I heard a story about a middle child. Out of 5 children, this child was the third child and was unwanted. His mother tried to initiate a natural abortion because she did not want this child.
Now, this has a happy ending as this child was born and cared for and nurtured, but was the ‘black sheep’ of the family. This child grew up, got married and had kids of his own. He made a life of and for his own, loved and nurtured his children who grew up to have kids of their own and those kids had kids. This ‘unwanted’ child has become a great grandfather.
It got me thinking about all the other unwanted children of the world. Had they not been aborted but instead given a chance to grow up, what could have been accomplished? How many would become doctors that would cure cancer? The next engineer to solve pollution? Would there have been a great Lawyer or judge. The next best writer or poet? Maybe the next great director of movies or modern day John Wayne? The new Lucy Ball or Bob Hope? Who knows, truth is, we will never know.
I don’t believe abortion should be used as contraception. As was recently pointed out, there is no ‘rubber’ shortage. It should be on the individuals to provide contraception for their actions. Government money should not be used to provide this procedure. I do not think it should be outlawed but government money is our money, because the government is us. But more importantly, think of the waste. Lives forever altered or never given a chance. It is a bad situation, but as for me, I am glad to have my children.
The “unwanted’ child from the story above is my dad. I am quite glad that my dad was given a chance to create a life for himself because I am here and my children are here and I have a grandchild. Life is like a roller coaster ride with lots of ups and downs, but that is what makes life so interesting. So it turns out that the ‘unwanted’ child was wanted after all and made a life worth living, and he is still alive and kicking and living a life worth living.