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I said that it should be illegal, just a correction. See, if I had said that it should be legal, than the woman does have a choice. You are just contradicting yourself.
Eternal Father,Source of all mercy and love,out of love for us you sent your Son,and willed that blood and waterflow from his side to cleanse us of sinand restore lost innocence.Hear the cry of each woman who mournsthe loss of her child to abortion.Forgive her sin, restore her to your grace,and still the terror of her heartwith a peace beyond all understanding.Through the intercessionof the Blessed Virgin Mary,Mother of all tenderness and our Mother,strengthen her faith in you.Give her the consolation to believethat her child is now living in the Lord.We ask this through Christ our Lord,who conquered sin and death,and who lives and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
This text is by Msgr. James Moroney.
And here are some facts about abortion, and when somebody already has life:
1 day to 7 weeks
A new individual receives 23 chromosomes from each parent. He or she is truly a unique individual human being, never to be repeated. A new person has been created, who at this stage is a tiny living organism weighing only 15 ten-millionth of a gram. Life begins.
First day of new life: The first cell divides into two, the two into four, and so on. Each of these new cells divides again and again as they travel toward the womb in search of a protected place to grow.
18 days from conception, heart begins to beat, with the baby"s own blood.
This is from prolifeacrossamerica.org
It already says that life begins after the first day.
Killing a new-born and killing a fetus is the same thing, because they both have life.
Killing a person is against the law.
What if that baby was going to be a great person that would become a great leader or scientist that could have helped the world in many ways?
You only addressed the first part of my argument in round 1, what about the rest?
It is important to be clear by what is meant by abortion in today's context.
Abortion is the deliberate and direct killing, by whatever means it is carried out, of a human being in the initial phase of his or her existence, at any time from conception to birth.
Incomplete abortion: Fetal parts or other products of pregnancy may not be completely emptied from the uterus, requiring further medical procedures. Incomplete abortion may result in infection and bleeding.
Numerous scientific studies spanning fifty years have documented a relationship between abortion and breast cancer.
Blood clots can also happen and infection.
The womb itself can also be damaged while aborting a baby.
While the womb is bleeding out, you absolutely have to avoid sleeping with someone so it can't affect the wombs regeneration. The bleeding can go on for weeks and there is severe pain.
This one sounds really painful:
Cut or torn cervix: The opening of the uterus torn while it is being stretched open to allow medical instruments to pass through and into the uterus.
Perforation of the uterus wall: A medical instrument may go through the wall of the uterus. Depending on the severity, perforation can lead to infection, heavy bleeding or both. Surgery is required to repair the uterine tissue, and in the most severe cases hysterectomy may be required.
Anesthesia-related complications: As with other surgical procedures, anesthesia increases the risk of complications associated with abortion.
There are also long term risks:
Rh Immune Globulin Therapy: Genetic material found on the surface of red blood cells is known as the Rh Factor. If a woman and her fetus have different Rh factors, she must receive medication to prevent the development of antibodies that would endanger future pregnancies. LONG-TERM MEDICAL RISKS
These are immediate side effects of Abortion:
Pain and/or cramping
Reaction to anesthetic
Fever and chills
Women may also be very depressed and want to commit suicide after abortion.
The woman can also have emotional responses after or while having an abortion. You (plural women who are aborting) may experience a number of different feelings and emotions.
Abortion costs up to $800 and there are also other costs for the aftereffects, breast cancer and long term effects.
Other immediate consequence of abortion is the risk of damaging a woman's ability to have children.
- Denial and repression of emotions.
- Avoidance patterns which can lead to isolation.
- Emotional numbness.
- Violence or aggression towards themselves or others.
- Psychosomatic symptoms " bodily signs of continuing stress:
1. Sleep problems " insomnia, nightmares, and "hearing" a baby crying.
2. Back pain, abdominal cramps, and skin irritations, non-hormonal PMT.
3. Sexual difficulties " cervical pain, frigidity etc.
4. Eating disorders "excessive weight gain or loss, anorexia, bulimia.
5. Trouble with relationships and intimacy in general.
6. Self-punishing and self-degrading behaviors (promiscuity, entering abusive relationships, becoming accident-prone).
7. Preoccupation with the abortion child, resulting in anniversary reactions- stress, tension, etc.
8. Many women suffer from depression, turn to drugs or alcohol, and have recurring thoughts of suicide.
9. "Trauma" because an unborn baby has been destroyed.
There is no doubt that a psychological price is paid. The trauma can sink into the woman's unconscious and it is not harmless and casual. Not only that but research has shown the negative effect the abortion had on the behavior of children of mothers who had abortions.
Be aware of what women have to go through after abortion.
There are lots of other websites, that have other information about the consequences or after effects of abortion on the internet.
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