 20-24 obtain 33% of all abortions, and teenagers obtain 17%. That is just shocking and appalling to me. How does it make you feel about our humanity and our society’s morals? Who are these monsters? Who would do that?
According to the Guttmacher Institute, in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the Supreme Court ruled that women, in consultation with their physician, have a constitutionally protected right to have an abortion in the early stages of pregnancy-that is, before viability-free from government interference. What bothers me about this is what they deemed as the early stages of pregnancy. The stages in which women are having abortions are not early at all. It is not okay no matter when it is done, but I am saying that some people justify abortion because it’s done in the early stages. According to the Guttmacher Institute, statistics show that women have abortions up until their 21st week of pregnancy. That is messed up! I am pregnant right now. I would like everyone reading this to know that I am 17 weeks along and just had an ultra sound. Guess what? My baby has arms and legs and a head. It moves. It looks just like a tiny baby inside me. I saw my baby on that screen. That is a real baby. Just to inform you ladies! According to the Similac Strong Moms Journal, by weeks 6 and 7, an unborn baby’s heart begins to beat and her nervous system, brain, arms and legs all begin to grow. The baby may not be viable at that time, which only means it can’t live outside you, but it is still a living human fetus. Actually, the baby is pretty much totally formed with arms and legs before the 24th week when he/she is considered viable. So think about that.
Now I do understand that some people would say for me and many others, who object, to mind our own business. I can’t say that I have ever been to an anti-abortion protest. I do not believe in the acts of violence that the protesters may take. But does anyone consider the violence that is going on beyond those doors of abortion clinics. On TV, I recently heard a doctor say that he is providing a service to women so why should he have to be afraid for his life for just doing his job. Well, he shouldn’t have to fear for his life. Two wrongs don’t make a right. God said that Thou shalt not kill. That’s what that means. It is no more right to kill him than it is for him to be killing thousands of babies. I was just blown away by his calm statement. He spoke as if he is doing nothing wrong. A baby is alive from the point of conception, it is growing inside its mommy’s tummy. It is killing to abort that unborn child! Any doctor who assists in abortions is a killer. Period. They are taking lives. The only thing he should have to fear for is his soul!
I do understand that women who have abortions say that they have no choice. But that is ridiculous! They have a choice. It’s that baby who has no choice in the matter! Look at it this way. If a woman is irresponsible enough to have unprotected sex and get pregnant unintended, why is it that the baby gets punished? The baby didn’t choose to have sex. The woman did! If every woman who had unprotected sex and got pregnant was forced to go on with the pregnancy, there would be a lot of women thinking twice before doing that again. If there were no abortion clinics and these women had the carry the babies full-term enduring labor, these irresponsible women might have to grow up and accept responsibility. But as long as there are doctors willing to erase their dirty little mistakes for them, they are not going to take any responsibility. Why should they? People are permitting them to kill. Yes, it is the woman’s body, but it is the woman who got herself “knocked up” so she should be mature enough to handle the consequences of her own behavior. According to the Guttmacher Institute, three-fourths of women [who have abortions] cite concern for or responsibility to other individuals; three-fourths say they cannot afford a child; three-fourths say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or the ability to care for dependents; and half say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner. These all sound so selfish to me. Am I the only one who doesn’t understand? The woman does not want to be responsible for someone else? Maybe she should have thought about that before she had unprotected sex! Not rocket science! The woman can not afford a child? Granted, she can not do anything about her financial situation, but she still doesn’t have to kill the baby. She can have him/her and put him/her up for adoption. According to My Adoption Network, there are approximately 3,000 adoption agencies in the United States and around 100,000 children put up for adoption. At this great number, hundreds of thousands of prospective adoptive parents are still thinking of adopting a child. Also, you may have it rough, but deal with it. Live in a tiny apartment and learn to shop at the thrift store. Having a baby would interfere with work, school, etc.? Whatever! That is a lame excuse to get out of owning up to your responsibility! Are you just going to kill everyone who interferes with your work or school? The difference is if you killed your best friend or mother, you would be on trial for murder, but it’s perfectly legal for you to kill your baby so you think nothing of it. Well, I think you should be on trial for murder! Every mother who aborts her child and every doctor who aborts children should be on trial for murder. Maybe that will change some attitudes. Just because man says it’s okay to slaughter your baby, you will have to answer someday for your indiscretions. You better find a church and repent now. The Lord is the only one who can save you. Killing is killing! Aborting is killing! And saying that the baby will interfere with you caring for others? Not sure what to say here! What others? It makes me real sick to think that a mother of several kids would abort a baby. What kind of mother are you? I know sometimes a pregnancy is not planned, but don’t kill the baby! Give the baby up for adoption! I just don’t understand how any woman, who must know the love a mother has for her children, would just kill one. The woman doesn’t want to be a single mom or for the baby to cause problems with a partner? Okay. I’m going to tackle this one. Being a single mom is tough. My best friend is one, but it is no excuse to kill a baby. There is help out there. Times may be hard, but you will make it just fine. You don’t know unless you try. Give the child a chance at life. As for a baby splitting up you and a partner. If you and that person are already having issues, the baby is not going to fix anything, but the baby won’t make matters worse either. If your partner loves you, he will stay. If your partner doesn’t love you, aborting the child will not keep him there. But you will always have your child, and that child will always love you no matter what. In know it is possible to get pregnant when you are using protection. It’s unusual, but possible. All I am saying is that you do not have to kill the baby. According to the Guttmacher Institute, fifty-four percent of women who have abortions had used a contraceptive method (usually the condom or the pill) during the month they became pregnant. Among those women, 76% of pill users and 49% of condom users report having used their method inconsistently, while 13% of pill users and 14% of condom users report correct use. You can do the right thing here. Just have the baby and put him/her up for adoption. You can then live with yourself a lot better because you did not participate in killing your baby; however, you don’t have to worry about the responsibilities of being a mother because someone else will be your child’s mother. You will go on with your life, and the child will have a chance to live life.
I am extra shocked at the number of teen abortions. Where are their parents? Don’t tell me their parents approve. Oh, I know a baby will make life harder for your little princess as she is going to college, but maybe if she would have thought about that before having sex with her boyfriend, she wouldn’t be pregnant in the first place. You need to make her see what she has done so she won’t do it again! She can always put the baby up for adoption. There are plenty of parents who can’t have children who would love to have hers! I realize there are teen girls just tossing or killing babies after they are born. That doesn’t have to happen. Talk to your daughter and ensure her that you support her decision to keep the baby or put it up for adoption, but that killing is never an option! There are also a lot of teen mothers who hide their pregnancy. How can you possibly miss your daughter being pregnant? I think I know how. I have talked to parents who believe that teenagers are not thinking of those things, and no one needs to talk to their children about safe sex, but they don’t do it either because their child would never… They are teenagers! Don’t you remember being a teenager? Of coarse they think about it. It’s all around them. Just try spending some time in the public school system, and you will see. I am a substitute teacher. I can not tell you the number of times I have heard a girl talking to her friends about having sex Saturday night and singing in church choir Sunday morning. Also, I have heard many of the girls talk about other girls having abortions like it is no big deal. You know, I understand if you feel that giving your daughter condoms or birth control pills is permitting her to have sex. One the other hand, if she is going to do it anyways and you fail to advice her on how to keep from getting pregnant, it is not right for you or her to kill that child to fix things. That baby did nothing to anyone!
Basically, it just ticks me off when I hear of all these women aborting babies left and right as a form of birth control. That is not birth control. It is killing! Can you irresponsible women say the word of the day “killing”? I just wish some people would get that through their thick heads. There are liberal women’s groups out there that would probably say that my opinion is backwards, ignorant, and misinformed. There is nothing backwards about me. I don’t believe I am ignorant with my college education. I have facts in this article showing I am not misinformed. I believe in equal women’s rights. Go Women! But it is no one’s right to kill. I just know right from wrong and that killing is killing. I have my opinion because of my experiences in life. You know, some women want to have a baby and never physically can. Some women suffer through the lose of one to three babies due to miscarriages before they have a child. Yes… Some women have to worry all pregnancy because they are high risk for losing the baby. That’s why I am so passionate about this subject. I don’t expect anyone to feel sorry for me. I would just like you women, who kill babies like they are nothing, to see it from my angle. Two years ago, I lost twin babies at 24 weeks of pregnancy. It was my 5th month. I went into premature labor due to an abruption caused by placenta previa. They were both born but died because they were too premature to live. They were little babies from the point they came out of me. They had little feet and little hands. That’s what they had looked like inside of me. Now, do not tell me that a baby is not a baby while it’s inside of you. My husband and I were devastated when our sons died. Babies die every year from miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. Maybe the best cure for all these women, who are self righteous enough to think they should take a human life, is for them to actually see what my husband and I had to endure. To come in that hospital and see entire families crying and brought to their knees by the death of an infant. I would have done anything. I would have given anything for my sons to have lived. But I had no choice. I had to lay there in a hospital bed helplessly while my children died. They were taken from me. I did not choose for them to die. They just died, and there was nothing I could do about it. So naturally, I do not understand how any mother could choose to have someone kill her baby. There are millions of women who have had to suffer through losing a child. They do not kill them. The children just die. And some women have the nerve to choose to kill their babies. I have a high risk pregnancy this time. I have to spend months in my house practically on bed rest because I have placenta previa again, but it’s worth it to me to ensure the safety of my baby. What is wrong with you women who don’t think you owe the same responsibility to your baby? It’s a human life inside of you. That baby depends on you. How can you just let it down? How can you, the baby’s mother, kill it. Just asking… Don’t you have a conscience? If the baby could have said something to you, it might have said, “Why, mommy? Why? Why are you killing me?”
I was inspired to write this article after seeing something in the news about a man, Scott Roeder, who shot and killed George Tiller, a doctor who had performed abortions. Currently, Roeder is on trial. As I stated before, two wrongs don’t make a right. People like that doctor get their come up-ens. It just struck me because Roeder is on trial for murder, which he should be, but what about all those doctors like Tiller? Was Tiller ever put on trial for killing all the babies he killed? I guess he’s on trial now. I hope he repented of his sins. Who does stand up for all those babies who are just being killed because of their irresponsible mothers? Who speaks for the babies? I do! I am speaking up. It’s about time we all do. What is wrong with the world we live in when a woman can get “knocked up” because of her own irresponsible behavior, and then kill a baby because of it? Makes me wonder. I am pro-life! It is not a political view. I just don’t believe in killing! I know this is the name of a Britney Spears song, but hopefully, she wouldn’t mind if I use it to title this article. I think there is one statement that can so perfectly coin all those irresponsible poor excuse for women who slaughter their own babies. If I was to ask one of these mothers aborting babies, I am sure it is safe to say that one would probably say, “Oops, I did it again!”
List of Sources
Abbott Laboratoties Inc.
Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States
National Right to Life
Abortion in the United States: Statistics and Trends
My Adoption Network