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NYT writer: I might have a daughter if I hadnít aborted, but I donít regret it
Life News ^ | 4/19/2012

Posted on 04/19/2012 12:40:06 PM PDT by Morgana

A guest writer for the New York Times has described her daydreams about the infant daughter she aborted, but says that she is thankful she has been spared the “agonizing sadness of guilt and regret” suffered by countless other post-abortive mothers, and that she doesn’t grieve the child lost to abortion.

Susan Heath of New York described her gratitude for the ease of obtaining her own abortion at Planned Parenthood years ago when, after bringing four children into the world, her contraception failed.

“I’m pregnant but I’m not trapped. All I had to do was call the clinic and make an appointment,” she wrote. Rather than fearing bombs or “running the gantlet between pickets shouting at me that I’m a murderer,” she says the path was smooth, thanks in part to an abortion counselor who didn’t show her pictures of her unborn child’s development.

Heath described a hassle-free abortion procedure, including kind abortion workers who “tuck [her] up under a blanket” afterwards. She was so grateful, she says, that she donated several hundred dollars to Planned Parenthood despite her insurance paying for the abortion.

But the writer recalls one brief post-abortive memory linking her story to that of many mothers who, she concedes, didn’t have such an easy ride:

Two years later, I’m driving upstate by myself. I look down and think that if I hadn’t had the abortion, there would be a baby seat next to me with a small child in it, resting comfortably, knowing it would always be safe because I was in charge. It might be a girl — I would have liked to have a daughter in the family mix.

But I’m not grieving over the absence; I don’t have and never have had a single qualm about not bringing that child into the world. I know many women who have grieved greatly over the children they decided not to have, and I am thankful to have been spared that agonizing sadness of guilt and regret. I also know many women who, like me, have felt only gratitude and relief at having been able to take control over their lives safely and legally.

Heath concludes by celebrating that her living progeny, including five grandsons and three granddaughters, will have “the same legal right to choose that I had.”


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: abortion; postabortivewomen; proaborts; prolife

1 posted on 04/19/2012 12:40:15 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

There’s a name for people who don’t have guilt.

Sociopath.


2 posted on 04/19/2012 12:42:50 PM PDT by lurk
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

“Two years later, I’m driving upstate by myself. I look down and think that if I hadn’t had the abortion, there would be a baby seat next to me with a small child in it, resting comfortably, knowing it would always be safe because I was in charge. It might be a girl — I would have liked to have a daughter in the family mix. “

No regrets? Then why is she thinking this? If she had no regrets she would go on with her life as if nothing happened.


3 posted on 04/19/2012 12:43:25 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana

My thoughts exactly. She does regret not having that miracle in her life. What a sad and empty existence she must live every day.


4 posted on 04/19/2012 12:45:02 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: Morgana

What is most shocking about her truly sick rationalizations, is that she already has children.

Could she possibly imagine her life without one of them?

Wait a minute....yes...she probably could. Its just a “legal right to a choice” after all.....


5 posted on 04/19/2012 12:47:29 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Morgana
I don’t have and never have had a single qualm about not bringing that child into the world.

But you did bring that child into the world. And then you killed it.

6 posted on 04/19/2012 12:48:09 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Morgana
A murderer who feels no guilt.

How modern of her.

7 posted on 04/19/2012 12:49:23 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Morgana

What a horrible and sick woman.


8 posted on 04/19/2012 12:49:55 PM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: Morgana

What do you say about a woman who says, “I killed my child, but I don’t regret it? MY life is good.”? I wonder what she’ll say to God?


9 posted on 04/19/2012 12:51:41 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: lurk

>>>There’s a name for people who don’t have guilt.

Sociopath.>>>

That says it all. Thanks.

And I wonder if when she’s sick, or old, whether her grandchildren who will know no guilt about abortions, will decide to euthanize her.


10 posted on 04/19/2012 12:52:10 PM PDT by kitkat (Obama, ROPE and CHAINS.)
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To: Morgana

She will have to give an accounting of herself one day.

She might come to have some regrets then.


11 posted on 04/19/2012 12:52:46 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Morgana

Hi, my name is Susan - waves to the crowd.

Hi Susan! Crowd shouts back.

I murdered my baby and I have no regrets! Giddy Susan.

Applause from the crowd.

The reality:

Her murdered baby even now cries out to the Creator of the Universe for justice. That justice is just ahead folks. Even now, at the door.


12 posted on 04/19/2012 12:53:28 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: Morgana

“I don’t have and never have had a single qualm about not bringing that child into the world.”

Ah, so she’s acknowledging it was indeed a child, and not merely a mass of cells or what have you?


13 posted on 04/19/2012 12:57:07 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: lurk

but says that she is thankful she has been spared the “agonizing sadness of guilt and regret”

I’m wondering how her aborted must feel never having the opportunity to experience life? It must be quite an experience making God’s decisions for Him.


14 posted on 04/19/2012 12:57:30 PM PDT by Bitsy
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Of course she has guilt and regret. And the older she get the harder it will become.

I don't know what I'd do without my wonderful, caring daughter.

15 posted on 04/19/2012 12:58:29 PM PDT by mickie
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To: lurk

I don’t know. This sounds like a modern day good news story. Mother continuing career unfettered, her own flesh and blood dead infant sacrificed as a tribute to feminism, and obliterated guilt. If all career paths had such happy endings, psychiatrists would all be out of work! Bob


16 posted on 04/19/2012 12:59:34 PM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Morgana
“Two years later, I’m driving upstate by myself. I look down and think that if I hadn’t had the abortion, there would be a baby seat next to me with a small child in it, resting comfortably, knowing it would always be safe because I was in charge. It might be a girl — I would have liked to have a daughter in the family mix. “

No regrets? Then why is she thinking this? If she had no regrets she would go on with her life as if nothing happened.

My thoughts exactly. It seems to be on her mind quite a bit.

17 posted on 04/19/2012 1:02:25 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Morgana

No mention at all of the father, or of her children and how they felt about her killing one of their siblings.

“Oh, I could have aborted *you*, too. You know, instead of my having to deal with the *hassle* of children.”

She had her abortion just five years after Roe v. Wade. I wonder which of her children, if any, were born after Roe v. Wade, given some buffer time for PP to set up a “convenient” clinic in her area?

Maybe if she had her druthers, she would have aborted all her children.


18 posted on 04/19/2012 1:04:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: Morgana
Susan Heath of New York described her gratitude for the ease of obtaining her own abortion at Planned Parenthood years ago when, after bringing four children into the world, her contraception failed.

MURDERER!!!! Yes you are!!!

19 posted on 04/19/2012 1:04:41 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Morgana
"Nope, I don't regret it."

"Don't regret it at all."

"If I regretted it. I'd feel bad."

"But I don't feel bad, so I don't regret it. Not one bit."

"No, really. Someone else might regret it, but not me. I don't regret it."

"Not a bit."

...

20 posted on 04/19/2012 1:07:34 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Morgana
I have a Catholic Priest friend who has taken upon himself the mission to consul the women victims of abortion.

He describes these women as uniformly psychologically damaged, some near suicide, all having problems forming and maintaining other human relationships.

21 posted on 04/19/2012 1:14:19 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Morgana

I’d bet that she has those thoughts more often and does not realize that they are grief.She probably drinks a lot to make them go away.....


22 posted on 04/19/2012 1:16:42 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Morgana
MONSTER
23 posted on 04/19/2012 1:24:18 PM PDT by defal33 ("I Am Andrew Breitbart")
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To: chris_bdba
She probably drinks a lot to make them go away...

There are reasons why "Xanax" (and others) are a drug of choice among women.

IMHO, it's one thing to have an abortion. It's certainly not for me, or Mrs WBill. However, the author did it, it's done, and now she needs to reconcile herself to what she did.

It's quite another thing, IMO, to stand up and announce loudly in a public forum that you not only did such a thing, but also don't regret it a bit. "Sociopath" comes to my mind, immediately.

24 posted on 04/19/2012 1:26:30 PM PDT by wbill
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To: denydenydeny

Guilt and envy are two of the most powerful emotions we know.

I know several women who had abortions in their 20’s (it was “inconvenient”, “a mistake” etc)

They are now past childbearing age, and I sense in them two emotions: guilt, that they have now realized they did something wrong; and envy, because they see their friends who had all the children they wanted and did not abort any, enjoying their lives with the little ones.

In the end, most of us cannot leave anything past our graves, except our posterity... that is, our children and grandchildren.


25 posted on 04/19/2012 1:27:33 PM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: chris_bdba
Let me immediately amend my post to say "reasons why "Xanax" (and others) are a drug of choice among SOME women. "

Baaaaad typo.

26 posted on 04/19/2012 1:29:59 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Morgana

Prisons are full of people without remorse. How wonderful.


27 posted on 04/19/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: lurk
There’s a name for people who don’t have guilt.
Sociopath.

AMEN

28 posted on 04/19/2012 12:32:41 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: lurk
There’s a name for people who don’t have guilt. Sociopath.

And the legal option of aborting breeds sociopaths, also known as feminists.

29 posted on 04/19/2012 1:41:18 PM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: Morgana
it would always be safe because I was in charge

Ironic phrasing since she spent the control she had on murdering the child.

30 posted on 04/19/2012 1:42:45 PM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: Morgana
I know many women who have grieved greatly over the children they decided not to have, and I am thankful to have been spared that agonizing sadness of guilt and regret.

To be grateful for the abscence of a conscience? Odd, but it does help one to do immoral things without that pesky thing called guilt.

I also know many women who, like me, have felt only gratitude and relief at having been able to take control over their lives safely and legally.

One can be certain the unborn children feel no gratitude and relief when the abortionist is "taking control" of their lives on the operating table. It's only "safe" for the person not being killed. Two people enter a clinic, and one person comes out.

31 posted on 04/20/2012 6:48:13 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N89LGhm-Ztc))
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To: dead

I’m always amazed by the rationalization that the child in the womb is not “in the world.” Where is the mother’s womb? Outerspace?


32 posted on 04/20/2012 6:50:31 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N89LGhm-Ztc))
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To: Morgana

I remember a few years ago hearing that breast cancer had been associated with abortion. Has that been found to be untrue, because I haven’t heard it mentioned lately.


33 posted on 04/20/2012 6:59:31 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
I remember a few years ago hearing that breast cancer had been associated with abortion. Has that been found to be untrue, because I haven’t heard it mentioned lately.

You haven't heard it lately because it is true.

34 posted on 04/20/2012 7:02:42 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: Morgana

Her other children must feel special, since they escaped the scalpel. But loved? Perhaps not.


35 posted on 04/20/2012 7:05:33 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Morgana

Too bad her mother didn’t abort her. She’s obviously a mentally defective, child-killing, mean-spirited, murdering monster that thinks nothing of killing children.


36 posted on 04/20/2012 8:06:58 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it ain't Newt, we're screwt !)
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