Sunday, November 02, 2008

They are Babies

Shared by a friend.

A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said:
"Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 yr. old and I'm pregnant again. I don't want kids so close together."

So the doctor said: "OK, and what do you want me to do?"

She said: "I want you to end my pregnancy, and I'm counting on your help with this."

The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady: 'I think I have a better solution for your problem. It's less dangerous for
you too."

She seemed relieved, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.

Then he continued: "You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let's just kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we're going to kill one of them, it doesn't really matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms."

The lady was horrified and said: "No doctor! How terrible! It's a crime to kill a child!"

"I agree," the doctor replied. "But you seemed to be OK with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution." The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.

He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that's already
been born and one that's still in the womb.
The crime is the same!


Tracy said...

Oh my gosh... this is amazing!!

EC Gefroh said...

Very strong message isn't it.

Therese said...

This is such a wonderful story. I will link back to it I think Esther.


Gina said...

Fantastic post Esther.
If only all doctors responded in that way!

Anonymous said...

It is a very strong message. If only we could get them all to understand this.

Sarah - Kala said...

Brilliant. I'm going to try and linky to my blog.

EC Gefroh said...

Therese, Gina, Elena and J, glad you found it as thought provoking as I did.

Rosemary said...

AMEN. Very good point. Powerful post. And very appropriate for the night before the election.

CJ Sweet said...

Great story!

EC Gefroh said...

I'm glad you thought so Cassie.