A DEFENSE FOR THE UNBORN

By: Victor T. Stephens

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only objective of good government."

~ Thomas Jefferson

"For you formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well." (Psalm 139:13-14)

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Methods of Abortion

There are numerous methods used to perform abortions. The procedure employed is contingent upon the stage of pregnancy and the size of the unborn baby. Some of these methods include:

1. Suction Abortion

2. Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

3. Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)

4. Saline Abortion (salt poisoning)

5. Prostaglandin Abortion

6. Partial Birth Abortion

1. Suction Abortion: Is the most frequent method of abortion used during the first trimester of pregnancy. A suction tube that is much stronger than a standard vacuum cleaner is inserted into the womb. The force of the suction literally shreds the baby apart as it is vacuumed out and discarded.

2. Dilation and Curettage (D&C): Is used at the end of the first trimester; and is very similar to the suction method.  Ring knife forceps (curette) are inserted into the womb which cuts the placenta and baby into pieces. The placenta and baby is then extracted piece by piece and discarded.

3. Dilation and Extraction (D&E): Is used from 12 to 20 weeks of development. Rather than ring knife forceps, plier-like forceps are inserted into the uterus and clutches the baby; and with a twisting action the unborn child is torn and pulled apart. In order to completely remove the child's body, its spine and skull must be crushed.

4. Saline Abortion: Used after 20 weeks -- Utilizing a long needle, a very concentrated salt solution is injected into the baby's amniotic fluid. The unborn baby breathes and swallows the solution and dies over an hour later of salt poisoning. Because of the corrosive effect of the solution, the salt severely burns the internal organs as well as the skin of the unborn child. Within 24 hours the mother delivers a still born baby. There have been a significant number of cases, however, where babies were born alive. In such instances, they are either left to die in the most inhuman manner, or later adopted.

5. Prostaglandin Abortion: Used in late term pregnancies; prostaglandin is injected into the amniotic sac which induces the uterus to contract intensely, causing premature labor and delivery. Due to the extreme intensity of the contractions, babies are often killed in the process.

6. Partial Birth Abortion: Are performed from the fifth month to full term. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist inserts forceps into the uterus which grasps the baby's legs. The child is then pulled through the birth canal feet first, leaving only its head inside. At this point, the abortionist uses scissors to puncture the baby's skull. The scissors are then widened to enlarge the hole. A suction tube is inserted to vacuum out the baby's brain, which collapses the skull. The lifeless child is then entirely removed.

* Please click here if you wish to observe some of the abortion methods discussed above. Take note that the video is very graphic.

The several methods of abortions observed here coupled with scientific finding should provide ample evidence that killing an unborn child is not only morally wrong, but utterly unmerciful. With such precise data that confirms that human life begins at conception, it is obvious that many have conveniently turned blind eyes and deaf hears to the facts. And as if they could do so with impunity, they blatantly discard God's moral laws in order to preserve their agenda.

The Word of God and Abortion

The pro-choice campaign offers a variety of rationalizations to support their viewpoint. But, what does the Word of God say about abortion? Does it claim that a fetus is a person? Does a woman have a right to do anything she wishes with her body? What about pregnancies resulting from rape? Can an infant be too much of a hardship?

God's word provides very precise answers regarding these matters of contention. Please take note and examine the following scriptures:

"If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine."  (Exodus 21:22)

"LISTEN, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name." (Isaiah 49:1)

"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5)

"And the Lord said unto her, 'Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.'" (Genesis 25:23)

"This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 1:18)

"And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:" (Luke 1:41)

"And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb." (Luke 2:21)

"As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all." (Ecclesiastes 11:5)

 

"But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary they wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost."

(Matthew 1:20)

"For you formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well." (Psalm 139:13-14)

"Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me." (Jeremiah 20:17)

"Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?" (Job 31:15)

"The Earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." (Psalms 24:1)

"Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves...." (Psalms 100:3)

"In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind." (Job 12:10)

"The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin." (Deut. 24:16)

"Of the seven things the Lord hates, one of them is hands that shed innocent blood." (Proverbs 6:16-17)

"Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord." (Psalms 127:3)

"Does the clay say to the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'He has no hands?' Woe to him who says to his father, 'What have you begotten?' or to his mother, 'What have you brought to birth?' This is what the Lord says --- the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker: Concerning things to come, do you question me about my children, or give me orders about the works of my hands? It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it." (Isaiah 45:9-12)

These nineteen passages of scripture, which are among many others, contain overwhelming evidence that abortion is morally wrong. If you are a woman who is considering an abortion, I appeal to you to seek God for guidance and accept responsibility for the life of your child. If you are a woman who has had an abortion, I have great news. I want you to know that God still loves you and has provided a way for your sins to be forgiven. For the pro-choice camp who refuses to acknowledge God and the veracity of His word, you can rest assured that you will die in your sins.

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