by Day Sibley
Artist: Evelyn Hockstein
Is it okay to call you that? Before you cancel me, at least hear me out. Yes, you read that headliner right, I am pro-life. Even writing this feels foreign to me, let alone admitting it. If I could rewind time and speak with my younger self, she would be surprised at what I do and don’t agree with anymore. I often ask myself, does this align with my faith? My position now is based on my past experience with the occult and spiritual attacks.
Don’t click off yet! I won’t take too much of your time.
As a former witch, I can tell you right now that what you do physically will affect you in the spirit and vice versa. After doing many readings and channeling, I can say that abortions leave spiritual residue that can affect your health and mental state, such as post-abortion syndrome.
A Sangoma priestess, Dr Thabi, says that if you’re not properly cleansed (spiritually) following a spontaneous abortion, it could lead to misfortunes and setbacks in your life. Including not remorsefully acknowledging the predicament. When I was almost initiated into the Orisha religion, I learned from a dafa-reading that aborting a baby could interfere with ancestral reincarnation. Buddhist monk, LP John Paramai, says if abortions were done in the past or current generation, it could lead to future miscarriages and bad karma. To avoid this, Paramai says pregnant mothers should keep their minds and bodies pure.
Comparative religions demonstrate that this isn’t just a Christian trait, contrary to popular opinion. There are various spiritual practices that share this belief and actuality. It’s also worth noting that this 6.9 trillion-dollar industry started as an eugenics project. Does Margaret Sanger ring a bell?
In spite of being the leaders in pro-abortion campaigns, white women are less likely to have abortions. Willis Krumholz, at The Federalist, reports that most abortion clinics are located in marginalized neighborhoods, and that black and brown women are disproportionately terminating pregnancies compared to white women. On top of that, the mortality rate for pregnant black women are extremely high, according to the CDC. However, the pregnancy itself is not to blame. The cause is medical racism and health-care providers failing to take preventable measures. To me, this is a tool for weaponizing marginalized communities from within. This is one of America’s ways of quietly dismantling family dynamics, including raising the cost of living ridiculously high. Luckily, there are organizations that can help if you are pregnant and in need of resources.
The reason most abortions are committed, according to Lila Rose, a pro-life activist, is because the significant other is not interested in taking on the responsibility of raising a baby. As a result, men play a much more important role than is often acknowledged.
Moreover, I am not ignorant of women who are in abusive relationships, poor, or raped. My suggestion is to explore alternatives to this invasive procedure that adds more trauma to the body and mind. Let’s focus instead on providing resources for finances, counseling, and creating a safe-haven for those affected. It is also important to educate people about the consequences of this procedure and how to avoid it.
I apologize if you felt like I was dictating what you should do with your body. I’m not. I can’t control what you say or do. My goal is to let you know who I am now so that you can, and reconsider your options if you find yourself in this situation.
You’re getting quiet, are we still friends?
Is a multidisciplinary artist based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Art and literature have always been a passion of hers since a very young age. Her work is primarily concerned with faith, politics, self, and human experiences. Furthermore, Day founded two magazines, Dream Noir magazine and Words of the Lamb magazine. Currently, she is pursuing a degree in secondary education at Nevada State University, and she had previously worked in the healthcare industry.