"Hope is one of the Theological virtues. This means that a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not (as some modern people think) a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is."
- C.S. Lewis
Thursday, August 19, 2004
Aborted baby's head left inside woman.
"At midnight, my ex-partner knocked on the door to check if I was all right. ... I went to the bathroom and as I was sitting there, I just felt something slip out of me as if I had just given birth. I looked in the toilet and saw this lump that seemed to have a bone in it. So I showed it to my former partner."
The couple realized they were looking at the face of their unborn child, seeing the eyes, nose, mouth and ears. The tiny head measured no more than 4 centimeters.
"We just broke down and cried at what we were seeing. We couldn't believe it," Chambers sobbed to the paper.
"I phoned an ambulance and they took me to the hospital to make sure that no other parts were left inside of me. They said I could have died if it had stayed inside me."
She was able to discuss the situation with the doctor who had performed her abortion.
"He leaned over my bedside and said, 'I am so sorry. In all the procedures I've done, I've never come across this,'" she said. "He even tried to take the head away, but I said I wanted to keep it because we wanted to have a proper burial."
Here's a weird question: Why would you want to give a "blob of tissue" a proper burial? I mean, the notion of a proper burial usually applies to a life which has ended. And if this couple believed their unborn baby deserved a proper burial, why did it not affect their initial decision to terminate the baby?
Is this like John Kerry's unconscionable position that life begins at conception, but people should have the freedom to end that life if they so choose?
Sensitive surfers beware: The article linked above includes a small photo of the baby's recovered face. It is cleaned up, of course, but it is unmistakably the face of a child, and the sight of it is both powerful and heartbreaking. This is the face of abortion.