Did you know that the daily death toll of abortions matches 9/11 x 30 or that it matches Katrina x 62 every day? According to the New York Times, less than 1% of U.S. abortions are performed because of rape or incest. People who consider themselves as pro-life insist that personhood begins when conception occurs. Therefore, they believe that abortion is immoral killing of an innocent human being. They believe that an abortion will cause the unborn child to suffer, and that it isn’t fair to allow people an abortion when couples that can’t biologically conceive are waiting to adopt. A 20-week-old unborn child can actually feel pain more intensely than adults. According to Dr. Ranalli, this is a “uniquely vulnerable time, since the pain system is fully established, yet the higher level pain-modifying system has barely begun to develop.”
Even though women have the fundamental right to have an abortion, unborn babies have a fundamental right to life, which must be protected. They are innocent human beings from the moment of conception.
Abortion increases the likelihood of the women developing breast cancer and future miscarriages. Levels of estrogen increase in early pregnancy, when abortion interrupts this process, immature cells are left in the women’s breasts, leading to an increased risk of breast cancer. A study published by the International Journal of Epidemiology in June of 2003 estimated that about 15% of miscarriages that occur in the first-trimester are attributed to a prior history of induced abortion.
We have the technology to see abortions from the victims’ vantage point. Ultrasound imaging has allowed us to see an unborn child being torn apart, dismembered, disarticulated, crushed, and destroyed by the instruments of an abortionist. The pieces of the body are torn away one by one until all that remains are shards of the body and the head itself. A polyp forcep instrument is then used to grasp the free floating head of the unborn child between...
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