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The Baby and Abortion: an analysis

— by Dennis Mallon with words from “Seeing Red over abortion” by Lila Rose

In an article (Seeing red over abortion by Lila Rose) in the Washington Times dated Sept. 16, 2013 there were some revealing statements by one pro-abortion political activists—Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas. She is a good example how ones radical ideology about the sacredness of life can be so apparent.

Namely, her support for late-term abortions and her willingness to filibuster for abortion rights, all the while, claiming “I don’t know what happened in the Kermit Gosnell case” (Kermit Gosnell being the abortionist convicted of severing born infant’s spines). I guess she was not interested in seeing or reading anything about how he killed babies.

Ms. Davis’ statement is telling, not just for her, but for many “pro-choice” people in our country. The way they talk about abortion shows a fundamental ignorance or a calculated desire to deviate from the truth. I’m inclined to believe the later.

Ms. Davis is lauded as a champion of women’s rights, and a champion of the misused words “pro-choice.”

Davis became a media star on mainstream news networks such as ABC, CBS and NBC who have ignored the truth about abortion.

She claims she doesn’t know—like at 20 weeks in the womb, how a baby can hear and recognize its mother’s voice, and how the baby is starting to kick and feel pain.

We Americans need to look down deep and answer that question. With Kermit Gosnell, Wendy Davis and scandal-ridden Planned Parenthood in the news, it’s time for us to have an honest discussion on the reality of abortion; namely, what this procedure truly does to a unique human person in his or her mothers womb.

Who has the God given power to determine when the fetus becomes a baby? But there are those who think they have the power—judges, pro-abortion people and organizations like Planned Parenthood.

Now, with that in mind, the question comes up, when did the fetus become a baby? Where exactly in the period of 9 months was the baby a fetus or a fetus a baby? Was it 20 weeks in the womb as some have indicated, because it has been determined that at that time the baby first feels pain. Who can say with any conviction the day, time or second that occurs?

Note: A fetus is one of the many stages the baby goes through before it is born, i.e., the first stage being an embryo.

If there is any one who knows the mind of God when the fetus became a baby, please come forward. Those who don’t believe that God created man please go backward in time and ask themselves why was I born?

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry described on several occasions how a pre-born child “might turn into a human” and how what determines human life is “not science” but rather “the feeling of the parents.”

Whoa!

Medical technology has established that the pre-born child is a human being.  And, under Common Law, unborn children are still considered to exist for property transfer purposes. Media members though, ignore the evidence. Are you and I just property?

The Associated Press and The New York Times have referred to babies born alive as “fetuses”—a critical error, since once a fetus emerges from the womb, he or she is, by definition, an infant,  for whom all but the most hard-core abortion advocates, like Planned Parenthood, acknowledge as a human right.

Let’s look at the pregnancy of a woman—the sacred gift that God has given to a woman for His continuation of the human race. Let us use our common since, common knowledge and the senses we have: hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste, equilibrium and intuitive insight, and the moral sense to know what God has intended.

Let use start at the beginning of a pregnancy …

  • First of all a young woman’s conscience and moral sense tells her she may get pregnant if she lies with any man. If she is married and a God fearing person it is a natural and holy act. The words of the Lord come to mind, “Let the children come to me.”
  • The woman’s conscience and moral sense questions, “do I want to have a baby?” Or, does the pleasure of the act overrule the morality of conceiving?If having the pleasure of the act is all that comes to her mind then, the moral sense of preventing a pregnancy may come up.
  • About eight months before the the baby is born the woman’s senses tells her she is pregnant or like my father used to say, “She is fragrant.” No truer words could be said, for the conception and birth of a child of God emanates a fragrance of Heaven.
  • Some time before the baby is born the woman’s touch, taste, equilibrium and intuitive insight tells her she is really pregnant (five months in the womb the baby can hear and recognize her mothers’ voice). Medical technology has established—the pre-born child is a human being.
  • A few weeks before her delivery the doctor can hear and feel the baby’s heart beat.
  • A few days before the baby is born? The woman’s feels the baby kick inside her womb.
  • A few hours before the baby is born her she knows she may go into labor soon.
  • A few hours/minutes before the baby is born? The woman really knows she is in labor.
  • In the matter of minutes/seconds she delivers the baby into the doctors arms. The baby’s eyes are shut, moving, screaming and thinking “What Happened.” The mother is hearing, seeing, smelling and touching her baby.

Now, if we go back before the baby is born and in the womb of the mother, is it a fetus or a baby? Some would say it is a fetus. Call it what you want, it’s still a baby—Common Sense. If it is a fetus like some would say, when did it become a baby in such a few seconds, minutes, hours, days or months? Mind you, there are some who believe like (Rep. Barbara Boxer, D.), “When you bring it home. . .”

You are only playing GOD when you say (for-what-ever-reason), “20 weeks,”  whatever, or when you say, God forbid, “When you get it home.”

To make judgements about when the baby becomes a baby is to play God. Any one who says it’s ok to terminate a fetus or a baby at a particular time during a pregnancy is playing God.

If there are judges who decide that a mortal person’s decision has precedence over God’s; then we have judges who are not of God but judges of the material world. Case in point: the Roe vs. Wade. 7-2 decision . The 7 judges, who gave women the right to kill their babies, were more like materialistic pagans living in a world of indifference.

For some reason, the big opinion-makers refuse to come to terms with the truth of abortion. Consequently, they avoid covering the issue at all when they can, ensuring that the people who watch their channels or read their paper remain uninformed. When this is impossible, the language they use to describe the abortion issue is mind-boggling. It is a complete detachment from reality.

We can’t afford to be ignorant anymore.

For our own lives and for the sake of our children, it’s time to put an end to our abortion blindness and, its deadly impact on American culture and the  “war on women.”

I have added my own remarks to part of the article “Seeing Red over abortion” by Lila Rose, Washington Times Sept. 16, 2013

Lila Rose is the president and founder of Live Action

SANCTITY OF LIFE ACT PETITION
Whereas:   Article III, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power to strip federal courts of jurisdiction over abortion,

Whereas:   The Supreme Court has grossly misinterpreted the U.S. Constitution and judicially fabricated laws that have condemned more than 56 million innocent babies to death,

Whereas:   The federal courts of our nation have fanatically struck down every meaningful attempt to put reasonable regulations on abortion to protect the health and safety of the mother, the child, and unwed minors,

Whereas:   Recent discoveries in medicine, biology and genetics have scientifically reinforced the truth that life begins at conception,

Whereas:   We can no longer trust something so precious and important as the right to life to Federal Courts, who have proven that they will ignore the law to fabricate a false right to abortion on demand with no exceptions;

Therefore: I urge you to cosponsor and vote in favor of the Sanctity of Life Act, which would use Congress’ power in Article III, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution to strip the federal courts of jurisdiction over abortion and declare that life begins in the moment of conception.


Preview of comments made:
The trouble with Roe vs. Wade is The public data and the historical information that justice Blackmun relied on in his majority opinion were often incorrect, incomplete or misleading. His primary source was a series of articles written by Cyril Means, the general counsel to the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL).

Public health research purportedly showed that abortion was safer than childbirth. Much of the time was devoted to oral arguments on procedural and jurisdictional questions, very little time spent on constitutional justification for a right to an abortion.

Academic research shows that avocation is linked to an increase risk of breast cancer and higher incidence of various psychological problems.


Recently as of 1980’s only 13% of the children of moderately mothers where born outside marriage, according to the Research from National Marring Project. Today it is 44%

53% of babies born to women under age of 30 are non marital: experiencing family dissolution, instability and pathology.

High school dropouts are unlikely to marry and are cohabiting couples with a higher breakup rate.

Pope challenges Notre Dame

Pope challenges Notre Dame to safeguard Catholic identity CWN – January 30, 2014

Pope Francis issued an unambiguous call for Catholic universities to support the teachings of the Church, in a January 30 meeting with directors of the University of Notre Dame.
The Pope spoke of the need for “the uncompromising witness of Catholic universities to the Church’s moral teaching, and the defense of her freedom.” He continued:

It is my hope that the University of Notre Dame will continue to offer unambiguous testimony to this aspect of its foundational Catholic identity, especially in the face of efforts, from whatever quarter, to dilute that indispensable witness.

The Pope’s references to efforts to dilute the university’s Catholic witness and to defense of the Church’s freedoms, could be read as indirect references to the Obama administration’s insistence that Catholic universities adhere to the contraceptive mandate in the new federal health-care program.

In his remarks to the Notre Dame officials, Pope Francis recalled the vision of Father Edward Sorin, who founded the university in Indiana, and emphasized the importance of preserving “the university’s distinctive character.” Catholic universities, he said, should be “committed to demonstrating the harmony of faith and reason and the relevance of the Christian message for a full and authentically human life.”

Life of the unborn is ‘sacred and inviolable’

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Pope Francis emphasizes: the life of the unborn is ‘sacred and inviolable’

CWN – April 11, 2014

In an April 11 audience, Pope Francis thanked Italian pro-life leaders for “promoting and defending human life from its conception.”

“We know human life is sacred and inviolable,” the Pope said. “Every civil law is based on the recognition of the first and fundamental right, that to life, which is not subject to any conditions, neither economic nor qualitative nor ideological.”

“One of the most serious risks” today, he added, is the “divorce between economics and morality … It is therefore necessary to reiterate the strongest opposition to any direct attack on life, especially innocent and defenseless life, and the unborn child in the mother’s womb is the innocent par excellence.”

After quoting the Second Vatican Council’s condemnation of abortion and infanticide, Pope Francis recalled an incident in which a repentant abortionist handed him his instruments of abortion. He urged pro-life leaders to be close to women so that “every woman feels regarded as a person, listened to, accepted, accompanied.”

In a “culture of waste,” the Pope added, grandparents as well as children are considered “discardable material … No! Children and grandparents are the hope of a people!”

A Life at Conception Act

National prolife alliance
Senator Roger Wicker: roger.wicker@nationalprolifealliance

A Life at Conception Act declares unborn children “persons” as defined by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, entitled to legal protection.

This is the one thing the Supreme Court admitted in Roe v. Wade that would cause the case for legal abortion to “collapse.”

When the Supreme Court handed down its now-infamous Roe v. Wade decision, it did so based on a new, previously undefined “right of privacy” which it “discovered” in so-called “emanations” of “penumbrae” of the Constitution.

Of course, as constitutional law it was a disaster.

But never once did the Supreme Court declare abortion itself to be a constitutional right.

Instead the Supreme Court said:

“We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins . . .the judiciary at this point in the development of man’s knowledge is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.”

Then the High Court made a key admission:

“If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case [i.e., “Roe” who sought an abortion], of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”

The fact is, the 14thAmendment couldn’t be clearer:

“. . . nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.”

Furthermore, the 14th Amendment says:

“Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”

That’s exactly what a Life at Conception Act would do.

Viability

What is Viability?

It’s a term used by abortionists to insist babies can’t live outside the womb before a certain period of time has passed in the pregnancy. To them, a baby that’s not “viable” isn’t a baby at all. Abortionists will insist that she isn’t alive. She’s just a lump of tissue. She won’t make it anyways. She’s not “viable.”

Abortionists don’t want to give babies born early a chance. You see, all these callous arguments are made to justify the heinous act of abortion. Because the baby can’t live on its own outside the womb, it has no right to life yet.

In many states, the deadline to have an abortion is 24 weeks or the third trimester. However, the notion that no baby can survive before this deadline is utterly false.

Jacob McMahon is one child who clung to life despite the doctor’s giving him no chance. Jacob was born February 22 in England, barely 23 weeks into the pregnancy. He weighed only one pound 4oz at the time.

Despite the odds, a little over a week ago Jacob was declared fit to go home.
Jacob is now 7lb 3oz. But if his mother had listened to the advice of her doctors, Jacob’s beating heart would have been stopped by a pill.

You see, Jacob’s twin sister died of an infection after she was born 8 days earlier, just short of 22 weeks into the pregnancy. His parents “couldn’t believe it when doctors told us we had to consider abortion.” They gave Jacob a fighting chance and he pulled through.

Science may try to label an unborn baby a “fetus” and say they aren’t human until a number of days have passed. But you and I know it’s just an attempt to dehumanize a living child with a beating heart. And maybe some states will move the deadline for abortions back a week or two, but that won’t make a significant difference. The Abortion Lobby will still have the abortion mills running at full capacity and will be encouraging women to end the lives of their babies earlier.
What we need is to give each and every unborn child a fighting chance at life. Jacob got one, and it truly was a miracle he lived.

Let’s fight so the one million lives ended each year by abortion get their fighting chance by defunding Planned Parenthood and pass a “Life at Conception Act”.