Hillary mentioned in the latest and final debate that abortion is a very difficult decision, but every women should have a right. She even mentioned women coming to her in tears about this burdening decision. My question is a big, but yet simple one. Why is it so difficult?
When my brother had to have a mole surgically removed from his head due to potential future cancer, were my parents in tears because of this decision? Or how about when someone I knew had to have a troubling wart removed? What if you told someone who had terminal cancer that I could take away all their cancer cells? Would they be shedding tears of sadness? There are a plethora of other examples, but the answer to all is simply “no”.
Why is it that when you enter an abortion clinic such as Planned Parenthood you find many women/girls who are very distraught – many of which are in tears – when “it” is just a clump of cells? Why is there such a discrepancy from the reactions of abortion and other surgeries that get rid of group of cells? It is simply because deep down as humans, we know that the “clump of cells” is something more. That “clump of cells” is more than a mole or wart. That “clump of cells” has a different and unique set of human DNA since it is a human. I hear of stories from people who worked at Planned Parenthood or was a patient there, and they talked about how these women looked as if they were mourning someone – as if someone is dead or in this case going to die.
Our society has made abortion out to be a women’s “right”. But if you walk into Planned Parenthood, you will not see a women’s right at all. You will see mothers losing their baby – most of which are being coerced. This is the sad truth.
Hillary likes to pointingly talk about abortion regarding those extremely rare occasions where the mother’s health is at risk specifically when they are late term. Here is the thing, though. If the mother’s life is truly in danger and she is late term, the hospital induces the mother or performs a C-section, delivering the baby alive. The baby and mother then both have a chance to live. There is no medical need to kill the baby. At this point an abortion is solely done based on whether the baby is wanted or not.
This election is where we need to make our stand for all mothers and babies. We need to stand by the sanctity of life. St. Mother Teresa once said, “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants.” She also explained, “Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government, they are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent.”
The upcoming president will be picking two to three Supreme Court Justices! This is a major game changer that we will be stuck with for at least the next 25 years. Hillary said she is going to make sure the judges are very pro-choice. Keep in mind that Hillary has voted for abortion all the way to birth. As Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann said recently in an article, “This presidential election presents all Americans with a difficult choice. Both major political parties have nominated very flawed candidates. In making your decision as a voter, I encourage you to think not only of the candidate, but who they will appoint to key Cabinet and other powerful government positions if he or she becomes president. We are choosing not just a president, but an entire administration.”
Naumann, Joseph F., Archbishop. (2016, October 14). Our choices end where another’s more fundamental right begins. Retrieved October 19, 2016, from http://theleaven.org/our-choices-end-where-anothers-more-fundamental-right-begins/