¨The pain of losing my baby feels like rabid dogs tearing away at me. I murdered my own child. Like knives stabbing at me. Every. Single. Day. I still haven’t been able to talk to my parents. I don’t know if I should apologize to them for getting pregnant and getting an abortion, or just be angry for my abandonment at their hands. I don’t know what I could do to make up for this heinous crime I’ve committed. And while all the “pro-abortion” people say that life begins at birth, it is a true and undisputed scientific fact that life begins at conception. […] Abortion is the murder of an innocent human being. My want to not be pregnant did not outweigh the right for a child to live. I could’ve just gone the adoption route. I didn’t need to be a selfish person and kill my child. I can’t blame the pressure of my family and friends as the reason I killed my child. At the end of the day, it was my choice to do this. It was my decision to kill my child.¨ A description of what it is like after an abortion from a 18 year old women from South Carolina off of an article on Abort73
Abortion is commonly looked at as ¨the smart choice¨. Women are blinded from the reality that abortion is murder, even worse abortion is murdering your own child.
There are many reasons as to why a women would want an abortion, yet there is plenty more not too.
It Is Murder
Pro abortion sources will tell you life begins at birth, and “it” isn’t a human until the child is born. They will also try to tell you that it is okay to get an abortion, if the baby isn’t born it has no right to live or not, right? Wrong.
They will try to put your perspective as you’re doing the right thing, but they don’t show you the reality and consequences of abortion.
If you are considering an abortion look at it this way, if you kill a baby the day after it’s born it is considered murder, but if it’s a couple weeks before it’s an acceptable thing. Either way you are ending the life of that child.
Britannica Academic says, Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy before the infant can survive outside the uterus. Yes, your child would not be able to survive if you choose to abort it, but it is ending the infant’s life. A baby from conception has the potential of a life ahead to grow and develop.
Just Facts says, that when the egg is fertilized you have conceived a preborn child. After this the child is already developing characteristics. According to Abort73 ,¨In 2003, 66% of Americans thought abortion should be legal in the first trimester¨. What they do not realize is the baby is more than the beginning cells and tissue in the first trimester. A baby’s life does not begin at birth, it begins at conception. That is something oftentimes not understood and told otherwise.
The first trimester in baby development goes up to 40 weeks but by week 13 the baby is grown with many human characteristics. Therefore, people are wrong when they say they baby isn’t a baby yet. It has developed the characteristics of its human qualities.
When you have thoughts of abortion remember the reality of baby development and you are the mother to the child inside you.
If you choose to have an abortion it sets out an example to young moms that it’s okay if they don’t want to deal with a child because they can just put an end to it. It puts an unspoken pressure on girls, making them think they have to make the choice to get an abortion if it ever comes to that. One abortion leads to another. If you choose to get an abortion it will lead to more.
U.S. Abortion Statistics says, many moms have excuses of being to busy with work, school and other responsibilities. They say they have no money or they are having problems with their partner. These are some good and important things to consider. Luckily, adoption is always a path open for woman that can not handle it
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Often times, you will hear supporters of abortions say ¨My Body, My Choice¨. They will blind you from the fact that there is a body on the inside of your body. It is a hypocritical thing for them to say.
Woman endure a lot. The thought of a child is completely overwhelming, and you probably feel like you have no time for one if you’re consider abortion. If you can not afford to have a baby, you’re a teen or you simply do not want to have a child you could look into adoption.
Adoption is open to anyone and ensures your child to still grow up with care and love. With adoption you are assured with comfort of your child being okay. Abortion could lead to you feeling regret and sorrow.
Also, if you are worried about choosing adoption because you may want the child back NACAC says, their parent group database contains almost 900 adoption-related support groups from across the United States and Canada.
Effects on Women
After a woman has an abortion she will most likely have some psychological problems. An article on Live Action News states, that women who have an abortion are two times more likely to have mental health issues. They will feel things like regret, selfishness and feel less valuable as a person.
A 22 year old woman from Wisconsin shares her story from Abort 73: ¨Itś been one month since I had my abortion. And here I am at 2 AM, looking for some way to relieve my feelings of grief and regret. I’ve never been so disappointed and ashamed of myself. To think that I should have been a mother¨.
The Baby Feels the Pain
If you are considering aborting your baby, remember it is living and can feel pain.
An article on Abortion Facts states that Surgeon Robert P. N. Shearin says: ¨As early as eight to ten weeks after conception, and definitely by thirteen-and-a-half weeks, the unborn experiences organic pain¨. The same article says the baby feels organic, physical and psychological pain.
Some may say we need to find a way to abort the baby without pain but in reality most women discover they are pregnant between weeks four through seven says the American Pregnancy Association. By the time woman find out the baby would be capable of feeling pain.
Overall, this post is more than sharing my opinion. It is me striving for others the see the reality for their own well being, we are in this together and change can happen now by saying no to abortion.
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