We all become who we become, be it homecoming queen or car thief. That fate
plays out the way it does for any and everyone is not rationale for or against
abortion. Besides, if we want to prevent abortions, let's have adult
discussions about sex, starting with accepting that hoping you can prevent
others from having sex doesn't work.
I'm glad this person wasn't killed when she was in her mother's
This case may have ended happily. But in others it could become a nightmarish
disaster for the mother AND a child who was conceived in rape.This
is not something that should be legislated. As with the idea of abortion to
save the mother's life, it is a deeply personal decision that should be
made with only the most serious thought and prayer.Then, when the
wrenching decision has been made BY THOSE WHO MUST LIVE WITH IT, the people
involved deserve the support and love of all the rest of us.Abortion
is a tragedy, no matter how it happens. But let's not compound the tragedy
@HutteriteBy adult conversations what do you mean exactly?I think we should have serious conversations with our children and explain the
sacred nature of procreation powers. That they should be used when they are
married. That is not an impossible task.If they choose not to follow
that course. They have made their choice at that point. They no longer get to
choose the consequence when a child is conceived. No problem in explaining to
your pregnant child, that they have already made the choice when they had sex.
Now they should be an adult and see their choice through. After birth they can
raise the child or give the child up for adoption. If medically the child is
harming the mother or if it was rape and other circumstances then you might
consider an abortion (since you didn't get a choice for example in a rape
situation) your choice is then to have an abortion or keep the child.It seems a segment of society that hates war and the killings there, have no
problem with innocent children being slaughtered before birth for no good reason
other than selfishness.
@Hutterite: "We all become who we become" is true, but you missed the
point and your words after that are meaningless. Yes, she became a homecoming
queen, BUT she wouldn't have EXISTED to become that homecoming queen had
her birth mother not given her life. By carrying her to birth, her birth mother
gave her the chance to become anything. I'm not suggesting that
legistlation be changed for all rape victims, but this underscores the value of
a life. Bless that birth mother for her sacrifice. I am so grateful for birth
mothers (and in a lot of instances birth fathers) that choose to give life.
-from one grateful adoptive mama!!!!
I'm not naïve in expecting people will stop having sex. I
just expect people to be accountable for their decisions. Don't kill
Whether this girl became homecoming queen or not, the story before that is the
inspirational one. Her birth mother did not feel it was right to terminate the
pregnancy and she lived true to that even against high opposition. That is the
inspirational story. Each human life is just as precious as another. Each
deserves the opportunity to live and grow. There is a young child
here whose conception was by rape. This child is a complete mother's joy.
We can't judge what a person's decision in in such a situation. But
if it was at all possible to have the baby and be OK, I hope it would be done.
@Liberal TedAmen to your comments. Well stated.Just a
minor (ok, nit-picky) suggestion on terms - and this comes from being in the
middle of an adoption situation: "birth mothers" do not "give
up" but rather "place" their babies for adoption. When I was on the
"outside" I would have used the same language.
Why all the comments about owning up to the decision to have sex when the
situation here clearly involved sexual assault? That is so insensitive.
Regardless of where you stand on the subject of life, this is a very cool story!
It was the birth mother's choice to save the innocent life in her womb
rather than destroying it.
Less than 2% of abortion are for reasons of sexual assault or the woman's
health. 98% are because of selfishness.
I think she should thank her lucky stares her mom decided to have that baby. I
thank my lucky stars we have free agency. I wouldn't want to make that
choice for any one.
@Hutterite, the message of this woman's platform was not, "If you
don't abort your baby, it will become a homecoming queen"Nor was
her message, "Have hope!....hope that people don't have sex." Her
message was that adoption offers hope to those who feel like there is no other
way out of an unplanned pregnancy. Her message is that through the atonement of
Jesus Christ, there is hope that ALL may be healed and blessed after the pain of
their own sin or the sin of another. The child, the birth mother, the adoptive
family, and many others are blessed through choosing adoption rather than death.
Having received the blessing of adoption with my first son, I can tell you that
the idea that ending a life in the womb will help someone who has been raped is
completely false. God chooses who gets pregnant and who doesn't. If you
don't believe that, tell it to my wife who couldn't get pregnant for
11 years. Talk to other woman who could not get pregnant their entire lives.
We are not in control of that miracle. So if God chooses, there must be a
reason why a rape victim becomes pregnant. From what I have witnessed, it is a
healing process to produce a life after such an unfair injustice as rape, and it
is the ultimate gift to share that life with a family through the miracle of
adoption. The only time an abortion ought to be considered is if a
mother's life is in danger; and even then, the decision should be left
solely to that mother and what she feels from God.
@MountanmanAnd this one was one of the 2%, that's why it's
relevant. Of course if you really cared about the 98% you'd support
expanded contraceptive access.
@The Solution" God chooses who gets pregnant and who doesn't.
"So miscarriages are God's abortions?