There is much controversy surrounding the abortion issue with the upcoming election. I want to give my stance as a mother, a citizen of the United States of America and a God fearing Christian woman. There are many beliefs that late term abortion is mostly for women whose lives are at stake. I want to bring up some points in this article about how that is not the primary focus for abortion in America. Abortion in America is more about birth control…a mistake. Fixing a mistake. I believe no one is a mistake. I believe God’s word says that we were all written down in the Book of Life before time began. I was not planned. I was conceived during menopause by my mother. She was not happy about it as she was sure she could not get pregnant. She had her family and stayed home with all her babies and was on to her career as a teacher. I am not a mistake, but I could’ve been treated as one. I am glad my mother was a God fearing woman as well.
There is strong evidence that babies experience pain as early as eight week’s gestation. Doctors have gone into the amniotic sack with a needle and the baby recoils from the pain and moves to the opposite end of the sack. Fetology is the belief that undeniably, life begins at conception and the fetus should have all the rights, safeguards and protection that all humans have.
There are some American doctors who hold fast to this belief and are still practicing abortion. Why is this happening, you ask? Simply stated in an article “Stories From Abortion Doctors” by a former abortionist, Dr. Bernard Nathanson from New York City, New York, “Simple arithmetic, at $500 a time, 1.2 million abortions means an industry generating $600 million annually, of which goes into the pocket of the physician doing the abortion.”
Hillary Clinton’s stance is to keep abortion legal and to legalize late term abortions. She believes that it is the right of the woman to choose to abort her already viable “unborn person,” as she states in an interview with a news anchor from NBC News. His question to her was, “when or if does an unborn child have constitutional rights?” Her response was that an “unborn person” does not have constitutional rights under Roe v. Wade. It’s as if she could not call it a child as it would go against her history of fighting for women and children’s rights. It became a “person” not a child.
In my opinion that is the height of hypocrisy. You could see in her face the uneasiness about calling the baby a person. There was a long pause after she said “unborn.” As if she couldn’t decide to say child or person. And if it was considered a “person” shouldn’t it have rights? Her stance is for the health of the mother in very difficult circumstances where the mother’s health is at stake. The problem with this is, we are legalizing killing for a small percentage of the abortion population, to allow the genocide of killing babies for convenience.
As I was doing my fact checking on percentages of abortions for the health of the mother, I came across the study from the Guttmacher Institute. It is a main source for research and analyzes policies for abortion in the United States. Less than 1 percent of abortions were due to saving the mother’s life. In the state of Texas there is a bill that does not allow for abortion after 20 weeks because that is when the baby’s brain is fully developed and is able to experience pain. It is also is just before the part of the babies system is developed that gives pain tolerance. The baby would feel the abortion just as fully as we as a person would feel the pain but even more pronounced because that part of his system is not yet developed.
I cannot get behind Hillary Clinton’s late term abortion stance since I know of babies who were born at one lb. and two lb. and made it. They are beautiful, seven year old blonde girls that would steal your heart away if you saw them. Facts show the need to save a mother’s life is not as prominent as you think. Are we to make it possible for babies to feel the pain of late term abortion for just convenience sake? I dare say not. I am voting “No” for Hillary Clinton for this reason alone. I ask you to search your conscience and think about whom is playing God here.