Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Abortion Better than Giving Birth?

On the way to a shut-in visit this morning, I heard Charlie Sykes talking about some alarming comments by Barack Obama's choice for Deputy Attorney General, David Ogden. Here's what the Family Research Council found about Ogden:

In a brief for the American Psychological Association in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, he wrote: "Abortion rarely causes or exacerbates psychological or emotional problems. When women do experience regret, depression, or guilt, such feelings are mild and diminish rapidly without adversely affecting general functioning. The few women who do experience negative psychological responses after abortion appear to be those with preexisting emotional problems ...."

Ogden also wrote: "In sum, it is grossly misleading to tell a woman that abortion imposes possible detrimental psychological effects when the risks are negligible in most cases, when the evidence shows that she is more likely to experience feelings of relief and happiness, and when child-birth and child-rearing or adoption may pose concomitant (if not greater) risks or adverse psychological effects ...."

So many lies are necessary to support the ongoing practice of killing the unborn. Here's a site that gives details about the facts of Post-Abortion Syndrome and it's rather significant impact on women. That abortion is given a more favorable assessment than child-birth borders on obscene.

And here's the portion of the show that I was listening to. What especially struck me was the women who called obviously still in emotional pain over their abortions (the part I heard was about 3/4 of the way in, though there's good discussion starting about 1/4 of the way in). The reality of hearing this just shatters the deception that surrounds this issue. And it's a stark reminder of the need to apply the shed blood of Christ, the only thing which heals and cleanses us of all sin (1 John 1:7).

1 comment:

Jeffrey Miller said...

It's hard to believe there are still individuals in this world that think this way. I guess all we can do is pray for them.