One must wonder why a woman would seek out an abortion when there are other more humane options available. Adoption, of course, is the main option. Adoption is a win- win situation. The mother will be able to pursue her goals before she was pregnant and not have the burden of a child before she is ready and at the same time, bring tremendous joy to the adoptive parents. There are situations where the birth mother can be actively involved if she desires. This is called an open adoption. There are various degrees from the child seeing the birth mother every day, to just writing letters.
Another type of adoption is the closed adoption. In it, the mother knows nothing of the adoptive parents. Adoption can shelter the mother from mental and physical issues that she would experience if she went through with an abortion. Over 100 physical complications have been associated with abortion. Some complications include infections, endotoxic shock, convulsions and even sterility. The psychological effects are even more prominent. Studies within the first weeks after abortion show 40- 60% of women reported negative reactions such as guilt, nervous disorders, sleep disturbances and regret.
Some even required psychotropic medicine. “I was an emotional wreck. The following day I was empty, sad, and numb. I knew that day I had made a huge mistake. I wished with all my heart I would have done things differently,” Carrie Camilleri said. The emotional and physical pain experienced by the patients also comes to some abortion doctors. A lot of the time, abortionists start to realize that what they are doing is morally wrong. They begin to show emotional and physical signs after every abortion they perform. Dr. McArthur, a former abortionist said, “Abortion started to get to me in my dreams.
I had a recurring nightmare in which I delivered a healthy, newborn baby. I held the baby up and faced a jury of faceless people, asking them what I should do with the baby. ‘Thumbs up or thumbs down? ’ On the floor underneath the baby was a bucket of water for drowning the baby if the jury gave a verdict of thumbs down. I never put the baby in the bucket because I would always wake up. ” Obvously, this man was disturbed and eventually quit the practice. Both the pain of the woman and the doctor pale in comparison to the fate of the unwanted baby.
Abortion is murder. I went to dictionary. com and searched “life. ” It defined life as “an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth and reaction to stimili. And doesn’t a fetus possess all these things? So therefore it is alive. I also searched “murder” which was defined as “the brutal or inhumane killing of a human being. ” Abortion is just that. I’m not going to go into detail but, basically in most abortions, the doctors chop the baby into pieces then pull it out with plier like tools.
So, to those of you who think abortion isn’t painful to the baby, just imagine your baby sibling or cousin. Look through their eyes. Would it be painful to them? So, as you see, abortion is morally wrong because of the physical and emotional effects on both the doctors and patients and the fact that it is murder and therefore should not be supported. Also, abortion is a stupid decision when there is the rewarding option of adoption available. I encourage all of you to evaluate your standing on abortion. And maybe even participate in the pro life movement. Thank you for listening.