Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Life Saved

This is an amazing story and a tribute to all the women who agonized over whether to tell their stories of pain after an abortion. A life has been saved. Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian, who recently discovered she was pregnant, decided to keep the baby after discovering the experiences of other women who have been seriously affected after an abortion. She told People Magazine in a recent interview that she went online to find out the risks of an abortion.

"I looked online, and I was sitting on the bed hysterically crying, reading these stories of people who felt so guilty from having an abortion," she recalls. "I was reading these things of how many people are traumatized by it afterwards..." After scouring the Internet, Kardashian says she started to realize that an abortion wasn't an option for her. "I was just sitting there crying, thinking, 'I can't do that,' " she says. "And I felt in my body, this is meant to be. God does things for a reason, and I just felt like it was the right thing that was happening in my life."


While many people she knows say 'Oh, get an abortion.' Like it's not a big deal." Kardashian realized that the only reason to have an abortion would be selfish. Her doctor also counseled her by telling her that she would never regret the baby, but might regret it if she had an abortion.

Think of the lives that might be saved when other women who are in this situation stop to think about the consequences that could happen if they go through with the abortion. Few people tell them of the other options open to them, such as their local Respect Life office, or the wonderful charity The Nurturing Network among the other wonderful organizations dedicated to helping women in need.

I urge you to make a resolution to help a local charity in your area that is dedicated to helping women who really need help, and their babies, both for keeping the baby and for adoption. And let's pray for Ms. Kardashian, her baby, her family and the baby's father. A rosary would be a great idea.

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