What About Back Alley Abortions if Abortion Becomes Illegal?

What About Back Alley Abortions if Abortion Becomes Illegal?

Going back to back alley abortions is almost always given when one speaks out against abortion and making it illegal. Yesterday, I shared a handwritten post on my Facebook page about making abortions illegal. If abortions are murder (which they are), then abortions should be illegal. As long as women falsely believe that abortions aren’t murder, they will continue to get them but if we call a spade a spade, then they would know exactly what they are doing (which they probably do know).

There were some good conversations going on about this topic on my Facebook page that I wanted to share with you. We must all have a good defense for truth and against the arguments against the truth. This was written by Rachel, “It will still occur if it is legal or illegal. And the back alley methods often result in death. This is a big problem. I hate abortion. I do not support it. My mom wanted me to ‘get rid of it,’ exact words, and my son will be 11 yrs old this year. Her words changed my pro-choice view immediately.”

Lindsey responded to her this way, “Sure, people still do things that are illegal. That’s why we still have murder and rape and theft and all kinds of evil behaviors that are illegal. But we have a lot less of them when they are illegal than if the government allows them without any penalty. So if we want fewer murders, rapes, thefts, and so on, we have to make such things illegal to protect the victims. The fact that the law doesn’t prevent all evil is not a reason to make evil accepted and legal in our society.

“As for women getting back alley abortions that may threaten their lives, it should be dangerous to kill someone. That’s part of the prevention. I want prospective burglars to be afraid to break into my house lest I shoot them. I want prospective murderers to fear to murder me lest they receive the death penalty. I want to use people’s natural self-preservation instinct to encourage them not to harm the innocent. If we make it safe to commit crimes, we are guaranteed to get more of those crimes. We can’t make it safe and convenient to murder children by abortion without encouraging women to do so.”

Renee wrote, “‘And the back alley methods often result in death.’ EVERY abortion results in death.”

 Victoria added, “Don’t be fooled. Abortions at clinics also result in death of mothers from infection, retained tissue, uterine perforation, hemorrhage, etc. They just don’t talk about that!”

Here’s a woman who disagreed with what I wrote, “Banning abortion won’t make it stop happening. It’ll just take away the SAFE ones causing more deaths.”

Amanda responded to her, “This is fascinating – so you believe that if abortion had been illegal all along, no Roe v Wade at all, that not only would 61 million babies be dead but also a swath of women as well? Sorry, that doesn’t add up. I can imagine a tiny percentage of illegal abortions taking place with some resulting in the death of both baby and mother. But that would be those mothers accepting that risk in addition to killing their unborn child. I don’t want ANYONE to choose death, but I cannot accept your premise that MORE than 61 million would be dead with illegal abortion.”

LeeAnn wrote, “At the end of the discussion, murder is murder. One crime (rape) doesn’t justify another crime (murder.) Bad things happen (rape). God brings beauty for ashes. Murder is never okay. Never.”

Finally, The Chivalrous Disciple wrote, “One of the biggest things to know about the Bible and infanticide, the Bible clearly lays out God’s plan for humanity. Save yourself for marriage, then, be fruitful and multiply. God does not talk about when infanticide is okay, for good reason. It’s not in any part of His plan. Look at all the problems we encounter when we think we know better than Him. Infanticide can never be a sanctioned act by God because it’s an act that is self serving. Everything God talks about in the scriptures is about self-sacrifice, serving others, and treating others the way we want to be treated. I’m certain that if you are reading this, you are glad you were born.

“If you are reading this and have made this decision in the past. The Bible offers hope and forgiveness through Christ Jesus. He is willing to forgive. All he requires is that we recognize our sin and turn away from it in our life.”

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.
Psalm 139:13

6 thoughts on “What About Back Alley Abortions if Abortion Becomes Illegal?

  1. Well one could argue that while hiring a hit man is illegal, people still do their own “amateur” murders, but that’s no reason to legalize hiring hit men to murder someone professionally! If something’s wrong, it’s wrong and should be stopped even if some find ways to sneak around the law!

  2. Reasoning that you must legalize abortions so they can be safe for the would-be mother is like saying you should legalize murder because often times a criminal dies while trying to murder someone. If we had a nice safe sterile environment for murders to bring their victims to, at least the criminal won’t die too.

  3. Great article, Lori, and I especially liked Lindsey’s response, though all were great. “Sure, people still do things that are illegal. That’s why we still have murder and rape and theft and all kinds of evil behaviors that are illegal. But we have a lot less of them when they are illegal than if the government allows them without any penalty. So if we want fewer murders, rapes, thefts, and so on, we have to make such things illegal to protect the victims. The fact that the law doesn’t prevent all evil is not a reason to make evil accepted and legal in our society.”

    And let us also remember that the Supreme Court illegally legalized abortion in 1973. But that’s not all. They illegally legalized contraception in 1965, porn in 1969, homosexuality in 2003, and homosexual marriage in 2015. Now, all of us Americans need to learn these laws, so the Supreme Court can do it’s job and understand, that as the Declaration of Independence says, our laws come from nature and nature’s God. As such, every last of those illicit rulings legalized crimes against nature and nature’s God.

    Ezekiel 33 says Christians are watchmen, and that especially applies to American Christians since our nation was founded by Christians. As such, we are to sound our trumpets when evil is on the horizon to warn, and to keep right on doing that, until the threat is averted, or we are destroyed. If we do, the blood of the wicked is not on our head. If we don’t, the blood of the wicked is on our head. The choice is ours. Our destiny is in our hands. This blog is a wonderful way to sound the trumpet, and you are doing a fabulous job!

    Ezekiel 33:2Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:

    3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

    4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

    5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

    6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

    7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.

    8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

    9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

  4. I am against abortion except in a very few rare cases dangerous to continue. Having said that, it is easy to always blame a woman for having one. Men must also be held accountable for some, because without them, a woman would not become pregnant. Having one just because it’s the wrong time, is truly abhorrent.

    1. Mandy, there are a lot of evil deeds that are understandable. A child who is sexually abused and grows up to abuse another child is pitiable, even though his act be horrendous. A woman who snaps and shakes her crying baby is understandable. Still, we must name and condemn evil acts, even as we can recognize that those who perpetrate such acts may have understandable reasons.

      It does NOT take two to tango when it comes to abortion, at least in the U.S. Only women have that power. The only time men get a say in whether they will reproduce is when they have sex–this is untrue for women.

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