…doesn’t mean it’s good for you, or society, or your unborn baby. I’ve written before about how a lack of remorse isn’t necessarily a sign that something is “healthy”. This is as true for abortion as it is for other acts of violence.
Now those who commit abortion don’t yet see it as a crime, and because it’s legal, the rest of us are told we ought not view it that way either. But I can only hope, for this woman’s sake, that one day she will better understand that a feeling of “euphoria” is not an indicator of whether or not something is inhumane:
Though I was raised in a Catholic family and apparently encouraged to participate in a “Right to Life” poster contest as a child, I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t pro-choice. I remember thinking and even saying aloud that I would abort if I got pregnant as a teenager. Then, as a young twenty-something, I became eager to have children – and I welcomed two very wanted, well-loved babies into the world. Once things began to deteriorate between their father and I, I knew without a doubt that any future pregnancy we faced would be terminated.
In October of last year, I made good on that promise to myself…
I felt momentarily guilty when one of the other patients in recovery asked me if I ever stopped smiling, but I quickly reminded myself that it was senseless guilt. After all, smiling is a natural reaction to happiness, and I was happy sitting there. When they released me to go home fifteen minutes later, I was gladder still.
Keep in mind this woman had an abortion “to do good on a promise to herself.” If the tone sounds calculating and cold, maybe that’s because what she did and how she experienced it is just that. We as a culture recognize the lack of remorse in other acts as “cold-blooded” and contradictory to humanity. Take for example this article,
“How long do I have to live in prison?”
45-year-old Kim Su-cheol, arrested for brutally sexually assaulting a second-grader, asked that question at the Yeongdeungpo Police Station in Seoul on the 10th. He spoke calmly without inquiry about the condition of his victim. It was a moment that showed he is truly an animal with a human face.
According to a member of the Yeongdeungpo Police Sation, he had spent three days in prison since being arrested on the 7th and had slept well and not missed a single meal.
Kim congratulated the investigators on a job well done and made a full confession but while confined he has shown no signs of a remorseful attitude, caring only about the punishment he is to receive.
An employee of the prison said, “Kim asked us how long he has to stay in prison, thinking only about himself, and doesn’t care at all about the victim or show any sense of guilt.”
Kim, who had jus sexually assaulted an eight-year old-girl, told investigators “I feel good, I slept really well” and made other dumbfounding statements which show what a cold-blooded person he is.