For the majority of my life, being a male, I never really gave too much thought to the idea of abortion. I used to always take the stance of, “it’s not my sin, it’s not my problem”. As the years have gone by, I’ve gotten married, had children of my own, and I have seen, first hand, the miracle of life. The experience caused a change in my lifestyle, my attitude, and the way I looked at life.
In all fairness, my first child being born was only a part of my attitude change. As news of ‘pro-life vs pro-choice’ proponents poured through my television screen, my wife and I would continually argue over a person’s right to choose. She has always felt that aborting, what could potentially be a child was murder and that people who aborted babies (no matter what the cause) should be treated as criminals under the law. What an extreme viewpoint, huh? That was exactly my retort.
Another thing that adjusted my attitude on the topic of abortion was watching good people who make a middle-class salary go through the adoption process. Every one of these people spent hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars trying to adopt a child. Not only did these people use every last extra penny they owned; they spent hundreds of hours interviews, filing paperwork, and some even endangered their own lives by staying required periods of waiting time in foreign countries, that guaranteed them nothing but the “hope” of having a child to call their own.
While I, being raised Christian, have always understood that abortion was a sin and had always considered sins to be something to be dealt with on a personal nature. I thought I had considered the arguments of unwanted children, rape, incest, the mother’s well being, and when life begins, but my arguments fell short when confronted with one question. “Is the permanent destruction of the ‘potential’ for the life of a child worth the temporary suffering of an individual?”Collectively, these experiences in my life made me question my pro-choice stance. Was I really getting a clear picture of the abortion issue? So I began doing some research on the subject and found that while the pro-life movement was spending their money saving lives and giving people alternatives to abortion, the pro-choice movement was spending money on preventing life from occurring. While this might not seem like an epiphany to many people, I was staggered by the unending ways that the pro-choice movement has shifted the topic from “abortion” to “women’s rights”.
Pro-life websites offer counseling services, funding, help for new mothers, adoption choices, and many other programs to help people in situations of rape, incest, and unwanted pregnancies. Pro-choice websites offer similar programs, but they are all based around abortion and contraceptives. So I began digging further on the subjects and found that, throughout the years, while the pro-life movement has been forthcoming and honest in their goals, the pro-choice movement has not. What do I mean?
Meet Margaret Sanger, founder of the American Birth Control League, founded in 1921. Her goal was simple, she wanted to stop young women who had gotten pregnant from doing bodily harm to themselves while purposefully trying to abort an unexpected pregnancy. The results of Ms. Sanger’s ideology has resulted in ideals of family structure and abstinence becoming extinct by replacing these two values with the idea that sex is simply a pleasure and the possibility of resulting children are nothing but a burden.
Meet Princeton professor Peter Singer, long time sponsor and speaker for the pro-choice movement, who states the following, “[The argument that a fetus is not alive] is a resort to a convenient fiction that turns an evidently living being into one that legally is not alive. Instead of accepting such fictions, we should recognize that the fact that a being is human, and alive, does not in itself tell us whether it is wrong to take that being’s life.”These progressive ‘think tanks’, of the pro-choice movement, acknowledge that abortion is murder. The argument is over what degree of murder it is, and how it should be justified. There is no emphasis on family or abstinence, only presumption that everyone will have premarital sex and children should be prevented. It is no wonder they have changed the issue from ‘abortion’ to ‘women’s rights’. If people knew the truth and what the goal of the ‘think-tanks’ behind these organizations were planning, they might not be so quick to comply.
The Pro-life movement are not alone in their views. Their argument is supported by our President, lawmakers and judges throughout the United States.
Fact : The health care act funds ALL types of abortions.
Fact : President Obama had to sign an executive order banning ONLY late term abortions to get the votes to pass the health care act.
Fact check source : The White House -> “See The Facts” about the very first myth that states,”Health Insurance Reform Will Use My Tax Dollars To Fund Abortions.” For those of you that cannot read more than a few words, look for the word “except”,
These people told us that the authors of the health care act, unknowingly, omitted a ban on tax payer money going to fund abortions. If this is true, where is the legislation to correct the oversight? An executive order is only good as long as it is in place and executed and they know it.
More and more, I began feeling that my wife was standing over my shoulder saying, ‘I told you so’, but she never had to. She could stand firm on her arguments, while I found my own failing me. I found myself asking, “what justifies the premeditated murder of an unborn child?” Nothing.
Furthermore, by the federal, state, or local government funding it with tax payer money, they are ignoring the first basic human right of every citizen in the United States guaranteed by the Constitution, “the right to life”. Even the court system has failed in this realization, of the absurdity that ANY level of government can Constitutionally, fund and promote murder under any guise.
Nowadays, I stand firmly with the pro-life movement. I have begun to realize that this is a ‘society’ issue that is as important as minority and women’s rights was to the fulfillment of the Constitution. For decades, people made excuses as to why it was justifiable to own slaves, as society changed, people of all colors and genders rejected those ideas and stood up to put an end to it. As a result, the Constitution was fulfilled by amending it, so it could not be subverted or argued later that slavery would be acceptable under any form. The will of the people did this, not the bureaucrats who argued about it for decades.
Similarly, as a society, we have a responsibility to unborn children to promote life over death. We have a responsibility to hold lawmakers accountable for closing loopholes in our laws that allow a person’s discomfort or distress to allow them to commit, what is clearly defined as premeditated murder on an unborn child.
At the very least, this type of practice should be EXPRESSLY deemed unconstitutional with an amendment that clearly states something to the effect :”It shall shall be resolved on, [this date in the future], that NO funding, from any government level shall be allocated to or for a) the research of, b) the development of, c) nor the distribution of, ANY known or known device, substance, or chemical that expressly promotes or allows the abortion of an unborn child. Furthermore, NO publicly funded hospitals, medical centers, physicians, not-for-profit, nor any other special interest group, business, international body, nor subsidiaries thereof; may remain publicly funded if it promotes or allows the abortion of an unborn child.”
I hope this rant helps to show you exactly what is wrong with abortion. Especially when your tax dollars are spent against ‘life’.