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ABORTION: What this 16 year old girl has to say about it

“How can the ‘Dream’ survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate.”

– Dr. Alveda King

As a 16 year old girl, born and raised in Canada, the true north, I have lived my life unaware of the many problems our society is facing today. Growing up into my teens I was very naïve, I rarely thought about society and the direction it was headed in. As I matured I was struck by a revelation. I had been awoken by the ugly truth that a large majority of the society I was living in had become infected with a culture of death. This culture fosters no love, no value for life. It is agonizingly selfish.

When a culture becomes all about “me” and “my choice”, it automatically destroys anything to do with authentic love and truth because it solely focuses on my wants above others, which is not love. It abolishes the value and respect for that which creates a society: life!  The legalization and funding for a woman to kill her own child is extremely saddening. Not only is it legal and funded, but it is encouraged as a “women’s right”! Killing is not a right, it is a crime.  Human life begins at conception, and it has been scientifically proven that an unborn baby has a beating heart and functioning organs. It is not YOUR body nor YOUR choice, but the body of a baby that is inside of you! Statistics Canada says that in 2010, an average of 300 abortions were committed per day. This is a sensitive issue for Canadians because it is the deliberate killing of 300 babies each day. Nothing justifies this. Nothing ever will.

As a 16 year old, I do not understand why the world is filled with a hate for life.  Life is the most precious of all things, because it is the foundation on which everything is based on. When a society fails to recognize that, it has lost my high opinion. What will happen to this country in 100 years? So many sick and elderly are being euthanized, and for every number of live births each day, there are a large number of abortions committed. People saying there is no room for babies, no room for children, no room for people, is like saying there is no room for love in their heart.   

As a Canadian citizen it really upsets me that each day hundreds of soon-to-be Canadian citizens are being killed.  I am ashamed to say that the leader of my country gave $650 million to fund abortions and other so called “women’s reproductive rights” in other countries right after another world leader took a step to put an end to this holocaust. Women’s reproductive rights should mean that women have the right to reproduce and the responsibility to give birth to the child, whether they will raise them or not. It should not mean the right to kill their offspring. To Canadians that are in favor of this killing, let me tell you this: There is nothing strong about killing the weak and the unborn. There is nothing free about being ignorant. Rather it is imprisoning. I want Canada to be STRONG and FREE for all human beings, in and outside of the womb! Even if at times it seems like the culture of death is winning, this battle is far from over.

 As our nation celebrates its 150th birthday, my hope is that our government will recognize the inherent dignity of every human life before and after birth.