In a chilling, and yet inspiring, article in Lifenews, Julia Holcomb tells of her tumultuous involvement with druggie rock star Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, from 1973-76, beginning when she was sixteen. Details of her pregnancy and “Born Alive” abortion are a must-read.
Her conclusion was, “In spite of everything, I do not hate Steven Tyler, nor am I personally bitter…I know that I am also responsible for what happened that day.”
But then Holcomb adds, “Our nation’s young girls, especially those like me, who have experienced trauma and abuse, and are
vulnerable to exploitation should not be used as sexual playthings, scarred by abortions to free their male partners from financial responsibility, and then like their unborn children, tossed aside as an unwanted object.”
She closed with, “I pray that our nation will change its laws so that the lives of innocent unborn babies are protected.”
Pro-choice blogger Jezebel and commenters sympathized with Holcomb’s experience and powerlessness, cussing out Tyler, now a celebrity TV judge on American Idol.
And they could hardly believe an abortionist would allow a live-birth abortion. [The federal Born Alive Abortion Ban was enacted in 2002 and a similar provision was passed in Kansas in 1997 to bar any abortionist from abandoning a child who escapes an attempted abortion.]
But the Jezebelles were really incensed with Holcomb’s pro-life conviction– which they interpreted as forcing others “to bear their abusive partners’ children.”
The pro-choice crowd often enlarges compassion for abused mothers to necessitate the unjust killing of innocent unborn children.
However, Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries, the post-abortion ministry responsible for Holcomb’s article, has heard from, and helped, hundreds, if not thousands, of grief-stricken men and women who regret having aborted children conceived in grief and other less-than-optimal situations.