By: Jesse Pietroburgo
Wednesday, March 23, 20011
History of Abortion
Abortion is a huge and serious problem in America today and has been since the 1970s. Abortion is an evil practice that consists mainly of the taking of an unwanted pregnancy and the killing of a beautiful creation of God for no reason except that it is an unwanted gift.
Now I will give a brief history of abortion. Abortion used to be outlawed and looked down upon in early American society, but somehow it became the norm in the early 1970s. In the early years before abortion became popular, feminists argued against abortion because of unsafe procedures, but later the feminists changed their minds and became one of abortion’s biggest supporters. After this laws were passed making abortion legal. In the 1970s abortion clinics sprouted everywhere. To give you a quick idea on how many there are, I will tell you that there are twenty-two in the state of Illinois and 520 in the state of California. In these clinics there are a few different procedures that are used to perform abortions. The most common procedures are the dilation and extraction abortion and the induction abortion. The dilation and extraction abortion is where the fetus is shrunk and the doctor takes a claw and pulls the fetus apart piece by piece. Induction is where the doctor injects salt water into the womb, thus killing the fetus. Both of these procedures destroy the innocent life of the fetus. Worldwide 115,000 abortions happen per day and over 42 million per year. Now I will explain how this worldwide catastrophe became legal. In the 1960s women began to push for their rights more furiously. On a few occasions women who had had underground abortions stood up and spoke before huge public groups. Soon after a few states began to give way to the women by legalizing abortion. But even after abortion’s legalization in a few states, it was still very expensive and most mothers wanting an abortion did not have the funds or transportation to travel to the clinics. As a result, underground abortions were still very common. A few of these cases were taken to court, including the most famous, Roe vs. Wade. In this case, the jury decided that the mother had a right to privacy and that they could not force her not to abort the baby. This is what happened to abortion after it was legalized. After Roe vs. Wade, the doctors and the government gained a lot of power. As result of this abortions became a lot safer and women suffered fewer injuries and illnesses than they had from homemade abortions. Also the abortions became cheaper. In some cases they even became free. Although all these changes were made, abortions were still unaffordable for some and not an option because of their work circumstances and their ethnic race. In my opinion this should be considered a blessing, for the preserving of life is one of the most valuable things. Despite all these horrible facts some women still insist on abortion, which is basically trading life for bodily pleasure. This concludes a brief history of abortion. Next we will look at what the Bible has to say about how sacred life is to God and why it should be cherished. What the Bible Says about Abortion
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1:4-5). I believe that this verse is stating that the Lord had a plan for you even when you were in your mother’s womb. This verse is stating that it was never the Lord’s will for the world to be destroying his unborn creations before they even have a chance to live.
What then shall I do when God rises up? When He punishes, how shall I answer Him? Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one fashion us in the womb?" (Job 31:14-15) This verse is proving to us that we are all humans. Fetus or not, we are...