William Hamnet Wall debunks common falsehoods about ending life of unborn
Lie No. 1: When life begins is unknown.
Science is very clear that all chromosomes, DNA and RNA are present at the moment of conception.
DNA includes more than just the cellular blueprint of your physical body down to the length of your eyelashes. It seems to lay out unique features of your mind, your natural talents, aptitudes and even what dreams are likely to enthrall you.
Lie No. 2: The unborn are not human until they take their first breath.
Science informs us that the unborn child does breathe in utero through her umbilical cord attached to mother.
I once asked an abortionist: After a baby is born, he is holding his breath, right? Yes, he said. So before the doctor spanks him, while he’s squirming upside-down held by his ankles, still attached by umbilical cord, is the baby human before his first breath? No, he answered with much less certainty in his voice, almost robotically. So the baby can be killed at that moment? He awakened to this lie’s absurdity, shook his head and agreed that would be wrong.
Lie No. 3: The mother determines her child’s value.
The fallacy goes like this: Any unborn child is worthless unless the mother ascribes some value to him or her. If she prefers to finish a college course before giving birth, then the baby becomes less valuable and is expendable. After graduation, her unborn child becomes precious.
No intrinsic value exists in early human life; our value is determined by how our birth’s timing comports with our mother’s convenience.
Lie No. 4: Abortions are safe.
There are physical and psychological consequences, some very severe. Check out the research yourself.
Question the validity of resources that ignore the psychic effects of having abortions. After all, we are more than just a body.
Lie No. 5: Infanticide is more humane than growing up poor and unwanted.
Newsflash: Very few kids are told daily how valuable and cherished they are. Most parents are struggling with their own problems and feelings of low self-worth. Many exasperated parents, in moments of selfishness, feel their children are unwanted.
Most well-adjusted people look back with tearful gratitude on the struggles of their parents raising them. How much love existed and dedication to family? Many say they didn’t even know they were poor.
No wonder so many thousands eagerly pay a fortune to adopt so-called “unwanted” babies and children to take on the privilege of being parents.
Lie No. 6: The unborn feel no pain during dismemberment at 5 months.
Much medical evidence exists to corroborate the obvious fact that pain-sensitive nerve cells have formed by this time in a baby’s development.
“The Silent Scream” is a 1984 educational film narrated by Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician, NARAL Pro-Choice America founder and abortion provider turned pro-life activist. The film shows an abortion taking place of a 12-week-old fetus using ultrasound footage. I could not watch it, but apparently, the baby is seen screaming in agony.
After 20 weeks, no pain? Don’t believe it.
Lie No. 7: Viability is relevant.
The Hippocratic Oath states, “Do no harm.” It says nothing about those incapacitated, either by coma, allergic reaction to medicine or those still developing deserve no medical treatment or extermination if the patient is not “viable” without assistance.
Lie. No. 8: Abortion involves only a woman’s body.
The unborn baby has separate DNA, often a different blood type and gender. All things point to a unique individual, biologically and physically apart from the mother.
Lie No. 9: Selling human, unborn organs doesn’t mean the intact baby is human.
This defies logic; can car parts be put together at a factory and the final product not be a car?
Lie No. 10: Therapeutic infanticide heals violent trauma.
It is true that revenge seems to give relief to the victim of rape if the perpetrator is executed vigilante style. This is undeniably true. Few would shed hot tears for the criminal receiving this form of “justice.”
But where is the proof that executing an innocent party – committing infanticide – reduces stress of a rape victim? I haven’t heard one pro-life psychiatrist suggest it. Even so, wouldn’t it be vigilante revenge against the wrong person? That’s a fair question, isn’t it?
Lie No. 11: You can be against abortion personally, but still advocate, campaign and vote for it politically.
Can you imagine somebody claiming that he advocates, campaigns and votes for KKK candidates, but is not personally racist? Would you believe him?
We are holistic beings, every thought connected to the whole like a spider’s web. Every action and thought reverberates within our entire existence. Poor mental hygiene and double mindedness do not go unpunished by our psyche or unnoticed by others. So much so, that historian Oswald Spengler can say, “Every act changes the soul of the doer.”
Lie No. 12: Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was not a eugenics-loving racist.
Even the squirming apologists from liberal Time magazine reported: “She did (say so), and very publicly. In a 1921 article, she wrote that, ‘the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.’”
Want more proof?
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” Sanger wrote in a letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble on Dec. 10, 1939.
Lie No. 13: An estimated 1 billion abortions worldwide in the last 40 years shows secular compassion.
LifeNews.com reports the figure is 1.7 billion!
Holocausts always involve making money off innocent victims. The abortion holocaust is no exception. Legality gives no moral cover to atrocities. History shows that most were “legal” acts perpetrated by tyrants.
Lie No. 14: Abortion is a “right.”
It’s been said that rights of one person cannot take away from those of another. This is a reliable criterion of what is a right. For example, my free speech does not impinge on yours.
Lie No. 15: Abortions make your life easier.
In a purely materialistic world, stealing would feel as good as earning. Without conscience, murder has the same result as someone dying naturally. We know these are lies. Conscience impacts our decisions. Graveyards of abortion become wombs of conscience. Abortion is no more family planning than rape is sex education; both require grotesque abuse of power against the innocent.