Tuesday, September 16, 2008
It is a holocaust that has claimed over a billion human beings worldwide since 1980 alone, more than three times the number killed in any 'conventional' war.
Gianna Jessen, you see, is a survivor of the immoral Abortion Wars.
She is not a mother who had complications during an abortion and survived. No, Gianna Jessen is an aborted baby! One who survived, lived, and grew despite all prognostications to the contrary.
Her mother was 17 years old when she found out that she was pregnant and decided to have a saline abortion. In this abortion procedure, which is now only rarely practiced, a needle is inserted into the abdomen to remove amniotic fluid. A strong salt solution is then injected, poisoning the baby and badly burning its lungs and skin, and resulting in a birth within 24 hours.
Gianna was burned in the womb for over 18 hours, but somehow survived, albeit at around 2 pounds of weight, and was born in an L.A. abortion clinic. Doctors gave her little chance of living.
She beat the odds, but was born with Cerebral Palsey and was still not accepted by her mother, being put into foster care. She was mercifully rescued through the foster system, eventually being raised by a loving adoptive mother.
Gianna has what she likes to call the "blessing of Cerebral Palsey", but she has never quit on herself. Instead, she learned to walk (with a limp) and has even run marathons.
She has also recognized that her life was a gift from God, and she is a devout Christian singer, speaker, and writer.
Planned Parenthood has been called the 'deadliest abortion institution in America', and their statistical wing is the Alan Guttmacher Institute, whose own numbers state that 46 million babies on average are killed by abortions each year.
Like Gianna Jessen, millions and millions of Americans are attacked in the womb each year and lose their lives before they have even been allowed to begin enjoying them. Some are killed due to arguable necessity: it's either them or their mom's life that will be lost, or both, so a difficult choice is made.
But the vast majority of these are simply out of convenience. The child was unplanned, and the easiest thing from the parents perspective is to kill the baby, usually in the privacy of an abortion clinic, often without the father ever knowing. No complications, no witnesses. Free and clear.
The problem is, it's rarely that free and clear. Abortion not only kills the baby, it scars the mother.
It is long past time that we stopped accepting the scourge of this holocaust here in America. We are supposed to be a nation founded on Christian ethics and morals, and a leader in the world, not a follower. We are not supposed to care what the rest of an irresponsible world prefers, we are supposed to do what is right.
Perhaps the strongest reason to vote for John McCain in November is that he and his VP partner Sarah Palin will ensure that SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) appointees will respect our Constitution, and not read into it 'Rights' that were never enumerated or intended, such as a so-called 'right' to abortions.
Killing another person is called murder or homicide. You can dress it up anyway you want, put any scientific label on it, but that doesn't change what it is. You can put lipstick on a pig...oh, never mind that one.
Stand up for what is right, in both your personal life and in what you express to others publicly. As importantly, stand up and be counted with your vote.