- Posted February 15, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Have you had an abortion?
A person's a person, no matter how small
The world will never know how it would have been affected by the life of my eldest child. That child's potential will never be actualized. That contribution to society will be lost; perhaps someone else will achieve something similar, but we'll never really know.
But, the death of that child has not been in vain. I know the value of a human life. I know when a mother must advocate for her child, even when everyone else is against them. These lessons have driven me to be the mother I am today.
This child's younger five siblings have benefited thanks to the hard lessons learned from the loss of their oldest sibling. It did not require a person's death, especially a completely innocent being with nothing but human potential in their foresights. But, that is what has happened, and I endeavor to never, ever have the due-guilt of another person's death on my soul. I knew better then, and most certainly do, now.
For more background, read my letter to our President, Mr. Obama, on my weblog, written in regards to his ill-placed support in the Freedom of Choice Act (2009): http://millermenagerie.com/2009/01/20/dear-mr-president/