Explaining how there is "No shame
in aborting unborn life"
By Dave Andrusko
I have explained many times, often the most revealing stories
come courtesy of our faithful readers. This post comes from the
Herald Sun (Austrialia). It's headlined, "No shame in aborting
unborn life" and is written by Susie O'Brien.
Let's be clear. The first
objective of pro-lifers is not "shaming" anyone, but rather
saving the lives of unborn babies and the future psychological,
emotional, and spiritual health of women facing crisis
Where we part company (actually
we part company even earlier, but…)with people like Ms. O'Brien
is over the self-serving and lethal mistake-erasing notion that
it is better to be the "good" mother of a dead baby than a "bad"
mother of a living baby.
That is, not only shouldn't women
be ashamed of their abortions, they ought to take a certain kind
of pride, according to O'Brien. They weighed their situation,
check-listed their parental skills, evaluated the totality of
their environment and chose…what they chose.
Thus she can conclude, "Yes, it
is a big, important, life-changing event that should be taken
seriously" (referring to abortion), "but let's get off the
guilt-trip," she advises.
Obviously, she already held that
opinion. But now O'Brien feels she has "science" behind her in
the form of a study out of the University of Melbourne's Centre
for Women's Health and Society.
In case anyone thinks the
guilt-trip kicks in in the second-trimester, think again. As is
always the case, this rationale applies equally well to later
abortions as it does to earlier abortions.
"One woman interviewed, Abigail,
didn't realise she was pregnant until this time, and decided to
have an abortion because she had been drinking heavily and
feared for the foetus's health. 'You know, you don't just have a
child because you can,' she told researchers."
Think about that for a second.
It's almost as if she is trying to tell herself she wasn't
really pregnant in the first place--that becoming a mother was
some future event, the path down which she had not already taken
the first (or multiple) steps.
I understand fully that when we
violate values written on our souls we must find
rationalizations. Just, please, don't tell me that a baby torn
limb from limb is "better off."