Behind the Word “Choice” is a Person

By | September 28, 2022

[September 28, 2022]  The emotions-based discussion over the value of human life continues throughout America and much of the West.  Such a debate is significant because it brings forth some of our most basic values and puts them on public display for all to see and appreciate.  I am a supporter of life.  And it follows that I believe the greatest Civil Rights issue of the 21st Century is protecting unborn children from death.

I was recently introduced to a community of folks; their stories were a bombshell.  They are abortion survivors.  If you’ve never heard of them, don’t be surprised.  They are few.  But they are coming out and telling stories of their mothers attempting to abort them in the womb.  And a small number are telling their stories publically, like never before.

“We’re someone’s son or daughter, grandchild, sibling, niece or nephew, cousin, friend, co-worker, neighbor.  Many of us are someone’s spouse, someone’s parent.”  – The Abortion Survivor Network

They provide a “voice for survivors” who may not want to share their circumstances.  Being a survivor of your mother who wanted you killed is not easy.  You have to admit that there was a murderous intent by your very own mother who wanted you dead.  Think about that for just a moment.  It can put chills down your spine.

Many abortion survivors have issues with trust, healthy relationships, and boundaries.  They can experience high levels of anxiety and bouts of depression.  Maybe they have difficulty concentrating and focusing.  Chronic fatigue, chronic pain, insomnia, or feelings of survivor’s guilt.  These are genuine emotions.  Shocking?  Yes, absolutely.

Leaders in this wonderful organization believe it is better to know the truth than keep it a secret.  The best thing is to let the survivor know they are not alone.

The debate over abortion in America is fraught with emotion and likely will not be resolved soon.  It will not be resolved because the idea of abortion is nested within a broader discussion of sexuality and that discussion is not happening.

I recommend reading their blog (link here).

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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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21 thoughts on “Behind the Word “Choice” is a Person

  1. British Citizen

    ❤❤❤❤❤ Excellent. Morality matters. People matter. What we do matters more because it tells others what we think and whether we are immoral and unethical or not.

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  2. Army Captain

    “The debate over abortion in America is fraught with emotion and likely will not be resolved soon. It will not be resolved because the idea of abortion is nested within a broader discussion of sexuality and that discussion is not happening.” – Gen. Satterfield. Nailed it, sir.

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  3. Max Foster

    One day in the future, and I don’t think it’s that far off, people will look back at us and say how “barbaric” we were because we were so callous in the destruction of the unborn. We were just cavemen with no thinking ability and that it is obvious we should not kill willingly and happily. That day will come. We will be seen just as we see the slave holders of the previous centuries.

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  4. Jeff Blackwater

    Over the past few years, I have given considerable thought to abortion and whether it is a good thing or bad. With the obvious religious aspect which clearly says it is immoral, there is a realists view that it is a bad thing to abort children in the womb. The horror is obvious but the life-long implications are terrible for the mother and the depravity of the man woman sexual relationship is also distorted beyond imagination. Killing the ‘inconvenient’? WRONG.

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    1. Dern McCabe

      Good points, Jeff. If you believe all the propaganda, then just debate someone some day on the subject and see where your logic takes you.

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      1. Dead Pool Guy

        But the snowflakes are too concerned about their next drug fix or alcohol induced mind bender. They care nothing whatsoever about other women or about what abortion does to our society.

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        1. E.T.

          Too many snowflakes out there. They’re taking over the world by their sheer numbers because they surely can’t do it with so little brain power.

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    2. Willie Strumburger

      If something is truly important, then best to give it some thought rather than taking someone else’s viewpoint and adopting it as our own without thought.

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  5. Idiot Savant

    Gen. Satterfield, great article today. Thank you for bringing these wonderful people to our attention. Abortion is wrong, pure and simple.

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  6. KenFBrown

    — and you don’t have to be a woman to know that killing the unborn is a grave evil. A double evil because we bring them into the world only to kill them.

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    1. 76 Wife

      USA, you got that right. We should be listening to them more closely but, of course, we aren’t…. typical American leftists who want more babies to die because they are “inconvenient”.

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  7. Rev. Michael Cain

    We can complain a lot about life and be the victim all the time, but we are ignoring real victims and they are the babies who are being killed hundreds of thousands annually in America. Looking across the world, this adds up to a million a year. Shocking. And the survivors, who would have thought they had a say? Every day I pray for the lost souls of murdered babies.

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    1. Fred Weber

      Emma, this is why I keep coming back to Gen. Satterfield’s website. You might just be pro-abortion and read this and still say “wow” I’m impressed with what these folks do. And they are mostly women.

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