April 7, 2023
by Abby Cherry
We live in a world where thousands of lives that could have been, never have a chance. So many unborn babies are being killed before they could have a chance at life. Abortion is defined as the “deliberate termination of a human pregnancy.” There are many different reasons why one might seek out an abortion: fear, lack of income, rape, incest, etc. The overturning of Roe v. Wade has led to a lot of uprising from abortion activists as well as pregnant mothers making decisions that are dangerous. Women are ordering abortion pills online without knowing how to take them. They are also having abortions out of fear, without thinking about the aftermath and the emotions they will feel.
In an article written by Micaiah Bilger titled, “Doctor Confirms Abortion Pills are Dangerous, Not Safer Than Tylenol,” some important points were made. Bilger talked about how there are college campuses with ads promoting to-order abortion pills online. This poses a threat because women who order abortion pills online are not aware of how to properly take them. The abortion group that sells the pills online also claims they are safer than taking Tylenol. Women taking the pills at home can experience side effects that can result in a visit to the ER if they are not taken correctly. When you are taking Tylenol, there are instructions that you can follow to take the medication for certain symptoms.
In article for LiveAction, Sarah Terzo told a story about a 15-year-old who had an abortion and was left a traumatized and wounded soul. At the time of the abortion, the internet wasn’t around to look up information. The young woman had no clue what an abortion entailed. Because she feared the reactions of adults when they found out she was pregnant, she proceeded with the abortion blindly. It led to her living a life of feeling unworthy, and in emotional distress and pain. Years went by and this woman was in a failing marriage and she pregnant again. Her husband and mother told her to abort the baby. As she was on her way to the abortion facility, she realized that there were bigger plans for that baby and wanted to give it a chance at life. She ended up putting her baby up for adoption so it could live a life with parents that could be there to raise and support this precious boy or girl. Despite the regret and pain she still carries from the abortion that she had; she has never regretted putting her baby up for adoption.
Abortion not only entails physical pain from procedures, but it also comes with emotional and mental pain. The babies killed in an abortions are perfect and innocent human beings being denied a chance at life. There are many options and resources available for mothers who are considering abortions. You can choose life. You can choose to give your baby life even if it isn’t a life with you. These babies don’t deserve to be denied their chance at life. If you are considering an abortion, there are resources there to help you. Adoption agencies, Safe Haven boxes, etc. Choose life. Choose to give your baby a chance at life. Choose to protect your life from pills that are not safer than Tylenol. The choice is yours, but your baby doesn’t have a choice unless you choose to give her/him life.
Abby is a senior at Brigham Young University-Idaho graduating in April 2023 with her bachelor’s degree in Marriage and Family Studies. Abby is very passionate about child and family advocacy, especially since having her first daughter in July 2022. She was born and raised in Texas and now lives in Idaho with her husband and daughter. After graduation, she plans on working from home to spend more time with her daughter and eventually obtaining a master’s degree in counseling.