Thursday, September 18, 2014

Humanitarian View of Unborn Human Life

There are resources where girls and women help each other, including: Silent No More.

Jean P. Purcell

Among the most frightening times in some young or grown women's lives is dealing with the fact of pregnancy not intended, expected, or wanted. There is an abundance of responding counsel on both sides of the question, "What can I do!?!"

I became a counselor of girls and women in the crisis of unwanted pregnancy after I investigated what abortion was from surgical to post-surgical points of the process.  The facts convinced me where I would stand on the controversial subject. To me, saving unborn human lives became a humanitarian effort. These lives develop in the same way that every human being a woman's womb. I believed, and still do, that the womb, designed for this, should be the safest place possible for human life to strive to keep growing until the time of birth.   

I saw first-hand a young woman return to the counseling clinic where I volunteered. She had had an abortion, and the second time she visited the pregnancy clinic she brought a pregnant high-school friend. She said she wanted her friend to know there was another way. She wanted her friend to hear facts, and she stayed with her friend throughout the walk-in meeting. I saw the relief on her face when her friend agreed to see a video about abortion, what the surgical procedure involves, the risks, and what some post-abortive women had to say about their abortions and their regrets.

Women I know who stand with pro-life efforts to protect two futures--the biological mother and the biological human life she carries--show deep compassion for the woman in the cross-hairs, so to speak, of different opinions and voices. They give of their time freely, to try to help two lives.

We now know that DNA is part of every human system, early on. We did not know that until relatively recent times. Criminal convictions are being reversed in light of what DNA tells about specific factors of the human identity. However, every abortion decision, once carried out, cannot be reversed and a unique identity, with unique DNA, perishes.

Many unborn human lives are spared, born, and either are raised by the mother and/or her extended family or by one or more adoptive parents. All of this happens within less than one year of the mother's life. Whatever the difficulty of allowing adoption of one's baby, there is always the knowledge that he or she, the unborn child, lived to receive the gift of time to strive for life and a future. In this knowledge, the mother can go forward with her dreams for her future, having taken care of another human life's chance at a future, the life in her hands long before the little human being's birth.

Women I know who stand with pro-life deep compassion for the young girl or woman in the cross-hairs, so to speak, of different opinions and voices.

Are you in an unwanted pregnancy situation? Are you a post-abortive woman? There are resources where girls and women help each other, including: Silent No More.


  1. Wonderfully written and my response - from my heart:

    I Almost Wasn’t

    Lifting sunlit eyes
    Many faceted green
    You wrought
    When I was but
    Womb bound

    You brought
    All Your pre-thought
    To be
    Together found

    Sperm and ova united
    Breath of life
    You breathed
    Holy Spirit ordained
    Pre-held little one

    Joyfully known
    By the hosts
    Of heaven
    Before my mother
    Had a clue

    Cherished of God
    Before my mother
    Shed tears
    Earthly sorrow

    She made her choice
    I was given life
    To grow
    And glow and know

    What You planned
    For two celled
    Plans in time
    And then Eternity

    She’s with You now
    And I thank her still
    Her difficult choice
    My life, my breath
    As she exercised her will.

    Jeremiah 1:5 (New King James Version)
    “ Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
    Psalms 139:13 (New King James Version)
    For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.

    (C) Marijo Phelps all rights reserved. Use with proper credits.

    1. Your moving words are so fitting here, Marijo. Thank you for commenting in this way.