In yet another attempt to bash Ireland for protecting unborn babies, an anonymous abortion activist penned a heartbreaking column about how hard it was for her to get an abortion.
The Irish woman wrote about her story in a column for The Journal this week, just days after the country’s high court ruled that unborn babies have a right to life. Through her story, the woman begged for sympathy for her tragic situation; however, she gave none to her unborn daughter, choosing to abort the child instead.
The woman said she very much wanted her baby girl. However, tests and scans revealed that the unborn baby was “sick, and it wasn’t fixable.” The woman did not explain her unborn daughter’s specific condition, but she described the unborn baby as “abnormal.” She said she and her partner decided that they would abort their child if tests confirmed that “the baby was sick and was going to have a life of hospital visits and no independence.” They did.
She described the ultrasound scans before and after learning about her baby’s diagnosis:
… I had watched my baby kick about and move around like my wiggly little worm. She looked so comfortable, and I was so proud of myself for providing such a warm and happy place for this little life. I had wondered who she would look like, what parts of us she would get. Would she have the same interests as us? Where we would take her? What we would teach her?
Now the screen was pointed away, and I was looking at the ceiling. The lady said nothing, only apologised and told me she would be as quick as possible.
I started to cry. The whole situation hit me hard. To go from staring in wonder at my growing baby to not being able to see her was horrific.
After the scan, I broke down. This poor woman did what any good Irish person in a crisis would do and got me a cuppa. We chatted about the future; that this was tragic, but we could try again.
Because the anonymous woman lives in Ireland, where unborn babies are protected from abortion, she had to travel to England to have the abortion. She criticized her country repeatedly for not legalizing abortion for women like her.
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“My country was happy to provide me with the worst news about the most precious thing but then say ‘you’re on your own now,’” she wrote.
She failed to recognize that “the most precious thing,” her unborn baby, is protected under Irish law. It was she who chose to go out of her way to destroy, rather than accept and love, the precious “thing” that she had.
She scheduled an appointment to abort her unborn baby in England, but she said she continued to get calls from her doctor’s office about prenatal checkups and scans until she left. She canceled the appointments and then lied to the staff about the reason why.
“I just said, ‘there’s no baby anymore’. It wasn’t true but it was going to be,” she wrote.
Last week, she flew to an abortion facility in England where her unborn baby was aborted. The woman described the experience as “one of the most horrible” of her life.
She described the day:
The day went by in a blur, from one waiting room to another. There were more scans where I wasn’t able to see my baby.
They talked to me about what was happening my baby. She was going to be sucked out of me over about 20 mins, just because she was unlucky. A spontaneous random moment in her creation signed her life away before she had chance at an independent life.
There was nothing we her parents who created her out of pure love could do. And we loved her so much. Out of this world love. Maybe that’s why this happened. The world wasn’t ready for her perfection.
Despite the horror of it, despite knowing that she killed her unborn child because of a disability, despite calling her child “precious” and “loved,” the woman still demanded that Ireland legalize abortion.
“What I want to say to every person in Ireland is you let me down. Every single one of you turned your back on me the second my plane left the ground in Dublin,” she wrote. “The shame is on you Ireland, for letting this happen day after day.”
Her circumstances certainly were tragic. No parent wants to face the news that their child is sick. The problem is that modern society somehow has convinced people that it is okay to kill children because of illnesses or disabilities – as long as they still are in the womb. This is not compassion, no more than it is compassionate to kill a child outside of the womb who has a disability. Ireland recognizes that unborn children are just as valuable as children who are born, and protects them both.