February 23, 2017

August 10, 2016


Choosing Abortion

Pro-Choice author Miriam Claire on her abortion:

  “I was performing as a singer in “Evita” in London in 1984 when I discovered that I was pregnant… By coincidence, a colleague with whom I shared a dressing room discovered that she was pregnant at around the same time. She and her husband were thrilled with their news, but she became distressed at the thought that I was going to have an abortion. In total sincerity, she asked me if I would consider having the baby and letting her adopt it. I was utterly distressed at the thought of possibly giving up a child of mine for adoption. I thanked my colleague for her offer and tried to explain to her that just as her maternal instinct prompted her to make such an offer, my maternal instinct could never let me accept it. While I do believe that adopting out a child can be an expression of maternal protectiveness and caring, it was not my choice…

  My experience was a struggle because I had not anticipated the terrible sense of emptiness that followed the abortion. It is probably difficult for those who are against abortion or who have not had one to understand that one can have an abortion without regret and yet still feel a deep sense of loss.… Abortion produces many conflicting emotions that are not necessarily reconcilable or logical… It is virtually impossible to know how you are going to react physically and emotionally after the abortion.”

How anyone can read those words, much less write them, and not realize the horror therein is cause for real grief. 


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5 comments

She couldn’t put her child up for adoption, but she could end his/her life?  Where is there any real logic in that?

[1] Posted by GillianC on 8-10-2016 at 11:28 AM · [top]

These people do not think logically.

[2] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 8-10-2016 at 12:24 PM · [top]

Depraved.  Choose to “protect” yourself.  Choose to have your child adopted.  Choose to accept your responsibilities.  Choose to abstain (zut alors!).  But DO NOT choose to kill your child.

[3] Posted by Nikolaus on 8-10-2016 at 09:19 PM · [top]

Her maternal instinct told her she could never accept it? I think it more likely it would have seriously inconvenienced Ms. Claire to bring her child to term. She might have even missed performances of “Evita”...

[4] Posted by via orthodoxy on 8-12-2016 at 09:21 AM · [top]

Just.  So.  Selfish.

[5] Posted by B. Hunter on 8-13-2016 at 10:39 PM · [top]

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