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Old March 21st, 2006, 11:56 AM  
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I found this on a website:

An Interesting Quiz

How would you respond in these situations?

1. A preacher and his wife are very, very poor. They already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she’s pregnant with the 15th. They’re living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive world population, would you consider recommending she get an abortion?

2. The father is sick with sniffles, the mother has TB. Of their four children, the first is blind, the second has died, the third is deaf, the fourth has TB. She finds she’s pregnant again. Given this extreme situation, would you consider recommending abortion?

3. A white man raped a 13-year-old black girl and she’s now pregnant. If you were her parents, would you consider recommending abortion?

4. A teenage girl is pregnant. She’s not married. Her fiancé is not the father of the baby, and he’s upset. Would you recommend abortion?

In the first case, you would have killed John Wesley, one of the great evangelists in the 19th century. In the second case, you would have killed Beethoven. In the third case, you would have killed Ethel Waters, the great black gospel singer. If you said yes to the fourth case, you would have declared the murder of Jesus Christ!


Its not a question of "when does life begin", its the fact that tt will begin as long as it is allowed to, and killing a foetus before it is medically "alive" doesn't take away from what the foetus could have turned in to. The time you kill a foetus, and whether you strategically kill it before it is theoretically "living", does not take away from the fact that the act of abortion is, ultimately, murder of human life, whether real or potential. A foetus is a living organism, and its entire purpose is to grow into a human. I believe it does not serve anyone to deprive a baby of this right.

Look at Ethel Waters, to see what I mean. Her person and her music touched so many lives, and has been immensely enjoyed for years. If she as a baby had been aborted, not only would Ethel Waters never lived but instead been murdered, all the thousands, millions of people who enjoyed her work so much would have been deprived of the wonder of it. She was more than a gospel singer - she was a black icon; a symbol of racial equality.

I feel sympathy for girls who get raped and become pregnant, and get gossiped about or miss studies at school, but in the face of life, an actual human life whether potential or real, these misfortunes sound trivial in my opinion. Education is an incredible luxury that many people don't have. If you're pregnant the first choice to make is "does my baby live or does it die". Noone can force you to make a specific choice, or go through anything beyond that choice. The only thing you have to do is choose. You can kill or not kill. But would you really kill just so no girls gossip behind your back? Would you really kill just to get your A in Maths? Responsibility, whether the pregnancy your fault or no, I believe should be taken and sacrifices made. This life is a great experience no one deserves to miss. And people reduce the greatness of their own experiences by murder, and by not letting babies have the choice to grow and give out great joy to everyone else, including those who do the abortion themselves! Its senseless.

Yet everyday people kill unborn babies; it's almost as if they don't realize their babies' potential! The child could become an American president who manages to stabilize the Middle East situation, or a doctor who finds the cure for cancer, or merely someone who has a family of their own and loves them very much. No one in the world should be deprived of the joy each single human being brings into the world. lts almost like people don't know this, but surely that can't be the case?!
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