Abortion - Viable Option or Murder?
Abortion - Viable Option or Murder?
by Pastor Vaughn

This page was updated June 24, 2017

The United States marks 44 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Since that time, there have been approximately 59,562,270 abortions that have destroyed the lives of unborn children.I wonder how many of those potential mothers-to-be who chose abortion, might have aborted the child that may have been the only one to care for them in their later years of life.
How many of these women could not handle the guilt and either went insane or committed suicide? These statistics we do not know.

Look at these shameful statistics:
Of the 59,562,270 abortions in the U.S. since 1973, over 7,765,467 were done by Planned Parenthood. and Planned Parenthood has performed 156,115 this year to date.
There have been 21,421 abortions this year AFTER 16 weeks gestation.
4,328 this year from rape or incest.
Black babies in US since 1973 has been 17,868,682.
World-wide this year 19,504,089.

The Supreme Court in 1973, in the case of Roe v. Wade, declared most existing state abortion laws unconstitutional. This decision ruled out any legislative interference in the first trimester of pregnancy and put limits on what restrictions could be passed on abortions in later stages of pregnancy.

Below are the sources for the statistics used and rationale for the number of abortions used in the abortion counters. Each abortion counter is a real-time estimate of the number of abortion in the US and the number of abortions worldwide based on the very latest data of the actual number of abortions performed in past years. Most of the abortions reported in these numbers are surgically induced. The eleven abortion counters include: number of abortions in the US today, number of abortions in the US since Roe versus Wade (1973), number of abortions in the US this year, number of abortions in the US this year due to rape or incest, number of abortions in the US this year after 16 weeks gestation, number of abortions by Planned Parenthood since 1970, and the number of aborions by planned Parenthood this year, number of abortions worldwide since 1980, number of abortions worldwide this year, and number of abortions worldwide today.

* Note that the abortions in the counters on this site are almost all “surgical abortions”. We have made no attempt to tally the totals for “chemically-induced abortions” here. The Pharmacists for Life organization estimates that their have been approximately 250 million babies aborted chemically since 1973 in the USA: http://www.pfli.org/

* The Guttmacher Institute, formed as a division of Planned Parenthood of America, reported 42 million abortions World-Wide in 2003 which was down from 46 million in 1995. The study was funded by the World Health Organization, an agency of the UN and the World Bank.

* In January 2014, the Guttmacher Institute reported: * 1.05 million abortions in the US in 2012; * 4.8% of abortions in the US occurred from week 16 of pregnancy to week 32. US 2014 STUDY on abortions:
http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html
World Wide STUDY on abortions: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_IAW.pdf

* The National Right to Life Committee reported on their 2/2015 fact sheet (http://www.nrlc.org/uploads/factsheets/FS01AbortionintheUS.pdf ) that the total of US abortions since 1973 (RVW) through 2014 was 57496011 based on state government health organization data & the Guttmacher Institute data including factoring in the possible 3% undercount cited by GI for their own figures.

* Planned Parenthood reports the number of abortions performed each year in their annual report. Planned Parenthood’s 2005-2006 annual report states that they committed 264,943 abortions in the USA in 2005 and from 1977 through 2005, Planned Parenthood performed 4,068,749 abortions in the USA. More recent PP annual reports show they committed 289,750 in 2006, 305,310 in 2007, 324,008 in 2008, 331796 in 2009, and 329,445 in 2010. They reported 329,445 in 2010, 333,924 in 2011, 327,166 in 2012, 327166 in 2013 and 323999 in 2014 : 2013 report. , 2014 report


* The World Wide abortion counters uses one of the more conservative estimates on the number of abortions world-wide since 1980 (40 Million per year for 30years) and this equals 1,200,000 Billion (from Lifesitenews.com: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/oct/09101604.html )

* All the US abortion counters show results with one decimal place displayed. This was originally done to show that these abortion counters are active and not a static count. If you look at abortion procedures like Dilation & Evacuation or Partial-Birth abortion (http://www.nrlc.org/uploads/factsheets/FS04AbortionTechniques.pdf), you realize that the abortion takes place in pieces over time so the decimal places do represent some reality.

* Why did we include a “black baby counter”: Two African-American Religious-based web sites asked us to put in a black baby counter to highlight the disparity of the high number of abortions in the black population. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, had this as objective in her eugenics plan.

* Why is there a "After 16 weeks gestation" abortion counter? There is a lot of argument about "When does life begin" ? It would seem to be pretty hard for anyone to argue that a baby at 16 weeks gestation "is just a blob of tissue" based on what the scientific community knows today about the development of a baby at 16 weeks:
- The body is fully formed, the fingers and toes have fingerprints & nails.

- Is about 5 inches long and weighs about 3 ounces, about the size of a large avacado.

- The baby is moving about: may grasp for the umbilical cord , suck it's thumb, and is capable of making facial expressions and kicking at the amniotic sac.

- The heart & circulatory system and the urinary tract are fully functioning. and the blood is pumping through these tiny veins

- The baby is inhaling and exhaling the amniotic fluid through the lungs.

-The eyes are in the proper position, and the baby can see straight ahead & blink his/her eyelids.

- The genitals have formed. In the case of a girl, the uterus has already developed and the ovaries are in the proper place.

- Umberto Castiello, University of Padova, Italy reported unborn babies have the ability to interact as early as 14 weeks into the pregnancy: "We conclude that performance of movements towards the co-twin is not accidental: already starting from the 14th week of gestation twin fetuses execute movements specifically aimed at the co-twin."

* This site is also accessible by www.usabortionclock.org. The original idea a page of abortion counters came from the site www.usdebtclock.org is a very interesting perspective on the magnitude of the US debt obligations.

To view the active count of the number of abortions in the US and the numbers of abortions worldwide return to www.abortioncounters.com web page.



How should devoted Christians view abortion? Does the Bible have anything to say about it?
God's 6th commandment forbids the taking of life. It's in the Bible, Exodus 20:13, NKJV. "You shall not kill."

When the sperm has fertilized the egg a new life has begun. The mother's body is host to this totally dependent and separate human being. God has placed upon her the awesome task of doing everything possible to insure healthy development while in her body. God gave no woman the right to terminate the life of this dependent little being.

What does God say about the life and personhood of a fetus? People have worth and identity before they are born. It's in the Bible, Jeremiah 1:5, NIV. "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

God is at work in a person's life while he is in the womb. It's in the Bible, Psalm 139:13-14, NIV. "For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

How in the world did Satan ever get this God fearing nation to get to the point where such monstrous legislation could ever be voted into law? One only needs to understand how Satan works.

He attacks common sense with logic. For over 6,000 years he has been in an all out war against God and His ten commandment law. For over 16 centuries he has successfully gotten the majority of Christendom to throw out God's 4th commandment and replace it with the man made commandment giving homage to the Pagan day of sun worship. Now he wants all of Christianity to abandon the 6th commandment.

In his plan to destroy the American family he has been successful in altering what constitutes a family. He has used the militant feminists groups in an attempt to bring about the feminization of our great land through demasculinization of the American male. The second half of the 20th century witnessed and unparalleled decline in moral values unheard of in all of it's previous history. We in 2001, have been so bombarded with filth from Hollywood and the media, for so long, that anyone suggesting a moral high road is an enemy of progress.

And anyone taking a position of Pro-Life is deemed to be out of sync with the will of the American people. Why? What ever happened to human decency and common sense?

The answer? LOGIC. Satan has always used this tool to accomplish his agenda. We who choose to make the Bible our authority in all matters can read a serious warning given in Peter's writings:
As written in 1 Peter 5:8 8 "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour."

He will get you to cave on what appears on the surface to be logical. And THAT is the problem. He appeals to your logical thinking. Today I appeal to your common sense. Close your brain and open the common sense within your soul's understanding.

When your common sense says NO....He works with logic to convert your thinking to a YES. PROOF? In Eden. Listen to the common sense attacked with logic in Gen.3.
1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"

Now eavesdrop on Eve's common sense: verses 2 & 3.
2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'"

And now comes Satan's logic: verses 4 & 5.
4 Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

Common sense defeated, logic overrules and
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

It seemed logical that surely a God of love would not deal with us so harshly. She ate and WERE HER EYES OPENED? Yes indeed. Logic won. The result-6,000 years of misery, death, pain and God Himself nailed to a cross.

The people in Noah's time listened to Noah preach for 120 years. Common sense led them to believe this man of God is right. But Satan moved upon the scientists, the meteorologists and the pastors to use logic with the people. The scientists proved that water is heavier than air and it just can't go up. The weather men said there is nothing on record of water ever falling from the sky. The Pastors say this fanatic builds a huge boat far from any body of water and says God told him to do it. Have nothing to do with this heretic. God is a God of love, surely He will not destroy the earth.
Logic won. The result- Out of untold millions, 8 were saved.

12 spies were sent out to scout the promised land. All 12 gave a good report about the land and its yield of produce. 2 faithful servants of God appealed to the people's common sense that the God we serve who has led us this far, He will deliver this land to us. But the other 10 gave a gloomy report, appealing to their logic. Why there are giants in the land and we will be utterly destroyed.
Logic won. The result- 40 years of wandering.

Over and over throughout the Bible are numerous examples, of good people using God given common sense, doing wonderful things, until Satan comes knocking at the door of logic.

So what logic did the feminists use to bring about the brainwashing that changed the position of so many Christians that once vehemently opposed abortion?

1. Without protection from the law, women will lose their lives in back alley abortions;
2. People will not be able to afford to give proper care in raising the child;
3. We need to protect a woman's right to choose;
4. A woman should have control over her own body; etc., etc.

Many reasons for abortion can be dismissed without a second thought. But on the surface, these reasons sound logical. But let's look at each one.

1. Without protection from the law, women will lose their lives in back alley abortions.
For a single pregnant woman to choose to murder her unborn, we need a law that will doom hundreds of other unborn human beings? I do believe that instead of abortion, a far greater number, in the absence of protection under the law, would bring the child to term.
2. People will not be able to afford to give proper care in raising the child.
But there are many childless couples that can afford to raise and love that child.
3. We need to protect a woman's right to choose.
She should choose to live within the will of God and abstain from illicit sexual relationships. But never choose to kill another human being.
4. A woman should have control over her own body.
On this I could agree only to the extent that if she had control over her body there would be no pregnancy. But once conception has taken place, this new body developing within her is not hers to decide the fate of. She is merely host to a dependent human being that God knows.

There is such a spirit of acceptance and indifference, especially in the Christian community. I would never advocate violence. Those who speak pro-life in one breath, and kill abortionists or bomb clinics putting other lives at risk, are no better than those who choose to terminate the defenseless young.

Listen very closely to what I have to say right now. Jesus, our elder brother and example in all things is... listen very carefully... Jesus is pro-life.

Just as if we are party to listening to gossip, we are as guilty before God in our listening to gossip as if we were the ones wagging our tongues. So if we take a position of pro-choice in regards to the killing of the unborn, we are evidencing our guilt to God above, on the same level as if we are the pregnant decision maker or the Little Angel life taker.

It is sad to say that there is an ever growing large group of young women that are driven insane from bearing the guilt of having decided to terminate the life of their unborn. But the pro-choice people have washed their hands.

Right now I don't care where your stand has been on abortion. I appeal to your common sense, if you truly desire to live within the will of God, you better understand His position on the sanctity of life.

God has an appointment with this nation as surely as he did with Sodom and Gomorrah. If we continue to descend into moral decline, He will have to visit this nation with judgements here-to-fore unknown in our land. That time is upon us now. His visitation will be an overwhelming surprise, just as it was for hundreds of wedding guests on the 4th floor in a Jerusalem banquet hall recently. Everyone was celebrating and having a grand old time one minute, the next moment, their bodies were laying in concrete rubble where the garage used to be.

God knows the struggle for survival each of the 42 million little human beings valiantly gave before their murder was final. And God knows the tortured minds of the wretched souls who made the decision to allow the killing of their unborn. Many have lost their minds because their guilt was more than they could handle. Many too have taken their own lives.

Jesus has forgiveness for all who have sinned in this respect. Through Godly repentance and confession, pouring out your soul before Him, He will forgive. But common sense pleads with anyone daring to consider such a Satanic decision, give that child a chance, after all....your mother did. Alive in a mother's womb at 7 weeks!

Jesus said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not."

Please read this poem called "Little Angels" given by God to a dear Christian lady. Click the word Angels and listen with your soul: ANGELS