Monday, November 22, 2010

Are You Considering Abortion?

Abortion may seem like a quick and relatively easy solution to your unintentional pregnancy. Before you take that option, consider that you are carrying in your womb a living person. God can see the developing form of that individual already (see Psalm 139: 13-16), and He already knows that baby just as He has known you from the time you were in your mother’s womb (see Jeremiah 1:5). Your baby’s heart is likely beating already, and soon you will be able to feel him or her turn and kick inside you. This person will continue to develop until the time of childbirth. Then the newborn will eventually grow into a child, an adolescent, and finally a mature adult. That small life within you may only be at the beginning stages of growth, but it is already a person.

An abortion ends even the possibility of life. Most abortions are done by inserting a vacuum tube into the uterus and the powerful suction removes the child. Another method is dilation and curettage (D and C), in which a loop-shaped knife cuts the baby from the womb. Yet another procedure is a saline injection through the mother’s abdomen into the baby’s sac. The mother then goes into labor and delivers a still-born body.

The majority of women who have an abortion suffer mental and emotional torment for years. They realize that the abortion is the act of killing the person who would one day call them Mommy. You may be overwhelmed right now by the other complications of your unplanned pregnancy. But there are better ways to respond to your situation than to end the life of the innocent person who was conceived through your mistake.

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