My wife and I were young, but we had issues getting pregnant.
We had 1 child (after 2 years of trying) and were having trouble getting pregnant again using our original fertility doctor. He wanted to do things I wanted to avoid.
The day after the 2006 midterm elections we had our first date with the new doctor.
I will never forget this.
We had never met him before. CNN was on in the waiting room gloating about Donald Rumsfeld resigning. I was annoyed.
Then, we go in his office and he is acting like a little girl in “The Sound of Music”. “Isn’t this a great day for America? That terrorist isn’t in our government anymore.”
I muddle through the conversation trying not to react. I don’t want to “ruin our chances to get pregnant” or anything.
So they guy is Mr. Cocky Wannabe. He says “I know your issues. Here is my plan. We’ll give you enough drugs to produce 10 eggs per cycle and see what happens naturally. If nothing happens there, we’ll harvest them, fertilize them, and implant them.”
I’m not a typical pro-life profile. I’m not religious. I just think killing for convenience is wrong. The idea of creating life just to kill it really pisses me off.
I ask this doctor, “what happens if we have 5 embryos?” He says “we’ll deal with them.”
WE? Does that mean he’ll help change diapers, feed them, raise them, and pay for college?
I ask a little more diplomatically for the wife’s sake.
“We will reduce the pregnancy.”
WE? Reduce? Really?
I asked, “you mean you’ll abort the embryos?”
Wife is looking at me in a “don’t do this” way. The “Sound of Music” in the doctor’s head stops. He looks at me.
“If you won’t abort embryos you are at the wrong fertility clinic.”
Yes. I was.
And I have my second child, thank you Dr. Murder. I have to wonder how many embryos Dr. Murder killed compared to the number of people killed by our armed forces during Rumsfeld’s watch. I bet they aren’t that far off.
Thank you for your story. God bless you and your family.
That's all it takes, which makes you the exact pro-life profile. Be proud of it - and by the way, I like your story!
I admire his restraint, I would have shot the SOB.