After I posted “Mum No Longer” I posted “nameless.” A personal experience regarding a situation in which many people would recommend an abortion. I am adamantly against abortion.
So how would I deal with “nameless” if she were my child or my grandchild? I have been wrestling with that question. A few nights ago I had a thought. It was, “The situation has nothing to do with “choice” Nameless is a child! This is a medical issue.”
I don’t know what the chances are that a 10 year old could live and give birth to a baby. But that would be a key issue. If it seems that one or the other would die. I would say to abort the baby, let mother live. As a general rule I would always choose the mother of any age to live. I would choose a live mother without child over a live child without mother. I know mothers who would not agree with me; I believe fathers would agree with me.
So let’s say I can’t get out of it that easily. The chances are good that both the mother and baby will live. Then, God be merciful, I would say to abort the baby. Yes, I cannot see myself as being determined that I would not do that. Just as I do not believe in murder, but if I had a gun in hand and saw the act that resulted in that pregnancy, I would shoot that monster without a thought, being fully aware that two wrongs would not make a right.
What else would I do if I legally could? I would take that precious sacrifice – sacrificed because it turned out to be the lesser of two evils, and I would at least give it a burial befitting my kid’s pet goldfish! I would take “nameless” and her baby to the nicest place I could find”out in the wilds.” We would sing Jesus Loves the Little Children, read the scripture in which Jesus said bring the little children to him, tell it how wonderfully precious it is but it was the sacrifice made due to a greater evil, and bury it in a small cedar box given to me by my grandmother. I would love on “nameless” and tell her what a marvel she is, that she did nothing wrong. Jesus has already made arrangements to keep her child in heaven until she gets there. And for now she has a lot of growing and living to do.
If that is not legally possible, perhaps we could do a mock funeral that might help some, but the question for “nameless” will still be, “What happened to my baby?”
So now that I have admitted I would make an exception for my own, how does that fit with my “no abortion” stance? Why am I strongly against the “woman’s right to choose?” How am I any different than any other “choice” woman?
Don’t judge me harshly. I’ve already done that. In fact I not only think I’m guilty of murder, but I’m guilty of an even more heinous crime against God, a crime that forms the basis of all the sins I commit that make me cry out, “Oh, Jesus, forgive me.”
I have cried over posting this, least anyone would use it to support the “abortion” cause. I think of James 3:1 that says “you who teach will be judged more strictly…” I have dwelt on James 1:5 that says we are to seek wisdom from the Lord – that I have done. Even this morning again I lay my head upon my desk and cry, “Oh, Lord, will this do more harm than good?” I can only hear Him say “Post it. My strength is in your weakness.” Thank you, Jesus. Thank you for telling me that.
Do me the favor of reading relevant posts coming.