This is a meditation on the motherly instinct to protect their child:
If you are considering an abortion, your God given instinct will want to come out and protect your baby. You might be tempted or pressured to lock that instinct inside of you. Please let it out! If you don’t, an internal struggle will tear you apart. That “tearing apart” is one of the reasons we see persons who have aborted with symptoms like depression, suicidal thoughts, alcoholism, drug addiction, inability to maintain relationships, difficulty bonding with surviving children, etc.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said that “The Catholic faith is like a lion in a cage. You don’t need to defend it – you simply need to open the cage door.” Following that line of thought, the maternal instinct is also like a lion in a cage. If you are struggling with the temptation to have an abortion – you simply need to open the cage door to your maternal instinct! Once you do that, you will feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off your shoulders and you will see things in a different light. Your problems might not be over, but you will find that by opening yourself to the Will of God, He will always be there for you!
If you are the mother of a young lady who is pregnant, your maternal instinct will be to protect her. If your idea of “protecting” your daughter is to guide or force her into having an abortion, then consider the consequences aforementioned. In a misguided effort to protect their child, we see many mothers driving their daughters into abortion clinics.