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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:53 PM

On Wed., in a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law banning partial-birth abortion.

The issue of abortion has been politicized, argued and promoted for more than a generation, so the true understanding of the procedure is today misunderstood and taken for granted. The terms referring to abortion include words like "choice," "the removal of fetal tissue," "the products of conception" and "the right to choose." All of these terms mask the reality of what is actually being aborted a human life, a baby. The beloved children's author Dr. Seuss said it best: "A person is a person, no matter how small."

Whenever a life is ended prematurely, no matter the circumstances, there are psychological, emotional and spiritual repercussions for everyone involved. At Abigail Pregnancy Services, we know firsthand that abortion is not the easy solution to a problem but, in fact, the addition of many new problems in people's lives that usually last for years. Abortion not only ends a life, but it hurts women, often destroying relationships and scarring futures.

There are, however, positive alternatives. As a community, we need to help those that are facing an unplanned pregnancy with the support they need, so that pregnancy doesn't lead to regret and additional pain. We also need to elevate and encourage the standard of purity and marriage. To do any less is to continue to allow people to suffer and children to be lost. What is needed is for people to care.

Laurie Jones

Executive Director

Abigail Pregnancy Services

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