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By Carmen Nassaney

2/6/2014 (11 months ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Abortion, From a different perspective.

Abortion has always been a touchy subject for me.  You see, I was one of those unwanted pregnancies.  I was fortunate however because, I was born in the 60's before it became legal.  I didn't discover any information about my birth parents until I was in my 30's.  It was at this time that my adoptive mother revealed to me that my birth father was a doctor and my birth mother a nurse at a medical center.  That shook my foundations a bit and made me realize just how very fortunate I really was. 

I am glad my birth parents said yes to my life.

I am glad my birth parents said yes to my life.

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By Carmen Nassaney

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/6/2014 (11 months ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: abortion, life, baby, human, love, live, child, mother, mom, parents


DUNEDIN, FL - Even though abortion wasn't legal until 1973, it wasn't entirely unheard of in the 60's.  Who is more qualified to perform such a procedure than a doctor and a nurse with the resources available to them from the medical center.  I truly could have been a statistic.  But, here I stand, alive and well with love and thanksgiving in my heart for my birth parents choice.   

I was adopted in the 60's before abortion became legal.  My birth parents were a doctor and a nurse at a medical center.  Clearly, if anyone could have performed an abortion in the 60's  it would have been them.  I was an unwanted pregnancy.

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Today, I am a grandmother.  I owe my life to my birth parents.  They didn't want me and they gave me up for adoption.  I was one of the fortunate ones.  I was adopted by loving parents and they had also adopted a baby 3 years before they had adopted me so I had an older sister too.

We grew up in a good home.  My parents worked hard to give us both all that we needed and quite a few extras too.  Most of all, we knew our parents loved us and felt special because they chose us.
All my life experiences, I am grateful for, both good and bad.  The good, well that's easy, everybody loves the good.  The bad, they were difficult but they made me grow as a person and that's what it's all about right?  If it wasn't for those experiences, I wouldn't be who I am today. 

Since I have this history, my heart cries out for the babies whenever I hear about abortions.  I was so fortunate but, who is their voice?  Isn't the greatest instinct in life, self preservation?  Don't we all just want to live?  Auto accidents, sickness, natural disasters, don't we all say, did they make it?  Are they alive? Will they be okay?  So now I dare to repeat myself.  Who cries out for the babies?  What would they say if they could speak?  Would it perhaps go something like this?

PLEASE MOM!  Don't do this. Just give me a chance. I know you don't want me. You hadn't planned on this happening.  But I STILL WANT TO LIVE. 

I want to grow up.  I want to see all I can see, hear the sound of music, the birds singing in the trees in the spring, the crickets on those hot summer nights chirping their endless tune.  I want to touch, feel, smell.  I want to dance with joy, laugh until my tummy hurts, I want to love. 

I want to taste all those different foods that are out there.  Fresh fruit so sweet and juicy in my mouth.  Gooey sticky caramel, buttery popcorn, crunchy carrots, fresh apples picked right off the tree.

Please Mom, let me live so I can run and play and go to school.  I want to make new friends, learn new things.  I want to grow up.  I want to become an adult, go to work.  Maybe my job will help people.  People who are sick, lonely, or afraid. 

I want to meet someone special and maybe even have a family of my own.  If we can't have children, then maybe we will adopt someone like me.  Someone that doesn't have a Mom or a Dad to care for them.  I want to watch my children grow and teach them what I can so that they too can become adults with hearts filled with love.

Just give me a chance Mom.  I want to grow old and watch my grandchildren play and develop.

I won't bother you Mom, if you just let me live.  But, I will always love you for the choice you made.  If you let me live my life just like you get to live yours. 

Thank you Mom for letting me live.  I love you very, very much.   

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...

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Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for January 2015
General Intention:
That those from diverse religious traditions and all people of good will may work together for peace.
Missionary Intention: That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal.



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