Pro-abortion - Definition
Pro-abortion is the belief in the right to choose to terminate a fetus (fertilized embryo). Pro-abortion is also a movement, which fights for the rights of women to have a choice to end unwanted pregnancies.
Pro-abortion - History of the Movement
Pro-abortion advocates fought and won the legalization of abortion in Colorado and California in 1967. Pro-abortion advocates continued on their path and by 1970 sixteen states allowed abortion. New York, Hawaii, California and Alaska had more liberal policies, allowing abortion on demand up to 20 weeks into pregnancy. However Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina and Virginia only allowed abortion in cases of rape, incest, and severe fetal abnormalities or to protect the life of the mother. The pro-abortion movement was slowed and many appeals were filed to reverse these legislative policies. All other states refused to allow abortions.
Pro-abortionists' greatest victory was won in "Roe vs. Wade". Through this lawsuit, the Supreme Court legalized abortion in all 50 states on January 22, 1973. Although the popular vote was against abortion on demand, "Roe vs. Wade" became the foundation of the pro-abortion agenda.
Pro-abortion - Today
The pro-abortion agenda has matured from back alley abortions, to abortion on demand in all 50 states up to 24-25 weeks after fertilization, and even to the point of allowing partial birth abortions. Pro-abortion advocates believe in the right to choose to terminate a pregnancy. There are even laws now dictating abortion rights of teenagers and their parents. Is the law on the side of pro-abortion, or isn't it?
Pro-abortion - The Problem
Pro-abortion - Is the verdict really in? Abortion is legal in all 50 states. On the other hand, murder is illegal in all 50 states. Herein lies the problem -- How can we say it is against the law to kill and allow the abortion rate of 1 in 4 pregnancies to continue? When does the origin of life begin? Were we created at conception, knit together in our mother's womb right from the beginning? Or is it the air in our lungs that changes our status from a fetus to a life? Of course, the pro-abortion position must advocate that life doesn't begin until some time late in the gestation process. However, God's position has always been that we are each a unique individual created by Him for a special purpose from the moment of conception. Recent discoveries in biochemistry confirm what the Bible has declared for centuries, that each of us is "fearfully and wonderfully made." From the moment the sperm miraculously fertilizes the egg, God begins the process of creating our inmost being and knits us together in our mother's womb (Psalm 139:13-14).
Pro-abortion - A Final Thought
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court's decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, allowed abortions in the first six months of pregnancy. Twenty-three years later, Norma McCorvey, who was the "Jane Roe" in the Roe v. Wade suit, was interviewed by USA Today. She stated that once, while employed at a clinic when no one was in: "I went into the procedure room and laid down on the table... trying to imagine what it would be like having an abortion... I broke down and cried." On ABC's World News Tonight, Norma McCorvey said: "I think abortion's wrong. I think what I did with Roe v. Wade was wrong." (American Minute with Bill Federer, January 22, 2003)