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in a rights-crazed society. Even animals are afforded rights these days.
Still, the unborn are not protected.
Legally, the fertilized egg of an eagle has more
rights than an unborn child. And in Wisconsin, stepping on a snail can land
you in jail -- with a $10,000 fine. But a woman can have her baby sliced
and diced, for a price, right into the ninth month of pregnancy -- all within
the confines of the law.
Yes, abortion is big business. And the doctors are making a
Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, our nation has lost
an entire generation to abortion. We are beginning to see some of the effects
of that diabolical decision, as universities nationwide find themselves strapped
for students. How many Michaelangelos have we destroyed in the name of
convenience? How many Edisons have we erased from the pages of human
The birth of Jesus Christ forever altered the
course of human history. Yet, if ever a woman had reason to refuse a pregnancy,
it was his mother. Consider the social, financial and practical circumstances
in which she found herself: unmarried, young, and "on the road" (it was the
year of the census). Her baby would be born in a barn. Still, the Bible says,
"in the fullness of time, God sent his Son." (Gal 4:4) Do you suppose he
made a mistake?
Feminists repeatedly cite instances of rape and
incest in their defense of abortion. However, only 2% of the 1.5 million
abortions committed in the US every year are procured for reasons other than
When I found out I was pregnant, years ago,
it was not a "convenient" time. My husband was unemployed; we had no insurance
and we had just been evicted. We didn't even have the money to move. Too
proud to turn to welfare, we simply did without. No running water. No heat.
Canned goods froze in the cupboard. Water in the sink (from snow I had melted)
became solid overnight. I was 1,000 miles from family and didn't have a friend
To further complicate matters, I tested positive
for German measles. The doctor suspected (incorrectly, it turns out) "severe
deformity of the fetus." He suggested abortion.
Naive as I was, I had never heard of such a thing.
Kill the life within me? This was not some blob of tissue I could have had
dissected and discarded at will, but a separate, living being. We had distinct
blood types. I heard his heartbeat. He jumped when he had the hiccups; he
was agitated and kicked when I ate garlic.
No, abortion was no option.
was a rocky marriage. After one beating that put me in bed for weeks, I almost
lost the baby. My husband left shortly after the baby was born. Turns out,
he had another family "on the side."
I can't say it has been easy these past years; God intended that there be
two parents. But every time I look into my boy's big brown eyes, or
hear his "Mommy, I love you," I know it was right. Best thing that ever happened
So what if I got a late start on my education?
So what if I don't have time to socialize, with the many demands upon my
time? (Single parents have twice the responsibility, and half the help.)
I know I have hugs and kisses that no money can buy.
No, what's convenient is not always best, or right. Easy Street is a dead
What if Jesus Christ had only been thinking of
himself, and his "right," when it came time to go to the cross? Calvary was
not convenient, but interrupted his career--big time.
God is forgiving, and we all make mistakes. But there are choices
we will have to live with for the rest of our lives. The choice I live with
has a name, a smile, a birthday. And a future.
All abortion has to offer is a dead baby. What
kind of "choice" is
"They shed innocent blood,
the blood of their sons
and their daughters
... and the land was polluted with the
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