Dear Rhonda & Dr. Cheri: Mom distraught over daughter’s late-term abortion
Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri,
I’m sick about my daughter’s late-term abortion. She was pregnant until her 23rd week, when she decided she didn’t “want his child anymore.”
The abortionist doctor said she has a mood disorder as defined in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”, to comply with state laws.
I tried talking her out of this abortion. I said I’d raise her baby girl.
They injected her with something to kill the unborn baby and she delivered her. It’s a nightmare.
Almost a mom again
We’re truly sorry about your trauma. We know your daughter’s child would have had a great life with you.
We’ll discuss “late-term abortion” in an ethical and educational way (not in a political manner).
The “Value-of-Life” principle states that human life should be preserved, protected, valued and revered.
We believe in the conceptus (conception to birth) principle of pregnancy and that a baby’s viability (ability to live after birth) has become increasingly younger (the youngest at 21 weeks), because of improvements in neonatal intensive care.
Forty-three states prohibit some abortions after a certain point in pregnancy, and at varying viability ages. Also considered in late-term abortion is the mental and physical health of the pregnant woman and rape or incest.
We believe in adoption when possible.
One of the most conflicting laws regarding the language of human terms is homicide, when the law charges the person who kills a pregnant woman with two counts of homicide, such as in the case of Scott Peterson, who was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for killing his wife, Laci, and his unborn son. Homicide laws justly criminalize these cases and address both unborn children and their mothers.
Abortionist doctors must induce fetal death before starting a late-term abortion procedure. The injection of digoxin/ potassium chloride is used intrafetally. Laminaria sticks absorb moisture from the cervix and it must dilate the cervix to 2-5 centimeters for delivery.
In surgery, the fetal (human) skull is crushed if it’s too large to fit through the cervical canal. Instruments must be used to take all body parts out. This is a gruesome and inhumane act and we do not support it or believe it to be moral or ethical.
Your despair is a rational aspect of grief. You have experienced the great loss of your beautiful grandchild. You have a wonderful daughter who is mentally compromised, so her level of accountability and rationality are not fully developed. Have mercy and love for her. Allow God’s arms to cradle you as work through your grief.
Rhonda and Dr. Cheri
Rhonda Orr is the president and founder of the Prescott-based Rhonda’s STOP BULLYING Foundation. Dr. Cheri L. McDonald, PhD, LMFT, is a crime-victim specialist. Send your anonymous questions to Rhonda@rhondastopbullying.org. Join our 100th podcast celebration at BullyingLifeandStuff.com