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Dear Symphony, etc.
First of all, it doesn't matter if you are an American or not.  Abortion is a human issue not a country issue.  Secondly, I understand how you would feel about a child if the child was conceived through incest but there is an alternative to abortion.  You can give the child to someone else to raise then you wouldn't have to be reminded. 

And, again, I made the point before, you are only thinking about how you are affected.  The biggest problem with most people these days is that they are too consumed with how they feel instead of thinking about the overall situation.  When a woman becomes pregnant, there is another life to consider.  It's not a matter of how you feel.  It's a matter of right and wrong.  Murder is wrong no matter how you slice it. 

I still see abortions as selfish.  Someone mentioned how a lot of women have abortions because they find out their child has Down's Syndrome.  Again, that's a selfish decision and a cop out.  I have first hand experience with children with Down's Syndrome and they are the sweetest people and they can be taught to live independently.  Killing a child with Down Syndrome is an act of selfishness.  The parent doesn't want the responsibility of caring for a child who isn't perfect.  Well, no child is perfect.  Every individual on this earth has flaws.  Some just come in acceptable packages while others come with a little extra effort. 

I just don't buy all of the excuses.  We all face trials and get hit hard with life but it's how we carry on that shows what type of character we have.  I'm not saying that deciding to have a child that comes from incest or rape is easy by any means.  However, how would you like it if your parents decided to kill you because they didn't like how you were conceived or because you didn't come out as perfectly as they would like? 

I just think it's too easy to find an excuse not to be responsible for a child that is conceived for whatever reason.  People take more time to decide what school they will go to or what type of job they will take or what insurance they will buy than deciding whether or not to kill their own child.  They don't look at all the alternatives or give themselves a few days or weeks to get past the emotionalism.  They make a life altering decision based on how they feel at the moment.  Feelings change constantly and making a decision based on emotion is foolish.

If you are considering an abortion, please give yourself a few days and talk to someone who is not emotionally involved and doesn't have their mind made up that abortion is the only answer.  Talk to someone who has had children or someone who wants children.  Who knows, you may have a neighbor who would be thrilled to take your child in if you don't feel like you can raise the child.  That is an unselfish decision.  Don't end your child's life simply because you don't feel like being a mother or because you're too young or you've been traumatized by rape or incest.  Don't make matters worse by acting out of emotion. 

And, please don't make up your mind before you ever get pregnant that you are going to "get rid of" a child.  Think about someone besides yourself for once.  Check out all of your options and give your child a chance to make decisions, too.

posted by whimsystoryteller on January 6, 2007 at 8:32 PM | link to this | reply

Whimsy,
Abortiion is a hard topic to tackle. There are so many conflicting views on the thing it is hard to get a good read on what people think. I really don't think abortion is the answer either, but I think we might have to make exceptions in some cases. I think this is an intensely personal matter that each person has to take up with the Alimighty. I would think it would be hard to explain to him! I am conflicted personally on the issue. It takes courage to write about it and you did a wonderful job.

posted by sarooster on January 6, 2007 at 8:45 AM | link to this | reply

You've inspired me to send another letter to the House of Representatives and Washington regarding this matter.

posted by Jenasis on January 6, 2007 at 7:14 AM | link to this | reply

I just realised.....I probably should not be reading or commenting
in this blog...as I am not american.....LOL

posted by _Symphony_ on January 6, 2007 at 5:50 AM | link to this | reply

I do agree with you in a certain way...believe me I do.

as I really don't agree with aborting babies...for "our" mistakes.

but, I would understand if it was somebody who was raped ...etc.

I was sexually abused for years by my step father....if I had fell pregnant by him, then I would not want the child....I know it is not the childs fault...but, it would be a reminder of what happened....you know?

I think we (me and you) would just have to agree to disagree....No hard feelings or anything...take care

posted by _Symphony_ on January 6, 2007 at 5:48 AM | link to this | reply

People often elect to abort pregnancies in which the fetus is
diagnosed invitro with Down-Syndrome.  Sad.

posted by mysteria on January 5, 2007 at 5:44 PM | link to this | reply

AMEN, Solowriter!

posted by whimsystoryteller on January 5, 2007 at 5:01 PM | link to this | reply

If a woman has been raped or somehow molested, drugged, tricked or whatever, and then on top of that, they advise her to let them kill her innocent child, then she is twice raped.  Abortion doctors are not doctors; they are murderers. 

But the man who did it to her should be permanently removed from both the mother and the child for their entire lives, so that he can have no further opportunity to abuse her.  It is her body.  It is her child.

posted by Jenasis on January 5, 2007 at 2:55 PM | link to this | reply

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