Abortion: The Ongoing Holocaust
Since abortion was legalized in 1973, there have been about 50 million unborn children murdered in the United States alone. There are about 1.6 million (1,600,000) unborn children murdered each year in the United States. Of these, about 91% (1,456,000) are murdered in the first trimester, about 8.99% (143,840) are murdered in the second trimester, and about .01% (160) are murdered in the third trimester. In the United States, about 24% of all pregnancies, excluding miscarriages, end in the murder of the unborn child. About 40% of "unintended" pregnancies end in the murder of the unborn child. Each year, about 2% of of women aged 15-44 have an abortion; about 48% of them have had at least one previous abortion. About 50% of American women have experienced an "unintended pregnancy," and at current rates more than one-third will have had an abortion by age 45. About 52% of U.S. women obtaining abortions are younger than 25; women aged 20-24 obtain about 33% of all abortions, and teenagers obtain about 19%. Black women are almost four times as likely as white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are about 2.5 times as likely. About 43% of women obtaining abortions identify themselves as Protestant, and about 27% as Catholic. Two-thirds of all abortions are among "never-married" (in the eyes of the state) women. Over 60% of abortions are among women who have had one or more children. The abortion rate among women living below the federal poverty level is more than four times that of women above 300% of the poverty level.
On average, women give four reasons for choosing to have their unborn child murdered. Three-fourths of women cite concern for or responsibility to other individuals; three-fourths say they cannot afford a child; three-fourths say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or the ability to care for dependents; and half say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner.
Within the first three weeks after conception, the central nervous system (including the brain, the backbone, and the spinal column), the gastrointestinal system (including the kidneys, the liver, and the intestines), and the heart have begun to form. The baby's tiny heart begins to beat by day eighteen. This is before the mother even misses her period, which is a sign of pregnancy. By the fourth week, arm and leg buds have formed.
By the fifth week, the brain has developed into 5 areas and some cranial nerves are visible, and brain waves are detectable. Five fingers can be discerned on the hand. The formation of the eyes, lips, and nose has begun.
By the seventh week, hair follicles and nipples form and knees and elbows are visible. Facial features are also observable. The eyes have a retina and lens. The major muscle system is developed. The baby can make a fist with his/her fingers. The baby responds to stimuli, such as drawing back from a needle stick and moving his/her head away from a tickle near the mouth region. When a small probe or instrument is put in the baby's hand, the baby will curl up his/her hand around it.
During weeks nine through twelve, most major organs and tissues have developed. The baby's eyelids will close and not reopen until week twenty-eight. Arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, and toes are fully formed. Nails and earlobes start to form and tooth buds develop in the gums. The baby moves his/her tongue, swallows, and sucks his/her thumb.
During weeks thirteen through sixteen, muscle tissue is lengthening and bones are becoming harder. Liver and organs produce appropriate fluids. Eyebrows and eyelashes appear. A complete set of vocal cords is present.
By the twentieth week, fingernails and toenails are fully formed. A fine hair now covers the entire body. The baby can hear and recognize the mother's voice.
By week twenty-four, a protective waxy substance covers the skin. Footprints and fingerprints are forming. The baby practices breathing by inhaling amniotic fluid into its developing lungs.
During weeks twenty-five through twenty-eight, rapid brain development occurs and the nervous system is able to control some bodily functions. The baby's eyelids now open and close. He/she avoids light and sound by turning his/her head.
During weeks twenty-nine through thirty-two, there is a rapid increase in the amount of body fat the baby has. Rhythmic breathing occurs. The baby sleeps 90-95% of the day.
During weeks thirty-eight through forty, the hair on the baby's head is now coarser and thicker. The lungs are mature. The average weight of the baby at this point is seven and a half pounds. At birth the placenta detaches from the uterus and the umbilical cord will be cut as the baby takes his first breaths of air. Breathing will trigger changes in the heart and bypass arteries forcing all blood to now travel through the lungs.
The following are the most common abortion procedures:
Suction Curettage: Used during the first three months of pregnancy. The the cervix is dilated with mechanical dilators or laminaria (a porous substance that is typically inserted a day before the abortion). During the abortion, the doctor attaches tubing to a suction machine (27 times stronger than a home vacuum cleaner) and inserts the tubing into the uterus. The suction created by the vacuum pulls the unborn baby's body apart and detaches the placenta from the wall of the uterus, sucking the fetal parts and placenta into a collection bottle.
Dilation and Curettage (D&C): Used at the end of the third month of pregnancy (approximately 12 weeks) - The cervix is dilated, ring forceps are inserted into the womb and the baby is dismembered and extracted piece by piece. Then a curette (a sharp knife in a loop shape) is inserted and used to scrape away any of the baby or the placenta that remains.
Dilation and Extraction - also called Dilation and Evacuation (D&E): Used after 13 weeks - At this point in pregnancy, the unborn baby's body is too large to be broken up by suction and it will not pass through the tubing. The cervix needs to be dilated more than in a first trimester abortion. This is usually accomplished by inserting laminaria a day or two before the abortion. The unborn child is then dismembered with plier-like forceps. More force is needed to pull the baby apart. The instrument is used to seize a leg or other part of the body and then, with a twisting motion, tear it from the baby's body. The baby's spine is snapped and the skull crushed to facilitate removal. After the baby parts are removed, they are reassembled outside the womb to be sure all are removed.
Saline Injection: Used after 16 weeks - A concentrated salt solution is injected with an amniocenteses needle into the amniotic fluid. The baby absorbs it, which causes burning, hemorrhage, edema, and shock. The baby dies over an hour later of acute salt poisoning. The saline also causes the uterus to contract and expel the baby. The mother then delivers a dead burned baby.
Prostaglandin Injection: Prostaglandin is a hormone that induces labor. The baby usually dies from the trauma of the delivery. However, if the baby is old enough, he/she will be born alive. This is called a "complication." To prevent this, some abortionists use ultrasound to guide them as they perform an inter-cardiac injection in which poison is injected into the chest or heart of the baby via a long needle inserted through the mother's abdomen. This causes an immediate heart attack, killing the baby. The baby is then delivered dead.
I am reminded of the following words in the song "A Malediction" by Kemper Crabb:
"Conceived in lust to their own ruin - a sacrifice to pleasure."
Just eleven words, but packed full. I don't know of any other eleven words that encapsulate the victimhood of murdered unborn babies more than these eleven words. Just think about it. It is the chain of immorality: lust leads to fornication, and fornication leads to murder.
Conceived in lust - The circumstances surrounding the conception of the "unwanted" unborn baby are those of lust and fornication. They were conceived because those who conceived them acted on their immoral desires. Whatever feels good, right? And this "good feeling" resulted in the conception of a human being.
To their own ruin - Although these unborn babies did not choose to be conceived in lust, their conception was to their own demise because of the wickedness of those who conceived them.
A sacrifice to pleasure - That unborn baby was sacrificed to the god of pleasure. To fulfill the desires of the god of pleasure, an unborn baby, a human being, is ripped apart. It is a child sacrifice on the altar of pleasure. The ones who conceived him/her didn't want this "thing" to ruin their wicked pleasure. So when it came to the choice to fulfill their wicked lusts and murder a human being who was the product of that fulfillment or abstain from fulfilling their wicked lusts and not conceive a human being to murder it, they chose their lusts over human life. That's "pro-choice" for you. They chose to fulfill their pleasure, and then when a human being was the result, they chose to murder that human being.
How is it that all who advocate sexual promiscuity are also advocates of abortion? Why are all the "free love" and "free sex" people advocates of abortion? Why are all the humanists advocates of abortion? Well, it's easy enough to see, isn't it? What feels good, including the wicked pleasure of sexual intercourse outside of Christian marriage, trumps everything, even the life of a helpless baby. Consequences? What consequences? Responsibility? What responsibility? If you can murder the consequence of your irresponsibility, then the consequences and responsibility just go away in their minds. Pleasure is everything. Whatever makes me feel good, no matter what or who else gets sacrificed.
A sacrifice to pleasure.
Yet there are consequences. God says this:
"But outside [are] the dogs and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and everyone loving a lie, and making it." (Revelation 22:15)
"But for the cowardly and unbelieving, and those having become foul, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all the lying ones, their part will be in the Lake burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." (Revelation 21:8)
If you're ready to witness the victims of this ongoing holocaust, those who have been sacrificed to the god of pleasure, then click on the following links:
What human being with a conscience would say that abortion is not murder? What kind of monsters could defend and even perform such procedures? What kind of mother would have her own child murdered? (Away with those who would call these mothers "victims"; they are murderers.) What kind of Supreme Court Justice scum could say that a woman has a "right" to have such a thing done to her child? Yet this is the law of the land. And not only of this land, but all around the world.
The Humanist Manifesto says this: "We assert that humanism will ... affirm life rather than deny it ..." and also, "The right to ... abortion ... should be recognized." There you go -- humanism at its finest, promoting the Ongoing Holocaust.
If this does not show you the utterly horrific immorality of the humanist world, and that we are not to be friends with this world, then nothing will. Do you love this wicked, humanistic, lustful, adulterous, murderous world? I hate the world.
"Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, because all that which [is] in the world: the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world" (1 John 2:15-16).