Abortion

Abortion/ (Infanticide)

Definition: Any of various surgical methods for terminating a pregnancy, esp. During the first six months. (The act of killing an infant)

~there are 1.3 million  abortions a year in the US alone and 43 million worldwide.

Incidence

There are two commonly used methods of measuring incidence of abortion:

Abortion rate – number of abortions per 1000 women between 15 and 44 years of age

Abortion ratio – number of abortions out of 100 known pregnancies (excluding miscarriages and stillbirths)

The number of abortions performed worldwide has decreased between 1995 and 2003 from 45.6 million to 41.6 million, which means a decrease in abortion rate from 35 to 29 per 1000 women. The greatest decrease has occurred in the developed world with a drop from 39 to 26 per 1000 women in comparison to the developing world, which had a decrease from 34 to 29 per 1000 women. Out of a total of about 42 million abortions 22 million occurred safely and 20 million unsafely.

On average, the frequency of abortions is similar in developing countries (where abortion is generally restricted) to the frequency in developed countries (where abortion is generally much less restricted). Abortion rates are very difficult to measure in locations where those abortions are illegal, and pro-life groups have criticized researchers for allegedly jumping to conclusions about those numbers. According to the Guttmacher Institute and the United Nations Population Fund, the abortion rate in developing countries is largely attributable to lack of access to modern contraceptives; assuming no change in abortion laws, providing that access to contraceptives would result in about 25 million fewer abortions annually, including almost 15 million fewer unsafe abortions.

The incidence of induced abortion varies regionally. Some countries, such as Belgium (11.2 out of 100 known pregnancies) and the Netherlands (10.6 per 100), had a comparatively low ratio of induced abortion. Others like Russia (62.6 out of 100), Romania (63 out of 100) and Vietnam (43.7 out of 100) had a high ratio (data for last three countries of unknown completeness). The estimated world ratio was 26%, the world rate – 35 per 1000 women.

International status of abortion law:


(Dark Blue) Legal on request

(Light Blue) Legal for rape, maternal life, health, mental health, socioeconomic factors, and/or fetal defects

(Light Green) Legal for or illegal with exception for rape, maternal life, health, fetal defects, and/or mental health

(Orange) Illegal with exception for rape, maternal life, health, and/or mental health

(Brown) Illegal with exception for maternal life, health, and/or mental health

(Red) Illegal with no exceptions

(Black) Varies by region

(Grey) No information

Number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44, by year

WHO HAS ABORTIONS?

Eighteen percent of U.S. women obtaining abortions are teenagers; those aged 15-17 obtain 6% of all abortions, teens aged 18-19 obtain 11%, and teens under age 15 obtain 0.4%.

Women in their twenties account for more than half of all abortions; women aged 20–24 obtain 33% of all abortions, and women aged 25-29 obtain 24%.

Thirty percent of abortions occur to non-Hispanic black women, 36% to non-Hispanic white women, 25% to Hispanic women and 9% to women of other races.

Thirty-seven percent of women obtaining abortions identify as Protestant and 28% as Catholic.

Women who have never married and are not cohabiting account for 45% of all abortions.

About 61% of abortions are obtained by women who have one or more children.

Forty-two percent of women obtaining abortions have incomes below 100% of the federal poverty level ($10,830 for a single woman with no children).

Twenty-seven percent of women obtaining abortions have incomes between 100-199% of the federal poverty level.*

Here is an article of someone who has aborted 4 of her children:

“I murdered 4 of my babies! I was not married and starting a new relationship with my future 2nd husband. I was 21 years old the first time I murdered my first baby. A friend told me where to go, she drove me to the clinic. It was so simple and fast. I had no remorse back then. In my mind it was legal, I was young, and I had freedom that I had never experienced before. Why would I ruin that with a child?

Less than a year later I was pregnant again. We married and I gave birth to a boy. Three month later I was pregnant again. We both thought it was to early to have another child. I killed my second baby. I still felt no remorse. Six years later my husband and I were having problems. I found out I was pregnant at age 28. This time I wanted to have my baby. He told me no, it was better to abort. We scheduled an appointment and I still was trying to convince him to let me keep the baby. He told me it would be better not to have it. I entered the room so they could prepare my cervix to contract. I would go home and come back the next day. We went back the next day. They did an ultra sound and discovered I had twins. I asked for a moment to speak to my husband. I found him outside. I sat down beside him and begged him to let me keep the babies. He convinced me we could not afford them. I went back inside and killed my twins. Less than a year later I was divorced and my ex-husband and his girlfriend were expecting a baby.

A year later I met my future third husband and we struggled through many obstacles. Three years later I found out I was pregnant. I spent most of my pregnancy alone. My soon-to-be husband would come home when ever he wanted. During this time alone I started reaching out to God. He had been near and I never reached out to take his hand. I began wanting a personal relationship with God. I didn’t want my children growing up in a drug and alcoholic home. I prayed and trusted in God that he would deliver our family.

One day the Lord touched my husband and we both have been serving him for eight years. He was delivered from drugs and alcohol. We married February 14 and my son was born July 16. I was reborn Nov 16.

My story doesn’t go into great detail about my life and even reflecting on my circumstances gave me no excuse to have done what I did to God’s children. I read it and feel sick that I could be that person. I was so self absorbed with myself that I didn’t care what God or my innocent babies felt. I have paid the price dearly and even though God has forgiven me I struggle with a life sentence of guilt.

I have never shared this with anyone till today. I hope this will help someone if they ever have this kind of decision to make. If you know not God, search for him. You only need to reach out–He is near. Please know that the simple and quickest solution is usually not always the right one. This quick easy fix will haunt you till you die. Let me tell you I don’t know you, but I have already prayed that God may hear my prayer for you. God Bless You!”

God hates abortion. He says in the ten commandments “you shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13). Abotion is murder.

Okay so this is random but here is a link to a youtube movie of someone who survived abortion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPF1FhCMPuQ

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