In 2006, a doctor in Florida aborted the wrong twin. A woman was pregnant with twins and one was shown to have birth defects and the other was not. Fortunately, in the United States, we have a procedure that is called selective reduction. Selective reduction involves aborting one or more [babies*] in a woman who is carrying more than one baby(source)
Both twins were eventually aborted, as the doctor "accidentally" aborted the healthy twin first. The mother then opted to abort the unhealthy twin. The article closes with a sober sentence
"The mother should have been referred out to a major institution where these are done daily."
This situation is not unique. I wish it were but it is not. In Italy this has happened and the police investigated the accident. I do not know the findings of their investigation, but most likely the doctor as with the doctor in Florida lost his right to practice.
The mother of the accidental abortion in Florida, received a settlement:
Kachinas said in the interview yesterday that there was a financial settlement with K.M. State records show a $250,000 liability settlement for an incident on the day of her selective termination.(source)
Returning to wisdom, I will add the rest of what we usually hear with wisdom: The wisdom of Solomon. Solomon was a king, and the son of David in the Old Testament of the Bible. In 1 Kings 3:16-28 Solomon uses his wisdom, in which (the people) feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment. The verses tell of two women, one who had a baby, and the other who was the baby's actual mother. They were brought before Solomon, who judged that the baby should be cut in half so both women could have it. One woman says, "no, she can have the baby," and the other woman says, 'Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it."
Solomon then knew who the real mother was, as she opted to give her child away then to have it split in half. Where is Solomon today? Where are the wise to use their discernment with our children? Education is prized in the United States, and we have come close to having an incredibly educated citizenry, yet wisdom and education do not go hand in hand. The baby is a fetus when it is aborted, but a baby to gain a monetary settlement as the woman in Florida received. The judge was no Solomon in that case, as the mother opted to have one child killed(that is what is happening) because it was impaired by today's understanding. I use that wording, because legally a baby with a cleft lip can be considered as impaired.
What has happened to our society? I know abortions have been performed for thousands of years, but we as a nation decided that one group of citizens had more rights than others. We also decided that our most dependent citizens are vomit...to be scrubbed up with a bleach solution if they are not "CHOSEN."
How dare the Court say I have more rights than an infant! My body carries a child, but that is not my choice, as many woman have sex many times and the womb remains empty. Other women may end up pregnant when they haven't even completely undressed. Healthy women give birth to unhealthy babies, and unhealthy women give birth to healthy babies. Some women plead night after night to have a baby fill their wombs, others condemn the life kicking inside as I type. But keep this in mind, no one woman can guarantee that she alone can put a life inside her. Even when medicine intervenes life is not always the result. Therefore how dare women be granted the sole power to condemn another American to death. How dare we walk and talk about how our children need the best, and that teachers are underpaid? How dare we imply that we are concerned with what is best for the children, when in truth, we should be treating those in the classrooms as survivors, as they just survived the most dangerous place on the planet for someone so small. They survived the womb, and the decision of their mothers to keep them alive.
Mind you I grieve for the women who have had abortions as much as those babies that have been aborted. We have raised our education of our citizens to the point where hook, line, and sinker the people believe that abortion is a choice, and that it should be. I grieve for the women as they were told that it was not viable, didn't have a heartbeat yet, or was too disabled to survive. I grieve for them because it all sounds so scientific and is legal, why would our politicians do something that would be harmful to their constituents? Why would the Court, composed of judges like Solomon, be deceptive and determine that a baby is not a person?
I grieve for those who have had an abortion, as in the case of the woman in Florida, not only did she see abortion as a means to resolve an imperfect life, but then was compensated for the failure of the doctor to kill the right child. Imagine if the children were 2 years old. Imagine this story then.
I pray that we return to wisdom.
Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures performed in the United States each year.(source)
Did you know that? Take that bit of data and combine it with the fact that half of the population can never have this procedure this is shocking.
I pray that those who have had an abortion understand that I am not angry at them. I am angry at a nation that has turned abortion into a choice instead of what it is- murder.
* I edited the word in brackets. This word was fetuses in the sentence, but I believe we should stick with the same word, especially in the same sentence. Using the word fetus, seems to make aborting it a procedure similar to one such as a tonsillectomy.
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