Posts Tagged ‘pro-choice’

Abortion debates

August 21, 2012

People have asked my take on Akin, abortion and that whole argument.  I’m sorry, but I can’t have a rational debate on the pros and cons of abortion.  Let me tell you why…

When I was a young woman, a 21 year old nurse, I was assigned the job of basically cleaning up after abortion.  Part of my job was to account for the “remains”.  It was so horrible, grotesque, ugly and traumatic, I didn’t last long.  A big part of me wishes I had quit the first day.  I felt the guilt of even being associated with something so wrong.  To ask me to have a civilized debate about abortion is akin to asking troops responsible for the body bags to have a discussion about the theory of “just” war.  They just can’t do it.  I can see absolutely nothing good in abortion.  I admit there may be some hard cases where it is deemed necessary, but it is still bad.  Its like shooting someone coming at you with a knife.  You acted in self defense, but you can’t call the shooting good.  Neither can the person who has to take out the body. 

Ironically, about four years later I worked on the mental health unit and had as patients two of the abortion provider physicians.  They were being treated for suicidal depression. 

Dear President Obama

January 24, 2009
Dear President Obama,
I was deeply disappointed that you would lift the ban on funding overseas abortions.  I wish you would study what really happens during an abortion.  It is so grievously sad and tragic as well as cruel, what really happens.  I have personally seen abortions and aborted fetuses, and it totally changed my mind.  We can talk about “choice” all we want, but there are all kinds of choices, and people make the most horrendous choices every day.  God has given you so much power to do good.  Please think, pray and reconsider.