Caveat emptor. Let the buyer beware. If it's good enough when buying a car or cigarettes, why shouldn't it also be useful when deciding whether a woman wants to have an abortion? A defective car could kill you tomorrow or cigarettes in 20 years; there is no certainty of either event occurring but sufficient evidence to suggest that such an outcome is not to be discounted. An abortion, of course, is terminal in every instance. Once a baby has been vaccuumed into a bloody mess or hacked to pieces by the abortionist, there is no putting it back together again. Therefore it is important that a prospective mother considering an abortion know exactly what her decision entails. A decision that she will have to live with for 50 or 60 years or more should not be made casually or in the absence of facts. The primary fact about abortion is that the fetus is a living human being who is no different from what we ourselves were once, undergoing a natural process which is inevitable in the realization of life, without which, indeed, there is no life.
A new law was enacted and takes effect on July 1st in the states of Georgia and Mississippi which requires that prior to the performance of an abortion the mother must be provided with the opportunity to see an ultrasound or sonogram image of the fetus and be allowed to listen to its heartbeat. Of course if the pregnant woman chooses not to see the proof of her baby's humanity, she may proceed to affirm man's inhumanity by sentencing it to death without judge or jury. Just as in court evidence of a crime is presented before the judge can render a sentence, here the evidence is also presented prior to the execution of the sentence. The mother, then, sits in judgment and decides for herself whether to apply or not the only sentence applicable in this case: life or death. If society is so demeaned and debased as to allow a sentence of death to be rendered on one who is as manifestly innocent of any crime as a child in the womb is, then at least accord the mother the opportunity to make an informed decision, in the presence of the facts rather than in their absence. Let life plead for life in the only way it can — by asserting its humanity. Let the mother be afforded one last chance to save her baby and herself from the consequences of such a course of action.
I would go one step farther. I would also mandate that those considering abortion be presented with the chance to view pictures or videos of aborted babies. Let them see the beheaded torso, the limbs forcefully torn from the body, a body that is as perfectly formed as theirs and in their image. Let them decide then, in the presence of the evidence, whether they are capable of such an act. For the onus is on them. If pictures of such butchery are horrible to see, how much more horrible must it be to suffer and perish by such an atrocity? If the baby is to endure it in its flesh and bone, let the mother at least see with her eyes what abortion entails and what she may yet avert.
There is no doubt that the evil of abortion is in retreat everywhere in this land. The Supreme Court decision outlawing the most horrible varient of it, known as partial birth abortion, where the baby is murdered in cold blood after it has already exited the birth canal, did at least set a limit on permissible cruelty. Little by little the threshold on cruelty will be narrowed till abortion will no longer be available on demand but shall only be regarded as the last recourse in saving the life of the mother. Only to save existing life can viable life ever be sacrificed, and medicine has advanced to such a point that such a choice is now rare indeed and soon there will be no medical justification for abortion. Then the question will become as it largely is now — Is murder justifiable for convenience's sake and to elude responsibility?