Saturday, August 30, 2014

I Didn't Take it Seriously

When I first heard about abortion, years ago when I was in my early teens, I did not take it seriously.  This had nothing to do with the fact that I wasn't a Catholic at the time, it had nothing to do with the fact that abortion wasn't legal in the United States of America at the time.
Was I, then, too young and immature to understand what abortion was?
Oh, no; I understood, all right.
So why didn't I take it seriously?
Because I didn't believe it.  I didn't believe that such a thing was possible.   I did not believe that a mother could ever deliberately choose to have her baby killed.
My reaction was, "That's baloney!  A mother will kill, if she has to, to protect her baby.  A mother will die to protect her baby.
A mother will not KILL her baby."

Oh, if only I had been right about that.

1 comment:

Rochelle said...

In case anybody wonders, yes, I knew about infants being sacrificed, but I considered that to be ancient history and no longer possible.