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2010/06/21
I know a lot of you readers here are already in your teens, or are already adults, but I'm pretty sure you had moments in your childhood which you enjoyed. I, for one, enjoyed being by my mother's side, making music, listening to her as she told me stories, from the Bible, from history, from experience. Fast forward a decade and a few years and I'm now nineteen, and a law student and aspiring musician.

But will this have been possible if it were not for the gift of life ?

Now, reflect, as you read these words...




You're in the womb, just a few months into existence, everyone else knows you exist.

You can't see anything, but you can feel your tiny heart beating, and you want it to continue beating.

You hear your mother's heart beating, louder than yours, almost like a drum, and you find it such a pleasant sound.

You begin to grow and take shape. You respond to the outside world. Even though you don't know how to express yourself, you want to get out there and have a taste of life, you want to tell your mom how wonderful it is to live, you want to show it to her.

But your dreams are dashed when an intruder probes with a needle and punctures you in the very place which sustains you - your heart. It is then that you come to the sad realisation, in your dying moments, that no one wanted you to live.



Now, snap out of your dreaminess and remind yourselves that the same thing is happening to tens of thousands of children out there. I can't point out an exact figure, but as I am saying this, I reckon another abortionist would get his hands onto a suction machine or a needle and kill another life. Another Thomas Alva Edison. Another Yoko Shimomura. Another Leonardo da Vinci. Another Mother Teresa. Another (insert name of person who is renowned for his efforts here).

This has been echoed by several thousands of people who are pro-life, and I shall echo this too : abortion doesn't terminate pregnancy, as some people put it forward to discerning people. It terminates the baby. And to terminate a baby would only mean to kill it. Now, I know you're going to say "If you're pro-life, why not fight to stop the war ?" Oh teh n0es ! You all know that I'm against conscription, and having said thus, I'm against war. But unlike war, where there are weapons wielded by both sides engaged in combat, in abortion, a baby is killed. A weaponless, powerless, speechless, blameless baby, for crying out loud.

Take a look at yourselves and think of what would've happened, if you weren't able to see the light of day today. You already feel sad when you're alive and out in the world, and your parents disown you - what happens when they disown you in the womb itself ? Would you have come to know your friends, the people who care for you ? Would you have come across this post ? Would you have come to know the One who is inspiring me to write today ?

Now, I'm glad this thing doesn't happen in Malaysia, because abortion is against the law, and it should remain that way. But in my law classes, I've learnt UK law, and oh, how my heart aches when I read that abortion is not a criminal offence. Article 2 of the freakin' European Convention of Human Rights states that all people have the right to life, and a person who isn't born should not be denied that same right ! What do we get out of reducing a fetus to a less-than-human existence, when in essence, it is human, and should fall under the Convention ? You propound the abolition of the death penalty, but instead of killing adults, you kill defenceless babies !? And what happens to the goal of the United Nations to reduce child mortality ?

Choice sounds insinuating. "Choice" is used by political campaigners and even people sitting at the bench judging cases. The case of Re A was one of the landmark cases I studied back in my first year, where I discovered that abortion is actually allowed. They are actually paving the way for people to choose death over life, willingly giving up their humanity and destroying their offspring in the process. These are the people taken up purely by pleasures of the flesh, and now that I mention it, I bet you're beginning to shake your heads in disbelief, wondering why the law promotes hedonism. The law is supposed to provide principle. Not a reckless society. The opposite is happening today, and in developed countries, SHAME ON YOU !

I'm sure you all have seen my works today. What would've happened if I were not given the chance to see the light of day ? Would you get to see my covers, my works, and would you conclude that I have the potential to touch people's hearts, given the guidance and grace of the Lord ?

Well, the thing about abortion is that people gain praise for their actions, yet they don't know who exactly they're killing. This generation doesn't give a damn, but I'm pretty sure, if I were to cry out in the open and say that "X would've been the next Tetsuya Nomura (he's the developer of the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series, by the way), but look, his evil parents put him to death !", the next generation would definitely not forgive abortionists for their acts. Or, it'd be hard to even forgive them.

Don't get me wrong, now. I don't want this pro-life thing to be motivated by hate. I love our kids. I want to see them live. And for those who are still waiting to get out there and live, I want them to get out there and live. If they're not wanted by their parents, at least there is someone who'd be willing to take these poor kids into his arms and care for them as his own.

Break the silence. Stop child mortality. Stop abortion.

“This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him.” Deuteronomy 30:19-20

13 comments:

Joshua at: June 22, 2010 at 4:35 AM said...

Another (insert name of person who is renowned for his efforts here).

Another Nero. Another Hitler. Another Pol Pot. The argument goes both ways, and both are sentimentally valid. However, the dilemma of abortion is not sentimental, it's moral. Abortion is wrong, and it is wrong because the Lord says so: "You must not kill."

troisnyx* at: June 22, 2010 at 4:47 AM said...

True, true...

Reason why I went with the upside is because no one in his right mind would wanna kill someone who wants to make a difference, n'est-ce pas ?

Joshua at: June 22, 2010 at 5:06 AM said...

And people in the same right mind would probably likewise want those bad persons to have not lived.

troisnyx* at: June 22, 2010 at 10:56 AM said...

People in the same right mind would know that these people didn't grow up with love, for their minds to be so warped. Now I wouldn't say at all that it's the child's fault, because kids aren't born evil at all. Well, technically, we've been born with original sin, but it's been washed away, and I'm pretty sure that as kids, we didn't breathe murderous thoughts. Ultimately boils down to all the people living here, who have already been born - the people who supported abortion in the first place - to do something about it.

Joshua at: June 23, 2010 at 1:11 AM said...

"and not one of them has perished or is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. (John 17:12)"

"The Lord has made everything to its own end and His own purpose--even the wicked for the day of calamity and evil. (Proverbs 16:4)"

"and children will take a stand against their parents and will have them put to death. (Matthew 10:21)"

The only good that can be in a man is Christ, there is no other good. To be less wicked does not denote some personal, intrinsic goodness. However, all I've been saying is that the sentimental argument will always end in a stalemate because, logically speaking, both sides will continue to voice their humanly correct perspectives. Abortion is wrong, but it cannot be attacked from this angle.

troisnyx* at: June 23, 2010 at 1:19 AM said...

True......

Joshua at: June 23, 2010 at 3:59 AM said...

I hope that didn't discourage you. That's not my intention at all. :)

troisnyx* at: June 23, 2010 at 4:17 AM said...

'Course not. ^_^ It helps. If ever I come across another thing which provokes me to write something on the lines of "pro-life", I'll know what to do.

Alpha at: June 23, 2010 at 6:24 PM said...

You know, abortion is legal in France too.
I know you're a lot into the religious stuff, but in my opinion abortion is pretty much a good thing.

If a homeless woman is raped and gets pregnant, how do you think she would feel, and what the baby's life would be like ?

As Joshua said, there are arguments on both side, and no one will ever get convinced by the other side's.

troisnyx* at: June 24, 2010 at 12:35 AM said...

No one asks to be raped, indeed. But the point is, why commit another wrong by killing ? Two wrongs ultimately DON'T make a right, and someone else would want the kid more than I do, for example. Suppose I get it. The damage is already done to my body, and it's not like I asked. I might as well do someone a favour - someone who's longing for a kid but can't have one. At least the baby's life would be a lot more worth living, because I wouldn't know how to raise her myself.

troisnyx* at: June 24, 2010 at 12:45 AM said...

Let me stress this once more : Having an offspring, voluntarily or not, is NOT a tragedy at any cost. I may not want it, but there is someone who'd want to care for it and raise it with love.

Alpha at: June 24, 2010 at 8:53 AM said...

I don't think about abortion as "killing".
There's a time limit in which you're allowed to do it, in France, 5 weeks, and I think that at the time, the embryo isn't considered a baby yet. It may sound harsh, but before 5 weeks it's just cells with no real shape, and you "kill" more than that with every of your footsteps.

The real question is that, when is the embryo considered a baby ?

'cause of course, when the embryo begins to be a baby, it's kinda attempting to a life.

Still, both solutions are hard for the "mother".

troisnyx* at: June 24, 2010 at 12:04 PM said...

Indeed, the debate is "when" the embryo should be considered a life within a life.

Hard as it is, morally complicating as it is, life begins from conception. Now, it would be seen as a sort of comedown for the person who didn't get pregnant out of her own will, but to the person whose case is otherwise, it should be a tight slap on the face. Regardless of whether it's wanted or not, life is life. Anything which aids in the reproduction process is a first step for life. Conception is the first of these steps.

The recent news on abortions featured cases of foetuses being killed. Now that is outright taking of a life. You are prosecuted from taking life without ; why not life within ?

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