Recent legislation in a number of states has thrust abortion into the spotlight. A lot of talking heads have weighed in on the subject sharing their misguided views clouding the issue with their opinions; here are some facts.
Abortion existed long before Roe v. Wade. Dr. C. Everett Koop, the Surgeon General under the late, former president Ronald Reagan, said abortion was a medical procedure performed to end a problem pregnancy. Since the mother is literally the life-support system for the child, a pregnancy that was a threat to her health and life was a threat to the child. Dr. Koop said that in such cases the pregnancy would be medically aborted in an effort to save both mother and child.
Abortions have always been legal when the health and life of the mother have been in genuine jeopardy. Instead of aborting pregnancies, we now abort babies. As our nation has increasingly turned its back on biblical truth, a moral lapse has seized the hearts and minds of our people. Abortion is no longer a medical procedure performed in an effort to save life; it is now a murderous process to end life.
There is no such thing as a constitutional right to abort babies. The word abortion appears nowhere in the Constitution. Abortion is a fabricated right invented by a Supreme Court that has ceased interpreting the Constitution and has acquiesced to the bloodlust of our culture that refuses to accept responsibility for its immorality.
There is no such thing as an “unplanned pregnancy.” Sexual relations are the way children are conceived. If a man and a woman choose to have sex and choose to do so without using contraception they should plan on getting pregnant; that’s the way it works. To say a pregnancy was “unplanned” is a euphemism from an emotional perspective, but from the perspective of reality it is stupid.
This is one of the reasons I oppose sex education in public schools; typically it is taught in an amoral atmosphere by college-educated adults who couldn’t get it right, but somehow think adolescents will.
The Psalmist declared, “For You formed my inward parts, You wove me in my mother’s womb,” Psalm 139:13.
In Roe v. Wade, the Warren Court could not say when life begins and denied personhood with its concomitant constitutional protections to the fetus until ex utero viability. But ultrasound technology gave us the capability to peer into the womb.
This window into the womb dispels the notion that the fetus is just a lump of flesh; clearly it is in every respect a miniature human being. Its delicate features and undeniably distinctive human qualities cannot hide from the soft waves of sound. Questions regarding the fetus are no longer just a statement of faith; they are a matter of visible scientific fact.
Am I to believe the Warren Court did not know what Planned Parenthood did; that these miniature human body parts could be sold piecemeal to the highest bidder?