Letter to a hospital
Six years ago, I allowed a strange doctor to rip apart and destroy the baby
that was growing inside of me. It was a breeze to make an appointment and bring
my box of feminine pads and $170.00. No one asked for my age. No one told me
what would happen to me on that table. No one offered any alternative such as
"life" for the baby. All they wanted was my name, a urine sample and the money.
Their counseling consisted of grouping 6 of us in a room, giving us valium and
explaining all the different birth control methods for next time! I went into
the operating room feeling a bit drowsy from the valium, laid on the table and
the doctor quickly used his instruments to suction the life from my body telling
me that there would be a "catch". The so called "catch", which he didn't call
the baby caused a pain which I'll never forget.
No one told me that there would be an excruciating pain. Afterwards, I was
face down on a cot in a room full of crying girls aching with pain when I
overheard a nurse routinely saying that some of us were there too long and that
others were waiting. I was shipped in and out of that room within 45 minutes. I
could hardly sit in my car to drive home because the pain was so terrible. The
experience itself was horrible enough, but the years of guilt and sorrow that
followed were even worse.
This is abortion and whether it is done at a clinic or in a hospital makes no
difference. A hospital is for sick people and pregnant girls are not sick! They
are scared and alone. They have no idea what abortion is, but it seems they can
quickly learn at your hospital.
It's about time you took a stand against this atrocity and speak up for what
is right. This is a blatant contradiction to God's law as the Bible states in
Proverbs 24:11, 12: "Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those
staggering toward slaughter. If you say, 'But we knew nothing about this', does
he who weighs the heart know it? Does he who guards your life know it? Will he
not repay each person according to what he has done?" You have the God given
authority to change the policies at Taylor Hospital. I pray that God will speak
to your heart concerning this serious matter of abortion. Until this practice is
stopped, I will not sponsor your hospital in any way.