August 9, 2012

Abortion is wrong. Here is why

Posted in Christianity, Right and Wrong, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , at 6:02 am by Lisa Ritchey


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Not only is abortion wrong, it is also very wrong for them to force me to pay for it. I strongly disagree with it but, yes, in America it is legal for a woman to kill her child prior to birth, but not after.  I am not taking away their right to get an abortion, but let them pay for it, not me (whether through insurance premiums or, especially, tax-funded programs).  

Like I said, I strongly disagree with it.  Let me tell you why.

The debate is often over when life begins.  That is ridiculous.

Here is a quick rundown of the timeline of development of a fetus from conception to delivery and how abortions are done along the way:

  • Conception: When the sperm and egg meet,
  • Three days: they form one cell which divides three days after conception into two.  This new creation in called a zygote.

If it is not living, how could it divide?  Hmmm?!

  • At 22 days: the heart begins to beat  with the baby’s own blood: often a different type than the mother’s. [1]
  • At the end of the third week:  the child’s backbone spinal column and nervous system are forming.  The liver, kidneys and intestines begin to take shape. [1]
  • Fourth Week or 1 month after conception: “By the end of week four, the child is ten thousand times larger than the fertilized egg.” [1]

Sounds like it is growing to me!  How can something grow unless it is alive?

  • Week 5: It starts developing hands, legs, and eyes. [1]
  • Week 6: “Brain waves are detectable; mouth and lips are present; fingernails are forming.” [1]
  • Week 7: “Eyelids, and toes form, nose distinct.  The baby is kicking and swimming. [1]
  • Week 8 – 2 months after conception: “Every organ is in place, bones begin to replace cartilage, and fingerprints begin to form.  By the 8th week the baby can begin to hear[1]
  • By Week 10 “Teeth begin to form, fingernails develop.  The baby can turn his head, and frown.  The baby can hiccup. ” [1]
  • Week 12 is 3 months after conception: “The baby has all the parts necessary to experience pain, including nerves, spinal cord, and thalamus.  Vocal cords are complete.  The baby can suck its thumb.”” [1]
    • Abortion Method Used To This Point :

      Suction Aspiration

      This is the most common method of abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. General or local anaesthesia is given to the mother and her cervix is quickly dilated. A suction curette (hollow tube with a knife-edged tip) is inserted into the womb. This instrument is then connected to a vacuum machine by a transparent tube. The vacuum suction, 29 times more powerful than a household vacuum cleaner, tears the fetus and placenta into small pieces which are sucked through the tube into a bottle and discarded.[2]

      Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

      This method is similar to the suction method with the added insertion of a hook shaped knife (curette) which cuts the baby into pieces. The pieces are then scraped out through the cervix and discarded [Note: This abortion method should not be confused with a therapeutic D&C done for reasons other than pregnancy.[2]

  • Week 15: ” The baby has an adult’s taste buds. “[1]
  • Week 17 (this is 4 months and one week):  The baby can have dream (REM) sleep. “[1]
    • Abortion Method Used To This Point

      Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)

      This method is used up to 18 weeks’ gestation. Instead of the loop-shaped knife used in D&C abortions, a pair of forceps is inserted into the womb to grasp part of the fetus. The teeth of the forceps twist and tear the bones of the unborn child. This process is repeated until the fetus is totally dismembered and removed. Usually the spine must be snapped and the skull crushed in order to remove them.[2]

      Salt Poisoning (Saline Injection):

      Used after 16 weeks (four months) when enough fluid has accumulated. A long needle injects a strong salt solution through the mother’s abdomen into the baby’s sac. The baby swallows this fluid and is poisoned by it. It also acts as a corrosive, burning off the outer layer of skin. It normally takes somewhat over an hour for the baby to die from this. Within 24 hours, labor will usually set in and the mother will give birth to a dead or dying baby. (There have been many cases of these babies being born alive. They are usually left unattended to die. However, a few have survived and later been adopted.) [2]

  • Week 19:  Babies can routinely be saved at 21 to 22 weeks after fertilization, and sometimes they can be saved even younger.[1]
  • Week 20 or 5 months from conception:  The earliest stage at which Partial birth abortions are performed.  At 20 weeks the baby recognizes its’ mothers voice.[1]
  • Months 5 and 6:  The baby practices breathing by inhaling amniotic fluid into its developing lungs. The baby will grasp at the umbilical cord when it feels it.  Most mothers feel an increase in movement, kicking, and hiccups from the baby.  Oil and sweat glands are now functioning.  The baby is now twelve inches long or more, and weighs up to one and a half pounds.[1]
    • Abortion Method Used To This Point 

      Prostaglandin Chemical Abortion

      This form of abortion uses chemicals developed by the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Co. which cause the uterus to contract intensely, pushing out the developing baby. The contractions are more violent than normal, natural contractions, so the unborn baby is frequently killed by them — some have even been decapitated. Many, however, have also been born alive.[2]

      Hysterotomy or Caesarean Section

      Used mainly in the last three months of pregnancy, the womb is entered by surgery through the wall of the abdomen. The technique is similar to a Caesarean delivery, except that the umbilical cord is usually cut while the baby is still in the womb, thus cutting off his oxygen supply and causing him to suffocate. Sometimes the baby is removed alive and simply left in a corner to die of neglect or exposure. [2]

  • Months 7 through 9:  Eyeteeth are present.  The baby opens and closes his eyes.  The baby is using four of the five senses (vision, hearing, taste, and touch.)  He knows the difference between waking and sleeping, and can relate to the moods of the mother.  The baby’s skin begins to thicken, and a layer of fat is produced and stored beneath the skin.  Antibodies are built up, and the baby’s heart begins to pump 300 gallons of blood per day.  Approximately one week before the birth the baby stops growing, and “drops” usually head down into the pelvic cavity.[1]
    • Abortion Method Used At This Point 

      Partial-Birth Abortion

      Five steps to a partial birth abortion:

      1. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby’s legs with forceps.
      2. The baby’s leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
      3. The abortionist delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head.
      4. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby’s skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the skull.
      5. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child’s brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.[2]

What many do not realize is that this is done up to delivery, even though it would be murder to do it with the head out.  ????

I have to add this thought, though:

If a fetus is not a living being, then why ACCORDING TO LAW is killing a pregnant woman double murder?

I’m just sayin’!

Now, ’nuff said.

I hope I have helped someone  in making a truly informed decision.  Not just a scared one.

Opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of any of the sites information was obtained from but are mine.

The information above, unless otherwise noted, was obtained from

National Right To Life’s Fetal Development: From Conception To Birth or 

LifeSiteNews.com’s Abortion Methods

How are abortions done?
Lifesite.net: Abortion Types is the best site to get real facts from.
If you have had an abortion, and would like to talk to someone, please feel free to call

There is help, and there is hope. Even now. 

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised Love, Jesus   


[1] http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/facts/fetaldevelopment.html/

[2] http://www.lifesite.net/abortiontypes/

If I have not given legal credit where it belongs, please forgive me.  I truly mean well.  Thanks and G-d Bless!

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