Letter to the editor: Those who make tough decision need understanding, support
To the editor:
This article came across my Facebook one day and I feel it is worth sharing in defense of those who have had to make this tough decision. And two members of my family have had to make this tough decision with their caregivers and what they need is understanding and support, not a page full of unnecessary Bible verses to make them feel even worse.
You're pro life until your wife is told by the doctor that her pregnancy is non viable, her baby has no kidneys or a brain, and will most likely die before birth. Under new law he cannot remove the fetus, even if it is stillborn and your wife is forced to follow through with the delivery. You get to watch the fallout of her having to tell family, friends, co workers, over and over what is going to happen when they ask her when she's due.
You're pro life until the doctor tells you and your wife that she will most likely die if the pregnancy is brought to term, along with the baby. Your future, your soulmate, your everything will likely disappear in less than one short year and nobody can help you.
You're pro life until your wife has a partial miscarriage and doctors refuse to remove the rest of the fetus citing the new abortion laws and your wife dies of septic. You arrange for her funeral.
You're pro life until your daughter (sister, mother or wife) is raped and you're forced to watch her suffer through this unwanted pregnancy only to have her die in a failed attempt to abort. Or commit suicide.
It is not your body, not your choice! There are many different circumstances! It doesn't always mean what you think it means. Not one bill tells a man what to do with his body. Not one bill makes a man step up and be a dad. This is not old. This is not OK! I agree abortion is not a form of birth control. But a woman should be able to decide on her own as it is her and her alone who has to deal with the decisions.
I'm not sure who to give credit for this article, but since it was on Facebook, there were no copyrights.
There are never any pat answers in most situations, it all depends on the circumstances. So I ask that no one has the right to judge. Thank you for hearing me out.