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Abortion debate
By Rob Holston


March 07, 2011
Monday PM

The abortion debate is back on the front burner after released it’s horrifying ad campaign against the G.O.P. and “back alley abortions”.  As is typical with all “women’s rights” type organizations they fail to recognize that 51% of all babies aborted by Planned Parenthood and other “legal” organizations are women.  Who is protecting THEIR rights?  

The rightful question is when DOES a baby gain her rights?  “When does human life begin?”  Sound familiar? says “When the mother decides NOT to kill her child. Democratic leader, President Obama says “That answer is above my pay scale.”  Jr. Hi. science books say “at the moment of conception.”  All science agrees that, DNA is the carrier of our genetic information, and is passed down from generation to generation. All of the cells in our bodies, except red blood cells, contain a copy of our DNA.  AT CONCEPTION, a person receives DNA from both the father and mother. We each have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Of each pair, one was received from the father and one was received from the mother. These 23 pairs of chromosomes are known as nuclear DNA because, with the exception of red blood cells, they reside in the nucleus of every cell in our body.  At the moment of conception you are you, with every detail down to the number of hairs on your head and freckles on your nose is set in your DNA.

Chances are if you have had a recent Jr. Hi. education or made it through the 10th grade years ago, you recall reading this scientific fact.  “Human life begins at conception.” = FACT.  It’s when the sperm penetrates the egg.  At no time after conception does this so called “embryo” morph into a HUMAN.  We were all knit together in our mother’s wombs in an instant. (Ps. 139:13)

This question has been answered by science as fact yet the social question remains “When does a human baby gain her rights?”  The politically correct answer is “ the time of viability....” or when the baby could sustain life on its own.  Both of my sons were born technically NON VIABLE because they were 6 weeks premature and needed ventilators and such to survive upon delivery.  Chris & Harry are now viable young men with college degrees.   Most now agree that any baby in the 3rd trimester is “viable” and therefore should NOT be aborted.  Extreme women’s rights advocates will say the baby is still a fetus until it takes its first breath on its own and therefore the “mother” has every right to kill her baby up until that time.  Wikipedia describes viability as, “There is no sharp limit of development, age, or weight at which a fetus automatically becomes viable.”   Interesting that this puts us on the slippery slope of a timeline continuum from conception to delivery with no point upon which scientist can agree viability is achieved.  Even if science and politics could agree upon a point on the continuum, let’s say week 24, then define it with pinpoint accuracy to the day, hour and minute of viability it would be ludicrous to argue that one minute before the baby had no right to life and 60 seconds later she does!

When I was five or so my dad and I were down by the Flathead River when out from the bushes limped a wounded duck.  I ran after it shouting “It can’t fly, let’s catch it.”  Surprising how fast that mother duck could run as it led me far off.  My dad taught me that the “soon to be” mother duck had tricked me to protect her unborn chicks, unhatched and hidden back in their nest.  This mother duck was willing to risk her life being pursued and possibly killed by purposefully leading any predator away from her unborn to protect THEM from being killed.  The “mother to be” however, is willing to kill her unborn baby, sacrificed on the alter of convenience, for the sake of protecting her lifestyle.

This ad is fraudulent in another instance.  They claim women have “no other alternative”.  How about adoption?  How about motherhood?  How about sterilization?  How about abstinence?  Are there really “no other options?” Most women would most likely choose options #1 or #2 if they truly understood the very real science behind their human baby created at conception.  If they new that their baby’s hair color, skin color, eye color, every detail, even their baby’s manner to laugh and cry and play is determined at her baby’s conception. claims the G.O.P. has an all out assault on “women’s health”???  Millions of women get pregnant and deliver babies with no health issues for them or the baby.  To run abortion factories at the expense of the unborn generation and under the guise of “women’s health” is fraudulent, deceitful and perpetrated for profit in many cases.  That they use taxpayers dollars to do this should be a concern of not only the G.O.P. but of every born person in the world.

Perhaps we could take 1/2 of the tax dollars that now fund abortion clinics and instead fund prenatal care and adoption clinics.

If you have not seen the ad in question, take a look:

Thanks for reading my opinion.  Now let YOUR opinion be known or sit silently by.

Rob Holston
Ketchikan, AK

Received March 05, 2011 - Published March 07, 2011


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