My brother and I [both Catholic] are going to see my mom several states away Thursday. She has parkinsons and is not in great shape in assisted living.
I just got news from my sister [pro-choice Episcopalian] that my nephew’s girlfriend is pregnant. My nephew, like my sister is bi-polar and very immature in his 20s. [NOT a “couched” justification defense.] We are to stay with my sister and my nephews while visiting.
I was told nothing else. My first reaction was, “I don’t want to hear about this.” Because I was afraid where the conversation would lead. My sister knows I am die hard pro-life. She has asked me to not discuss this with my nephew. He has had a lot of trouble during his 20 something years. I refer to my family as “Dysfunctional Family Robinson” instead of Swiss Family Robinson.
I told my sister I would not bring it up, but now I don’t know if I can do that. I made a promise to my sister, but I am scared they may abort the baby. My sister had one when she was just a little older than my nephew.
I wasn’t going to post this, I tried to just put it out of my mind, but I am worried that this girl will abort the baby, and I have promised to keep quiet. I just don’t think I can stand it. I feel like I have to address the issue, but well as you can see, I am conflicted [and upset] about this.