“She turned away, her eyes glittering. ‘Here’s what no one tells you,' she said. ‘When you deliver a foetus, you get a death certificate, but not a birth certificate. And afterward, your milk comes in, and there's nothing you can do to stop it.' She looked up at me. 'You can't win. Either you have the baby and wear your pain on the outside, or you don't have the baby, and you keep that ache in you forever. I know I didn't do the wrong thing. But I don't feel like I did the right thing, either.” Jodie Picoult
From a woman's perspective I certainly support a woman's right to choose, but to my mind the time to choose was before sexual intercourse, not after the conception. Some people are crying to have a child of their own or just to be pregnant for one day while some are killing them what a misfortune.
Of all the Ten Commandments, number six is the only one that America has codified into law: “You shall not murder.”
Since 1973, 55 million unborn babies have died of legal abortions in America. If the case is reversed and 55 million Americans died today, whoever led the genocide would not get a parade in celebration, bumper stickers in support, or be a viable candidate for political office.
The current U.S.A. population is over 311 million people (311,800,000 in mid-2011) and 55 million lives equals 17.7% of the population. It’s a number greater than the population of any state in the Union, and greater than the population of 219 of the world’s country’s including South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Australia, Argentina, and Canada. Fifty-five million is about the same as the population of the 25 smallest states and Washington D.C. combined.
America’s greatest denial is that abortion is not a murderous act. Despite the fact that both science and Scripture are undeniably clear that life begins at conception. Taking a human life is murder, by definition, which makes abortion a murderous act.
Thanks to ultrasound technology and pro-life advocacy, our culture is beginning to accept the fact that an abortion doesn’t just remove “tissue” but ends a human life. Yet many persist in not only killing their child but also their conscience.
As Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, said, “How can the 'Dream' survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate."
Abortion is not a matter of politics. It’s a matter of life and death, for 55 million and counting. Enough.
You shall not murder.