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A family on facebook made the brave decision to post their late-term abortion story:
This is ending a wanted pregnancy.
This is late-term abortion.

To those of you who are saying that Matt & I should have given Omara the chance to live, and don't feel like reading the blog; she had an inoperable tumor growing into her brain, lungs and heart. She would not have lived to birth. If we had waited past the window of a legal abortion and she died in my womb, I would have had to carry her body (while my body began breaking it down) before being scheduled for a D&C or EXIT procedure (due to the size her tumor would have been). We opted to end the pregnancy early, relieve the suffering that she and our family were experiencing and deliver her through labor fully intact. Because of this decision we were able to hold her and say good-bye.


And as usual, the comments on this story convince me again and again that the anti-abortion side is awful. Comments like:


I don't understand why you just wouldn't let nature take its course instead you kill your child There is no reason for anyone to kill a innocent child your story dose not justify what you did and in the end i think you will always wonder if your child would have survived doctors are wrong all the time you should have given her a fighting chance she was obviously still alive for a reason and you just snatched her life from her i honestly feel you just didn't want a child with a tumor on her face so you killed her


And if for some miracle the baby would have survived you'll never know because she wasn't given the chance. God does great things if you allow him the chance.


Everyone has their own opinion. I don't think it is right if you were excited about the pregnancy why kill the child, medically tumors can be removed, it wasn't hard decision it was a way out just like every other abortion


I am one for no Abortion, but i do understand why you done what u did. I am sorry for what you are going threw. I am sorry. There is a difference in having to do it, to wanting to do it.


The government belongs there when women are having multiple late term abortions, celebrating them, and using them as a former of birth control. Sometimes, like in your case, abortions are medically necessary. And that should be remember in an executive order by a president... but nobody is perfect; and you can't blame a man /woman/ group of people for standing up for a unborn human's right to live.


That's so sad... I don't believe in abortion, but if you have a good reason then that Shouldn't be a problem.


Dear anti-abortion crusaders who somehow think it's your business to comment:

If you want to make all abortion illegal, that means making all abortion illegal. No one is going to come back to YOU to ask if YOU'RE okay with ONE because THIS reason might be good enough for some of you. You are forcing everyone into your agenda, without knowing the circumstances, including this heartbreaking case and all the others like it. How do you think this will work, you'll somehow be appointed head of the tribunal that decides whether a woman and her doctor are doing the right thing? Should we just leave it up to facebook? Clearly there are people on your side who don't believe there should be ANY exception. Will you debate with them, or just stay silent and let them make the choice for all of us?

If you believe that God does amazing things, then let Him do all those things in your life. You don't have to wear a seatbelt, God can prevent car accidents. You don't have to keep your job, God will send you food. You want to go through a full pregnancy, labor and delivery to put a tiny baby through a short painful life because you think that's what God wants? You do it. But I'll tell you - there are very sick babies, everywhere, all the time, and God is not showing up for them.

Doctors are not casually performing late-term abortions on healthy moms with healthy babies. It is not happening. When these cases come up, they are serious and need addressed quickly. There is no time for appeal, in the court of law or the court of facebook. Women are not casually skipping down the sidewalk in month 6-7-8-9 because they changed their mind or are tired of being pregnant. If you think they are, you are wrong. Period.

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gilda_elise
May. 2nd, 2017 11:16 am (UTC)
These people drive me absolutely crazy. On top of the fact that they think that they should be able to tell you how to live, they're casual cruelty is in direct contradiction to their supposed religiousness. And how anyone could be so stupid, as to think that a woman would have a late-term abortion because she suddenly decided she didn't want the baby, or, well, just because, is beyond me.
roarofsilence
May. 2nd, 2017 11:41 am (UTC)
UGH UGH UGH. This is so horrendous, it really makes my brain bleed when people get their judgey pants on about late term abortion. The idea that anyone makes these decisions lightly or that it's 'easy' (from either a legal or emotional standpoint) is just so ridiculous. Walk a day in these people's shoes, judgey pants. Don't tell me your God can do amazing things but would be totes ok with you being a judgemental twat to people during an impossibly difficult time in their lives.
excentric397
May. 2nd, 2017 02:47 pm (UTC)
I used to know someone who had to carry a no-longer-viable fetus (trying to be tactful here) to term. You do not want to put a woman, a family, through this hell. No one chooses this casually, it is a horrific decision to have to make, and judgmental, 'I have no clue what you are actually going through, but let me judge you anyway' assholes are not god's gift to the world. Are not compassion and 'judge not...' 'Christian values'? Every day and in every way I am reminded again how happy I am to be atheist. Reading about 'Christians' and their values is sickening, mainly because they have no clue what Christ taught, and are basing their religion on the Old Testament. NOT Christian.
ironphoenix
May. 2nd, 2017 02:53 pm (UTC)
Making abortions illegal is a cruel, and demonstrably ineffective, way of trying to stop people from having abortions. The fact that many people who wave the anit-abortion flag are opposed to things that reduce the need or desire for abortion (e.g., contraception, destigmatization of unwed mothers, affordable daycare, combating rape culture) give the lie to their moralizing.
lilac_ribbon
May. 3rd, 2017 09:57 pm (UTC)
People like this make me lose faith in their supposed humanity. I had a massive discussion before the election with some american christians I know and ugh. "God's will!" "I know an obstetrician who says 100% of all fetuses are viable!" "Killing babies in the womb is like Nazi's killing Jews!" and, I kid you not, "I wish we could give all fetuses handguns to arm themselves".

Argh.

It's also proven that making abortion illegal will not lower the number of abortions, but will increase the number of women dying from abortions.
lookfar
May. 4th, 2017 08:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I always snort at the "God could have performed a miracle but you got in the way" argument. He's GOD, yo, he doesn't need me to get out of the way if he wants to perform a miracle. Like the argument that contraception prevents God from sending you the baby He had in mind. What? He's GOD - if He wants you to have a baby, no IUD can stop Him!
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