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Teresa

How 'bout that cover? It's a tally, in red, of the ones she's picked off... like skeet shooting.

Nothing new here. She doesn't sound any different than any other grim post-abortive feminist writer -- disoriented, disintegrated and dreadfully unhappy.

I wonder what the conversation is like between post-abortive mothers and their pardoned children, "You got to live because... I was flush financially... I was in a 'good place' in my life... (fill in blank)."

Now watch, it'll become required reading in a high school near you.

Renee

The sad thing is that medical professionals who may have wanted to help this women have their hands tied. When a woman comes in with her third, fourth abortion, she needs more then better contraception. In every other area wouldn't this count as some medical negligence? There seems to be no pre-op or post-op with the medical procedure of abortion. In and out, that's it.

Misfit

I can tell you firsthand that there is no pre-op or post-op. It's treated as a mere surgical procedure. Once you are able to keep down some juice and cookies, you're promptly handed your walking papers AND a prescription for birth control. Now 20 plus years later, I'm trying to pick up the pieces and deal with the grief, the guilt and the shame I feel for a decision I made so long ago. Options were presented to me, but unfortunately, at the time, I felt this would be the simplest solution. Little did I know. It is a traumatic experience physically, mentally and spiritually. There is not a day that goes by that I don't grieve for my child - yes I said CHILD, a baby, not a fetus. It was a poor, innocent BABY!! I will keep this poor, sad woman in my prayers. Any woman who would deliberately make this choice over and over needs some help.

gsk

My heart goes out to you, dear. Please don't consider yourself a misfit -- labelling yourself like that will only put off the fullness of healing that is entirely possible. I'll remember you in particular as we go through this 40 Days for Life.

https://www.40daysforlife.com/

Misfit

GSK - Thank you for your kind words. I call myself misfit because it's short for Miss F.I.T. My initials spell FIT. Misfit is a nickname I've had since I was a child. Ironic though, isn't it? Maybe it's time to set that nickname aside, huh?

I have sought help with my healing process, and I will begin attending Project Rachel meetings in my area very soon. However, please do keep me and other victims of this "procedure" in your prayers.

gsk

Well, you can keep it if you change it to "Miss Fit!" (though I mean mentally, and in no other wise). Childhood names dredge up the best and the worst, so let's only savour that love that was imbedded in this one.

Deirdre

When we lost our baby, my doctor recommended against a D&C--she said it was better for everything to happen naturally, and that D&Cs pose all sorts of future risks.

So, based on what the media tells women, a D&C on a LIVING baby has no after-effects, but one on a DEAD baby is to be avoided if possible.....

I asked an MD-friend about the discrepancy. His response? "Well, doctors do follow up and care what happens to their patients after surgery. Abortionists? Not so much....."

If this woman had seen doctors about her pregnancies instead of abortionists, she might have gotten a lot more help.

Julie Maria

Hi Genevieve!

I just got to know your site today!

I am so happy for this!
I am a women, 33 years old from Brazil, just preparing to give my first talk on "The Mission of the Catholic Women" on October 6th.

I would love to have your book to learn but I can´t find it as E-book! If I order now will take too much days to get to my home in Brazil.
Can I pay to you and you send me it as E-book so I can have it quickly?

I give talks on Theology of the Body and now I am working to put it toguether with the "women's mission" because I really fell the need to do it. I did the Course with C. West on 2006, the year I stay working as nanny and study with the dominicans at Berkeley!

I have this web sites:

www.teologiadocorpo.com.br
and this one
modaemodestia.wordpress.com

The last one has some articles I wrote (and also others) about "fashion and modesty", feminism, Church documents about women, etc. (All from Catholic Church's doctrine). I am sorry is all in portuguese...

Hope you can help me!

God bless your great posts!

Yours in Christ,

Julie Maria

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    • From Benedict XVI
      “People have realized that the complete removal of the feminine element from the Christian message is a shortcoming from an anthropological viewpoint. It is theologically and anthropologically important for woman to be at the center of Christianity."
    • Anger and Patrimony (from Donna)
      This is just another of the unintended consequences of the cultural acceptance of contraception and abortion! Men's sexuality has been robbed of its creative essence. It is now viewed as something that imposes a burden on women (when conception happens to occur), something used to control women or something that is purely recreational. Why would men bother?? In taking away their responsibility, we've also robbed them of their significance! In the big picture of humanity, men have been made into nothing more than a nuisance women have to figure out how to control in order to bring about the next generation. Men don't see it as their task to protect the vulnerable because they see themselves as the vulnerable ones. A few well preserved vials of sperm would make men entirely obsolete in the world's ethos today!!
    • Excellent, Dom! (from Teresa)
      That is astounding Robin, and good for you for standing up. At the heart of that matter, I think, is even worse than a gender mixing message. There is an increased sharper and sharper focus on the "self." Solid Catholic teaching returns our focus away from ourselves to Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The original sin, Eve denied her womanhood when she desired to be like "gods." Since the only god she knew was the Father. Where was Adam? He stood impotent... in other words, they were divorced. There's a young girl at Robin's son's high school who was just told that she is the center of the universe and it's a tragic disservice to her.
    • Find the logic (from "me")
      Ditto what Mary said! A lot of high schools have very poor math and science depts, for boys and girls. I also am educated as a chemical engineer, but chose to teach the two years before we had children because its hours were more suited to spending time with children. (I was looking ahead). When it came time and I was pregnant with our first, I realized that I did not want to leave him with someone else, and was able to stay home full time. I am not sure it would have been that easy if we were used to another engineering income and not just a private school teacher income. Also some of my first job offers were out on oil rigs - I had no interest in that at all even though I enjoyed my engineering classes and did well in them. No one discouraged me from an engineering job, on the contrary I got a lot of flack for my decision not to pursue an engineering career.
    • Find the logic (from Mary)
      I've been lurking, but this is one that irritates me. Beats the heck out of me what these "barriers" are. I was educated as a chemical engineer, where 1/3 of our class was women. However, in electrical engineering, only 1 or 2 out of 30 were women. Is it possible that women are Just Not Interested in some areas? Nah, it must be The Man keeping us down so we must legislate (and, I agree -- when they say "legistlate", I hear "quota"). And actually, I have a friend that was also a chemical engineer. When she lost her job, she decided not to go back into engineering and started working from home so she could spend more time with her 3 kids. Also, if nothing else, there are all kinds of incentives for women to enter science and engineering -- scholarships not available to men, guaranteed housing on campuses that do not guarantee housing to the general population, etc. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said that schools in general are not preparing students for the hard sciences. It is truly a sad state of affairs, the lack of science education these days.

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