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Hi, this is my blog for all sorts of pro-life news, statistics, stories, and personal ventings. I am a wife and mother, as well as a nursing student. I I truly believe that abortion has failed women, and will continue to do so as long as it is legal.


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Thursday, March 16, 2006

"Abortion is personal, my husband doesnt need to know!"

This question was posed to readers of the Chicago Tribune: "I've had an abortion, have you?"

Here is the answer given by Emily L. Hauser

"Women readers, of course, know their own answer to my question; many of their men would be surprised by it.

Many men don't know that their wives, sisters or mothers have, in fact, terminated a pregnancy. They don't know because the women they love fear their response. Will he see me differently? Will he--figuratively or literally--kill me?"

" And why, in the end, did I have my abortion? I'm not going to record that here. You and I don't know each other, and my reasons are personal. I don't need to defend them, and neither does your neighbor, the stranger at work--nor, perhaps, your girlfriend."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0603160157mar16,1,6556866.story?coll=chi-opinionfront-hed

Now perhaps I'm just old fashioned, but I beleive that a man has a RIGHT to know that his child is being murdered. Likewise, I think that if a woman claims to have the right to kill her unborn child, she must inhearantly defend that right. If a right or action is indefensible, how then can it be moral? This line of thinking sickens me.

6 Comments:

  • Hi, Lauren. I lurke around her but I just wanted to drop you a little note to tell you I'm a loyal reader.

    You have fans!!

    :)

    By Blogger A View From the Sidewalks, at 3:41 PM  

  • :) I honestly thought I was pretty much just writing for myself! Thanks for letting me know.

    By Blogger Lauren, at 11:39 AM  

  • I can't beleive you're from Arlington!

    I followed the comment on my blog here and said, "Hey, I know this blog!"

    Duh! That's how you came to visit me.

    By Blogger A View From the Sidewalks, at 2:34 PM  

  • Haha yeah. I'm at UTA right now in the nursing program. I sent you an email so we can get in touch :)

    By Blogger Lauren, at 4:47 PM  

  • Well, though I generally don't comment on comments to my work, I thought I should say this much: The father, my husband, knew, and had no doubts at all. So much for being holier than thou.

    By Blogger elhauser, at 12:52 PM  

  • I wasn't commenting directly on your situation, but rather the general implied notion that father's did not need to be involved in the abortion decision. I applaud you for involving your husband in the decision, but I can not pretend that your article was not dismissive of the rights of fathers.

    That said, I think you would find it interesting to read about some fathers reactions to their significant other's abortion. Men are hurt by abortion, and I feel you were calous in pretending the issue does not affect them.

    I realize that men do not have to continue the pregnancy, but the life that is growing inside a woman is as much his child as hers. Men deserve notification at the very least.

    By Blogger Lauren, at 12:01 PM  

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