Abortion

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Abortion is an often debated and heated issue in America today.  It involves the termination of pregnancy by the surgical removal of a human fetus or embryo from the womb of the mother.  While that sounds very clinical, abortion stops the life of a living person.  And it is rampant.  By some accounts there were 38,000,000 abortions between 1973 and 1998 alone.  That dwarfs the number of Americans killed in all our wars (about 1.2 million people).

STATS WHY CHILDREN ARE ABORTED:

  • 1% – victims of incest or rape
  • 1% – fetal abnormalities
  • 4% – had a doctor say their health would worsen if they continued the pregnancy
  • 50% – said they didn’t want to be a single parent or had problems in their current relationships
  • 66% – stated they couldn’t afford the child
  • 75% – said the child would interfere with the child

ABORTION INFORMATION:

  • Abortion kills a living person.
  • Single motherhood, although not ideal, is a feasible alternative for some.
  • Abortion is a not a quick fix – it leaves long term consequences including broken relationships, guilt/worry about aborted baby, emotional problems, addictions, and self-destructive behaviors.
  • The adoption option is both workable and often wisest choice.

The unborn differs from the newborn in 4 ways (from Steven Schwartz’s The Moral Question of Abortion):

  • Size
  • Level of Development
  • Environment
  • Degree of Dependency

This is referred to as the SLED Test.  None of the differences mentioned above have any bearing on its status as a human being.  Do those differences constitute an excuse for ending life?

HELPFUL LINKS:

SCV Pregnancy Center

Stands to Reason

POST ABORTION HELPS:
Ask yourself,
  • Do you find yourself struggling to turn off the feelings connected to your abortion(s), telling yourself over and over again to forget it?

     

  • Are you resentful and unforgiving toward anyone for their involvement in your abortion(s):  parents, boyfriends, the abortion clinic, or friends?

     

  • Do you find yourself rationalizing why you are better off without that child in your life today?

     

  • Have you experienced periods of prolonged depression?

     

  • Have you felt a vague sort of emptiness leading to a deep sense of loss?

     

  • When abortion is mentioned in public, do you find your body reacting physically: tightened stomach muscles, clenched jaw, or holding your breath?

     

If you are able to answer “yes” to any of these questions, PACE may be right for you.
PACE provides a place for a woman to…
  • meet with others who have experienced the pain of abortion

     

  • deal with the grief issues associated with abortion

     

  • successfully cope with the ongoing reminders of her experience

     

  • accept and experience forgiveness

     

You are not alone.  Please feel free to contact us anytime at 661-255-0082. All inquiries are strictly CONFIDENTIAL.

AS BELIEVERS, WE MUST:

  • Speak up lovingly.
  • Pray continually.
  • Show people God’s hope, direction and forgiveness.

BIBLE HELPS:

  • Psalm 139:13-16
  • Ephesians 1:4
  • Deuteronomy 10:17-18
  • James 1:27
  • Luke 11:42
  • Proverbs 24:11-12
  • Romans 12:9; 17-21
  • 2 Chronicles 7:14
  • 2 Corinthians 5:18-20
  • Psalm 103:12
  • Acts 22:4
  • Hebrews 8:12

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