At What Moment Do We Call It Life (Sensitive Subject Matter)
by Michelle R Kidwell Power In The Pen
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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I have made it clear a hundred times over my views on abortion, and once again I feel compelled to write about the subject, and my pro life views, please give me the honor to do just that, you may not agree with me and that is your right, but for me it is not about agrement, but about getting the word out...
At what moment
Do we call a life
At what moment
Can we call a child a child?
When can we celebrate the gift of life
At the moment of conception
At two months
Or not until the child is born?
When can we call a life
Copyright Michelle R Kidwell
12:39 A.M PST
Gianna Jessen does not quit. Giving up is not an option to her. Gianna has what she refers to as the "gift" of Cerebral Palsy. She weighed a mere 2 lbs at birth and the doctors said she would never be able to hold up her head, sit up, crawl or walk. She began to walk by the age of three years old with the help of leg braces and a walker.
Gianna doesn’t believe that her Cerebral Palsy takes away her life, but, rather, enriches it. . . she walks with a slight limp today and runs marathons. On April 30, 2005 she completed her first 26.2 mile marathon after running just over 7 hours and was presented with the coveted blank blank award! On April 23, 2006 she completed the London Marathon as well. She is now determined to run marathons all over the place, because she was never supposed to even walk!
Gianna understands the plight of orphans, being one herself. She was placed into the foster care system early on in life, eventually being taken into the loving home of a woman named Penny. Penny has been a mother to 56 foster children in her life. Gianna was later adopted by Penny's daughter, making Penny Gianna's grandmother. According to Gianna, Penny saved her life.
Gianna is a Christian. Her life was given to her by the grace of God. She shouldn't be walking, but more miraculous still; she should not even be alive. Gianna's biological mother was 17 when she had a saline abortion in her third trimester. Many Americans don’t realize it is legal to have an abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy. After being burned alive for approximately 18 hours in the womb from the saline solution, Gianna was delivered alive in a Los Angeles County abortion clinic. Her medical records state, "born during saline abortion"...this is what caused her Cerebral Palsy.
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|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|You know my answer ... and because a child, while in the womb, is discovered to be disabled, is no reason to end its life in the womb or after. If Mom had made that decision, I would not be here, writing poetry ... well said, Michelle.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|I have this book, Michelle, and it is a most powerful, compelling read! God bless her, and God bless you; continue to speak out for those who have no voice!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
|Reviewed by Bernice Angoh
|I have read her story and it cut my heart to pieces. Life is truly a gift it does begin at conception.|
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
|Oh Mercy me. It just cuts to the core, your testimony here. I have never believed that children born with anomalies were a curse. Nay they are a blessing. Each time a person looks at a child with some kind of anomaly, whether great or small, they are challenged in the mind, as to whether or not, they can accept something like this. I have personally had a myriad of feelings embellished upon me, many of them really nasty. But for the few that were encouraging, it helped and strengthened me. They are like a beacon, reminding us that Sin exists in this world, and force us to look at ourselves in a new way. Underneath a deformity of the face or body, is a heart, and a mind, and a person, who is no different to any other.
I always said to those who persisted in critisizing me for having my children, "You know, we all go down to the grave, we all have this terminal illness called death, and we all Rot and go yuk just the same, so whats with the perfection attitude, it's laughable.
When I was down, I reminded myself, " An Enemy hath done this thing" Not God, Not ever, for I know he weeps for his children, and longs to make things all brand new.
In the past I have shared a little of what has happened to my Children and myself, but perhaps the time has come to bit the bullet so to speak, and open up.
Thank you for this Michelle, God bless you, for once again, I have been given a measure of courage.