Saturday, July 30, 2011

Abolish Human Abortion: "Effect Abolition" -PZ




A spoken word piece written and performed by a member of The Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma and filmed, edited, and directed by another member of the society.

 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What Is Abortion?

On this post I will be answering the question, what is abortion?

This embryo is about 6 weeks
    The answer is very simple. Lets start with the definition of abortion.

Abortion is defined as the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.

Abortion can occur accidentally as in a miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy or it can occur intentionally as in induced abortion. In order for an abortion to occur, death of the embryo or fetus must take place.

Embryo is a title used for
the early stages of growth and differentiation that are characterized by cleavage, the laying down of fundamental tissues, and the formation of primitive organs and organ systems; especially : the developing human individual from the time of implantation to the end of the eighth week after conception.

Fetus is also a title used in a particular stage in development and is defined as an unborn or unhatched vertebrate especially after attaining the basic structural plan of its kind; specifically  a developing human from usually two months after conception to birth.Word origin: The word fetus comes from Middle English and is Latin derived meaning, the act of bearing young or offspring

A abortion provider may say that abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by removal of the contents of the uterus. While this is true, it is a sugar coated explanation of what abortion really is. Abortion isn't just the termination of a pregnancy and it isn't simply removing the contents of the uterus.

I will explain.

Pregnancy takes place when the fertilization of the ovum (egg) occurs. Most doctors calculate the start of pregnancy from the first day of the mothers last menstrual period. This is called the "menstrual age" and is about two weeks ahead of when conception occurs. At the moment of fertilization, your baby's genetic make-up is complete, including its sex. Since the mother can provide only X chromosomes (she's XX), if a Y sperm fertilizes the egg, your baby will be a boy (XY); if an X sperm fertilizes the egg, your baby will be a girl (XX).

When pregnancy occurs it is ONLY because the offspring of the female has begun it's new life! In other words No baby, No pregnancy! When abortion takes place the contents of the uterus that defines the pregnancy is the embryo or fetus. When the parents of the offspring are human beings we are talking about a newly created human being!

Abortion happens when the life that is growing and changing inside the uterus is destroyed and removed or expelled from the mothers body. This can happen spontaneously, resulting in miscarriage or  intentionally using induced abortion.

Induced Abortion is the intentional induction of abortion, through various types of surgical or chemical procedures. Termination of the unborn human being, that is contained in the mothers uterus is always the objective! Not simply termination of the pregnancy which would not exist if it were not for the human being growing inside his/her mothers womb.


I hope you found this helpful in answering the question, What Is Abortion?


More information on this topic that you may be interested in:

When does life begin? 2nd Grade Science Lesson! Video

Abortion Statistics In The United States

National Abortion Federation On Partial Birth Abortion Part 1

National Abortion Federation On Partial Birth Abortion Part 2


Should A Mother Have An Abortion If The Mother Is Going To Die When She Gives Birth To Her Baby?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Abortion Statistics In The United States

Abortion Statistics

    They say that one in four babies are aborted! Chances are you know someone who had or will have an abortion. If you are pro-choice you will probably shrug it off as "it's their choice anyway." How sad to think that so many of our American citizens are lost due to abortion.

I rarely post statistical quotes, really stats are not the best but it does give us an idea of the true figures. The figures can easily be higher or lower on any given day because stats have to do with the performance of people and that is unpredictable. Statistics can also be easily manipulated. Statistics can only be so reliable. The stats posted here are from the Guttmacher Institute and is seen as a reliable source for information on abortion statistics.
It was and is today the statistics authority to Planned Parenthood. Alan F. Guttmacher was president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and a leader in the International Planned Parenthood Federation in the 1960s and early 1970

According to, Facts On Induced Abortion In The US by the Guttmacher Institute:

  • Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended, and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion."
  • Forty percent of pregnancies among white women, 69% among blacks and 54% among Hispanics are unintended. In 2008, 1.21 million abortions were performed, down from 1.31 million in 2000. However, between 2005 and 2008, the long-term decline in abortions stalled. From 1973 through 2008, nearly 50 million legal abortions occurred.
  • Each year, two percent of women aged 15-44 have an abortion; half have had at least one previous abortion.
  • At least half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and, at current rates, nearly one-third will have had an abortion.

          To read more about the facts on induced abortion in the US.


With 3,000 to 4,000 thousand abortions done everyday in the US alone, I don't find these figure hard to believe at all. Of course with any statistics it is only so accurate but who cares the point is chances are you know or will know a woman who will have an abortion some time in her life. There is an even greater chance that you know or will know someone involved with abortion in a personal way. I consistently meet woman of all ages who have had an abortion, just in my everyday life. We need to make good information that is focused on truth available to those around us, because abortion is an everyone issue.

We must not stay silent. Remember silence is approval and we must look out for one another!

If you know someone who is contemplating abortion consider showing them the truth and talking to them about what they actually have inside of them.


Sharable information that you can use:


Use this page to communicate the truth about abortion. Have To Have An Abortion?

Use this page to communicate the miracle of life and fetal development.Unborn Human Development