Monday, July 29, 2013



Also called voluntary abortion. the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy.
any of various surgical methods for terminating a pregnancy, especially during the first six months.
Also called spontaneous abortion. miscarriage (  def 1 ) .
an immature and nonviable fetus.
abortus (  def 2b )
The topic of abortion isn't easy, but I'm sure you would agree that it has to be talked about, no matter how complicated, and no matter if you are  Pro- life, or Pro- abortion. The reason it is a complicated topic, is because it messes with emotions. We all have opinions, which is why the topic gets heated. I have been in many conversations about abortion, mainly conversations with people who believe abortion is wrong (I share this same view). I have walked past petitioners who have pretty much begged me to sign their petition to allow abortion in Queensland... my answer is "No". I refuse to believe that abortion is ok, I know that I will always have a hate for it, I will never sign a petition of that sort
Firstly, before I argue abortion, I understand that there are many reasons why women have abortions. Here are some:
-Maybe a young teenage girl has had intercourse with a guy, and she finds herself pregnant. She doesn't want anyone finding out, or maybe she doesn't have the money to take care of the baby. She might be scared.
-Maybe an older woman becomes pregnant (in her 40's or 50's) and thought she would never be pregnant at her age, she doesn't want to raise another child.  It's too scary. 
-Maybe a woman falls pregnant (either expecting to or not expecting to), and finds out that the baby will be disabled, or have complications. The idea of bringing her child into the world, is too painful. The baby could have Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy, and she doesn't want that child to have a hard life. Maybe she doesn't believe that she can take care of the baby.
- Maybe a woman has been raped and falls pregnant, and she can't bare the thought of having a baby for that reason. She might not be ready to have this baby. The woman also might not want people to know that she was raped.

I'm sure there are many more reasons why women might be considering an abortion or have had an abortion, and even though I feel sorry for these women, I will still argue that abortion is wrong.
The main reason for abortion is fear. Fear of having this baby. I almost completely understand this (I say almost, because I haven't had to consider aborting a child). It must be very hard, but I am going to point out that our fear can be quite selfish. 
That teenage girl who became pregnant, and doesn't want her baby is selfish... she should have thought about the possibility of pregnancy before she had unsafe sex. It is selfish that she wants to kill her baby, because she is scared. We shouldn't let fear stop us from bringing life into this world.
The older woman who has become pregnant is selfish because she is scared for similar reasons.
The woman who has been raped and falls pregnant is selfish. She may be hurting really bad, but she is also letting fear get the better of her.
The reason why I am saying that these women are selfish, is because there is always a solution. There is adoption, or fostering if need be. Or if you have to be the one to take care of this child, than so be it. It may be painful, but it doesn't mean you should not give your child a chance. There are going to be many painful times in life that you will have to get through, no matter how tough. As a firm believer that God is real and that he sent his son Jesus to this earth to live and die for us so that we may live eternally (Read about this in John 3:16), I have trust in him. I have been through a lot of pain, there have been times where I didn't think that I could get through that pain, but when I end up trusting that God knows what he is doing, I find myself less scared. I pray, and I get through it.
What you need to ask yourself is:
"How do I know that my baby is going to have a hard life?"
"What is my right to kill this child?"
 "Am I just too scared to face the facts that this baby was meant to be, even though it will cause me pain?" 
"Am I arguing that abortion is ok, because I haven't properly looked at the other side of the argument?"
Jee I know I sound harsh, but I so desperately want abortion to stop, which might mean that I have to be harsh to get through to you.  

Again I will add my christian view. God created you, and brought you onto this earth because He loves every one of his children, even though he knows that his children will sin against him. He thought about you before the world began.
Then... Your mother kindly carried you in her womb for 9 months. She made a pretty big sacrifice. She most likely had to deal with morning sickness, crazy moods, and crazy cravings. Her body physically changed, which would probably have felt strange. She painfully gave birth to you.
 You may have been given up for adoption, 
you may have been given up as a foster child, 
she may have brought you up,
 she may have died during pregnancy, and you were brought up by somebody else,
you may have had complications..... 
BUT YOU ARE ALIVE! God wanted you to be alive, and he wants your child to be alive. 
 Mother Teresa
“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”
Mother Teresa

Psalm 139 (New International Version)

Psalm 139

New International Version (NIV)
You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
    Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
    your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
    and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
    I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting. 

If I haven't convinced you that abortion is wrong... if you have anger burning towards me, and towards pro-life arguers... than I suggest you click this link and watch the video.  It might not make sense at first, but please watch it the whole way through. 

 God bless you all