He was leading a hippie, Hollywood life. He says, “ … I was completely ‘Pro-Choice’. I had bought the whole ‘women’s rights’ thing, completely agreed with ‘the constitutional right of a woman’s freedom to choose’…and I was just fine with that. Sure took the pressure off of me, a guy, interested in sex who had been raised in the era of, “Hey, you get a girl pregnant, you marry her!” But times had changed. Now abortions could be had legally…”
“Abortion as a method of birth control became the norm. I knew a few girls who had had as many as five of them by the time they were twenty-five. And they seemed fine on it…mostly because everyone around them was telling them that they should feel fine about it.”
However, it became something he simply had to accept.
“I have been on all sides of this issue for most of my life, and I can simply not escape the logic. That fetus a pregnant woman is carrying inside of her, regardless of the gestation stage, is a living, breathing human being. Yes, breathing – the amniotic sac forms 12 days after conception, and in the second trimester the baby is actually breathing the amniotic fluid. It’s not an ‘unviable tissue mass.’ Not a wart, a mole, a skin outcropping, a boil, or a bundle of uncoordinated cells. It’s not just a ‘fetus’.
“It’s a baby. Not fully developed, true. Like an infant is not a fully developed and mature adult. But it’s a baby.”
In his old life he would have been angry at anyone who said that. He would have said, “You don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“Well I do know. And I stand condemned. I’ve paid for three of them and was responsible for probably several more, I’m not really sure. But it breaks my heart.”
He acknowledges abortion as a quick solution, “But the scars on that woman’s soul will never quite heal. I’m a man, but I’ve got them on mine.”
These excerpts are from something on Big Hollywood, written by Gary Graham. http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/ggraham/2009/01/27/flashpoint-a-womans-right-to-choose/#more-32250
Gary Graham was Ambassador Soval in “STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE” and he has written an utterly breathtaking blog entry explaining the logic of being pro-life, following his conversion from the corrupt hippie and Hollywood lifestyle to being pro-life.
I finished reading all five of my printed pages and simply sat wordlessly. This man has something very valuable to say and I think you want to read it.
Anne LeBlanc for Rochester Area Right to Life