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    • Death Is Not A ChoiceBy David S. RobertsThis is a difficult subject with emotions running very heavy on both sides of the issue. Many fear toapproach this subject with good reason, few want to take the remain that I will and perform becauseof my own deep convictions about this topic. In preparation for this article, several sad truths came tolight. First, theres a deadly contradiction at work in American society. Second, it comes with anunderlying value being overlooked in American society. As well as third, there is a terrible apathyabout this subject in american society. You will not agree with everything I write, and thats alright, Iwould simply ask that you listen and open your mind and your heart to the information.I.There is a deadly Contradiction at Work.We all saw the headlines. I dont think that there was one of us that wasnt shocked whenever weheard that Susan smith drove that car into the lake with her children within. She killed them because,now as a newly divorced mom, they had become inconvenient, disposable because her love life wassuffering. The outrage of the country was immediate, callers to radio stations everywhere demandingthat she be worked the same fate she offered her sons, trapped in a car, at the bottom of a lake.Or what about Andrea Yates or even Kasey Anthony what person with a quarter of a consciencedidnt scream out, God whats happening? or what about the case of the man charged with vehicularhomicide lots of years ago because the pregnant lady he struck suffered a miscarriage The outcry isthere, a baby is dead and the mom suffers a loss, and the community cries out to cease this kind ofmisfortune, but provide that same man the license and a clinic and the baby he just wiped outbecomes just another fetus. And theres NO OUTCRY!What about the pregnant woman who was charged with, get this, reckless endangerment of LIFEwhen she disregarded the judges orders to quit using medicines and used again?What about the teenager who had been charged with felony child abandonment, when she left hernewborn child in the garbage bin in an alley?We all think, how could a mother kill her own child But given the right conditions, not one of thesecrimes can be prosecuted because in some cases, the fetus is a baby, as well as in others its just amass of tissue.There is a deadly contradiction at work here. The debate for abortion used to center around whetherthe fetus really was a living human. But the pro-abortion folk lost that discussion in every round, sothe debate has changed focus. If the fetus is human or otherwise is no longer the issue. Its PRO-CHOICE!For the woman who wants the womans unborn child, the man who kills the child, accidentally, ischarged with murder. For the woman who doesnt want the child, she is charged $425 by a man thatkills her child legally. For the Andrea Yates or Kasey Anthonys of the world, they are consideredmonsters, for the lady emerging from the abortion clinic, she is a hero of liberal causes. There is alsoa deadly contradiction in the news media, (surprised?) we all heard about the Florida abortion doctorwho was gunned lower in his home, it was on 24/7 until the killer had been caught and jailed. What
    • percentage of us heard about the Pro-Choice advocate who stormed into a church service onesunday and gunned down the Pro-Life Minister? Where was that on the news? Or how about thewoman who bled in order to death within hours of her abortion from the very clinic that the doctor whowas gunned down worked within. What about the woman who was dismissed from her job at USWest for wearing a pro-life pin to operate Was there any protection of that? Outside of locally, nothere was not. Did you hear any kind of news of the prayer team who were meeting outside a goodabortion clinic who were outdone by police as they lay on the ground? Or about the van thatdeliberately and gradually ran over the pro-life activists, trying to deliver a woman to obtain anabortion?What concerning the complaints from abortion treatment centers to the billboards being built neartheir places associated with business that show a picture of a murdered unborn child. Pro-Choicepromoters call them "tacky, in bad taste, and offensive". In other words, as long as what we are doingin here is not visible to the naked eye, then its legal, guarded and acceptable. But how dare youshow other people what we should do! Do any of these cases sound familiar to you, heard aboutthem in the media? No, and you will not because as anyone with half the brain knows now-a-days,the media has an agenda almost all their own.But think of it, when it is option that determines whether an action is murder or acceptable, then wehave eliminated any standard of correct and wrong. Choice doesnt make the determination of lifeversus. NOn-life, life is life regardless, the choice is in the taking of that life and that is not one that wehave the right to make. This particular brings us to our 2nd truth.II.There is definitely an Underlying Value being overlooked.Life is important to lord. From the life of the unborn baby to the life of the retired person, life isimportant to God.Psalm 139:13-15"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you because Iam fearfully and wonderfully made; your functions are wonderful, I know that complete well. My framewas not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place."Jeremiah 1:4-5"The word of the lord came to me saying, "prior to I formed you in the womb I knew a person, beforeyou were born i set you apart; i appointed you as a prophet to the nations."In reading these and other passages, we view that life is important to lord, including the life of theunborn baby, whom God knows, who God forms, whom lord can set apart. But in this country, choicehas become God. We are ignoring a standard God Himself set. Whenever we ignore the value of lifein support of choice, the choice then needs to extend to the the children whore born, but who turn outto be hard to manage, to seniors parents who become not capable of fending for themselves, and tothe handicapped who dont "bring about our society".And if you feel that this sounds cruel, or even farfetched, listen a moment. In the Netherlands, whereabortion is and has been socially acceptable for more years than it has been here, they passed aeuthanasia law allowing individuals to kill themselves if they therefore wish. But today, in the
    • netherlands, doctors in emergency rooms are given the option of whether to take the time and effortstrying to conserve a life, as a matter of truth they have issued little cards much like our organcontributor cards that say essentially, "please dont let me die, attempt to save me." If an incidentvictim does not have that card, the doctors make that persons final determination as to whether theywill live or die. And it was just ten years ago that they introduced a regulation that would allow parentsof any child born blind, deaf, retarded, or severely handicapped to decide if that child should beallowed to live, or left to starve in order to death alone in an isolation ward.CHOICE HAS BECOME god ! Now its no longer a problem whether the life is human or otherwise,now its a matter of the parents, a doctors, the stressed out adult childs word, and a life can belawfully discarded as if it had been trash.With respect for life is really scarce, no wonder weve got children killing kids just to observe what itwould feel like.You might say, Dave, how about the arguments the pro-abortion people use? Is the fetus human?Well, the bible says so, and for me that is good enough. But for those of you who cant accept theBible, what about Science? technology says so too. Life is defined as that which has ability toreproduce itself, and from the moment of conception, when each cell divides and reproduces, thatslife.Some use the "its my body" argument against ending abortion, when in actuality, its not the womansbody. The child is incorporated in the womans body, but is actually distinct and separate from thewoman, often having a various blood type than the lady. This is not a procedure to remove a tumor, itis a violent behave of murder upon a good innocent human infant. But lets just say this isnt the casethat the infant really is part of her entire body. We dont allow a woman to inject illegal drugs into herbody. We dont permit her to sell her entire body in prostitution, except in Vegas, so that shouldntreally surprise anyone. So if we dont give a woman a right to do these things, how can she need theright to murder her unborn child under the guise of "it is her body".It is a false debate entirely.But Dave, in ways, what about the children who are delivered handicapped. Wouldnt their "quality oflife " mean anything to you? let me answer you this way, when the right of another person to livecomes down to the judgment of their contribution to society, or even their comprehension as to theglobe around them, then all of us open the floodgates with regard to increase moral disintegration.There are many healthy, sane people who only contribution to our society is in raising their childrenright, i would say that is a great contribution to society. We would not have the inspirational storiesassociated with Helen Keller, Ray Charles, or any other handicapped individual who might not havecontributed like Keller or Charles but perhaps theyve value because life is important to God. And Hevalues all of them.But lets use this same logic. Shouldnt we then as was done in the movie, Logans Run, set an agelimit up to which one may live? In the movie age was 30, now, composing as a 40 year old, i wouldobject to this policy, but lets say set it at 65. After all, they are done operating then, so thereforecannot lead any more to society. So that all Senior Citizens upon reaching 65 years of age will be
    • humanely offer sleep, medical costs would plummet, Social Security could be saved, but what withregard to and nursing homes would no longer be a necessity.Sound heartless? life is life, whether it is the unborn child, or the retiree. And a woman no more hasthe moral to the choice to end her unborn childs life than i have to end hers, yours, or anyone elses.Is the unborn baby a life? Consider these facts :The unborn child has a heart beat by the 18th day.The unborn childs brain begins to function at 40 days.The unborn child breathes, techniques and sleeps.The unborn child grows, hiccups, and sucks his thumb.The unborn child is operated on to correct defects which is how they learned that the actual unbornchild feels pain.The unborn child is fully formed before the mother even knows she is pregnant.The unborn child can survive outside the womb at 20 weeks and with current technology improving,that number will get pushed back to 19,eighteenAbortions can be performed on these unborn children up to as soon as of their birth. Most peoplearent aware of what happens in an abortion, and though not pleasant, the truth is youve been lied toas to the normalcy and ease of this process. Abortion is a violent, harmful procedure. I will not explainthe methods used, I choose to not.What I will describe to you are the saddest cases, the babies who are not desired, but are toodeveloped to be murdered without risk to the mother. They induce work, and the child is left alone in aroom separate in the viewing room at the medical center. They are allowed to starve to death, somewho are as well developed are taken part way out of the womb as the doctor strangles the life fromthe child, which upon passing away, is discarded in the garbage.III.There is a terrible Apathy poisoning our Culture.There is a terrible apathy poisoning our culture. Weve got people heading all out for all causes. Thereis a car driving around Kissimmee with loads of bumper peel off stickers on the back, among themtend to be, "Save the Whales", "conserve the Manatees", "Meat is Murder" and finally, "I election Pro-Choice". In other words, save everything but the humans!We possess people devoting time and energy to leads to like saving the whale stuck in the icecirculation, save the polar has from global warming, bring back the actual red M&M, but very few areeven trying to stop the murder of children !And the most tragic some of it all is that there is a horrible apathy among Christians in regards to thissubject. We think that theres nothing that we can do since the problem is too big. But thats incorrect,theres a lot we can perform. If you choose to picket an abortion clinic, thats legitimate, otherwiselegal. If you choose to pray concerning the situation, that where our power comes from. Maybe yousupports a pro-life organization monetarily, thats another choice.But the only most important thing you can do only requires a few moments of your time. And that is,you are able to vote Pro-Life. Disagree with me if you wish, what issue is more important than the lifeof an unborn child Security of our nation? just how long do you think we will stay safe if we keep
    • offending God by the murdering of the innocent? Romans 1:32 makes it clear that those who giveapproval to sinners for committing sin, are just as guilty as individuals committing the sin. So the nexttime you go to vote for the lesser of two evils, or for your union work and the candidate is for theactual murder of human babies, just imagine yourself with your hands wrapped around the neck ofthe newborn, who came along along with just bad timing, because your vote for a pro-abortionprospect is exactly the same as approving, even committing the act of abortion.When I saw my child born 9 weeks prematurely struggling to breathe, with wires coming out from justabout all angles, I knew which no one would ever have the ability to tell me that abortion would be achoice any longer. Her hands were almost as thick as a crayola marker, your woman was almost sixlbs, and she was the biggest baby in the neo-natal ICU. Other peoples arms were thinner than theusual #2 pencil, tubes stuck down their throats allowing them to breathe, I watched since the nursespricked heels to draw blood and the expression on the faces of the infants in pain.I do not believe that anyone after seeing the size of a premature baby or one of those new 3Dimaging sonograms, I do not believe that anyone having seen that can still be for abortion withoutsurrendering their mankind in the process. The question is now what will you do about it, becausedeath Is Not a Choice.Jeremiah 29