Yesterday the New York Senate passed legislation allowing abortions to be performed up to birth for basically any reason.
This bill also allows non doctors to perform abortions, and removes many regulations to keep them safe.
This is not another religion based article to discuss this controversial issue.If you’ve been following me for a while then you know I rarely use religion as my base to support or reject a behavior, I rather use science and instinctive human behavior. There are enough physical and emotional truths on this particular issue that are conveniently never discussed for me to make my case against the “abortion on demand” movement.
All animal species share one basic instinct: survival.
Humans, the so-called intelligent ones with opposable thumbs, have decided to use their brains to defy their most powerful instinct by justifying the killing of their offspring on social economic issues. A mother is built with the ability to sacrifice herself, as well as kill others to protect her child. It’s an instinct, it requires no faith, no religion. Every species on earth share that instinct! No other animal, except humans, voluntarily abort their perfectly formed offspring.
Personally, I don’t think that this human behavior is any different from killing another human being for greed, vengeance, or power. Something that only humans do also. It looks like the more we “evolve” the less we are in sync with nature and the other species.
But let’s talk about the physical and emotional consequences of doing something that our bodies are not meant to be doing, something that every woman on earth should be aware of, but thanks to groups who profit from our despicable self-destructive behavior is never talked about.
Physical consequences of abortion:
- Legal abortion is reported as the fifth leading cause of maternal death in the US
- Infection or sepsis
- Damage to the cervix
- Scarring of the uterine lining
- Perforation of the uterus
- Damage to other organs
- 30% increase in risk of breast cancer
The older the fetus, the higher the risks.
Psychological consequences of abortion:
- Depression, guilt, anger, anxiety
- Women who have an abortion are 3.4 times more likely to commit suicide
- 25% of women who have an abortion require psychotropic drugs afterwards
- 19% of post-abortion women suffer from PTSD
- Thirty to fifty percent of women who have had abortions report experiencing sexual dysfunctions, of both short and long duration, beginning immediately after their abortion. These problems may include one or more of the following: loss of pleasure from intercourse, increased pain, an aversion to sex and/or males in general, or the development of a promiscuous lifestyle.
- Post-abortion stress is linked with increased cigarette smoking
- A recent study, available at http://www.afterabortion.org/drugs.html, found that of the women surveyed, those who aborted their first pregnancy were 3.9 times more likely to engage in subsequent drug or alcohol abuse than those who have never had an abortion.
- Women who abort often have trouble bonding with the children of future pregnancies and have a higher chance of eventually abusing them.
Interestingly, while researching for this article, I’ve found out that most of the studies on post-abortion health issues were made in Finland, Sweden and Canada. One report from an US source even mentioned that due to the political nature of abortion in this country, very little study has been conducted on its health ramifications.
One could say that some very wealthy organizations don’t want you to know the damage you’re doing to your body and your psyche by having an abortion, why would they? Abortion is a multi million dollar industry!
What still boggles me is how they were able to manipulate women’s minds enough to make them go against their instinct of protecting their offspring, that’s some seriously strong mind control right there!
And since we’re talking in terms of science and logic here, why not mention that the people investing heavily in the abortion industry have also managed to go unquestioned as to why they are not putting any effort into preventing pregnancy instead of promoting a procedure that hurts women.
If the abortion proponents see pregnancy as a disease, a cancer that needs to be removed, wouldn’t it make more sense to prevent it (since unlike a real disease, it’s 100% preventable other than in rape cases) than to submit women to an unnecessary and possibly damaging procedure?
You don’t need religion to see the paradox of this abortion on demand movement disguised as a woman’s rights issue, nature alone has all the answers any reasonable and non brainwashed woman needs to see the truth.
If you want to help women see how they are being manipulated by a very profitable industry, put your religious beliefs aside for a minute and use facts. No emotion, no outrage, no Bible quotes, just scientific facts that even a hard-core atheist can’t dispute.
Why not push for over the counter, $5 a box birth control pills like in so many other countries? And put all those profitable abortion clinics out of business? No way!
Isn’t it ironic that the women in this country who claim to hate the top 1% for their greed, are actually voluntarily marching to promote an industry who is part of the 1%? An industry that makes their money from convincing women to reject their physical ability to do the one thing men can’t … because – equality! I must say I’m impressed with this industry’s ability to convince millions of women, many who are very well educated and smart, to act completely based on a fabricated emotion of self power that defies logic and nature.
We are living in a time of great divide in our country because we have accepted our places in the many boxes created for us, we were not born in those boxes, we’ve entered them voluntarily! If you can’t debate an issue using logic, science, statistics, because you feel your faith needs to be at the front of every discussion, you are no help at all to those who need the most!
Please share this article with all the women you know, because empowering women is not teaching them to kill their offspring so a corporation can profit, but showing them that nature has selected them as the key between survival or extinction!
Women are magnificent creatures, chosen to give life, LIFE IS OUR POWER!
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Excellent article Sybele!
OK, I get what you’re saying. Humans are the only species that murder their own offspring. In a state of nature, I’m sure that was the case. Problem is we don’t live the way our pre civilisation ancestors live. They would have children with the expectation that they might not survive. Modern life puts pressures on mothers that our ancestors never would’ve had to face.
I said “perfectly formed”, some animals will kill their offspring if they have defects that will keep them from surviving on their own because other than humans, all the other animals become self sufficient within months. But none of them kill their offspring in the womb. And, regarding modern life an pressure, I have to disagree with you…our ancestors went through famines, wars, pestilence, lack of proper hygiene, rudimentary medicine, and an array of difficulties that we don’t face today. Life has never been so easy as it is now thanks to economic development, even for the poor. The biggest difference I see is that while we’ve improved in all other areas, families have almost completely dissolved, making us vulnerable for lack of emotional support. Furthermore, part of our modern days is a variety of easily accessible contraceptives, and sex education, which should in theory reduce the need for an abortion. Why subject your body to a procedure with so many negative consequences when one can avoid it? My point with this article is simple to question why so much money spent in promoting something that has negative physical and emotional consequences instead of promoting true prevention.
Sybie, powerful article!!Renée
Huge compliment coming from you since this is your area of expertise and not mine