If my daughter is having an abortion, what is my obligation as a Catholic and as her mother?
My daughter, at 21, is still determined to kill her baby. Until now I have been loving, but clear about the truth and she is still determined. I have prayed and prayed, and now this anger is coming up. I feel that it is a righteous anger, but perhaps it is my pride or simply panic that we are coming closer to my grandchild’s death. All my daughter cares about is her feelings and what she wants.
I do not see how I can continue to share her life experiences since they will be at the expense of the life of an innocent. I do not see how I can look at her without knowing she murdered her child. I want to give her her baby things, tell her I love her, and tell her to “Please do not do this thing, because, if you do, I can no longer be a part of your life.” Is this sinful? As a Catholic, am I supposed to pretend this hasn’t happened? I guess I’m asking what would Jesus do?