This is a letter that Jenn wrote, and she said that I could share it with y'all!! Enjoy!! =)
Between 1973 and 2005, 45 million pregnancies were legally terminated, according to The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) as reported on Abort73.com. Abortion continues to destroy 22 percent of all U.S. pregnancies and 15 percent of all Texas pregnancies (AGI).
Today, through agencies like Planned Parenthood and other falsely helpful organizations, many people do not realize that abortion kills an innocent child. Though labeled as simply a mass of cells, a fetus is a human being.
Three weeks after conception, an unborn child’s heart begins to beat, according to SomebodyLovesYourBaby.com. Brain waves are measurable at six weeks, and a baby can smile, frown, wince, or pout at ten weeks, according to the same source. An unborn child can recognize its mother’s voice while still in the womb. A fetus is a living baby.
In the political realm, the word choice is used often, and only in the mother’s favor. It is the mother’s choice whether or not to continue the pregnancy, they say, because she will be most affected by the decision. A person who is pro-choice is said to side with the mother.
But how does abortion affect the child inside the womb? Greatly, because it ends his or her life. What choice would the baby make, if he or she had the chance to raise his or her voice? Would he or she be pro-choice or pro-life?
Too often abortion occurs because of a lack of understanding and knowledge about abortion. There are options aside from abortion. SomebodyLovesYourBaby.com encourages women to choose adoption. Local pregnancy crisis centers provide support to women who choose life.
This Valentine’s Day, I choose life. No child deserves to die before he or she has a chance to live. Let the voices of the innocent be heard.