Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Abortion Industry Pulls One Over..on the Pro Life Movement

According to a July 9, 2013 article in the Washington Post, 17 states have recently passed laws restricting abortion.  One state that has gotten a lot of notice is Texas, which has banned most (but not all)  abortions past 20 weeks because, according to a Reuters article, "disputed" research "suggests" a 20-week old fetus "feels pain at that point in a pregnancy".  This is a picture of a 20 week old fetus:

It took research to figure out that a baby as fully developed as this one just might feel pain?  Prior to passage of this bill, abortion in Texas was allowed up to 26 weeks.  This is a 26 week old fetus:

Can anyone look at these pictures and not realize that we have legalized murder in our society, and that it is murder of the most innocent and helpless among us?  Yet, we are suppose to be happy and satisfied when laws "restricting" this legalized murder are passed.

What kind of "restrictions" are being passed? According to the Washington Post article, the most common laws are those that "regulate abortion clinics in a specific way, such as requiring them to become certified as surgical centers." Wow. That is really going to stop abortion if we can make sure that they are certified as surgical centers. It might actually shut down a few clinics, but it certainly won't stop the largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. 

One of the main reasons that pro lifers think they are actually starting to win is because pro choice people are fighting so hard against these laws.  Abortion proponents get out there and scream and yell that abortion will be banned if any of these laws go into effect, and those who are pro life actually believe it, not realizing they are being conned.  These laws basically mean nothing.

We're suppose to celebrate the fact that it is illegal to abort a 20-week old fetus, but if a woman is able to get an abortion when she is "only" 19 weeks pregnant, it is still okay to kill that baby.  That is a reason to celebrate?  Here is a 19 week old fetus:

Does anyone think that the 19-week old fetus pictured above will not feel pain?  What is the real difference between aborting a 19 week old fetus or a 20 week old fetus?

Here are the real facts about a baby's development in the womb, from the National Right to Life website.  By day 22 of the pregnancy, the baby's heart starts to beat and pump its own blood.  By the 6th week, brain waves can be detected.  By the 8th week, every organ is in place and fingerprints begin to form.  By week 10, all organ systems are functioning. The baby has a skeletal structure, nerves, and circulation.  By week, 12, the spinal cord is completely developed, meaning this is actually the point when the baby can truly feel pain.  Vocal cords are complete and the baby can suck his thumb. This is all during the first trimester, a stage of development when abortion proponents are claiming that the baby is still nothing more than a lump of cells.

I wish I could get excited about all of the "abortion restrictions" being enacted by various states. But what difference does it really make if we kill a baby at 2 weeks, 12 weeks or 20 weeks? That is still the same baby no matter how far developed he is.  We are still killing a human being.  And does anyone really think that there won't continue to be late term abortions? Abortionists are murderers by trade, and serial killers at that. The average abortionist performs thousands of abortions.  We're suppose to trust that a serial killer will abide by any law?

The only time we who are pro life can truly celebrate is when all abortion is once again outlawed. Would there have been reason to celebrate in Hitler's Germany if concentration camps had been more "regulated" and "restricted"? Germany was engaged in killing its own citizens. No one in their right minds would trust that government. We have thousands of Auschwitz's and Dachau's in the United States which are completely approved by our government. These killing fields are known as abortion clinics, or as some states now call them, "surgical centers." Are "regulations" and "restrictions" really going to make any difference? The government is doing no more than throwing a bone at us and expecting us to be happy. Well, I'm not happy. There are still some 80,000 plus abortions in my city, New York City, every year. The abortion rate is still over 40% of all pregnancies, and over 60% in some neighborhoods.

I truly believe that we live in the most evil of any time in all of human history. Sin is no longer sin. There is no such thing as good and evil. The only thing that much of the world sees as wrong is to call sin what it is. Everything is a "choice". We are to live and let live. This, of course, does not apply to anyone who does not agree with this. Those who actually see a difference between right and wrong or good and evil are the true sinners in society. We have completely lost our way, and to use an old expression, the world is quite literally headed to hell in a handbasket.

I suppose one could say that we can't win the war in one battle and I should be happy and grateful for the battles that we do win.  But this war against legalized abortion has been going on for 40 years in the United States, and we are no closer to once again criminalizing abortion than we have ever been.  Last year when Lila Rose and her organization released an undercover tape showing that Planned Parenthood had no problem with using abortion as a way of sex selection, i.e., a woman wants to abort her baby merely because the baby is not a girl or a boy, there was a lot of public outrage.  The House of Representatives swung into action and presented a bill to make it officially illegal to kill a baby based on gender selection.  The House Republicans used House rules that limited the debate about this bill, and raised the number of votes required to pass it.  Guess what?  The bill didn't pass, but Speaker Boehner promised that they would try again.  That was in May 2012.  We're all still waiting.

Below are some horrific statistics concerning abortion in the United States that are barely affected by all of the "restrictions" and "regulations" that are becoming law in various states.  This is from an article posted on from February 10, 2012:
#1 There have been more than 53 million abortions performed in the United States since Roe v. Wade was decided back in 1973.  [That number has been revised up to 55 million and counting.]
#2 When you total up all forms of abortion, including those caused by the abortion drug RU 486, the grand total comes to more than a million abortions performed in the United States every single year.
#3 The number of American babies killed by abortion each year is roughly equal to the number of U.S. military deaths that have occurred in all of the wars that the United States has ever been involved in combined.
#4 Approximately 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11.  Every single day, more than 3,000 American babies are killed by abortion.
#5 It has been reported that a staggering 41 percent of all New York City pregnancies end in abortion.
#6 According to Pastor Clenard Childress, approximately 52 percent of all African-American pregnancies now end in abortion.
#7 One very shocking study found that 86 percent of all abortions are done for the sake of convenience.
#8 According to the Guttmacher Institute, the average cost of a first trimester abortion at the ten week mark is $451.
#9 The average cost of a vaginal birth with no complications in the United States is now over $9,000.
#10 A Department of Homeland Security report that was released in January 2012 says that if you are “anti-abortion”, you are a potential terrorist.  Unfortunately, there have also been other government reports that have also identified “anti-abortion” protesters as potential threats.
#11 A while back one Philadelphia abortionist [Kermit Gosnell] was charged with killing seven babies that were born alive, but witnesses claim that he actually slaughtered hundreds “of living, breathing newborn children by severing their spinal cords or slitting their necks.”
#12 Some abortion clinics have been caught selling aborted baby parts to medical researchers.
#13 Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger once said the following….
“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
#14 In a 1922 book entitled “Woman, Morality, and Birth Control”, Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger wrote the following….“Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”
 #15 Planned Parenthood performs more than 300,000 abortions every single year.  [Planned Parenthood's 2011-2012 report said:  "its affiliated clinics performed 333,964 abortions in fiscal 2011.  That works out to an average of one abortion every 94 seconds."  Read more here.]
#16 Planned Parenthood specifically targets the poor.  A staggering 72 percent of Planned Parenthood’s “customers” have incomes that are either equal to or beneath 150 percent of the federal poverty level.
#17 There are 30 Planned Parenthood executives that make more than $200,000 a year.  A few of them make more than $300,000 a year.  
#18 Planned Parenthood received more than 487 million dollars from the federal government during 2010.
#19 The following is one description of the five steps of a partial birth abortion….
1) Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby’s legs with forceps.2) The baby’s leg is pulled out into the birth canal.3) The abortionist delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head.4) The abortionist jams scissors into the baby’s skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the skull.5) The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child’s brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.
When these facts start to change and society once again considers abortion to  be murder, then I will find cause to rejoice.  These little bones that are thrown to us and called "victories" are just a way of masking the fact that nothing is changing.  The killing continues unabated.

In the meantime, I mourn for the victims of abortion, both the babies and their mothers and fathers, and pray that God's mercy will lead our country and our world to repentance and a true sense of right and wrong and good and evil.

1 comment:

  1. To refuse to accept a small victory because one insists only on the big victory is to get nowhere fast in the abortion wars. No one understands this better than pro-lifers -- the people who are on the sidewalks in front of abortion centers in all kinds of weather, who volunteer at pregnancy resource centers, who lobby their government week after week, etc.

    The "small victories" are adding up. I believe we are reaching a tipping point, in that more Americans are now opposed to abortion than support it; in that abortion centers continue to close rather than open; in that more people are speaking out against it than ever before -- celebrities, talk show hosts, politicians, and ordinary people. Rome was not built in a day, and the massive evil of abortion will not be deconstructed overnight. We must change hearts and minds, and we must be willing to go the distance. If we could just get Christians on our side it would go a long way. I take the 3 o'clock hour -- the Hour of Mercy -- every day at my local Planned Parenthood during 40 Days for Life. I am there all alone. ALONE. There are hundreds of thousands of Christians in my community, yet during the Hour of Mercy, when Jesus said He would grant whatever we ask, the sidewalk is virtually empty. This is why we only have small victories: because we have so few people interested in working.


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