Life begins at Conception!
What about the Civil Rights of the Unborn? Abortion is murder, a direct violation of one of the Ten Commandments, specifically,
Abortion is America's new form of slavery. No different than slavery, the woman considers the unborn infant her property, to do with the baby whatever she wants!
The US Supreme Court companion decisions on Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton on January 22, 1973 ushered in the most offensive act yet in American history. Furthermore, the 2000 Supreme Court actually approved Partial Birth Abortion, the murder of an infant in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Reading the 2000 decision leaves one shocked and numb, as the court is preoccupied with law, and totally ignores human and medical concerns such as the value of a human being, the maternal instinct, and the long-term psychological and medical complications of abortion.
President Bush and the 2003 Congress banned Partial Birth Abortion. It was decided that "there was a moral, medical, and ethical consensus that partial-birth abortion is a gruesome and inhumane procedure that is never medically necessary and should be prohibited." The 2003 Act further pointed out that implicitly approving such a brutal and inhumane procedure by choosing not to prohibit it will further coarsen society to the humanity of not only newborns, but all vulnerable and innocent human life, making it increasingly difficult to protect such life. The Act expressed respect for the dignity of human life.
This was challenged, but the Supreme Court upheld the Partial Birth Abortion Ban on April 18, 2007. The April 2007 ruling calls the fetus an unborn child and asserts that "the State has an interest in promoting respect for human life at all stages in the pregnancy...and the government may use its voice and its regulatory authority to show its profound respect for the life within the woman. Respect for human life finds an ultimate expression in the bond of love the mother has for her child."
The 2007 decision heralds a new sensitivity on the part of the Supreme Court to the plight of the unborn child.
Public opinion on abortion has gradually swayed for life and against abortion. Roe v. Wade became law before real-time ultrasound was widely available. The American public is now familiar with the pictures of a fully-formed baby on ultrasound after the first-trimester of pregnancy. Neonatal intensive care units are saving children born after 23 weeks of pregnancy.
Individuals who have abortions are often under grave social pressure, but abortion is not the answer. Patients who have had an abortion should be treated with compassion and mercy. The sense of loss and guilt in those who have had an abortion is often overwhelming, with many physical and psychological manifestations. In fact, some of our best pro-life spokesmen are those who have been involved with abortion.
Mother Teresa said it all, in her acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize:
"I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing - direct murder by the mother herself ...
Because if a mother can kill her own child - what is left for me to kill you and you (to) kill me - there is nothing in between."
December 11, 1979
The United States is just beginning to realize the ravages of abortion. Ever since the Supreme Court legalized abortion January 22, 1973, over 60 million unborn Americans have had their lives abruptly ended without a choice. In addition to the 60 million Americans under age 43 that have been killed from surgical abortion since Roe v. Wade, this does not include the millions of chemically-induced abortions. The loss of our youth can only be devastating to our future!
It is no wonder recent presidential campaigns catered to the fastest rising group in America, the elderly, with promises of prescription drugs for seniors. Not a word was spoken about college loans, or start-up housing loans for young couples.
From a survival standpoint, we are rapidly becoming weak. Our strength and our future are the young!
Family growth has also become reduced by materialism and homosexuality. This has had a phenomenal impact on our population curve - for the first time in world history we have a preponderance of the elderly, and, with 60 million Americans missing under age 43, a relative sparsity of the young. This is in contrast to Mexico, which has 100 million people, 50% of which are less than 30 years of age. In view of extensive Hispanic immigration, the future of the USA will likely be heavily influenced by the youth of Mexico. ¿Hablas Español?