Right to life is the most important right of all

Life is precious, so why would we even think of harming another human being?  Pro-life is a recent cry that is heard in the United States.

Stuart and Helen Sweet had tried for four years to have a child. Helen and Stuart experienced heartbreak and agony as they tried unsuccessfully to have a baby of their own. After four years of marriage and several unsuccessful attempts, they had their first child.  The Sweets were blessed later with four more children and one miscarriage.

When Helen was pregnant with her fourth child, she was told by the doctors that the baby had too big of a head and implied that she and her husband might consider abortion.  In Helen’s case, the thought of abortion, never crossed her mind. Her husband’s reply: “No! There is no way we would do that. If something is wrong with the baby, if God wants to take him, he will.”

Why do I tell this story? Because this is a mother who tried to be pregnant and had to wait several years. Those years of waiting were very hard for her. There are many women in the United States who want to have children but can’t.

The United States is on the war of abortion, especially after the governor of New York’s “With the signing of this bill, we are sending a clear message that whatever happens in Washington, women in New York will always have the fundamental right to control their body,” Cuomo said.   Cuomo stated, “The law for the first time allows abortions after the 24-week mark to protect the mother’s health or in cases where the fetus won’t survive,” according to the New York Post.

What is abortion? It is taking the life of a human being and killing them. What right have we as human beings to take the life of another?  \We don’t. This is not referring to capital punishment.

There are different kinds of abortions that are performed.  Some are done through pills and the others are surgery. The website wyomingrighttolife.com has more information:

Vacuum Aspiration

Designed to be used as soon as a pregnancy can be chemically detected. After widening the cervix the abortionist inserts into the uterus a long flexible suction tube, which is attached to a vacuum syringe. Using ultrasound, the abortionist locates the tiny human embryo in the womb and applies suction to tear the developing baby from the uterine wall.

Methotrexate:

Another multi-visit procedure. In the first visit a woman receives an intramuscular injection of methotrexate, a powerful anti-metabolite drug, which is often used to fight cancer. Methotrexate attacks the fast-growing cells of the trophoblast, the tissue surrounding the embryo that eventually gives rise to the placenta. As the trophoblast breaks down, the baby dies as he/she is deprived of needed food, oxygen and fluids. A prostaglandin vaginal suppository given three to seven days later triggers the expulsion of the child from the woman’s uterus. Sometimes this occurs within the next few hours but often a second dose of the prostaglandin is required. Those shown to still be pregnant in later visits (at least 1 in 25 women) are given surgical abortions.

Dilation and Evacuation (D&E):

Somewhat similar to the Vacuum Aspiration model but for women in their second trimester,  forceps are used to grasp parts of the developing baby that cannot be removed using the vacuum. The uterine lining is also scraped using a curette to remove all parts of the fetus.

Abortion is murder! It is grotesque and sickening to know that the doctors of America can perform this procedure. To know that people support this movement is cruel and abominable.  They are taking the life of a child. As soon as a baby’s heart is beating, it is alive. National Right to Life, the nation’s largest and oldest advocacy organization against abortion, states:, “An unborn baby’s heart begins to beat 18-21 days after fertilization.”

The egg itself is alive. “The life of a baby begins long before he or she is born. A new individual human being begins at fertilization, when the sperm and ovum meet to form a single cell,”National Right to Life writes on its website. In other words, a baby is a human being the minute a woman conceives.

Each baby conceived is unique. Our Creator made every single person unique.  Example, every person in the world does not have the same fingerprint. “Each of a woman’s body parts contains her personal genetic code; the growing embryo/fetus has a unique genetic code of his or her own,” according to wyomingrighttolife.com.

Job 31:15 says, “Did not he that made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?”  Isaiah 44:2 says, “Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things;…”  Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee…”

According to the Bible, abortion began in Egypt when the pharaoh wanted all the midwives to kill the male children as soon as they were birthed. Exodus 1:16 says, “And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.”   Since then, millions of babies have been murdered. According to Lifenews.com, “More human beings died in abortions than any other cause of death in 2018, a new report indicates. A heartbreaking reminder about the prevalence of abortion, statistics compiled by Worldometers indicate that there were nearly 42 million abortions world-wide in 2018.”

Are there side effects from abortion?   Yes, according to the Mayo Clinic, “heavy bleeding, severe abdominal or back pain, fever lasting more than 24 hours, and foul-smelling vaginal discharge.”

Has anyone survived abortion? Yes. In an article that was published on Facebook and in the National Right to Life by Melissa Ohden, she describes herself as a survivor of late-term abortion.

“On behalf of the 269 survivors that I’ve connected with through my work, I just want to thank you for all you do for life.

“These are the words that I spoke to President Trump as I shook his hand in the Oval Office on Feb. 14, 2019, as seen in this photo.

“Although our time with President Trump was limited, I had the great opportunity to share with him that I survived a late-term abortion, and then sit in on his phone call to pro-life and faith leaders from across the nation.

“If you were part of that call, you know that President Trump voiced his ongoing commitment to life, condemned the legislation being passed across the nation that’s aggressively anti-life, and he also denounced Virginia Governor Northam’s comments on infanticide.

“I can tell you that in our private time with him, he was warm, so very funny, genuine, and yes, fired up about a few things, including the protection of life.

“It was a historical moment, to have the survivor of a failed abortion in the West Wing, and although I wish other survivors could have been there with me, I can honestly tell you I thought of them throughout my time there, and I have the utmost hope that this is just the first step in having survivors acknowledged, included, and supported by the Trump administration and maybe even our greater culture.”

Ohden has also written a book called, “You Carried Me.”

In America we make petitions for “Feeding the Hungry Children” we say that there are some that are starving. What’s the difference between those children and starving a child in abortion?  Should we not protect a child from that? What about the petitions on saving animals? Why not the unborn baby? What about the cruelty done to animals? Is it not cruelty to tear a baby apart?

Is abortion the only option? No, it is not. Adoption agencies are available to take babies that are unwanted and place them in a home. Why not protect the baby and its life and let someone else take them who will love them instead of sucking the life from them? Let them grow up to be a somebody and do great things in life. Those who are alive today are alive because their mother chose life.  I know some families who adopted children because they could not have any of their own.

“My body, my life.” Is that even a true statement? I beg to differ, it is not. If you don’t want a baby which is a “life” then don’t make rash decisions and get yourself pregnant.  It is not the baby’s fault that they were conceived. The baby does not have a choice. We scream for “women’s rights,” what about the baby’s rights?

 

About Rebekah Sweet (14 Articles)
Rebekah Sweet is a freshman majoring in Mass Media Multimedia Concentration at Laramie County Community College. She hopes to use this degree as her future career. She was on yearbook staff and one of the main photographers her last year at Baptist College of Ministry from which she attended in the years 2009-2012. She was also the lead flutist for a small instrumental ensemble for which she was volunteered unexpectedly. Her leadership skills have led to her directing several plays that she has written. Designated as the manager, she has formed and frequently updates all of her church Social Media platforms and keeps up with personal closed groups in Facebook. Sweet has done several media projects for her current workplace, personal, activities and programs. During the Spring semester of 2019, Sweet was a co-news editor for Wingspan and wrote several articles on various subjects. She was awarded a scholarship in photography at the end of the semester. She also was given the opportunity to design a web page containing trophy archives of past performances and awards for LCCC. She also designed two web sites, one for school, the other personal. Sweet hopes to grow in her abilities in anything web related that pertains to her degree and her love for web design. Sweet has enjoyed writing since the age of ten and published her first book in February of 2019. She is working on several other books which she also hopes to publish soon. Her love for music has led to her ability to teach students as she plays several instruments. She is very adventurous and loves the outdoors always looking forward to hunting and fishing seasons. Contact her at wdrebseaglet@gmail.com or follow her on Twitter at @Reb35952702; Instagram-wdrebseaglet or rebstarwriter; or Facebook at Reb Sweet-Svetalagorsky. She may also be found on Amazon.com.

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