Is abortion murder? A view of abortion and spirituality

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  1. poppa says:

    I guess I am the old fashioned type. I grew up in those “happy days” when the fonz and ritchie cunningham ruled the malt shop. Nobody talked about rubbers back then. Maybe more like “do you think I can get a feel on Bettie Joe”

    yes , I am conservative when it comes to social issues like abortion
    Especially when it concerns my own grandchild


  2. Joei says:

    My mother always told me she discovered she was pregnant too far into her pregnancy to have a (legal) abortion. But she was a manipulative liar so it was hard to tell if she was telling the truth.

    Twenty-four years after my mom’s “missed abortion,” I found out I was pregnant. I was 30 weeks along and in labor, crowning. All those signs women have; missed periods, weight gain, nausea, blue lines on sticks, they didn’t happen to me. Jenisis refused to wait for this world to know her soul.

    As paramedics rushed to the side of the bed upon which my baby was conceived, I was uncertain if the fetus rapidly leaving my body would be dead or alive. She was alive. Ten fingers, 10 toes, all that stuff.

    But she was always alive, I always knew her soul. And if I had delivered stillbirth that day that wouldn’t be any different.

    So maybe my mom didn’t find out she was pregnant with me until she was too far along for an abortion. I believe her now.

    The day before I conceived my “missed abortion,” my mother died. I knew I always knew Jenisis’ soul.


  3. Joei says:

    Also, “A Deeper Spiritual Understanding” either sounds oxymoronic or pretentious.

    And to think, you once asked me to be your editor 🙂

  4. I would have to agree that a deeper understanding is a cop out. You know in your heart that if you had not been born to your current parents that your soul might not exist in the physical realm as you know it, and may never have been born at all. I am disappointed in your thinking. Thank God that your mom did not believe in abortion

    • J.M. says:

      It’s strange to me how people can believe in eternal life, but presume spirits come into being at birth. What’s so hard to grasp about being a spirit before physical birth? Because I know I’ve lived many lives, I know I existed before I was born this time. My experience is not yours, therefore, don’t judge.

  5. Lisa says:

    Thank you J.M. This is a heart-felt piece! Thank you for taking the time to put it on paper and follow thru with posting…

    The healing this writing offers is priceless…. i just want to send you some love and mention if you have paused on writing, please come back to us… as you have inspired me and I can only imagine how many more. Thanks for coming back to us… hugs Lisa

  6. Tallulah says:

    I totally understand and agree with you being very spiritually understand and aware but my theory is that the soul is always with the fetus the baby kicks and has its own personality it must hold a spirit ? Iv had 2 abortions no one who has bee throu this should have any opinion or comment I didn’t want to not keep them it makes me sad everyday I think about them all the time but I know they are home and and with lo e and know I love them so much I thought they would have a better existence there but I know they will come backbi have one son but my snort ion have been before and after him they was the wrong times it would have been hard on them why make it hard on them when they can be happy that is my belief no one comment any think nasty to this please you no my storey my love for them I do t need to explain myself to anyone just wanted to give an insure in how us woman experience to abortiln how we feel we’re not cold blooded or evil that would make you that think that they come back to us but until then they are playing sweet happiness in the light and beautiful heaven xxxxx

    • RadOwl says:

      There appears to be a connection between mothers and their children no matter if those children are born, aborted or miscarried. That love is the strongest force I’ve encountered in this world. It truly can make miracles.

  7. Allie says:

    To the writer you are amazing and right.

  8. spillier veronique says:

    today i’m having an abortion. Before reading this i was afraid, feeling quilty and alone, scared of making the wrong choice. This feeling is now mostly over and is now a sense af peace i feel deep in my heart and soul. I know understand why this is happening for the second time in my life. This time i will finally start to live and i will have connection with my own inner child what never happend before.
    I thank you very for posting this on the internet. You have changed my live forever.

    • RadOwl says:

      Replies like yours are why I publicly share my opinions and experiences. I hope everything turns out right for you.

      • spillier veronique says:

        It did. I wanne share the experience i just had with everybody who needs it
        I have asked angels to help me yesterday during the abortion and the message they gave me this morning is incredible
        look ( also know that i have asked my grandfather who was my best friend when he was alive to take care of the soul and help it to guide me to the point where its okay 4 us both to share live, meaning mother and child.)

        this is my message i got for today.

        gardian Angel: Opal (opa is also dutch for grandpa.)
        Message: ” you’re children on earth and in heaven are happy and well cared for by god and the angels”.

        All i can say to that is thank so much for giving such an experience

  9. Lisa says:

    Very well written and the message excellent~ I feel this message with my being…. there must be truth to it. A friend of mine told me this years ago… i just laughed. Although i have not experienced this… as I too have deepened my spiritual practice I put no limits on possibilities. So thank you for stretching the mind today.. 😉

  10. britnee says:

    wow this was amazing! thankyou

  11. Carolina Allen says:

    Dear friends,

    Very much appreciate this post as it shares thoughts and feelings on abortion from a more spiritual perspective. I am a highly spiritual AND religious person, so I can relate and understand this discussion. I agree that all spirits are eternal, and that there is a sense of cosmic fairness when a spirit is not allowed the chance at mortality, that it can have another chance. However, I also feel that there are eternal consequences to living our lives in such a way that would shut down the opportunities for further growth and progress of another spirit. These acts are our to make, and they have consequences. Now, if our current lives are not in favor of bringing a child into their mortal experience, we have the opportunity to change our behaviors so that we can be life-givers. Even when the circumstance are not ideal, many women have taken a leap of faith, and generously given of themselves to bring a new life into the world. So very many of them have not regretted this sacrifice, rather this life-choice has given them the courage to continue on a life path that has blessed them. By sharing their life and opening the doors for a new life to enter the world, they have been greatly blessing with new added meaning to their life. The new child has saved them. This is the way of all acts that lead to life and peace. I am not here to judge anyone. My only prayer is that we may all find ourselves making daily choices that will increase life in every aspect. Love to you all.

    • RadOwl says:

      What a great way of looking at it. I tried to make it clear that abortion is not a decision without consequences, that a hugely important important opportunity is lost when a pregnancy is deliberately terminated. But at the same time, the soul is eternal.

  12. Sarah Ross says:

    I have just recently turned 16 years old and had a medical abortion nearly a month ago when I was 15. By boyfriend and his family are incredibly pro-life which made me feel pressured into what I should do, but throughout my life I never wanted children and am too young I believe. I carry guilt, and am really hurting and let it out crying but my boyfriend and his family don’t understand at all. I read your article that supported my perspective and family’s, I want to tell you thankyou and you have given someone hope.

    • Dear Sarah,
      From someone who has been pressured and lived in a very Catholic and fundamentalist world, my heart goes out to you. know what that pressure feels like. I think everything happens for a reason and found over the years, decades to be honest, that there was a whole lot more to be gleaned from my abortion than I ever expected or imagined. A good friend reminded me recently that “I get to choose” – we all should be allowed that, for whatever the situation. As I really sink into that knowing, it makes the guilt and pressures imposed by other people less relevant. I hope you feel better one day, knowing you made your choice and followed your intuition. I have blogged about my stories at if you ware interested in more perspectives like this one. Many blessings to you. Namaste, Christina Haas

    • admin says:

      I feel for you, caught in such a difficult situation. Please tell me you have resolved to always use protection — to insist, if necessary.

      I’m sorry to hear that your boyfriend won’t man up and support you. Beliefs should never get in the way of compassion and supporting one another.

      And finally, if one day you want to be a mother — and there’s nothing saying that day has to be anytime soon — I hope you are blessed. This experience has taught you something really really valuable. If you ever have a child you will cherish it even more. Right now you are grieving what you lost so it’s doubtful being a mother is on your mind, but nothing is lost forever. The God I know loves us too much to condemn us. We live, we learn, and we do better next time. Namaste.

  13. Dina says:

    I had unprotected sex with a person I met a few days ago. I didn’t take the plan B. This stranger was born in June 11th and I was born the very same day. The stranger got offended and blocked from FB. I have no way to contact him. This time I feel I have someone inside me. I wrote a letter today to my possible son in the womb. His name is Uziel, which after research in google, means God is Strong. Right now I am 22,I’ve been independent since 16. I have lived a complicated life and my family is dysfunctional. I’ve lived in a shelter before. If Uziel comes into the world, I can put him at risk of being in the streets with me. I have to wait one more week for my period to come, and if Uziel made it, I am gonna have to let him go. I promised him he can come back later in my life when times get better. Right now Uziel, I am very sorry for letting you, but I know you will be better.

    • RadOwl says:

      Dina, the universe has an amazing way of taking care of those who take care of others. Uziel will help from where he is now to bring into your life what you need. If I was in your shoes I’d ask for a sign. It’s a huge sacrifice for you to give up having him at this time — you never know if the opportunity will come again. And maybe you met the stranger for just this reason. God makes the most from the least. Ask for a sign, and listen for the answer in your heart…please. The decision you are making is momentous.

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