Baby in the womb, seven weeks gestation; from priestsforlife.org
Basically, a man and his fiance, Cheryl, decided to abort their child at six weeks gestation. The fiance's sister, Nicki, opposed to abortion, was very upset by this decision and now refuses to talk to the man (her future brother-in-law). This upsets the brother-in-law, so he keeps apologizing, trying to win her back.
Abby responds, saying, "So how did Nicki get inserted in the middle of something that was none of her business in the first place?"
The problem is: it should be EVERYBODY'S business! We ALL should be a part of this fight to end abortion because it is THE KILLING OF HUMAN LIFE! We should not--we CANNOT--sit idly by and pretend like it's not happening, or worse, just say it's none of our business what other people choose to do! Every time a human life is taken, we ALL are hurt, because it devalues EVERY HUMAN LIFE, to reduce a baby to mere choice!
Okay, okay, I'll calm down. The point I'm trying to make here is, people like the Dear Abbys and the CNN Newses, and Editors in Chief are the ones who seem to have the largest audience, yet they are spreading lies about abortion and the taking of life. They push this relativistic idea that everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, and we have no right to intervene, unless, of course, it interferes with the rights of others. Well, what about the rights of the baby?
I'm proud of Nicki. I'm proud that she stood up for that child. I don't belief she should ignore her sister and brother-in-law; she instead should try to reach out to them, help them heal, and pray for their conversion, but at least she made her view known. It's obviously having an impact on her future brother-in-law; if he didn't think he had done anything wrong, what would he be apologizing for?
I will pray for Cheryl, her fiance, their baby, and Nicki. There is some serious healing that needs to happen with that family. Perhaps some good can come out of this tragedy--God alone can achieve it.
Here is how I responded to Abby:
I was very upset by your April 30th response to Cheryl's Fiance on the subject of their abortion decision. Cheryl's sister, Nicki, had more than a right to make their decision to have an abortion her business. Obviously Nicki's view was that what they were dealing with was not just a pregnancy, but a human life. Nicki felt it was morally wrong for Cheryl and her fiance to kill their child (not to mention harmful to the couple), so she of course had strong convictions to intervene.
While I do not think that Nicki should ignore her sister or future brother-in-law (they will need healing, love, and forgiveness after choosing to abort their child), I do believe she was very right in making her feelings known. If you thought one of your family was putting his or her child's life in danger, wouldn't you intervene?
I understand that many people feel differently than Nicki and myself and do not see a child but instead a so-called "choice"; however, I do not feel that Nicki deserves to be chastised for her willingness to stand up for what she believes is beautiful, precious life.