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Just A Ball Of Cells?, Protecting Women's Health And Saving Their Lives A Huge Abortionist Deception, 42 Million Babies Are Slaughtered Every Year Worldwide, Double State Of Texas, Cloaking Abortion In Aura Of Humanitarianism, 93% Of Women Obtain An Abortion As A Selfish Act Of Personal Convenience, Potential Health Problems, Genetic Screening, Fetal Defects, Modern Science Playing "God", Elevating Ourselves Above God, Lucifer's Biblical Rebellion In Isaiah, Genetic Engineering, Cloning And Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World", Adolf Hitler, Racial Purity, Aryan Super Race, Thule Society, (Nazis), And Lebensborn Organization, Designer Babies And Eugenic Society, Improving God's Creation?, Is Abortion Small-Scale Eugenics?, Is Abortion Government Sanctioned Population Growth Control?, God Creates Life, Heals, Kills & Creates People With Defects, The Foolishness Of Questioning God's Ways, Fear Of The Lord, Abortionists Don't Fear God, Keep Our Mouth Shut Before God, God's Ways Are Above Our Ways, Trust The Lord No Matter What, Children With Mental Or Physical Limitations, Reading List, Our Struggle With Diabetes, Excuses For Having An Abortion, A Woman's Right Over Her Body - How Far Does It Actually Go?, Children Are God's Blessing, Christian Marriage Relationship
Several years ago, in one of the online conversations that I was having at the time, one individual tried to fall back on the "nothing more than a ball of cells" argument. Those were in fact his actual words. I was totally appalled by the weak justifications that he provided for condoning abortion; and they were some of the very same arguments that we continue to see being promoted today. As we saw earlier, the "nothing but some tissue" argument is one of the biggest deceptions that is promoted by abortionists. The second deception which is believed by a considerable number of people, and which was even used by Dr. Vanessa Cullins in the quote that I shared earlier, is that delaying or preventing an abortion endangers the health of young women. Some of these crafty abortionists would like us to believe that every time that an abortion is performed, a woman's health is protected, or perhaps her very life is even saved.
In my view, just the sheer magnitude of that deception defies belief, yet we hear it all the time. Are we to believe, that based on the average number of annual abortions, that some 1.37 million women's and minors' lives are wrenched from the claws of death every single year? Are we to believe that ever since abortion was legalized in 1973, the lives of forty-six million women and teenage girls have been saved? I don't know about you, but I have a very difficult time accepting that. I honestly don't know how many women's lives are actually saved each year as a result of having had an abortion. I doubt that anyone really knows; and if they do know, I would guess that they certainly don't want the general public to know; because the number is probably so low in comparison to the number of abortions that are performed, that it would undoubtedly be a major embarrassment to abortionists to even reveal it, and it would expose this deception for what it is -- a subtle device they use to garner support for abortion.
We need to ask ourselves an important question. Regardless of the actual number of lives which have truly been saved, does this unknown figure warrant the mass murder and slaughter of forty-six million unborn children during the past thirty-six years? Mind you, this is just the number of legal abortions which have been performed in the U.S.A. While that figure may astound you, consider the fact that approximately forty-two million abortions are performed around the world every single year. This staggering number is about equivalent to twice the entire population of the US state of Texas being put to death every year. Imagine that you live in Texas, and one morning you wake up to discover that the streets in your town or city are totally devoid of life. Every single person has vanished without a trace. Absolute silence reigns. How would you feel? Now, double that number, and that is exactly what happens to unborn, innocent children every single year all around the world. They are slaughtered, and not a whimper is ever heard.
The daily worldwide rate of abortion has been approximated at 115,000 abortions, while the daily US abortion rate has been estimated at 3,700 innocent lives slaughtered on the bloody altars of the abortionists. I obtained some of these figures from the "The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform" website.
The point I am trying to make here, is that for the sake of profit, abortionists intentionally try to cloak abortion in this aura of humanitarianism. "We must protect the health of the mother. We must save the life of this dear young girl". That is their mantra, and we all know that while this may be true in some cases, it is most certainly not true for the roughly 1.37 million women and girls who obtain an abortion every single year within the USA. As I said, I cannot offer an actual figure for how many lives have truly been saved, simply because I was unable to find one, but I can provide some additional information which I found on the "The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform" website. At the top of their page, they state the following:
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"All abortion numbers are derived from pro-abortion sources courtesy of The Alan Guttmacher Institute and Planned Parenthood's Family Planning Perspectives."
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In short, the figures that I'm sharing below were provided by the abortionists themselves. Exactly how accurate and honest they are is anyone's guess. These numbers are a breakdown of why women and minors choose to have an abortion:
- rape or incest.
- potential health problems regarding either the mother or child.
- social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient).
The above numbers are extremely revealing; and they totally expose the deceptions which are constantly being promoted by the abortionist camp. As you can see, a full ninety-three per cent of all abortions obtained in the United States are by no means medical emergencies which are performed in order to save a woman's life. More often than not, they're selfish acts of personal convenience, and nothing more.
Now let's have a look at that last six per cent figure. The way that they have worded it seems a bit deceptive to me. It is not saying that six per cent of all women and minors who obtain an abortion do so in order to save their lives. I am not disputing that some abortions do save some undetermined number of lives; however, what it says there is "potential health problems". Six per cent of women and minors seek out an abortion due to "potential health problems". My point is, the number of lives which have actually been saved is under six per cent. Exactly what percentage of that six per cent can actually be assigned to lives saved, I honestly do not know, because, as I said, I was unable to find a figure for it.
But let's explore this idea of a "potential health problem". A "potential health problem" can mean many different things, and not necessarily death, or even the threat of death. Let me give you a clear example. Medical professionals have now devised methods to perform what they refer to as "genetic screening", as well as other tests, whereby they are able to determine if an unborn fetus possesses any kind of defects. Obviously, it is a given that all parents desire to have a healthy baby; but suppose that genetic screening reveals a problem? Does that fact give the parents the right to obtain an abortion?
In my conversations over the years, this is precisely one of the justifications which have been presented for obtaining an abortion. A few years ago, I was exchanging email with a young high school girl who asked me about this very issue. Let me share with you some of the things that I told her.
The first point that we need to establish is that contrary to modern, ungodly, medical and scientific opinion, mankind does not have the right to play "God". It is not for man to decide who is to live, and who is to die. Neither is it man's place to determine what constitutes human life, and what does not. Furthermore, it is not for man to determine when human life technically begins, or when human life technically ends. As I explained earlier, as far as God is concerned, our existence was known to Him even before we were ever conceived in the womb. Thus, by making any of these determinations, man has in fact elevated himself above God. He has usurped the authority of the Almighty. If you're a Christian, this kind of attitude should alarm you, because this isn't the first time that this has occurred. Lucifer had similar thoughts. Consider this:
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit."
Isaiah 14:12-15, KJV
This unhealthy attitude is illustrated quite well by modern attempts at cloning and genetic engineering. While there are medical professionals who truly do have our best interests at heart, and who sincerely want to alleviate, and even cure, some of the many ailments which afflict our modern society, nevertheless, the practice of creating and design life in the laboratory is truly an ethical minefield, and the temptation to play "God" exists.
I don't know how many of you have read Aldous Huxley's novel "Brave New World", but it is a very interesting book which centers around society's attempt to supposedly "improve" the human race through genetic engineering and controlled gene selection. This seems to be what Adolf Hitler had in mind as well with his ideas of "racial purity", and his intentions to create an Aryan "super race" through the Thule Society, (a.k.a. National Socialist German Workers Party - Nazis), a massive sterilization program, the Lebensborn organization, and the murder of millions of "imperfect" Europeans.
The minute that we pass that threshold, and decide that we have the right to terminate human life due to some perceived genetic deficiency, or to manipulate and genetically sculpt life so that it meets our definition of perfection, such as with so-called "designer babies", we are actually on our way to fulfilling Aldous Huxley's vision of a futuristic eugenic society, in which the creation of a new human life has been reduced from being a miracle of God, to merely a scientific process performed in the laboratory. Sadly, I suspect that within a few short years, the first cloned human being will be introduced to the world. In fact, as you may have heard, the controversial Raelian UFO cult has supposedly already passed this scientific hurdle. If this turns out to be the case, or if someone else eventually does it, then what? Who will close the flood gates to this madness?
What I also find alarming regarding the current progress that is being made in the areas of genetics and cloning, is that in an indirect way, those who engage in these activities are suggesting that the Lord didn't do a good enough job when He fashioned and created us; so we humans need to correct His "errors" and "deficiencies" in our design, through genetic manipulation.
Here is something else that you should consider. When people are given the right to decide whether or not a forming baby should be born or else aborted, in essence, they are already practicing a small-scale form of selective breeding; they're already practicing a subtle form of eugenics that is in fact sanctioned by their government. They don't need to let some Big Brother government do it for them, because Big Brother has already given them the freedom to practice small-scale eugenics, every time that they choose to use birth control, or to abort a baby. So in reality, the government engages in full-scale population growth control by letting its citizens think that it is their, (meaning the people's), idea. Now that is being crafty!
As we saw earlier, the Bible makes it rather clear that God is the Author, Creator and Giver of life. The Scriptures tell us that not only does He create life, but that He also heals, and even kills according to His Divine Purposes. Furthermore, (and this may surprise some of you), the Bible even tells us that the Lord allows people to be born with certain physical defects for whatever His reasons. Consider these verses:
"See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand."
Deuteronomy 32:39, KJV
"And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?"
Exodus 4:11, KJV
One common argument which is sometimes made by atheists and other ungodly persons, is to say "Well, if God is real, and if He is as powerful as you Christians claim that He is, why then does He allow wars to occur; and people to suffer from oppression and hunger; and children to be born deformed; and all of the other evil things that occur in the world?" While we may be tempted to adopt this complaining attitude, it is important for us to remember that it is not for us humans to question why God does the things that He does, or allows the things that He does; because to do so, is essentially to say that we could run things better, and in effect, to put our- selves in the place of God.
The Scriptures repeatedly tell us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. It is because many people today no longer fear or reverence the Lord and His Word, that they have become fools, and have adopted such a haughty, negative and critical attitude towards God. Furthermore, they believe that they can be their own little gods, and the masters of their own fate. As we saw earlier, in their pride and vanity, they even think that they have the right to decide who is to live, and who is to die; even for those who don't have a say in the matter, like an unborn child. These people who speak against the Lord and criticize Him would do well to consider the wisdom of the following verses:
"And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding."
Job 28:28, KJV
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever."
Psalm 111:10, KJV
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
Proverbs 1:7, KJV
"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate."
Proverbs 8:13, KJV
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding."
Proverbs 9:10, KJV
"The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened."
Proverbs 10:27, KJV
"The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death."
Proverbs 14:27, KJV
"The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility."
Proverbs 15:33, KJV
"By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil."
Proverbs 16:6, KJV
"The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil."
Proverbs 19:23, KJV
"By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life."
Proverbs 22:4, KJV
Please notice how many positive things we are told regarding the fear of the Lord:
It is wisdom and knowledge.
It prolongs our lives.
It protects us from evil.
It enriches our lives.
It brings honor to our lives.
These are things which many people in the world desire; and they can indeed have them, if they will only fear the Lord, and obey His Commandments; one of which very clearly warns us "Thou shalt not kill". In the previous Scriptures, notice how often we are told that the fear of the Lord is to depart from evil. No true God-fearing, Bible-believing Christian can deny that to obtain an abortion, simply for the sake of personal convenience is a very evil thing; and yet every single day in the U.S.A., an average of 3,700 innocent, unborn children are slaughtered, and their remains thrown in the trash, or burned in an incinerator. To you people who would dare to open your mouths in defiance against God, I urge you to also consider what the Lord once said to the Patriarch Job:
"Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said, Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it. Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further. Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?"
Job 40:1-8, KJV
In the Book of Ecclesiastes, we can also find the following words of wisdom:
"Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few."
Ecclesiastes 5:2, KJV
In his Epistle to the brethren at Rome, the Apostle Paul was likewise inspired to write:
"Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?"
Romans 9:20, KJV
So as you can see, we must simply accept that God's ways are above our ways, and His thoughts are above our thoughts; and that whatever He does, or even allows, is for our own good. We must never doubt His love for us; and we must continue to trust in Him no matter what. Consider the following verses:
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9, KJV
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:28, KJV
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."
Isaiah 26:3, KJV
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6, KJV
This same attitude must be applied to our children who may be born with certain mental or physical limitations. We must not allow our emotions to overcome us, and become angry with, or even bitter against, God. This issue is in fact something to which I personally have given considerable attention. If you are interested in reading my current thoughts on this and related subjects, please consider reading the following list of articles:
Why Doesn't God Heal Me?
Are Personal Tragedies Due To Sin?
Free Will And Personal Choice
Love And Light Or Rod And Wrath?
Beholding The Evil And The Good
The Fruits Of Disobedience
One thing I would like to mention here is that I write from personal experience. I have a daughter, who is now a young adult, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes a little over seven years ago. At the time of her diagnosis, she had just turned eleven years old two months prior, and it was a very traumatic experience for her, and a very heartbreaking one for me. From that day until now, and unless a cure is found, for the rest of her life, she will be forced to perform an average of three blood tests each day, as well as inject herself with insulin about three times a day, in order to maintain a safe blood glucose level.
Similar to many diabetics, we have endured our share of ups and downs over the past seven years; including many bouts of hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, neuroglycopenia, ataxia, faulty judgment, disorientation, seizures, incoherency, mood swings, vomiting, headaches, etc. If we are not careful, my daughter could eventually go blind, or have one or more of her limbs amputated, or possibly lose her kidneys, which would result in her being forced to go to dialysis for a number of years, until eventually, her body grows so weak that she just dies. Lapsing into a coma is also an ever-present danger.
For many people, this would be a very heavy burden to bear; particularly for a young child. And believe me; when we at first became aware of her condition, and had to spend over two weeks in the hospital, it was difficult; particularly for my daughter, who was constantly poked with needles, had to be woken up every four hours, had an I.V. in her little arm, etc. It was very hard on her; and as I already said, it broke my heart as well to watch my young daughter suffer so much.
In spite of this development in our lives, we still hold on to our faith, and love and trust in the Lord for everything. We haven't allowed the experience to embitter us against the Lord. We don't know why He has allowed this to happen in our lives, but we accept it as coming from His Hand. Maybe some day we will better understand; but in the mean time, we will just keep on trusting Him, and praising Him, no matter what.
Now, in case you still don't understand why I have chosen to share this personal part of my life with you, let me explain. Imagine if eighteen years ago, before my daughter was born, the technology existed which would have allowed the doctors to determine that she was going to develop Juvenile Diabetes later on in her life. That would have presented me with a big choice. Should I even allow this child to be born, realizing that she is going to suffer later? Do I really have the right to terminate her existence even before she is born through a cruel act of abortion? Do I really have the right to destroy what God has obviously created for whatever His reasons?
As we've already seen, in my particular case, as a Christian, who believes that life comes from God, even if it happens to be born defective, I must resolutely answer in the negative. I don't have that right; and I would have never consented to an abortion eighteen years ago, just as I would do so even less today; because I understand even better now, how ugly, horrible, violent and disgusting an abortion really is; and this is even more so when we are dealing with the so-called Partial-Birth Abortion. Over the years, I've educated myself even further concerning the various forms of abortion, as is evident by the eye-opening information that is found in the abortion section of our website.
I thank God for my daughter. She's brought so much laughter, joy and inspiration into my life. She is one of the primary reasons for my existence. I both love her and admire her. She has been a shining example to me of inner spiritual strength and positiveness, which I don't know that I would have had, if I had found myself in a similar situation at such a tender age. My daughter is a blessing to me; and to think that she would have never entered my life, had I selfishly chosen to accept abortion.
Sadly, as we all know, many pregnant women and minors do not, and would not, make the same choice. As we saw earlier, 93% of abortions are motivated by personal convenience of one kind or another. Some of the reasons given for obtaining an abortion include, but are not limited to, still being young and wanting to enjoy life, financial difficulties, viewing a pregnancy and/or newborn as an obstacle in one's career path, repudiation due to rape or incest, a fear of being socially ostracized, etc. To try to justify an abortion in such cases, many women and pro-abortion organizations claim that a woman has the right to do with her body as she pleases. This type of attitude is reflected in the words of someone who wrote to me several years ago. They stated in part:
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"Whether God has planned for this baby to be born or not, it is the mother's choice of whether to have the baby or not."
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This person seems to recognize, or at the very least, seems to have considered, that God may have planned for a woman's pregnancy to occur; yet in spite of that fact, still insists that a woman has the right to choose to reject what God has willed. I find it rather astounding that a woman would even think of trying to override God's Will in this manner. The grave error of those people who think this way is to assume that this "right-to-my-own-body" extends to murdering the new life that grows within. To those of you who embrace this ungodly deception, allow me to simply say this:
Yes, you may have the right over your own body, (although it does have limitations according to God's Word), but you most certainly do not have the right to cold-heartedly snuff out the life of the young, developing body that's forming within your womb. Why do I say this? Quite simply, because while you may think that the embryo is just the result of human sexual intercourse, as we have already seen, this is clearly not the case. It may have been your egg and your partner's sperm, but their union was a direct result of God's Divine Will. It was the Lord who saw fit to join them together; and it was He who breathed a spark of His Spirit into that young being, giving it life. To reiterate a point I made earlier, God is the only Author of life, and not we ourselves. Furthermore, as I point out in the series "The Fruit Of The Womb", the Bible plainly tells us that conception, and thus children, are a blessing from the Lord, as we see here:
"Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."
Psalm 127:3, KJV
That being the case, and as we have already seen, a woman has no right to interfere with what God has apparently ordained to be. Her responsibility as His creation is to humbly accept His Will for her life whether she likes it or not. This is in fact one instance where a woman doesn't have a right over her own body. In the case where a woman is married, this is even more true. Consider the following verses which clearly define a woman's role in a Christian marriage relationship:
"The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife."
1 Corinthians 7:4, KJV
"Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body."
Ephesians 5:22-23, 33, KJV
"Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband."
Ephesians 5:33, KJV
"Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them."
Colossians 3:18-19, KJV
"In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression."
1 Timothy 2:9-14, KJV
"Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:"
1 Peter 3:1-5, KJV
"Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."
Genesis 3:16, KJV
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