What about Abortion?
By Larry Bohannon
What do you think about abortion? Most people try not to think about it. They wish toavoid the overwhelming horrible reality. Abortion is an intentional violent act that kills anunborn baby. Without any anesthesia, the baby is dismembered, torn apart, andvacuumed out of the mother. In the case of a near-term or partial-birth abortion, thebaby is turned around and pulled partially out with its head still inside the mother. Theabortionist then plunges a sharp object into the back of its neck and vacuums out thebrain. This is not a pleasant subject. It hurts to just imagine the horror. However, wemust think about it in order to gather the courage needed to end it.What motivates an abortionist? What must they think as they slash and tear a babyapart or plunge a knife into its neck? Somehow, abortionists have become callused tothe reality of their actions. Like Shakespeare’s Macbeth, they have blood on their hands, and it cannot be washed off. They are like gas chamber operators duringHitler’s holocaust. They are like slave traders who traded in human flesh during slavery.Many people have become apathetic about abortion. Since they have already beenborn, abortion is no threat to them personally. Why should they care about someoneelse’s baby? If there is any lesson to be learned from September 11, 2001, it is that weshould value and protect innocent human life even if it is not our own. This lack of valuewas the direct cause of the terrorist acts. Think about it. The terrorists and those whodirected them had no value for the lives of the flight attendants whose throats wereslashed or the innocent secretaries who frantically tried to leave those buildings.This same lack of value for innocent human life is the direct cause of legalized abortion.You see, perhaps most who are pro-choice are not pro-choice for themselves. Theywould not even consider abortion for those they love. They are pro-choice for others.Choice is a convenient way to eliminate those "other" people. This deep dark truth isnever discussed. These people advocate abortion in order to decrease the excesspopulation. Of course, they themselves are not the excess population. It is alwayssome other group like the poor or the innocent unborn babies.If you are still unconvinced about the horror of legalized abortion, at the next opportunitypick up a little baby, hold it in your arms, gaze into its eyes and you will know the truth.All the pro-choice pro-abortion rhetoric that you have ever heard will melt away.Another truth is that it just is not natural for a mother to have an abortion. Instead, it isnatural for a mother to love and care for her baby. This motherly instinct for nurturingand bonding should be encouraged. It is basic to our human society and it benefits usall. It should not be broken down by giving women an immoral choice of abortion.I know that you will ask - What about those mothers who for some reason cannot loveand care for their babies? Well, the choice should not be to keep or abort the baby.The choice should be to keep or give the baby away. Abortion clinics should be