I’ve been meaning to address this all week long. I’ve opened my blog multiple times and clicked away...because honestly, I’m still processing the fact that NYC passed a law allowing babies to be killed.
How can I blog about something I’m SO baffled by that I can’t even wrap my mind around it? Just yesterday I was expressing this to a friend and afterward I thought....”maybe that’s where I start”...
I read a story on FB today...I want to share it with you here:
A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said:
'Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 year old and I'm pregnant again. I don't want kids so close together.'
So the doctor said: 'Ok and what do you want me to do?'
She said: 'I want you to end my pregnancy, and I'm counting on your help with this.'
The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady: 'I think I have a better solution for your problem. It's less dangerous for you too.'
She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.
Then he continued: 'You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let's kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we're going to kill one of them, it doesn't matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.'
The lady was horrified and said: 'No doctor! How terrible! It's a crime to kill a child!'
'I agree', the doctor replied. 'But you seemed to be OK with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.'
The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.
He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that's already been born and one that's still in the womb. The crime is the same!
SERIOUSLY. Why isn’t this side of the story already the ONE thing keeping this from being legal? I don’t understand how incredibly educated people made this decision. To murder!? An innocent baby!? Don’t they have to get the baby out either way?! Why not deliver it alive and adopt it out?!
We have so much evil in the world already, so much hurt and pain...so much LOSS!! People lose their family members everyday...the ones who are already on this side of the womb and the grief is too much to bear for some! It’s never ending. How can this be allowed? When we are ALL aware of the MASSIVE amount of the grief that people face daily?
My birth mother passed away when I was 3 years old. That’s something I don’t talk about...really, ever! But in this case, it’s on my mind. My grandma adopted me and I began to call her mom when I was very young. Living with her I’ve been able to witness up close how losing a child NEVER leaves someone. It’s been almost 3 decades since my grandma lost her daughter...and still, the week of her BIRTHday...she grieves. She grieves HARD. She sits in her sadness and remembers the day her little baby entered this world...also, my grandma was 19 when she gave birth to my birth mother. Let that sink in.
I really and truly feel disturbed by the “what if’s” this new law will bring upon us. How many Dr’s notes will young women bring to the abortion place saying “mentally ill”....how serious is this even going to be taken? Honestly, I feel like people and doctors are going to abuse this new law just to DO IT...it’s so scary that we live in a world where that is my speculation on the subject.
When I’ve had all 3 of my kids...their newborn cries would cause me to jump inside. I was alert and ready to take care of whatever need that was. I didn’t want them to suffer. That’s the same age this law allows for other babies to be killed. Have you ever stubbed your toe? Thrown up? Been out of breath? Physical impairments SUCK. They hurt, they ache...and I listed some of the least severe ones out there...aborting a baby at full term is like .... WILLINGLY inflicting the worst pain we could ever imagine as humans onto a tiny helpless baby! HOW?! Only people who aren’t in their right minds would do that....right?!!? And if that’s the case, we’re putting THIS much freedom into the hands of those same types of people! It’s absolutely absurd.
I don’t care if you're liberal or conservative...feminist...whatever!! This is pure evil.
I actually thought about my own life and circumstances...would I EVER be able to entertain the idea of aborting a baby if it would save my life? First of all, that type of information would come SO much earlier in pregnancy than full term. Still, as tiny as a peanut, I don’t think I could even entertain the idea of aborting my child. Why would someone suddenly be facing that predicament at full term? I know, there ARE reasons, last minute scary reasons....but they’re so rare....I don’t even understand why those rare last minute emergencies require this full blown law?! Allowing people to do this!? People abuse freedom. They always have. You can look back to the Israelites after they were freed form Egypt. Seriously...look it up...I don’t think it will be different here. Some crazies looking to make extra money...fame...they will likely abuse this freedom and find a way to kill the baby just for the sake of the money and fame.
Still processing out loud here...and yes it’s loud...I’m typing so fast and loud I would be driving myself crazy if it were someone else typing near me. What about the women who have miscarried? Delivered stillborn babies? Lost an infant to illness or unknown causes??? How is America so DENSE that we don’t take into consideration the emotional and mental affects that passing this law has on the vast majority of those women and families? It’s not ok!! People aren’t handling this well whether it’s directly hurting them, their children, families etc. It’s the principal behind it.
Goodness. My mind is all over the place. We need to pray daily for the women considering "taking advantage" of this new law. We need to pray protection over those babies! God knows each and every one of them.
I believe that every life put on this earth was created by the God of the universe. I believe He has a plan for each of those lives and that only He has the power to end a life. If you are struggling with the decision to abort or not, there are people waiting and willing to help you. Find a church, get to know Jesus—He WILL help you. He will redeem the parts of you that hurt—the parts of you that feel broken. You aren’t alone—so many want to walk beside you, house you, give you free sonograms, adopt your baby!! There are SO any options out there other than abortion. If you need help finding a place, please reach out. Either I will help you or connect you with someone who can help you find the nearest safe place for you and your baby.
If we can’t save a life with our own hands, the least we can do .... perhaps the most we can do, is intercede through prayer on their behalf.
i love you guys.