To Kill or Not to Kill: The Rights of The Unborn

Leah Ertel, Staff Reporter

What comes to mind when you think about life? Questions such as, “What is the meaning of life?” “What am I meant to do in life?” These questions will eventually be answered as we go through the different stages and experiences in our own personal lives. However, these same questions will remain forever unanswered for the 1 million aborted babies every year and the 63 million in the U.S since the Roe v. Wade decision.

 These are the most innocent of all lives who will never get to see the light of day or reach their full potential, and the saddest part is that they’re aborted by their own mothers.

We all know one of the “greatest love stories of all time,” the movie Titanic. The emotional theme song, “My Heart Will Go On” is sung by Céline Dion. However, would Titanic be the same without that tear-jerker of a song? How about the movie “The Shining?” Would this movie be as scary if the lead role was not given to Jack Nicholson? These celebrities that we all know and admire were almost never here. Both of their mothers were seriously considering and thankfully talked out of going through with an abortion. 

Tim Tebow, a quarterback for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets who has also played in three NFL seasons, has gained respect by respecting the most defenseless of all lives. When his mother ran into complications with her pregnancy, the doctors suggested an abortion to save her life. She trusted in God and refused to abort her baby and both survived.

 Justin Bieber, a young musician, also voices his support for honoring and representing life. His mother turned to a crisis center for support instead of ‘terminating’ Bieber.  Jessie Jackson, a civil rights activist born out of wedlock, was another survivor of abortion, and would not have been one of the key components in the fight for equal rights for African Americans if his mother would have gone along with her original plan and aborted him.  

In similarity, congratulations! Everyone who is reading this article now had mothers who chose to give us life! You may be wondering what a 16-year-old has to say about the rights of the unborn. I have plenty to say but before you turn away, if this article can teach and save one life now or in the future, I have fulfilled my purpose.

Since 1848, women have been fighting publicly for equal rights such as the right to vote, equal pay and equal employment conditions. Nowadays, these reasons have all been pushed aside and abortion, the so-called “woman’s health issue” and “woman’s choice” has taken over the fight.

Roe v.s Wade was a legal decision issued on January 22, 1973, by the Supreme Court. This decision legalized abortion across the United States. The court argued that abortion was tied to the right to privacy protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.

On May 2, 2022, a draft written by Justice Samuel Alito of the Supreme Court and agreed upon by justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh, was leaked for the whole nation to see and witness the possible overturn of Roe v.s Wade. 

Justice Alito said  Roe v.s Wade was “egregiously wrong from the start” and that its reasoning was “exceptionally weak, and that the decision has had damaging consequences.” He added, “It is time to heed the constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s representatives.” 

Judge John Roberts is appalled that this leak happened. However, on Fox News, he assures that this draft would not change the judges’ final decisions. 

“A leak of this stature is absolutely appalling,” Roberts said. “If the person behind it thinks that it will affect our work, that’s just foolish.”

Abortion activists claim that abortion is a constitutional right, however, The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) mentioned in the draft, “the Constitution makes no reference to abortion and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision,” SCOTUS said. “That provision has been held to guarantee some rights that are not mentioned in the Constitution, but any such right must be ‘deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition’ and ‘implicit in the concept of ordered liberty.’”

Never in the history of the United States Supreme Court has there ever been a leak. There’s much speculation on who leaked the document, (a liberal clerk or justice?) in hopes that riots, protests and vandalizations will change the judges’ minds.

However, for others, the timing couldn’t have been better because “abortion is the most significant human rights abuse of our time,” stated by the March For Life Fund.

When is it ever okay to murder someone? The answer is never. Society has corrupted the moral belief that a pregnant mom is not carrying a child but a clump of cells and if it is not in the right timing for the mother, they can go to a Planned Parenthood clinic and have the pregnancy ‘terminated.’ 

What’s the difference between murder and termination in this context? The answer is nothing.

Abortions usually happen in the early stages of pregnancy however states such as California, Colorado, Hawaii and New York to name a few allow murders (oops) I meant abortions until nine months of pregnancy or in some cases the baby is born and even after. Life ultimately begins at conception with the babies’ similar but separate DNA and blood type from the parents, the separate heartbeat of the child that can be heard from 5-6 weeks and most importantly their own individual human soul.

Why is there such a call to end a child’s life? What drives these pro-choice supporters to be so adamant about not just ‘terminating the pregnancy,’ but killing their babies in the process? Whether it’s population control, used as birth control, or simply the killing to pursue your “life’s aspirations.” it has driven people to madness and is at the core of the moral divide we have today.

Pro-choice advocators have vandalized numerous pro-life organizations and women’s centers whose main job is to support women in crisis and in times of need who have no where else to turn. Destroying these centers proves that this misguided agenda is based on corrupt and immoral beliefs and their main goal is to destroy, not help.

Make no mistake, pro-life advocates are very much concerned with women’s rights. Including the rights of the women in the womb. Take into consideration that this is no longer an “earthly battle” but a spiritual battle, a battle of right and wrong, what is good and what is evil. 

Ex-First Lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton, on Feb.3 1994 asked the canonized nun Mother Teresa, “Why do you think we haven’t had a woman as president yet?” Mother Teresa responded, “Because she has probably been aborted.”

The people who defend the right of “choice” are defending murder and are either ignorant to the subject and/or go with the flow. It is time to defend the unborn voices that can not defend themselves rather than rid them of society. You may be thinking, it is “your right,” but what about the rights of the aborted women? In the end, all lives matter, especially the most vulnerable of all, the lives of the unborn.