Abortion: Stunningly Successful

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Unbelievable that there are so many people out there that would give up what’s pictured above (life) in order to continue living a life that revolves around themselves.

America tolerates wickedness and elevates it to a freedom status.
Specifically, the destruction of human life that under any other circumstance, would be unequivocally deemed murder in the 1st degree.

In the U.S., would you believe that 99% of all murders are abortions? It’s true. The most heinous crime one can commit is most often carried out by mothers who, more than half, are under the age of 25.
Yet, it is protected as a “right.”

The Stats:

  • 64.4% of all abortions are performed on never-married women.
  • 52% of all abortions occur before the 9th week of pregnancy
  •  25% happen between the 9th & 10th week
  • 12% between the 11th and 12th week
  • 6% –  13th & 15th week
  • 4% – 16th & 20th week
  •  1% -of all abortions (16,450/yr.) after the 20th week of pregnancy

To put that into perspective…

*Every 22 minutes- One person is murdered in the U.S.
* Every MINUTE –142 babies are aborted.

Heart breaking comparison, isn’t it?

America is not alone in the Abortion battle though…
Eastern European countries (Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, the Russian Federation, Slovakia and Ukraine) have the highest estimated abortion rates in the world. In 2003 there were more abortions than live births: 103 abortions per 100 births.

In a 2007 review, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia had the highest levels of abortion in the European Region. During their lifetimes, on average each woman has close to three abortions. The use of modern contraceptives is low in these countries.

Here is something most people do not realize…
If abortion had nothing to do with sex,
it would never be legalized.
Think about it…

As kids, some of us may have heard that storks brought babies to expectant mothers. If this were true, it would be great for one reason: if storks brought babies, nobody would legalize abortion.

Can you imagine if they did? Abortionists would have to become expert marksmen. After acquiring the scheduled delivery date, your local Planned Parenthood would hire out Fowl hunters to wait and watch for the storks and take them out before the babies became people by stepping foot into this world. Not to mention, the lengths they would have to go through in order to make sure they didn’t take out the wrong Bird. Thats just ludicrous. As is abortion at any stage of development.

No one would legalize the murder of those babies if storks were the vehicle by which babies were brought into this world. At the very least, in this fallen world, it’d be a crime to kill the stork.  (Sentenced For Destroying Eagle Eggs ) (Laws Protecting Unhatched Eagles)

Therefore, abortion itself is not the issue here….sex is.

People demand to have sex. Conceiving a child may be an unfortunate consequence to that sex, so the issue is not stop the sex, the issue is, out of selfishness, kill the child in order to preserve the current immoral lifestyle. It’s not that anyone hates babies, it’s not even that they hate fetuses, or that they love murder. It’s that selfish, immoral, lustful, people want their sex and they want it without any undesirable consequences.

Massively, our society is more than ok with protecting the right to murder the most innocent among us; willing to kill the most defenseless creation and the most disturbing part of it all is they are willing to do that in the face of the strongest instinct to PROTECT which is motherhood.

Motherhood is instinctively PROtective, not DEstructive.

Abortion is stunningly successful at convincing many people that it is not satanic to the core.  It is not a success for those who hate babies, It is a success for those who want sex without any life altering repercussions.

One of the biggest justifications- rather LIEs- that has been proliferated in our society is that a fetus is not a person until they are at 22 weeks gestation. Some European scientists go as far as to say a baby is not a baby until it is born.

I wonder how many people would say something is alive if it feels pain?
Before the year 2000, most medical professionals did not believe that fetuses had the neurological development to “feel” pain.

One of the first clues that fetuses might feel pain came in the early 1990s, when researchers in England stuck needles into second-trimester fetuses and observed the release of pain-related hormones and nerve-signaling molecules.

This idea that fetal pain was physically impossible was so commonly shared in the medical field that even newborns endured surgeries without anesthesia. Stuart Derbyshire, a psychologist and fetal pain expert at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom said,

“If you or I had that experience, we would wake up and complain loudly.”

Studies have shown that the fetal brain and body are coordinated enough to experience pain between about 18 and 20 weeks. When a fetus of that age gets a blood transfusion, for example, changes in heart rate and blood pressure accompany shifts in circulation and spikes in stress hormones.

Kanwaljeet Anand, director of the Pain Neurobiology Laboratory at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis once said that new evidence suggests that the very young brain is developed enough in the right places to take in those sensations and translate them into pain.

“It’s excruciating,” he said. “Not only is sensitivity to pain higher in the fetus, it doesn’t know when the pain is going to end.”

Lets get some proven facts on the board from a British medical journal…

“Try sticking an infant with a pin, for blood tests, and you know what happens… He/She opens their mouth to cry and also pulls away.

Try sticking an 8 week old human fetus in the palm of his hand and guess what response you will get… He opens his mouth and pulls his hand away.

A more technical description would add that changes in heart rate and fetal movement also suggest that intrauterine manipulations are painful to the fetus.” (Volman & Pearson, “What the Fetus Feels,” British Med. Journal, Jan. 26, 1980, pp. 233-234.)

Realtime ultrasound movie of a 12- week suction abortion:

(watch at own risk)

Babies in the womb feel pain.

“It is hardly surprising that infants delivered by difficult forceps extraction act as if they have a severe headache.”
(Valman & Pearson, “What the Fetus Feels,” British Med. Jour., Jan. 26, 1980)

This is not a new device of Satan. The enemy has been killing babies since the Pharaoh’s order in Exodus chapter 1 and again in Matthew 2:16-18 , when Herod attempted to save is warm and cozy seat on the throne. What better way to snuff out those who could potentially love and give glory to God, which the devil hates most, than to take their opportunity away before they ever have a chance. This is exactly what I would expect of Satan…Cheating. Not only has he attempted to cheat the system, but he has spread one of his most masterfully crafted lies, only rivaled by the fallacy that he doesn’t exist…

The lie:
“Its not a baby yet, don’t feel bad…. It would ruin your life anyway.”
Of course, any woman that has had an abortion can tell you, that years later, they are still afflicted with the emotional pain of their unfortunate decision.

This is the 2 step destruction plan of the evil one:
1. Tempt and reassure its ok.
2. Condemn and remind it wasn’t ok.

Enough statistics. We really only have one source to look to on this matter: God.   I can tell you that without a doubt in my mind, God’s word tells us He has a plan in motion for every person’s life even BEFORE conception. 12 weeks, 22 weeks… Doesn’t matter if over one second after conception…. Life is in the womb.

David, in his inspired hymns penned:

Psalm 139:13
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

Isaiah 44:2
Thus says the Lord who made you,
who formed you from the womb and will help you:
Fear not, O Jacob my servant,
Jeshurun whom I have chosen.

Isaiah 49:1
Listen to me, O coastlands,
and give attention, you peoples from afar.
The Lord called me from the womb,
from the body of my mother he named my name.

Another prophet:
Jeremiah 1:5
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Galatians 1:15
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,
Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 1:4
even as he chose us in him BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love…

Before two people ever get together and, immorally before marriage, or blessed in marriage, create a life, God planned that little person before the foundation of the world. Wow.

It’s now wonder Psalm 10:14 calls God a “helper to the fatherless.”

God, in His infinite orchestration of all things not only knew there would be orphans, but that there would be those who would never see life outside the supposedly safe walls of their Mother’s womb and therefore never know an earthly Dad.

Most Christians are vehemently against abortion. Pro Life… Anti-Choice, if you will.  The media shows protests outside of abortion clinics and petitions are constructed to try and stop hundreds of millions of tax dollars from going to places that offer abortion procedures.

Many have even begun to say,

“contraceptives for all would lower abortion rates,” and we now see strides toward this in the news almost daily.

You know what I don’t see though? I don’t ever hear about any of those petitioners opening their homes to a pregnant woman who unfortunately says,

“id rather abort this precious baby than condemn him to my life of poverty.”

I wonder how far down we, lovers of God and haters of evil, could drive the abortion rates if we each unselfishly took in ONE pregnant, hopeless, selfish, out of options, woman a year and showered them with the love and hope of Christ. How many tear filled, swallowed up by fear, lost souls could be turned to the ultimate peace giver?

If instead of only condemning their sinful actions and murderous thoughts, we introduced these women to the life giver; the defender of widows, father to the fatherless, and gave them the gospel, perhaps they might turn from their wicked ways, have their eyes opened and come to a saving knowledge of Christ.
Too often we make excuses for our willingness to sit in church every Sunday and yet not BE the Church on any other day and so we like to quote verses like “bad company corrupts good character!” and we forget…

James 1:22, 25
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

Christ Himself said,
John 12:26
If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

I am not saying don’t sign a petition against abortion funding…I am saying, don’t stop there… Sign up to provide for a pregnant woman to get the prenatal and financial care she needs in order to have that precious life inside of her eventually greet this world and be able to say, “thanks for helping my mom give me life.”  Live Love.

“When the lives of the unborn are snuffed out,they often feel pain, pain that is long and agonizing.”
-President Reagan


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