My name is Eric Michel, and I've been a bivocational pastor for 36 years. That happened not too long ago, on December 7, reaching the 36.
I'm from Quebec, Canada.
I'm a father and a grandfather. My spouse Marie and I now have six kids, all middle-aged adults and many grandchildren.
I have been a chaplain since 2010 and have been a member of the International Federation of Christian Chaplains, Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island for over 12 years. I never had to preach, and I never baptized someone, but I did celebrate weddings.
Chaplains are from different brides; we are interdenominational. I have been in a Baptist worship, a Catholic worship, a Methodist worship, a United worship, and a Pentecostal worship.
I came from a time when 90% of the population went to Sunday worship; today, it is hard to find 10%, and mainly, they have all gray heads. People didn't stop believing; they just changed Jesus for the occult, Aliens, mermaids and the Sasquatch.
My topic for today is "Abortion."
This podcast was originally published in 2021
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These days, we see on E. W. T. N., the Global Roman Catholic Network, repeatedly in the United States the topic of abortion.
People ask us what's our view at Eric Michel Ministries International on the topic of "abortion"?
First, let's see what the internet says about it:
The abortion from Wikipedia
Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy by removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus. An abortion that occurs without intervention is known as a miscarriage or "spontaneous abortion" and occurs in approximately 30% to 40% of pregnancies. When deliberate steps are taken to end a pregnancy, it is called an induced abortion, or less frequently "induced miscarriage". The unmodified word abortion generally refers to an induced abortion.
When correctly done, abortion is one of the safest procedures in medicine. Still, unsafe abortion is a significant cause of maternal death, especially in the developing world, while making safe abortion legal and accessible reduces maternal deaths. It is safer than childbirth, which has a 14 times higher risk of death in the United States.
Modern methods use medication or surgery for abortions. The drug mifepristone combined with prostaglandin appears to be as safe and effective as surgery during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy. The most common surgical technique involves dilating the cervix and using a suction device. Birth control, such as the pill or intrauterine devices, can be used immediately following abortion. When performed legally and safely on a woman who desires it, induced abortions do not increase the risk of long-term mental or physical problems. In contrast, unsafe abortions (those performed by unskilled individuals, hazardous equipment, or unsanitary facilities) cause 47,000 deaths and 5 million hospital admissions each year. The World Health Organization states that "access to legal, safe and comprehensive abortion care, including post-abortion care, is essential for attaining the highest possible level of sexual and reproductive health."
Around 56 million abortions are performed each year in the world, with about 45% done unsafely. Abortion rates changed little between 2003 and 2008. They decreased for at least two decades as access to family planning and birth control increased. As of 2018, 37% of the world's women had access to legal abortions without limits as to the reason. Countries that permit abortions have different limits on how late in pregnancy abortion is allowed. Abortion rates are similar between countries that ban abortion and countries that will enable it.
Historically, abortions have been attempted using herbal medicines, sharp tools, forceful massage, or other traditional methods. Abortion laws and cultural or religious views of abortions are different around the world. In some areas, abortion is legal only in specific cases such as rape, problems with the fetus, poverty, risk to a woman's health, or incest. There is debate over the moral, ethical, and legal issues of abortion. Those who oppose abortion often argue that an embryo or fetus is a human with a right to life. They may compare abortion to murder. Those who support the legality of abortion often hold that it is part of a woman's right to make decisions about her body. Others favour legal and accessible abortion as a public health measure.
Since ancient times, abortions have been done using several methods, including herbal medicines, sharp tools, force, or other traditional methods.
Induced abortion has a long history. It can be traced back to civilizations as varied as China under Shennong (c. 2700 BCE), Ancient Egypt with its Ebers Papyrus (c. 1550 BCE), and the Roman Empire in the time of Juvenal (c. 200 CE).
Induced abortion has long been the source of considerable debate. Ethical, moral, philosophical, biological, religious and legal issues surrounding abortion are related to value systems. Opinions on abortion may be about fetal rights, governmental authority, and women's rights.
In both public and private debate, arguments presented in favour of or against abortion access focus on either the moral permissibility of an induced abortion or the justification of laws permitting or restricting abortion. The World Medical Association Declaration on Therapeutic Abortion notes: "Circumstances bringing the interests of a mother into conflict with the interests of her unborn child create a dilemma and raise the question as to whether or not the pregnancy should be deliberately terminated." Abortion debates, especially about abortion laws, are often spearheaded by groups advocating one of these two positions. Groups who favour more significant legal restrictions on abortion, including complete prohibition, most often describe themselves as "pro-life," while groups against such legal rules describe themselves as "pro-choice." Generally, the former position argues that a human fetus is a human person with a right to live, making abortion morally the same as murder. The latter part contends that a woman has certain reproductive rights, especially the right to decide whether to carry a pregnancy to term.
At Eric Michel Ministries International, we are Pro-Life with health matter exceptions.
It has so many ways to avoid pregnancy that if a woman gets pregnant, she wants. We agree with the position "that a human fetus is a human person with a right to live."
And also agree to some abortions under the supervision of a medical doctor or a social worker.
Reasons for abortion:
First, in the case of rape, seeing the drama over and over each time the woman faces the child in person or thoughts.
Second, the mentally ill person, this person cannot provide for herself even less for others.
3rd economic situation, especially a woman on welfare, she or they as a couple cannot provide for themselves or themselves even less for another.
4th, a person who is a drug addict.
5th motherhood has women who cannot care for a child, and her parental sense is absent. It is psychological.
That is our view on abortion, but we have no say because the matter is entirely political. And we are not strong enough like the Roman Catholic Church to lobby with members of parliament and lawmakers.
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