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Abortion is many, many things.

It is painful.

It is cruel.

It is a tragedy.

It is the source of harm for countless women, men, and families.

It is the cause of death for millions of innocent children.

More specifically, though, if you want to hear true, accurate descriptions of abortion from those who have been there – women who’ve experienced abortions and abortion doctors and clinic workers – you should follow the Expose Abortion project.  (There are other descriptions of abortion here that are worth reading, for those who want very detailed information.)

I’ve written a whole article about the Expose Abortion project for Live Action.  You can read it here.  This project exposes abortion by revealing truth from the inside.  Below are just a few of the project’s quotes, most from abortion doctors and clinic workers:

I was helping the doctor hold the baby [to keep it in the birth canal]. The other nurse got the instrument [a large syringe with a large needle], handed it to the doctor, and he inserted it into the base of the skull. Then he pulled the baby out. Its little hands were grasping. When the baby quit grasping, then he delivered it. He used the syringe to suction out the brains.

– Testimony of witness to an abortion. See Silentnomoreawareness.org/testimonies/testimony.aspx?ID=2671

It [abortion] goes against all things which are natural. It’s a termination of a life, however you look at it.

– Robert Harris, abortionist, From author Magda Denes, PhD. “In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death Inside an Abortion Hospital”.

And typically when the abortion procedure is started we typically know that the fetus is still alive because either we can feel it move as we’re making our initial grasps or if we’re using some ultrasound visualization when we actually see a heartbeat as we’re starting the procedure.

– This account of D&E is part of sworn testimony given in US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, May 27, 1999, Case No. 98-C-0305-S), by Dr. Martin Haskell, an abortionist.

You can see a miniature person… as a physician… I am destroying life.

– abortionist Benjamin Kalish, MD

Question: Can the heart of a fetus or embryo still be beating during a suction curettage abortion as the fetus or embryo comes down the cannula?
Answer: For a few seconds to a minute, yes.

– Sworn testimony given in US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, May 27, 1999, Case No. 98-C-0305-S), by Dr. Harlan Raymond Giles, an abortionist. He describes legal activity.)

I was finally able to remove the head and look squarely into the face of a human being…a human I had just killed.

– abortionist Paul Jarrett, MD

I have taken the lives of innocent babies and I have ripped them from their mother’s wombs with a powerful suction machine.

– abortionist McArthur Hill, MD.

**To find out more, visit the Expose Abortion page, read my article on Live Action, or follow the project on Facebook or Twitter @ExposeAbortion.  Tell your friends about this project and help them know the real truth, too!  It’s one thing to know the truth, but it’s another to share it!  Choose to share!!  (Hopefully you learned this as a toddler =)

***If you haven’t seen it yet, you should definitely check out Live Action’s Inhuman investigation.  Make yourself sit down and watch the videos or read the transcripts.  These are the things Americans NEED to realize are happening…

Here are 10 Reasons Not to Choose Abortion, an article for men involved in abortion decisions, and one for women who feel pressured to choose abortions.

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This is crazy.  Apparently, a surrogate mother is currently being pressured to abort her child by the adoptive parents.  The reason?  The baby has a cleft lip/palate and may also have a heart condition.  Cleft lips are EASILY corrected by surgery and should not even be considered a birth “defect,” in my opinion.  The major effects are clearly reversible.  In addition, many people live happy and fairly easy, healthy lives with a variety of heart conditions.

No parent should abort their child, but especially not for a horrible reason like this.  Reportedly, the surrogate mom is pro-life, but she definitely needs our prayers.  Read more here, and pray for strength for her and a choice for life.

How well do you know the stages of development for an unborn baby?  Do you know when the heart starts beating?  When the brain waves can be measured?  When all the “ingredients” are there for a new, unique individual?  How about when the baby can suck her thumb?  When he can smile?  Roll around?  When fingernails and toenails start to appear?  No matter how educated you think you are, we should seek to know this information by heart. 

Day 1:   On the very first day of fertilization/conception, the baby contains the detailed genetic blueprint for every detail of human development – sex, hair and eye color, height, skin tone, etc.  This child is unique!

Day 22:  The heart starts beating!  (Most women don’t even know they’re pregnant yet.)  I know from personal experience that it is absolutely amazing and life-changing to see or hear the heartbeat of an unborn child on an ultrasound screen.  Every woman should have the opportunity to see and hear this before she makes any decision.  Otherwise, she is not fully informed.

Day 30:  The baby is already 10,000 times larger than she started out!

Six Weeks:  Brain waves can be recorded, which means they’ve been going on for longer than this.

Day 60 (or so):  Near the end of the month the skeleton changes from cartilage to bone. Forty muscle sets begin their first exercises and, working with the nervous system, respond with small movements to touch.

Nine Weeks:  Fingerprints are present.  They never change!

Third Month:  The baby now sleeps, awakens and exercises muscles energetically – turning the head, curling toes and opening and closing his or her mouth. The palm, when stroked, will make a tight fist. Fingernails and toenails form, and the baby’s sex is now identifiable.  Vocal cords are complete…at times it seems as if the baby is crying.

MOST ABORTIONS HAPPEN DURING THE TIME PERIOD ABOVE…IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS.  LOOK AT HOW MUCH A BABY CAN ALREADY DO AT THIS POINT!  CLEARLY, A BABY IS A LIVING, UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL.

For more detail, go here:  http://rtl.org/prolife_issues/fetaldevelopment_chrono.html.  (I quote portions from this site above, but many other places document the same information.) 

If you’re interested in seeing pictures or videos of an unborn baby, or finding out more secrets of the womb, you will find these links interesting:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3846525.stm  Scans Uncover Secrets of the Womb

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3105580.stm  Scanner Shows Unborn Babies Smile

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/24999650/  Miracle Baby is Born Twice

http://www.ehd.org/prenatal-images-index.php  Prenatal Images to Use

http://www.ehd.org/movies-index.php  4 D Ultrasound Movies

http://www.ehd.org/pregnancy.php  Pregnancy Calendar and Journal, DVD to Buy

http://www.ehd.org/pregnancy-heartbeat-calculator.php  Heartbeat Calendar

Here, also, are stories from women who saw an ultrasound of their baby: 

http://www.heartlink.org/faces/  Faces of Option Ultrasound

**If you are a girl or woman who is being pressured or threatened into having an abortion, please read this article.

**If you are a guy who is trying to stop an abortion, please read this article. (Some of the info in this article may also help parents or friends who are trying to stop an abortion.)

**I also recently wrote an article called “10 Reasons Not to Have an Abortion” that you might find helpful. Please check it out and let me know your thoughts.

Seems there are so many reasons out there today justifying abortions; giving reasons why women should be encouraged to have them; explaining why they’re not so bad after all.  And many of the reasons out there for why we should NOT have an abortion are long, drawn out, not persuasive, and admittedly preachy.  I’d certainly agree that God uses different statements and reasons to touch different people’s hearts…no doubt about it.  So please don’t take this post as saying that we shouldn’t keep telling people that every new baby is a special creation of God.  We should.  Some people may even need to hear that if they have an abortion, they’re murdering their child; a unique human being with the same right to live that each of us enjoy.  However, is calling someone a murderer the best way to convince them to save their child from death and themselves from emotional and probable physical trauma?  Not always…

So here’s THE CHALLENGE:  What are three unique reasons you can think of not to have an abortion?  Think of persuading people gently…but not too gently =)  We still have to speak the truth!  We just must remember to speak it in love.  We absolutely want to save every child’s life!!!  But we also absolutely want to save every woman (and man that’s involved) from a lifetime of irreversible hurt.

I’ll start off with a few reasons and resources to back them up.  Please send me YOUR THOUGHTS!!!

1)  Someone else out there would love to adopt your child and give her a wonderful home…a home that you can choose!  http://www.bethany.org/  I have not had personal interaction with this organization, but I have heard they do good work.  There are certainly other great adoption agencies out there.

2)  You’re not alone!  Other women have been where you are and they have made a different choice.  www.standupgirl.com and www.pregnancyline.com.

3)  Giving life to a child makes you a hero.  A nine-month sacrifice of your body is totally worth it to let another precious life have a chance to impact and change our world.  http://www.virtuemedia.org/ and www.standupgirl.com.

4)  Late term abortions are absolutely awful.  Early abortions are awful.  All abortions are awful.  Have you ever read a description of exactly what happens during an abortion?  Go here to find out.

5)  Many former abortion doctors and Planned Parenthood workers are leaving their jobs because of what they see.  (Read UnPlanned by Abby Johnson who gave up being a PP director after seeing an ultrasound). 

  • Dr. Brewer:  “I can remember…the resident doctor sitting down, putting the tube in, and removing the contents.  I saw the bloody material coming down the plastic tube, and it went into a big jar.  My job afterwards was to go and undo the jar, and to see what was inside….I opened the sock up and put it on the towel, and there were parts of a person in there.  I had taken anatomy, I was a medical student.  I knew what I was looking at.  There was a little scapula and an arm.  I saw some ribs and a chest, and a little tiny head.  I saw a piece of a leg, and a tiny hand and an arm, and you know, it was like somebody put a hot poker into me.  I had a conscience, and it hurt.” [1]
  • “I remember seeing the baby move underneath the sack of membranes as the caesarean incision was made, before the doctor broke the water.  The thought came to me, ‘My God, that’s a person.’“[1]
  • Dr. Nathanson:  “[A]s a result of all this technology—looking at this baby, examining it, investigating it, watching its metabolic functions, watching it urinate, swallow, move and sleep, watching it dream…treating it, operating on it—I finally came to the conviction that this was my patient.  This was a person!  I was a physician, pledged to save my patients’ lives, not to destroy them.  So I changed my mind on the subject of abortion.”[1]
  • Dr. Bruner:  “Instead of some mysterious thing inside her belly, a mother and her family can now identify a little human being.”
  • Dr Levantino:  “I’ll tell you one thing about D&E…You never have to worry about a baby’s being born alive.  I won’t describe D&E other than to say that, as a doctor, you are sitting there tearing, and I mean tearing—you need a lot of strength to do it—arms and legs off of babies and putting them in a stack on top of a table.”[1]
  • OB/GYN Staffer Henry:  “The saline, a salt solution, is injected into the woman’s sac and the baby swallows it.  The baby starts dying a slow, violent death.  The mother feels everything, and many times it is at this point when she realizes that she really has a live baby inside of her because the baby starts fighting violently for his or her life.  He’s just fighting inside because he’s burning.”[1]

[1] See David Kupelian & Mark Masters, Abortionist Whistleblowers Tell All, WHISTLEBLOWER, Jan. 2003 8,(emphasis in original).

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT ABORTION

Photo from this site, with more info about this little baby.

Photo from this site, with more info about this little baby.

If you’re a woman considering abortion, please consider that you have other options. I know, you’ve probably heard that. But please read on. Abortion – no matter how great it seems in the moment – is a decision with very lasting and painful effects. Read what other women have to say about it! Please at least go to this site, where you will find a helpline, a way to chat online, or a way to email someone who can help you. Or, the site can help you find a pregnancy resource center in your area where you can go for emotional and material support, as well as often a free ultrasound – which you should totally see!

You can also comment on this article – I’ll see it before anyone else does – and I’ll be happy to email you back and help you however I can. Also, please consider that every woman should know the truth about abortion before she ever has one. Go here to see a video (or here – and read the description below the video!). Go here to read about abortion. Please be informed.

A 4-D ultrasound photo of a baby at 8 weeks…check out more photos at this link. Amazing!!

You can also read this article or this one if you’re wondering why not to have an abortion. There are literally at least 101 reasons! At least check it out! A baby is a baby from the very beginning – her heart is beating at only 21 or 22 days! His brain waves can be read at only 6 weeks! And her little heart is crying out for you – her mother – to love her and give her the precious gift of life. I’m here for you, and so are many others – really. If you’re a dad who needs help, check out this advice article, and feel free to contact me.