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10 reasons not to have an abortion

baby, womb, pregnant, womanNote: If you are a father, parent, friend, (or anyone) trying to stop an abortion, (or if you need more information about what abortion does)  see this article. If you are a woman who is feeling pressured into having 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.)

2) It takes innocent lives.

Science could not be more clear. Unborn human beings are living, separate, and unique. From the moment of fertilization – better known as conception – a new human life is in existence. Ending this life is not ending “potential.” It is ending a life. We would do well to understand the modern science that reveals the humanity of the unborn. (Here is a scientific report, quotes from textbooks, photos, and a video.) Here is an innovative new video series that uses non-graphic medical animation to demonstrate exactly what happens in the different types of abortion. The series also describes the risks each type of abortion poses to women.

3) It violates civil rights.

Civil rights are violated when people are deprived of their basic rights in a discriminatory fashion. Unborn children are deprived of life – the most basic right of all – simply based on their location (their mother’s womb) and their developmental status. This is discriminatory, inhuman, and cruel.

4) It punishes innocent people.

A child does not deserve to die for the crimes of his father. A five-year-old cannot be killed because his father is a rapist. A five-month-old unborn child should not be allowed to be killed for the same reason.

A child does not deserve to die because her mother and/or her father were irresponsible. A child is completely innocent. A child did not decide that his parents would have sex or that they would use ineffective contraception. An unborn child is always innocent and should never be punished.

5) It can harm women.

Real-life stories demonstrate again and again that abortion harms women. Harm comes in a variety of forms – mental, emotional, relational, and physical – and in some cases, women’s lives are lost through abortion. They can also experience the loss of their fertility or an increase in miscarriages after an abortion. To find out more, check out this study, this paper, this compilation of stories, these experiences, and these stories.

(Photo credit: katie.kap on Flickr)
(Photo credit: katie.kap on Flickr)

6) It is damaging to relationships and families.

Any time a family member dies, the rest of the family is affected. And this is true of abortion. A real, living, irreplaceable child has been killed, and the parents and siblings are damaged. Fathers attempting to stop abortions should read this article. Siblings who need a place to express their pain should go here. And for more information on how abortion damages relationships, read this and this. Many women who abort just to convince their guy to stay with them find that they are left alone anyway, shortly after the abortion. Abortion is never the answer to a successful and loving relationship.

7) It never goes away.

No matter how hard we try, we can never erase what abortion does. Abortion takes – it kills – an innocent human being. Time does not erase murder or ease the reality of what it is. Abortion is a cruel tragedy, but it is also a choice that should never be made. Such a choice stays with us forever.

For anyone who has already participated in abortion, while there is no way to change your past, there is a way to heal from it. Check with your local pregnancy resource center for post-abortion recovery programs. You can also look into Rachel’s Vineyard or Ramah International. Also, check out this sermon by Mark Driscoll, in which he discusses how “Jesus died so murder could be forgiven.” Recovery, hope, and healing are always available.

8) It creates new problems.

Some people believe that having an abortion and ending a child’s life will solve their problems. And in the immediate present, it may appear that the problems have been erased. Perhaps college becomes an easier option, maybe parents never find out that their daughter was pregnant, or possibly an affair remains undiscovered. But in reality, abortion only hides problems – it doesn’t solve them. Many women finish college while still giving life to their babies. Many parents are far more accepting and loving than their daughters believed possible. And the truth is better than a lie, when a lie would cost an innocent person’s life. In the end, that’s what this is really about: our problems are not solved through killing an innocent person. Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right. And just because it’s often a hidden choice doesn’t mean it won’t stay with you forever.

Parents often experience great pressure without being told of the great gift they've been given...
Parents often experience great pressure without being told of the great gift they’ve been given…

9) It avoids responsibility.

Abortion is sometimes used as an easy cover-up for a one-night stand or a solution to a relationship gone bad. However, when two adults make the choice to participate in an activity known to create babies, these adults must accept responsibility. Contraception can fail. The best planning can fall apart. But responsibility should not be avoided at the cost of an innocent child’s life.

Responsible people have to make hard choices sometimes. Timing may seem bad, and circumstances might be difficult. But this does not justify killing an innocent person. Choosing to raise a child is responsible. Choosing adoption for a child is responsible. But choosing abortion and denying life to a child who already exists is irresponsibly – and irreparably – wrong.

10) It’s not empowering or liberating for women.

As a woman who considers herself a feminist, I find it appalling that abortion is classified as part of “women’s rights.” It is not my “right” to kill my child. I should not be the only person who has the power to order my child’s execution at the hand of an abortion doctor. Letting my child suffer a death in which her spine is sucked into a tube or her limbs are torn apart or her heart is stopped through poison is not empowering or liberating. These choices ought not to be choices at all. They are cruel tragedies for all involved, and they should not be permitted in a civilized nation. Women do not receive freedom through the blood of their children.

All women should understand exactly what abortion is. For more information, watch these informative (and non-graphic) videos. This site gives information on reversal to anyone who may have started a medical abortion, and here is a story of reversing a later abortion.

  • PrincessJasmine4

    What, no adorable cats for illustrations?

    Just kidding… you forgot

    #11. Abortion is the coward’s way out.

    • Basset_Hound

      Saw the comments on Mommyish (including your lengthy but EXCELLENT post about the humanity of the unborn child). Apparently the kitties didn’t go over real well with a lot of people.

      • PrincessJasmine4

        aw thanks.. I’m sure there will be hell to pay in the morning… but at least it’ll be more challenging than wade gp :-)

        • Beverly Harlton

          Wade and GP were so much fun, though! I miss them. *sheds manly tear*

          • Basset_Hound

            My vote for the “most fun” troll was Alex Hunter.

          • JDC

            I second that. He would be pretty hard to beat.

          • JDC

            I second that. He would be pretty hard to beat.

          • Basset_Hound

            Ah yes. Cross eyed and Pantless Wade who came here with what I call a “shotgun approach” to unload on every conservative cause he could drag from the nether regions of his demented mind.

      • PrincessJasmine4

        And I was right.. “AugustW” responded… albeit I never even addressed her…. ah well..
        can’t wait to see the rest. :-)

        • Basset_Hound

          She was a teensy bit nicer than most. But I’ve got to admire your courage. Feel free to call me “coward” or “chicken” if you like. In fact I would not disagree with you. I DON’T venture over to those sites and tangle with them directly. I prefer to defend my own turf.

          • PrincessJasmine4

            Ya… she was easy to diffuse…
            I usually don’t engage anywhere but here as well… but that Sylvie chick was so full of crap! I could not resist.
            And then it just sorta escalated…. :-)

          • MarcusFenix

            I don’t blame you. I usually don’t, because even *I* have a time limit to write back and forth with people…and i’d be exposing ignorance this those places ad nauseum. <_<

    • Beverly Harlton

      How sad. I have tons of adorable kitten pictures of cats who actually helped strengthen my pro-life position (two were abandoned as infants, so I raised them, one had his arm chewed off by a raccoon and survived, another had Down’s and epilepsy). Maybe I oughta write my own rebuttal. ;)

      • Part138

        Cats can have Down syndrome? That’s not easy I imagine, but at least they and their humans won’t have to deal with bullying and special education nightmares! (I’m learning disabled myself, so I’ve lived all that)

        • Beverly Harlton

          I actually don’t know for a fact that they can, since I haven’t found any information about it online (I searched several times, and all I came up with was either crie de chat or some jerkbag posting on a DS support forum about how he “thought his cat had Down’s because it pooped on itself like Down’s people do” (if I could have punched him through my screen, I would have). Also, my angel boy disappeared before I could get him tested. For a while, I was seriously considering contacting my university’s biology department to have him tested for chromosomal abnormalities, but I was afraid I’d either be laughed at or that they’d keep him and run all kinds of horrible tests on him if it turned out that he *did* have some kind of unheard of abnormality.

          What I *do* know is that mice can have Down’s, though their trisomy occurs on a different chromosome. They have the same sorts of features characteristic of humans with Down’s. My sister also has Down’s, and my angel boy looked in comparison to other “normal” cats the same way that she looks in comparison to “normal” humans: short nose, sweet little eyes, thick neck (this was before he hit puberty, when he should have had a thin neck like a female), short stature. I know it’s stereotyping, but he was super affectionate, too. He’d literally hug you and chomp (his way of kissing) all over your face. That was just the “icing on the cake,” so to speak; what tipped me off were his physical characteristics. He was literally the sweetest cat I ever had. He never wanted to beat up unfamiliar cats, and he never fought the ones that wanted to pick on him (his brother was the Alpha Male and frequently tried to beat him up. Instead of fighting back, Chip would roll on his back and literally scream until Durdles (coincidentally, Durdles is the amputee cat I mentioned) left him alone). He was also developmentally slow as a kitten; he took longer to hit his milestones than his littermates did.

          So, in answer to your original question, Maybe? :)

  • MamaBear

    Let’s drop into the middle of a family discussion.
    John: Sad to say, but we have to remember she is going to suffer for the rest of her life.
    Mary: And this might mess up my plans for college next year, too.
    Dad: And the expenses! This would probably mean dipping into my retirement account and working longer. Our insurance just will not cover it all.
    Mary: I just know I can’t handle her and college, too.
    John: It’s a shame, but she just would never be normal. And she might only live a year or two anyway.
    Mary: And there is this shot that will stop her heart and she won’t feel a thing.
    Dad: OK, it’s agreed. Let’s go down to that clinic and…….
    Want the ending?
    …….let’s go down to that clinic and tell mom’s oncologist that we don’t want him to try any more treatments on mom. Just painlessly end it. After all, we want what is best for her.
    Surprised? Sounded like a discussion on aborting a disabled baby, maybe the teen was an unwed mother, didn’t it? If the arguments of convenience, expense, disability and short life expectancy are shocking to us when applied to those already born, should they not be just as shocking when applied to those yet to be born?

    • Basset_Hound

      Then there would be the jerk who would proclaim with pride that he wheedled, intimidated and cajoled his parents into going to the clinic so he and his family could take trips to Spain.

      • MamaBear

        You know, maybe our society has become so far gone that there isn’t as much shock value in my comparison as I had hoped. :(

        • Basset_Hound

          I wonder…

  • saa5of5

    great article; catchy title

  • mrswright

    i really enjoyed this article. however i cannot reconcile myself with people who get up in arms about the life of a dog or cat and show no such concern about the life of a human being. as far as abortions go nobody can make anybody do something that they didn’t already want to do!!!

  • Frank

    Numbers 2 and 4 are essentially the same argument. Your list should be retitled as 9 reasons.

    • MarcusFenix

      That’s like saying that locking someone away for robbery is the same as placing them on death row for murder.

      Also, the underlying idea of those items individually is different. They aren’t the same thing.

      • CJ99

        You’ll win no arguments by failing at basic math.

        • MarcusFenix

          You’ll win no argument by not actually making one to start with…

          Love how you’re stalking me though…please, keep trolling. It’s kind of interesting, you being all creepy and stuff.

  • Amy S.

    Regarding #7- let us be careful before we make those who have had an abortion feel guilty or cornered. These women could be the biggest game changers for the pro-life movement. Let us empower these women and not dwell on ‘murder’ and not being able to undo the past. We should be encouraging these women to heal through helping other women who are contemplating abortion or help others who have gone through the pain of an abortion. We must remember that we don’t know every woman’s story and emphasis compassion, not that Jesus died ‘to make up for your mistake’. How can we help these women heal and possibly help others?

    • MamaBear

      Jesus did not die for “mistakes.” He died for sin. There is a very big difference. If you are going to criticize the religiously motivated pro-lifers, please at least get it right. Many women do find that accepting forgiveness from God helps them forgive themselves and move on.

      • Amy S.

        I’m sorry – I did not mean Jesus died for “mistakes.” Of course he died for sin. I put ‘to make up for your mistake’ in quotes to say that #7 could be interpreted this way. “Time does not erase murder or ease the reality of what it is. Abortion is a cruel tragedy, but it is also a choice that should never be made. Such a choice stays with us forever” is absolutely true, but may not deem helpful for those women who have already had an abortion – they know this truth, they know the pain and the hurt– and the way this section was written could seem like those women are being talked down to. It saddens me to see you say I criticize the religiously motivated, as I am a religiously motivated pro-lifer and found my passion of the movement through our faith. My comment was only meant to encourage us to remember that women who have had abortions are human beings, just like you and I. Being forgiven by God, of course, is the best way to heal – like with any sin in life. I am only encouraging us to remember that we could focus on how we can help these women, starting with our words, like in a written piece such as this.

        • MamaBear

          Thank you for your clarification. It is true we need to take care with our words. Nor should we approach women with pride or self-righteousness because we are indeed all sinners.

  • Ted Decker

    And … God says not to DO it … it’s murder.

    • CJ99

      god never said “thou wilt not have an abortion”. but when you can become pregnent you can decide but only for yourself.

  • olympicwoman

    I had always been staunchly pro-life, without exception. However, when my son’s immense deformations were found in our 20 week ultrasound, we were forced to deal with the reality of modern medicine’s ability to find these horrors early on. This put us in the position of being forced to “play God,” one which I resent being put in to this day. We did literally every test known to man over the next month, and finally decided to end the pregnancy when it became very clear that his brain was steadily dissolving (going from about 1/16 gone at first, to almost 1/2 gone after just one month of watching, combined with heart defects, a bilateral cleft palate, club feet, and more).
    I’m very aware that most readers will not agree with our decision, however all I can say is, you don’t know what you’ll do until you’re actually faced with the life shattering realization that your child is suffering excruciating pain and has no chance to live on his own. It would have only been for my own selfish reasons to let him continue to go through that, and as much as I knew it would almost destroy everything that I had, and everything that I was, the right decision was crystal clear.
    At the end of the day, we are blessed to have modern medicine be able to solve so much pain in the world, however we don’t always see the challenges that it also can present.
    Please, please, please be cautious and kind with your words and actions when discussing this topic. It’s often so much more complicated and heartbreaking than you might think at first glance. After going through this, I can’t tell you how many other women I’ve talked to who have had to go through the same thing, and don’t feel able to talk about or openly grieve for the death of their desperately wanted and very loved children.

    I’m not trying to throw something like this out there and then not respond to anyone, however I won’t come back to see any replies to this, only because it’s simply
    too painful to have anyone else weigh in on my personal tragedy.

    • Virginia Titterington

      I’m so sad for you that you did not have the precious time we had with our granddaughter. She had anencephaly, found when my daughter was 7 months pregnant and insisting that something wasn’t right with the baby. We spent the last time of the pregnancy taking down all the nursery decorations and arranging for a funeral. It was so shocking. My granddaughter was born and lived one hour and nineteen minutes. She was held in loving arms and kissed and cuddled. I had made a silk dress for her from her mother’s wedding dress scraps and I dressed her in the only gift I would ever be able to give her. She lived her entire life surrounded by love. She lives on, as I have given lectures to healthcare workers about the importance of the approach the team uses when dealing with such a sad birth, so my little Aeryn still makes a difference in the world.

    • elyssa bender

      I completely agree with you. This is not a cut and dry argument. I believe that you probably did the right thing. I know it was one of the hardest decisions you had to make; one you won’t forget because you did what you felt was right for the one you loved with all your heart. It couldn’t have been easy at all. I like that you posted this experience so others won’t be mislead into believing that abortion is black and white.

    • ThePaganProLifer

      I am sorry for what you went. I don’t agree with it, but I feel for you. You will see your baby one day.

  • Dave R

    I love that pic of the baby in the belly !

    • CJ99

      Because it fetishizes pregnancy.

  • Amy Pond

    Just let me ask this. What if the woman is an ex-victim of sex trafficking? She could easily be addicted to drugs, could easily have an std, could easily feel no self worth, and is no doubt traumatized. Should she really be forced to carry the baby to term? Also, what if it’s the baby’s life vs the mother’s life? Also, personally, I DO NOT believe it is ever ok to force a woman who has been a victim of rape to have the baby. It is not ok to make her feel bad for not having the baby. It is her choice. She has already had one choice taken away from her, don’t take another. Never is another person, especially one that has no individuality yet, more important than her.

    • ThePaganProLifer

      So, it’s ok to end the life of an innocent who has nothing to do with the situation? I don’t believe that. I do believe, however, in the morning after pill, and support for victims of rape. There is no excuse for rape- I don’t care if she was running down the street butt-naked.

  • Just Saying.

    You can’t fight for the right of another person and then take away the right to marriage for homosexuals.

    • PrincessJasmine4

      Likewise, you cannot fight for the civil rights of gays while simultaneously trampling on the rights of other disenfranchised like the unborn.

    • ThePaganProLifer

      Actually, I’m bisexual and I support gay marriage. I’m going to the Pride parade in July.

  • ThePaganProLifer

    The whole “it’s your right to have an abortion” thing is not a feminist principal. We are we following the mysoginistic idealology that “I can stop it with violence.” is that where we are? Yep.

    • PrincessJasmine4

      oooh I love it!
      But when you’re arguing with someone who believes that we are just a clump of cells is like talking to a brick wall.

      • ThePaganProLifer

        If its just a clump, why do people fight against it? I don’t see anyone protesting women getting boob jobs or pap smears.

  • Mariah Mullen

    A pregnant woman is not choosing only for herself. If she has an abortion, she is choosing death for her child.

    • CJ99

      No asshole it’s YOU chosing to dictate everyone elses life which is why you are a complete waste of space on this planet.

      • Mariah Mullen

        Wow, just because I disagree with you I’m an asshole and a waste of space? Let’s try to have some manners and debate like grown-ups.
        Now, as to the actual jab there which was that I “dictate everyone elses life” (excellent grammar by the way):
        Quite hypocritical of you, if I may say. You see, I’m trying to protect unborn children; I am not dictating anything about their “manufacture,” just hoping to stop their demise. You would let a woman dictate whether her child is given his or her fundamental right to life. Which is worse?

        • CJ99

          Listen up. You were called an asshole and waste of space since that’s precisely what you are in the only terms you understand. You will not be treated as an adult with manners for that is what you are not. It’s quite simple yet you arrogantly refuse to accept fact. You arrogantly scream about the fetus right to life yet deny everybody else theirs ergo you are dictating the lives of others. To say otherwise is bullshit, and yes that term also applies to you. The unborn are part of the mother therefore the mothers descision is paramount not yours. Yet you sit there smugly claiming superiority over everyone else where none exists. You are absolutely disgusting. My previous comment stands where you’re idiocy does not. In reality you’re an embarrassment to humanity. And if it’s not entirely clear yet, neither I or anybody else gives a damn if your feelings are hurt. You are a liar and a manipulator of the worst kind and deserve no respect for that reason.

          • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

            What you are doing is called projection. YOU in fact embody all the nasty things you spoke about her! You act like a foul mouthed spoiled child and until you learn to grow up and act like a decent human being with some basic social skills don’t expect to be taken seriously by pretty much anyone!

          • CJ99

            Nope, sorry sockpuppet what you’re still doing is flat out lying and yes you blow chunks at it. You lie, manipulate and think you’re insane excuse for a religion gives you the right to dictate the lives of all humanity yet you come back here under multiple accounts accusing me of projecting, and telling me to “grow up”. Yet you feign shock when I call you out for what you are.

            Just so you know what everybody else in the comments for this article figured out a year ago is you’re idiotic bullshit is whats’s no longer believed. Nobody cares that you don’t like it. you using fake disquus accounts to back yourself up doesn’t give you the moral high ground either as that’s something you’ve never had. Tomorrow will be no different.

            In the end you’re just being pissy and throwing a temper tantrum because you’re not getting your way. The only good part is I nor anybody else is forced to tolerate you’re abuse any longer so buh bye n don’t let the door smack your ignorant ass on the way out troll.

          • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

            What exactly have I lied about? Do you have any specifics? Because all the statements I made are fact. They aren’t really open to interpretation (by me or anyone else)

          • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

            And your whiny authoritarian BS is part narcissistic and disturbing, and partly it’s just flat out funny how ridiculous you’re acting simply because people disagree with you and then back up what they say with those pesky facts!

          • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

            And by the way try a basic biology book there, the child is NOT a part of the mother at all! He or she is a distinct separate individual with separate DNA from the moment of conception. That is simple fact.
            A fetus has his or her own blood type, unique finger prints and by 12 weeks is complete with all organs and parts that just need time to mature. Doesn’t sound like a choice, sounds more like a child!

          • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

            No YOU listen up! You have absolutely ZERO authority and nobody owes you a damn thing. Get a grip you’re not the ultimate authority on this subject and believe it or not your one lil opinion has no more merit than any of the billions of other opinions out there!

  • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

    Oh lord, do we have another troll?

  • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

    sorry but I disagree. You don’t have the right to chose who lives or dies and who’s life is worth living or not!!

    • CJ99

      So you claim that you get to decide? that is the height of arrogance. Unfreakingbelivable. Btw, its quite clear what you’re doing here. Sockpuppetry at its most obvious when this articles over a year old and suddenly “2 people” start making simultaneous comments.

      • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

        I don’t know what you are rambling on about so I’m just going to treat you like the nasty little troll you are and “not feed the trolls”
        I hope you get help for that drinking problem.

        • CJ99

          Have fun stewing in your petty rage after your ban takes effect. Oh for the final time, no you’re foolish lies are not believed.

          • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

            I highly doubt they’re going to ban me for calling out a pretentious troll. You on the other hand should be off this site In a day or two.

      • Ariela

        This article was recently posted (Sunday 28 December 2014) on Facebook by Live Action – that’s why I am here.

  • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

    Abortion IS black and white! There is never a valid reason to kill another human being! Do you also advocate for killing disabled people who’S lives “aren’t worth living”

    • Cheryl Webb Clair

      Have you been through anything like what these women have shared. Have you been forced to make such a heart wrenching decision. I’m pro-life, anti-abortion, always have been. And I’ve had friends who have had abortions for the wrong reasons. But that is very different from what these families have been through. Please take a moment and think about what they have been through, and think about how you would handle being in their shoes.

      • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

        Under what circumstance do you consider premeditated murder morally acceptable?
        If you are totally prolife then you believe abortion is murder as it ends the life of a unique human Being with a beating heart.
        If you are saying that the sad circumstance is a valid excuse to abort, that is essentially conditioning under what circumstances murder is acceptable.
        Where exactly to you get the idea that you have that sort of power to cherry pick. Either it is murder or it’s not.

        • Cheryl Webb Clair

          I did not say that I agreed with their decisions, I said I understood them and how painful they must have been. I am a Christian, I do not believe in abortion. But I can feel empathy for anyone who has had to make such an agonizing decision as these people have. They weren’t using it as birth control like so many do. They were trying to do what THEY thought best for their child that they loved.

          • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

            I can appreciate that. My heart certainly hurts for them and the tragic circumstances of the pregnancy And infant.
            I just cannot agree with or support their decision to intentionally kill their child no matter how well intentioned it was.

        • Cheryl Webb Clair

          I do not have nor claim to have any kind of power whatsoever. I could not have an abortion under any circumstances. I also do not have the right to judge those who have been faced with an impossible situation. Judgement is left to God alone.

      • Susi O Fanabba

        amen! As the daughter of a post abortive woman, who never expected she would end up one, thank you for your compassion toward that woman and all others like her. It was not an easy decision for my mom either and she has suffered a lot over it. But her sharing of her pain when we got older, helped me realize that abortion, while a very dreadful thing, is not always an easy/pain free decision. It also made me realize that sibs can be affected, which took me by surprise. Now I do what I can to help hurting families, and to raise awareness

        • Cheryl Webb Clair

          Thank you. I just feel badly for anyone who is forced to make such a decision. One of the ladies I know who made such a decision has suffered for it ever since. The ones I can’t abide who use it as a form of birth control.

  • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

    Go somewhere else! This is not about your LGBT agenda!

    • CJ99

      Nope it’s not your religious reich agenda sockpuppet. Humanity is not yours to manipulate.

      • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

        Do you even know what you are rambling on about? Are you drunk or something? Because you can’t even put together a coherent sentence!

        • CJ99

          Ok, you’ve just confirmed what you are. I won’t explain it yet again as thats been done many times and you don’t want to understand even if you were capable. Btw, if only you could here the laughter directed at you. You really are quite insane.

          • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

            Please get some help. You are incoherent and apparently delusional. Either you are drunk/high or have some sort of mental illness. Either way go see someone. You seem pretty miserable and bitter (and not quite all there to be honest)

      • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

        You’re kind of a nut job dude.

  • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

    One act of violence does not excuse another. That baby did nothing to deserve to be dismembered or scalded or stabbed and poisoned!

    • CJ99

      Your religious fanaticism does NOT give you the right to further victimize women by forcing them to carry pregnancies forced upon them by rapists, sex trafficking or other offenses. By making that insane claim you are supporting both of those crimes.

      • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

        And NOBODY has the right to execute an innocent baby. Why should that baby die for the actions of one or both of his/her parents? Convenience or to spare feelings is not an excuse for murder.

        • CJ99

          Dear dumbass,

          nobody is executing babies. there is no murder here except what you bring with you. So as has been explained to you many times before you’re blatant BS isn’t believed. Still don’t like it? nobody cares.

          Btw instead of running your mouth continously read my replies to you. Have somebody with a modicum of intillect explain them to you. When you do that you might realize nobody likes a crybaby, especially a fanatic (that being you).

          • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

            Do you always throw around personal insults and call names like a spoiled 3 year old, or just when you don’t actually have a valid argument and are enraged by the (gasp) FACTS that totally Disinegrate any fraction of validity your argument may have had.

  • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

    God said thou shalt not kill! Abortion IS killing! End story. Even abortionists will admit it is killing. They just somehow think an unborn child is less human then one who is wanted and born!
    I could post some pictures that would change your miMs if you had an ounce of humanity in you!

  • Dominic Huber

    12. Another reason that abortion is bad is because it hurts men. I’ve done a bit of research and it does hurt them very badly.

    • Susi O Fanabba

      amen! my heart goes out to those who are hurting and while I am not one, I try to speak up for them often and help how I can

  • Daniel P. Durham

    Actually not true. There are parts of the world (China for example), where forced abortions are quite common. But that just makes it worse.

  • Daniel P. Durham

    Why not? The fact that unborn babies have a right to life does not mean that homosexuals have a right to marriage any more than the fact that you have a right to freedom of speech means that I have a right to smash my neighbor’s windows with rocks.

  • Cheryl Webb Clair

    A friends grandchild was born with half a brain. I didn’t even know that one could live with half a brain. He almost made it to his first birthday. He was blind, but did seem to smile a lot. I could not possibly criticize you for your decision. It had to be an agonizing decision to make. God bless you for your courage and I’m sure many, many prayers. I hope that you have been able to find comfort in the Lord. God bless you and thank you for sharing your story.

  • Cheryl Webb Clair

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray for God’s comfort for you and your family. Her birth and death were part of God’s plan. God bless you.

  • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

    God did say “Thou shalt not kill”. Abortion is killing. There is really no question about that.
    “Am I killing? Yes, I know that”
    – Curtis Boyd, late term abortionist

    Interviewer: “Do you consider abortion the killing of a child?”

    Leroy Carhart, notorious late term abortionist responsible for so many babies deaths that he has his own crematory!
    “I consider it the killing of a fetus”

    (Carhart to undercover investigator posing as a potential client):

    ” I’d have better luck standing in front of a train and getting hit and surviving going 100 miles an hour – than the baby will,”

  • disqus_NSXp0ZCum6

    Continued-

    Carhart and interviewer:
    through that because it’s not alive,” Carhart said in explaining the abortion procedure.

    “So when you say ‘compress down—’” the investigator said.

    “Just, it gets soft, like, mushy so you push it through,” said Carhart.

    “So what makes the baby ‘mushy?’” the investigator asked.

    “The fact that it’s not alive for two or three days,” Carhart replied.

    “So I’ll have a dead baby in me?” the investigator asked.

    “For three days, yeah,” Carhart said.

    “Will it start to decay or something?
    the investigator asked.

    “No, it’s like putting meat in a Crock-Pot. Okay? It doesn’t get broke – it gets softer. It doesn’t get infected, or you know—” Carhart said.

    So this man has outright admitted that 1.) it is a baby
    2.) The baby was alive before he killed it
    3.) The killing was intentional

    How on earth is this not aggravated first degree premeditated murder?!?

  • I’m pansexual and I oppose abortion. Rights for humans begin once that particular life begins.

  • Susi O Fanabba

    Hugs! I am so deeply sorry for your pain and loss <3 You guys will be in my thoughts and prayers. If you have not already, may you come to find some peace and healing.

  • Reyna

    I don’t mean to be out of line here, but that story is a common one. People do this all of the time. I, myself, work in a hospital and wouldn’t be able to tell you how many times this occurs. Hey, if someone wants to have an abortion, it really isn’t any of your business. You’re not the one who’s going to pay for it, support it, feed it, take care of it. Although, I do respect your unique perspective on the touchy subject.

    • Noah Beach

      I guess owning a slave wouldn’t be anyone else’s business either or maybe killing your 5 year old because the daycare cost too much?

      • Reyna

        Well, obviously. Because those things are illegal. But guess what? Having and abortion isn’t. Therefore, it isn’t your business.

        • Reyna

          An* excuse me.

        • Nance Strueh

          At one point slavery wasn’t illegal. That didn’t make it right. It took someone sticking up for something that ” wasn’t their business, for things to change. Then guess what…it became illegal.

        • Matthew Bodjanac

          Since when isn’t murder your business?

          • Reyna

            Hey, how about we leave what women do to their bodies to the women who own them. Sounds ideal because you, nor anyone else on this site that apposes it can’t control what I’ll do with whats going on with my body, so suck it.