Melissa de La Cruz-Remembered Essay

Topics: Abortion, Pregnancy, Family Pages: 3 (1446 words) Published: September 19, 2013
This is my story about the day my views on abortion changed, and why they changed. If you could get away with murder and no one ever found out, would you do it? The problem is people are blinded; they have been convinced that murder is ok. This is what Pro-Choice says “The procedure for an abortion is very quick, the mother comes to the clinic, and she gets the abortion, then she is sent on her merry way.” Well what about the baby how merry is she/he? Why are we allowing these lies to justify the wrong we do, the murders we commit, and yes we are as guilty. Why, because we are not standing up, we stop at “I am Pro-Life”. I hope you can understand the truth behind abortion. I used to answer yes, not any more. The De La Cruz family was having their annual cookout, so everyone was there from the kids to Grandma; the kids were outside running, my uncles were cooking the steaks, my aunts inside catching up on the latest gossip, and my Tia Bebes and me on baby duty. My Tia was carrying her three month old nephew, she smiled so big making faces at the little baby; it was rare for her to be in such a good mood so I asked “Tia, why haven’t you had any kids?”. Her smile faded and I watched sadness wash over her face she answered “Mija it’s not that I don’t want any; the problem is that I can’t have any, and you know me and your Tio can’t afford to adopt.” I looked down feeling my face turn red and said. “I am sorry Tia I didn’t know” “It’s ok” she replied and went back to playing with the baby. At that moment the face of a friend came to mind she was 17 when she got pregnant, not ready to be a mom she aborted. That’s when it hit me, how unfair abortion might be. I went home that night and lay down in my room watching the ceiling fan turn. I thought about this for a long time, trying to justify what I was beginning to believe was wrong (abortion). I asked myself shouldn’t a woman have the right to do what she wants with her body? Well what about the women who are...
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