Close to home....

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Registered: 01-15-2008
Close to home....
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Mon, 02-02-2009 - 9:31pm

I'm coming here again...because this place is home....and despite being a debate board I love n trust you all.

Abortion has always been very close to my heart. I knew growing up that Doctors *encouraged* (and that's putting it lightly) my mom to abort me in her 8th month due to the severity of my disabilities..... then in 2006 I found myself in a situation where abortion was the best course of action...I never got there(natural m/c for the newbies)....but still. Emotionally I was *THERE*. ...Then today I was in the car with my dad he had another friend there and thry were talking about his Ex GF and how he gad gotten her PG and she aborted. Both my parents are VERY PL...so of course he was going off about how "pissed" he was that she aborted. I'm PC, but...listening I...couldn't help it. I was pissed too. I couldn't believe that She had done that to my potential sibling....and it got me thinking. What would my kids have thought of me if they found out I had aborted thier sibling, what will they think if/when they find out that I almost had an abortion....we're that sort of family, it WILL come up.

How do you hang on to your convictions when they hit so close to home?

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Registered: 08-15-2008
Mon, 02-02-2009 - 11:38pm

>>How do you hang on to your convictions when they hit so close to home?<<


You know that you made the right choice for you, based on your situation at the time.

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Tue, 02-03-2009 - 8:06am

I hang on to my convictions because I know that choosing to terminate was the best thing for my daughter and myself at the time. Ironically, it was also best for the z/e/f.

If/When my daughter questions me about my decision, I will simply tell her that I was doing what was best for her. If she wants to be angry with or disappointed in me, that is her choice, but she will never be able to understand all of the circumstances surrounding my decisions or all of the thought and time I put into making the decision.

I'm sure as she grows up, she will make choices I will not necessarily agree with, but I respect and love her enough to accept those choices and will be there for her in spite of any differing views I may hold. I hope that I raise her well enough to do the same.

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Tue, 02-03-2009 - 12:37pm

What an awesome post!

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Tue, 02-03-2009 - 1:11pm
Aw, thanks. Big puffy heart right back at ya!
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