A couple of weeks ago, for some unknown reason, my computer lost the ability to visit MSN.com, which had been set as my homepage. I looked around and eventually settled on FoxNews as my new home, despite the strange lack of all sporting headlines from the site. Just a few minutes ago I noticed a headline which reads, “Fla. Judge OKs Abortion for Girl, 13.” Apparently The state Department of Children & Families had argued that the girl, was too young and immature to decide for herself to have an abortion. The judge ordered that she undergo a psychological evaluation. After the state completed the evaluation, “Juvenile Judge Ronald Alvarez on Monday ruled that the teen who has been in state custody for four years, would not be physically or emotionally harmed by the procedure.”
Imagine saying that a 13 year old girl will be able to have an abortion without suffering any emotional harm! How can anyone possibly say that a person can undergo an abortion and suffer no emotion harm, and especially a mere child?
Just thinking about that young girl reminded me of a story I read about a week ago. It was a story about a woman who also lived in Florida, who entered a clinic to have her baby aborted, but who gave birth to the child, who was still alive at the time of delivery. “The baby was born, fully intact and definitely alive. Angele said, ‘His right leg moved. He curled up a bit, like he was cold; I screamed but no one came.’ She pleaded for the clinic workers to call 911 but they did not.” She eventually called 911 on her cell phone, but it was too late. Help did not arrive in time. Rowan took his last breath. “After a few minutes I realized for certain that he was gone. I picked up my son. I held him to my chest. I rocked him and prayed. I could not stop crying.”
The article includes pictures of this tiny little child, created in the image of His Maker, who was left to die. You can see them here.
Do you think this woman, named Angele, suffered emotional harm from having an abortion? Do you suppose this judge would have ruled in advance that she was competent to make the decision to have an abortion and that “she would not be physically or emotionally harmed by the procedure?” I’m sure he would have.
My little sister works at a clinic that ministers to women who have had abortions or are considering having one. She has told me about a room the staff created within that building which serves as a memorial to the children who have been aborted. Women who have had abortions have filled the room with plaques, stuffed animals, letters and cards. Do you think they did so because they have been liberated of unwanted children, or is it part of their healing process as they attempt to deal with the emotional trauma they have suffered?
Judge Ronald Alvarez has blood on his hands today. I pray that God is merciful to him and leads him to repent before he causes more harm to other young girls and their children.