Skip to comments.When is twins too many?
Posted on 12/13/2010 7:49:43 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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I did find the comments following the article interesting. Almost entirely negative.
Wonderful... you were twice blessed! My darlin’ darlin’ (as my hubbie calls her) is 25 and still a JOY to me and her Dad.
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If three children were too many, how did they decide to have a second pregnancy when they already had a toddler at home? By their logic, can someone dispose of a colicky baby because its even less sleep than they expected?
But never in my wildest of wild thoughts would it ever have occurred to me that any paltry life "plan" would supercede what God had in store for me. And while I couldn't imagine what I was going to do, 16 years later I can't imagine what I would have done without them.
You are not adhering to the Obamanese philosophy potlatch!
And to think I used to wince when a vet did this to horses...
I can understand waiting to have kids until you have the financial resources to raise them, but then when you are finally blessed with twins..to abort one..is just murder.
My wife worked placing unwanted babies with adoptive parents...we now know many of those unwanted babies as adults and cannot imagine that the mother would have aborted them in todays world. God have mercy on our country..and our souls.
When I found out I laughed!! One might say hysterically. The reason for the sonogram was that we’d thought I had a miscarriage .. then when tests came back, a tubal (THAT was scary) .. going for blood tests every other day ...it was just an emotional roller coaster. So I said to my long-practicing OB, why can’t I have a sonogram? He’d been practicing so long, it hadn’t occurred to him ... so off we went. And life has never been the same!
By the time my twins were 1.5 years old, we went to their oldest cousin’s wedding. A poignant reminder of how quickly they grow. So I did the at-home mom thing, soccer team mom, Brownie mom, (Dad did Cub and Boy Scouts)PTA prez .. you name it! Never missed a field trip .. and now that they are grown, I am so very grateful for every minute of it. So, we couldn’t go to Pizza Hut every Friday like all their friends, big deal. I walked them to the bus, and picked them up every day. Stuff like that you just can’t get back.
When our daughter got married a few months ago, a MAJOR honor came my way .. she wanted BOTH parents to walk her down the aisle. The bridal party was her 2 brothers. She has plenty of girlfriends, but when it came down to it, her closest friends are those 2 brothers. Someone tell me what that’s worth!
Somehow that is more palatable than if they had selectively decided to kill their one year old.
So, they make a decision based on emotional attachment rather than moral responsibility. Watch out lady... Your husband might someday be feeling less than emotionally attached to you.
Same thing happened to me as well with our second son. I was so happy to still be pregnant with one as well. Every once in awhile I think about the one we lost and wonder what he or she would have been like. We always wanted three or four kids - I guess this was God’s way of telling us it was going to be three.
I thank God for blessing us with our one daughter.
We lost 5 babies to miscarriage before we were blessed with our two sons. During those heartbreaking years, it was especially difficult to see 'mothers' aborting, abandoning or neglecting their children. Our sons are teenagers now, and increasingly independent. They are a source of great pride and joy.
The years of caring for wee ones fly by quickly. I wonder how many of these parents who choose 'reduction' will have a different perspective once their surviving children are older and the daily burdens of care are lighter. They will have denied their children, themselves and their entire families the joy of knowing these missing family members. It's a terrible loss.
These people are #ing Nazi savages!
Thankfully one survived to haunt those bastards for the rest of their obscene lives.
At what age do they tell the surviving child the twin was killed off for convenience.
Oh Dear God, help us.
My twin brother didn’t survive long after birth. No one ever said a word about it to me because it upset my Mom so - until about the time when I was in 8th grade when I mentioned I dreamed about this boy all the time. The look on my Dad’s face told me something, he asked me a few questions about my dreams and then told me the story. Do you know he grew up in my dreams as I grew up. I can tell you exactly what he looks like. I wonder if the twin they keep will always miss his brother/sister?
As callous, cold, and calculating as such as these are, I wouldn't entrust them with a puppy, either...
It’s sad, but selective abortion has been going on for a very long time. I hope that there will come a time when docs won’t recommend it.
Your comments ring true with my (our) Mom.
My brother and I presented our family with children # 4 & 5. Three older sisters super excited about their new brothers. That was 65+ years ago.
Don and I were under-weight, I came home first and Don 3 weeks later.
Over the years, I always had more body weight but now we seem to balance the scales.
Nowadays, don't believe a word Don says when he claims to be the better looking one... it's always been me. 8^)
>>There is no word for this kind of evil.<<
I see no difference between this despicable POS and a Mohammedan “mother” who sends her child off to blow himself up. Neither has any concept of what it means to be human.
“Hey, hey, whatcha say;
How many babies you kill today?”
These successful professionals are actually godless robotic morons. Just from a purely selfish point of view (forget the fetus) they are setting themselves up for a lifetime of regret, recrimination and retribution. You don’t kill this gift from God...especially at age 40. I can see a poor stupid 16 year old or 20 year old being somewhat forgiven for doing this but not at age 40. Talk about accumulating sin and bad karma.
They seem to have enough money so what’s the problem? Must be the wife’s doing. She could handle the phony corporate world but can’t handle three real live living babies
I too can see the decision process being different at these ages. The 16 or 20 year old might well feel overwhelmed by the logistical and financial responsibilities. At 40, personal comfort and established lifestyle probably play a bigger role. A loving extended family and community could go a long way toward helping a young parent or couple cope with these challenges. The older parents may be tougher to dissuade from this path, being more set in their ways and steeped in this self-absorbed culture.
Pure Evil is all I can say. Someday these selfish bastards are going to pay. (Yep I spelled out that word exactly as written because it needs to be said....ban away if you must but this is HONEST).
Beautiful story. Thank God for you on Earth and Free Republic!!!!
These people repulse me to the very core!
“Were career people” You know what, why did you even have children in the first place?
Pigs like this should not have children, ever. Selfish pigs!
I am so angry I could vomit!
How could they be so cold blooded? Just what are they going to say to the other twin. “your sibling was inconvenient to us”. May both of the parents rot in the furnace for being so heinous!
God help us, really!
Welcome to parenthood. Live, learn, adjust.
Thanks, you too
After seeing the special and unfathomable bond my twins have, I find this idea absolutely and utterly repulsive, even beyond the typical murdering children for personal convenience angle. Because in this case, the survivor’s life is lessened too.
No, just selfish.
Actually, what she did was pretty cruel, IMO.
As a mother of twins, (B/G) this is beyond words.
I knew of a woman who was implanted with three IVF embryos. She became pregnant with all three, and one split. After a reduction of two, she gave birth to two nonidentical twins. Therefore, she either eliminated the identical twins, or that of one of her fraternal twins.
Mind boggling ...
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Cold-blooded, premeditated murder of the most innocent.
"Murder most foul, as in the best it is;
But this most foul, strange and unnatural."
Every time they see Sarah Palin with Trig, their blood runs cold ... they know they did what she did not:
They murdered their own children.
“Were both career people. ...someone else was going to be raising our kids.
I have a sneaking suspicion someone else is already raising their children, daycare, public/private school, babysitters.
I don't know how anyone can read this and not be absolutely stunned at how selfish and callous this woman is.
Reduction abortions are the consequence of a society that approves of “fertility doctors”. The procedures used commonly produce multiple embryos. Most people in our society don’t believe embryos are people therefore some will be killed.
More selfish, self-absorbed people I’ve never heard of.
This is sickening beyond words.
Cold blooded and cruel. Any abortion is, but picking out one twin to kill seems to even add a level of twisted morality. The two remaining kids, especially the surviving twin, can’t help but have a chill run down their spine when they’re older and hear about it.
sad sad sad
And, um, ruin your daughter's twin sister's day.
The conscience gets dulled by small compromises with evil, (not that this is a small one), and becomes more accepting of greater and greater ones.
I wouldn’t wish this couple on a dog.
Can you imagine the “survivors “ guilt the remaining twin will have if they ever learn of this?
Many years ago I knew a woman that found out she was pregnant with children 5 & 6 . All her children were close in age.. she pled with her doctor to do something. He gave her a medicine that would cause an abortion of the pregnancy .
She took it and thought she had “lost” the babies.. a month later she found out only one of the babies had been murdered. She carried the survivor to term .
I could not help but wonder every time she looked at her child..did she think of the one she killed??
I pray that guilt follow this couple the rest of their lives ...
Several years ago, my brother's sister-in-law was pregnant with twins and one of the babies died around six months of pregnancy. To reduce the risk to the live baby they didn't do any surgery, so there was one stillborn and one life birth.
When the little boy was around four years old they told him about his dead twin brother, he had ALWAYS known that there was a missing brother.
How disturbing and reprehensible.
I can just imagine how the surviving twin will think when told years later. It will be shocking and affect how that person sees everything knowing they could have been the one aborted and the unique twin connection will haunt them mentally IMHO.
I am literally in tears.
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