Sunday, November 29, 2009


Have you ever thought about killing anyone? You may think that question is crazy, but that question crosses the minds of millions of pregnant women everyday in the Philippines. What do you think about abortion? Most people try not to think about it. They wish to avoid the overwhelming horrible reality. Abortion is an intentional violent act that kills an unborn baby. Without any anesthesia, the baby is dismembered, torn apart, and vacuumed out of the mother. In the case of a near-term or partial-birth abortion, the baby is turned around and pulled partially out with its head still inside the mother. The abortionist then plunges a sharp object into the back of its neck and vacuums out the brain. This is not a pleasant subject. It hurts to just imagine the horror. However, we must think about it in order to gather the courage needed to end it.

Abortion has been rampant in our country. Everyday, innocent, harmless fetuses that could soon be laughing children are being brutally killed. The growing and alarming incidence of abortion is a reality that needs urgent measures in order to protect the lives of women as well as the unborn. Reports of fetuses found in garbage cans, public toilets and river banks of Manila and elsewhere in the country are testimonies of the alarming incidence of abortion. Today, teenagers are getting mixed messages from parents, peers, and media. This is the reason for the increased birth rate. Abortion is being used as a method of birth control in this case which shows in a study that 24.1% of teenagers aged seventeen through nineteen have undergone induced abortion. Unsafe sexual intercourse, engagement in premarital sex and forced sex are the main reasons of unwanted pregnancies. Unwanted pregnancies lead to depression, anger, anxiety and fear which opens the choice for abortion.

We all know that humans have the freedom to choose whatever they want to do with their lives but the choice given to a mother whether to keep or abort a child is immoral. Abortion is a crime. It is a form of murder. The sad reality is that even if it is illegal and banned in our country, there are still a lot of women who chooses to do it. If beings are responsible enough to be sexually active, they should also be responsible enough to accept consequences, and if that means becoming pregnant and creating a life, then that life should have the opportunity to live.

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