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What is Abortion?

Abortion is the slaughter or murder of a pregnancy by the dismantling and removal of parts of a child's body while in the mothers womb, resulting in real and actual horrifying pain on the child while it's still alive, resulting in its immediate death and murder. "A woman who had an abortion met Padre Pio. She said, “I never knew abortion was a sin.” He replied: “What do you mean, you didn’t know that this was a sin? That’s killing… it’s a sin, a great sin.” (Life of Padre Pio)

Abortion

Abortion is the medical term for the induced termination of a pregnancy. A more proper term for abortion is the slaughter and murder of a real human being—an infant during pregnancy—by the dismantling and removal of actual parts of the child's body while it is still alive in the mother's womb, resulting in real and actual horrifying pain on the child while yet alive, eventually resulting in its immediate horrific death and murder.

As of 2012, it is estimated there has been over 54 million babies murdered by abortion in the United States since 1973.

Abortion is a billion-dollar industry in the United States and Western Europe except for Ireland, Malta and Poland, where it has been largely abolished. Abortion in Poland declined by 99% after communism was overthrown, and women's health has dramatically improved there due to fewer abortions.

About 80% of women who see an ultrasound of their fetus (unborn child) decide not to abort. Millions of women who had an abortion later suffer psychologically or physically from it, and support groups exist to help. Many victims of abortion find healing by speaking out against, and discouraging, similar harm to other mothers and their children.

"Abortion doesn't solve your problems, it only creates different ones," warned a full-page ad by many women who had abortions. Many women begin regretting their abortion before they even leave the abortion clinic. In some cases, women begin regretting their abortion just before it is performed, but are told by abortionists that it is too late to change their mind because they already signed a consent form (which is a lie - it is never too late to withdraw consent for an abortion).

Abortion always ends the life of the unborn child, typically by dismemberment. Abortion increases the risk of breast cancer, future premature birth, mental illness, and other long-term health problems for the mother. Sometimes women die from abortion. Since abortion is deliberate and thought about in advance, it is rightly comparable to a premeditated murder.

"A woman who had an abortion met Padre Pio. She said, "I never knew abortion was a sin." He replied: "What do you mean, you didn't know that this was a sin? That's killing… it's a sin, a great sin." (Bernard Ruffin, Padre Pio: The True Story, Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington, IN. p. 297.)

Child Sacrifice and Abortion

"They served their idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood."

–Psalm 106:36-38

History is replete with civilizations which have held morally repugnant attitudes concerning infants and children. Exposing an unwanted child to the elements was a common practice throughout the Roman Empire. The Nazis carried Jewish children off to the killing fields or the gas chambers. The Aztecs and Mayans sacrificed their children to their pagan gods. Perhaps the most infamous example from the ancient world are the Carthaginians of North Africa, who inherited their barbaric practices of child sacrifice from their ancestors in Canaan/Phoenicia.

Old Testament passages referring to child sacrifice are numerous and somber. The Israelites, delivered from the bondage of Egypt by the holy and mighty hand of the LORD of heaven and earth, were not just guilty of idolatry and unfaithfulness. They were guilty of adopting the horrific Canaanite practice of child sacrifice. In some cases, they attempted to attach this practice to worship of the Lord (Ezekiel 23:39). In other cases, they rejected Yahweh worship altogether, and fully turned themselves over to the gods of Canaan (2 Kings 17:17). Some Israelites stood by and did nothing (Leviticus 20:1-5). As a result, God brought dreadful judgment upon their entire nation (Jeremiah 19:3-6).

January 22, 2012 will be the 39th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion throughout the United States. Since then, 54 million unborn childrens' lives have been snuffed out… at the hands of their own parent(s) and so-called physicians. Two parties who are endowed with the moral responsibility to protect children, not destroy them. With the explicit support of politicians, judges, bureaucrats and millions from the American electorate, modern day child sacrifice is afforded legal protection and government sanction, just as it was in Canaan and Carthage….

I remember seeing a presentation by a former abortionist that committed more than 75,000 infanticides; of a real time ultra sound video showing a 12 week old baby girl in 1978, who was getting aborted. Before the infanticide occurred, the former abortionist began explaining the ultra sound footage, and the baby girl was actually sucking her thumb and moving in the womb, and when the abortionist's suction tube tried getting the baby, the baby girl began moving violently and tried dodging the suction tube. Her heart raced from 140 beats per minute, to 200. Her mouth was actually open crying, and finally when the baby girl's limbs were grabbed she let out a silent scream and the mouth could be seen wide open in agony, while she was ripped. Then the infanticide practitioner crushed the baby girls' head with forceps. To further dehumanize the baby, instead of the head of the baby being called a head, it is instead called "number 1" - "the abortionist crushes number 1." Infanticides and their accompaniment markets and experimentations are Satanic Rituals, there to venerate and pay homage to Satan. These rituals are unspeakable and unimaginable abominations.

It needs to also be said when it comes to abortion, that it is demonically inspired, instituted and supported by Satan and all the legions of Hell. It is Satanic to the core in its foundation and continuation and I have heard it said before from the lips of videotaped Satanists that there are abortion "doctors" who are Satanists who perform abortions because they see it as a way to offer human sacrifices to Satan legally and perpetually to curry his favor more than any other of his followers and get paid for it to boot.

Abortion Statistics

Worldwide

According to WHO, every year in the world an estimated 40-50 million women faced with an unplanned pregnancy decide to have an abortion. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day.

Russia has the highest number of abortions per woman of child-bearing age in the world according to UN data. However, in terms of the total number, China has reported that it has over 13 million annual abortions, far surpassing the 1.3 million annual abortions Russia has, and India has an estimated 11 million, although accurate data is difficult to obtain.

83% of all abortions are obtained in developing countries and 17% occur in developed countries.

United States

According to the Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.21 million abortions performed in the United States in 2008, the most recent year for which data is available. This amounts to 3,322 abortions per day. In 1996 there were approximately 1.37 million abortions. This amounts to approximately 3,700 abortions per day

52% of women obtaining abortions in the U.S. are younger than 25: Women aged 20-24 obtain 32% of all abortions; Teenagers obtain 20% and girls under 15 account for 1.2%.

While white women obtain 60% of all abortions, their abortion rate is well below that of minority women. Black women are more than 3 times as likely as white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are roughly 2 times as likely.

64.4% of all abortions are performed on never-married women; Married women account for 18.4% of all abortions and so-called divorced women obtain 9.4%.

Women identifying themselves as Protestants obtain 37.4% of all abortions in the U.S.; Women identifying themselves as Catholic obtain 31.3%, Jewish women account for 1.3%, and women with no religious affiliation obtain 23.7% of all abortions. 18% of all abortions are performed on women who identify themselves as "Born-again/Evangelical".

Women with family incomes less than $15,000 obtain 28.7% of all abortions; Women with family incomes between $15,000 and $29,999 obtain 19.5%; Women with family incomes between $30,000 and $59,999 obtain 38.0%; Women with family incomes over $60,000 obtain 13.8%.

1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, and 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient).

52% of all abortions occur before the 9th week of pregnancy, 25% happen between the 9th and 10th week, 12% happen between the 11th and 12th week, 6% happen between the 13th and 15th week, 4% happen between the 16th and 20th week, and 1% of all abortions (16,450/yr.) happen after the 20th week of pregnancy.

An estimated 43% of all women will have at least 1 abortion by the time they are 45 years old. 47% of all abortions are performed on women who have had at least one previous abortion.

48% of all abortion facilities provide services after the 12th week of pregnancy. 9 in 10 managed care plans routinely cover abortion or provide limited coverage. About 14% of all abortions in the United States are paid for with public funds, virtually all of which are state funds. 16 states (CA, CT, HI, ED, IL, MA , MD, MD, MN, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OR, VT, WA and WV) pay for abortions for some poor women.

Abortion is Wrong and Against the Natural Law

Abortion is child sacrifice. It is murdering one's baby to make one's own life "better". Not only to free oneself of the burden of a child, but to make sure that child is murdered and cannot have a life with anyone else either, can never experience love on this earth from anyone else either. Cannot become who God created that person to be. Cannot be the child a childless couple would love to love. Cannot cure cancer, or whatever plan God had for that child. Abortion is probably the worst sin because it is murder of the innocent, from the very one God enlisted to love and protect, the mother. It is capital punishment of the innocent on the selfish whim of its mother as if she is Lord and God over the real Lord and God who alone should be the giver and taker of life.

As if murder ever made anything better. The guilt and pain of abortion has haunted many people for the rest of their lives. Not even the wicked people in the Old Testament was as evil or wicked as the selfish bastards living today. They at least were killing their children to appease a false god, while those who abort today kills them for purely selfish motives.

Adoption is always a better option. It is a win for everyone involved. Give the baby to someone who wants it, will love and cherish it. Abortion is the ultimate in selfishness, hatred of one's own child, denying one's own child the most important and basic right of all, the right to live. That child could have a wonderful life in the home of adoptive parents and could find the cure for cancer, who knows what God has in mind for that child. "The Lord gives and takes away" (Job 1:21). "The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up" (1 Samuel 2:6). It is never the right of a human being to murder another, much less their own innocent child.

As has been said many times before, abortion is murder plain and simple. It is against the natural law and against the God who sends life. A baby is a human being weather born or unborn, and to kill him/her is murder. And God said in Exodus 20:13 "Thou shall not murder". Abortion is not even justified if the death of the mother—or a serious disease and/or death of the child—is a certainty. The child may live, even with a disease, and if the mother dies, she has died fulfilling her duty in life.

Scriptures teaches that a woman can be saved through child-bearing (if she is in the state of grace). Therefore, a woman has absolutely nothing to fear from child-bearing, even if her life is threatened.

1 Timothy 2:15- "Yet she shall be saved through child-bearing; if she continue in faith, and love, and sanctification, with sobriety."

Better to keep God's commandments, die, and go to Heaven than to commit a grievous mortal sin and certainly go to Hell.

Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii: "As to the 'medical and therapeutic indication' to which, using their own words, we have made reference, Venerable Brethren, however much we may pity the mother whose health and even life is imperiled in the performance of the duty allotted to her by nature, nevertheless, what could ever be a sufficient reason for excusing in any way the direct murder of the innocent? This is precisely what we are dealing with here. Whether inflicted upon the mother or upon the child, it is against the precept of God and the law of nature: "Thou shalt not kill". The life of each is equally sacred, and no one has the power, not even the public authority, to destroy it… Holy Mother Church very well understands and clearly appreciates all that is said regarding the health of the mother and the danger to her life. And who would not grieve to think of these things? Who is not filled with the greatest admiration when he sees a mother risking her life with heroic fortitude, that she may preserve the life of the offspring which she has conceived? God alone, all bountiful and all merciful as He is, can reward her for the fulfillment of the office allotted to her by nature, and will assuredly repay her in a measure full to overflowing."

If the wife's life is threatened by child bearing, then either the marital act is abstained from altogether by honorable continence, or it is done with the hope of conception if God so wills it, being ready to bear the consequences of the death of the mother.

The Roman Catholic Church has consistently condemned abortion — the direct and purposeful taking of the life of the unborn child. In principle, Catholics believe that all life is sacred from conception until natural death, and the taking of innocent human life, whether born or unborn, is always morally wrong.

Caesarius of Arles, Sermons 1:12, A.D. 522: "Who is he who cannot warn that no woman may take a potion so that she is unable to conceive or condemns in herself the nature which God willed to be fecund? As often as she could have conceived or given birth, of that many homicides she will be held guilty, and, unless she undergoes suitable penance, she will be damned by eternal death in hell. If a woman does not wish to have children, let her enter into a religious agreement with her husband; for chastity is the sole sterility of a Christian woman."

All human life has as its author the one God whose creative power produces the child in the mother's womb and brings it step-by-step to full life. The Old Testament revelation which the Church inherited and accepted gives clear evidence that life in the womb was considered as sacred. Moses proclaimed, "When you hearken to the voice of the Lord, your God, all these blessings will come upon you and overwhelm you: May you be blessed in the city, and blessed in the country! Blessed be the fruit of your womb, the produce of your soil and the offspring of your livestock, the issue of your herds and the young of your flocks! Blessed be your grain bin and your kneading bowl! May you be blessed in your coming in and blessed in your going out!" (Deuteronomy 28:2-6). The angel told the mother of Sampson, "As for the son you will conceive and bear, no razor shall touch his head, for this boy is to be consecrated to God from the womb" (Judges 13:5). Job stated, "Did not he who made me in the womb make him? Did not the same one fashion us before our birth?" (Job 31:15). In Psalm 139:13, we pray, "Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb."

The Old Testament also testifies how God had specially marked individuals for an important role of leadership from the very first moment of their lives: "Beloved of his people, dear to his Maker, dedicated from his mother's womb, consecrated to the Lord as a prophet, was Samuel, the judge and priest" (Sirach 46:13). The prophet Isaiah proclaimed, "Hear me, O coastlands, listen, o distant peoples. The Lord called me from birth, from my mother's womb He gave me my name. He made of me sharp-edged sword and concealed me in the shadow of His arms. He made me a polished arrow; in His quiver He hid me. You are my servant, He said to me, Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain, and for nothing, uselessly spent my strength, yet my reward is with the Lord, my recompense is with my God. For now the Lord has spoken who formed me as His servant from the womb, that Jacob may be brought back to Him and Israel gathered to Him, and I am made glorious in the sight of the Lord, and my God is now my strength!" (Isaiah 49:1-5). Likewise, the prophet Jeremiah recalled, "The word of the Lord came to me thus: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you" (Jeremiah 1:4-5).

Given the revelation of the Old and New Testaments, with special emphasis on the mystery of the incarnation, the Roman Catholic Church has condemned the practice of abortion. Several examples of teaching which span the first three hundred years of our Church include the following: The "Didache" ("The Teachings of the Twelve Apostles," c. 80 A.D.) asserted, "You shall not procure abortion. You shall not destroy the newborn child." The "Epistle of Barnabas" (138) also condemned abortion. Athenagoras (177) in his "A Plea on Behalf of Christians" emphasized that Christians consider as murderers those women who take medicines to procure an abortion; he condemns the killer of children, including those still living in their mother's womb, "where they are already the object of the care of divine providence." Tertullian, (197) in his "Apologeticum" likewise asserted, "To prevent birth is anticipated murder; it makes little difference whether one destroys a life already born or does away with it in its nascent stage. The one who will be man is already one." In the year 300, the Council of Elvira, a local church council in Spain, passed specific legislation condemning abortion (Canon 63).

After the legalization of Christianity in 313, the condemnation against abortion remained. For instance, St. Basil in a letter to Bishop Amphilochius (374) clearly pronounces the Church's teaching: "A woman who has deliberately destroyed a fetus must pay the penalty for murder" and "Those also who give drugs causing abortions are murderers themselves, as well as those who receive the poison which kills the fetus."

While many other examples could be offered, the key point is that the Roman Catholic Church from the beginning has consistently upheld the sanctity of the life of the unborn child and condemned the act of abortion. To oppose this teaching contradicts the revelation of Sacred Scripture and Christian tradition.



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