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"I knew i shoulda made this more personal for Artimus. Where in the 9 months would you've become uneasy aborting a fetus assuming it was your sperm and your wife's egg? I know you don't want kids." - 2828

If Bonnie had become pregnant we'd be parents. We are Church of Christ people. Church of Christ people don't get abortions. Period. If Bonnie had become pregnant I would have worked harder to be more successful. If we had become parents I would be like everyone else and said that having kids and being parents was the best thing ever and I'd be bragging about how much I love my son or daughter. And that it was all worth it.

But we chose not to become parents so I'm just playing a different role. So because I got a vasectomy when I was 27 years old and we didn't have kids I go on about how great it is to be childless and not have kids. Life is like a play and we are actors playing our part. We just play the parts we were assigned. I suppose it's all part of that old adage about "if life gives you lemons make lemonade?" You just do the best you can with whatever circumstances you find yourself in. At least that is how I live my life, or like my mom used to say "you just got to live in this life kiddo!"

I don't know when that clump of cells looks like a little human being? I think it is quite early in gestation though? Like maybe even 8-10 weeks? When it has a brain and brain stem and they can measure brainwaves and heartbeat it is a human being. At that point I feel very uncomfortable with just aborting it - but it's not my decision to make. I'm not the one who has to care for it and pay for it and spend the rest of my life taking care of it. I can't live everybody else's life for them. I can barely take care of myself let alone tell someone else how they should live their lives.

Like I said, I am uncomfortable judging others. I take that "do not judge" thing seriously, and believe it is to be taken literally. I don't use a lot of fancy wordplay to pretend it doesn't mean what it says. I think it means exactly what it says.

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