The definition of abortion=an operation or process to end a pregnancy deliberately
Abortions, even so called ‘natural’ abortions, don’t happen just by accident. Abortions are a deliberate end to a pregnancy.
A Pregnancy is to carry a foetus in the womb
Although there are such things as ectopic pregnancies which are quite rare, an egg which has been fertilised has a human RIGHT to embed itself in the wall of its mother’s womb. ANY methods which stop this occuring also end a pregnancy deliberately, such methods include the morning after pill and the coil.
Some argue that certain contraceptives which stop a foetus embedding in the wall of the womb (by making the womb wall too thin or ‘hostile’ for the embryo) aren’t a form of abortion because the foetus hasn’t embedded yet.
If you think of this argument logically it doesn’t make sense as the embedding is a matter of time. The abortion still takes place as the living embryo can’t embed in the womb wall and is expelled and therefore dies outside the womb.
An abortion definition such as the true one above leaves little room to argue that abortion isn’t the taking of a small and innocent unborn life.Indeed:
“`Fetal tissue’ implants are not that much different from Nazi lamp shades made of Jewish skin. Both intend to put by-products of murder to good use. – David Kupelian and Mark Masters, journalists
Also embryo and foetal soups made in different parts of the world for their ‘health’ benefits consitute a very worrying phenomenon of human denial.
I also wish to point out to highlight this important definition of abortion the remarkable findings in recent years of the pioneering Dr Stuart Campbell and his 4D foetal scans.
From these amazing 4D scans scientists have discovered that:
- From 12 weeks, unborn babies can stretch, kick and leap around the womb – well before the mother can ‘feel’ their aerobics!
- From 18 weeks, unborn babies can open their eyes (previously this was thought of as being at 24 weeks)
- From 26 weeks old unborn babies show a range of movement typical of baby behaviour and moods, including scratching, smiling, crying, hiccuping, and sucking. This is particularly interesting because smiles (showing signs of affection) were considered to start after six weeks of birth, not months before birth!
With regard to abortion we can agree with the words of GK Chesterton: “Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”
Questions need to be asked and the truth needs to be told.