Abortion

This will be the first really controversial thing I have written, but I simply must address this issue. Over a few days (or however long it takes) I am going to post a true story
about abortions – an inside look from a position of working in a women’s clinic for 6 months and seeing over 600 abortions – and why,I feel, we must allow them.

My husband heard on the news this morning that the government is contemplating a law that will pay $500.00 to a woman who opts not to have an abortion. That is so unbelievable I could almost scream. The cost of raising one child almost 30 years ago was over $100,000.00 a year. I can only imagine what the cost is today.

I will clarify my beliefs to anyone who asks me. I am a Christian and a devout one, though my own personal beliefs are a part of what I call “personal property” (that’s another subject). What I aim to do by publishing this true story is to perhaps open eyes and minds to a more realistic truth about abortion.

During the time the story was written, everyone outside the clinic was screaming “baby killers, murderers, etc.” . They were offered a contract entitled “Declined Abortion Contract” to sign. If a woman opted NOT to have an abortion, the individual would sign a contract offering financial support for the woman and child, or babysitting help, grandparent volunteers, community helpers, ANYTHING concrete to give a hand to the mother and child.

There were many options to offer help – all a person needed to do was sign a contract reiterating the help (EVEN TEMPORARY) that could make it POSSIBLE for a woman to have the child. The terms weren’t huge-any help would have been accepted.

Not one person would put it on paper that they were willing to do anything to assist the mother and child. The only thing they were willing to do was to yell and scream and belittle the women who needed help.

As I begin to publish this true story, put your daughter in the place of one of these young women. Would you choose the life of an unborn fetus over that of your own child? What if she had been violently raped? There are so many factors to consider in this debate and that is only two.

I also have an opinion about late term pregnancies and abortion – that’s another time. I am not trying to stir a boiling pot – only want to put out there to YOU READERS who have intellect and heart – a different perspective.

I will not be posting for a few days as I will be out of town. I return on Tuesday and hope to begin to publish this story then. Until then, be true to your heart. True to your own convictions. Be respectful of those who believe differently than you do. Avert war between us on a one to one level by doing these things.

3 Responses to “Abortion”

  1. Bluey Zarzof Says:

    [“I will clarify my beliefs to anyone who asks me. I am a Christian and a devout one, though my own personal beliefs are a part of what I call “personal property” (that’s another subject). What I aim to do by publishing this true story is to perhaps open eyes and minds to a more realistic truth about abortion.”]

    I’m a 98% pro lifer who happenes to be an atheist…

    Your a devout Christian who happens to be a pro choicer.

    Enlighten me………….

  2. Scott Hughes Says:

    I think some of these pro-lifers are just angry and looking for a scapegoat to get out their anger and hare. How pro-life is a person if they won’t help take care of the child? How can we expect a poor mother to go through the painful and often dangerous birthing and raise an expensive child, if we don’t expect ourselves to put out a little of our own money?

    BTW, you might like the Abortion Forums.

  3. cadeveo Says:

    Much to contemplate in the story you’ve recounted here. I shan’t say where or if I stand on this issue, but it certainly gives one pause to consider the issue of sacrifice. If the sacrifice of my and my community’s (friends, family and like-minded acquaintances of my group) time and effort, for perhaps an unknown but lengthy period of time, was the offering that would save a life–or two lives, in this case–or prevent a potentially more existentially dire sacrifice–what does it say when you pull back from that commitment? Seems there may be some connection here to the biblical story of the baby who’s about to be sawed in half to settle a dispute between two claimant-mothers…
    It seems on various sides of this issue there lies ambiguity. I shan’t say “both” sides because there are more than two and the polarised, so-called camps of pro-life and pro-choice are simply a tactic used to divide and conquer people, to push individuals into the safety of a group that can mitigate their personal responsibilities toward contemplation and choice and allow them a convenient hiding place from which to feel superior to others without ever having to really have that inflated self-perception challenged or put to the test. In other words, the B.S. dualism here aids in all parties being dehumanized…and to whose benefit, I wonder.

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