People say that the Bible considers abortion murder. It does not. Have a look at Exodus 21:22,23. It says if men fight and hurt a woman with child, so that she has a miscarriage, the men shall receive some punishment and they shall have to pay as the judges determine. But the Bible goes on to say that, if the mother loses her life from their fighting, these men will have to be killed. It makes it clear that killing the fruit of the womb is not the same as killing a human adult. (I personally would never have an abortion... I am just writing about what I have noticed in the Bible on this subject).
A few years ago there was a very controversial experiment at Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph’s Hospital in which a researcher was trying to create a dog model of brain cancer that would not reject tumor cells. To do this, he repeatedly attempted to implant beagle puppies with cancer cells while they were a fetus in the uterus of their mothers. The project led to a large number of litters being aborted and with other puppies born with congenital birth defects as a result of the manipulations that were performed on them in utero. The researcher could not see what he was doing in the murky area of the uterus as he stabbed around trying to inject the legs of the pup. He hit the fetus in the spine, created paralysis, crippled some puppies and created other problems.
Ironically, neither the Catholic church nor its officials found any issues — moral, ethical or otherwise — with this research that led to multiple abortions in many litters of puppies. I think this was an immoral, horrendous, obscene thing to do, and I picketed St. Joseph’s and Barrow because of these atrocities.
The Catholic church has a sliding scale of morals when it comes to abortions, because they seemed so uncaring when I was doing demonstrations to save the puppies from harm at St. Joe’s. They had no problem with going into the uterus of pregnant dogs, stabbing around and causing abortions.
Shaynie Aero, Mesa
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