Corp program. Heather’s own story of unplanned pregnancy can be heard here.]
to the Job Corp Center where we stay. On the way
back, we were talking the abortion that she had at the age of 13. She herself had been born to a teen mother. Her boyfriend
bailed out at the last minute, so at five months she went to the local clinic and had an abortion.
every possible way to influence her to keep the baby. And yes, she saw her baby
on the ultrasound screen! She saw his face and his little body; she knew he
was a boy. I asked her, “How could you abort him after seeing and feeling him?” It was a sonogram that had stopped me from aborting my own baby boy just a few years ago.
another fatherless baby in this world. I wouldn’t do it. I cried and I cried… they tried to convince me by the sonogram that I was too far along. I could see
his face; was this really what I wanted? No, I didn’t want to… but I felt I had to.”
with difficult challenges in an already difficult world. What was I to say? “You’re a bad person for killing your unborn son halfway through your pregnancy”? I couldn’t say anything; I was speechless.
I like this girl. She is cool and funny. I don’t judge her; how could I? I could identify with her, because I was there during my own pregnancy. I was almost four months and
planning an abortion at my local center! The difference is that I have my baby, and
conversation. No big deal!
pregnant, and they aren’t forced to get abortions either– although, as my friend’s experience shows, they may feel like they have no other real options. I’m sure these girls were not skipping with joy into the clinic to have an abortion like it was a hair or nail appointment, but rather entered the clinic with tears and anxiety. I can’t be mad at these young women. But at the same time, I hate abortion and am tired of babies being killed!
opinion on this. They say it’s a free country, and that means people have the
right to do what they want within reason, so these girls are exercising that
right. Is abortion really just another personal choice people can make, like what religion they choose to believe, what person they will marry, and where they will live?
at the moment. I want to change our society’s view on sex, babies and
motherhood. Maybe one day it will change, but for now all I can do