May 29, 2013
Joy Seger, Junior – Homeschool
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May 29, 2013
In the United States, over four million babies are born every year. Without abortions, that number would rise to almost six million. What does that mean for us? It means that about 1.2 million human beings are brutally murdered annually. But why is this happening? The most common reasons women state as their decision to abort their pregnancies are incredibly selfish. These include reasons such as the inability to handle the responsibility , their lives will change too much, their children are grown, or they have all the children they want already. By age 45, one third of all American woman will have had an abortion (operationrescue.org). Just take a moment to think about that statistic. Forty seven percent of these woman are repeat offenders, leading one to believe abortion has become a quick fix solution to pregnancy. The problem here is not the unborn child; the problem is the “all about me” mentality of today’s generation. Yet, it is up to the current generations to put out this ever growing fire of idiocy; we can no longer wait for the problem to fix itself. In order to see an end to this form of legal genocide, we must educate women on their bodies and choices, demand an end to the murder of unborn children, and instill traditional and moral values in future generations.
Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the U.S., but does not provide women with adequate counseling. On their website, Planned Parenthood says, “In our experience, if a woman makes her own decision and feels confident she is able to cope, she may experience sadness, disappointment, and loss as well as relief and resolution. These feelings may vary in intensity; however most woman report that they are manageable and are not constant.” But that doesn’t solve the problem, because between 2007 and 2010 over half of all babies killed by abortion were minorities (lifesitenews.com) Why is this? Planned Parenthood has strategically placed 80% of its clinics in minority neighborhoods, and appears to be targeting minorities. This is directly linked to statistics regarding
the lack of stability in these neighborhoods. Minority communities are filled with poverty, which causes severe psychological damage such as depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and so on. Imagine a woman living in poverty with minimal education, possible exposure to gangs or violence, and the inability to see a way out. Add a baby to the picture, and of course she thinks life without the child is the only life she can handle. She goes to the nearest Planned Parenthood and has an abortion; that is how easy is it to murder an unborn child. The question then becomes how do we educate these woman on their options? The Child Welfare Information Agency says that the amount of people wanting to adopt every year steadily remains around 120,000 (truthful politics). Over 100,000 children’s lives could be saved if women chose to provide a loving home for their child instead of taking its life. Although a woman still has to go through the pregnancy process with adoption, the end result is incredibly rewarding. Where Pro-Choice views are expressed, an opposing Pro-Life view should be equally discussed so that women can see both sides completely. With this type of in depth counseling, I believe that the patients could end this problem alone.
Essentially, if we do no demand an end to abortion now, potentially billions of people never get a chance to live. As Pro-Life supporters, we often find ourselves on the back end of the abortion debate because it is not politically or socially correct to discuss. My questions is, we talk to our children about drugs and violence, why don’t we educate them on the murder of unborn babies? Abortion has become an issue of human rights and ethics, and although most Pro-Choice activists say that women in this situation need a voice, I believe that babies are the ones who actually need a voice.
Ronald Reagan once said, “…we’re told about a woman’s rights to control her own body. But doesn’t the unborn child have a higher right, and that is to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” (reaganfoundation.org). The vocal minority is ruling the majority when over a million Americans are murdered every year and there is no law stopping the act. According to Operation Rescue, the majority of abortions take place in women ages 15-29, so we need to begin advocating for life in high schools. From PSA’s to informative articles in newspapers and magazines, it is up to Pro-Life supporters to demand an end to the murder of unborn children.
As time goes on, reform and changes in thinking are inevitable; but that doesn’t mean traditional and moral values have to go, too. In 1973, the Supreme Court decided in Roe v. Wade that the “Fourteenth Amendment’s concept of
personal liberty…is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate,” (feminist.org). Life is not easy, it throws you challenges and obstacles every single day, and the problem in our country today is that people don’t want to accept responsibility for their actions or work hard when circumstances become challenging. Millions of people struggle to support the children that they already have, so why can’t they just kill them, too? We must start at home, and teach our younger generations what is right and what is wrong, and that killing unborn children is the most unethical act in which one can participate. I believe an America without abortion is feasible, but what we accept today becomes the norm for tomorrow. By instilling moral, Christian values in people, we will undoubtedly see a world without abortion in our lifetimes.
In all honesty, abortion is a disease that can be cured, but not without proper medication. Woman, especially minority woman, need to be educated about the negative effects abortion will have on them, and they need to know that alternatives such as adoption are incredibly beneficial. As humans, demanding an end to abortion is not only a political necessity, but a human right. Every single human being was created with the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and denying anyone is a violation of not only the Constitution, but of human ethics. If we intend to create a world without abortion, we must instill in our children the desire to preserve this ideal. We receive in life what we have the courage to work and ask for, and these children need a voice. It is up to us to give them one.
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Are you wanting to know which candidates are 100% pro-life? Click on the attached documents to find out. There are surveys and grade cards for Vanderburgh, Warrick and Posey Counties.
July 29, 2013
Did you know Indiana is the 7th most pro-life state in the country? We have a lot to be proud of, but there is still work to do. While Indiana has some of the most stringent laws against abortion, thousands of babies are still killed every year. The best way to stop the killing is to stay informed. See Indiana Abortion Law for more information.
July 29, 2013
Thanks to our hard-working legislators and elected officials who have enacted strict regulations for abortion clinics, abortion rates in Indiana have dropped more than 40 percent since 1973. See Indiana Abortion Regulations for more information.
July 29, 2013
In 2012, 8,318 women from Indiana had an abortion. See Indiana Abortion Statistics for more information.