“ What if i told you that right now someone is choosing if you are going to live or die? What if I told you that this choice wasn’t based on what you could or couldn’t do, what you’ve done in the past, or what you could do in the future? And what if I told you, you could do nothing about it? Thousands of children are right now in that very situation. Someone is choosing, without even knowing them, whether they are going to live or die.
That someone is their mother. And that choice, is abortion.
Every day. 115000 children are dying through abortion. A hundred and fifteen thousand. That means that 500 children would die every hour. All those lives, gone. All that potential, gone. And all that hope and future, gone.
Now I know some of you may be thinking, now it’s not really killing. After all, a fetus isn’t really a child, right? Why do we think that just because a fetus can’t talk or do what we do, it isn’t a human being yet? The word fetus, comes from the Latin word, meaning young one or young child. Some babies are born only after 5 months. Is this baby not human? We would never say that, yet abortions are performed on 5 month old fetuses all the time.
Or do we only call them humans, only if they are wanted?
Some people might say that since abortions are legal now, it doesn’t matter, it’s not our business. But if an action is unjust, it needs to be illegal. And it has to be our business. This particular law has a huge impact on our society.
I know some people say that the mother has the right to abort. After all, her life is dramatically impacted by having a baby. But i’m asking you to think of the child’s rights that were never given to it. No matter what rights the mother has, it doesn’t mean we should overlook the rights of the fetus. Talking about the mother’s choice. The mother would have had the choice to not have unprotected sex in the first place. We must remember that with our rights and choices, comes responsibilities. And we can’t take someone else’s rights away to avoid our responsibilities.
And who’s to say that abortion is the easy way out? I don’t think people understand the affects of an abortion on a woman. I don’t have the space to list down all the negative after affects, but here are a few examples of the physical effects. 17% of women face complications in their subsequent pregnancies. Some may not even be able to give birth at all. There are also greater risks in developing breast cancer after having an abortion.
But perhaps the worst affects are the emotional ones. Women who have had an abortion tend to have more mood disorders, substantial enough to provoke them to harm themselves. In addition, these women are 5 times more likely to have problems with drug and alcohol abuse.
Abortion leaves a woman feeling lost and uncertain about their future. Almost 1/3 of all women that have had an abortion are dissatisfied with their decision. It is certainly not the cure that people think it is. “
“Even though you can’t see them or hear them at all.
A person’s a person. No matter how small.”
Horton, from Horton Hears a Who!
I had an abortion at the age of 18 and it was the worst thing I ever did. I would never recommend it to anyone, because it always comes back to haunt you.