Just some random thoughts this morning, since I have nothing exciting going on with TTC.
It really blows my mind that someone who has dealt with IF, or even who is going through it now, can be pro-abortion. In a big way, I feel that this journey, for me, has made it all the clearer just how much conception is a miraculous event- not one that anyone is entitled to, but a gift from heaven. Going through this has solidified just how many things have to be PERFECTLY in place in order for a pregnancy to occur. So how could these facts escape another infertile??
The views on life in this society are just sickening sometimes. Life (in the form of an unwanted pregnancy) is viewed as a consequence of the mother's actions. Therefore, how dare anyone try to take away the "right" to get out of that consequence. Life is not a consequence! STDs and reputation may be consequences- but because a woman is stuck with those, it doesn't matter. She can't murder the STD she got from the man. She can't slaughter the reputation she gets after such an event. But the baby? THAT she has control over. THIS IS SO BACKWARDS!!!
Don't people who are TTC mourn the loss of what is ever-so-affectionately termed a "chemical pregnancy?" (Really, an early miscarriage.) If they don't feel that it is a life, why mourn? And those types of m/cs generally occur at 4 wks gestation... the time when most women headed for abortion are due for their AFs, not even THINKING about testing. Earliest abortions are usually about 2 wks after that, at 6 wks gestation. The time we are all waiting for with baited breath- because this is the date of most first u/ss. I just don't understand it.
Abortion is such a hidden epidemic. No one has to see it, therefore they can literally shut their eyes to what is ACTUALLY going on. And conveniently tell themselves that the baby can't feel anything. Why? Because God Help the country on the day it takes away a woman's RIGHTS! But wait... what about the other person's rights? The person who can't speak for or defend him/herself?
I'd like to pose an analogy, if I may (and yes, I've decided that I may, because this is my blog after all):
What if the government decided that Infertile women and men are unwanted in this country. All we do, after all, is suck dry the insurance companies with all of our testing, treatment and procedures. In the end? We're not giving anything back to society. We are unwanted. Useless. A waste of tax money, and air for that matter. Maybe it should be the RIGHT of our communities to eliminate us. Not murder, mind you, just a cessation of our breathing... and beating hearts... merely so that we can not continue to grow and become more and more of a burden. Ludicrous idea? Ask yourself why this is ludicrous, but murder of a baby (embryo, fetus, whatever you want to call it so it makes it less real) is so easy to accept.
On a related note, I got an email from Priests for Life, and there is a 40 Day Relay beginning in a town about 25 miles from me on Monday (at first I thought it was Sunday, but I went back and read the email)! I'm extremely nervous about it- I have never done one before, and frankly I'm terrified of seeing all the pg women walking in to kill their babies. But once again, All You Who Hope has been an inspiration to me, and even if one success story comes out of this, it will be worth it. Wish me luck!