Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Found Alive

Well, I'm speechless for the second time today.

Here's why I am speechless for the second time: Found Alive.

Here's why I was speechless the first  time:  Boo hoo, Boy Twins.

Human beings are not sex toys. We are not scientific experiments gone wrong. We are not pets.

I'm going outside to enjoy the sunlight.


Nzie (theRosyGardener) said...

Amazing that those women were found - their families must be so relieved.

I saw that article when I came out - it doesn't get any better on a full reading. The only positive thing I can say about it is that even most HuffPo readers were disgusted - and they are often on the side of the selfishness of adults.

Nzie (theRosyGardener) said...

when *it* came out. :-)

Urszula said...

I also happened upon the second article you linked to yesterday. What still boggle my mind is how people can still not see that the only difference between a 'wanted child' and an 'unwanted fetus' is their own attitude, not the biological reality. Awful.

Alisha said...

Just came across the Cleveland story tonight - praise God they were found, and may He have mercy on all of us for how we treat each other at times. :(

T. said...

I promise I'm not a troll and I am a long-time reader and I ordinarily try to avoid mentioning kids when I comment unless it's absolutely necessary because I get the impression (wrong or right) that it is a sensitive point for you. And I do understand why you didn't publish my comment. Being in the thick of toddler-hood and feeling tired basically all the time, I understand the fear and dread of two more littles. But I also understand why, especially from a Catholic perspective, the position of the couple expecting twins is especially reprehensible (doing IVF and then considering or hoping to be able to abort one... trying to play God). Anyway, not asking that you post this or my previous comment (in fact, were I now given the option, I think I'd rather you not), I just wanted to assure you that I wasn't intending to be a troll. And I wanted to apologize for picking a bit of a fight. I read this post after a frustrating few days and was feeling more combative than usual.

Seraphic said...

That's okay, T. I figured you were having a bad day. I didn't print the comment because a significant number of my readers are really struggling with being childless, and I had just been at the doctor's office to have another conversation about why I might not be able to have children and why I am not interested in IVF, etc., etc., etc.

For some of my readers, the really big fear is not that they'll never fall in love or get married, it's that they'll never have kids. So not mentioning how hard it is to have kids (unless that's the topic under discussion)is a good call.

For what it's worth, I'm the eldest of five, and two of my siblings have kids, so I have at least a sense of how hard it is to have kids. And when I was twelve, it was me getting up in the middle of the night to sing my newborn sister back to sleep. So, yes. I can see parents being nervous about coping with boy twins when they had their hopes (and $100,000) pinned on a single girl to "complete their family".