Why We’re Pro-Life
This is a pretty serious topic, and we both have tried our hardest to keep this section of the post as kind and loving as possible. We both had some struggle with refraining to use words that are harsh or insulting. But let this be a trigger warning to anyone reading this. We were honest, and believe everything we have written here.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
Brooklyn: As this blog post is being written, there have been over 5, 555, 657 abortions this year alone. As a young Christian woman, what would you say is one the most important ethical/moral stances you could make?
Hannah: First and foremost, we should always be pro-life and never waver from that stance, but we need to remember that as Christians we are called to be loving and kind. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13: 34-35.
Brooklyn: Yes! I couldn’t agree more! Even if a woman chooses to terminate her pregnancy, that doesn’t mean that they are condemned to a life of shame, pain, and hurt. Yes, even though what they did was not moral, through Christ they can find forgiveness and peace. As Christians, we are called to stand up for the innocent and speechless, and we are called to speak truth into the lives of others, meaning that we should be speaking the truth about life. Proverbs 31: 8-9 says, “Speak for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.”
Hannah: The idea that life doesn’t begin till almost birth is quite honestly heartbreaking, the heartbeat of a child in the womb can be detected at merely 18 days after conception, and from the MOMENT of conception the child has a completely unique DNA.
Brooklyn: Yet, this beautiful child is said to be lifeless, and (depending on what side you’re on) it is a parasite. However, this “parasite,” no matter how minute and worthless it appears, can still feel pain. May “pro- choice” advocates state that a baby cannot feel pain, but in May of 2016, a report went out saying that Utah requires its doctors to give anesthesia to an unborn baby at 20 weeks or later before performing the abortion. If a fetus can’t feel pain (and it can), then why do they need anesthesia? Several medical experts have claimed that unborn babies cannot feel pain until later on in the pregnancy, at about 24 weeks. But, recently a study went out saying that babies can feel pain as early as 13 weeks gestation! For as Dr. Ben Carson once said “As a surgeon, I have operated on infants pre- birth. I can assure you that they are very much alive.”
Hannah: It should really show us what the “pro-choice” movement is really about. Why would something that claims to support, and always be for women, lie to them? Why would they lie to those who they’re supposedly “trying” to help and empower?
Brooklyn: And if they were really trying to help and empower women, then they wouldn’t abort babies, because there is another generation of women that are being wiped away!
We’ll end with this thought. If unborn babies’ organs and tissue have value, why don’t their lives?” because as Gianna Jessen, abortion survivor, once said “If abortion is merely about women’s rights then where were mine?”
Note: I (Hannah) thought I would add as a little side note, that the word fetus actually means Baby, young one, or young child in Latin. So when people call the unborn ‘fetus’, trying to use it as a derogatory name, you are just calling that child what it is.
REMEMBER why we’re pro-life.
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