Shoebang, thank you for strengthening my resolve to fight people like you in every/any way I can. But, to be fair, your opinion that my sister is a murderer is, quite apparently, shared by most if not all pro lifers here. Let me tell you a bit bout this murderer you so cold heartedly condemn. She has her PhD in psychology, works as a volunteer at Carville, the leprosy colony, has a minor in music & played the piano & sax extremely well, was a 3 sport star in highschool with 2 collegiate offers for vollyball, volunteers to work with vets who have suffered loss of memory capabilty thru the VA facilities in N.O. A great wife, mother, sister, and daughter. When she was brutalized over a period of 2 days, she lost her right eye; every bone in her right hand was smashed with a hammer to where she can no longer play any musical instrument; her vagina took 2 plastic surgeons 6 hrs to restore to somewhat normal. And more. But, to you, she is a murderer. I am an educated man & have no need to use vulgarities, but screw you, a.hole. for your sancitmonious & self rightious opinions. Come down out of your ivory tower & live in the real world for a change.
What happened to your sister is terrible. I agree with that 100%. She did not deserve what happened, and the child that was inside of her was not there by her choice.
My heart goes out to her for the decision she was forced to make in the wake of this traumatizing crime. She is and always will be a victim.
That being said, I do believe that the pregnancy that resulted from that horrible act was a human being. That child inside your sister did not choose to be there, but alas, there it was. That is where the difference between us is. I believe that every human life has the right to be born, no matter how they are conceived.
My wife and I had tremendous trouble conceiving a child of our own. Through many months (over a year) of trying and help from the medical community, we were able to conceive without the use of in-vitro fertilization (against our beliefs). We were seriously considering adoption until she got pregnant.
Until that point, I had no strong feelings on abortion. Then I realized that one of the millions of aborted children could be my child. I would take it. I would take the burden of parenthood from someone who could not or would not handle it. Then one day, I saw my child moving on the ultra sound screen. I heard its heart beat (still waiting to see what the sex is). There is no way anyone can convince me that the child I saw was not a human being. If my wife wanted to, she could still have an abortion TODAY. She could legally kill my innocent baby boy or girl. That child that was inside your sister was just as innocent.
I believe that every fertilized human egg should be afforded the same chance I was given by my parents: the chance to live.
I feel terrible for the way my opinion & beliefs must make you feel, but it does not change them.
I sit on no ivory tower. I do not think I am better than you or your sister. I do not condemn her for the choice she made. I hurt for the fact that she had to make it. I also hurt for the innocent child who did not get a chance to experience life.
I am only motivated by the fact that I believe humanity begins at fertilization and every person, no matter the circumstances of their creation, has the right to be born and have a chance at life.
I sincerely apologize for my callous response earlier. It obviously offended you. Please accept my apology for that offense.
This post was edited on 11/15 at 4:42 pm