Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Chapter 3, Page 23 Knowledge Too Soon

So Mary got her explanation. At least part of it. It's really some pretty nasty stuff, and she's only twelve. There's only so much she can handle right now.

Really, I still don't understand why anyone would have an abortion. There are so many alternatives if you don't want the baby or think you can't take care of him or her properly. Adoption, of course, and not getting pregnant in the first place.


Mike French said...

This is great stuff.

Abortion is such an emotive subject and you treat it well.

I find the rights of the mother often come before the rights of the child.

Both are important. Both deserve life, love and hope.

Brigid said...

Thanks. ^_^ I was a bit nervous about introducing this topic, but it's very important to the next chapter's plot.

I'm so thankful for your kind words. God bless.

Journo-SEAL said...

I like the way you approached the topic of abortion.

For me, it's one of those issues that drive me absolutely nuts.

Because I've seen pictures of the process and I've seen aborted babies (in books and the Internet, of course) and it's just one of the most terrifying things I can think of.

Like Mike said, both the baby and mother deserve life, love, and hope. But in the rare cases where both are in danger, the real scary part is choosing who should survive.

I really feel bad for Mary, having to take all that in, especially at such a young age, when I could barely handle it at 15!

Brigid said...

@Journo: And I really hope I'm never in the position of having to make a choice like that. Though I think trying to save both is most important.

Journo-SEAL said...

@Brigid: Agreed on both counts.