This blogpost is being dedicated to a dear friend of mine, who has recently had much salt poured into many already painful wounds, in the form of truly hateful comments on a post abortive testimony she wrote trying to spare others from going through the same hell she did. In the beginning, the commenters were unaware of some very recent trauma. I expected that when they found out, they would show some sympathy and back off. Nope!! Sick!! They only got worse. This bothered me on a number of levels. For one thing, these were ADULTS!! They should know better and not keep intentionally hurting someone. This is a very likely reason why we have so many angry and violent children. It also bugs me because so many times I have stood up for the other side (of any issue, not just pro life/choice), saying that it was possible to have respectful dialogue, while not agreeing with them, which is something I’ve been very blessed to experience first hand.
It is my sincere wish that people of all ages learn to peacefully handle disagreements, stop trolling, etc so that others like my friend can stop going through such hell. Why must someone always insert a contrary opinion?!
Please keep in your thoughts and prayers my friend and all other victims.