|Genetic Testing (standard:Editorials, 1425 words)|
|Author: Lori||Added: Oct 22 2007||Views/Reads: 2093/1043||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|I saw a story on T.V. this morning that bugged me. I wrote an essay on the topic and on others which links the subjects together. I hope you read it and let me know how you feel.|
Genetic Testing This morning I saw something which blew me away. Every Sunday morning, as a ritual, my husband and I watch Sunday Morning on CBS before we watch our favorite preacher at 10 o'clock. This morning looked to be an interesting show because they were going to talk about a subject I have always been in favor of, Genetic Testing. I think it would be neat to be able to chose which sex of child I want to have. NOW, wait. NO! I'm not thinking of having any more children, at least not the two legged kind. I've had my two children, who are almost grown, so there is NO way I'm going to take a risk like that again. Since I'm no spring chicken, it can't be determined the child would come out healthy anyway. And NO, I'm not against having an imperfect child. Have you seen my children? Trust me, they may be hearty and healthy, but they are FAR from perfect. BUT, they are MY angels and that's all that matters. Now back to what I was saying. I believe in genetic testing. If a woman could be told in advance what to expect, which they can now days thanks to genetic testing, about having a child with some kind of problem it's to the benefit of the parents. I believe in testing for any kind of disease or ailment. And yeah, it would be neat to determine the sex of the baby in advance. Having two boys, I've longed for a little girl for years. I've even considered, when I was MUCH younger, having this procedure done when they first started talking about it. Thank goodness I didn't! What I didn't know, and they don't openly discuss, is what happens to the left over fetuses. Are they left around to rot? Are they thrown out? What happens to them? That wasn't discussed, and if it was it was AFTER I muted the T.V. from being disgusted at the process. I'm one of those people who depend on faith a LOT, and who believe a soul enters the minute of conception. You have a new life growing inside of you. How can it not have a soul? I believe when God hands you a miracle so precious as a child you should feel, not only proud to be parents, but blessed because it's a gift to be a Mother or Father. I don't take being a parent for granted or take the responsibilities lightly. My children may not be the best behaved, or geniuses, but they are MY children and I've raised them to have a mind of their own. They know right from wrong. They've been given the tools they need in life to make sound decisions. The rest of it is up to them. I can't hold their hands forever, NOR do I want too. I have to give them to the world so they can grow, and so they can experience all the wonderful things life has to offer. Even though I'm a woman of faith doesn't mean I don't believe in abortions. I believe it's a woman's right to chose if she wants to have a baby or not. In my opinion there should be more of them. Yeah, I know that's not going to go over well with some of you, but look at it from my point of view. I am a child of abuse and a survivor of TWO rapes. I didn't ask to be used in this matter, nor do I condemn the men who hurt me. What they did isn't for me to judge, not my place to put myself out there for the retaliation I know I would have if I did judge them. Do I hate them? Not really, because maybe I did ask for it. I was naive and so stupid to believe the lines I was given that by the time I figured out it wasn't what I wanted it was too late to back out of. Do I wish them harm? No, because I know they served their purpose in my life. Plus, if I don't wish pain on the man who killed my father, why in the world would I want to injury two men who were so full of themselves they didn't know “Yes” from “NO!”? It's not my place to decide what their punishment is. That is for their God to dish out. Have I ever had an abortion? No. Would I have had one, if I had gotten pregnant, by any of these men? YOU BET YOUR SWEET A** I WOULD HAVE! That is no way to bring a child into the world. You would end up regretting your decision to have the child, and you can't be sure you could love it because of the situation you were in when you got pregnant. Just because YOU don't know what's right for someone doesn't mean they don't. And trust me, I KNOW what's right for me! Do I condone abortions? Depends on the circumstances of the abortion. Do Click here to read the rest of this story (55 more lines)
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