Picked this one up from Big Blue Wave, who comments that more people need to hear this. I agree. I also think that repeating “You’ll have to trust me” isn’t the most compelling way to make the point. Although trust and faith are what is required when faced with huge, scary, life-altering decisions. I guess reading it on the page like that just sounds a tiny bit flippant to me:
Yes, these are all the realities that await a single parent; however, that doesn’t make these realities devastating or life ending. These are all very small things to endure and over come in comparison to the life long guilt and pain you will experience from having an abortion. People have overcome greater adversity – loss of limb, paralyses, death of loved ones, battles with cancer, religious oppression, torture, the Holocaust. You name it. Being a single parent is trivial in comparison and you are stronger than you think you are. Please, just trust me.
Still, the point of the article, that we can rise to every occasion that comes our way, that we are more courageous than we believe ourselves to be, and that abortion is regrettable where rising to the occasion and giving birth is commendable, are ones worth repeating. Again and again. Somehow, even in our self-esteem culture, many people imprison themselves with their own “can’t do it” or “I have no choice” attitude. I believe we always, I repeat, always, have choices. (And by that I am not making an about face on abortion. Some things are not a choice.)
Here ends the channeling of Tony Robbins.by