An unplanned pregnancy can happen to anyone, from the religious to the atheist, from the wealthy to the homeless. In all of these areas there is the question of what is the right decision. Regardless of the religious beliefs or financial status, it is difficult when people are faced with a circumstance in their life that they did not plan for but will change their lives forever.
Dr. Bernard Nathanson is personally responsible for 75,000 abortions. He is the co-founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and for years ran the largest abortion clinic in the world. He played a key role in 1973 to convince the Supreme Court to issue a decision to legalize abortion in America. He now is a former abortionist who has changed his mind after discovering the medical facts of a life growing inside the womb. It was not religion that converted him to becoming pro-life, but his new found truth drove him to become a passionate voice for the unborn life.
The evidence of life in the womb is not based on whether someone believes in God but based on scientific fact that there is DNA proof of a separate being inside the mother. One definition of life given in the Merriam Webster dictionary is, “a state of an organism characterized especially by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli and reproduction.” If this is the definition for life then why is there a question of a fetus being life? There is nothing more you must do for life to continue in the womb. If it were not life, you would have to do something to make it grow.
Dr. Landrum Shettles served twenty-seven years as attending obstetrician-gynecologist at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He was a pioneer in sperm biology, fertility, and sterility. His intrauterine photographs of pre-born children appear in over fifty medical textbooks. Dr. Shettles states, "I oppose abortion...because I accept what is biologically manifest--that human life commences at the time of conception--and...because I believe it is wrong to take innocent human life under any circumstances. My position is scientific, pragmatic and humanitarian." (1)
Spiritual faith is not the foundation that determines whether someone will have an abortion. Just as you cannot say that all non-Christians are pro-abortion, neither can you say all Christians are pro-life. Statistics shared from the Guttmaker Institute, who is the secular organization that gathers statistics for Planned Parenthood, shows that 43% of women obtaining abortions identify themselves as Protestant, and 27% as Catholic. (2) There are also non religious organizations such as Leftout: A Haven for Progressive Pro-lifers that make the statement, “Fetal rights + parental responsibility = a pro-life stand. No need to pass any ideological, religious, sexual, racial, or economic litmus tests.”
Both of these examples show that there are mixed feelings in both religious and non-religious stance. The SAVEALIFECLUB.COM allows allpeople, regardless of religious belief, to make a contribution to saving lives. All donations made to SAVEALIFECLUB.COM are used to provide support, information, material needs and more to families in unplanned pregnancy situations, so they can choose life for their unborn children and themselves. By donating $30 or more per month, you can become a member of SAVEALIFECLUB.COM and make it possible for people from all backgrounds and walks of life to make the decision for life for themselves and their children.
(1) L. Shettles and D. Rorvik, Rites of Life: The Scientific Evidence of Life Before Birth (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Pub. 1983) 113
(2).Jones RK, Darroch JE and Henshaw SK, Patterns in the socioeconomic characteristics of women obtaining abortions in 2000–2001, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2002, 34(5):226–235.