America’s abandoned morals — Abortion does not allow for morality, responsibility, or growth
It seems we elude morality and responsibility as much as possible in America today, especially where unintended pregnancies are concerned.I recently heard a commercial from a reproductive health organization offering contraceptive services, counseling and testing for unplanned pregnancies. They said they offered understanding, not judgment. I was astounded.
Out of curiosity, I looked up a well-known reproductive health organization, Planned Parenthood, to see what they said about pregnancies in general.
Their website stated, “It’s essential to know that if you’re pregnant, you have options.” One of the three options they offered was abortion. This did not surprise me, but it stunned me that abortion was considered one of the primary options in a pregnancy and not a last resort or an emergency option. There’s something wrong with that.
These messages seem all too common in our society. There is nothing wrong, of course, with counseling or testing in unplanned pregnancies, but when it goes in the direction of abortion or contraception, it is completely wrong.
Since the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which declared the abortion laws of Texas and similar states unconstitutional as they apparently infringed on rights granted in the Ninth and 14th Amendments, it seems that abortion has become so deeply ingrained in our society that it is actually normal and acceptable. I realize abortion is not a new concept, but the fact that America — a country that stands for life, liberty and freedom for all — made it legal is disturbing.
What is wrong with America? What happened to our ideals on the value of life?
To be blunt, abortion is nothing but murder. It involves a human killing another human who has no say in the matter or a way of defending himself or herself. It also involves putting someone’s “rights” and feelings above a human life. Any way you slice it, abortion is a disgusting ordeal.
Abortion also invokes the idea of slavery. A famous claim of “pro-choice” advocates is that a woman’s body is hers to do with as she sees fit — which includes aborting children. That very claim suggests that a child is a woman’s to do with as she pleases. Is a child, then, owned by their mother? It would seem so, as the mother now has the legal authority to take their life without their consent while the child is still a part of their body.
Abortion is an evil we need to rectify in our society. It’s truly a disturbing reality — one that needs to be stopped before it’s too late.
Let’s start encouraging people to be responsible and do what’s right. Let’s restore America’s ideals and our own shattered morality. Most importantly, let’s stop trying to play God. We have no right to determine who lives and who dies.
Andrew Jenson can be reached at email@example.com