Pro-family South Africans must vigorously oppose abortion. Our future society depends on the strength of the family. If abortion continues destroying it and morality is not boldly defended, South Africa will eventually disintegrate as a nation.
With the legalization of abortion in 1973 (USA), abortion continued to grow exponentially with over 55 million unborn children aborted annually worldwide between 2010 and 2014, which will obviously be much worse today. This represents almost the equivalent of the entire population of South Africa being annually eliminated! Today abortion kills 106 babies every minute worldwide.
In South Africa alone, over 90 000 reported abortions occur each year. This means about 246 abortions per day!
That is to say, a unique human being, made in the image and likeness of God, with a distinct fingerprint! God’s plan for these children will be mercilessly ruined. One cannot remain indifferent or idle before such an immense human tragedy.
Here are “10 Reasons Why Abortion is Evil”
1. Abortion Offends God
Abortion is never a mere personal choice but a grave offence against God and His creation. The anti-abortion struggle has always been a religious battle and foremost in its ranks have been Catholics. This is because Church teaching on abortion is clear and unequivocal: Abortion is murder. There are no exceptions allowed, no compromises possible.
2. The Silent War
The continuing war on crime, gangsterism and drugs has led to a heightened desire for peace. Yet, despite all this concern, the most horrible war of all has gone all but unnoticed. This is a war going on within our own borders, and it has claimed millions of lives.
This scourge strikes at the very core of humanity and our country: the family. By destroying the most basic human bond of all — that between mother and child — abortion dissolves the precious glue that binds our nation together.
While mother and child are the first victims, there is not a single element of society that is not affected by abortion. Mother, child, father, husband, aunt, uncle, friend, sibling and grandparent alike suffer the scars of the abortionist’s scalpel. Peace elsewhere is meaningless without peace at home.
3. Life Starts at the Moment of Conception
This is the definition given in any respectable medical textbook. To declare that life begins at any point after the fusing of a wife’s egg and a husband’s contribution is irrational and an exercise in sophistry. Only machines such as clocks and cars gain existence and “life,” part by part.
Living beings come into existence immediately and gradually their innate potential unfolds. A living human begins to exist at the moment of conception, even though only as a cell. What is important is not the size or weight but the essence – which is fully human. The unborn baby has a distinct, unchanging and unrepeatable genetic code, unique in all of history, from the moment of conception till death. Nothing is added except nutrition and oxygen.(1)
4. Mankind Must Protect Life Whenever Possible
The first and foremost instinct of humans is preservation of life. This begins with self-preservation, and extends to all humanity through domestic bonds and realisation of a like nature. “Pregnancy termination” stops the beating heart of a growing human being, and is in direct contradiction to this most basic premise of human nature. It forsakes natural law, and has left many countries unable to re-populate themselves without the aid of mass immigration.
5. Abortion Is an Unsafe Procedure
Compared with other medical procedures, the abortion industry is largely unregulated. Although there are no exact statistics for the number of women who die during or after a botched abortion procedure, there are many.
Furthermore, according to the National Cancer Institute, an induced abortion raises a woman’s chance of getting cancer before age 45, by 50%.(3) If the abortion is performed after age 30, it increases the chance by 110%; if before age 18, it goes up 150%.
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer reports: “28 out of 37 worldwide studies have independently linked induced abortion with breast cancer. Thirteen out of fifteen studies conducted on American women report increased risk. Seventeen studies are statistically significant, sixteen of which found increased risk. Most of the studies have been conducted by abortion supporters.”(4)
6. Embryonic Stem-cell and Human Cloning Research: a Biogenetic Nightmare
In a cynical but logical progression, the culture of death is now bent on engendering human life so as to destroy it. Its new frontier is embryonic stem-cell and human cloning research. In the name of science and health, human life is destroyed at its very inception and “limited” cloning is used to produce usable cells that can be manipulated and harvested to aid the living. In short, the remaining ethical barriers that preserve human dignity and God’s rights in Creation are steadily being demolished. The biotech revolution has as its avowed goal not just curing disease, but the construction of a “brave new world” of genetic engineering, changing the very makeup and design of man himself. We cannot permit the completion of this challenge to God, which will be like another Pandora’s box, unleashing untold ethical and moral havoc on our world.
7. Breaking the Abortion Cycle
Abortion is evil because it creates an horrific abortion cycle that perpetuates this sin. The abortion mentality destroys the “sense of family” and makes it more difficult for new children to find their proper place within the family unit which by definition is welded together by the indissoluble bond of marriage, contracted between a man and a woman. Children need families that will nurture them, guard their innocence and develop their personalities. In particular, all children must find within their homes the Faith that enables them to know, love and serve God in this world and be happy with Him forever in the next.
As long as the traditional family remains in crisis, we will never sever the power lines that supply the abortion mills. As long as the Faith remains dead in souls, we will never wipe out the moral rot of sexual immorality, which is the contaminated soil where the abortion movement grows and flourishes.
8. Roe v. Wade: 47 Years of Lies
The 47th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s infamous Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion-on-demand calls to mind the biggest pack of lies ever set in motion — lies that have cost millions of innocent babies’ lives, cruelly torn from their mothers’ wombs. How can such slaughter, numerically on par with Hitler’s Germany or Stalin’s Russia, be tolerated?
9. Addressing an Abortionist
Once you were an enchanting child, as all babies are. Today you are an abortionist, a killer of babies. Do you not regret your wicked deeds? Do you not see the innocent blood of our children that stains your hands and cries out to God? Have you no shame as did our first parents when they sinned against God? Why do you not turn to Him today, seek His forgiveness and His strength never again to murder the innocent? Would you not rather bring children into the world than destroy them?
10. The Dangerous Slippery Slope
Yesterday it was contraception. Today it’s abortion, same-sex “marriage,” euthanasia and gender ideology. What will it be tomorrow? Once abortion is universally accepted, what logical arguments will stop euthanasia and other forms of murder?
Other Helpful Information:
— The unborn baby’s heart starts beating at 20 days (5) and the brain gives off brainwaves at 40 days.(6) If these factors are used by the law to determine death, why can’t they be used to determine life?
— Babies can survive outside the womb at 21 weeks.(7)
— By 14 weeks, the entire body surface, except the back and top of the head, are sensitive to pain.(8)
— The embryo is not a blueprint that becomes a human being, any more than a paper blueprint becomes a house.(9)
Note: Geoffrey Mull and James Bascom contributed to this compilation.
- “Dr. Janet Daling’s Abortion/Breast Cancer Study” at http://www.abortiontruths.net/daling.html. See also “Risk of Breast Cancer Among Young Women: Relationship to Induced Abortion” Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 86, Issue 21, November 2, 1994, at http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/86/21.toc#articles
- First Way Abortion Causes Breast Cancer, http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com
- J.M. Tanner, G.R. Taylor, and the Editors of Time-Life Books, Growth, New York: Life Science Library, 1965.
- H. Hamlin, “Life or Death by EEG,” JAMA, Oct. 12, 1964, p. 120.
- S. Reinis & J. Goldman, The Development of the Brain C. Thomas Pub., 1980.
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