Saturday, July 26, 2008

Who Would Choose This?

Today I read an article on partial-birth abortion.  I always knew that partial-birth abortion was an abortion that was preformed during the end of the 2nd or beginning of the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, but I never knew the exact details of the procedure itself.  I honestly don't know what to say...

I sat on the couch and cried.  I cannot understand how any human, especially the pregnant woman and operating doctor, can willingly involve themselves in something so completely inhumane. The only way to describe what is being done is murder.  It is as simple as that.  To murder a viable baby is so disgusting and so selfish.  

I have heard all the arguments before..."what about if a woman is raped?" or "what about those unfortunate cases of incest?" or "what if the woman's life is at risk?".  We live in the 21st century.  Rape is no longer an excuse for an abortion because of the education of women these days.  We have all been taught about rape kits and the benefit to the woman of not only being medically examined after a rape has occured, but also in aiding in the arrest and prosecution of the accused rapist. Incest falls under the same category as rape. As for protecting the health of the mother, all I know is that if I were in the position where a possible pregnancy compromised my health, I simply would not get pregnant.  If once I were pregnant there were complications to my health, I would go the course and trust in God.  I would never choose to murder so that I could live.

There is currently a ban on partial-birth abortion nationwide and additional bans exist state-to-state.  But there are definitely those who believe that this should be legal and available to women in support of a woman's right to choose.  What about the rights of that child?  How is it that we live in a country that is so conscious about everyone else's rights (black, white, gay, straight, etc.) yet we can allow a baby with no voice be discarded without batting an eye?

Don't get me wrong, I am against all forms of abortion, but for some reason this particular form (and forms similar to it) really enrages me.  If a woman chooses to have sex outside of marriage she needs to be responsible.  Free birth control is widely available and easily accessible.  If a woman does get pregnant and does not want that child, adoption is the way to go.  

Women need to take responsibility for their actions and stop buying into the lie that this quick fix will solve everything.