Abortion and its postpartum!
My dear readers!
This is a personal testimony about one of our children. We had five children, all wonderful people. As I approach my twilight years, I feel more and more grateful for them and their contributions to life. They have been more than a joy for us, they have also become our inspiration. Unfortunately, our eldest chose to leave life at the tender age of 19, but even from this tragedy, the lilies grew on the stick of pain.
It’s about our youngest son. When I became pregnant with this child, my doctor, who was also a personal friend, was very concerned. I was so sure that I would not survive the pregnancy due to complications when our fourth child was born (the surgeon told me a few days after the birth of our fourth child, “We almost lost the mother and the baby”). My doctor told me (this was before Roe v. Wade) that I could have what he called a therapeutic abortion, it was legal, and it was a “choice” that I could make without damaging my permanent conscience.
Well, I made my “choice” and decided to have the baby. This baby is now 40 years old, an impressive presence and a delight. He is son, husband and father, and I cannot imagine him without being a part of our lives. His wife, whom we love as much as we love our son, is a wonderful lady, and they have given us three grandchildren who have given our sunset years more happiness than we could have ever imagined. I guess my point is this: faith that God can help us get through tough times definitely pays. This young man and his family are doing so well! If I had chosen to remove this stain from my life (which is the prevailing notion about that “thing” in Mom’s stomach), just think of what we would have missed!
Given the current climate of staying in the comfort zone, I admit that if I had to make the decision today, I could choose to take the easy route, and I’m ashamed to admit it. But oh! How grateful I am that God has given me the faith to carry this baby and grant me the PRIVILEGE of being his mother! Perhaps that is what we have forgotten: that being a mother is being part of God’s creative act. And indeed it is a privilege!
An Anonymous shares these thoughts:
Would you consider abortion in the following four situations?
1. There is a preacher and a wife who are very, very poor. They already have 14 children. Now she discovers that she is pregnant at 15! They live in tremendous poverty. Considering your poverty and excessive world population, would you recommend that you have an abortion?
2. The father has a cold, the mother has tuberculosis. They have four children. The first child is blind, the second is dead. The third child is deaf, the fourth has tuberculosis. She realizes that she is pregnant again. Given the extreme situation, would you consider recommending abortion?
3. A white man raped a 13-year-old black girl and she became pregnant. If they were your parents, would you consider recommending abortion?
4. A teenager is pregnant. She is not married. Her fiancé is not the father of the baby and he is very upset. Would you consider recommending abortion?
If I had recommended abortion in any of these situations, you should know that …
In the first case, he recommended killing John Wesley, one of the great evangelists of the 19th century.
In the second case, he recommended killing Ludwig Von Beethoven, one of the most famous musical composers of all time. (He also became deaf at a young age.)
In the third case, he recommended killing Ethel Waters, one of the nation’s leading gospel singers.
In the fourth case, he has just recommended killing Jesus Christ.