Saturday, April 22, 2006

Save The Manatee!? What About The Babies? ( Abortion in America )

  • Based on accumulative data from the two primary sources of U.S. abortion statistics (Centers for Disease Control and Alan Guttmacher Institute), it's estimated that around one million abortions take place annually and more than 43 million abortions have been performed in the U.S. since 1973
  • About 13,000 abortions each year are attributed to rape and incest—representing 1 percent of all abortions. (Alan Guttmacher, Facts in Brief: Induced Abortion, 2002.)
  • The United States has one of the highest abortion rates among developed countries. ( Alan Guttmacher Institute, Facts in Brief, New York, NY, 1995.)
  • Since 1907, a $500 fine has been imposed on anyone who harms or kills a manatee. The manatee itself was listed as an endangered species in 1967, and protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 .

God help us! What kind of day are we living in when you can be fined for merely injuring an animal but it is okay to kill a baby? How much longer must this go on. The same people who are out hugging trees are usually the ones that agree with a woman's right to choose. What about the babies right to choose life? Life begins at the moment of conception. On day one of conception all human chromosomes are present; unique human life begins. By the end of third week the child's backbone spinal column and nervous system are forming. The liver, kidneys and intestines begin to take shape. By the end of week four the child is ten thousand times larger than the fertilized egg. Week 8: Every organ is in place, bones begin to replace cartilage, and fingerprints begin to form. By the 8th week the baby can begin to hear. Weeks 10 and 11: The baby can "breathe" amniotic fluid and urinate. Week 11 the baby can grasp objects placed in its hand; all organ systems are functioning. The baby has a skeletal structure, nerves, and circulation. Week 12: The baby has all of the parts necessary to experience pain, including nerves, spinal cord, and thalamus. Vocal cords are complete. The baby can suck its thumb. Babies can routinely be saved at 21 to 22 weeks after fertilization, and sometimes they can be saved even younger. Week 20: The earliest stage at which Partial birth abortions are performed. At 20 weeks the baby recognizes it's mother's voice.

Do I think it is wrong to take care of the environment? No. Is it wrong to protect endangered species? No. But it is wrong to have no sanctity for human life. To care more for a manatee's rights than that of an unborn child. The nervous system is developed at 12 weeks, yet the woman has a right to choose? What about the babies right to not have to endure pain? It is a travesty that this goes on. The thinking of mankind has gone crazy. We murder someone we go to jail. Doctors suck the brains out of unborn babies and it is ok. The doctors that perform abortions will answer to God one day. I pray that they can see the truth of what it is they are really doing. They can be forgiven. Likewise, a woman who has an abortion can be forgiven. God is no respector of persons. Father help this country and this world to see the truth of what they are doing, may they repent and turn from their wicked ways!

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