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Abortion not about choice

Abortion not about choice

Kevin Palmer

      The Gettysburg Address was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, to dedicate the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was a reminder of death. The address began with the words, “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Similarly, over 100 years later, the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, was a reminder of death.  The landmark Roe v. Wade legal case, decided in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court, held that unduly restrictive state regulation of abortion to be unconstitutional. Consequently, two score and four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court brought forth a new law, conceived in iniquity, and dedicated to the proposition it is lawful to kill babies in the womb. For this reason, abortion is not about choice. It is a death sentence carried out on the unborn child because of irresponsible sexual behavior.

Proponents argue legalized abortion protects a woman’s choice and reproductive rights. In addition, they claim abortion will help save lives. Furthermore, choice advocates believe they occupy the moral high ground because, according to Leah Platt, “abortion is the most common outpatient surgical procedure for women in the United States.” However, their reasoning is flawed because the unborn baby has no choice and its life is not saved.

Therefore, abortion is not about choice. Choice is a harmless act. An abortion is not a harmless act. Moreover, choice is defined as the act of choosing: the act of picking or deciding between two or more possibilities. Unfortunately, when it comes to terminating a pregnancy, abortion is the only possibility. Furthermore, choice does no harm to a life. In contrast, abortion obliterates a life.  Moreover, neither is abortion about a women’s right to choose. To choose means to make a choice about what to do. However, to abort means to stop something before it is completed because of problems or danger. Obviously, a women’s desire to have an abortion in order to facilitate sexual intercourse does not meet the criteria of a legitimate problem or danger. Therefore, since there is no problem or danger, abortion is used as birth control after conception. For the woman, abortion is liberating.

Tragically, for the unborn child, abortion is a death sentence and the mother’s womb is death row. Moreover, the child is no longer a blessing from the Lord. The once cherished fruit of the womb is now a despised object of doom. Sadly, the unborn child is treated less than human and is sentenced to death without due process of law. Even a serial killer’s life is valued more than the life of an unborn baby. Not only that, the judicial system ensures the serial killer is allowed their day in court before being sentenced. The court will even appoint a lawyer to speak in defense of the accused serial killer. Not so for the unborn child, there is no vigorous defense. Instead, the pregnant female acts as prosecutor, judge, and jury. Once the sentence of abortion is imposed, the physician becomes the executioner. Unfortunately, the child’s death only clears the way for another cycle of irresponsible sexual behavior, an unwanted pregnancy, and the cruel death of an unborn child.

Clearly, abortion, choice, and irresponsible sexual behavior conspire to unfairly punish an unborn child. Abortion exists because the womb bearer will not own responsibility for becoming pregnant. Like sexual intercourse, pregnancy is never by accident or unintended. British businessman Josiah Stamp said, “It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” Millions of babies needlessly killed, are the consequences for not practicing responsible sexual behavior. That is why abortion on demand is lethal birth control. Apparently, it is easier to end a life in the womb than it is to prevent a pregnancy.

In the final analysis, linking the word choice to abortion is a deception many have accepted without question. In 1513, Niccolo Machiavelli observed, “He who deceives in this way will always find those who will let themselves be deceived.” In this case, it is the sexually irresponsible who allow themselves to believe the abortion is about choice deception. By doing so, they believe abortion to be a harmless medical procedure and not an unborn baby’s death sentence. With a clear conscience, they repeatedly engage in risky sexual behavior that may lead to a pregnancy. The end result is the needless death of an unborn human life.

Kevin Palmer, Martinez, GA, (706) 231-1831









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