For the second time in a week or so I have to correct myself. Perhaps it was because of only a cursory examination of the facts that I didn't realize that chances of ectopic pregnancies resulting in live births are extremely rare. Maybe I saw what I wanted to see.
Regardless, after extensive research it has become obvious to me that ectopic births are rare. A babyworld article describes it as rare as "one in 60 million.
It is sad to know that there is a condition like this out there. Do we force 60 million women to die so that one child may live? For those of you who have to deal with this issue I will have to concede that it is for you & God to figure out.
I won't remove this post. 1) It will serve as an important reminder to me and hopefully others as well to do more extensive research on topics that are more than just opinion. 2) There are many points in it that are still valid, such as those on rape, incest, health of the mother & life of the mother.
A doctor should always make every attempt to save the child and the mother.
What does it mean to be 100% Pro-Life? This is where we will be branded extremists because people will say we are cruel and inhuman by not supporting their view.
This has to be the most difficult question that could be asked. I used to think that there were plenty of exceptions that might be considered. Exceptions like rape, incest, health of the mother and finally, life of the mother. The last one is the one that has been a struggle with me up to now. Let's examine these exceptions:
Rape & incest - If women have abortions because of these:
1) The girl/woman will most likely be psychologically damaged by killing her offspring.
2) Abortion is the killing of a human being. Why should the human inside the womb be executed for a crime that he/she didn't commit?
Health of the mother - This excuse is one of the biggest for those who want to keep abortion legal. They say that the health of the mother should be considered and that abortion should be available just in case there are "health" issues. This one is the biggest ruse in the abortion industry and it keeps the door of abortion wide open. Abortion isn't healthy for either the mother to be, or the child in the womb.
Statistics show that women who have abortions are more likely to suffer from psychological problems years after they have one. That isn't the point though. The point is that we shouldn't teach our children or our population that abortion is acceptable. If we do, we desensitize our population.
Not long ago, the Germans were cruel and brutal to Jews, gypsies, blacks & other undesirables of the day. The population became disconnected from the violence and even turned in those who were not wanted. Not long ago, countries around the world had slaves and treated certain people as property. America wasn't the only country to participate, & some countries to this day still practice slavery.
Finally, ectopic pregnancies - What is that? Krista has a site that provides lots of information on this topic.
Ectopic pregnancies do not all wind up in death for the child or the mother. Many can and do survive.
JivinJehoshaphat points out that it is difficult to diagnose. Many deaths or severe complications due to ectopic pregnancies stem from this problem.
So does this mean that we should allow abortions when there is a risk of death for the mother? Let me ask you this one simple question:
When is it acceptable to kill your child?
If you have 10 children and they all need their mother and she has an ectopic pregnancy which might result in her death, what do you do? You might argue that those children need their mother right? It could be impossible for the father to raise them without her.
There was a scene in a Star Trek movie that I have thought of over & over through the years. It is when Spock saved the crew by shutting down a system that would have killed them all. As he was lying there dying from radiation exposure he said "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few". That may be true with it comes to voluntarily sacrificing your life to save others, but can it be true when you are the one killing some people to save other people?
Anyone who is really Pro-Life knows we are human beings from the moment of conception. So when is it acceptable for you to kill your child? If you kill your child in the womb at any point in life, you are falling into the death spiral. You have decided that abortion truly is a "choice", one that is acceptable when the circumstances in your life allow it. You will never be able to debate the abortion topic with anyone again, because you will know that you made a choice at some point in your life that took the life of another human being.
For those of you who have already made this choice, I'm not condemning you. I hope you will realize the mistake you made and come out to help others avoid it.
If we support bills that allow people to be killed we will be signing the death warrants for thousands of human beings a year. Yes, that's how many ectopic pregnancies there are every year in this country. A doctor is supposed to save lives, not kill them. We need to pressure our medical professionals to figure out how to get around the problems of this type of pregnancy, not give them a free pass to kill people when they don't think they can deal with the problem.
The culture of death has been running this country for 33 years. It's time for us to recognize that killing an innocent human being in the womb is never a good thing.
Let me say this as plainly as possible, ABORTION KILLS HUMAN BEINGS. It's not a get-out-of-pregnancy pass. For you to have that freedom from pain, struggle, financial difficulty or the burden of a lifetime of child care and family, you have to kill a human being.
Women will die from ectopic pregnancies. We will lose mothers and wives. From what I understand, that is the reality of this type of pregnancy. So pressure your medical researchers to save lives, not kill them through procedures like embryonic stem cell research!
Please don't ever think of abortion as a "choice". It never is for the unborn.
Imagine this, your wife & child have fallen off a cliff. Your wife is holding on by a thread and your daughter is holding onto her foot. Your wife might not be able to hold on with the extra weight. Do you:
a) Do everything you can to save them both?
b) Throw stones at your daughter and knock her off in order to save your wife?
Any time you make a "choice", this is exactly what the choice is.
United we stand - Divided they die - Pass it on