loss, musings

I did not need to see that.

Here’s the thing. I can respect both sides of the abortion debate. While I wholeheartedly believe in a woman’s right to choose, I respect that some people are morally opposed. And while I could personally never do it, I don’t even pretend to know what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes while having to make such a hard decision.

But my respect for the other side ceases when people use graphic photos to make their point. There have been photos circulating on Facebook and Pinterest from pro-lifers showing what a fetus looks like at various stages in the first trimester. Today I happened to stumble upon such a photo on Pinterest and I can honestly say it’s ruined my day. I immediately unfollowed that person.

As if I haven’t already grieved for my lost baby every day for the last three months, I did not need to be reminded of what my baby looked like when he or she was taken from me.

People should put more thought into how their actions might unintentionally hurt people.

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