I understand why some women would choose not to have a baby, but I can't help thinking that abortion is murder.

Whenever I hear someone's pregnant, I immediately picture a tiny, perfectly formed human being just waiting to enter our world. So when my friend told me today that she recently found out she was pregnant and in the same breath that she'd gotten rid of it, my heart soared and then sank. My mind was racing, I always knew that women have abortions, but not any of the women I knew, to me, abortion was still a distant reality. I did not know what to say, my mind was racing. In those 5 seconds of silence a million thoughts sped through my mind. 'That poor, tiny baby will never experience life. It was her decision to make, maybe she was not ready for another baby. Why didn't she wear a condom? Maybe its for the best, she doesn't have the means to take care of another child. Should I ask her why she did it? Would she want to talk about it? Do I want to hear about it? What would I have done in her position?'

And as I stared at her and she stared at me waiting for a response the only thing I could say was "ok" . After all, it's not my place to judge her for her decision. Nor should I offer her my opinion, if she'd wanted it, she'd have asked for it before she did what she did.

All I can think right now is 'God, please don't ever let me have to make a decision like that.'
Natie Natie
18-21, F
Nov 26, 2012