An open letter was posted to popular online discussion venue Reddit last night as a final goodbye to an unborn child that the letter's author plans to abort next week.
"Little Thing," the letter begins, "I can feel you in there [...] It breaks my heart that I don't feel the enchantment that I'm supposed to feel. I am both sorry and not sorry.
"I am sorry that this is goodbye. I'm sad that I'll never get to meet you. You could have your father's eyes and my nose and we could make our own traditions, be a family. But, Little Thing, we will meet again. I promise that the next time I see that little blue plus, the next time you are in the same reality as me, I will be ready for you."
The heartbreaking story, written by Reddit user scaredthrowingaway, was met with little resistance and mostly words of support by Reddit users who left almost 400 comments to the thread in less than a day. But because of the way Reddit is moderated, the pro-life comments were presumably all deleted.
"FYI, The Blaze (Glenn Beck's news blog) just picked up this story and linked to it," one comment warns. "Be prepared to delete a bunch of antichoicers."
The letter continues: "Little Thing, I want you to be happy. More than I want good things for myself, I want the best things for the future. That's why I can't be your mother right now. I am still growing myself. It wouldn't be fair to bring a new life into the world where I am still haunted by ghosts of the life I've lived. I want you to have all the things I didn't have when I was a child [...] I can't bring you here. Not like this."I love you, Little Thing, and I wish the circumstances were different. I promise I will see you again, and next time, you can call me Mom."
While little is know about the letter's author or if this story is true, scaredthrowingaway responded to several comments herself. "I needed to get it all out; having just shards and pieces of a whole thought was starting to become too much," she writes. "I can't do it right now, and I'm working on feeling like that's okay. Thank you for the support. I feel braver."