Saturday, June 07, 2008

Let God Sort'em Out...

From the UK Daily Mail via the Drudge Report...

Mother's anger turns to delight after her baby survives an abortion

Finley Crampton really shouldn't be here. Although his parents would have loved another child, they knew their baby could inherit a life-threatening kidney condition – and they couldn't take the risk.

After all, their first son had died of the condition and the second was born with serious kidney damage.

So when Finley's mother, Jodie Percival, became pregnant while on the Pill, she and her fiance Billy Crampton, 35, made the agonising decision to abort this child.

However, Finley had other ideas. And some time after the operation, Miss Percival felt a fluttering in her stomach.

The child had survived the abortion and thrived in the womb. 'I couldn't believe it,' said Miss Percival. 'This was the baby I thought I'd terminated.

Look at him. There's his picture.

Now, the couple is overjoyed to have him, and everyone says that he will most probably live a "normal life".

That is, until that fateful day (and it's coming...) when he asks the question: "Mommy, what is an abortion?"

Could you explain to one of your children that you didn't want him? Could you tell him that you tried to kill him before he was born, but NOW you love him?

If he hacks him mother to pieces with an axe when he's twenty, could it be considered self defense?

This is a heartbreaking and joyous story, and I hope that this couple are able to deal with this child, and the issues that their actions have created, and that he actually will be able to live a normal life.

But I wonder when I hear stories like this one if the people who say things like "Abortion is a terrible choice to have to make...", or "Who are we to force women to have unwanted babies?" really understand that if it wasn't a choice, people would not be forced to choose.

This is not the story of an unwanted baby. This couple wanted a baby.

But they wanted a perfect baby. (How many of us would be here if our parents had had that standard, and the ability to test us to determine our imperfections before we were born?

If Ted Kennedy's mother had known FOR SURE that he would someday develope brain cancer, do you think that she might have aborted him? (How far would the march toward American Socialism have been set back if that had happened?)

My son Caleb fed himself a whole little bowl of frozen yogurt with a spoon today, for the first time. Every day he learns something new, and he is so happy to be here that I cannot grasp the concept of having denied him the opportunity.

The opportunity to exist.

It is my job, as his father, to give him every chance to succeed and to thrive, to try to equip him to face the challenges that he will face in life to the best of his, and my abilities.

At no point in his development did killing him seem to me to be the best way to do that.

But then again, for me and for Caleb's mother, Abortion was never a choice.

Enjoy your abortions while you've got'em, people. This policy of national madness will come to an end someday.

Maybe not in the next four years, but someday.


tugboatcapn said...


No comments on the baby pitchers?

Anonymous said...

The cutest baby picture is the one of the adorable little boy who has the rapt attention of his Daddy! :-) Mom2

Anonymous said...

Something else I noticed about the picture of the baby that survived abortion....he has a look that almost seems like he is frightened and who knows whether an attempt on his life might not have had that effect upon him. Mom2

tugboatcapn said...

Thanks, Mom2.

He's my Buddy.

I thought that the baby in the story looked a little nervous myself...

But the story itself says that he "survived", a term which applies to victims of either viscious attacks, or life-threatening trauma.

But then again, little babies sometimes just look like that.

Only time will tell whether or not he was affected by what happened to him before he was born.

Mark said...

Caleb is a really cute baby, Tug,

He's probably the 8th cutest baby I've ever seen, right behind my 4 natural babies and my 3 grandchildren.

By the way, as I mentioned in my latesty blog post, my daughter is pregnant with her third.

My daughter, you may recall, once said she would never have kids. and she saw nothing wrong with abortion.

Ask her now.

In a phone conversation the other day, she said she won't even consider abortion.

She knows how I feel about abortion. Perhaps the old man has had some influence on her afterall?

Oh, and it's not confirmed as yet, but my oldest son may be announcing a third child soon, too.

tugboatcapn said...


Congratulations, Grandpa!

You know, I know several women who have had abortions, and every single one of them says that they sometimes regret having had one.

I have never met a woman who had a child, and later said that she wishes she had had an abortion instead.

But that's anecdotal, I know.

tugboatcapn said...

And Caleb thanks you very much for the compliment!