“She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers…” (Job 39:16)
I’m interested to see if this article is suitable material according to the social media screeners. Hoping you will find the logic behind this interesting, at least.
We hear of “wrongful death” suits all the time. Here is a switch. Jennifer Raper, age 45 at the time of the Chicago Tribune article, from Charlestown, Massachusetts, filed a “wrongful life” suit against two doctors, one working for Planned Parenthood. In early 2004 the litigant claimed medical malpractice after she discovered she was pregnant and went to have an abortion “for financial reasons” at a Planned Parenthood clinic. The acting physician performed the abortion, but it was, the suit alleged, “not done properly, causing the plaintiff to remain pregnant.” She later visited another doctor at Boston Medical Center who failed to detect the pregnancy even though she was twenty weeks pregnant at the time. Months later she went to the emergency room for treatment of pelvic pain and found out she was actually still pregnant. She gave birth to a daughter that December and so sought damages, which included the cost of raising the child.
O the tangled web we weave, when at first, we practice to abort! Instead of feeling sorry for the plaintiff let’s look through the daughter’s eyes . Here is what she likely faced while growing up. One, from the start her Mom did not want her to be born. Two, she went to not one, but two doctors to make sure the fetal mass was dead. Three, the reason her mother wanted to abort was “for financial reasons”. Money was more important than life. Four, when she was born, she became the ping-pong ball in a lawsuit that never would have happened had she not been born. The mom sued for “damages”, so the girl got to see herself as damaged goods. Five, her Mom expected the court system to pay for her rearing instead of taking care of her little one herself. Emotionally devastating? Great esteem builder? This is what creates suicidal teens. The case displays everything that is wrong with the abortion industry and everything that is wrong with women who use abortion as last ditch birth control.
Job was thinking of unsympathetic humans when he wrote of the ostrich which “leaves her eggs on the ground, and…treats her young harshly, as though they were not hers” (Job 39:16 NKJV). The old version says she is “hardened against her young ones…” This is not maternal instinct. 125,000 babies are aborted each month in America. This attempt was “for financial reasons”. Other times it is because of age, a girl in her early teens, or because having a baby would interfere with college or career; sometimes abortion merely becomes a retroactive condom, costs a little more, but the taxpayer can pick up the tab.
Forget the mother for just a minute though it is “her body” and the fetal tissue did pose a serious disruption. Consider the daughter. Ultrasound photography proves that abortion is a painful experience for the unborn. And when one survives the ordeal, as is sometimes the case, he or she faces a lifetime of psychological trauma. Any siblings that are born will hear about Mother’s “secret” someday, it always comes out, that they had a little brother or sister who could have been, that should have been. Conscience demands a coming to terms. How does the living sibling rationalize life while the other went out in a medical clinic bio-hazard bucket? Just writing about this carries a degree of nausea but facts are facts. As a Right-to-Life preacher I’m not pleased to hear stories like this though the abortion industry would suggest that we’re happy to find preaching material that supports a particular stance. Not so. I wish Miss Raper of Boston never had to enter the “abort room”, let alone a court room. Life is all about what goes on in the family living room.
I didn’t hear what came of the lawsuit.
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