Mother rationalizes the use of violence against this 12 week old prenatal child…
The first time I ever examined an elective abortion specimen was before I ever saw an autopsy or miscarried fetus. I opened the container that was just labeled “products of conception” not knowing what to expect and was like ???????? is this really happening right now!!! Looking at a specimen like this for the first time was slightly traumatizing to say the least, especially being a woman and a mom. A photo like this is one thing, but to actually have it in your hands is quite another. As a healthcare professional you are supposed to be nonjudgmental blah blah blah but your heart is pulling you in a different way because you are holding fetal body parts in your hand.
It’s amazing how your views can change on things working in this field. I was always pro-choice for myself, until that day. People always ask me my stand on abortion. Personally, it is not something I would ever do, but I also do not judge anyone who has ever done it, or anyone who ever plans to do it. Now when I exam a specimen like this I feel no emotion. I have seen so many in my career and I have learned to live with the choices people make.
The only history I get with these specimens is the first and last name of a woman I have never met and her age. I don’t know her situation and why she decided to do this, and honestly I really don’t care. It’s the beauty of choice. The reason I share photos like this with you is because this is just another type of specimen that crosses the pathologist assistant’s desk every day. This is what’s happening in medicine and in real life. This can help you make informed educated decisions.
This woman was close to gaining something that so many have lost — her humanity. But then she began to rationalize the killing of the child who laid before her in a pile of human rubble. She claims that she could never kill one of her own children through abortion, but is unwilling to use her voice to stand in defense of other children targeted for destruction.
If you wouldn’t kill your own child, you shouldn’t tolerate the killing of any child. There’s no such thing as ‘personally pro-life’.