“Making abortions illegal will FORCE women to have dangerous abortions.” This is the mantra of pro-choice/abortion advocates. What person would want to see women die because they are forced to have an abortion. I don’t think anybody. So lets explore this concept. Will Women Be Forced to Have a Dangerous Abortion?
No woman is FORCED to have an abortion other than if a family member or the father of the child is forcing them-which of course is evil. Whenever this occurs, there needs to be advocates involved to help the woman get out of the situation. There needs to be options for the mother to not be forced to get an abortion.
We acknowledge that most pro-abortion advocates are not saying the woman is forced by others as much as they are saying she wants to get an abortion and she will be forced to get an illegal abortion that could be dangerous for her.
People Who Obey the Law and People Who Disobey the Law
There are two kinds of people, those who break laws, and those who don’t. There are surely many, if not most women, who try to obey the current laws of the land. they are law abiding citizens. They are most likely not going to get illegal abortions. They do not suddenly become lawless individuals.
Now there are certainly going to be some women who get abortions regardless if it is illegal or not. But because some women will choose to break the law does that mean we don’t have laws? (In a moment we will get back to the concept of women will die if abortions are illegal.)
Should we not have laws because individuals will not obey them? Of course not. We don’t suddenly allow people to speed, drive and drink, burglarize homes, just because we have people who do these illegal activities. If anything, we make the penalties stricter, the consequences greater, to reduce the violations.
Abortion Prior to Roe vs Wade and Abortion-Related Deaths
Prior to Roe vs Wade there were women getting abortions even though it was illegal, or very limited, in most of America. (It needs to be acknowledged no banning of abortion will stop all abortions.) If you look at the map only four states allowed abortion upon request.
NARAL (National Association for the Reform of Abortion Laws) when pushing for legal abortions gave the figure of 5,000 to 10,000 deaths per year. Founder, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, has admitted several times that this figure was a drastically exaggerated false statistic to get the public to support legal abortion. Reference
For the sake of argument lets say that the real number was 3,000 women died from illegal abortions. This is still a tragic figure, but how does that compare to 880,000 unborn babies killed each year.
How to Reduce the Amount of Women that May Die from Illegal Abortions
a. Warning-Women need to understand that if they get an improper abortion or do a self-induced abortion that it may lead to permanent injury or death. Like anything else they need to understand that it is not the fault of anyone else but themselves if they choose to get an illegal or self-induced abortion. Take ownership.
b. Take Ownership/Better Choices-If abortion is illegal most women will start to make other choices: protected sex, better choice of partners, abstinence. To believe otherwise is to insinuate that most women are foolish and will get dangerous illegal abortions.
c. Education-We must educate young women about premarital sex and the risk and challenges of getting pregnant. We need to educate men about what it means to be a father.
d. Men Accountable-We as a society need to hold men more accountable. There should be a stigma attached to ‘dead beat fathers’.
e. Confront our Sexualized Society-The portrayal of women as sexual objects must be confronted! We must confront the lie of free sex not having any consequences.
f. Crisis Pregnancy Centers-More than anything else, if abortion is illegal, we as a society must do whatever we can to help women who become pregnant in bad situations. We must redirect abortion money to helping women who are in need. Take all the grant money given to Planned Parenthood and give to Crisis Pregnancy centers.
g. The Gospel of Jesus Christ-True followers of Christ do not fornicate, make better choices in who is their spouse, do not have unprotected sex when married if not ready to be a parent, understand the sanctity of life and will not get an abortion whether it is legal or not.
If you are considering an abortion for the sake of your health or life, I plead with you to see a doctor first, before an abortionist who makes money doing abortions. Your health and life matters. If you are wanting to get an abortion for other reasons, be honest with yourself. I understand there may be some very strong reasons why you are considering an abortion. Understandable reasons. But your decision has eternal consequences. Please give a call 24/7 at 1-866-926-8463. 1-866-WANTGOD. We have people to listen to your story.
If you have had an abortion this must be very hard for you to read. You may have guilt, shame, condemnation, and believe God hates you. I want to assure you that is not the case. He instead wants to comfort you. Please give a call 24/7 at 1-866-926-8463. 1-866-WANTGOD. We have people to encourage you.
I judge no one who has obtained an abortion. I had my own child aborted.
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