Thursday, August 4, 2011

Is It EVER Justifiable For Someone To Have An Abortion?

Is it ever justifiable for someone to have an abortion? The answer, believe it or not, is YES. Oh, I can almost hear the gasps and see the heads shaking in disbelief.
But yes, it is justifiable and sometimes even advisable for someone to have an abortion...
in a fictitious work whose purpose is to send a strong PRO-LIFE message.
I have read many moral stories written to teach children not to lie. In almost every

one of these tales, at least one child tells at least one lie, with severe, sometimes even
tragic, consequences. I wonder how many real children were kept from lying by reading these stories.
In the same way, a story in which someone has an abortion, and then suffers in some way because
of it, could very well serve as a deterrent to an actual abortion. An actual abortion is never justifiable.



7 comments:

RAnn said...

Interesting...

kathleenbasi.com said...

Last week (?) when I was struggling with faith in fiction writing, a friend of mine suggested something similar: that a way to deal with the free sex issue and still be true to my faith would be to show the damage it inflicts on people. I've been thinking about this a lot since then, and although I don't know the form it will take, I'm pretty sure I'll be following his suggestion sometime down the road.

noreen said...

Whew, glad you clarified that Rochelle at the end of your post! I certainly did gasp but it certainly got my attention to read until the end of your post... wondering where you were going with this :)!

Carol@simple_catholic said...

I certainly raised an eyebrow when I read they title!

The idea of using a fictional story of an abortion to illustrate the consequences is a good idea. I'm almost surprised no one has written a book like this yet.

Rochelle said...

@Carol:
In one of the books in Neta Jackson's "Yada Yada Prayer Group" series, we learn that one of the characters had an abortion several years earlier.
To avoid spoilers, I'm not going to say which book and which character!

Rochelle said...

@ Carol:
I haven't seen any novels dealing SOLELY with the subject of abortion

Patty "Wilson" P said...

Such an interesting post. I found your blog through RAnn Sunday Snippets. The subject of justification for abortion has always interested me. When I was a young woman I had an experience that I know shaped the course of my life. I am leaving the url link if anyone would like to read it. http://www.spiritual-lives-of-women.com/2010/10/monday-rightous-cause-abortion-and.html