Abortion – Morally Wrong
- By Sam George
- Published 01/28/2010
Sam George is the Executive Director of PARIVAR International - a non-profit initiative to address the needs of youth and families of Asian Indian origin in North America and to the Asian Indian community worldwide. Parivar means family in many Indian languages. Sam George also serves as one of the founding directors of Urban India Ministries
www.UrbanIndia.org Sam George and his wife, Mary have spoken at premarital and family events in many countries. They are parents of two boys and make their home in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Sam is the author of the book “Understanding the Coconut Generation: Ministry to the Americanized Asian Indians." Check out this website www.CoconutGeneration.com Coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside) is a metaphor for the Americanized Asian Indians. Sam George can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
According to the study, millennials (those 18-29) consider abortion to be “morally wrong” even more (58%) than Baby Boomers (those 45-64) (51%). Generation X (those 30-44) are similar to Millennials (60% see abortion as “morally wrong”). More than 6 in 10 of the Greatest Generation (those 65+) feel the same.
On the eve of the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the United States, this is an major turnaround. America is turning away from a culture of death to embrace life. After a whole generation who fought for the woman’s right to choose, the next generation seems to be swinging to the other end.
Why is abortion morally wrong? Because it is morally wrong to murder a person made in the image and likeness of God. From the moment of conception, an unborn baby is a distinct person made in the image and likeness of God. God forms a person in the womb, not a mass of tissue (non-person) - the most defenceless, voiceless being in our society. How can anyone, especially a mother, choose to carry out such a cold-blooded murder? What happens to a nation that cannot protect its weakest citizens and in fact permits such attrocities to be carried out?
Why is this happening now? It's difficult to answer conclusively. But it could be advances in medical imaging technology, and we now know more about babies in the womb. Also women who have suffered as a result of abortion are speaking up more than ever. Seeing and hearing their stories is making next generation think again. Negative consequences of choice can now be accessed more readily.
The next generation’s moral courage is commendable.