|Originally posted by ekblad6
[B]No, I don't think they should have these commercials on TV. I don't think that impressionable kids should even know that there is a "way out".B]
I am a librarian. I am pro-choice. And I cannot agree that kids should not know their options - even if we disagree with them.
God has given us free will (the difference between us and the angels) and to take away choice is to take away the very stuff that makes us human.
I lost a baby to SIDS. I know the horror of losing a baby. I just happen to feel that a baby loved and hoped for, a baby named is a VERY different loss than losing one to an abortion.
I had a miscarriage and was sad to lose the baby but also relieved because I was young and unmarried at the time. I did not have to make the decision of whether or not to carry the baby as God made it for me. The experience left me with empathy for other women whose choice may have been very hard (either way).
When carrying my second child (third pregancy) I was acutely aware of how perilous pregnancy could be. . .I had heard so many sad stories through the support group I had attended. . . I had a very healthy pregnancy but my fear of miscarriage, premature birth, stillbirth were all big. This stuff about murdering a baby goes too far I think because until the baby is born and indeed until the baby makes its first birthday - life can be uncertain. And it is this uncertainty that makes me unable to equate abortion with murder.
"Judge not, lest ye be judged."