You should know that when you tell other people that you killed your own son or daughter that it not only hurts them, but it infuriates them. Not the people that you likely surround yourself with, but people like me. People who know that the child you killed was no less human and no less valuable than you are.
This child reached their 8th week of life following their conception.
You see, abortion is simply a euphemism for killing. Whether you suffocated your baby with mifepristone or had them ripped to shreds by vacuum aspiration, you killed them. You were – and continue to be – their mother. You were the one person in this world they should have been able to count on, and you let them down.
You placed your own needs above the needs of your child. You sacrificed your baby to avoid sacrificing for your baby. You are everything that is wrong with the world today. Your ideology is the reason there is so much pain, cruelty, and suffering. Imagine a world where every human life is valued equally and infinitely. Imagine a world where mothers protect the children they carry in their wombs, where the thought of killing them is unimaginable. Imagine what those mothers will teach their children as they grow into adults. This world is possible, but it will take all of us to cultivate its reality.
You can walk away from your experience callous and unaffected, or you can learn from it. You can continue to delude yourself into believing that you only killed a potential child or you can wake up and own what you have done – killed your actual child. Only then will you become part of the solution and help our cruel world shift toward a culture of life.
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