Doctor aborts the “wrong” twin

Never mind the fact that any baby is the wrong baby to abort. Doctors told the mother that one of her twins had a congenital heart defect and recommended aborting that one. And she agreed to it. Which is troubling enough since many many times doctors tell mothers that their pre-born babies have congenital defects only to discover after the birth of the child (or the abortion, if the mother took the doctor’s sick advice) that there was nothing, absolutely nothing, wrong with the child at all.

Part of my ongoing Pro-Life Birmingham photography project

I can’t even count all the times people have shared stories like this with me. About a doctor claiming congenital defects in their pre-born children, not about aborting the “wrong” one. Here’s what my then best friend went through with her first child back in 1985. She was told that her baby’s heart was on the wrong side, but that was simply a lie. I had a miscarriage many years ago when I was only a couple of months pregnant, but a nurse told me that the baby had been five months developed and that you could see he was a boy. Which also was not true. What possesses people to do and say these things?

Oh. Never mind. I think I answered my own question…

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About Disciple

I am a pro-life activist, blogger, writer, poet, singer songwriter, musician, photographer, nerd, bookworm and Mac fan. I have two dogs, one of whom is well-travelled. (I had three for a while after adopting a senior dog, but he has now passed away, and the pack is back to two girl dogs. One was born after, the days of mammoth road trips.) And the most important thing is: I was received into Holy Mother Church in 1996 and, through the grace of God, I love Christ and His Church more with every passing day. Thanks be to God!
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2 Responses to Doctor aborts the “wrong” twin

  1. Brett says:

    I have a question: I have come back to the Catholic Church after leaving it at age 15 or 16 im now in my sixties. I have counselled and taught astrology for a number of years and two years ago i left it. but now going thru bad economic times thought about putting an ad doing charts and such. any thoughts would be welcomed thanks Brett

  2. Disciple says:

    Hi, Brett, welcome home! I’m so glad you returned to the Church. If you’ve studied your Catechism or your Bible, you realize that the study and practice of astrology is–well, there’s really no other way to say it–forbidden. I gave it up, too, and I won’t go back to it. I can’t go back to it and remain Catholic. And remaining Catholic and faithful to Christ and His Church is more important to me than anything else. You might make a few bucks doing a quick chart here and there, but “what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul?” You may feel tempted to go back to your old ways, like the Hebrews were tempted to return to Egypt, the land of their slavery; but realize that’s exactly what you would be doing: returning to slavery. But you are free now!

    I’m assuming and hoping you are receiving Holy Communion at Mass on Sundays. I’m hoping that means you went to confession when you returned and told the priest about the astrology. I did also, and threw away my astrology books, software, tarot cards, etc. Threw it all in a dumpster. I couldn’t live that double life any more, presenting myself for Holy Communion, knowing that I was doing something that went against the teachings of God and His Church. Do I ever regret my decision? No. I regret that I didn’t get rid of it sooner. I regret that I didn’t have the guidance of the Church when I was younger. If I had known about Catholicism back then, maybe I wouldn’t have sought knowledge in all the wrong places.

    You want wisdom and guidance? Don’t look to the stars which God created. Look to God who created them. Trust Him. There are riches in Scripture, in the spiritual writers, the saints, more riches than astrology could ever offer. True riches that are not effected by economies. That cannot be taken from you. Faithfulness to God will yield more for you than astrology ever could.

    And astrology will not rescue you if you are unfaithful. One day you and I will face Him. What will we say? We were faithful when it was easy? When we didn’t need money? I don’t want that to happen. I’ve stopped trying to see around corners. I pray that you will, too.

    Peace be with you, Brett. I’ll put you on the prayer list. And, please, pray for me, too. May the Lord bless you and keep you. Trust Him!

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