There is nothing more innocent than a baby. Babies are the very essence of innocence. They have not lived to hate, to harm, to lie, to cheat, nor to do any of the hurtful things of this sinful world in which we live. They give unconditional love and have complete trust for those around them.
So-called human rights activists will hold candlelight vigils for someone who commited a heinous murder/murders and is rightfully facing execution. They will scream in outrage if a known evil terrorist, who was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans, is waterboarded and never truly harmed. But they openly condone an innocent baby being ripped apart and vacuumed from its mother's womb. They see absolutely nothing wrong when a late-term viable child is partially delivered prior to its brains being suctioned out by a catheter. These procedures sound like something that might have occurred in a Nazi death camp. To these caring people, this is all perfectly okay. They even hail the doctors who perform these inhuman procedures as heroes. I do not and never will understand this form of human rights. Can you imagine what the outcry from PETA would be if they knew that someone was doing these despicable acts on animals? Don't take this wrong, I do not approve of animal cruelty but a human baby is far more important than any animal.
When does life begin? This subject has been argued heatedly since the pro-life/pro-choice debate intensified with the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. There is only one logical answer. Life begins at conception. Some will say that life doesn't begin until the fetus is viable and can live outside its mother's womb. But you can look at a sonogram at any stage of a pregnancy, and you will undeniably see a developing human being, not a blob of tissue.
On an average day, there are approximately 3,700 lives of the unborn ended by abortion in the United States. Since 1973, there have been 40+ million abortions performed in our nation. That is over six times more murders (yes, I do mean murders) than occurred during the holocaust. This should be completely unacceptable in a civilized society. Infanticide can never be an acceptable means of birth control. To demonstrate the folly of it all, let's make a comparison. There are laws on the books that make it a double homicide if you take the life of an expectant mother along with the life of her unborn child. I agree with these laws. But a doctor in a clinical setting can kill as many unborn children as he/she sees fit. Where is the logic in all of this? There is none.
The pro-choice (which actually means pro-abortion) crowd argues that society should never take away a woman's right to choose what she does with her body. Every woman does have the right to choose whether or not to have unprotected sex, but they should not have the right to choose to end the life of an innocent child just because it is inconvenient for them to be pregnant. Imagine how things would be if society looked the other way whenever a life was taken for convenience to the killer. No murderer would ever be punished, and our homicide rate would skyrocket.
What about instances involving rape, incest or when the mother's life is in danger? These cases make up a minute percentage of the total number of abortions performed. If we could do away with all abortions except these cases that would be a huge step toward getting our moral compass close to where it should be. In the instances involving rape and incest, I personally have never understood why the innocent baby should receive the death penalty for the sins of the father. When a mother's life is truly in danger, the medical professionals should do everything necessary to save her. However, if the baby's life must be terminated, it should be done in the most humane way possible.
Abortions are so unnecessary. There are so many caring couples who crave to give these unwanted children good homes. For every infant that is available for adoption there are 35 loving families who would like to adopt them. Without abortion, Angelina Jolie and Madonna would not have to go to third world countries to find babies to adopt.
I truly believe that there will come a day when America's pendulum of morality and decency will swing back the other way. And when it does, those generations will look back on this sad chapter of American history in abject horror and disgust.