SHORT COMMUNICATION 351
The Realities of Abortion
A very large number of women who have an abortion do not think beyond the moment. They do not think beyond the desire to be free from the responsibility of an unwanted child. They fail to realize there are other realities to consider. And many times those realities come back to haunt them.
The first reality is that abortion is really murder and gravely immoral behavior. At the moment of conception a soul is born and has a destiny planned by God, and only God is in charge and can terminate that new life. So, every effort should be made to keep the developing new life alive.
John convinced his wife to have an abortion. She did but was not enthusiastic about it after it was over. She just kept quiet in her hospital bed. The father then began a conversation with the nurse. "What was it?" he asked her. "It was a boy," said the nurse without any expression. In an instant the father realized what he had done. He had buried his son. Purposely. Indifferently. Irreversibly. Those realities of abortion can never be changed or forgotten.
God has a destiny planned for each human being at birth, and when an innocent and helpless baby is killed through abortion, so is the destiny God had planned. That is another sobering reality of an abortion.
Many women who have had an abortion live the middle and last years of their lives full of regret and remorse. They think of what could have been and realize their mistake.
Each state in the United States has their own laws regarding the issue of abortion. It is a conglomeration of uneven laws that tries to accommodate what is wrong as if it is right. The result as of April, 2013 is 55 MILLION babies lives and their destinies have been purposely ended. Along with the many other realities of abortion, the reality that 55 MILLION abortions have taken place in the United States is the very most shocking reality of the total abortion issue. And to top it all off, the lives of millions of mothers and fathers have been altered forever.