May 24, 2000
volume 11, no. 98

Dr. Frank Joseph's Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!        


    We've enlisted Frank Joseph, MD, a committed retired Catholic physician from Southern California to write a special pro-life column for the DailyCATHOLIC which will appear each Wednesday exulting the Catholic beliefs on creation and procreation in upholding the Sanctity of Life.

    For past columns by Frank Joseph, MD, click on Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL! Archives
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When will we realign our laws with God's Laws?

        If someone were to ask God, "God, is it OK if I kill my unborn baby?" Is God really going to say, "I created your baby, but if it would make your life easier, go ahead."

        With the killing of 38 million of God's precious creations, since Roe Vs Wade, I feel that God is looking down on us with a sad face, and the devil is looking up with a big smile on his face. Can anyone disagree with this?

        Who do YOU think is smiling and who do YOU think is sad? You're going to have to take sides and choose one, because just as sure as I am writing this, there is a war going on in our country between good and evil ... between God and satan.

        I try to get into the minds of the pro-choicers and to think the way they do, i.e. the unborn baby is nothing but a blob of tissue, but no matter how hard I try, I cannot.

        What manner of people are they, who can't see what I see -- that the precious unborn, regardless of the stage of development, is God's most magnificent creation and deserves life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

        Was I, and all the other pro-lifers born with an extra gene -- a loving and compassionate gene? Of course not -- but then why?

        Their stock answer seems to be, "I personally think abortions are wrong, but I also believe women should have the right to make that choice." Why don't the pro-choicers use the same logic for all killings, i.e., let a person have the choice to kill anyone and not just the life of an unborn baby? Because it doesn't hold water and they would sound "stupid."

        Why don't women who take drugs, make the same argument, "It's my body, and I have a right to take drugs if I want to?" This "own body" argument would not sell. They'd be thrown in jail.

        Recently in Florida, prostitutes tried to use the "own body" argument in court, but the judge threw it out. I guess it only applies when it comes to killing your unborn baby. Figure that one out.

        Surely the pro-choicers have access to information of what scientists and physicians who are specialists in their field, have told us, such as the following: The unborn of the human species is a highly complex, sentient, functioning individual. This is an established scientific fact. The human unborn does respond to stimuli -- this is established beyond any reasonable doubt. Real time ultrasonography, fetoscopy, study of fetal EKG and fetal EEG have demonstrated the remarkable responsiveness of the human fetus to pain, touch, and sound. Observations of the fetal electrocardiogram and the increase in fetal movements in saline abortions indicate that the fetus experiences pain as it dies.

        The following was written by medical experts from the Ohio Department of Health, and not by anti-abortion activists:

      At 4 weeks-- (6 weeks after the first day of the last normal menstrual period). The heart, now in a tubular form, begins to beat by the 25th day.

      At 6 weeks -- Electrical activity begins in the developing brain and nervous system.

      At 8 weeks -- Arms, legs, hands, toes and face begin to form.

      At 10 weeks --The heart beat can be detected electronically. The fetus begins small random movements though they are too slight to be felt yet.

      At 12 weeks--The fetus is able to swallow and the kidneys are able to make urine. A doctor may be able to tell if it’s a boy or a girl. Blood begins to form in the bone marrow.

      At 16 weeks -- The fetus can kick and sleep.

      20 weeks--The fetus has been moving for several weeks. Now the woman begins to feel these movements.

      28 weeks--The fetus has lungs that can breathe air. About 9 out of 10 babies born now will survive.

      32 weeks--The fetus can grasp firmly.

      38 weeks--(40 WEEKS after the first day of the last normal menstrual period) The baby has reached full term and is ready to be born.

        So, how in the world, with the knowledge available to us, can the pro-choicers say that it's just a blob of tissue. And how dare they tell this lie to women, who are about to have their baby killed. And when the Supreme made their abominable satanist inspired decision in 1973, it was stated that it was unsure when human life begins. A statement so ridiculous, that it would not stand up in a court of law. There's not a scientist in the world, who could deny that human life begins at conception. Since the unborn is human, (not animal) and since it is a "being," (Dictionaries define "being," as the state or quality of having existence). even by definition, the unborn baby is a human being, unless you have the gall to say that the unborn baby does not exist. Dictionaries define a human being as a person.

        If something is alive and you do something to make it cease to exist, the word is "KILL" and there's no way to sugar coat it, no matter how hard you try. THE UNBORN BABY IS A HUMAN BEING. There is absolutely no doubt about this. Even if someone were an atheist, you would think that just out of compassion and common decency, they would be appalled at the thought of killing unborn babies. But when you throw in the fact that one of God's commandments, "THOU SHALT NOT KILL," is broken, then you are all the more perplexed at the mindset of these people.

        If there is a more selfish criminal act than this, I don't know what it could possibly be. A precious, defenseless creation of God, literally butchered. How could the pro-choicers condone such atrocities?

        God laid down laws for us to follow -- the 10 commandments. One of which is, "THOU SHALT NOT KILL." Surely God with all of His infinite power, would have been able to look into the future and seen the aftermath of the Roe-Wade decision, and put an asterisk after it, to omit the killing the unborn babies. Or let us know in some way, loud and clear, that the unborn were excluded.

        The fact that God did NOT do this, should tell us that God means what He says. It could not be any plainer. But, the pro-choicers will not accept God's word, "Thou Shalt Not Kill," which means the killing of a human being. To accept it would mean that they have defied God's word and that they are a party to the killing of 38 million unborn babies.

        To say that, "Thou Shalt Not Kill" does not include the unborn is the same as saying , "God you have no power -- you couldn't look into the future, otherwise you would have put an asterisk after 'Thou Shalt Not Kill,' to exempt the unborn babies." This questioning of God's power is blasphemy, an insult and a slap to His face.

        It would appear that the pro-choicers are on the side of issues that make one's life easier. Instead of showing love, by having the baby, and putting it up for adoption, or recommending that others do the same, they will resort to killing. There are long lines of people who want to adopt, and will pay for the prenatal care as well as the entire doctor and hospital bills.

        The pro-choicers should stop trying to find loopholes in the Bible, to countermand one of God's commandments, just to suit their agenda. Why do they work so hard to make satan's day? Satan himself, could not have choreographed the actions and the mindset of the pro-choicers any better.

        It seems that everytime you read the papers or turn on the news these days, a teenager gives birth, kills her baby and disposes it, usually in a dumpster. We are appalled at this. How can they commit such an act? Sure, we know they panic and are not thinking clearly. Still they are charged with murder, and rightly so. Yet, we are not appalled when a woman who is in complete control of her senses has her unborn baby killed and this can be done right up to term with a simple sentence. "Doctor, I can't go through with the delivery... mentally I just can't handle it."

        And we wonder where these teenagers get the idea that life is cheap -- it's all around them. Can it get any cheaper than the killing of 38 million unborn babies, since Roe Vs Wade -- some of whom, their mothers or friends may have been a part of. So it doesn't take much stretching of the mind to say to one's self, "what's the difference if you kill a baby after it's born, or before?" since the anatomy and physiology are the same.

        Would not a person who really and truly believes in God, and gets pregnant out of wedlock, want to carry the baby to term, as a penance to God for her sin? After the birth, she can give her baby up for adoption. Would not a married woman, who believes in God as they profess they do, and who is compassionate and full of love -- do the same? This would be true love. Why compound her sin by killing her baby, and committing a more grievous sin.

        Would not a pro-choicer, who truly believes in God, want the same thing? I only mention this, because as I said before, I don't believe these people really, truly and down deep in their hearts believe in God, as they say they do.

        And yet, these same people are out demonstrating to save a tree, a fish or are against cruelty to animals. All of these things are given a higher priority than God's most precious creations. How could this be? Even the excruciating pain suffered by babies, who are killed in the late term barbaric partial-birth abortion doesn't phase these people, but if animals are killed in this brutal manner, they'd be all over protesting and carrying their signs.

        These bleeding heart liberal Democrats, who claim to be for the poor, the downtrodden and the indigent, are nowhere to be found when it comes to putting their money where their mouth is. Why are they not saddened by these butcheries? Surely they have got to know that unborn babies are human beings.

        Then what's there problem? Has the power of their cognizance gone south, or has their thinking been permeated by satan -- certainly not by the word of God? You can bet your bottom dollar that the answer lies in one of the above.

        I just pray that God gives us a little more time to right this terrible wrong against His children. How much more of this, can He take?

    Dr. Frank


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