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Sunday, 14 July 2019 21:29

80s book highlights the horror of abortion

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We can all be guilty of downplaying the reality of abortion from time to time.

When we talk about it, and read about it day after day, even the most committed among us can become desensitised.

But then, we stumble across somthing that hits us hard, slaps us back into the reality of what we're dealing with: the procedure that takes place hundreds of times a day around our nation, 125,00 times a day, 56 million times a year around our globe.




This image comes from an old Catholic book, and was sent to me by a friend. 

Unde the picture was this poem:


Yes, you had me murdered before I was born

Yet I might have been the one

       The only one to care to care for you

       To soothe and comfort you, my Mom.


No one can predict the future

Who knows what your sufferings may be

       I won't be around to help you Mom

       You hung me on the Abortion Tree.


The poem is signed M.F.D.


I found this very confronting, even though I have never had an abortion.

To me, this poem shows the irreversible nature of abortion, and the utter selfishness of the decision. Yes, mothers are frequently coerced and yes, there are often extenuating circumstances that lead to a mother to make the decision to kill her child. There is no doubt that few mothers bear all the blame for committing this terrible sin.

But this poem acknowledges a stage that women and men, after having taken the life of their child, must pass through if they ever want to find peace: that is the stage of realisation, of full knowledge of the terrible crime they have committed against life, of the great betrayal they have perpetrated against their own child.

As painful as it is, this stage is essential. For once a post-abortive parent can clearly see the depths of his or her sinfulness, then - and only then - can they beg Jesus to wash away their sins with His Precious Blood, and ask Him to replace their grief with His healing grace.


See also Abortion and Forgiveness

For 24-hour pregnancy and post-abortion counselling, please call 1300 737 732 or visit Pregnancy Counselling Australia




Kathy Clubb

Founder and Editor of The Freedoms Project

Kathy has been active in pro-life work for 6 years and was involved in a constitutional challenge to Victoria’s exclusion-zone laws. She is the Melbourne co-ordinator for Family Life International and is a member of the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. Kathy began writing about pro-life and Catholic issues at Light up the but broadened her range of topics as she came to learn more about the many threats to freedom which are common to all Christians.

Kathy home-educates her youngest 6 children and considers her family to be her most important pro-life work.

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