At ten weeks there was no heartbeat.
My doctor ordered an ultrasound. They found no baby. The baby whose heartbeat we had heard a week before was gone.
I was cramping and bleeding. Not enough to be life-threatening, but definitely uncomfortable and definitely something to monitor.
My doctor was slow to order a D&C in these cases, unlike many of his partners and unlike most doctors today.
Instead, he ordered blood work and an additional ultrasound. Internal this time. My hormones indicated Read more [...]
I am reading a book by Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. This passage struck me today:
During the twentieth century the door was opened to invade the wombs of mothers, the stability of the family, the sanctity of marriage, and the sacredness of the human personality. In the name of civil rights, abortion was legalized by the Supreme Court ruling in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case. Since then more than fifty-nine million babies have been legally aborted in the United States. Currently roughly Read more [...]