As an abortionist doctor and a mother, Dr. Christine Henneberg described her struggles with justifying her work with her motherhood in an op-ed article for the New York Times.
“How do I continue to do this work?” Henneberg asked, as reported by Life Site News. “The answer is that there is a connection between my work as an abortion doctor and my work as a mother. It’s just not what most people imagine. It’s not a tension or a contradiction to be reconciled. It’s a symbiosis, a harmony.”
Though Henneberg understands the trauma of abortion, she believes someone has to do it. She used compartmentalization and boundaries to push through in her work until she became a mother.
“As a doctor, I can draw a distinction, a boundary, between a fetus and a baby,” she said. “When I became a mother, I learned that there are no boundaries, really. The moment you become a mother, the moment another heartbeat flickers inside of you, all boundaries fall away.”
To justify her work, however, Henneberg relies on a pro-choice argument. “Nevertheless, as mothers, we must all make choices. And we must live with the choices that aren’t ours to make. We can try to compartmentalize. We can try to keep things tidy and acceptable.” She continued by explaining that mothers all have difficult decisions to make for the love of their children.
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Source: Christian Headlines