Posts Tagged ‘Reasons Not to Have Abortion’

Via Live Action News Note: If you are a father trying to stop an abortion, see this article. If you are a woman who is being pressured into an abortion, go here.

Parenting website Mommyish recently published an article advocating ten reasons (well, actually nine) to have an abortion. In response, I wrote a piece debunking the author’s arguments. Today, I will discuss ten reasons not to have an abortion.

1) It compounds tragedy.

Sometimes the circumstances surrounding a pregnancy are tragic. Perhaps the woman was raped. Maybe the baby has been diagnosed with a defect. Or the woman’s health might be at risk. However, one tragedy is not answered with another. We do not erase a rape by killing a child. We do not cure a baby by taking his life. And we do not avoid all health issues by avoiding the reality of another human being.

Women who have been raped must be compassionately cared for. But compassionate care does not include executing a woman’s child. Parents facing a difficult prenatal diagnosis must be given real facts and directed to others with helpful experiences. They must not be forced into a quick choice for abortion or urged to take the life of their child instead of giving her a chance to defy the odds. Women with high-risk pregnancies must be treated by real medical professionals. But treatment does not include intentionally killing a child. (If a child dies during the course of treating the woman – i.e., during chemotherapy for cancer, removal of an ectopic pregnancy, etc. – this is not an abortion.)

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**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.)

Ok, so I’ve been on the lookout for unusual resources that support a choice for life.  (See, life is a choice, too!)  Resources that are clear, easy-to-understand, and compelling.  I’ve come across this free online book called “101 Reasons NOT to Have an Abortion”  A Girl’s Guide to Informed Choice:  http://www.101girlsguide.com/uploads/101_Reasons_Not_To_Have_An_Abortion_EDITION_4__June_Edition_8x10_format.pdf.

You definitely need to check this one out!!  It’s well researched, well argued, and well thought out.  If you’re already committed to life, this will give you more understanding, truth, and explanations to have under your belt.  Maybe you should print it and pass it on to a girl you know.  Maybe you should forward it in an email to people on your list.  If you’re on the fence, this will explain the issue from many different aspects.  You have nothing to lose by doing your research!  In fact, this book will demonstrate to you the inconsistency of the pro-choice position.

Why, if abortion is so right, should it be “safe, legal, and RARE” in their words?  Why, if abortion is so right, do they agree it’s “tragic”?  Why, if abortion is so right, is it such a “difficult decision”?    Why, if abortion is right, do they say it shouldn’t be used for birth control?  Why, if abortion is right, do girls sometimes cover their bedrooms with pictures of babies after having an abortion?  Sadly, I’ve heard from girls who’ve decided that abortion is the way to go.  The most common reason is “I already have my life planned out.  This isn’t right for me.”  I realize that other girls contemplate other reasons for abortion, but do we really live in such a self-centered society that the life of a baby hinges simply on the fact that “I don’t want it right now.”  What if you replaced the word “it” with “her” or “him”?  It’s easy to dismiss a person when they’re just an “it.”  But when you realize that this little baby is a tiny girl or or a tiny boy, their death becomes a lot more real and a lot more personal.

Wondering if you should read “A Girl’s Guide to Informed Choice?”  Wondering if it’s a good resource for you to print and pass on to a girl you know who’s considering abortion?  Here’s an introductory page from the book itself:

If abortion is right…

If abortion is right…

Then it’s a natural healthcare choice for women.

If abortion is wrong…

Then it’s the destruction of the family, the little child and, ultimately, women.

If abortion is carried out on a female’s body…

Then it’s an elective surgical procedure she should have full control over.

If abortion is carried out on a separate person within her body…

Then it’s a perversion of all we stand for as females and women.

If abortion destroys pregnancy tissue, a potential baby or blood…

Then this is all a lot of fuss about nothing.

If abortion destroys a developing baby, a child of God…

Then it’s no wonder our conscience is pleading “Stop!”

If abortion is morally virtuous…

Then repeat abortions for birth control or sex selection are totally acceptable.

If abortion is not ethical or morally right…

Then it can’t be justified for accidents either.

If abortion is an easy, simple choice with no lasting impact…

Then all those women with Post Abortion Syndrome are faking it.

If abortion is a complex choice with long term consequences…

Then it’s time you read 101 Reasons Not to Have an Abortion: A Girls Guide to Informed Choices!

Disclaimer:  Although I believe this is a great resource and well-argued, I do not agree with all of the author’s language…for example, I do not think that abortion is “still your choice.”  Legally, yes, it is I suppose (unless you believe that Roe v. Wade is unconstitutional, as I do).  But morally, I do not believe it is ever “your choice” to kill another human being…

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!

Maybe you’ll want to check out 10 Reasons Not to Have an Abortion.

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! Read these incredible stories, from a group that helps pregnant moms. 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.