Tuesday, March 9, 2010

National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers

I've had this post ready for some time, but as the time neared I found I was having difficulty actually posting it. I had nerves, jitters, second guesses, the whole shot.

Why? Well, for several reasons, all of which revealed some fairly revolting character defects. Let's look at it....

Firstly... I like to be liked! I just do! I admit it. I can obsess morbidly over criticism for days, if not weeks. Posting about a controversial topic is a great way to get criticism and/or personal attacks... and I found myself shrinking away from it.

Secondly... I have more to lose than I did last year when I posted on this subject! I love blogging, and I now have (*gasp*) a few blog followers! How many are going to click "unsubscribe me now!" after reading a pro-life entry? (The fact that I would even consider that factor disgusts me even as I write!)

What can I say? Apparently my character needs some work. A friend of mine this past week told me how much courage it took for her to post something controversial on Facebook, knowing how it might be received. I need the same kind of courage to post about things I believe in. And, after all, as one author wrote (I don't remember who, and this is a paraphrase) - "If nobody hates you, maybe you aren't speaking enough truth." I should probably take that to heart.

And so, without further ado, here is my contribution for National Abortion Provider's Day.

As always, civil, thoughtful and kind comments/questions are always welcome. Comments that are rude, spiteful or hateful will be deleted immediately without response.

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Abortion is…


A young life

Ending in violence

A baby dying horribly

For our convenience


Abortion is…


An infant

Whose life is unwanted – and thus disposable –

Because her conception

Was not perfectly planned


Abortion is…


A baby with birth defects

“Sorry, baby – We only wanted you

If you were healthy and normal.

We’ll try again for a better baby later.”


Abortion is…


A baby with fatal anomalies

Dying - not at peace in its mother’s arms

Hearing a whispered “We love you, sweetie; go with God.” -

But an end of coldness, fear, and pain

And a careless disposal of its precious tiny body

In a hospital’s biowaste trashcan


Abortion is….


The biggest abuse

Ever perpetrated

Against the world’s women

And their little ones


Abortion is…


The greatest tragedy mankind has ever wrought

Upon itself.


7 comments:

  1. Thanks for being courageous. What a heart-wrenching poem.

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  2. Lately, my husband and I have been talking about possibly adopting. We have a birth child and might want one more. I've loved the idea of adopting since I was a child. I have been learning about agencies that birth moms can turn to to place their babies up for adoption. I think those women are brave, courageous, selfless, and admirable. They could be getting abortions and, instead, they are giving their babies the gift of life, a loving family, and they are making the dreams of many families with infertility issues come true. If only more women did that...

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  3. Good for you:) It's hard to believe that they have a day to appreciate those who do this procedure. It seems very wrong to me.

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  4. i gave birth to a baby boy a month back and your writeup on abortion really touches me. great one.

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