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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
this is the outline for Graces speech that she had to do for school this week. I thought it would be beneficial for you all to hear the facts also....i wish i could add the powerpoint...it is amazing!!
17 April 2012
Thomas Speech F
I. (Slide 1) Intro
a. (Slide 2) There are 1,172 students currently enrolled in CPA. Multiply that by ten and then add about 4 thousand. That’s how many babies will be aborted just today.
b. And that’s just today. Each year, 42 million babies are aborted worldwide.
c. The topic of abortion has been widely discussed for years, causing a lot of controversy. Some believe that it’s murder, while others say it’s the woman’s decision to do as she pleases.
d. But if you look at the moral values of America as a whole, there’s a pattern that murder is always wrong. So why is aborting unborn fetuses so debated?
e. Today, I’m going to tell you why, and explain to you all what both pro-life and pro-abortionists believe, but leave it up to each of you to discern what is right.
a. (Slide 3) One pro-abortion argument is that mother’s deserve to choose whether or not they give birth to their child, especially if it has a birth defect or could be an inconvenience.
i. 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons like these.
ii. But if a child is born with Down syndrome, it’s not like they did anything to be born that way, so why should they be punished for the way God made them? Former president of Planned Parenthood, Mary Calderone, now says that “Abortion is the taking of the life.”
iii. Some of the most joyful kids I know have Down syndrome, and the thought of killing them without giving them a chance to live, just because of their special needs, is heartbreaking.
b. Many people would also argue that a woman shouldn’t be expected to deliver a child that she was impregnated with because of rape.
i. The Abortion Controvery website gives an example of pro-lifers rebuttal by saying that “…two wrongs [don’t] make a right[.] Rape is a crime, so is abortion. One in the legal sense, the other in the spiritual sense…a preborn child [shouldn’t] reap the punishment for the crime against the mother[.]”
ii. Even vice presidential candidate for the 2008 election, Sarah palin says “[she’ll] do all [she] can to see every baby is created with a future and potential,” and believes that “The legislature should do all it can to protect human life.”
c. These are only 2 out of many, many arguments that coincide with the topic of abortion. But I have an example that should give you all a clear portrayal to help understand what abortion really is.
III. 15 year old
a. (Slide 4) A couple of days ago, my mom got a call about a 15 year old that is pregnant. She went to an abortion clinic because her mom was encouraging that path, but they couldn’t perform the abortion due to some paperwork that she didn’t have…so my mom and a few of our friends sent her a broad range of profiles of adoptive families to show her that there are so many families that would love to adopt her baby. But she has refused to look at them and is going to Atlanta today to have the abortion performed anyways… she is 21 weeks pregnant (this is what a baby looks like at 21 weeks) which is almost 6 months and 2/3 of the way through the pregnancy, so the doctors will literally chop the baby up and pull it out limb by limb. Sorry to be graphic but that’s just the reality of what happens.
IV. Tim Tebow
a. One thing that pregnant families often don’t think about because they just want to get rid of the baby as quickly and painlessly as possible is that you never know who the child you are carrying would turn out to be.
b. (Slide 5) Tim Tebow’s mother, Pam, calls Tim a part of her “God story”. The doctors told her to abort Tim in order to save her own life.
c. However, Pam knew that this wasn’t right and refused to kill Tim before he was born.
d. Now called a duel-threat quarterback 24 years later, he has won 2 college championships, a Heisman trophy, and plays for the New York Jets.
e. Now think about if his mother had chosen to abort him, none of this would have ever happened.
f. Tebow is one of the most popular Christian icons in America. An amazing role model, millions of fans of all ages respect and look up to him.
V. Joshua, Caleb, and Josie
a. My second and last example is one that is close to my heart.
b. (Slide 6) I have three adopted siblings, ages 6, 6, and 4.
c. Obviously we don’t know a whole lot about Josie’s birthmother, but we do know that Joshua’s and Caleb’s birth moms were young.
d. As it is for most teen pregnancies, abortion was an encouraged option for both of their biological mothers.
e. But, I can’t imagine if they had chosen to go through with it instead of putting them up for adoption.
f. Our family wouldn’t be complete without Joshua’s giggle echoing in our house, Caleb’s playful but aggressive yelling wanting to wrestle, and getting tackled by Josie Love as you walk in the door.
g. This is what makes this topic so important to me and I hope you all see why.
a. In conclusion, there are two sides to every argument. But, when I think about the times I’ve held a sweet little baby in the hospital right after it’s been born, the fact that people try to classify it as a clump of tissue as it’s growing in the womb breaks my heart. Some people think abortion is acceptable because it is their right to determine if their child lives, or they base it off of convenience. But the Bible says in Psalm 139:13-14, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” God created man, and we are supposed to be responsible for the lives he put here on earth. Thank you for listening.
- I am a lover of Jesus. I have the most fabulous husband that anyone woman could ask for. The Lord has blessed us with 7 beautiful children. I started this blog so that friends and family could follow our trip to Uganda to visit Katie Davis. I have decided to keep blogging to help bring orphan awareness to the world around me.