So, I am not into religion, at all. Well, I have family who are major bible thumpers, as in not believing in Dinosaurs majorÖ I recently got into an argument with my Aunt about abortion. She wants it outlawed completely, and I was trying to explain how it is good, and sometimes it is needed. She quoted the bible to me: ďGenesis 1:27 says that God created man in his own image. Everyone is created in His image including pre-borns. The only one who gives life and takes life is God. Not his creations. We canít judge and choose, we need to trust and have faith in our Creator." So I am writing her a story. This is the first chapter:
Blinking open her eyes, the first thing she saw was blinding white light. Moving her hand to block it out, she noticed it was covered in bandages. Glancing to her left, she saw that hand was the same.
"Good morning, I see youíre finally awake. You were starting to worry us there," came a cheery voice. Gasping, the woman jerked her head to see an aging gentleman standing in the door way.
"Iím sorry, but I donít seem to know where I am," she said, her voice wavering.
"Thatís alright. Itís to be expected after the type of trauma youíve received," he said as he walked closer to her. "My name is Dr. Bates, and I have been with your case since the day you arrived." After a small pause, in which he gave her a bright smile he continued. "Do you remember your name?"
"My name," the woman echoed, "NoÖNo I donít think I doÖIs that bad?" Panic had begun to set itself into her voice, so Dr.Bates quickly reassured her that it was to be expected after that type of trauma.
"Trauma. You keep saying that word. What do you mean?" The woman tried to sit up straighter, but a pain in her abdomen stopped her mid motion. She would have lifted the blanket to look at the cause, but her hands were wrapped so she couldnít use her fingers. She could also feel a bandage going around her head, and her jaw was extremely sore.
"I donít know any better way to tell you this, but youíve been raped. It happened two nights ago, just a couple blocks from here. It appears like you put up quite a fight, and we did manage to get some of his DNA from your finger nails. The police are searching for him as we speak," Dr. Bates said, as a look of horror dawned on the womanís face. He was about to reassure her when his pager went off, and he was forced to excuse himself, trying not to notice the sheen of tears in her eyes.