Saturday, January 22, 2011

On abortion

abor·tion (ə-bôr'shən) noun
The termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus; especially: the medical procedure of inducing expulsion of a human fetus to terminate a pregnancy.(Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.)

This is the 38th anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision. Since then, there has been a holocaust of approximately 50 million unborn babies legally killed.

Recently, Rick Santorum made headlines with his statements relating this genocide to the civil rights movement. He followed up with the following:
"For decades, certain human beings were wrongly treated as property and denied liberty in America because they were not considered persons under the Constitution. Today, other human beings, the unborn of all races, are also wrongly treated as property and denied the right to life for the same reason; because they are not considered persons under the Constitution."

I believe this is a tragedy. The only valid reason I see for voluntarily ending a pregnancy is if the mother's life is in danger. All people have a right to self-defense.

Here are some abortion related websites you should check out.



Something else you can do is urge your Congressional representative to support and co-sponsor H.R. 3
More info, including current co-sponsors, can be found here
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

I am sad to say that I do not see my Congressional rep listed here. Mac Thornberry, please co-sponsor the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act !


  1. I am not big on politics, but I can tell you how I feel on abortion. I never in my life would ever do it. But more than anything I hate to see a child being mistreated. Some parents get pregnant on "accident". Take Kinsley for example. She wasn't planned. She was a big surprise. But not every woman in my shoes would have thought a surprise like that was a wonderful gift like I did and would mistreat their bodies, which would then lead to a very unhealthy baby who would have problems their entire life. And even if that weren't the case, the child could be born into abuse, neglect broken homes. You could argue the mother could put the child up for adoption but not all women will take care of their bodies to birth a healthy baby, and not all babies are adopted. My sister had an abortion, and I struggle with it in my relationship with her. She did it because of "psychological" problems. She said if she had to stay pregnant she would kill herself. This was either for selfish reasons, or honestly because she went "crazy" so to speak. Either way, what I am getting at is I do not agree in telling someone that abortion is the answer, but neither is harming your baby, or bringing them into an environment where you know they will be abused or neglected. What is worse, aborting a fetus, or smoking crack while pregnant, beating your 3 week old baby, or throwing your newborn in a dumpster. Maybe I'm being a bit dramatic, but either way maybe they need to pass a law that regulates who can and can't have children? :) Was that clean enough...

  2. Thanks for posting!

    Is it not mistreating a child to kill them? I think, as someone who is adopted, that not everyone is meant to be a parent. That is why I am a big supporter of adoption. People that would mistreat themselves and put an unborn child at risk should be treated the same as someone who does that to a child that has been born. Abuse and neglect are crimes, whether the baby has been born or not. And who are we to say that a child's life will be so bad that they are better off dead? :)


I want to know what you think. Please comment, but please keep it clean. Thanks!