It’s always a tragedy when a woman has an abortion. But it’s even more tragic when a woman knows that abortion results in the death of another human being and has the abortion anyway. Last week, the Huffington Post shared a video of a woman from Scotland named Leyla Josephine, who proudly proclaimed there is no shame in abortion.
Josephine wrote a poem titled, “I Think She Was a She” and recounts the abortion she had as a teenager. She explains that she is unapologetic about her abortion because it was the right decision for her. However, you don’t have to read between the lines to figure out what she is really saying.
“I think she was a she. No, I know she was a she and I think she would look exactly like me. I would’ve told her stories about her grandfather; we could’ve fed the swans at Victoria Park. She would’ve been like you too, long limbs with a sarcastic smile and a new pair of kicks…She could have been born.”
Then Josephine exclaims, “I would have made sure that we had a space on the wall to measure her height as she grew. I would have made sure I was a good mother to look up to. I would’ve supported her right to choose, to choose a life for herself, a path for herself. I would’ve died for that right like she died for mine. I’m sorry, but you came at the wrong time.”
Let me get this straight; she wants her listeners to understand that she is not ashamed of her abortion because her daughter’s death protected her right to choose.
How does that work?
Her innocent, defenseless daughter was torn apart by an abortionist and she chalks it off as a reasonable choice because she would die for her daughters right to an abortion.
Except Josephine’s daughter didn’t have a choice in the matter, she was killed simply because she was inconvenient. And her daughter didn’t die to protect her mother’s life or to keep her from danger. Instead, she died for no reason (not that there is every a good reason to kill a preborn human) on the altar of abortion.
Yet, our world celebrates Josephine’s story and others like it. Usually when someone dies, we attend funerals, say prayers and comfort families. But when someone dies from abortion, we celebrate that post-abortive women can be (allegedly) free of regret. In fact, we applaud them for humanizing abortion.
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“…It’s always wonderful when people come forward with a narrative that humanizes the issue — when Wendy Davis talks about her decision to terminate a pregnancy or when a woman films her own abortion to show how un-horrific it is. Because the truth is that this is a human issue, about human people making a difficult choice, whatever the choice may be, and demonizing them or their decisions, ignoring the humanness of it all, does no one any good.”
If Josephine’s video is supposed to move me toward compassion, it certainly does. And not because I feel sad that she has to fight off “abortion stigma” but because she is admitting she understands that she killed her daughter and is unashamed.
It makes me sad because there is no reading between the lines; no dancing around the fact that she believes her baby was a baby. Josephine is perfectly clear. She killed her daughter and then “poetically” compared it to chopping down a cherry tree; she killed her daughter and then says, “This is my body”.
She killed her daughter and at the end changes her mind and says, “She wasn’t a boy and she wasn’t a girl, that’s just bull**** you receive “. If it is all “bull****”, then why did she say her baby died? Last time I checked, in order to die you have to live first. Sadly, Josephine already admitted that she knows abortion takes a life; she knows she is the mother of a dead baby.
Watch the video below and pray that Josephine seeks healing from the death of her daughter.