Story from Jake Coffman

A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said: ‘Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 year old and I’m pregnant again. I don’t want kids so close together. So the doctor said: ‘OK and what do you want me to do?’ She said: ‘I want you to end my pregnancy, and I’m counting on your help with this.’ The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady: ‘I think I have a better solution for your problem. It’s less dangerous for you too.’ She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request. Then he continued: ‘You see, in order for you not to have to take care 2 babies at the same time, let’s kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we’re going to kill one of them, it doesn’t matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms. The lady was horrified and said: ‘No doctor! How terrible! It’s a crime to kill a child! ‘I agree’, the doctor replied. ‘But you seemed to be OK with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.’ The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point. He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child who’s already been born and one who’s still in the womb. The crime is the same!

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  • HopefulBride

    Wow. I never thought of making one's point in such a strong way. This is a brilliant illustration.

  • jedesto

    The deeper message is that parents (and everyone else) must begin to love the child "right away", and not wait until it is "born".

  • Thaddeus

    Hear, hear! Remember, it's not a "choice," it's a BABY!!

  • Marcy K.

    Very profound. It is stories like this that help change minds and hearts. We have come SO far in society it is as if a magic spell is on them and they can't see. Some women are just devoid of deep common sense and it is as if they just need a solid shake, "Wake Up!" I think a lot of women need to be better informed – transformed. I've read an excerpt from Teresa Tomeo's new book coming out, Extreme Makeover about being transformed by Christ not the culture and I'm looking forward to reading it. We need more books like that and more articles like what you just wrote. Keep 'em coming Father!

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  • in awe

    The choice is: have sex or not have sex! I will share this story with everyone who will listen. Thank you Father.

  • Andy

    This is truth at its most visceral expression.

  • Brian Murphy

    Yes – this story is quite profound. I pray that all those who read it will be strengthened in their resolve to protect the most vulnerable, the unborn.I am soon to be a grandfather, and I thank the good Lord for blessing my son and his wife with the most wonderful gift of life – their own, and their baby's.God bless!

  • Anne

    A truely beautiful piece. Thank you Father.