It’s hard to explain to people back home how “normal” abortion is here and how commonly it is recommended as a medical option for expecting mothers. It’s sad, but I’ve gotten used to hearing it. I’ve gotten used to local physicians not just recommending it, but pushing it on the families (way more often than not). I’m tired of begging mothers (many times 4-5-6 months pregnant) and their families to keep their child, even saying I would be willing to take the child, care for the child, raise the child myself, and even giving the family the option to take the child back any time they want (Lily’s no longer shocked when she hears this). Even more sad is MOST times these moms WANT the child. They are just scared into aborting. I’m tired of seeing “black” clinics on rural side streets where they do these procedures on women. These clinics are not only 100% not sanitary, but completely illegal. Having laws is one thing, but the complete lack of implementation and enforcement of these laws is the issue. I'm absolutely tired of it.
ALL THIS ABORTION FOR THE DUMBEST OF REASONS. WE’VE HEARD IT ALL.
You had a recent history of an sexually transmitted disease, you need to abort now. You just had a miscarriage 5.5 months ago, you need to abort now. You have a chid with down’s, cerebral palsy, autism…you need to abort now. On testing your child has a <5% chance of congenital issues, you need to abort now. On routine ultrasound the baby appears to have a small kidney cyst, you need to abort now.
AND, SO MANY OTHER SILLY REASONS THAT JUST LEAVE US SHAKING OUR HEAD.
The most recent patient came to me about 9 months ago in tears. She’s always wanted a child. It was something that would have been a miracle to her. However, a local physician burst that dream almost immediately. “You have severe kypho-scoliosis (i.e., hunch back and scoliosis), you need to abort now.” It took prayer and some reassurance to her and her husband, along with some help paying for her to be seen at one of the few high-risk OB clinics in the city, but this amazing woman now has an amazing testimony of His goodness!