Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: crazytown, usa
This is bullshit!!!!!
I have been intently watching what has been going on over the years with abortion rights, and am completely horrified that in this enlightened age, many people and many (MALE) lawmakers are seeking to reverse abortion rights.
I have a daughter, and one day, she will probably have a daughter, and I cannot believe that American Legislators and American citizens are feeling like this country should even have this on the page of contemplation. I am too young to remember what it was like when abortion was illegal, but my Mother told me stories...horror stories.
When I was 23, I got pregenant, and although at first, we were very happy, I got news that my unborn child had a condition called anencephaly, which meant he had no brain stem, and was never going to develop a full skull.
I had the docs redo every test. I refused to believe what was happening...but it was indeed happening. I discussed all options with the doctors, and they all agreed that the baby would not suvive beyond a few hours, and would just have to be hooked up to machines for survival.
I went 23 weeks of agonizing, and the doctors warning me that nothing would change. I felt like the brain would start to develop, the brain stem would show up on a ultrasound and the skull would appear, and my baby would be fine. Unfortunately for me, that was not the case.
I was 24 weeks, and I had a very late term abortion. It was a terrible experience. I thought I would die from the emotional conflict.....I killed my baby.
A few days of misery followed, and I wouldn't even look at my sons...I had killed their brother.
Finally, my youngest son came into my room, and climbed into bed, and asked me how his baby brother was doing. I didn't want to cry, and i wasn't going to lie. I told him that his baby brother was sick, and was going to go to heaven, with other angels, to watch over us. My beautiful little boy, looked up at me, and put his little hands on my face, and said "Mama, we are lucky to have our angel baby watching us, instead of a stranger angel".......then he said "Mama, I am gonna bury Leonardo(his fave teenage mutant ninja turtle action figure) so our angel has a good toy to play with".
It took my children to wake me up, and get me out of the self loathing i was feeling.
I did exactly what needed to be done, for my unborn child, and my living children. My unborn son, would have had no quality of life, and would have only known suffering.
As a woman, that has had an abortion, I can speak about this. It was an awful experience, but I thank God every day, that I had the option.
I cannot believe that anyone is considering taking that option off the table, for any woman, to make that choice. It is not an easy choice to make, and it has lifelong repercussions, but it must remain the RIGHT of the woman, whether she chooses to end an unwanted pregnancy, whether she chooses to end the life of her child rather than have the child suffer from an illness, etc......or whether she chooses to have her child.......it is HER right, and should remain safe and legal.
It pisses me off that legislators are trying to take us back to the dark ages, when young women were using coat hangers.
With everything going on in the world, and in the U.S. it just amazes me that something that was decided long ago, is back up for discussion.
KEEP ABORTION SAFE AND LEGAL....or put your money where your mouth is, and YOU raise all these children, that for whatever reason, THE MOTHER, decided she could not raise into a good and decent human being. Because that is exactly what it is...it is a decision that doesn't come lightly...and it says to the woman deciding to abort, that she is incapable of handling the responsibility of raising a sick child, or she knows she is unable to handle raising a good person. I think a woman coming to grips with that reality, should be acknowledged as the responsible woman she is. It is the hardest thing in the world, to end the life of your unborn child, no matter what the reason is, and the decision does not come easy.
KEEP ABORTION SAFE AND LEGAL FOR OUR DAUGHTERS, OUR SISTERS, OUR FRIENDS......AND NOW, OUR GRANDAUGHTERS!!!!!!!