“Convenience” is the main reason given for most abortions, but that convenience comes at an enormous cost of life, both for the unborn and the one having the abortion.
Studies show the suicide rate for women having a normal birth as 5.9 per 100,000, whereas it is 34.7 per 100,000 for those having an abortion. This correlates to a 488% increased risk of suicide.
Women who abort their first pregnancy see a 100% increase in their risk of breast cancer and those having two or more, 300%. Worse yet, is the 150% increased risk of breast cancer for women under 18 who have had abortions, which increases to 1000% if they have a family history of breast cancer.
The procedure for abortion can lead to physical problems such as hemorrhage, infection, sterility, and even death.
A 2007 paper in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine cites 59 studies that exhibit a statistically significant association between abortion and the risk of premature births in subsequent pregnancies. In five of the largest and more recent of these studies, all found increases in premature births before 32 weeks gestation in women who had an abortion. All of these studies also found that this risk escalated when more than one abortion was performed. Children born before 32 weeks gestation are at increased risks for early death, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, and other health complications.
Psychological effects include depression, mental trauma, divorce, and suicide. Psychologists have grouped the psychological effects of abortion under “post-abortion syndrome (PAS).” The symptoms of PAS may surface immediately, or months or years after the abortion. The symptoms are recurrent memories, dreams of the abortion experience, and avoidance of emotional attachment, relationship problems, sleep disturbance, guilt, memory impairment, hostile outbursts, and substance abuse.
Fathers, grandparents, and siblings can also experience the psychological effects of abortion.
Despite claims that child abuse rates would fall, they have actually risen.
The decision to have an abortion often results in the death of the unborn baby, as well as the mother. Even if the mother survives cancer and suicide, she may end up with mental related problems the rest of her life. The price of abortion is simply too high to consider outside of saving the mother’s life.
The effect to society lies in its moral degradation and its resulting decline of civilization. The decline of Rome saw an increase of crime, promiscuity, and abortion. Christianity, on the other hand, forbade murder and taught that life was sacred, challenging pagan values and bringing about what some have called the "first abortion war." This clash between Christian and pagan values (visible not only in Scripture, but in the early Church Fathers) shaped the anti-abortion attitudes of Western civilization for centuries.
Apostle Paul stated, “But if anyone does not provide for his own [family]…he has denied the faith.” (1 Timothy 5:8) The act of providing does not include “killing” as murder is condemned (Exodus 20:13).
Moses warned the Israelites, “You shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations [Canaanite]. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire [infanticide]…” (Deuteronomy 18:9-14; 12:31)
Jeremiah warned of God’s plan to punish ancient Israelites for their killing of their own children (Jeremiah 2:34; 19: 3-7).
The Bible reveals that God regards unborn babies as human beings, and that killing human infants, born or unborn, will incur His wrath.
Judge Robert Bork, commenting on the Roe v. Wade decision, said "Abortion has coarsened us" and it reflects "the brutalization of our culture." "The systematic killing of unborn children in huge numbers is part of a general disregard for human life that has been growing for some time. Abortion… deepens and legitimates the nihilism [disregard for traditional values] that is spreading in our culture and finds killing for convenience acceptable."
The followers of Christ who sacrificed their children in ancient times suffered the consequences, so what is in store for the Christian’s of today? Bible prophecy says in the last day's people will be “lovers of themselves…unloving…brutal.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5) Abortion is the love of oneself as it excluded the rights of the living, unborn baby. It also shows the lack of affection towards one’s own children.
The acts God condemned in ancient days, in numbers of children killed, pales in comparison to those killed every day and month in the U.S. and abroad. In the U.S. about 3,425 abortions take place every day, and every year, 1.2 million. Since Roe v. Wade, the U.S. has killed more than 55 million babies.
Worldwide, there have been more than 1.5 billion abortions so far, with more than 50 million more added annually.
While the U.S. threatens intervention in Syria to punish them for using chemical weapons, it turns a blind eye towards the millions of innocent it continues to kill at home by choice.