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Compassion is key in Pro-Life argument

Posted on September 16, 2015 by Taber Times

I feel compelled to share one of my own personal experiences with Life and the issues surrounding it, which has been spoken on as of late.

First I would like to say I can’t imagine the fear and helplessness when someone experiences an unexpected pregnancy and the desire to want to flee from the situation. And with that, has thoughts of abortion. I understand that the extraordinary act of giving your child up for adoption must be one of the most painful decisions to go through. I do not want to chastise anyone, rather show love and respect to the extreme circumstance that these girls/women/families are going through. It is not to be taken lightly; yes it is their body with one major difference, another life in them, whom is deserving of the same respect.

I have lived the very beginning of life in the most profound way which has brought me to only one conclusion, that Life is indeed sacred, to be valued and therefore protected inside the womb.

My husband and I have twin girls who are now 3 year old little darlings; they are healthy, happy and intelligent. They were born however at 25 weeks gestation (15 weeks early) weighing 1lb 12oz and 2 lbs 2 oz. I remember while watching in the NICU, as teams of doctors and nurses were fighting for their little lives, seeing that their bodies were fully formed and just needed to grow. They were the size of a small little kitten, so helpless yet so full of life. We cuddled them on our chests the days that they were stable enough and it was amazing to see how they responded to our love and touch. They had little personalities, gusto and a fierce fight in them. It was beautiful and amazing to witness. This 3 month stay in the NICU is forever etched into my mind as proof that life is life inside of a womb and therefore to be respected as such.

Karen Hamilton

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