Who is worthy to live?

Let me inform you on some facts. Warning, these may break your heart.

  • There have been more than 53 million abortions performed in the United States since Roe v. Wade was decided back in 1973.
  • 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.
  • One very shocking study found that 86 percent of all abortions are done for the sake of convenience.
  • Planned Parenthood performs more than 300,000 abortions every single year.

Our society has gone from a family intended goal to a baby butchering party. This may sound like a biased rant but deal with it. There are hundreds of married couples, psh perhaps thousands, that are fighting to have a,..A….as in singular, child. They became bankrupt and heartbroken through the process. They feel utterly defeated and unsuccessful. They feel less than a man or woman. When they meet people at church, doctor’s office, or family/school reunions they are asked: “So many kids do you have?” The idea of marriage and having children go together like pea and carrots (to quote Forest Gump). They also get the displeasure of seeing people have abortions, throwing away children in garbage cans, neglecting their children, abusing their children, and in some circumstances killing them. Can you imagine their pain and anguish? Now here some the plot twist.

I am one of those couples. Or at least my wife and I. For the past two years we have battled tears and hopelessness as we saw couple after couple become blessed. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t mad at God at times. We both believe that we will become parents in God’s perfect timing. But still neither of us can understand why abortion takes place. The three most occurring reasoning is: 1) the child would interfere with school and work, 2) they wouldn’t be able to afford a child, and 3) they do not want to be a single parent. Other reasoning include concern for their own health, the child may be disabled, and because of rape.

So let’s agree, the majority of the reasoning are simple, children are problems. Children are an inconvenience. Children are stress inducing. All of these are said from one party, but let’s ask another source.

Psalms 127:6 says, “Children are a gift from the Lord, they are rewarded from him.”

This is my view. This is my wife’s view. This is the church’s view. This is God’s view. The further our country moves away from God the more immoral it becomes. Abortion is a hideous thing, the single mention of the word send chills down my body. To most people it is a though or an idea, to many others it is nothing more than a mere word. Now I understand there are people who don’t accept the idea of God, I have a friend who is set in stone concerning his atheism but that doesn’t mean we can’t stand together on this issue.

A major part of my job focuses on people who could be seen as “should’ve been aborted.” We (my wife and I) care for 3 ladies who have severe and profound mental disabilities. Some aren’t able to do anything for themselves; for example feeding themselves. Pro-choice people see these people as problems serving no big purpose other than taking up oxygen, but let me tell you what I see.

I see joy. I see laughter. I see smiles. I see people worthy of life. I see people who have changed my worldview completely. I am overjoyed to work with them and am blessed to know them. Never in my mind could I see them as an inconvenience as if they are an object. But when I look at them I see people.

There was a story of a woman who is/was pregnant and was brain dead. The judge ruled in favor of taking the woman off of life support which would end the pregnancy in the process. The family of the woman was in favor of this. They cried for joy at the ruling. This situation has caused uproar all over the country, including in my wife’s facebook. My wife spoke in favor of waiting for the child to be born, but many argued back because the child would be distinctively abnormal and wouldn’t live long outside the womb. People don’t even want to give a chance. The child’s life would be too difficult, is what they say. Why not a chance?

With that aside, what does abortion look like? I would show pictures, but they are far too graphic and break my heart. Instead I will describe the abortion procedures to you. And remember the Democratic Party supports and pushes this.

Suction Aspiration

This is the most common method of abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. General or local anaesthesia is given to the mother and her cervix is quickly dilated. A suction curette (hollow tube with a knife-edged tip) is inserted into the womb. This instrument is then connected to a vacuum machine by a transparent tube. The vacuum suction, 29 times more powerful than a household vacuum cleaner tears the fetus and placenta into small pieces which are sucked through the tube into a bottle and discarded.

Dilation and curettage

This method is similar to the suction method with the added insertion of a hook shaped knife (curette) which cuts the baby into pieces. The pieces are scraped out through the cervix and discarded.

Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)

This method is used up to 18 weeks’ gestation. Instead of the loop-shaped knife used in D&C abortions, a pair of forceps is inserted into the womb to grasp part of the fetus. The teeth of the forceps twist and tear the bones of the unborn child. This process is repeated until the fetus is totally dismembered and removed. Usually the spine must be snapped and the skull crushed in order to remove them.

Salt Poisoning (Saline Injection):

Used after 16 weeks (four months) when enough fluid has accumulated. A long needle injects a strong salt solution through the mother’s abdomen into the baby’s sac. The baby swallows this fluid and is poisoned by it. It also acts as a corrosive, burning off the outer layer of skin. It normally takes somewhat over an hour for the baby to die from this. Within 24 hours, labor will usually set in and the mother will give birth to a dead or dying baby. (There have been many cases of these babies being born alive. They are usually left unattended to die. However, a few have survived and later been adopted.)

 Prostaglandin Chemical Abortion

This form of abortion uses chemicals developed by the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Co. which cause the uterus to contract intensely, pushing out the developing baby. The contractions are more violent than normal, natural contractions, so the unborn baby is frequently killed by them — some have even been decapitated. Many, however, have also been born alive.

Hysterotomy or Caesarean Section

Used mainly in the last three months of pregnancy, the womb is entered by surgery through the wall of the abdomen. The technique is similar to a Caesarean delivery, except that the umbilical cord is usually cut while the baby is still in the womb, thus cutting off his oxygen supply and causing him to suffocate. Sometimes the baby is removed alive and simply left in a corner to die of neglect or exposure.

Partial-Birth Abortion

Five steps to 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

If ready any of this has horrified you, you’re welcome. We need to know what this word abortion means and what it stands for. It stands for death and inconvenience. Stand with us. Stand with life.  

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
    Before you were born I set you apart
    and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

Sources: http://www.lifesitenews.com/abortiontypes/

            http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/24/munoz-pregnant-brain-dead-life-support/4839839/

            http://www.abort73.com/abortion_facts/us_abortion_statistics/

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