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11 August 2011

Woman who didn’t want the baby

A worried woman went to her Doctor (who was a Muslim), she said to the doctor:

Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help!

My baby is not even 1 year old and I’m pregnant again. I don’t want kids so close together.

So the doctor said: ‘Ok, and what do you want me to do?

She said: ‘I want you to perform an abortion, and I’m counting on your help with this.

The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady:

I think I have a better solution for your problem. It’s less dangerous for you too.

She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.

Then he continued: ‘You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let’s kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we’re going to kill one of them, it doesn’t matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.'

The lady was horrified and said: ‘No doctor! How terrible! It’s a crime to kill a child!'

I agree’, the doctor replied. ‘But you seemed to be ok with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.'

The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point. He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that’s already been born and one that’s still in the womb. The crime is the same!

"Kill not your children for fear of want: We shall provide sustenance for them as well as for you. Verily the killing of them is a great sin." [Quran 17:31]

Correlated Article - Letter : Dear Mother, Don't Kill me!
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