When Does Life Have Value? “l feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? “——Mother Teresa, 1994. Its’ a travesty what our country defines as murder. I refuse to believe that a human life in our country is only worth a few hundred dollars. People that want to start families struggle with no support but the irresponsible are supported. It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that ou may live as you wish” (Mother Teresa). Imagine being defenseless and helpless while literally being ripped apart. That is what an unborn child feels when a mother chooses to destroy the life within her. The tools used to conduct an abortion are truly inhumane and torturous. Some tools like the forceps is used to crush, grasp, and pull the child’s body apart. Another tool such as a syringe with spinal needle is used to inject salt water in to the mothers’ uterus.
The unborn baby swallows and breathes this poison and dies in a process that sometimes takes twenty four hours. The toxic saline solution causes severe burns over the unborn child’s entire body. Did you know that unborn babies have heightened sensitivities and at twenty weeks of development they actually feel pain more intensely than adults? A medical research conducted in a Minnesota University proved that the sense of touch is so acute that even a single human hair drawn across an unborn baby’s palm causes the baby to make a fist.
Its’ been known that surgeons entering the womb to perform corrective procedures on tiny unborn babies have seen those babies flinch, Jerk and recoil from sharp objects and incisions. Our country is known to proudly serve and protect the innocent. Then why aren’t these innocent lives being protected? Instead our federal government funds abortion clinics such as Planned Parenthood. The cost of an abortion can range from four hundred dollars to a couple of thousand dollars depending on the stage of pregnancy.
Not that the cost makes any difference when our government health insurance covers the cost. The research group Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) estimated that the total annual cost of all abortions performed in the United States is around $980 million. Planned Parenthood, for xample, receives about $270 million annually from government funded grants. There are so many families and people desiring a child of their own but are not capable of conceiving. Although adoption is an option in many cases they cannot afford the cost to adopt.
The average adoption cost in the United States is $40 thousand this cost is out of pocket. For those having trouble to conceive the in vitro fertilization on average is $8 thousand and the majority of the cost is out of pocket. Our government promotes abortion by funding and paying to destroy a life but make it financially impossible for families to adopt a child. More than a decade ago, a Supreme Court decision literally wiped off the books of fifty states statutes protecting the rights of unborn children.
Abortion on demand now takes the lives of up to 1. 5 million unborn children a year. Human life legislation ending this tragedy will some day pass the Congress, and you and I must never rest until it does. Unless and until it can be proven that the unborn child is not a living entity, then its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be protected” (Ronald Reagan). Having experienced two miscarriages and a still birth eeling live with in me I cannot fathom the choice of ending a life. Can you tell me when does life begin to have value? Abortion Providers in Massachusetts” Naral Pro- Choice Massachusetts http://www. prochoicemass. org/assets/bin/pdfs/ providerchart. pdf. Naral Pro-Choice Massachusetts. 7 July, 2013. Web. 26 September 2013 “Fertility Treatment Cost” Reproductive Center of New England http:// www. rscnewengland. com/affording-fertility-treatment/costs n. p. n. d. Web. 26 September 2013 Downer, Jillian. “How Much Money Does the Federal Government Spend on Abortions Each Year? ” ehow blog. n. d. Web. 26 September, 2013