Happy Evening Gone Horribly Wrong -

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

 

Warning - this post is not for the squeamish, however I was deeply disturbed last night, and feel like I have to get this out of my heart and head if I want to move on.

Hubby and I were having a discussion while sitting on our bed (the Caterpillars were running around moving towards their bed) and he asked me to look on my computer to find a picture of a baby at 18 weeks. He wanted to see what our little Larva was looking like.

So he moves closer and I open up google images and type in "18 week fetus", because I don't tend to hang out on pregnancy sites and I don't have a familiar standby.

Half of the images on the first page were of aborted infants. It was horrifying and sad. The shock value that the photographers (and web page owners) were going for was totally lost on me. I had to search quickly to find one picture that would answer Hubby's questions and not make me ill.

I understand that people from both sides of the debate use photos to prove their points, but really - and I'm speaking directly to those who call themselves "Pro-Life" - are you trying to guilt a woman AFTER an abortion by showing her what she's done? Or should you be trying to PREVENT the tragedy - in which case I ask you to show photos of the LIVE BABIES sucking their tiny thumbs and kicking their tiny feet.

If anyone has a website they can recommend for me to look at in later weeks, rather than have to search again, please leave it in the comments. I would like to avoid repeating this experience.

~Lone Butterfly )i(

ETA: Two friends also suggested the following websites in emails:
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/fetus/a/uswbw.htm
http://www.babycenter.com
http://whattoexpect.com
Thanks sister-in-law, Happy One, and my friend, WB. You're both awesome! :)

2 comments:

Edelweiss said...

Horrifying, I'm sure. So sorry you were confronted with that last night.

I particularly like Web MD's pregancy site - they have happy fun little pictures of your developing baby. I spent a lot of time on there when I was preggo with LG.

LB said...

I liked www.babycenter.com