Let me start by saying that I am pro-life and a conservative Christian. Contrary to what I've read here, I'm not overjoyed by the death of an abortion doctor, I take no pleasure in the pain of a woman who's experienced a rape resulting in pregnancy, nor do I advocate banning either sexual education in schools or use of birth control. Please remember not all who have a personal relationship with Christ are Catholics.
Bottom line is probable quality (or lack thereof) of life is not the baseline for which the decision to live or not live should be based on. Where do you draw the line? Should we give the unborn child a trial run and see if say, by age 2 life is going to be ok for them so we let them live, or if by age 2 they're neglected by parents who don't care in which case we should just kill them now, but hey at least we let them have a chance? Or the elderly, should euthanasia become the choice for kids who don't wish to have the responsibility of caring for aging parents?
ytowngramma - I sure hope you've never been through the trauma of a rape, but if you haven't please don't bring the issue up. It's a slap in the face to someone who has been through it to be used as an example by one who hasn't. I was raped, and no pregnancy ensued (thank God) but had I become pregnant I would have had that baby because that baby wasn't at fault, and it would be half of me. I may not have kept it, I may have gone the adoption route, but would have allowed it the chance at life for sure.
I had an unplanned pregnancy and chose to have the baby. My son is almost 6 years old and I look at him everyday and thank God he was given to me to love and care for. My husband and I are blessed with our 2 children, not everyone's situation works out like ours did, but sometimes it does, and those situations deserve as much recognition as the negative outcomes.
Not every unplanned pregnancy is a horror story, and the child deserves the right to life.
December 2, 2009 at 7:48 a.m.