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Heartbreaking letter shows the insanity of abortion

12 April 2016

How on earth can we say that it is better to kill someone before birth than to allow them to be born?

Abortion supporters will always insist that abortion is about a woman's choice.

If you’ve ever talked about abortion with someone who thinks it should be legal, this is the phrase you’ll hear over and over again. That’s why we get the mantra of 'pro-choice' and 'my body, my choice'.

But of course, no-one ever likes to delve deeper into exactly what that ‘choice’ is.

What is the unborn?

If you acknowledge that what is in the womb, what is causing the pregnancy, is indeed a human being – and basic science shows that that is an undeniable fact – then what choice are you making if you have an abortion?

This is why so many abortion supporters will try to deny the existence of the unborn child before birth – as if, at birth, a new person suddenly sprouts into being out of thin air.

However, there are those who take a different approach. Cosmopolitan magazine recently featured this open letter on their website, from a mother who is about to have an abortion.

Little Thing

In it, the unnamed woman writes to the child she has chosen to abort in order to try and justify her decision – her 'choice'.

She calls her child ‘Little Thing’, and says it’s better for her child to be killed before birth than to be born with the risk of growing up disappointed:

Little Thing,

I can feel you in there. I've got twice the appetite and half the energy. It breaks my heart that I don't feel the enchantment that I'm supposed to feel. I am both sorry and not sorry.

I am sorry that this is goodbye. I'm sad that I'll never get to meet you. You could have your father's eyes and my nose and we could make our own traditions, be a family. But, Little Thing, we will meet again. I promise that the next time I see that little blue plus, the next time you are in the same reality as me, I will be ready for you.

Little Thing, I want you to be happy. More than I want good things for myself, I want the best things for the future. That's why I can't be your mother right now. I am still growing myself. It wouldn't be fair to bring a new life into a world where I am still haunted by ghosts of the life I've lived. I want you to have all the things I didn't have when I was a child. I want you to be better than I ever was and more magnificent than I ever could be. I can't do to you what was done to me: Plant a seed made of love and spontaneity into a garden, and hope that it will grow on only dreams. Love and spontaneity are beautiful, but they have little merit. And while I have plenty of dreams to go around, dreams are not an effective enough tool for you to build a better tomorrow. I can't bring you here. Not like this.

I love you, Little Thing, and I wish the circumstances were different. I promise I will see you again, and next time, you can call me Mom.


Euthanasia mindset

Cosmopolitan may think that this supports their radically pro-abortion agenda and shows that "terminating the pregnancy is the right option in her circumstances".

But how on earth can we justify the logic that it is better to kill someone before birth than to allow them to be born, because there is a risk that they might have a less-than-perfect life?

Sadly, while it’s not often so baldly stated, this is the same euthanasia mindset that drives a lot of abortions. It’s the same reason why the law in the UK allows abortion up to birth on children with disabilities, and why 92% of children diagnosed with Down’s syndrome are aborted in the womb.

Every life is worth living

By contrast, the pro-life movement says boldly that every life is worth living – the life in the womb, and all the lives of the most vulnerable, such as the elderly, disabled and terminally ill.

If you agree that every life deserves protection, sign our Lives Worth Living petition now.

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Comments (5)
  • Anne

    12 April 2016, 7:07pm

    She can't see the future. The "little thing" could have been her pride and joy and the consolation of her old age. She lost out and so did we all.

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  • Emma

    12 April 2016, 10:26pm

    What I find deeply unsettling in this letter is that the woman who wrote this seems to think that she will somehow be able to bring this child into the world at a future date when she is supposedly in a 'better place' emotionally, mentally and financially. Yes she can bring a child into the world...but it will not be the one she's named 'Little Thing'. Once the unborn child 'Little Thing' is aborted, the mother will never be able to bring that specific child into the world again. The specific, genetically unique individual human being named 'Little Thing' is gone forever and can NEVER be replaced. To enable herself to justify the abortion, the writer has convinced herself that all children are the somehow the same and interchangeable. And no, she cannot 'promise I will see you again and next time you will call me Mom'. All she can do is offer do all these things for 'Little Thing's' future sibling, yet to be conceived. She claims she wants her child to have all the things she had as a child...the writer's parents at least gave her a chance to have a life. That is worth more than any number of material goods or 'perfect' personality traits the writer could provide or embody. I'm certain if anyone could ask 'Little Thing' what he or she thought about the letter, they would vehemently say 'let me be born and put me up for adoption if you don't think you can cope with me, and let me have a chance to live. If you are unable give me all these other things then at least give me that!"

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  • Mary Russell

    13 April 2016, 12:07am

    I am convinced that women who abort think the act will turn back the hands of time....back to when the child had never existed.....but nothing is ever truly the same again.....time will tell.

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  • James

    13 April 2016, 2:34am

    My twin sister and I were put up for adoption 48 years ago by our single mum who had to endure horrendously difficult circumstances. This decision was costly and profoundly painful for her nearly five decades ago.
    We met her on the eve of our thirtieth birthday. The joy it brought to all of our families was indescribable.
    Only in the past few months have I met with six of our natural father's eight children. Another further injection of pure and utter joy! Why oh why do women abort and deny themselves the possibility of extreme joy in the future?

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  • Helen

    13 April 2016, 1:21pm

    I wish I could have told her that having a baby healed my life, even in ways I didn't expect and I've had plenty of problems. I can't deny that being a parent has its challenges but it's definitely the best thing I did.

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