|Posted by Donna Dawson on June 29, 2009 at 12:15 PM|
What would you do if you knew of a solution to early term abortion? Go to a specialist and share it? Go to the media? What if they chose to ignore you? How would you deal with it?
That was precisely the position I was in 15 years ago when I realized that there WAS a solution to this proceedure. It was a beautiful solution and an easy one. So I, in my naivity went to one of Canada's abortion doctors and told him about my idea. He paused for a few moments and I'll never forget his words.
"Yes, I suppose it could work. But it wouldn't be cost effective." And that was that. Years of moral debate were not even considered. The innocent victims on both sides of the fence were brushed aside. Women didn't have the right to choose this alternative because it was not cost effective. It all boiled down to a matter of money. The battle raged on. Pro-choice insisted it was a woman's right. Pro-life staged their protests on behalf of the unborn. And I continued to ask, "have you considered trying this?" to those who I hoped would help.
Each time I mentioned the proceedure, those who could do something drew blank stares, shrugged and asked. "I wonder why no one's thought of it?" But they always left it at that. Until I talked to Terry. Terry is a friend who is in the medical industry and who happens to know people in high places there. I told him of my idea. He got excited. I figured it would just be one more professional who would pat me on the back, tell me what a great idea and forget about it. But not Terry.
He called me a couple weeks later. "I have an appointment for you to talk to one of Canada's top specialists. He's intrigued." I was nervous. We met later that week and within twenty minutes this wonderful doctor had not only told me this was a possible solution to early term abortion but then he proceeded to tell me how it could be done.
"Don't write it in medical text format. Stick with the idea of a novel. You want to get the public's heart on this so they will fight the battle for you." And so I did.
With a uniting of Pro-Life and Pro-Choice, the characters in my novel Rescued play through the circumstances that could possibly end early term abortion and keep both sides of this hostile fence happy. My only regret is that I didn't find Terry fifteen years ago. Imagine how many doctors, lawyers, scientists and just plain wonderful people would walk the earth right now if I had. And imagine how many women would feel free from guilt.
Look for the release of Rescued in 2009-2010.