Back to the Dictionary Part II: What is Termination of Pregnancy?
by Kaitlyn Mason
At every step of the way, the term “pregnancy” refers to a woman carrying a baby. In other words, if a pregnancy has begun, a human life has begun. Do you disagree? Click here to read Part I of this series, where I explain this in greater detail.
I’ve found that organizations and individuals that support and provide abortions refrain from discussing abortion procedures as ending the life of a baby.
This is understandable. Many choose not to believe that pregnancy refers to a woman carrying a baby. Furthermore, why would anyone want to pay for a procedure that ends the life of a baby? This sounds horrendous, and abortion industry workers know that. Abortion is big business. They know better than to turn customers away before they even enter the door.
So rather than tell everyone that abortion terminates a human life, abortion facilities prefer to say that abortion “ends” or “terminates” a pregnancy. That sounds much nicer, doesn’t it?
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, terminate means “coming to an end or capable of ending.” End is defined as “a point that marks the limit of something; the point at which something no longer continues to happen or exist.”
What is the “something” that no longer continues to happen when you terminate a pregnancy? The woman is no longer pregnant. What no longer continues to exist? The pregnancy no longer exists – the baby no longer exists.
To clarify, the world may say the baby no longer exists, but those who know Christ know that death cannot separate us from the love of Christ. Paul tells us this in Romans 8: 38-39:
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
A problem arises when we look deeper at abortion industry terminology, because by ending something, you acknowledge that it already started. Ending a pregnancy means you’re acknowledging that a pregnancy already started. To acknowledge that a human pregnancy already started is by definition admitting that a human baby’s life has begun.
There can always only be one truth, and it is the truth that ending a pregnancy ends a human life. Otherwise, what is everyone trying to avoid in seeking abortion? They want to avoid giving birth to a child. They want to avoid having a child in their lives. Because a normal pregnancy that is allowed to reach completion is going to end in the birth of a human baby! As my Mother likes to say, it is not a frog, or a fish, or a duck, but a human!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like being brainwashed. Furthermore, I don’t like watching other people become brainwashed by a society that tells us it is just fine to terminate a pregnancy.
It’s not just fine – to terminate a pregnancy is to terminate a baby’s life.
Copyright 2016 Kaitlyn Mason