|Adoption vs. Abortion
|Jerry R Curry
|Major General US Army Retired
The U.S. Supreme
Court’s decision to legalize abortion is to the twentieth century what
Chief Justice Roger B.Taney’s “Dred Scott” decision was to the
nineteenth century, and makes as much sense. Taney held that a human
being -- a slave -- could be treated and disposed of as property. That
is what the Supreme Court has ruled concerning unborn babies, that they
are just property and can be disposed of at the whim of and for the
convenience of the woman.
But the facts are that the DNA of an unborn
baby establishes conclusively that the baby’s body is uniquely its own
and is biologically separate from and distinctly different from the body
of the mother. Life begins at the moment of egg fertilization when the
man and woman’s two cells unite and the child’s separate and distinct
DNA is established. The unborn child is clearly not any woman’s property
-- neither at conception nor birth -- property to be discarded or
disposed of at will.
We Americans highly value human life. Our
Declaration of Independence clearly states that human life is precious
and should be preserved at all costs. If human life is not protected
within the security of the womb of the mother, it won’t be protected
walking down the streets of our cities.
Actions have consequences. Because the
Supreme Court got the DNA connection wrong in its Roe v. Wade decision,
abortion is encouraged by the courts when it should be discouraged.
There should be penalties not rewards for the killing of unborn
children. All actions have consequences and should be fully evaluated
with all available information concerning all possible outcomes.
Does it not occur to us that in one of those
plastic garbage bags so popular in abortion clinics and trash dumpsters
might be discarded an Albert Einstein, or a Pavarotti, or a Robert
Frost? Perhaps there, thrown away, are the remains of one who was
destined to lead the exploration of Mars and other planets.
Adoption should always be preferable to
abortion. To speed up the adoption process, adoptions need to be freed
from excessive bureaucratic governmental procedures. If every pregnant
woman knew that there was a loving family waiting to adopt her unborn
child, perhaps fewer unborn babies would be sacrificed.
We Americans kill our unborn babies,
encourage immigration because we need more workers, then we travel
overseas to adopt foreign born babies. Does this make sense to anyone?