Pros and Cons of Abortion Uncategorized by admin - September 15, 2012December 30, 20121 Pros and Cons of Abortion: Truth or Dare The Biggest No Brainer of Our Day? Should a list of pros and cons of abortion really be necessary for Christians…or human beings for that matter? I mean, have we really reached a point where we cannot tell that abortion is murderous no matter how you color it or try to paint it as compassionate? Apparently so. Looking At The Pros And Cons Of Abortion Thirty plus years after the infamous Supreme Court decision in Roe versus Wade and thirty one years after my own timely birth, I sit in awe at the ignorance of a great portion of society…their lack of understanding, their selfishness, and their brazen support of such a horrendous practice as abortion. I guess I should not be surprised that the unregenerate world can support abortion, but what shocks me most is that professing Christians need to consider some sort of pros and cons of abortion list so that they can make an informed decision”. It is a crying shame that we have reached a day when the Bible is not sufficient enough of a guideline for Christians that they feel they must hear the “pros and cons of abortion”. Well, since this seems to be the case, let’s look at some pros and cons of abortion. Lets evaluate them in light of the scriptures and in light of our conclusions based on the whole of scripture and the impeccable character of our God and His expectations for us. I recently viewed a site with one of these lists with the pros and cons of abortion”. I would like to review their statements with my evaluation of them below: Pros of Abortion Laws against abortion kill women. Even though abortion may be illegal doesn’t mean that women won’t go through with the abortion. Look at the case of Becky Bell for example. She was an innocent girl that did not want her child and died because of an illegal abortion.” My Assessment: Yes, people will continue to sin, but we should never sit back and condone theirs sin by either verbal support or merely apathy. We certainly should not use the dumb excuse of: “Well, they are just going to do it anyway and at least if abortion is legal, they won’t be doing them in dirty, back alleys.” It is always tragic when a human being loses their life, but if abortion is once again outlawed (as it should be), these people would always be losing their lives in violation of a good, common sense, and compassionate law. If they die breaking the law, then they will die the death of a criminal. But, please keep this in mind: As abortion remains legal these days, many women still die as a result of complications of “clean, safe abortions” (every aborted child dies) and though they are guiltless according to “the laws of the land”, they are guilty according to the eternal laws of the God that will judge them. Legal abortion protects women’s health. For tens of thousands of women with heart disease, kidney disease, severe hypertension, sickle-cell anemia and severe diabetes, and other illnesses that can be life-threatening, the availability of legal abortion has helped avert serious medical complications that could have resulted from childbirth. Before legal abortion, such women’s choices were limited to dangerous illegal abortion or dangerous childbirth.” My Assessment: O.K., I think it is fitting at the moment to emphasize that in a “successful” abortion, it is always a fatal procedure for thechild. Also, much credible research indicates that the victims (children) do feel the excruciating pain of it all! To justify abortion as a “medical” procedure that saves (or potentially saves) one life by destroying the other is reminiscent of the gas chambers and concentration camps scattered across Europe during WWII (after all they were just removing the callous of “non-humans” from our planet for us, right? Wrong again!). I guess since we think we need a list of pros and cons of abortion, we should have been around to give Hitler and his cronies a list of pros and cons of genocide. This argument is also rebutted by many scientific studies that the mainstream media and pro abortion forces do not want widely publicized because they smack of the reality that in most cases even one full nine month pregnancy and birth of a child significantly lowers a woman’s risk for developing breast cancer and many other life threatening diseases. For additional resources click here. You see the real danger lies with abortion itself, not the ifs, ands, and buts, of circumstance. Pros and cons of abortion: The sad fact is that abortion snuffs out at least one human life in each and every tragic case. A woman is more than a fetus. Though a woman might be pregnant with a child, she still is her own person and has every right to decide what she wants to do with her baby.” My Assessment: A woman is not more valuable than a fetus, nor is a fetus more valuable than a woman. Both are preciousin God’s eyes and deserve to live (if it is God’s will). We should not usurp the authority of Almighty God by taking a life that He gave. Now I must sidebar here and say that some would interject here that we should not advocate capital punishment for criminals, fighting in war, or killing out of the necessity of self defense (in which a person is “consciously” attempting to take our life or the lives of our family). What they do not seem to understand is that these precepts ad standards are also set in scripture and in light of this we must conclude that all killing is not necessarily murder, but all murder (killing of an innocent person) is killing and is dreadfully wrong. On this point, we should also note that a fetus is more than just a fetus as well. Though those who advocate abortion will probably never admit it, the fact that every fetus (which is simply the name of a growth stage of a human being “a.k.a. person”), that is allowed to grow and develop naturally always (unless God or man intervenes) grows into an infant…which grows into a toddler…which grows into a youngster…which grows into a teenager…which ultimately grows into an adult. Can’t you see that just because we have named a person by a different name based on what stage of life it is at, does not take away that person’s right to live, nor does it take away the innate will to live that we each possess within us. Furthermore, a woman, as soon as she becomes pregnant with a child (no matter how that child was conceived) has become party to the creation of a human being…and that human being, though inside her body, is also a separate entity which needs her protection. She is now responsible before God to protect that life as best as she can. She should not need a list of the pros and cons of abortion. Does this supposed “right to choose” extend beyond the womb? I mean, after all, it is “her Child” right? Of course she/he is the woman’s child, but we have murder laws. If she kills another human being after they are born, she should be tried and found guilty of murder. Why should this be any different for the mother/child relationship while the child is still in the womb. Just because some of us are too ignorant or (in many cases) just plain stupid and selfish not to recognize a child as a child, should that child pay the ultimate pricefor our mistake? Not, unless you believe Hitler and the Nazis has the right idea…and that point should also be a no brainer…Wrong is wrong! Relativism does not apply! Pros and cons of abortion: People are people…no matter how big or how small, strong or defenseless, and regardless of their locality. We all started out in someone’s womb. Outlawing abortion is discriminatory. Anti abortion laws discriminate against low income women who are forced to back alley abortions, where they can become infected. Rich people can travel to anywhere they need to go to find the proper care that they need.” My Assessment: This society seems to be willing and able to yell “DISCRIMINATION!” about everything under the sun. Now, they wish to apply it to abortion. What an appalling moot point! What about the discrimination against the unborn child that is about to be tried without an impartial jury of his/her peers, convicted of interrupting the lives of others or maybe having a “birth defect” or being the product of rape or incest, therefore unwanted, then slaughtered execution style without so much as a last wish or a plea for help? Why don’t we ask the unborn children of the world their opinion on the “pros and cons of abortion”…or why don’t we ask the 40 million plus babies that have received an involuntary express ticket to heaven since 1973 due to abortion what they think about the way they had to die? Oh, that’s right…They cannot speak for themselves. Let’s move on with this point. I cannot believe the author of this point compares an abortion to proper medical care. This “care” is in stark contrast to the Hippocratic Oath that every medical doctor takes which reads in part as follows: “…I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion…”. Although Hippocrates worshipped ancient pagan gods and goddesses, he still had the good sense to oppose abortion and require that same opposition of his students. “Doctors” who perform the murderous practice of abortion are going against a medical oath that is centuries old, therefore abortion not only goes against the laws of God, but even the historic traditions of sinful mankind. Even sinners long ago were afraid to sidestep such an innate right and wrong issue. Pros and cons of abortion: Both the rich and poor alike are equally wrong to seek abortions as it cannot be rightly construed as “proper and necessary medical care”. I must take a break and simply state that this pros and cons of abortion business really makes my blood boil! If abortion is outlawed then more “children” will be having children. Abortion should not be a form of birth control, but if something does happen there should be the option of abortion there so the wrong mother doesn’t have to raise a child at such a young age.” My Assessment: Are we really so blind that we cannot see that there is an alternative to “children” having children. As in good medical practice, we should attack the problem, not the symptom or the result. We should stop all “sex education” that does not aggressively promote abstinence . I would be in favor of stopping all sex education in schools period if parents would be willing to step up to the plate and teach their own children these crucial lessons like they are supposed to, but I am not that naive that I think that would actually happen, especially in a society where I feel it imperative that I write this article addressing pros and cons of abortion. Furthermore, if a “child” does get pregnant. They should then be taken under wing and taught in retro that it is wrong to have sexual relations outside of a monogamous marital relationship, but at the same time loved without condescension, and told that every life is precious. She should then be presented with the options of keeping the baby or giving the baby up for adoption once they are born. Pros and cons of abortion: Treat the problem not the symptom and stop making silly excuses for murder. Troublesome situations will not go away, but we cannot fix problems by killing the defenseless, innocent unborn children of this world! Every child should be a wanted child. If abortion is illegal then there would be a lot of children brought into this world that weren’t wanted. This could cause more damage to the child than anything.” My Assessment: If we look diligently enough, we will conclude that every child is a wanted child, because they are wanted by somebody. Some would be parent is out there longing to make these children their own. I have heard countless stories of the difficulties of adoption and finding a child to adopt. I am also not so naive to believe that even if we could get abortion stopped completely that there would not be a dramatic increase in need for orphanages and multitudes of children in state care, but wouldn’t it be better than killing them? And what if both sides of the abortion issue could somehow miraculously come to the same conclusion that if all of their efforts and millions and billions of dollars were transferred to meeting this need of caring for the unborn and insuring they are somehow nurtured to adulthood, they could all perform and achieve the greater good of helping heal and foster a productive and healthier society, one life at a time? What if all of the churches would wake up and realize that we are not properly loving our neighbor and are being complacent on far too many issues such as this…and we would rise up and do more than our fair share to care for the unborn children in question and the mothers and fathers of these children? Oh, only if… I know this is a rather utopian vision, but isn’t it really the way it should be? Listen to your conscience. Pros and cons of abortion fact: Nothing causes more damage to the unborn than to be murdered and snuffed out before their time. That is certainly a definition of tragedy. Abortion should be legal for those women who are raped. Women who are raped sometimes can not even bare the thought of bringing that child into their lives and sometimes the option of abortion is the best one to chose.” My Assessment: The compassion and love for people that God has placed within me certainly feels (at least to some extent) the pain that the raped woman who has become pregnant feels. I can’t begin to feel the exact pain as deeply as they, however. But, neither can they feel the pain that their unborn child would feel as the are brutally torn apart within their womb which is supposed to serve as a safe haven until birth. A friend told me of a movie in which an arch enemy of a prince violently raped the prince’s wife and left her with child. At the end of the movie, after the rapist had met the justice of capital punishment, and the princess had told her husband of her tragic plight and asked him what they should do about the baby yet to be born…the prince simply replied, “It was not the child’s fault.” And though it was neither the child’s fault nor the mother’s fault she had been raped, the just prince was compelled to keep the baby based on simple human decency. Pros and cons of abortion fact: Murdering a child is never the best, or even a conceivable option for a “civilized” or “uncivilized” people. Cons of Abortion This is the section that the other webpage got right (not necessarily in some of the specifics, but the main thrust is right on the nose): Abortion does not give the child that is in the womb a chance at life. It is wrong and looked down upon by a lot of religions.” And Biblical Christianity is no exception. Biblical pros and cons of abortion: Job 31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb? Psalm 22:10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou [art] my God from my mother’s belly. Biblical pros and cons of abortion: Psalm 71:6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise [shall be] continually of thee. Some women use abortion as a type of birth control. They sleep with men and do not use protection and think nothing of it to go to the clinic as many as five times in their life to have an abortion.” Biblical pros and cons of abortion Hebrews 13:4 Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. A con against abortion is the nagging thought that a woman went to a clinic, had an abortion, and thus the world was prevented from seeing the birth of the only person capable of attaining a leadership role and initiating a peace accord between warring factions in the Middle East, thus preventing decades of strife and murder. A stable home life is not a guarantee of talent, and illegitimate children have shown themselves to be very bright on occasion, Lawrence of Arabia for one.” Biblical pros and cons of abortion: Psalm 139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. Another con, is that the child who never lived, may have invented a cure for cancer (had he lived). Think about that, if you’re for abortion, the next time you walk into a hospital to have a mysterious growth on your breast checked out.” Arguments about abortion: Arguments against removal of a baby are explained: Ecclesiastes 11:5 As thou knowest not what [is] the way of the spirit, [nor] how the bones [do grow] in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. The Against abortion arguments Having an abortion always lessens your chances for having children later in life. Even though it doesn’t happen to many women, you could be the one to miss out on your once in a life time chance to have your baby.” ABORTION PROS AND CONS – What Are Biblical pros and cons of abortion: Psalm 127:3 Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward. There are other options. You can give your baby up for adoption and give your child a chance at life.” Biblical pros and cons of abortion: Psalm 90:12 So teach [us] to number our days, that we may apply [our] hearts unto wisdom. If looked at the religious aspect, God gave you the opportunity to have a baby for a reason, you should not throw that chance away.” Biblical pros and cons of abortion: Isaiah 44:2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, [which] will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen. If you laid down in the bed and weren’t responsible, you should take responsibility for your actions and take care of the child you created. Abortion is the lazy way out.” Biblical pros and cons of abortion Or at the very least you should be responsible (because you are responsible for the wellbeing of that child) and give him/her up for adoption if you are unwilling or unable to take care of him/her yourself and know nobody close you who would…Don’t be like these folks: , Isaiah 13:18 [Their] bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children. If you have an abortion you will always wonder what if, and feel guilty for the rest of your life about the child you could have had.” Biblical pros and cons of abortion: Isaiah 44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I [am] the LORD that maketh all [things]; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; Biblical pros and cons of abortion: Isaiah 46:3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne [by me] from the belly, which are carried from the womb: Biblical pros and cons of abortion: Isaiah 66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut [the womb]? saith thy God. Now I shall leave you with some very key scriptures as you consider the pros and cons of abortion… Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, [and] I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. I hope this article has been a help and a blessing to you.