and within this form, is the priceless form.
As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect. The truth is I was having a conversation with daughter. This was before the summer holidays. She talked about a group of protestors, that were independent from her school. They were protesting against abortion. She asked me what I thought about abortion.
My response, in a simple few words, I don't agree. I believe that once there is a known pregnancy this should be considered a life form. I am in favor of life, and believe that even if there was a deformity found in the Ultrasounds these unborn / new born, should be supported. If there are monies available to finance roads, buildings, or if there are government expenditure's that are not directly related to the investment of people, then ultimately there must be enough money to care for babies who are born with a virus, or illness. All life matters.
I think that there maybe some readers who will find my opinion a little extreme, but I think that our human life experience can shape our opinions. To watch someone deliver a full - term baby knowing the baby is dead upon delivery. To hold this baby in my arm. To hear the cries of mis-carriages, and know those who are not able to conceive. These experiences have truly shaped my thoughts about this topic. Whilst there maybe technologies such as In - vitro Fertilization (IVF) or other reproductive technologies. The success rates are not always 100%. There are free treatments available but these are not effective as those that are paid for privately. Just by reading this we can understand that even to give life to a baby successfully through alternative solutions and technologies is very expensive. There are other ways such as fostering and adoption as well. All of which can be very rewarding and fulfilling. These arrive with the cost of waiting, as well as social and emotional factors.
At the end of the conversation I concluded in saying that if a person does find out she is pregnant and then decides to abort a life, we must be mindful of those who really want to have a baby but cannot. It just seems so ironic to me. These thoughts can also be related to that of assisted suicide. In the news we hear about endless deaths of teenagers or youth. Families have been hurt by these tragedies and losses. Yet, we decide to put people to death. Maybe there are elements of suffering to consider, but what about morals and ethics. Is this killing ethical? What about if we were to think about these issues through a theological sense? Can we as humans put the decision of life and death in the hands of humans? Should doctors be given the power to abort knowing there is life? Or to kill knowing there is still a heart beat? To me it seems non - sensical.
Life is precious
Life is a gift
There is mystery in this giving of life
There is also mystery in a life fulfilled death.
We all have to go through the milestones of life and death. However to put this power in the hands of human beings does not make sense. It de-values the human form. The priceless human form.
But what about teenage pregnancies?
For this question we can think about education and contraceptives. These preventative methods need to be known. There is no excuse in this day and age not to be informed of the consequence of unprotected sex. Prevention is always better.
So is life.
Dedication: The words of this being are dedicated to the baby that was infected by the Zika virus in Harris County, Texas today. When there are known preventative methods, it makes no sense why these prevention's are not being funded. My thoughts to share with love & kindness.
Notes - These thoughts were originally hand - written on August 9th 2016.
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