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The Painful Facts

nervous system originates in the brain.
Nerves send and receive signals to feel pleasure, fear or pain.

A baby’s diaper rash causes crying, pain and suffering,
Her torment needs attention , care and buffering,

She is so sensitive to pain, as were you and I ,
The slightest discomfort caused us to cry.

But because this is pain we can not now recall,
It does not mean we didn’t experience it all,

The nervous system is developed in Mom’s womb long before birth,
Of course, most people know this fact, for what it’s worth,

Why else does the babe instinctively move away,
When the medical probe is maneuvered her way?

She does not know the terms “women’s rights“, “choice” and “abortion”,
As she is killed, screaming in a fear and pain filled contortion,

But that baby’s pain simply doesn’t matter in this world of darkened lights,
She missed the boat when the flag unfurled for choice and women’s rights.

Dear child, you are just not old enough to be without pain and fear,
You see, we have too many excuses times one million a year.
May God buffer your pain my little friends when your shortened time is through,
And forgive your Moms and Dads for we may or may not know what we do.

And  ask God to have mercy on us self blinded pretend Christians too,
As we vote for politicians who promote killing your siblings and you.

Dedicated to Chantel

     This  is a repost of the poem written 5/01/2010 in answer to a charge that babies don't feel pain anyway so it's okay to abort them.
 The news today 4/17/2012 (AP news) reports that the fetal pain abortion law which recently came about in three states because of the scientific proof that unborn babies do feel pain is now under attack because people want to kill the little ones anyway in spite of their proven torture.
     Perhaps some day our society will become civilized and history will reveal these acts for the barbarianism that it indeed is. Until then let's keep praying for our youngest most vulnerable minority friends.
-Robert A. Dufresne

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  1. Date: 4/29/2012 9:42:00 AM
    "Thou shalt not kill" You have expaned n the truth of this commandment Robert. Sadly there are those who have no ears to hear and their ability to feel anothe human being's pain is non existent. You give a message that tugs at the heart dear friend.

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 8:18:00 PM
    Still loving this one! Whoever Chantel is, I pray she heard this message loud and clear b4 it was too late. Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 9:27:00 AM
    I believe we are responsible for our actions and that a woman is responsible for bearing her child. There are circumstances, of course, but life is sacred - just ask any living human. Does the soul, seeking physical birth, have a choice? I believe it does. I do not believe in abortion. Good write. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 8:13:00 AM
    Sad isn't it..It is also sad when a young lady finds herself with child when it is not the right time for her to have a child..There should be plenty of children for those couples who are childless to have babies to fill their homes..Sara

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 9:56:00 PM
    where was this poem when I was on debate team and I was anti-abortion?...I could have read this as my charge! Wonderful heart wrapped in science and God! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 8:53:00 PM
    Robert, this is a strong call... I do believe babies can feel everything from day one... it does not matter if they are just a seed... I for one, am hoping for that civilized world one day... murder is murder... thank you for sharing..pd