By Sarah Terzo
A woman talking about her 2nd abortion said :
“But I really feel good that I made the decision, not to have the baby. Again, I pretty much had made my decision, talked to myself, you know, constantly, talked to my sister, talked to the baby. ‘Cause I definitely believe that when you get pregnant, I don’t care if it is just a little … little form there… It feels, picks up on the vibes. I really do believe that. So it was important for me to let the baby know that. It just wasn’t a good idea to have another baby right now. Not this time in my life. That it was time for me to get on to other things that I have to do for me. Both times I felt that the baby understood that wasn’t the right time for it to come.”
Did her babies really “understand” and accept the fact that they was going to be torn limb from limb in an abortion?
If the baby could think and perceive [as the woman believed], do you really think he or she would understand and accept their fate?
From Sumi Hoshiko, “Our Choices: Women’s Personal Decisions about Abortion” (New York: Harrington Park Press, 1993), p. 89.
Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission. Sarah Terzo is creator of the site.