Trump's statement yesterday was a kick in the gut. [View all]
I thought I had become numb to the hideous and hateful things that spew forth from the mouth of Trump. Yesterdays comments about doctors and mothers deciding whether or not to execute babies really touched a nerve.
This cretin, who wanted his second wife to abort his fourth child, shovels shit and raw meat to his base without even thinking. The termination of a pregnancy, especially at the stage he describes, is never the casual event to parents or caregivers that it would be to a soulless subhuman like him.
Our first child was a miracle who came out kicking and screaming when the doctor believed my wifes six month pregnancy was not going to end in a live birth. All of the medical team went to heroic lengths to ensure his survival. I learned then that they are not dispassionate clinicians unaffected by the success or failure of a pregnancy.
Our third son was stillborn after a full term pregnancy. It was a very painful experience that was only made bearable by the care and compassion of the medical professionals at the hospital. They treated our child, who never took a breath, with the same love and respect they had for any newborn. They wrapped our son in a blanket and I would carry him to my wifes hospital bed several times each day until she was discharged. They gave us comfort and closure.
We had a funeral for our tiny son and he was buried in a local cemetery. When we visited his grave on his birthdays, we would find fresh flowers that we were certain were placed by the nurse who attended to my wife during her hospital stay.
We have a president who has no human perspective on lifes most poignant experiences. He has no concept of humanity. His hateful words are worse than lies. They are poison to our society and paint hideous false images as dark as his heart.