If you are PRO-CHOICE you might wanna skip this post…..
Just a word of caution. If you are reading this post and you have children in the house, you may want to close the window before you leave your computer unless they are old enough to know about this topic.
It’s become just a word in our society. Even for myself, as a religious woman, it has been a word that is said in passing without much thought for what it actually means. We rattle off statistics, but do we really stop to think what they add up to?
2 weeks before I got pregnant I ran across an article entitled “One Woman’s Abortion“. It was written in August of 1965. What really riled me up about this article was the flippancy with which the woman goes about getting an abortion. She is a 40 something year old mother of 2. The reasons for obtaining the abortion: didn’t think they had the stamina for middle of the night feedings, day-to-day childhood antics, not to mention the dent it would put in their nest egg. For her, it was just another day at the doctor’s office. Then it occurs to me, this woman is the mother of those who got pregnant in the 80′s (well, minus one), the grandmother of those having children now.
As I write I have Poppet sitting in the bed beside me. Every once in a while she settles in for a nursing. These moments are fleeting and oh so precious. It took 13 long years for our lives to be blessed with her presence, 13 long years. When she was born there was a complication with the placenta and I was unable to deliver it. I was taken to the operating room, and they removed it, after which they performed a D & C. A few months later I couldn’t sleep (I know, I know, I’m the only woman with a newborn who couldn’t sleep, go figure!).