18 January 2013

On Saving Lives

I can't even begin to imagine what it was like inside of Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th last year.  The whole thing should never have happened, and everyone agrees that it was a horrible tragedy.  That being said, I hope what I'm about to say doesn't sound callous or disrespectful to the families suffering after the shooting.

There is another tragedy occurring every day in America, and it, too, involves precious children.  According to the Guttmacher Institute, there have been over 50,000,000 induced abortions (not counting spontaneous abortions, aka miscarriages) between 1973-2008.  

However you look at it, that's an unbelievable amount of people, more than the populations of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming combined.  How many scientists, consumers, doctors, artists, inventors, writers, poets, future Presidents, innovators, communicators, etc. have been lost to abortion?  

Remember, what is conceived is from the moment of conception a genetically independent human being.  All that is required for the embryo to become an infant/toddler/kid/teen/adult/elderly person is time and food.  The difference between an adult and a toddler is development and age.  The difference between a toddler and a newborn is development and age.  The difference between a newborn and an embryo is development and age, not anything genetic.  Yet it is legal to kill a baby before she is born because of some arbitrary and subjective definition of viability says the human embryo/fetus is not really human until it completely exits the mother's body.  According to this logic, the older you are, the more human you are, and the more worthy of life you are.  So the elderly are the most deserving of life, and babies and toddlers are the least deserving of life.  Does this not sound insane?

Abortion will never cease to be about the baby.  A woman's body and choice are secondary to the legal status of the human offspring growing inside of her.  The most dangerous place in the world for a child to be is inside of her mother, statistically speaking. 

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