Breaking the silence on Abortion

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Breaking the silence on Abortion. Womans body womans choice. Help I have had an abortion . The Facts How many ? Why? How ?. Its just a blob of tissue. ?. It my business it doesnt effect any one else. Should C hristians get involved and how?. Its Murder isnt it?. Abortion. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Breaking the silence onAbortion

AbortionThe FactsHow many ?Why? How ?Womans body womans choiceIts Murder isnt it?It my business it doesnt effect any one elseHelp I have had an abortion What does the bible say?Its just a blob of tissueShould Christians get involved and how??What about those that are raped?Abnormal fetuss and gender

Abortion Statistics Abortions by State and Age 2009 State Total Australia NSW/ACT

VIC/TAS QLD SA/NT WA 0-19 4,053 2,087 2,478 944 1,371 10,933 20-24 6,742 4,081 3,731 1,593 2,091 18,238 25-34 11,406 7,141 5,938 2,181 2,925 29,591 >=35 6,926 4,878 3,183 1,134 1,662 17,783 Unknown 0 0 0 0 1 1 Total 29,127 18,187 15,330 5,852 8,050 76,546 World wide in 2008 43.8 millionReason given for abortionsReason given for abortionNumberPercentageSpecified medical condition230.5Serious handicap of foetus1603.2Mental health of woman4,86096.3Pre-existing psychiatric disorder40.1Sexual Assault (eg rape or incest)10.0Total5,048100%

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Examples of sensory & physical attributes of unborn childWeeksfrom conceptionSizeSensitive to touch 6 weeks 2 & 31.6cm (crown rump)Turning head; moving legs, arms and hands; squinting; hands touch face, etc8 weeks 23.1cm(Crown heel length 4.3 cm)Sucking their thumb9 weeks 24.1Yawning10 weeks 25.4cmDisplaying a range of complex facial expressions11 weeks 27.4cmStarting to taste12 weeks 38.7cm(Crown heel length 12 cm)Kicking and curling toes, grasping feet and scratching with fingernails12 weeks 48.7cmReacting to amniocentesis needle14 weeks 311.6cmHearing*14 weeks 311.6cmDoing somersaults16 weeks 514.2cm (crown rump)Acquired mothers personal accents and speech sounds**22 weeks 630cmCapable of living outside mothers womb(age of viability)***21-22 weeks 729-30cmMethodNumberPer centDilatation and currettage1683.3Hysterotomy-abdominal10.0Hysterectomy10.0Vacuum aspiration3,71073.5Vaginal prostaglandin601.2Dilatation and evacuation4188.3Oral or vaginal Misoprostol210.4Methotrexate +/- prostaglandin00.0Mifepristone +/- Misoprostol66813.2Other10.0Total5,048100.0Effects on mothers SuicideDepressionTraumaEating disordersSubstance abuseCoercionGuilt GriefDivorce Chronic relationship problemsUnresolved traumaChild abuseRepeat abortionsSelf punishmentImmediate physical complications bleeding, infectionLong term health effects infertility, Increase risk of breast cancer

Thinking Biblically about AbortionPsalm 139 :13 16For you created my inmost being;you knit me together in my mothers womb.14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;your works are wonderful, I know that full well.15My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.16Your eyes saw my unformed body;all the days ordained for me were written in your bookbefore one of them came to be.

Job 31:15 NIV15Did not he who made me in the womb make them?Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?Psalm 127:33Children are a heritage from the Lord,offspring a reward from him.Psalm 106:37 37They sacrificed their sonsand their daughters to false godsRomans 12:2 (NIV)2Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will ishis good, pleasing and perfect will.JB Phillips - Dont let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould,

Breaking the silence onAbortion