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Abortion…by Neil Convery

Revolutionary War-    25,000 Dead
Civil War- 	           600,000 Dead
World War I-            120,000 Dead
World War II-            600,000 Dead
Korean War-               55,000 Dead
Vietnam War-              56,000 Dead

Modern Abortion Deaths (1973-1990)- 25,200,000

The approximate amount of American deaths resulting from 6 major wars throughout the United 
States history accumulate to 1,456,000. The American Deaths resulting from Abortion over 
less than a 20 year span of time reaches approximately 25,200,000. Abortion is murder, and 
it is time that we speak out against the systematic killing of our young ones. To the 
skeptic, I promise not to just leave you with a article filled with Pro-Life Slogans. I'll 
try to help you understand why I believe it something worth being so concerned about.

First off, many people mistakenly feel that abortion is a "religious" issue. But, in all 
reality it is not. It is a scientific/biological issue. The authorities on when life first 
begins are the biologists. But, it is the biologists who are normally asked last if at all 
when dealing with the question "When does life begin." And when asked normally answer with 
"Human life begins at conception." This is a scientific fact. Not a philosophy speculation, 
opinion or theory. No intelligently honest and informed scientist or physician can deny that. 
As pointed out in a amicus curiae brief (advice to a court on some legal matter) to the 
supreme court put together by a group of 220 distinguished physicians, scientists and 
professors which was turned in two years before Roe V. Wade, They showed how modern science 
had already established that human life is a continuum and that the unborn child from the 
moment of conception on is a person and should be looked at as a person, like its mother. 
In a scientific journal published in 1970 (In the midst of heated abortion debate.) 
"California Medicine" said "Curious avoidance of the scientific fact, which everyone really 
knows, that human life begins at conception and is continuous whether intra- or extra-uterine 
until death." Dr. Watson A. Bowes Jr. of the University of Colorado Medical School said "the 
Beginning of a single human life is from a biological point of view a simple and straight 
forward matter- the beginning is conception. This straight forward biological fact should not 
be distorted to serve biological, political or economic goals." Dr. Alfred Bongiovanni the 
University of Pennsylvania Medical School states "I am no more prepared to say that these 
early stages represent an incomplete human being than I would be to say that the child prior 
to the dramatic effects of puberty…is not a human being. This is human life at every stage 
albeit incomplete until late adolescence."

This is not a potential Child. It is a human being. Just because it does not have all the 
functions we have does not make it less human. It may be developing, but, again, it is not 
less human. I mean heck, I'm still developing. That doesn't make me anymore human than when 
I turn 80.

Now that I've tried to show you what the authorities really say about life, I want to deal 
with another issue. That is the objection that most people first bring up in a argument 
defending abortion.

"Isn't the fetus merely part of the mother's body."

It is scientific fact that there are two different bodies in pregnancy. One body is that 
of the mother. While the other body is that of the child. Evidence for this is that many 
women carry babies whose blood type differs from their own. It is medically impossible for 
an individual to have two different blood types. Also, the Pregnant Women (Female) may be 
carrying a Male Child. 

To paraphrase the book "The Facts on Abortion" by John Ankerberg and John Weldon, Another 
thing is that the mother herself recognizes the child as a foreign body. The child would 
actually be rejected as "foreign tissue" by the woman's body were it not for the placenta. 
Doctors say that the placenta doesn't exist until, by its own development, the unborn 
child creates the existence of the placenta and places it under his or her power for self-

Professor A. W. Liley, research professor in Fetalology in Auckland, New Zealand says "The 
Fetus is not the passive, dependent, nerveless, fragile vegetable, as tradition has held, 
but a young human being dynamic, plastic, resilient and in a very large measure in charge 
of his environment and destiny…
In summary, the fetus organizes his mother…so that nutrients are deflected for fetal needs…
Throughout pregnancy it is the mother not the fetus who is passive and dependent." 

He goes on to say,
"It is the embryo who stops his mothers periods and makes her womb habitable by developing 
a placenta and a protective capsule of fluid for himself. He regulates his own amniotic 
fluid volume and although women speak of their waters breaking or their membranes rupturing, 
these structures belong to the fetus. And finally, it is the fetus, not the mother, who 
decides when labor should be initiated.

I hope this is enough to convince you why it is so important we speak out against this 
holocaust. It is a baby. It is human life, part of our species, and we have killed too many. 
(One is too many.) You need to realize what is really happening. I mean…Okay…in its seventh 
week (The Pre-Born) Child bears the familiar external features and internal organs of a adult. 
The brain is already sending out impulses that coordinate the function of the organs. The 
heart beats sturdily. The stomach produces digestive juices. The liver manufactures blood 
cells and the kidneys begin to function. The muscles can already be set in motion. After the 
8th week, everything is already present that will be found in a full term baby. Yet we murder 
these young ones. These young babies, that can feel pain, think dream, and in later points in 
pregnancy can actually be felt moving around. What is wrong with a society in which the most 
dangerous place to be is in the womb of your mother. (Approximately every 1 in 3 pregnancies 
end in Abortion.)

I was watching the news a couple months a go, and there had been a wreck in which "A mother 
and her Unborn Child died." Notice they didn't say potential child or group of tissue. They 
said Unborn Child. Something I am so shocked by is that if a Doctor was to cut off the babies 
oxygen while still in the womb it would be considered an abortion and legal, but if he where 
to remove the baby from the womb and then strangle it, it would be murder. (Wow…That could be 
a argument to legalize infanticide.) I know for some of you this is all a lot to swallow, but 
in all reality this is just the tip of the ice berg. But regardless of your conclusion after 
reading this, please I urge you to write me with any questions you may have, and I'll do my 
best to answer them all. I hope I've been clear in this. 
Neil Convery 
123 Artlee Ave.
Butler, Pa 16001
  Also, I'd like to leave you with some bible passages. If you feel the desire to, pick up a 
bible and look these up. I'm sure you can find a bible some where, if not, I'll send you one.
Issaiah 44:2
Psalm 139:13-14
Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)
Genesis 25:24 (NIV)
Exodus 21:22-25 (NIV)
Luke 1:15 (NIV) (There is no record of the Holy Spirit filling anything but a person.)
Galatians 1:15 (NIV)
JOB 31:15
Proverbs 24:11 (NIV)

Friends Like You does not support, promote, or condone groups or individuals who commit violent 
acts in the name of Pro-Life!! We do not advocate violence towards the women having the 
Abortions, Doctors, the Clinic Workers etc. Violence accomplishes nothing, and only pushes us 
further back. 

If you have committed an abortion I hope you realize the seriousness of that act. There is 
forgiveness though. That is in Christ. He has forgiven me of my sins, He can forgive you of yours, 
for in his eyes they are all equal. 

Also, if you are looking to find pregnancy assistance in your area call any of these help 
America's Crisis Pregnancy Help line- 1-800-67-baby-6
Birthright International- 1-800-550-4900
CareNet- 1-800-395-4357
Lifeline- 1-800-368-3336
The National Crisis Pregnancy Help Line 1-800-521-5530
The National Life Center 1-800-848-love
The Nurturing Network- 1-800-866-4666

Let me just leave you with some facts to think about while coming to a conclusion on this issue.

Percentage of Abortions performed do to the life or health of the mother.- 1%
Percentage of Abortions performed do to rape or incest- 2%
Percentage of Abortions performed do to the health of the baby.- 4%
Percentage of Abortions performed do to Social Reasons- 93%
(Source: "Why Do Women Have Abortions?" A. Torres and J. D. Forrest, Family Planning 
Perspectives, Jul/Aug 1988)

Number of live births in 1992- 4,065,014
Number of Abortions in 1992- 1,528,930
Percentage of pregnancies ending in Abortion- 27%
(Source: World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1996, New Jersey)

Percentage of women reporting flashbacks of their abortion experience- 73%
Percentage with preoccupation with Aborted Child- 81%
Percentage who in Retrospect, regard their abortion as taking human life- 96%
(Source: "Pscho-Social Stress Following Abortion" Anne Speckhard, 1987, Sheed and Ward, Kansas 
City, MO

Year Supreme Court ruled Abortion legal in all 50 States-1973
Total number of women who died from abortion complications in 1972- 39
Number from states with legal abortions- 28
Number from states with illegal abortions- 11
(Source: "Abortion Surveillance" Center for Disease Control November 1980)

***A lot of this was just Rephrased from John Ankerberg and John Weldon's book "The Facts on 
Abortion." A must read for anyone who is serious about learning more about this topic." Also, 
The majority of the statistics where taken from the inside cover of the Stifled Compilation 
of Sustenance Records. A must hear for any one in to Hardcore/Punk music. -by Neil Convery

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