And it is personal, but it has been many years. It still makes me sad…
Before my first son, I had a serious miscarriage, in the second term. It was a matter of being rushed to the hospital, and the obstetrician on duty could do nothing to stop the hemorrhaging except a D&C. Yes, this is technically an abortion, but there was no living fetus to save.
Two days later, as I recuperated at home, very weak, very depressed, I heard someone at the door. I went to open it, and there was no one there, although someone had left a brochure in the door. It was an anti-abortion pamphlet, with photographs of dismembered fetuses. In my state of poor health, I thought these were photos of the baby I had lost, and I fainted. The shock prolonged my illness, and I was kept in bed for two weeks.
Apparently, some hospital employee was gathering names and addresses of women whose records showed that they had a D&C for abortion.
Would you want to be responsible for causing someone that much distress? I wanted that baby; it wasn’t an elective abortion. But my medical record read the same as if it had been elective. I am still strongly pro-life, but I am hurt and shocked by some of the tactics that anti-abortion activists use.