Oh the LAND OF THE FREE & the HOME OF THE BRAVE!?!??! REALLY?!?!? Being in a space where I’m often the confidant or counselor for others I get a bunch of young girls, responsible women, girlfriends, wives, who tell me their secrets and I’ve become far too familiar with keeping the secrets after hearing the words “Paula! I’m pregnant… I can’t keep this baby though”.
Maybe I’m bothered by something recent, or I look at my daughter, sister, nieces, nephews, and cousins regularly and wonder “how could anyone take for granted God’s greatest gift.” The gift of life. Women make the decision to “KILL” their babies based on a relationship with the father, men lay down unprotected with women with absolutely no connection to them and become angry once they learn they’ve planted a seed. I just wonder why. With so many women unable to conceive, how is it that anyone could opt out of the full experience knowing that even in worse circumstance they’ve been blessed.
Am I judging? Not at all… I am guilty of abortion, unfortunately. And tears stream down my face as I admit this has happened more than once. Anytime I blog I make it relative to my own life experiences. And though I can’t change the past I have to be honest and say abortion was the worse decision of my life! People always say they have no regrets about their lives… Well… I do! My thought is simply this… We all have issues, relationship issues, financial issues, childhood issues, parenting issues, spiritual war… blah blah!!! None of those things were a thought when you were having sex. Abortion is wrong no matter the other issues.
I guess the exception to that rule would be if a woman was raped or became ill. I don’t think it’s selfish someone made the decision to have an abortion because of complications or it seemed definitive that the mother would lose her life giving birth. That actually happened to my friend “Paula Ward.”
I don’t believe any person should have the right to tell you what to do with your body. However if you’ve had 1 abortion that was simply due to your own reckless behavior or a breakup or some human act that you willingly participated in, consider that fact that maybe this life deserves a chance. An adoption is always an option. People are looking for children to love every day. I’m not anti-abortion, I am Pro-LIFE.