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Mom Changes Mind About Abortion After Newtown Shooting 

The school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut was a terrible tragedy that took the lives of two dozen children and school officials. However, the tragedy has helped millions of Americans foster a greater appreciation for children and human life.

Steve Rupp, Vice President of Missouri Right to Life, shares the following story of how it made such a monumental impact on one mother considering an abortion that she changed her mind:

With the horrid news from Connecticut–that is like an arrow piercing America’s heart–comes a story of tragedy turned triumphant.

My young nephew was running his small restaurant in Des Moines earlier this week when one of his employees came in to the store and asked if she could get her paycheck a little early. While he was in the office cutting her check, she sat at one of the WiFi computers to wait. On the screen, the story of the school shootings was being broadcast. The young lady started sobbing uncontrollably.

My nephew came out to console her and brought her back into his office to let her compose herself when she told him, “I needed my paycheck early because I have an appointment at Planned Parenthood this afternoon to have an abortion.” And then she said, “After seeing all of those innocent young children dying and all of those mothers who have had their children taken from them, I can’t go through with this abortion!”

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/12/21/mom-changes-mind-about-abortion-after-newtown-shooting/

by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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mmccrea
by Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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That seems like fiction to me.  But, whatever.  She will probably regret it later.

gsprofval
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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Children are not a regret.  That young woman will look at the child and always think about those kids who were killed so young and she will treasure that child she has decided to keep.

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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Quoting mmccrea:

That seems like fiction to me.  But, whatever.  She will probably regret it later.

Regret keeping her child? Children are a beautiful blessing. Your opinion of motherhood is callous>

PeeperSqueak
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 7:49 AM
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Why do you think she will regret it ? Do you regret being a mother ?

Quoting mmccrea:

That seems like fiction to me.  But, whatever.  She will probably regret it later.


mikiemom
by Gold Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 7:55 AM

I support every woman's right to make choices for her own body.

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Jan. 4, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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Quoting mmccrea:

That seems like fiction to me.  But, whatever.  She will probably regret it later.

I would agree that this story seems like fiction.

But I don't know, if it is a true story, that someone would regret their decision not to abort.

I will say that someone who could be turned from asking for a paycheck early to announcing to their boss that they were going to abort and then changed their mind because of such a tragedy likely wasn't all that attached to the idea of the abortion in the first place.

I can't imagine announcing such a thing to an employer, it seems like it would be so personal.

ETA:  As I was writing this it was making me think why the story was bothering me.  Yes, it seems contrived, but it also posits that people get abortions capriciously.  What are the circumstances that would make this young woman want to get one in the first place, and how did the tragedy in Newtown change those circumstances?

I think most people who choose abortion are not doing it on a whim.

jillianmayasmom
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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I think that if seeing coverage of the shooting made her change her mind that quickly, she probably wasn't sure in the first place.
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mmccrea
by Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Because she was already planning on gettting an abortion.  Everyone has their reasons, maybe she's too immature, can't support it, or whatever.  It's not like there isn't reasoning that goes into the choice to get an abortion.  

No, I do not regret being a mother.  It is the best thing that has ever happened to me.  But I have a loving husband who provides for us, and two families (mine, and my husband's), who would do ANYTHING for us.  Maybe (if this story was true), the woman doesn't have that kind of support system.  

Quoting PeeperSqueak:

Why do you think she will regret it ? Do you regret being a mother ?

Quoting mmccrea:

That seems like fiction to me.  But, whatever.  She will probably regret it later.



Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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 I agree, I find elements of this story to be somewhat hard to believe.

I find it offensive that Newtown is now being used by a pro-life publication to further it's agenda. This woman's very public choice not abort and CREDITING (ugh) Newtown for her decision is contrived and really, really distasteful. And that's putting it mildly.

Quoting romalove:


Quoting mmccrea:

That seems like fiction to me.  But, whatever.  She will probably regret it later.

I would agree that this story seems like fiction.

But I don't know, if it is a true story, that someone would regret their decision not to abort.

I will say that someone who could be turned from asking for a paycheck early to announcing to their boss that they were going to abort and then changed their mind because of such a tragedy likely wasn't all that attached to the idea of the abortion in the first place.

I can't imagine announcing such a thing to an employer, it seems like it would be so personal.

ETA:  As I was writing this it was making me think why the story was bothering me.  Yes, it seems contrived, but it also posits that people get abortions capriciously.  What are the circumstances that would make this young woman want to get one in the first place, and how did the tragedy in Newtown change those circumstances?

I think most people who choose abortion are not doing it on a whim.

 

PamR
by Platinum Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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Quoting romalove:


Quoting mmccrea:

That seems like fiction to me.  But, whatever.  She will probably regret it later.

I would agree that this story seems like fiction.

But I don't know, if it is a true story, that someone would regret their decision not to abort.

I will say that someone who could be turned from asking for a paycheck early to announcing to their boss that they were going to abort and then changed their mind because of such a tragedy likely wasn't all that attached to the idea of the abortion in the first place.

I can't imagine announcing such a thing to an employer, it seems like it would be so personal.

ETA:  As I was writing this it was making me think why the story was bothering me.  Yes, it seems contrived, but it also posits that people get abortions capriciously.  What are the circumstances that would make this young woman want to get one in the first place, and how did the tragedy in Newtown change those circumstances?

I think most people who choose abortion are not doing it on a whim.

I have to agree that this story seems contrived, but assuming that it isn't, what does this mother intend to do regarding her mind changing?  Is she planning to use this to help educate kids about sex and birth control?  Help young women in an unplanned pregnancy?  Or stand in front of a clinic and "protest?"


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