Wednesday, November 22, 2006
NOW WHAT ABOUT YOU?
The American Colleges of Obstetrics and gynecology officially stated, ". . . the inherent risk of an abortion is not fully appreciated, both by many in the profession, and certainly not by the public."
Dr. J. K. Russell, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, reported, "The public got the idea that therapeutic abortion is easily and quickly done and carries few complications. This is wrong. There are complications." [My emphasis]
Dr. Paul Brenner, who helped liberalize California's abortion law, said [a few years ago], "I am appalled at the conditions under which the vast majority of these now-legalized procedures are being performed."
Mothers who abort their babies may suffer infection, hemorrhage, sterility, blood clotting, brain damage, perforation or laceration of the womb and other dangerous complications and, later in life, tubal pregnancies, chronic miscarriage or premature birth.
Is it enough for you simply to believe abortion is wrong?
Or must you do more to protect the right to life of unborn infants who cannot speak for themselves?
Many people say they will not oppose abortion because (1) they would like to reduce the number of "unwanted" children, (2) they believe in women's rights, (3) they are reluctant to impose their moral or religious beliefs on the rest of society.
Let's look at the facts.
First there is a great shortage of babies for adoption. If an expectant mother does not want her child, isn't it better to let the child be born and adopted by a couple who wants children than to kill the child by abortion?
Second, although many women's rights proponents say a woman has a right to do what she wants with her own body, does this include the right to destroy the body and life of the human being (perhaps another tiny woman) within her womb?
Finally, let's take the question of imposed morality. The morality--or lack of it--in a society is set by the people within that society.
You are a member of this society, of this state. You have a voice--and a civic obligation--to help provide the atmosphere in which you want your children and your children's children to be raised.
You must speak for the unborn child. You must talk to friends, relatives, neighbors--and convince them the unborn child is a human being with a God-given right to life. You must make them understand that killing by abortion should be opposed as vigorously as any other destruction of human life.