Thursday, February 28, 2008

Emma Beck's Post Abortion Suicide

Crossposted at the Tennessean's Political Forum.

An artist killed herself after aborting her twins when she was eight weeks pregnant, leaving a note saying: "I should never have had an abortion. I see now I would have been a good mum."Emma Beck was found hanging at her home in Helston, Cornwall, on Feb 1 2007. She was declared dead early the following day - her 31st birthday.

Her suicide note read: "I told everyone I didn't want to do it, even at the hospital. I was frightened, now it is too late. I died when my babies died. I want to be with my babies: they need me, no-one else does."

The inquest at Truro City Hall heard that Miss Beck had split up with her boyfriend, referred to as "Ben" after he "reacted badly" to the pregnancy...

Much more at the link. This is not a post about making abortion illegal or making it more difficult to get an abortion. This is about the reality of what an abortion does & the effect that the realization of the reality of abortion can have on a woman.

What is wrong with making sure a woman or couple has all the information regarding alternatives to abortion? What is wrong with couseling a woman or couple before an abortion to the possible negative mental effects?


Anonymous said...

What's wrong with teaching our children honestly and well about human sexuality?

What's wrong with teaching and expecting individual responsibility for our sexual choices and actions?

What's wrong with teaching basic family planning to high school and college students?

What's wrong with providing couples with the basic knowledge and skills that they will need to plan their family, manage their finances and work together? What's wrong with requiring the completion of this type of counseling and classes for a marriage license?

What's wrong with supporting rather than stigmatizing single mothers?

What's wrong with treating the postpartum depression of a woman who regrets having an abortion and even one who does not?

Tragedy is not an opportunity for political punditry.

If we're arguing about abortion, we've already missed the opportunity for planning and prevention.

Giva said...

Well said.

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