The Right to Life

Should an unborn baby have the write to live? What if the baby is diagnosed with a terminal illness? How about if the woman has an unplanned pregnancy? Many people ask these same questions about the right to life or death.

My personal belief is that unborn babies have the right to live. Many women argue that before the baby is fully developed it is not a living person. I think conception is the beginning of a new life the baby should continue to live.

Women who choose not to want their babies have many options. One is adoption. I have an aunt who was married fourteen years and never had a child. The doctors told her she wouldn’t be able to have children. They tried surgery and several other options but nothing worked. Then she was told that she could adopt a baby from an expecting teenage mother. My aunt and uncle were so happy. She and my uncle paid for all of the mother’s medical bills and were in the delivery room when the baby was born. Now the baby girl is seven years old, her name is Kaitlin and my aunt and uncle couldn’t be happier.

What about the child diagnosed with a terminal illness? If the baby is diagnosed with a terminal illness, I still think the baby has a right to life. I have a six-year-old sister whom the doctor diagnosed with Down syndrome. Although the doctor did not come right out and tell my mother to have an abortion, he strongly told her to consider that as an option. Today I would like to tell the doctor she is a healthy six-year-old who is considered bright and gifted. She is a blessing to my family and I often think, what if?

There is one other option that is based on the right to life. It’s called A Secret Safe Place for Newborns. This program allows mothers to take her unwanted baby to an area hospital, give it to a hospital worker and turn and walk out the door. The worker will never ask any questions or try to find the mother. This program was started by Jodi Brooks, off WPMI channel 15 news. This program is active in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

With all the option women can choose from about the right to life I think more women will choose life.

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