Whats your choice? pro-life or no-life?

Supporting Abortion

Although abortion is a bad thing, most Americans favor abortion, but I think abortion should be legal because it’s normal and necessary in a woman's life. Some may disagree, but really, it could save money or decrease distress or depression, also to decrease the population of the earth, researchers says if the population increases by 25% our food resources would plunder away and cause starvation around the world.

Having a baby could be a big burden for such a person, this is one of the reasons why I support it, because humans are so irresponsible and they do not know how to raise or take care of the child. women who do abortion do not deserve a punishment but should at least feel guilty.Abortion does not undo your parent status. It doesn't make you an un-mommy. You remain a mother, a father, a parent. You're just the parent of a dead child one whom you helped to destroy.

If you've had abortion you are not alone in your experience.women of all races , religions and sexual orientations and women of a wide range of ages,education anti in income. Abortion is one of the reasons of the most commonly performed gynecological procedures in the united states, where almost 1 million abortions are performed annually. Women have abortions for multiple reasons and, while many of the women’s reasons are similar, there's nothing wrong with what you are doing its just you don't feel ready yet, besides the child doesn't have a developed heart yet its just tissue and organs no harm done.

- Joel Serrano (satire)

They're humans too.

Can you believe a woman had the audacity to say that she thinks it is ok for women to abort their babies because they don’t want to be pregnant for nine months? If I had the courage to go out and receive the ability to conceive life I would do everything in my power to shield and shelter it.

I have the privilege of knowing someone whose parents deiced to fight for their precious daughter’s life. Now she is a beautiful and thriving 4 year old. A baby’s heart begins to beat usually before a woman knows she’s even pregnant. Before a mother can feel her child twirl in her stomach the baby’s organs are already intact, and it has begun sucking its thumb, breathing and swallowing. We are humans and we make mistakes, but I don’t think it is ok for a woman to choose to end a life because she made a regretful decision.

In the event that a woman has the maturity and age to have unprotected sex, she needs to learn and deal with the consequences. Everyone deserves a chance at life.

- Jacob Young (letter to the editor)

Pro-life: Because it's not a choice

The abortion ratio in 2009 was 300 out of 1000 live births. Children in the womb who are being aborted go through tremendous amount of pain during the procedure. The facts about child abuse involving a baby in the womb include limbs being torn off, brains being sucked out, the fetus being slowly starved to death, and many more horrific types of torture. Women also need to know that having an abortion increases their risk of developing breast cancer. Why does a mother who has aborted feels so horrible after she already killed her baby? There is no going back, and now one has to live with the guilt for the rest of one’s life. Yes, children are a big hassle to take care of; if one is not fit to take care of a child, then adoption should be the first and only option they should ever consider.

Instead of putting your unborn child’s in harm’s way, why not think about your actions before you ever get pregnant in the first place. Even if you decide to go on and do what you please, just keep in mind the possible consequences it may lead to. Abortion is not only bad for the child, but also harms you in many forms of ways. Women with one abortion double their risk of cervical cancer, compared to non-aborted women, while women with two or more abortions multiply their risk nearly five times. You should think of your health, because abortion usually and mostly causes this.

Yes, a mother should keep in mind that throwing away your baby does not make you a “un-mommy”, that you made a decision to destroy a life that you created, and yet unappreciated it. We humans may be irresponsible, but we should always strive to do our best and make the right choice, especially on those that really matter. Just remember that unborn babies are humans too, it’s not a choice to debate on whether they live or not, it’s a life now created, and it’s their choice whether they want to live on this earth, not you.

- Carolina Sibrian (guest columnist)

Political Cartoons

It's a child, not a choice

Abortion: Getting permission to kill a life, would you really take your own child's life?

1, 2 million babies have been aborted by careless mothers in the past year. Twenty-eight million women in the United States have had one or more abortions. Every single day, a silent horror kills more Americans than were killed on 9/11. So how can anyone ever have that motive to kill their unborn child? One must always keep in mind; it was not the child’s fault for your own irresponsibility. Besides that, how can it not break your heart to know you just murdered your child? Studies show that mothers that plan to abort have no real knowledge as what the baby feels. Unborn babies at 20 weeks development actually feel pain more intensely than adults. Also, the unborn baby’s hearing becomes much clearer as the bones of the inner ear continue to harden. This is also around the time when the baby starts to notice more interest of sounds that are happening outside the womb. So why have the will to kill?

Many couples are looking into adoption because they cannot have one on their own. Adopting is getting harder each and every day, if there are mothers that are not ready to be moms, they should look into putting their child into adoption. Not only for the people looking into adopting children, but also for the child, giving them a chance of life and perhaps make a change. This would also leave the mothers feeling guilt-free and knowing that there child is in better care. Mothers can become ill after aborting for many reasons. There is also a chance to not being able to have a child again after aborting a previous child.

Most women become depressed after aborting their child. Not only does abortion hurt the baby, but also hurts the mother as well, both physically and emotionally. It’s likely that mothers who have aborted will experience some bleeding for about 14 days after the abortion and have pains similar to period pains. Also, infection is the most common risk of abortion and if that’s not dealt with could lead to future problems with your fertility. There is the possibility that a piece of tissue from the fetus may be left in the uterus. This can cause pain and may lead to infection, in which case a repeat procedure may be needed.

The emotional pain one may feel is confused, scared, and perhaps loneliness. You can also experience anxiety, and remembering constantly of your abortion. Many also experience self-abuse/self-destructive behaviors. That can cause you to have eating disorders, alcohol and/or substance abuse, cigarette-smoking, abusive relationships, promiscuity, and failure to take care of one's self medically.

So as one can see there are many components that abortion takes in life. One can really stop such a thing like this from happening. It affects more people than one can think of. Not only does it affect the mother and the baby, it also takes effect on family members, friends, your partner, and even your religion based on what your beliefs are.

Abortion doesn't solve your problem. It doesn't let one escape from pregnancy as you may think it will. Instead it will haunt you. Abortion isn't a reliever; it’s a nightmare one may never awaken from.

“All human life--from the moment of conception and through all subsequent stages--is sacred, because human life is created in the image and likeness of God. Nothing surpasses the greatness or dignity of a human person...If a person's right to life is violated at the moment in which he is first conceived in his mother's womb, an indirect blow is struck also at the whole moral order. “ --Pope John Paul II

- Carolina Sibrian (letter to the editor)


Am against abortion because i feel a innocent child doesn’t deserve to be kill. Since life begins at conception, abortion is akin to murder as it is the act of taking human life. Abortion civilized society permits one human to intentionally harm or take the life of another human without punishment, and abortion is no different is in direct defiance of the commonly accepted idea of the sanctity of human life.In the instance of rape and incest, proper medical care can ensure that a woman will not get pregnant. Abortion punishes the unborn child who committed no crime; instead, it is the perpetrator who should be punished. Abortion should not be used as another form of contraception. For women who demand complete control of their body, control should include preventing the risk of unwanted pregnancy through the responsible use of contraception or, if that is not possible, through abstinence. Many Americans who pay taxes are opposed to abortion, therefore it's morally wrong to use tax dollars to fund abortion.Those who choose abortions are often minors or young women with insufficient life experience to understand fully what they are doing. Many have lifelong regrets afterwards. Abortion frequently causes intense psychological pain and stress. Nearly all abortions take place in the first trimester, when a fetus cannot exist independent of the mother. As it is attached by the placenta and umbilical cord, its health is dependent on her health, and cannot be regarded as a separate entity as it cannot exist outside her womb. Abortion is never a mere personal choice but a grave offense against God and His creation. The anti-abortion struggle has always been a religious battle and foremost in its ranks have been Catholics across the country. This is because Church teaching on abortion is clear and unequivocal: Abortion is murder. There are no exceptions allowed, no compromises possible. Abortion is a sin that perpetuates evil. The abortion mentality destroys the family by making it more difficult for new Americans who survive beyond the womb to find the family welded together by the indissoluble bond of marriage solely between a man and a woman. Children need families that will nurture them, guard their innocence and develop their personalities. In particular, all children must find within their homes the Faith that enables them to know, love and serve God in this world and be happy with Him forever in the next. As long as the traditional family remains in crisis, we will never sever the power lines that supply the abortion mills. As long as the Faith remains dead in souls, we will never wipe out the moral rot of sexual immorality, which is the contaminated soil where the abortion movement grows and flourishes.

- Nealy Tokpah (letter to the editor)