I just read a story which moved me to tears and angered me on an issue I’m sure those who know me are starting to roll their eyes at already. Abortion is one choice a pregnant woman currently has. There are three choices. Abortion, adoption, and parenting. All of these options have pros and cons. All of these options are incredibly difficult.
The story I just read talked about what happened to a woman who didn’t have a choice. Not because she wanted to get rid of her fetus but because her fetus – which was supposed to grow into their much wanted and love child – was severely damaged.
This woman received the worst news possible when she visited her doctor – there was something terribly wrong with their son. Two doctors confirmed the diagnosis but because they were associated with a Catholic hospital they couldn’t fix it – terminate the pregnancy.
This woman had to go to a Planned Parenthood to get her abortion in Texas right after they passed a law giving very restrictive rules about what needs to happen when someone seeks an abortion. Her story is here – grab some tissue and read what she had to endure:
Here is part of her last paragraph:
But what good is the view of someone who has never had to make your terrible choice? What good is a law that adds only pain and difficulty to perhaps the most painful and difficult decision a woman can make? Shouldn’t women have a right to protect themselves from strangers’ opinions on their most personal matters? Shouldn’t we have the right not to know?
I want EVERY politician to answer these questions.