Thursday, September 03, 2009

Heartbeat

At the ultrasound on Tuesday morning, I saw my little rice grain, thriving and healthy. Right where a little baby should be. All is well, and the previous pain was obviously something not related in a harmful way to this little nugget. The little guy had a heart beat (oh what a glorious thing to behold!) that was strong and perfect. It struck me, how much I truly love this little creature. I have only just become aware of it's existence, and I LOVE it. I was devastated at the vague suggestion that there could be something wrong. The mere thought of it sent shudders down my spine and immediate tears to my cheeks. It is a strange but wonderful thing to be so tied to a person who is a big as a rain drop. A love like that is not an earthly love, as any mother can attest.

AS I gazed at the beautiful sight on Tuesday morning, with tears running down my cheeks, I ached for all the children with heartbeats who will never see the world. My child is well within the range for an abortion, and could easily be sucked out, with nary a thought from any party. A woman even said, "They aren't really people until the 3rd month." Our government doesn't recognize their "person-hood" until 6 months. But I saw the form of MY child, and I saw it's heartbeat register on the screen and there is NO ONE who will convince me that that being is not a person. It is not a "person" because I want it, it is a "person" because it has a heart beat. However, he/she will see the sun, because I DO want it. Evidently in our very civilized society, people are only people who are wanted people. The unwanteds should have their brains sucked out, or their bodies dragged apart.

I am so grateful that I get to keep my little person, and that it wasn't taken from me. And I continue to pray that the sad practice of infanticide will end in my lifetime and that worldwide, civilized societies will take up the cause of children, great and small.

2 comments:

The Gastronaut said...

Don't know if you ever watched Boston Legal, but one of the things I love about the show is it doesn't just credit its audience by presenting both sides to issues, but generally presents them both well. That and it's outrageously funny.

It was still kind of surprising to see conservative views on abortion coming through in an episode from the final series, without the typical simplicity and/or overused arguments you'd expect, including this quote from Denny Crane:

“You pro-choice people, you need Roe vs. Wade. You're desperate for it, not because you're sure of your opinion, but because you're not. You need to cling to that ruling as moral validation for a position you're not entirely comfortable with deep down.”

It was even suggested by other characters that abortion has lifelong effects on women - and men. This is a great article on the episode:
http://www.cultureandmediainstitute.org/articles/2008/20081111184529.aspx

Perhaps complete desensitisation isn't inevitable? I desperately hope not.

Anonymous said...

Great blog Erika, Mr B just asked me if every 2 or 3 years I could have a baby until I get up to 10 and then stop! Well I don't think we'll be doing that, but babies are so precious...right from the start. There is a march in October to mark and grieve the 1 yr anniversary of the Vic gov giving free range to abortion right up to birth. Wanna come? :-)
My rice grain is special and wanted and God planned. Just thought I'd let you know.
Pen