When Gonzalo Lira sent me his latest article this morning, I went to his site and saw this article he had posted over the weekend. I thought it captured the essence of the abortion debate in America. I have always believed life began at conception. Gonzalo takes a slightly different angle, but his heartfelt words speak volumes. I congratulate him on an honest, truthful, human article.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
He was telling us a new development in what had heretofore been a rather boring saga. Previously, he had told us—casually and not particularly interestedly—that he was going to have a baby brother or a baby sister: A perfectly common occurrence among our six-year-old set. In fact a few months before, I myself had told my clique of friends that my mom was going to have a baby, and had gotten an earful of varying opinions about having young siblings—usually negative if it was a girl, but slightly less negative if it was a boy.
But then my friend gathered us all around him with a new piece of startling news: He wasn’t going to get a baby brother or a baby sister after all—and the phrase he used to explain this new development is a phrase I have remembered quite clearly all these years later: He explained that they had “vacuumed up the baby from mommy’s tummy.”