The sanctity of innocent life is not ours to define, be it in the beginning or at the end.
Humans are God’s finest creation, and that act begins at conception. If you do nothing from that point on, a child will be born. For those who support abortion I must ask:
- At what point in this process is there no growth and no life?
- At what point in this process is there no child?
Keep in mind… abortion is not the problem. The problem is unwanted pregnancies. One solution is termination, i.e. abortion. What is it that one is pregnant with that must be terminated? At what point is a pregnancy not a developing child?
I have never met one pro-abortionist that believes in murder. Therefore, I have found that the main difference between those who believe in abortion and those who don’t is the answer to the question “when does life begin?”
“By all the criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception.” – Dr. Jerome Lejene (the father of Modern Genetics)
The discussion of incest and rape to me is irrelevant. How a pregnancy comes to be does not matter when we are talking about the unborn child. The life and value of that child is no less relevant or any less purposeful.
Life has a beginning and an end. As we give ourselves the authority to define and control when it begins, we find ourselves starting to define when it should end.
This trend is becoming more and more dangerous. When life is burdensome and of no apparent benefit to the individual or society, are they then considered irrelevant? Does man have the moral authority to have them terminated, i.e. aborted?
WARNING! In Alaska, the doctor has the authority to assign a “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) on a patient. If this is unbeknownst to the loved one, then the DNR stands. If a doctor chooses to adjust the charts from “resuscitate” to DNR, they are not required to inform the guardian of the patient that a change has taken place.
See AS 13.26.15 (e) (3):
consent on behalf of the ward to the withholding of lifesaving medical procedures; however, a guardian is not required to oppose the cessation or withholding of lifesaving medical procedures when those procedures will serve only to prolong the dying process and offer no reasonable expectation of effecting a temporary or permanent cure of or relief from the illness or condition being treated unless the ward has clearly stated that lifesaving medical procedures not be withheld; a guardian is not civilly liable for acts or omissions under this paragraph unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence or reckless or intentional misconduct;