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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 

An Incredibly Sad Comment by a Woman Who Had Two Abortions

Gizmodo is one of the websites that I regularly visit for tech news. It offers a diverse array of stories ranging from reviews of Android apps to humorous videos to futuristic innovations. One of their favorite topics these days is Siri, the intelligent assistant built into the Apple iPhone 4S (as an Android guy, I assure you that blogging about anything related to Apple is quite difficult for me, but I digress). Tonight, as I checked out Gizmodo, I ran across an article entitled, "Is Siri Pro Life? Apparently Yes."

The article went on to detail how numerous reports by users show that Siri lacks the ability to find an abortion clinic when asked. As expected, hundreds of commentators weighed in and by the time I logged on to view the article, the discussion had become a full blown debate on abortion. As I read through the comments, the one below hit me particularly hard. To me, it shows the inherent selfishness of the pro-abortion crowd. And it reveals once again that those who have abortions very often do not do so for altruistic reasons, but for their own well-being. A woman with the moniker VerdantWater posted this:
OK then, I killed a person (actually 2), which is my legal right to do, because I didn't want another human being using my body for 9 months, and possibly hurting or killing me (childbirth is still the number one killer of women worldwide). I stopped something from affecting my health, the ability to do my job, from ruining my psychological life, and I prevented passing along my family's not-so-great genes onto the next generation. And the 'life', which had no consciousness (and I don't believe in souls as an atheist) never even knew it, and it happened in a totally natural way (I used IU486 both times, so exactly like a miscarriage). I'm morally totally fine with that. If you are not, then don't have an abortion, that's fine with me. I could not live with children of my own, nor could I afford it - at 34 I am currently finding a home for my cat because I'm unable to provide adequate care for her.

To whoever said that women who have had an abortion live with it for the rest of their lives - I say yes, and thank goodness I don't have two kids right now. I'm glad for that every single day. Incredibly thankful. If I had to kill two non-conscious, 5-week old balls of DNA that could become people one day, I really have no issue with that.
How sad is that?

Wow. Unbelieveable.

yoooo.... how sad, people are totally lost!!! dont blive in souls? caring for a cat more then a soul?? isnt a cat is a soul as well? balls of DNA?? REALY? GOD* have mercy upon us, it sound like some dark twisted funtasy that she enjoy doing? some women do abortion because they realy in a bad siutuation which dosnt make it good or better, it wrong and will always be, im not an earthist i beleave in GOD* and in JESUS CHRIST, and i beleave in heaven, bt this is insane and it happning all ova d world and we need to pray more.

Typical atheist world view. If I was an atheist I might think the same way. It's interesting how radically what you believe affects your behavior. You can only pray that the people who believe these things and think this way will some day come around. Her comments do give you a clue about what mental factors go into a decision like this. I suspect that no matter how much reasoning she does that somewhere inside she feels guilty about aborting two children. (no matter how conscious they were)

Also...on a side note. People are morally responsible for any situation we can conceive of. There fore even if I traveled back in time to consciously kill the future parent of a particular person just to make sure that person was never born then I'm guilty of at least two murders. Even if that person had not yet been conceived in the womb. Therefore it does not matter how conscious the fetus is. You are deliberately ending a humans early existence.

Daniel, this was extremely sad to read of Verdant's spiritual condition. May God open her eyes and bless her with the grace and mercy only He can give her. I do know that when God penetrates the wall of self-centeredness she will regret ever having written those words.

At times I have written words I deeply regret. I did so a couple of days ago, in fact. I'm sorry for them. And I've asked God to forgive me for succumbing to the flesh and not being open to His Spirit.

In Verdant's case, she is blind. She cannot see. She is deaf, she cannot hear. May God open her ears and convict her of her lostness without Him. In her words I read a despair. Evidently, at 34, she has found herself in a medical situation which she blames her genes and is desperate. If she cannot care for a cat, then she must be in dire straits. I pray some Christian soul reaches out to her and gives her a purpose before it is too late.

thank you for sharing this Daniel. selahV


Thanks for stopping by my now almost defunct blog - I just don't have the time to write much of my own these days (one major blogger recently called me a "prolific commenter" and that's being kind given that I've fallen behind even in that lately). Sorry for the delay in responding, but I've been out of town on a personal retreat and then had a lot to take care of today, so I am just now able to sit down at the computer to type.

I very much agree with your assessment of Verdant here. It is quite sad and certainly true that she is blind and needs the in-breaking of the Gospel and Holy Spirit to set her free from her bondage to self. And I join you in praying for one with beautiful feet who bears the Good News to encounter her soon.

As for the words you mention which you regret, I regret mine as well. I set myself up to be easily misunderstood and did not help my cause with a few unhelpful phrases that I wish I could now take back. I was able, however, to reflect on that discussion as well as much more on my personal retreat and I believe God taught me a great deal through it. And I am thankful for that.

Thanks again for stopping by and I pray God will continue to guide you and use you as you traverse the often muddy waters of Baptist blogging.

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