Paraphrasing one of America’s founding documents: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all human beings are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among which is the right to life…”
Abortion is an issue most Americans don’t think about, only knowing whether they lean pro-choice or pro-life, or perhaps somewhere in the middle. It is a hotly political argument, and one that is usually avoided. Regarding abortion itself, they usually feel it has no direct impact on them or their life.
A national survey by the Pew Research Center, finds that abortion is viewed as a less important issue than in the past. Currently, 53% say abortion “is not that important compared to other issues,” and the percentage viewing abortion as a “critical issue facing the country” fell from 28% in 2006 to 15% in 2009 and now stands at 18%.
But that is where they are wrong! Abortion affects every single person in the United States. It affects everyone around us, whether it’s our teachers, our co-workers, our friends or family. It also has an impact on the society we live in and sadly, our future who we will most like be dependent upon later in life.
We are missing over 55 million children to abortion with the number rising daily. Let me repeat that….FIFTY-FIVE MILLION! A staggering number that doesn’t even have a shock value left to our country. But as President Obama noted in his December 14, 2012 speech after the Sandy Hook tragedy, “They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.” These children, and their children will be forever lost to a heinous death.
Healthy babies are killed everyday, with over 90% aborted for reasons that are neither life threatening to the mother nor due to any fetal abnormalities.
Those who have formally worked in abortion clinics and performed late-term abortions, state that these types of abortions are not only common but are done for reasons of convenience in most cases.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, there are an average of 20,000 abortions per year on babies over 21 weeks gestation (not to mention another 55,000 on babies between 16-20 weeks gestation). These 20,000 babies aborted at 21 weeks gestation and beyond were fully formed and in many cases the mothers could feel them moving inside their wombs when they aborted them.
Abortionist Haskell says that 80% of his procedures are elective (i.e. on healthy mothers with healthy babies) “And I’ll be quite frank: most of my abortions are elective in that 20-24 week range…In my particular case, probably 20% are for genetic reasons. And the other 80% are purely elective…”
On social media sites, such as Facebook, it is acceptable and even compassionate to campaign for an animal who has less than 24 hours before it is to be euthanized. It touches peoples’ hearts and receives instant likes and response. However, bring up the plight of the unborn and the injustice that is afflicted upon them, you take the risk of not only offending your audience, but getting “de-friended!” In America, we put down our family animals and even slaughter our cattle more humanely than the death we inflict through abortion in the womb.
In America, under a federal law, a person can go to prison for the tampering or removal of a bald eagle egg. The 1972 amendment increased the penalty for any violation to a maximum fine of $5,000 or one year in prison (or $10,000 or not more than two years in prison for a second conviction.) Ironically, this federal law was passed the year before Roe v. Wade made it acceptably legal to kill an unborn child.
An excellent pro-life website that I’ve discovered is www.abort73.com. Their motto is “Here ends the apathy of ignorance; Here begins the responsibility of knowledge”. They believe that until America knows and sees what abortion does, we will never make headway to reduce or eliminate the staggering numbers. Their photos are graphic, but they believe that this is what it will take to wake people up to the violence we inflict every single day on our unborn.
I too believe that everyone, pro-choice and pro-life, needs to see the reality of abortion. Naomi Wolf, an ardent abortion supporter, questions anyone who is willing to support abortion without also having the stomach to face its violent reality.
“How can we charge that it is vile and repulsive for pro-lifers to brandish vile and repulsive images if the images are real? To insist that the truth is in poor taste is the very height of hypocrisy. Besides, if these images are often the facts of the matter, and if we then claim that it is offensive for pro-choice women to be confronted by them, then we are making the judgment that women are too inherently weak to face a truth about which they have to make a grave decision. This view of women is unworthy of feminism.”
Finally, it should not matter if you are a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Atheist or a Christian. What we should all be, if nothing else, is Humanitarians and fight to end this cruelty that we inflict on these children~our future depends on it!
“We are no longer truly free if freedom continues to be denied to the most innocent and defenseless among us.” — Cliff Kincaid, Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism