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The Abortion of Conscience and Responsibility


The Supreme Court Should Outlaw General Abortion

For eons cultures have performed and debated Abortion. Around the globe, Politicians, News Outlets, Religious Organizations have taken action for and against abortion but the most notable and talked about action occurred in the United States of America.

Off the backdrop of the 1960s push for humane ways of performing abortion emerged the case of “Roe verses Wade.”

The Story

In 1969, Norma McCorvey or "Jane Roe" became pregnant with her third child but decided not to bring the child to term but Texas law prohibited abortion unless the mother's life was in jeopardy

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of Norma McCorvey or “Jane Roe.” In 1969, McCorvey became pregnant with her third child but decided she did not want to bring the child to term but under Texas Law abortion was allowed only to save the mother’s life.

Not given up her desire to extinguish her unborn child, she hired two lawyers (Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffe) who filed a lawsuit on her behalf in U.S. Federal Court and against then district attorney Henry Wade, alleging that the State of Texas law prohibiting abortion was unconstitutional.

She won her case as three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas heard the case and ruled in her favor. Texas then appealed this ruling directly to the U.S. Supreme Court….In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s right to have a general abortion was protected but what did they actually protect? What is General Abortion?

General Abortion is defined as a conscious termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy

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act is commonly referred to as “General Abortion” because the reason for most abortions is general but there are two other reasons.

The first deals with the life of a Mother which was the law of Texas and other states before 1973. This type of abortion explains itself; if a mother’s life is at stake during the pregnancy or during birth, she has the lawful right to choose to have an abortion…..I agree with this for one reason, if a mother’s life is “actually” at stake, then her decision to abort is not based on her unwillingness to take responsibility for her actions.

The next type of abortion that so many fling at pro-life enthusiasts is the act of abortion due to rape or incest. Does rape happen? Yes it does but let’s not be stupid here; sometimes a woman cries wolf to get attention, cover up sinful acts or to promote a cause as some say Jane Roe did early on in her pursuit to abort her child. Do pregnancies occur due to rape? Yes but here is the big question.

Is it right for a woman to abort her child due to Rape? This question is hard to answer but Let’s look at the process of procreation for a moment. God created the act of procreation thus God intended for men and women to have a consensual physical relationship within the confines of a marriage but even outside of marriage the actual physical act (though wrong) is still a creation of God.

Rape is not about replenishing the earth, it is not about consensual desire; it is not about love; it is about power; a thirst to force upon another person one’s ungodly need for control…..This is not the will of God or part of the process created by God thus in my opinion, aborting a pregnancy caused by “Actual Rape” is not wrong but the following fact must be at the forefront of the above question.....Very Few Abortions Occur Because of Rape (1% or Less)

As you read above, the Supreme Court's decision in 1973 was a loose interpretation of the U.S. will not find written in our greatest earthly document an amendment condoning taking another life; no where in Christian Bible does it say one can murder another human-being; on the contrary, God said, "Thou Shalt Not Kill!"

When the Court passed down its ruling, Abortion activists everywhere celebrated; many women around the nation now knew that if they became pregnant via a consensual relationship, they could simply have the life terminated and move on to the next chapter in their life.

In conclusion, Fifty years and Sixty-two million plus deaths later, the debate over abortion rages on; activists, media outlets, politicians and others still march the streets and blast the airways to keep Abortion the law of land but why? Why do so many wish to take the life of a unborn baby? Because they want to escape the "Responsibility" of their actions!

The Supreme Court's Ruling on Abortion

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