Tuesday, January 29, 2008

one week ago today, in 1973...

Roe vs. Wade was decided...
(a little help from Wikipedia) Roe v. Wade, was a United States Supreme Court case. According to the Roe decision, most laws against abortion in the USA violated a constitutional right to privacy under the 14th Amendment. The decision overturned all state and federal laws outlawing or restricting abortion that were inconsistent with its holdings. The central holding of Roe v. Wade was that abortions are permissible for any reason a woman chooses, up until the "point at which the fetus becomes ‘viable,’ that is, potentially able to live outside the mother's womb, albeit with artificial aid. Viability is usually placed at about seven months (28 weeks) but may occur earlier, even at 24 weeks." The Court also held that abortion after viability must be available when needed to protect a woman's health, which the Court defined broadly in the companion case of Doe v. Bolton.

Abortion is murder. Pure and simple. This court case "held that abortion after viability must be available when needed to protect a woman's health" - well - over half of the innocent human beings that are killed by abortion are women - clearly there was no one "protecting" their "health." To any, even moderately intelligent person, it is clear that a child growing in its mother's womb is a completely separate human being. I can say from experience that from approximately 17 weeks on or so the child in my womb was moving completely independently of me... and my little baby has had his/her own heartbeat since about three weeks after conception (about the time most women find out they are pregnant)... stopping a beating heart of an innocent human being is murder. Pure and simple. Murder in the United States is a violation of our Constitutional Rights... Why was murder of the most innocent made legal? There is evil in this world and we need to stand firm against it. Even under the most horrific circumstances - rape, incest, etc... why make the situation more horrific by adding murder of an innocent life.

In 1867, the New York State Medical Society was successful in getting the state legislature to respond to a resolution that contained an amazing assertion that life began at conception:
Whereas, from the first moment of conception, there is a living creature in process of development to full maturity; and whereas, any sufficient interruption to this living process always results in the destruction of life; and whereas, the intentional arrest of this living process, eventuating in the destruction of life (being an act with intention to kill), is consequently murder.

Murder is a mortal sin. God doesn't like murder. He especially does not like the murder of HIS creation - whether that creation be at the stage of development labeled as "adult", "teenager", "kid", "toddler", "baby", "infant", "fetus", "embryo", "zygote", etc...

Jeremiah 1: 5 ~ Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible
Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations.

If you are even wavering a bit on the issue of abortion - Google these names: Norma McCorvey, Tim Tebow, and Gianna Gessen -
Norma was the "Jane Roe" from the 1973 supreme court decision - and guess what - She's Pro-Life now!
Tim's doctor claimed that he "was a mass of fetal tissue and not a baby" - and guess what - he won the Heisman Trophy.
Gianna's birth mother tried to abort her - and she lived.

On January 19th my dear husband, our baby, and I walked together in the Walk for Life, West Coast - we've done this for two years now and are proud to count ourselves among the Pro-Lifers. This event was the "unofficial" start of the second week of our honeymoon.

1 comment:

Marie said...

I was just talking to my mom about this this morning, she volunteers for a pro-life organization, so I hear a lot of interesting stories.

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