Long Island Coalition for Life, Inc.
Pro-Life Speech on Abortion
by Kathleen Thomas
I am seventeen years of age as of now and what has my past experiences taught me? How to tie my shoes and count in twos, how to make new friends and manage time efficiently, how to live by morals and stand up for what's right, how to accept death and take the ups as well as the downs in life. Progressively maturing and constantly changing from preschool to high school I have grown to acquire my own unique sense of awareness and judgment in the world. Leading a life with open hands and heart, I have held strong to my beliefs as a Roman Catholic and am unwavering in my pursuit to be the voice for the meek, the protector of the impaired, the carrier of justice to the troubled, and the comforter to those disheartened. Although most of my decisions have been influenced by parents, family, and friends, as I get older I acquire the privilege to make my own decisions. Although on some issues, such as deciding upon a flavor of ice cream to eat, I am indecisive on the issue of abortion I am absolute.
Over 4.6 million, since 1973, have been taken from this world by the cruel acts of ungrateful parents. Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy; it is a dictatorship judging whose life is not fit to live in this world. Planned Parenthood, facilitator of abortion, makes it available for pregnant mothers to end the lives of their young, sacrificing the unborn for personal freedoms.
As Mother Theresa believed "It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish." In the long run what are the benefits in killing a child? Self satisfaction in that you are free from the burden of motherhood? Proud of the way you cover up mistakes? There is no reason for abortion to exist, adoption centers and orphanages are readily available to take care of children not wanted.
Society desires immediate gratification on multiple levels; from wanting to have a material item, wanting to have immediate relief from a physical desire, desiring luxuries and entertainment, and desiring a quick fix from problems, such as divorce, abortion, and euthanasia. Do we honestly think we can control every aspect of our life? Much like tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes, natural disasters easily tell us otherwise. Doesn't anybody stop to think about the consequences of our actions, if not now then after death? If we don't take a stand now, then what is the future of our world to be: total immorality and chaos?
Initially established for rape victims and mothers in life threatening circumstances, abortion was used as a medical process. Recent studies have shown, however, that abortion has gradually become abused and the purpose stained by the blood of babies killed by birth control.
Planned Parenthood actively defends the rights outlined by the Roe v. Wade legalities; however, they are incapable of covering up their ignorance to the miracle of life. If "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on," than what message are we sending to others if we destroy this precious gift of life. In this corrupt materialistic world, people often take for granted many privileges that are accustomed to our culture. It is a shame that there exist females who are incapable of conceiving, among others who are pregnant and choose not to be mothers.
More protests on behalf of pro life organizations and Right to Life sponsors must be supported and acknowledged in order to save more lives. It is essential for our community to protest the injustices against the unborn and our duty to protect the lives of others. Abortion is not the only option for undeserving parents; they can look towards orphanages and adoption centers, to at least give their child a chance at life. Abortion in society will most likely continue if people don't stand up and protest for their rights. It is not just a right but our obligation to defend those less fortunate.
Through the inspirational words of Mother Theresa, "I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child - a direct killing of the innocent child - murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?" It is inhumane and selfish to destroy ones life for the selfish desires of another. Every day people ignore the heart breaking cries of the unborn, which are snatched of their right to live. Just because people cannot hear the baby inside a womb does not mean their child is not crying.
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