Exam week is upon me (and probably most of you college people out there) and it is Stressful! (Yes, with a capital “s”.)
And like any normal college aged kid, to de-stress I listen to Christmas music and read the news online.
Came across this article. Just a slight warning… it tells it like it is, and is a bit disturbing. Prepare yourself.
I know right? I can almost picture your face just reading the title of the article. I gasped a little bit. I was studying statistics with my friends who are also taking the same class, and they both are Catholic. (The article is from Catholic.org). But I guess they don’t like to read articles about aborted babies right before a huge exam… for the life of me I can’t figure out why. 😛 But I digress…
The article in its entirety is extremely disturbing. There are a few gasping moments where your hands will run to your face to clasp your mouth is complete and utter shock and disgust.
A 20-year-old woman (a woman my age; that really puts things into perspective) self-aborts her baby by drinking herbal tea known as the “abortion-causing tea.” How lovely! So this chick gets knocked up, realizes she made a mistake, drinks this baby-killing tea, and then throws the baby into a dumpster. All like it’s nothing to her. What I would understand is how she could live with herself after seeing her dead baby… How messed up in the head does someone have to be to see a DEAD HELPLESS BABY and not care? How could someone live with themselves if they knew they had just murdered it? I hope it haunts her for a looooong time because that is disgusting.
She is being charged with murder, with self-abortion. And I’m not going to lie, I thought the exact same thing as the NARAL president. It’s a double standard in our society to not make illegal abortion but to charge a woman with self-abortion. Now, having said that, they have it right in this instance. Let’s take it a bit further, though, and realize that this is the right action! Let’s realize that abortion is horrible! Let’s realize that self-abortion is just as gross, and disturbing, and brutal as abortion performed by the doctor.
I think the difference is this: the justice system won’t see anything wrong with abortions performed by doctors because they don’t personally see the babies in the dumpsters. But because a baby was actually seen, and someone cared about that innocent child enough to call in the authorities, abortion suddenly became a horrible atrocity. The police officers, and the judge who sits in on this woman’s trial, will see pictures of the child who was selfishly killed by its mother, the one person who was supposed to protect it from harm, the person it loved unconditionally from that moment of conception. I hope this causes a step in the right direction, the direction of outlawing abortion… I will pray hard that this is the wake up call the government needs.
I will let you read the rest of the article. But think about this… Texas has a “Fetal Protection Law” but still allows abortions. Oxymoronic much?
Good luck on exams, all you collegians! Hope they prove to be easy 🙂
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you came to birth I consecrated you; I appointed you as prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1: 5)