At first this may seem a rather naïve question to ask, as almost anyone could answer. However, really ask yourself, “What is abortion?” According to the Miriam-Webster online dictionary, “abortion is the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus: as a: spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation — compare miscarriage b: induced expulsion of a human fetus c: expulsion of a fetus by a domestic animal often due to infection at any time before completion of pregnancy.” This is the well-known description of the infamous termination of a pregnancy. But what does abortion really mean? I beg to say it is something far worse than most people recognize.
Look first at the word “abort.” The Miriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “abort” as “to stop something before it is completed because of problems or danger.” Is pregnancy a problem? For individuals it often may seem so, but it is a necessary part of the continuation of the human race; and a rather beautiful and complex mystery. Is there danger? In years past, mothers often died in child-birth, but the thought of terminating the pregnancy over that possibility was probably never even considered.
Next, think about what is being aborted: a human life. Stopping life before it is completed because of problems or danger. But what are the dangers and/or problems? In today’s medical world, death in child-birth is very uncommon due to highly advanced technology. What about the problems? This is where the real issue with abortion comes into play. Are there problems for the child? If a pregnancy proceeds as usual, the child has the greatest gift to look forward to: life. The aspect of problems lies with the parents. The abortion of a child is casting off the ultimate responsibility. Living one’s life carries responsibility on its own, but bringing a new life into the world greatly increases the requirement of responsibility. A parent is saying something very chilling and hear-breaking by ending a pregnancy by abortion.
“I matter more than you do. You are a mistake. I do not want you. You are the worst thing that has happened to me. This is not my fault.” Et al…
A parent casts off responsibility and in the process sentences their child to death for an action in which they had no part. This is antithetical to the criminal justice system of America. If a person was not involved in a crime, do they pay the price? Why should a child, who is guilty of nothing less than coming into the world be given capital punishment? It is immoral, it is unethical, it is corrupt, unjust, and evil. America has been predicated on the idea of freedom and opportunity for all, yet we have denied such to almost 56 million people in 41 years.
More than anything, abortion shows that American society is sick. When a society is not only unwilling to protect its most vulnerable members, but to willingly terminate them, how can such a society thrive? It simply cannot. With the passing of the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, this society must ask itself why such a mass genocide has been not only legalized, but often condoned. Can you answer this America?