Your Right To Know The Facts Before Aborting Your Baby
Introduction and the Word of God
Abortion is the most controversial issue on the
American scene in this century. Abortion carries overtones of politics, health,
law, religion, and even economics. One group claims a baby has the right to life
from the point of conception onward and that abortion is murder. The other group
screams a woman will not be denied the right to choose what isdone with her
body. And on and on it goes. Before saying any more, let's all come to a
screeching halt and listen to what God has to say about when life begins, as He
spoke through the Psalmist, King David.
Fact: Your baby is a living, human organism from thepoint of conception
until death. The most important fact in the entire abortion debate is that a baby
is alive from the point of conception onward. Modern medical science surrounding
ultrasound and sonograms has made this issue a literal fact.
For you created my inmost being; you knit
me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and
wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was
not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven
together in the depths of the earth,your eyes saw my unformed body. All the
days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to
King David had no
knowledge of ultrasound and sonograms but God revealed to him the true facts in
the matter. Today, no thinking person, including theologians, politicians, and
scientists, who are interested in truth on any issue, can ignore this fact. The
primary difference between a fetus and a newborn baby is that an unborn baby
gets oxygen from the mother's circulatory system via the umbilical cord and a
newborn baby gets it from environmental air.
It is recommended that all pregnant women be offered an ultrasound in their 18th
week of pregnancy as a part of routine prenatal care. Is prenatal ultrasound safe?
Prenatal ultrasound has been used for more than 25 years. There does not appear
to be any danger for either the mother or fetus from ultrasound. No radiation is
When does the fetus begin to move? There is no doubt that the fetus can be seen moving during the eighth week
Week 12: The fetus now sleeps, awakens and exercises its muscles energetically--
turning its head, curling its toes, and opening and closing its mouth. The palm,
when stroked, willmake a tight fist.
Week 13: By now, you can tell if it's a boy or a girl.
Month 5: The ears are functioning and there is evidence that the fetus
hears quite a bit-- such as the mother's voice and heartbeat, as well as
Month 6: If the baby were born in this month and given the
proper care, he or she would survive.This information has been provided as a
public service, in support of the scientific fact that life begins at the point
Fact: Even if you don't care to raise your baby, many parents are
praying for a baby to adopt.
True Story of an Illegitimate Baby Born in 1939, written by Stephen R. Duggan:
Let's say you have the right
to choose. Let's even say you have the right to control your own body. But, why
kill your own flesh and blood? If you're pregnant and don't want your baby, please
consider adoption. Please...give your unborn baby a chance!
After living in a series of foster homes, I was adopted at the age of four. I
now am a Registered Professional Engineer in Minnesota, have a Masters Degree in
electrical engineering, and have 17 patents. One of those patents is for the
first digitally-controlled adaptable cardiac pacemaker. Each year on Memorial
Day I visit the graves of both my birth mother and my adopted mother. I am glad
to be alive. I am married and have four wonderful children and
When you agree to put your baby up for adoption, you have to be willing to do the following:
Take good care of
yourself and the baby during the first 9 months. Make sure you have the full
agreement of all involved family members. Covenant with yourself, the hospital,
and all family members that this adoption will be totally anonymous. After all,
if you were considering aborting your baby, you had to be willing to never see or
touch the baby or even know the sex. Instead of aborting your baby, you will be surrendering him/her to two pairs of loving arms.
Considering the grandparents and aunts and uncles, there will be many more than
two pairs of loving arms.
The Family Network, Inc. A member of the Joint Council on International
Children's Services and the California Association of Adoption Agencies. For
over 20 years, The Family Network, Inc. has placed hundreds of children with
loving families. Independent Adoption Center provides and coordinates all services
necessary for completing an adoption. The IAC has finalized more than 2,000
adoptions during its 17-year history.
Fact: If you do select abortion instead of life, you
may grow to regret it. Not all women who have abortions are affected in the same
way. Some seem to have no regrets about choosing abortion and have no apparent
signs of emotional or physical after effects. Other women may feel some remorse
or regret which they try to shut down. After all, they chose that legal, safe
procedure, so why should they feel so badly? Some clues that a woman might have
some post-abortion remorse or regret are: Struggling to turn off feelings and
memories connected to the abortion. When abortion is mentioned in public, having
a physical reaction, such as tightening stomach muscles, clenching jaw, or
holding breath. Not wanting to talk about it, even in the most abstract way.
Nightmares. Difficulty with intimacy. Uncomfortable around pregnant women or
babies. Depressed, sick or accident-prone at certain times of the yearthat coincide
with the anniversary date of the abortion or the month in which the baby would
have been born.
Abortion is a sin. Abortion is murder. If you believe an abortion is simply an act of
terminating a 'fetus' which is not a real human being yet, you are only fooling
yourself. Please let your child live. Consider adoption if you don't want to keep your
child...but please let it live and have the same chance at life that you have.