Director, Stand True Pro-Life Youth Outreach
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A young woman writes an open letter to the child she is about to abort and posts it online.
I want to start by saying that I am skeptical of this being a sincere post. I am actually praying that it is not. It seems to me that one of the biggest strategies of the pro-abortion movement is to de-stigmatize abortion: to make it a simple, no-big-deal action like clipping your nails.
All of the comments seem to be from people thanking her for her courage and showing their support, which gives me pause. It also seems that any opposing thoughts are being deleted.
With that being said, if this is real, it is heartbreaking at the least. This young woman is literally writing a letter to her child to explain to her child why she is paying someone to end her child's life. She does not try to pretend that this child is not alive, for she clearly recognized the humanity and soul of her child.
Before I go any further I will share her post with you.
I am getting an abortion next Friday. An open letter to the little life I won't get to meet.
I can feel you in there. I've got twice the appetite and half the energy. It breaks my heart that I don't feel the enchantment that I'm supposed to feel. I am both sorry and not sorry.
I am sorry that this is goodbye. I'm sad that I'll never get to meet you. You could have your father's eyes and my nose and we could make our own traditions, be a family. But, Little Thing, we will meet again. I promise that the next time I see that little blue plus, the next time you are in the same reality as me, I will be ready for you.
Little Thing, I want you to be happy. More than I want good things for myself, I want the best things for the future. That's why I can't be your mother right now. I am still growing myself. It wouldn't be fair to bring a new life into a world where I am still haunted by ghosts of the life I've lived. I want you to have all the things I didn't have when I was a child. I want you to be better than I ever was and more magnificent than I ever could be. I can't do to you what was done to me: Plant a seed made of love and spontaneity into a garden, and hope that it will grow on only dreams. Love and spontaneity are beautiful, but they have little merit. And while I have plenty of dreams to go around, dreams are not an effective enough tool for you to build a better tomorrow. I can't bring you here. Not like this.
I love you, Little Thing, and I wish the circumstances were different. I promise I will see you again, and next time, you can call me Mom.
Here is my open letter to her.
â€œLittle Thing.â€ This is the name she chooses to call her pre-born child. This â€œLittle Thingâ€ is not a thing; he or she is a human person. She talks about not bringing her child here, but she needs to understand that she has already done that. Her child is already here.
She talks about how her child might have her father's eyes or her nose; this has already been determined. If she would not kill this child she would find out whose eyes her child already has.
When she talks about not feeling the enchantment that she is supposed to feel, she needs to understand that this is something that will happen throughout the whole life of her child. I have seven children and in no way do I always feel that enchantment.
What I do feel is love, a love that drives me to protect my children at all costs. No matter what our living situation may be, no matter how much we may not have, no matter how tough times get, I will love them. I am their father and I know that to say I Iove my child means that I would do anything including sacrificing all of my desires and wants to make sure my child is taken care of.
For her to say that she loves this child in the same breath as saying that she is going to abort her child is just not reality. This is a lie and deception that the real war on women has unleashed on this world. The lie that sacrificing the life of a child is an act of love that empowers women is the war on women.
H, if you can read this, I beg you to take a pause for a moment. You said that you feel your child inside of you. I want you to think about that statement. Your child is already here, and you are already this child's mother. You can give this child the most precious gift in the world: the gift of life.
No matter what circumstances you are in right now, nothing warrants the death of your precious child. You, as this child's mother, and your love can overcome all the adversity you may face as you raise this precious child.
I have no idea what you believe about God, but I must share with you that you are a child of God, loved by Him and created in His image. Your child is also created in God's image and is infinitely loved by God. Please understand that God actually gave his own Son, Jesus Christ for you and your child. Through Him you can find the strength to love your child and give your child the gift of life.
Please also understand that I have heard this line of thought from countless women who have gone through with abortion only to find themselves in deep pain down the road. The regret and hurt that often follows abortion is monumental and devastating for mothers and fathers. Please take a moment to read some of the testimonies from women who have been down this road and are speaking out about their experience. -Â http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org
Please also know that there are so many of us that would help you with anything you need to make sure your child has a wonderful life. We can also help you find an amazing family to adopt your child if that would be an option for you.
H, I am not just pleading for the life of your child, I am pleading for you. I know you are in a situation right now that seems overwhelming, and the world has told young women that the best solution for these situations is abortion. I know that you think this will be the best choice for you, that this will free you to live your life the way you want to.
Please understand that abortion is a lie. It is an attack not only on your child but also on you. It is an act of violence against women, a destroyer that takes what is beautiful and natural and turns it into death.
H, I love you enough to tell you the truth; that abortion will not only kill your child, it will rob you of motherhood. It will not make you cease to be a mom. That is something you are now and will be forever. Your motherhood, however, will be taken from you and thrown into the trash.
Please, H, love yourself enough to embrace the gift God has given you. You are loved and we can help you.
Youth Outreach Director of Priests for Life
President - Stand True Pro-life Outreach