Opinion: The issue of abortion is a powerful thing, says West Potsdam man
To the Editor:
Most people, when witnessing a crime against a disabled or mentally challenged person, have the decency and moral outrage to stand up and help them. Why? Because we understand that they aren't always capable of helping themselves.How is abortion on demand any different? Everyone has their opinion about whether or not the "Expert" medical evidence is correct. I hope that it is NOT correct. It's bad enough that civilized people would tolerate the genocide of 63 million kids, but doing so when they know that the child feels the pain of being aborted. That baby is alive in the womb and feels excruciating pain during the procedure. What did he or she ever do to deserve that kind of death?
Many Christians know the story of Abraham, being commanded by God, to kill his son as a sacrifice. It's a tough story to read, and not to wonder, about the torment that we would feel if we were asked to do the same to someone we love. I never want to deal with a decision like that.
Pro abortion activists use the rally cry of " it's my body and I have the right to choose what I do with it". I agree. After the birth of the child, help yourself! Make a decision for yourself and "your body". Just don't make the baby pay the bill. There is so much help in our society to assist with this issue that doesn't have to be a death sentence for the baby. It is just plain wrong.
I think that a very relevant study should be done to understand the ramifications of a "young person's" immature decision and the long-term effect of abortion. With age and maturity usually, we gain wisdom. I suspect that a large percentage of women, with abortion experience, regret and are remorseful later in life. That should be a powerful lesson to consider and to educate people when faced with an unwanted pregnancy.
Stress is a poor decision maker and guilt lasts a long time. God help us.