Years ago, working as a medical general practitioner I got a call from a patient — unmarried — asking where she could go for an abortion. I asked her to come into the office, gave her some pro-life literature and we talked.
Nine months later, “Franklin“ was brought in for well-baby check, and as the mother and I looked at each other across the exam table we both knew that her noble decision — to face public embarrassment, medical expenses, interruption of her employment — was so right, both for the child, and for their present and future experiences of profound joyful love between parent and child.
Humanity at its finest.
In recent decades, there has been considerable emphasis on various “rights.”
We see on the news various signs carried by angry people — some accompanied by insults and obscenities.
I suggest another banner behind which all of us — young and old, Republican or or Democrat — can proudly march: "My body, my responsibility."
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